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How to create a retro gaming man cave

How to create a retro gaming man cave

For many of us, old school gaming is not just nostalgic, it’s more than that. It brings back emotions that have been tucked away since our childhood. So, now you’ve got your own house or apartment to fill, and at some points you must be…

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The design and re-design of retro games

The design and re-design of retro games

Product design is an extremely different field from graphic design. Whereas the former specialises in a lengthy on-screen and off-screen process to produce a physical component, the latter requires everything to be done in one on-screen place to create a digital or print element. The…

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Book Review: Acorn – A World in Pixels

Book Review: Acorn – A World in Pixels

I was recently sent a review copy of ‘Acorn – A World in Pixels‘ by Idesine. As a rule I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself, but this one really did peak my interest. As ever with review copies of…

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My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

It’s always exciting when another book from Bitmap Books drops through the letterbox. This time it’s the turn of the Atari 2600/7800 to get the Bitmap Books treatment. I’m a bit of a fanboy of Bitmap Books. I’ve got all their Visual Compendiums, as you…

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This Your Sinclair Tipshop Tiptionary was one of the best sources of retrogaming tips before the internet

This Your Sinclair Tipshop Tiptionary was one of the best sources of retrogaming tips before the internet

If we need help these days, on a subject, skill or hobby, all we have to do is reach for the internet. The world wide web can help us enjoy all our entertainment and hobbies. If we have old toys from the 80s that have…

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Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

It’s pretty rare that I get offered things to review, and I have refused quite a few when I have, as I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself. But when I was contacted by the publishers of this book, I…

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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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