DOS Games Message Board
DOS Games Discussion
A message board to talk about DOS games, get help, and find old games.
Do NOT post warez or abandonware requests please
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


Crosscountry Canada - finally got around to doing this one!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DOS Games Discussion Forum Index -> Game Reviews
Author Message
kyol
Newbie
Newbie


Offline
Joined: 21 Nov 2014
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:19 pm     Post subject: Crosscountry Canada - finally got around to doing this one! Reply with quote

Hey guys! Huge DOS game fan and long-time lurker. My housemates and I have been putting together a videogame news podcast called Gnarcade, as well as video reviews and things like that. I've started a new segment called 'Quit to DOS', and the first episode is for Crosscountry Canada!

Check it out, and let me know what you think! Critique welcome. Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgm56In8sC4

Cheers!
Back to top
wardrich
"Some Troll"


Offline
Joined: 14 Sep 2002
Posts: 3944
Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, I loved this game! This and Island Rescue took up a good chunk of my computer time as a kid.

Great review and welcome to the forums!
Back to top
kyol
Newbie
Newbie


Offline
Joined: 21 Nov 2014
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:22 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, brotato! Also, I completely forgot about Island Rescue until this very moment - holy crap!
Back to top
tienkhoanguyen
PSEUDOCODER


Offline
Joined: 05 Sep 2014
Posts: 2683
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:24 pm     Post subject: Re: Crosscountry Canada - finally got around to doing this o Reply with quote

kyol wrote:
Hey guys! Huge DOS game fan and long-time lurker. My housemates and I have been putting together a videogame news podcast called Gnarcade, as well as video reviews and things like that. I've started a new segment called 'Quit to DOS', and the first episode is for Crosscountry Canada!

Check it out, and let me know what you think! Critique welcome. Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgm56In8sC4

Cheers!


Is it possible if you can do everything in written form? I am a big reader and would prefer that format! I have pretty much done away with YouTube, TVs, and such. I try to stay away from the media as much as possible unless it is in the form of a "personal" writing.

I have found it to be more personal and touching to the soul. Just be yourself, I would really like to read your videogame review.

Thank you for putting it together even if you decide not to do anything except YouTube! Happy
Back to top
wardrich
"Some Troll"


Offline
Joined: 14 Sep 2002
Posts: 3944
Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:37 am     Post subject: Re: Crosscountry Canada - finally got around to doing this o Reply with quote

tienkhoanguyen wrote:
kyol wrote:
Hey guys! Huge DOS game fan and long-time lurker. My housemates and I have been putting together a videogame news podcast called Gnarcade, as well as video reviews and things like that. I've started a new segment called 'Quit to DOS', and the first episode is for Crosscountry Canada!

Check it out, and let me know what you think! Critique welcome. Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgm56In8sC4

Cheers!


Is it possible if you can do everything in written form? I am a big reader and would prefer that format! I have pretty much done away with YouTube, TVs, and such. I try to stay away from the media as much as possible unless it is in the form of a "personal" writing.

I have found it to be more personal and touching to the soul. Just be yourself, I would really like to read your videogame review.

Thank you for putting it together even if you decide not to do anything except YouTube! Happy


On the contrary, I prefer the YouTube format. It provides better view of the gameplay itself, and allows us to not focus solely on the review (I can be doing something else while listening to the review).
Back to top
DOS Wolf
Lord of Gaming
Lord of Gaming


Offline
Joined: 28 Oct 2014
Posts: 240

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:08 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I myself like videos, but can not watch much of Youtube due to my internet connection. But there is something to be said for written reviews as well. However, we do not have to worry so much about grammar, spelling mistakes and if they capitalized a letter or not. Shit-Eating Grin I shall give the video a look when I can.
Back to top
Quadko
Darklander
Darklander


Offline
Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Posts: 1997

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

@Dos Wolf: Hey, have you had any luck with youtube downloaders to get around connection issues? I've used them occasionally when I had slowness or constant interruption trouble, but I haven't used them often. Of course, if it's a internet different problem, that may not help. Happy
Back to top
DOS Wolf
Lord of Gaming
Lord of Gaming


Offline
Joined: 28 Oct 2014
Posts: 240

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:55 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is the thing that pops up when having YouTube problems, I never click on them because I have heard they are dangerous.
Back to top
tienkhoanguyen
PSEUDOCODER


Offline
Joined: 05 Sep 2014
Posts: 2683
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:30 pm     Post subject: Always be safe and on target! Reply with quote

My laptop warns me that certain events and installations to watch may be unsafe.
Back to top
Quadko
Darklander
Darklander


Offline
Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Posts: 1997

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely not that! This would be finding some program elsewhere to "download youtube to mp3/mp4 local file" depending if you want video or audio. I don't have a specific one to recommend, but I've had good luck on google the few times I wanted to download an mp3 of something I watched. Usual caveats apply "installing 3rd party software off internet" of course. Happy

I'm glad for the browser virus scan, but I hate it when I'm told "this is rarely downloaded, should I delete it?" - Yes it's rarely downloaded, I just uploaded it to my own website and I'm the first one to touch it! Tbbbbbth!
Back to top
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac


Offline
Joined: 05 Dec 2010
Posts: 2384

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Quadko wrote:
This would be finding some program elsewhere to "download youtube to mp3/mp4 local file" depending if you want video or audio.

Just in case, I think the YouTube Terms of Service actually prohibit that:
Quote:
4. General Use of the Service—Permissions and Restrictions
YouTube hereby grants you permission to access and use the Service as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:
<...>
C. You agree not to access Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Service itself, the Embeddable Player, or other explicitly authorized means YouTube may designate.

Quote:
5. Your Use of Content
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of Content.
<...>
B. Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content. YouTube and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.
Back to top
Quadko
Darklander
Darklander


Offline
Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Posts: 1997

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, yes, that looks right. Oops. Shit-Eating Grin

I'm so used to overcoming technical hurdles to streamline music and movies use that I bought under the fair use laws that I didn't really even think about it other than not stealing movies or songs. Speeches and funny ads and meme videos and... lots of other such things.

However, I also note lots of weasel words in that legalese like "solely as intended" - but less explicitly listed as what's intended by whom. Between the CYA and the "shocked, shocked I say, to find gambling at Rick's" and original content owners (video review creators!) often being happy if someone wants to download their stuff, I'm somewhat of the opinion it would take a bevy of lawyers and years of court cases to untangle what's legally binding and what's just "company threw it in but it's against the law or unenforceable" contract stuff. However, Google could certainly afford such lawsuits, and I can't. It has been interesting when courts hold sections of contracts and terms of service non-binding - it's not a "go straight to jail and do not pass go" situation, that's for sure.

But thanks for pointing out the lack of caution in my stated opinion. I think you're returning the favor, as I recall. Cool
Back to top
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac


Offline
Joined: 05 Dec 2010
Posts: 2384

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:02 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Quadko wrote:
I think you're returning the favor, as I recall. Cool

I'm not sure what event you're referring to?
Back to top
Quadko
Darklander
Darklander


Offline
Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Posts: 1997

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:40 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries. I was thinking about the dosbox embedding w/ games conversation we were having - assuming I remember it right. Tbbbbbth!
Back to top
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac


Offline
Joined: 05 Dec 2010
Posts: 2384

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:21 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, you're right, I have forgotten about that.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DOS Games Discussion Forum Index -> Game Reviews All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group and Ask an Expert
Also powered by Darren and the other admin and mods' hard work! ;)