Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Kiyeko and the Lost Night March 14, 2009

Storybooks

Kiyeko and the Lost Night

Kiyeko and the Lost Night (UbiSoft – ages 4-10), which we first looked at in beta, is a beautifully illustrated interactive storybook about a magical adventure set in the Amazon rain forest (more…)

 

Kiyeko and The Lost Night February 6, 2009

Storybook

Kiyeko and The Lost Night

We took a look at a beta of Kiyeko and The Lost Night (UbiSoft – ages 4 & up). The mellifluous voice of Ben Kingsley introduces the story, the characters, and tells you what’s what on the screen (more…)

 

Saturday Night Live Goes Political January 19, 2009

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Popular Culture

Saturday Night Live Goes Political

Saturday Night Live Goes Political (Berkeley Systems) is a collection of video clips, fragments from scripts, and a handful of games, all concerning American politics from Nixon to Clinton (more…)

 

Opening Night December 12, 2008

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Opening Night

Perhaps the best of the new creativity tools is Opening Night (MECC – ages 8 & up). This powerful program casts you as author, director, producer, stage manager, lighting crew, orchestra, and everything else required to put on a show (more…)

 

Van Gogh: Starry Night October 20, 2008

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Art

Van Gogh: Starry Night

Van Gogh: Starry Night (The Voyager Co.) is based on the research of Albert Boime, the UCLA art history professor who first noted that Van Gogh’s masterpiece was in fact astronomically accurate (more…)