NES-Bit Magazine System issue 1

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Sep 302011
 
NES-Bit Magazine System issue 1

As reported a short time ago, a new zine titled NES-Bit Magazine System was in the works and now it’s finally here in all its glory. Created by the Nintendo community, the zine is devoted to the NES with articles, reviews and much more. With a colourful design and enthusiastic team of writers, this is

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Sega Pro issue 2 digitally archived

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Sep 302011
 
Sega Pro issue 2 digitally archived

It’s quite rare to find any Sega Master System coverage in magazines online, so it’s all the more welcome to have another fine Sega Pro issue digitally archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. Although there are some fine Mega Drive games covered in this issue from December 1991 – James Pond II, F-22 Interceptor and Decap

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Retrogaming Roundup 39

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Sep 292011
 
Retrogaming Roundup 39

The Septmember 2011 edition of Retrogaming Roundup has been released. The monthly podcast features news, articles, interviews and more on classic gaming. Regular sections include the Top Ten feature (Text Adventures), Hardware Flashback (Having An Arcade Party), Gaming Trivia, The British Hour, URLs and emails, and more. There is also part one of the Geoff

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Dunjon Battler released on Commodore 64

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Sep 272011
 
Dunjon Battler released on Commodore 64

As the game’s title screen might suggest, Dunjon Battler seems simple enough: “Destroy monsters with your sword,” “collect treasure chests for health,” “find the chalice to win.” However, don’t let that simplistic three sentence plot fool you into thinking that this is a simple game. Hidden beneath the surface is a fun little dungeon explorer

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The Retro League episode 100

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Sep 232011
 
The Retro League episode 100

It’s the big 100 for The Retro League, as they’ve hurled towards that centenary episode in a flash this week – three episodes in as many days! The – normally – weekly podcast features news, articles and discussion on all things related to retrogaming. Naturally, this week, the guys celebrate their 100th episode by replying

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A guide to restoring classic gaming magazines, the Out-of-Print Archive way

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Sep 222011
 
A guide to restoring classic gaming magazines, the Out-of-Print Archive way

Many people may not know just how much work goes into digitally archiving the classic gaming magazines at Out-of-Print Archive. Co-admin at OoPA, meppi, guides us through the process from scanning, editing and restoring these magazines to their former glory. Here, you will see examples of scanning four separate parts of one page so that

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The Retro League episode 98

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Sep 212011
 
The Retro League episode 98

The Retro League is a weekly retrogaming podcast that covers news, articles, links and more. This week, the Retro League team continues their retro countdown by covering the year 1998. Hot topics include Top 100 NES games that still matter, while in Virtually Retro, Parasite Eve II and 1950s Lawn Mower Kids are featured on

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Covermount Capers: Amstrad Action issue 4

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Sep 202011
 
Covermount Capers: Amstrad Action issue 4

In this first of our new series of articles, we look back at the more interesting, the historically significant and the just fantastic freebie covermounts. What better way to start than by looking at Amstrad Action issue four’s covertape from its Christmas 1985 Special Issue, which is surely one of the most important covermounts in

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Beastball prototype emerges on the Sega Mega Drive

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Sep 192011
 
Beastball prototype emerges on the Sega Mega Drive

If you’re a fan of Speedball 2 then you will want to check out this prototype of the previously unreleased Beastball. Although released under Brutal Sports Football on the Jaguar, DOS and Amiga in 1993, the planned Mega Drive and SNES versions by Spectrum Holobyte were never released and remained lost to gaming… until now,

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Sep 192011
 
Edge Grinder released on Commodore 64 & Amstrad CPC

For the first in a series of Format Wars, Edge Grinder has been simultaneously released on both the Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC. Format Wars is a collaboration between programmers of different formats to come together to convert a C64 game to another platform, in this instance, the Amstrad CPC. The original C64 game was

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