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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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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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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 17 – August 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 17 – August 1985

Let’s continue my look at old ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer magazines and take a look at the next issue of Your Spectrum, this time from August 1985. All images are taken from the ever-awesome Internet Archive. Here is the full magazine if you want to…

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Mean Machines

Name: Mean Machines Publisher: EMAP Year: 1990 Country of origin: UK Category: Books, Comics, Mags Tags: computer magazines Notes: Mean Machines was a short-lived multi-format video game magazine in the UK which was published between 1990 and 1992. The magazine actually started as a section…

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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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5 Main Differences Between Students in the 90’s And Today

5 Main Differences Between Students in the 90’s And Today

Students in the 90s lived a different life than modern students have now. Different interests, different fashions, and different technologies meant life in the 90s was a completely different experience. While modern students may be meeting dates and making friends through social media, students in the 90s…

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10 of the most successful models of the 1980s

10 of the most successful models of the 1980s

We’re obviously in changing times now, but back in the 80s, glamour models and pin-up models were certainly a big part of the (male dominated) culture. Many UK teens were enamoured with the likes of Samantha Fox and Maria Whittaker. Sam Fox even had a…

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The UK’s rich video game history

The UK’s rich video game history

In my continuing excitement about the upcoming Spectrum Next computer, which continues the legacy of the classic Sinclair ZX Spectrum and all its iterations, I’ve been reminiscing about just how great the UK gaming scene has been over the years, and still is now. Even…

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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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When modems were sexy

When modems were sexy

Perhaps not actually ‘sexy’, but there was a time when modems were pretty goddam exciting. I had seen WarGames and fallen in love with the idea of computers talking to each other. David Lightman had that modem where you actually put the phone handset into…

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