From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years Kickstarter campaign
Feb27

From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years Kickstarter campaign

From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years is another exciting project just announced by Gracious Films following on from their amazing From Bedrooms to Billions documentary on the birth of the UK games industry (full review of From Bedrooms to Billions coming soon!) . As the title may suggest the The Amiga Years concentrates on just the Commodore Amiga and will greatly expand on the coverage of the Amiga in their original film....

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Castlevania Spectral Interlude released for ZX Spectrum
Feb15

Castlevania Spectral Interlude released for ZX Spectrum

Excitement levels are running high here at RGC Towers with the news that we can now finally play the long awaited Castlevania Spectral Interlude on our 128K machines. Spectrum communities around the globe have been eagerly awaiting the final release of the game ever since the tantalising demo was released by Sanchez a while back. The game is no disappointment either, pushing the 128 to its limits with stunning visuals and sound which...

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33 year old ZX81 1K ZX Chess world record broken
Jan28

33 year old ZX81 1K ZX Chess world record broken

Wirtten by David Horne in 1983 1K ZX Chess was a masterpiece of elegant programming The unassuming looking record holder Who would have thought that this small, cheap and unassuming piece of hardware could have been the catalyst for a world record that has stood for 33 years? The feat in question was one achieved by Artic Computing’s ZX81 title – 1K ZX Chess, a game that amazed all by only taking up 672 bytes of memory...

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Synths of Rage by 30th Floor Records
Jan22

Synths of Rage by 30th Floor Records

If you owned a Sega Megadrive in the 90s, you have no doubt played Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2, the often copied but never equaled beat-em-ups that enthralled kids and adults alike. Not only were the games smash hits, the soundtracks were too. Composed and produced by Yuzo Koshiro, Kyoji Kato, and Motohiro Kawashima these tracks are timeless and still sound as fresh today as they did whilst wrapping a pipe around a punks...

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Spotted! Low serial ZX Spectrum for sale on ebay
Jan16

Spotted! Low serial ZX Spectrum for sale on ebay

This low serial Sinclair ZX Spectrum certainly has the lowest Issue 1 number I’ve ever seen for sale and is currently on ebay (at time of writing). Serial Number 001-000009 is up for ‘Buy It Now’ at a cool £6000. Whether this is just cashing in on the current renewed interest in the ZX Spectrum or not, the price is not for the faint of heart. But will we ever see an earlier Spectrum for sale? Link to ebay ‘Buy...

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Argos Catalogues from the 70s, 80s and 90s
Dec27

Argos Catalogues from the 70s, 80s and 90s

Argos No. 1 – 1973-74 Argos No. 17 – 1982 Spring Argos No. 21 – 1984 Spring Summer If you are anything like the folks here at RGC Towers, your mind is firmly set in the past, probably somewhere between 1970 and 1990. So what could be better than imagining you are back in 1982 browsing through an Argos mail order catalogue and dreaming of the shiny new console you just might be getting that Christmas? Well thanks to...

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