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  1. News New Book: Acorn – A World In Pixels

    Available later this month is Acorn – A World In Pixels, a book showcasing the games history of the BBC Micro and Electron. The book contains 476 pages and featured a foreword by Richard Hanson of Superior Software, and cover illustration by Ste Pickford. Television and radio presenter, Iain...
  2. Feature Ashtrays, Bread bins and Toastracks: A guide to retro computing slang (updated 28 Jan)

    Like most hobbies, Retro Computing comes with its own set of slang, and fan-created nicknames for products. Sometimes they are affectionate, sometimes derogatory – but one things for sure, if you’re new to the hobby you will have no idea what people are talking about! This document is a...
  3. Feature Read Me: The best retro gaming reads (October 2019)

    Read Me is a regular column where we collate the best recent reads on retro gaming. The Sumerian Game: The Most Important Video Game You’ve Never Heard Of Kate Willaert of A Critical Hit has researched early computer games and tells us about the first game with a narrative, The Sumerian Game...
  4. Feature Mastertronic Cassette Colour Codes

    As you might guess from the spelling of colour in the title, I’m from the UK. And in the UK in the eighties only the rich kids had microcomputers with disk drives. The rest of us made-do with cassette tapes. And if you collected computer cassette tapes then there is no way you wouldn’t have...
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