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The Amazing Neon Knights Retro Arcade in Essex

The Amazing Neon Knights Retro Arcade in Essex

I recently attended a great gaming night at the Neon Knights arcade. What’s the Neon Knights arcade, I hear you ask? Well, let me explain. In a nutshell it’s a fantastic retro arcade in Leigh-on-Sea, near Southend-on-Sea in Essex, run by some awesome people. But…

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The Fantastic Art of Nick Davies from Your Spectrum Magazine

The Fantastic Art of Nick Davies from Your Spectrum Magazine

I recently finished my look through all the old Your Spectrum magazines from the 80s. I really did love it. What a great magazine. One thing that stood out to me was some amazing artwork by Nick Davies. I’m pretty sure he carried on into…

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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 20 – November 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 20 – November 1985

I’m still looking at old ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer magazines while I wait for my new ZX Spectrum Next to arrive. This time I’m looking at the penultimate issue of Your Spectrum, Issue 20 from November 1985. All images are taken from the ever-awesome Internet Archive. Here…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 19 – October 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 19 – October 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 19 from October 1985. All images are taken from the ever-awesome Internet Archive. Here is the full magazine if you want to take a closer…

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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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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 16 – July 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 16 – July 1985

The long awaited Spectrum Next is hopefully coming out this month, so it’s time for me get back into taking a look at the last few issues of Your Spectrum magazine, to get back into a Speccy frame of mind, as explained in my first post…

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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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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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