Controversy: How To Be A Complete Bastard

We continue our ‘How To Cause A Complete Controversy’ feature where we look back at the computer and video games that have caused outrage and controversy. This time, we, fittingly, look at the game that inspired this feature’s title and caused a lot of fuss in the letter’s pages of Amstrad Action… [...]

Back in Time: October 1985, Amstrad Action issue 1

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact, we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. So today, in a special edition of Back in Time, we take a look at the very first issue of Amstrad Action. [...]

Official release of Raze issue 2 at Out-of-Print Archive

Yes, courtesy of Newsfield Publications, the official release of Raze issue 2 has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. The issue was scanned by Mort and edited for the Out-of-Print Archives by triverse. For this release you will find the following accompanying online articles: Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Wings of Fury and Robocop 2 reviews on the Amiga and the classic Populous on the Mega Drive. [... read more ...]

Interview With Alf Yngve (SEUCK Legend) at Retro Garden

Alf Yngve is a well known coder in the Commodore 64 scene and he has produced many SEUCK (Shoot ‘Em Up Construction Kit) games over the past decade. Retro Garden recently conducted a superb interview with Alf and discussed his early gaming roots, coding in SECUK, having his games published on Commodore Force magazine covertapes and more… Weblink: Alf Yngve interview at Retro Garden

Retro Respect: Rick Dangerous 2

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact, we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. Already this week, we’ve looked at AA’s top ten games of all time. So today, we take a look at that highest rated game of all time.

Amstrad Action All Time Top 10 Games

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we’re featuring articles all week specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine. Following on from the tribute magazine, we publish, for the first time, Amstrad Action’s Top 10 Games of all time.

Your Game 4 voting commences

           Your Game is a Russian game development competition for the ZX Spectrum. The deadline has passed and voting has commenced for the participating ten game entries (listed below). The deadline for voting is 1 October 2010, after which the results will be announced.  The games are available to download for free, but you will need a TR-DOS compatible Spectrum emulator to play them, [... read more ...]

Making of... Amstrad Action tribute magazine

Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we’re featuring articles specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine all week. Today, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the Amstrad Action tribute issue was produced. [...]

Standard SEUCK compo 2010 launched

Following the success of the Horizontal SEUCK compo, The New Dimension have decided to host another one, this time for standard sideways SECUKs. There has been one game entered already, Stormbird by Anthony Burns. This is a World War II shoot-‘em-up game that was inspired by Capcom’s 1942 and 1943 games and comes with atmospheric greyscale visuals. Weblink: http://tnd64.unikat.sk/Vertical_Seuck_Compo_2010.html

Retrogaming Times Monthly 76

Retrogaming Times Monthly 76 is now available to read/download. The monthly html retrogaming ezine features news, reviews, interviews and more on classic gaming from the 1970s to the 1990s. RTM can be read online or downloaded to view later on any browser. Past editions can also be found in the archives section. Highlights this issue: Redefining Retro One More Time Show Report — 2010 Big [... read more ...]

Amstrad Action: History in the Making

[Amstrad Action, the first magazine from Future Publishing, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week and to celebrate that fact we will feature articles all week specifically related to the Amstrad’s number one magazine. Today, we take a nostalgic trip back through the magazine’s history.] Amstrad Action was without doubt the most successful and popular magazine in its field, giving Future Publishing the success to launch [... read more ...]

N64 Magazine issue 1 at Out-of-Print Archive

N64 Magazine issue 1 from April 1997 has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. The high quality scanned and edited magazine is courtesy of meppi and can be downloaded in full from the OoPA website. Also accompanying the release are four chosen online articles from the N64 Magazine: Lifting the Lid article on the N64, Super Mario 64 review, Mario Kart 64 review and Pilot Wings [... read more ...]

Review: RetroManiac issue 1

Hearing about and reading RetoManiac was like a rollercoaster for us. First we were up with the excellent points of this new ezine, the next, we were zooming back down with some of the lesser good points. Let us explain ourselves here… First things first, RetroManiac is a new Spanish retrogaming ezine, produced in glorious PDF and available to download for free. It contains some [... read more ...]

QBIQS released on MSX

    One of the most anticipated new games releases on the MSX is finally here. QBIQS, which has been in development for four years, has been completed and entered into the MSXdev ’10 game making competition. The game is a remake of Konami’s Quarth, a puzzle game/shoot-’em-up hybrid arcade game that was released in the arcades in 1989 and subsequently converted to a handful [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 43

Commodore Free issue 43 is now available to download. 2A63U6MF9QNM Commodore Free is a monthly retrogaming ezine that comes in TXT, PDF, HTML, SEQ, and D64 (C64 disk image) and covers the Commodore range of computers. [...]