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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 Best Retro Mobile Apps

The Best Retro Mobile Apps

Where would we be without our trusty smartphones, eh? These little devices that we carry about everywhere with us have begun to rule our lives and offer us every little service that we could possibly want. There are apps to do everything you could possibly…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 21 – December 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 21 – December 1985

For the past year or two, I’ve been slowly going through all the old issues of the Your Spectrum magazine in the run up to the launch of the ZX Spectrum Next. Funnily enough, in my first article about the Your Spectrum magazine, I mentioned…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 18 – September 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 18 – September 1985

My look at old ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer magazines continues. This time we’re looking at the next issue of Your Spectrum, Issue 18 from September 1985. All images are taken from the ever-awesome Internet Archive. Here is the full magazine if you want to take…

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The Evolution of Pac-Man Games

The Evolution of Pac-Man Games

Planned and designed by Toru Iwatani, Pac-Man is without doubt one of the most iconic video games of all time. Obviously, Mario and Sonic are universally known to gamers and non-gamers alike, but I would argue that the aliens from Space Invaders and the Pac-Man…

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Top Ten Nostalgia ZX Spectrum Games

Top Ten Nostalgia ZX Spectrum Games

My excitement for the upcoming Spectrum Next is rising. It’s making me think back to all the great ZX Spectrum games that I grew up with. Literally grew up with. Some of my earliest memeries, when I was six years old, are of playing on…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 15 – June 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 15 – June 1985

It’s been a long time since I took a look at the Your Spectrum magazines (as explained in my first post about old Spectrum mags). But the new Spectrum Next computer is nearing launch, so I thought I would catch up with the remaining mags…

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5 of the best retrogaming mini consoles

5 of the best retrogaming mini consoles

Video games have been a part of popular culture for decades. Music and movies obviously offer a big nostalgia hit for many people, but for some people it’s the memories of their first gaming experience that really gets them going. However, finding a 30-year old…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 10 Dec 1984

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 10 Dec 1984

My look through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines continues, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 10…

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The most influential video games of all time

The most influential video games of all time

There was a time when children and adults had to make their own kind of entertainment. Board games, cards, riding bikes or playing football were popular of course. These were old standards until the invention of video games. The first games had their share of…

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