Over the years, I’ve produced various reviews of games and other programs for Main Menu on ACB Radio Mainstream, and Innovations on The Global Voice Internet Radio.
This page contains an archive of my reviews from the above sources for products and services that are currently available. Reviews for products that are no longer available are not included.
Click on a product’s name to download the respective review.
Please keep in mind that these reviews are presented for information purposes only. If you experience problems with the software discussed in these presentations, contact the product’s manufacturer as I cannot provide technical support.
Reviews From Main Menu
Since Main Menu was originally broadcast in mono, most of the reviews below are in mono unless otherwise stated.
- Lone Wolf by GMA Games
- Shades of Doom by GMA Games (stereo review)
- Monkey Business by ESP Softworks (now available from Draconis Entertainment)
- Alien Outback by ESP Softworks (now available from Draconis Entertainment, stereo review)
- Packman Talks by PCS Games
- Talking Typing Teacher by MarvelSoft
- GMA Tank Commander by GMA Games (stereo review)
- Sarah and The Castle of Witchcraft and Wizardry by PCS Games (stereo review)
Reviews from Innovations
Innovations was a technology show on The Global Voice. Here are the reviews and features I’ve produced for this excellent show.
- The Victor Reader Stream’s Search Capability
- Baen Books’ Ebooks for Disabled Readers Demo
- The HumanWare Companion for the Victor Reader Stream
- System Access Mobile Network and the Victor Reader Stream
- Q9 Action Game by Blast Bay Studios
- Composing Music with Sonar and JSonar for JFW
- Entombed by Driftwood Software
- The Optional Soft Pak Add-On for the Victor Reader Stream
- The 7-128 Software Game Book:
- * Ivona Text-To-Speech Software and Voices
- Note that it is no longer possible to purchase voices directly from Ivona, but you can now get them from NextUp Technologies, creators of the excellent TextAloud program.
Links to Companies
The following is a list of links to companies mentioned both on this page and in the above presentations.
- Draconis Entertainment
- PCS Games
- GMA Games
- Baen Books
- ReadAssist (go here to sign up for Baen’s E-Books for Disabled Readers Service)
- Victor Reader Stream from Humanware
- System Access To Go (free online screen reader from Serotek)
- Blast Bay Studios
- CakeWalk, creators of Sonar and other music software
- Driftwood Software
- Online Documentation for Entombed
- Victor Reader Stream Soft Pak Add-On Page
- 7-128 Software
- Ivona Text-To-Speech
- NextUp Technologies, a dealer of Ivona, Acapela and Nuance voices for their TextAloud product. Ivona voices are available as SAPI5 voices.