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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 19 – October 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 19 – October 1985

Great advert. Great product name. These are pretty great deals! Quite a lot of discount for 1985. Check out the process above that you had to go through in order to claim the discount though! Long before the internet of course. I love reading breaking…

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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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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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Old ZX Spectrum games – Derby Day

Old ZX Spectrum games – Derby Day

In the run up to the launch of the extremely exciting ZX Spectrum Next, as well as reviewing old issues of Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair, I thought I’d take a look back at some of the games that made me fall in love with…

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Is Sensible World of Soccer the Greatest Football Game of all Time?

Is Sensible World of Soccer the Greatest Football Game of all Time?

Electronic Arts’ FIFA series and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer are the two giants of the footballing video game world these days, and there’s no denying the brilliance of both franchises. The problem is, with each annual release tweaking the gameplay and options slightly it becomes…

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