Computer and Video Games’ landmark issue 174 digitally archived

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Oct 282011
 
Computer and Video Games' landmark issue 174 digitally archived

It’s fair to say that following the departure of the legendary Julian Rignall in the early 1990s, the world’s first dedicated videogaming magazine, Computer & Video Games, suffered badly. Despite the efforts of some well known editors and journalists, the magazine lost favour amongst its fans and they, like Rignall, departed for pastures new. Step

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Retrocade Magazine launches

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Oct 272011
 
Retrocade Magazine launches

Retrocade Magazine has just premiered its first issue. With an emphasis on arcade gaming, the retrogaming ezine is available to purchase in PDF digital format for $4.99. I know what you’re thinking – well, we certainly were: “$4.99? This better be the best darned digital magazine ever.” And on first impressions – nice cover and

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94 Super World Cup Soccer kicks off on the Master System

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Oct 262011
 
94 Super World Cup Soccer kicks off on the Master System

SMS Power continues its Autumn of Dumps with the unearthing of two elusive Korean Master System games. First up, and of most interest to us, is 94 Super World Cup Soccer which was developed by Open in 1994 – yes, they were developing Master System games in 1994. The 1994 World Cup may have had

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Dire Job (Trabajo Basura) released on ZX Spectrum

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Oct 262011
 
Dire Job (Trabajo Basura) released on ZX Spectrum

The Mojon Twins have been hard at work updating their La Churrera game engine for the ZX Spectrum with the release of v3.99. Not only that but they have spent two whole afternoons developing a new game to showcase this new engine. Trabajo Basura, which we are assured, translates as Dire Job, is a classic

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Komoda issue 5

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Oct 252011
 
Komoda issue 5

We’ve mentioned the Commodore 64 retrogaming ezine, Komoda, before, but we must emphasize our delight when we see a new issue released, what with its classic retro graphics style design and content to match. It really is a must read. OK, it’s in Polish, but Google Translator (or a similar package) can be your best

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GunLord Available to pre-order for Dreamcast and Neo Geo

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Oct 252011
 
GunLord Available to pre-order for Dreamcast and Neo Geo

With an emphasis on “exploring huge worlds and blasting off enemies”, GunLord bears more than a little reseblence to the Turrican series, and that’s no bad thing as the classic Commodore 64 run-‘n’gun platformer is one of our favourite games. Developed by NG:DEV.TEAM, GunLord is available to pre-order for the Sega Dreamcast, Neo Geo MVS

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The Retro League episode 104

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Oct 202011
 
The Retro League episode 104

Just seeing the catchphrase “Who You Gonna Call?” as the sub-title of this week’s Retro League podcast stopped us in our tracks and we pricked up our ears. We’re massive fans of the Ghostbusters film and the many video games that has materialised over the years – as our big feature in Retroaction issue 3

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Retrogaming Roundup 40

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Oct 182011
 
Retrogaming Roundup 40

We hit number 40 of the Retrogaming Roundups and the monthly podcast is as fresh and interesting as ever, with news, discussion, and interviews on all things classic gaming. This month’s returning sections include Hardware Flashback with the Williams PHOF, Guinness Gaming Records, Top Ten with Game Controllers, The British Hour and more. This edition

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Prince of Persia Finally Gets Ported To The Commodore 64

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Oct 182011
 
Prince of Persia Finally Gets Ported To The Commodore 64

It’s astonishing to think that Jordan Mechner’s 1989 platform game, Prince of Persia – famous for its fluid animated rotoscoping visuals and matching gameplay – was never given a release on the Commodore 64, and yet that was the case. According to Mechner, he couldn’t get anyone to port his game to the C64 as

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Nintendo Age Volume 5 Issue 3

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Oct 172011
 
Nintendo Age Volume 5 Issue 3

With Volume 5 Issue 3, NintendoAge displays a superb new look – very retro. The videogaming ezine, which is getting back into its monthly release, contains articles on everything to do with Nintendo, from articles to reviews. This issue’s main feature is Action 52, an article on the quest to find a copy of the

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