Commodore Format Power Pack 62 now available – 19 years on
Jul09

Commodore Format Power Pack 62 now available – 19 years on

The final issue of Commodore Format back in October 1995Carrying on where they left off… Those wonderful guys over at www.CommodoreFormatArchive.com have carried on where Commodore Format magazine left off, 19 long years ago and released Power Pack number 62 as a download over on the Commodore Format blog. This free download features exclusive games and some of the very best C64 titles of recent times. You know the slogan; Got a...

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Level Up music video and interview with Tek Force
Jun27

Level Up music video and interview with Tek Force

Interview with Tek Force RGC: Hi Tek Force, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Tek Force: No Prob, and I appreciate how you guys have shown me love! RGC: Describe yourself and your style of music. Tek Force: Well of course at the very core, my music is hip hop, I do what you would call traditional hip hop, in some of my other songs. Songs like “Level Up”, fall into the “Nerdcore” Genre, where musically...

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The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels – Kickstarter campaign by Chris Wilkins
Jun25

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

As many of you already have probably gathered from a quick look around the site, since it’s release I have had a rather (obsessively so sometimes!) fondness for Sir Clive’s first colour capable computer the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. I was overjoyed to hear that Chris Wilkins, the man behind two recently successful Kickstarter campaigns for retrogaming related books (Ocean The History and US Gold a very American, British...

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The History of US Gold – Kickstarter campaign
May23

The History of US Gold – Kickstarter campaign

Seems like it’s the year for retro books on Kickstarter, what with Artcade, The Megadrive/Genesis: Collected Works and Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium already having been funded. This campaign has also already been funded but still has 20 days to run (at the time of writing this article) and is for a 200+ page, softback book on the famous Birmingham based, British software house U.S. Gold. If you grew up in the 80′s and...

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Jupiter ACE for sale – bidding starts at £10000
May16

Jupiter ACE for sale – bidding starts at £10000

No, this isn’t drawing your attention to an auction for a special solid gold Jupiter ACE encrusted with diamonds, but a once in a lifetime chance to own the rights to the entire Jupiter ACE brand. Included in the auction are the original development tapes, an archive of unpublished software titles including masters and trial editions, some Jupiter ACE hardware including some dev hardware, original artwork for the Jupiter...

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From Bedrooms to Billions – Ben Daglish on the originality of early games
May13

From Bedrooms to Billions – Ben Daglish on the originality of early games

  This is an excerpt from ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ a ’2 hour’ feature length documentary movie telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present. See more at: http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com Pre-order the film before the 31st May 2014 to get a 4 clip film bundle on ‘Manic Miner’, ‘Elite’, ‘Deus Ex Machina’ and...

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