Amstrad Retroaction issue 1 DRAFT 0.2

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Sep 292019
 
Amstrad Retroaction issue 1 DRAFT 0.2

This was an aborted Amstrad CPC magazine project that was planned to be released at the end of 2016 as a year-end type annual. Unfortunately, the project came to a halt and it never saw the light of day. So here is the magazine in PDF from, re-named to Amstrad Retroaction to distance itself from the original title. To tidy things up somewhat, the magazine has been stripped down to 32 pages, with the blank/unfinished pages taken out.

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Retroaction Summer 2019 – Tenth Anniversary Special Issue

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Jul 142019
 
Retroaction Summer 2019 – Tenth Anniversary Special Issue

So here we are, resurrecting the past again for the tenth anniversary of Retroaction. Yes, ten years. It was actually 4th February 2009 that Retroaction issue one hit the digital highway. Some of this content appeared on Retroaction’s website and other sites, while others have since disappeared through the years. While some of this issue’s content may be online somewhere in some form, we feel these articles would be better presented within these digital pages –- as they were meant to be.

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Mar 022012
 
Back in Time: March 1992

It’s another month, which means another retro helping of ‘Back in Time’.  This time we go back twenty years to take look at the best videogaming magazines from March 1992. This was a time when the quirky platformer Harlequin appeared on the Amiga, WWF Wrestlemania grappled all comers on all formats, Buck Rogers showed everyone

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Mar 012012
 
Retro Gamer celebrates its 100th issue

Back in 2005, it seemed unlikely that Retro Gamer would survive past issue 20, never mind 100. Fortunately, the magazine was revived by its current publishers and still produces the goods to this day, content and design wise. With its 100th issue, the Retro Gamer team have pulled out all the stops and packed the

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PC Player issue 2 digitally archived

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Feb 242012
 
PC Player issue 2 digitally archived

With the PC being this author’s main gaming platform for nearly 20 years, it would be unsurprising to see a return to the digital archiving of PC Player. As this author has mentioned previously, the magazine was vastly underrated with superb content and design, so hopefully, people everywhere can now see what was so great

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Mega issue 2 digitally archived

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Jan 212012
 
Mega issue 2 digitally archived

This author has spoken about his fondness of the Mega Drive magazine, Mega, for some time, here and here, but has it really been two years since the release of Mega issue 1? Apparently so. Well that is going to change as one this author’s favourite gaming magazine of all time will start to appear

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Back in Time: January 1992

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Jan 132012
 
Back in Time: January 1992

New year, new ‘Back in Time’ article. This time we go back twenty years to take look at the cream of the videogaming magazines from January 1992. This was a time when the Sega magazine scene was kicking off big time with two new launches, Sega Force and MegaTech, while the first dedicated Nintento mag,

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Retro Gamer issue 98

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Jan 112012
 
Retro Gamer issue 98

As Retro Gamer rushes headlong towards that milestone 100th issue, we are treated to yet another fine issue. Taking centre stage is SNK’s Metal Slug, as the team look at the making of the classic run-‘n’-gun games. Other standout articles include Coin-Op Capers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, In The Chair With… Bruce Everiss, The Making

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Jan 082012
 
RGCD C64 Game Development Competition 2011

The RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition 2011, to give the full title, has recently been concluded with the judges’ results. This very author was kindly asked to serve as one of the judges and it was an honour to play through the games and comment on them. Some games were familiar already having

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Back in Time: 2011

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Jan 022012
 
Back in Time: 2011

As another year has just ended, we take a look back at the year’s highlights: the games, the ezines, magazines, podcasts and other retrogaming activities…   One of the first homebrew games reported in January 2011 was 1,000 Kung-Fu Maniacs. Developed by Alf Yngve and released through Psytronik, the game follows the kung-fu exploits of

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