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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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How Retro Games are Making a Comeback

How Retro Games are Making a Comeback

We are spoilt for choice by the quality of video games and other online games we have available today. Many of the modern games are so realistic, they could easily be mistaken for watching a movie or a sports event. Today, it is possible to…

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Why is smartphone gaming still so popular in 2021?

Why is smartphone gaming still so popular in 2021?

When assessing modern-day gaming options, things have never been so good. From classic games to new releases, these types of creations can be sampled on a wide variety of different platforms. A hugely popular device for many gamers in 2021 is the smartphone, but why…

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I got a chance to test the new Piepacker online retrogaming platform

I got a chance to test the new Piepacker online retrogaming platform

I was recently contacted by Piepacker about their new retrogaming platform, and it just so happened it was right after I had heard about them on either The Retro Hour or This Week in Retro podcasts. Their name had stuck with me and their offering…

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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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