VOGONS


First post, by Lawnie

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

Long-time lurker, irregular poster here. I was told in no uncertain terms to start blatantly advertising my content. I hate shilling my own wares but here goes!

GET OFF MY LAWN: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCj_mkYyeGIb9MPSdb74ykA

What is it?
GET OFF MY LAWN is a PC gaming channel devoted to titles from the past. I mostly cover stuff from 1979-1999, though there are exceptions.

Why bother?
There are plenty of hardware-focused PC channels, but not as many PC-specific retro gaming channels. Those that do exist tend to do fully informed playthroughs or reviews of games, or just stick to game footage without commentary. I focus on everything else. Lists, opinion pieces, blind playthroughs, and discussions.

What makes you different from the hundreds of other retro channels?
Aside from the relentless upload schedule (4-7 videos per week, every week) and my own suspect personality on top, I do a huge variety of different shows. In Random DOS Game Show I pick a game at random and play it blind with a 20 minute time limit. In addition to scripted opinion pieces there's also unscripted off-the-cuff green screen discussions about games and mods I just fancied talking about. For every hundred DOS games I play there's a Top 25 of titles I think are really cool, and a pile of other random lists and countdowns. There's also a series where I force someone who isn't a gamer to play DOS FPS games from the early 90s, she's about to hit Doom next so that's fun.

Why are you advertising here?
I'm already subscribed to the likes of Kris and Phil who regularly post here anyway, so I figured I'd join in. I've gone a year and a half now without any type of advertisement whatsoever aside from setting up basic social media feeds. My subscriber base is entirely organic and I'm very proud of doing it the old-fashioned way. It was time to 'go wide' though, now that the growth is beginning to snowball.

So yeah, if for some reason your subscriptions weren't already overflowing with retro content and you needed even more... here you go!

Last edited by Lawnie on 2021-02-07, 12:09. Edited 1 time in total.

GET OFF MY LAWN - Yet another retro PC game review channel.

Reply 1 of 9, by Lawnie

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

Update the first:

Because I release so much cra great content I'll update this thread once a week with highlights rather than spamming every video.

The TIE Fighter Total Conversion for X-Wing Alliance is on the horizon, I'm on the dev team so I've been putting out a lot more content about that. First there was some Beta footage courtesy of my homage to Freeman's Mind in "A day in the life of a distinctly average gunboat pilot" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1xUXv9vJZk . Then there was the full-blown green screen discussion James Randomly Talks About... the Tie Fighter Total Conversion Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e2ao4wlhJo .

This week was a bit of a hot streak in terms of games breaking the twenty minute time limit. With Death Rally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUnVoSAtNHg , Centurion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNLxchuAtvE and Heretic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZcIdiSluhE all going the distance. I've never had four in a row but this came very close with some excellent entirely random selections.

In addition to all this, I also released a video about the power of representational graphics, and how pixel art and early 3D can actually be superior to more modern attempts, that's over there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ6_I7QYPzo

That's almost two hours' worth of content in one week. Trust me, I won't be doing that much again any time soon!

GET OFF MY LAWN - Yet another retro PC game review channel.

Reply 2 of 9, by Lawnie

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

Update the second!

A relatively quiet week compared to the last, as predicted! There were plenty of strange titles to peruse through including enjoyable blind playthroughs of Moraff's Entrap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--a1xbQJZAM and The Catacombs of Nemon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEduDeJrOhg .

In addition to this I also ran down the ten games that keep coming up in the channel over here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El310gxhpl0

Will next week be better? Will I stop spamming Vogons? Find out, next time.

GET OFF MY LAWN - Yet another retro PC game review channel.

Reply 3 of 9, by gerry

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

hi - I like your channel, nice coverage! I thought 10 stupid mistakes in doom was funny too! I also paged down the list, lots of variety there

with 'smaller' channels it can be hard work turning out content, with all the work that can involve, only to find a video you did last year only has a few dozen views - but know that people do stumble across them over the years. I've stumbled over lots of smaller channels over the years by searching for particular titles or other subjects and some are real gems.

Yours is a good addition and it is being, and will be, appreciated

Reply 4 of 9, by Lawnie

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie
gerry wrote on 2021-02-16, 15:26:

hi - I like your channel, nice coverage!

Thank for the support Gerry! Yeah, like I said near the beginning of the channel, the best time to do this was in 2006 and unfortunately it's definitely not 2006 anymore! So you just have to grind your way up into people's collective view through a combination of content and time. There are so many content creators now that it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.

GET OFF MY LAWN - Yet another retro PC game review channel.

Reply 5 of 9, by Lawnie

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

Update the third!

As Gerry mentioned in a previous comment, this week I went back to the Doom well and pulled out 10 Stupid Mistakes You Can Make Playing Doom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omCD7P9fBK4

I also had the pleasure of dying repeatedly in a terrible playthrough of the fantastic Little Big Adventure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAcu08FdUe0 and recovered my towel in the best text adventure game of all time, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfipJYpjJ9s

There was also a Skunny playthrough, but we don't talk about Skunny here.

GET OFF MY LAWN - Yet another retro PC game review channel.

Reply 7 of 9, by foil_fresh

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

You're kinda like my DOS gaming Shaman, wise with the knowledge of what fruits to enjoy and which poison to avoid. I might not watch everything (in fact I kinda avoid the text based ones or the EGA/CGA titles) but have definitely had a few vids that have made me load up a game or 2. And for that, cheers!

Reply 8 of 9, by Lawnie

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

Update the fourth!

This week I was seriously unwell so it was a pretty quiet one, but still managed to stumble through the brilliant MDK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tllM3ylFCA which is stupidly influential. I also switched to Linux by default, which has changed significantly since I last used it.

Then there was a short special by subscriber request on making platformers more palatable with DOSBox Pure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6BnDj3r1GA

I'd just like to say a big thank you to all the new subscribers I've been getting from here and the compliments in this thread! I've never been compared to a shaman before, but hopefully I'll acquire enough knowledge to pass myself off as one! I'd respond every time I see a new message but I don't want to constantly be bumping this. Forum etiquette and all that!

GET OFF MY LAWN - Yet another retro PC game review channel.

Reply 9 of 9, by buckeye

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
Lawnie wrote on Yesterday, 10:21:
Update the fourth! […]
Show full quote

Update the fourth!

This week I was seriously unwell so it was a pretty quiet one, but still managed to stumble through the brilliant MDK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tllM3ylFCA which is stupidly influential. I also switched to Linux by default, which has changed significantly since I last used it.

Then there was a short special by subscriber request on making platformers more palatable with DOSBox Pure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6BnDj3r1GA

I'd just like to say a big thank you to all the new subscribers I've been getting from here and the compliments in this thread! I've never been compared to a shaman before, but hopefully I'll acquire enough knowledge to pass myself off as one! I'd respond every time I see a new message but I don't want to constantly be bumping this. Forum etiquette and all that!

Been watching the videos of the latest Xwing Alliance and Tie Fighter mods, keep up the good work!

Foxconn Q45M E8400 Core2 Duo 3GB DDR2 800 BFG Geforce 7950GT 512MB X-Fi Xtreme Music 500W XP SP3
Intel SE440BX P3 450 256MB 40GB Voodoo 3000 16MB SB 32pnp 350W 98SE
MSI x570 Gaming Pro Carbon Ryzen 3700x 16GB DDR4 Zotac RTX 3070 8GB WD Black 1TB 650W