Streaming movies from floppy disk on a 31 year old TRS-80 Model 4p
Dec05

Streaming movies from floppy disk on a 31 year old TRS-80 Model 4p

And you thought that movie streaming was something fairly new didn’t you? Well, I’ll be honest with you, we weren’t all streaming Dr. Who from floppies back in the mid 80s but yes, it can be done and here is the video of it happening on a 1983 TRS-80 Model 4p to prove it. For more info on how it was done click here....

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The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels Volume 2 – Kickstarter campaign by Chris Wilkins
Dec03

The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels Volume 2 – Kickstarter campaign by Chris Wilkins

Following on from his successful first book (delivery of that one is imminent, yay!) Chris has decided to make it a 3 part series with the 3rd part being available at a reduced price for Kickstarter backers of the first 2 books. Published by Fusion Retro Books, The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels Volume 2 will follow the same format as the first book and contain 100 games, each with its own double page spread and short review. The...

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega – a new games computer based on the ZX Spectrum
Dec02

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega – a new games computer based on the ZX Spectrum

Jaw dropping new bit of kit? I must admit to exclaiming “What the **** is this?” when I first came across this a day or so ago. As anyone who knows me or reads these pages knows, I am more than a little bit of a ZX Spectrum evangelist. So to see what appears to be a cut down gaming version of my beloved machine was to say the least a shock. Add to that the fact that Uncle Clive is actually involved in a ZX Spectrum based...

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Atari: Game Over documentary – a short overview
Nov23

Atari: Game Over documentary – a short overview

Most gamers have heard the stories of Atari’s burial of it’s stock of ET The Extra-Terrestrial cartridges in the desert landfill of Alamogordo. What no-one knew is exactly what they would find there. This 66 minute documentary, produced by Xbox Entertainment Studios and directed by Zak Penn, charts the excavation of the site and what they unearthed. With narratives by Howard Scott Warshaw and Nolan Bushnell, ET game...

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Brighten up your games room with a Game Map
Nov15

Brighten up your games room with a Game Map

The Game Map is a 60 x 80 cm imaginary map that is loosely based upon an area of Tokyo but features streets and other landmarks made up of the names of over 500 games. The map also features other references from throughout the history of gaming from the 50s through to the modern day. Game Map is printed in 7 colours including 3 metallics and the Original Open Edition litho print is now available for £25 plus p&p. There is also a...

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RETRO Video Game Magazine Year 2 Kickstarter 3 days to go
Nov13

RETRO Video Game Magazine Year 2 Kickstarter 3 days to go

RETRO Video Game Magazine is back for another year and needs your help. Well, actually it doesn’t because it is fully funded, but the good folks here at RGC Towers don’t want you to miss out! Only 3 days left on the RETRO Kickstarter with some great savings to be made against subscribing later on. You can even pledge a higher amount and get the first years run too (including the now sold out and much coveted first...

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