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->This ''is a floppy disk. If seeing one of ''these'' gets you excited, then have I got a treat for you! LGR: commentary, history and snark on retro computer games and more! Floppy disks, big box PC games, odd hardware and software, ''Franchise/TheSims'' series, stories of tech history, first-person thrift-shopping, and [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] on games that make no sense!''
-->--[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR-IuEAJpWc Channel trailer]]

''Lazy Game Reviews'' is an [[VideoReviewShow online video game review show]] by Clint Basinger reviewing games mostly for [[IBMPersonalComputer PC]], UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum and UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh, as well as reviews of ''Videogame/TheSims'' series. [[NonIndicativeName Despite the title]], reviews are actually extremely extensive and detailed.

The channel is divided into several shows:
* The normal reviews, where he goes over some game or hardware. He goes over good and bad points and says his recommendation.
* LGR Plays: A 20 minute or so video of him playing some game. Usually doesn't play the game for another episode, except in some cases.
* Oddware: As he puts it, reviewing "hardware and software that is odd, forgotten, or obsolete".
* LGR Thrifts: Footage and commentary on his shopping sprees at thrift stores.
* Tech Tales: A few minutes on the history of a company that was around back in the early days of personal computers.

You can watch his reviews [[http://www.youtube.com/user/phreakindee on Youtube]].
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!!Lazy Game Reviews provides examples of:
* AccentuateTheNegative: He is a snarky reviewer, so it's bound to happen. Aside from that, he does a good job of weighing the pros and cons of games he reviews.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Happens quite often, with a LampshadeHanging in the ''ChexQuest'' review.
* {{Angrish}}: In the ''Pharoah's Tomb'' video, he progressively breaks down into anger as he recalls loving the game as a kid, but hating it now because of the level's MalevolentArchitecture and poor hit detection.
* ArcNumber: 17. Why 17? [[RunningGag Because it's an odd number. Very odd.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In his review of TheSims 3: Master Suite Stuff:
-->"I've grouped the items from this stuff pack into four groups: crap, more crap, useless crap, and pajamas."
* ArtifactTitle: As acknowledged several times, over the last few years the title "Lazy Game Reviews" is no longer accurate in any way -- his videos are highly comprehensive and not lazy, he covers topics other than games, and a large portion of his videos aren't even reviews.
* AuthorAppeal: He's a huge ''Duke Nukem'' fan, and tends to reference the series in his videos.
* AuthorAvatar: His ''VideoGame/TheSims'' reviews will often feature himself as a sim, toting his self-made Lazy Game Reviews T-Shirt.
* BadassBeard: Which reaches down to his chest. He shaved it off after watching ''Film/TheHobbit'', though.
* BerserkButton:
** He ''really'' doesn't like invasive DRM (security features in games to stop them from being pirated. An always-online requirement is a good example of this.) He actually used the fact that it was riddled with DRM as a reason for not including Diablo 3 ''anywhere'' on his list of the "Top [[ArcNumber 17]] games of 2012."
** Proprietary ports also strike a nerve with him. Understandable, as this creates plenty of NoBackwardsCompatibilityInTheFuture scenarios with the retro gear he acquires, and this, makes it hard if not impossible to get them running.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: In "LGR Plays: The Sims 2 University"
-->"So if your Sims had certain points, or whatever... or no parents, or 'previously abducted by aliens', you'd get scholarships."
* BrokeTheRatingScale: After playing ''{{VideoGame/Doom}}'' with the Thrustmaster Pinball Wizard controller, [[http://youtu.be/-UHVFohpCqU?t=13m12s he gives it 10 stars out of five.]]
* ButWaitTheresMore: Inverted in his review of [[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims]] 3's expansion pack ''Master Suite Stuff''.
* CallBack:
** The boxed edition of GrimFandango he mentions getting during his March/April 2013 wrap-up video makes an appearance at the beginning of his review of TheIncredibleMachine.
** The [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Katy Perry Sweet Treats House of Pain"]] from his review of "The Sims 3: Katy Perry Sweet Treats" makes a reappearance during his reviews of the Sims 3 Expansions ''Diesel Stuff'' and ''Supernatural''.
*** The utopian future in the ''Into the Future'' expansion reminded him of ''Sweet Treats'' in theme. So what does he do? Set everything on fire.
** His ''VideoGame/CitiesSkylines'' review opens up with him saying the exact same thing he said in the opening of his ''VideoGame/SimCity 2013'' review.
* TheCastShowoff: Has a pretty good DukeNukem impression that he'll show off at any opportunity.
* CatchPhrase:
** "NOPE!"
** He starts off most videos with a hearty "Greetings!"
* {{Corpsing}}: Happens a lot in the "LGR Plays" videos:
** In the ''Train Simulator 2012'' video, his train derails... except instead of just going off the tracks, it flies through the air as if he hit a nuclear bomb.
** In the ''Barbie Super Sports'' video, he discovers a completely pointless "feature" in the in-line skating mode: a water fountain at the store. He is insanely amused by it, and laughs probably even harder than he did in the ''Train Simulator'' incident.
** It's debatable in the ''Goat Simulator'' video if he was trying to keep a straight voice, since the game is silly by nature.
* DeadpanSnarker: Oh ''god''.
** A notable example is his review of ''Mario Teaches Typing''. When gameplay finally began, he gave an extremely technical explanation of how keyboard input works over what he called very dull gameplay.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: This is one of his main things, along with being the SnarkKnight.
* DoubleEntendre: He will drop one whenever he can get away with it. For example in his NCR-386 review...
-->''"It's just particular in how it likes its disks inserted. I suppose if I had big black disks stuck in me all day I would be particular as well."''
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Aside from his first video mentioned above, he made quite a few console reviews before finally settling on computer gaming.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: At the beginning of his ''Sims 3 University'' review, he shows a few other games in the background as he holds the cover up, as a typical opening to his videos. One of them is the 2013 ''VideoGame/SimCity'' reboot, with [[TakeThat "DRM"]] written in Sharpie over "City." It later shows up in the review of ''[=SimCity=]'' itself.
* GoshDangItToHeck:
** The strongest words he will use in his videos are 'crap' and 'frig'. It doesn't mean his language is exactly clean.
** He does have a (bleeped) PrecisionFStrike moment at the end of his ''Extreme Boards and Blades'' review when finding out there was a sequel.
** A ''typed'' PrecisionFStrike pops up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNYJpMQnW3o&list=PL3BC2ECCF73B81434&index=21 his Golden Oldies review]], at the end of a session with Eliza.
* InsaneTrollLogic: PlayedForLaughs in the ''Depth Dwellers'' review.
* HellIsThatNoise:
** Invoked in LGR Plays ''Skyscraper Simulator'', where starting a game provides an obnoxiously loud screech. Naturally, it's brought up multiple times as the main reason that ThisIsGonnaSuck.
** In his Creative Game Blaster review, he found playing ''Test Drive 3'' wasn't exactly the best choice of game to play with the sound card.
** He had to turn off the sound when reviewing ''Vette!'' because revving engine was done through the PC speaker which he describes as "instant ear rape".
* HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure: Whenever possible, he measures devices using completely nonsensical items for scale. For example:
** When reviewing the Compaq Contura Aero, it was the same width as a PSP candy case and the length of a set of ''huge'' keys, as in the kind used to open doors.
** In the Zenith Z-171 review "It's about the same size as two oversized clothespins. So if you have one of these, that says about how big it is."
** The Bernoulli Box, at least the model he has, is about same size as a few half-chewed Garfield chew toys.
** Clint was about keep this going on the AverMedia Live Gamer Pro recording device with nonsensical items, until finally settling that it's footprint was about the same as an Xbox 360 controller.
* LamePunReaction:
** He groans about the ThreeDO's name, which is a pun on "audio" and "video".
** A reaction to the back of the "Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats" box:
-->"'In Katy Perry Sweet Treats discover a sweet new hangout' [[SarcasmMode hur-durr, how clever and punny]]."
* LetsPlay: His "LGR Plays" series, where he plays through both old and new games for about 20 minutes or so. Unlike standard Let's Plays, he doesn't continue any series past one episode, the only exceptions being his ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' playthrough and a three-part playthrough of ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}'', if only because his party died on the third episode.
* NoPlotNoProblem: If there's a game that has this or any other unexplained aspect, Clint will create something to varying levels of absurdity and yet it'll still make some amount of sense.
* PaintingTheMedium: Sort of. Clint mentions before he got an HD camera that he likes the old look his original camera gave his videos as it gives it a sort of {{Retraux}} look. At least that's what he kept telling himself.
* PopUpVideoGames: He is quickly disappointed when he finds out Disney's ''Coaster'' isn't one of these even though the main menu make it look otherwise.
* PrecisionFStrike: Profanity is almost never used outside of Duke Nukem videos, but in the review of ''Zoo Tycoon'', he names the bathrooms a variety of juvenile names, but the last one is named "Take A Giant Shit". It's only in text, so it's also a FunnyBackgroundEvent.
* RunningGag:
** Practice MOOOOOOOODE...
** Appearances from the Female Lazy Game Reviewer.
** Clint's joking love of chairs.
** Santa Clint reminding normal Clint it's December and he needs to do Christmas-based game reviews.
* ShapedLikeItself:
** When he reviews the ''After Dark'' screen savers:
--> '''Clint:''' And then there's "Doodles," which simulates random doodles.
** In one game review he mentions the game's "disk-shaped disk" and "manual-shaped manual."
** In the ''Mario Teaches Typing'' review he explains that inside the box you'll find...box insides.
* ShoutOut: ''Many.''
* ShownTheirWork: Most of the LGR videos are 7+ minutes long. He goes the extra mile talking about the development of the game, the people behind it, and the history of ALL its releases and ports.
* SickEpisode: The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry' episode, where Clint had to use a [[MachineMonotone text-to-speech system]] to provide narration.
* SlasherSmile: Starts off [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlPJcWf1DeA&index=1&list=PLB9FA1979AB986522 one video]] this way...
--> '''Clint:''' All right, enough of the Richard D. James face.
* SoBadItsGood: [[invoked]] He says this about ''[[VideoGame/SimCity Streets of SimCity]]''.
* ThemeTune: He used a cut version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ueh9bNe4shI Vaxeen 4U]], before he stated that he pretty much grew tired of openings in general.

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