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Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2

Name: ZX Spectrum +2 Manufacturer: Sinclair (Amstrad) Year: 1986 Country of origin: UK Category: Computer Hardware Tags: Sinclair Notes: I was very proud to be a Spectrum owner back in the 8-bit days and the 128k Spectrum +2 was the second model that I owned,…

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The ZX Spectrum Next: A new Spectrum computer gets Kickstarted

The ZX Spectrum Next: A new Spectrum computer gets Kickstarted

I’m a big supporter of Kickstarter. I’ve backed several projects on there. Mostly books but occasionally other things. The ZX Spectrum Next project which launched today is probably the one that I have been most excited about though. At the time of writing this blog…

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Top Ten 80s Watches

Top Ten 80s Watches

This post is in response to the Pop Culture League’s Challenge on Listicular Fortitude. I’m a big fan of watches of all kinds. I’m still stunned that people can make those tiny intricate mechanisms in analogue watches now, let alone over 100 years ago. But…

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My Retrogaming History

My Retrogaming History

I’ve enjoyed reading/listening to other people’s posts/podcasts about their gaming history so I thought I would write mine. Particularly after just attending Revival Events this past weekend where it really struck me how different everyone’s gaming backgrounds were. It just highlights how rich the world…

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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 11 – Building the Control Panel

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 11 – Building the Control Panel

To be honest, the control panel was one of the parts of the build I was most nervous about. I had a specific idea in mind for the control panel. A lot of people build control panels that are square but I stubbornly wanted to…

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What I Would Want in my Retro Man Crate

What I Would Want in my Retro Man Crate

I was recently asked by Man Crates to write a post about what I would want in my retro man crate. They’ve got some pretty cool gift ideas on their site and a retro one obviously caught my imagination. So here goes with my Top…

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Top Ten Joysticks

Top Ten Joysticks

I find it funny that joysticks are kind of a relic of the past now. Kids these days don’t seem to even know what they are. Nowadays you mostly have things like gamepads, joypads, Wii controllers, touch screens and even gesture control, but you only…

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The Retromash Book List

The Retromash Book List

I’m a big fan of art books and coffee table books and I’m a sucker for just buying any kind of retro books off Amazon. The list below is the current bibliography gracing the shelves of Retromash HQ. Some are recent Amazon acquisitions, some are…

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Possibly my favourite magazine of all time

Possibly my favourite magazine of all time

I love magazines. There’s just something about them that I love. It’s a medium which gives you a glossy interface into a niche interest which, when done well, can feel like you’re enjoying a conversation with like-minded friends. Your Sinclair is probably my all time…

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Game Zone

Name: Game Zone Publisher: Dennis Publishing Year: 1991 Country of origin: UK Category: Books, Comics, Mags Tags: computer magazines Notes: I can’t find too much information about this mag online but I still have at least 6 issues myself from back in the day. I’m…

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