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  1. New book explores the afterlife of the floppy disk

    New book explores the afterlife of the floppy disk

    The once ubiquitous floppy disk, which started its decline after Apple decided not to bother with a floppy disk drive on its new "Bondi Blue" iMac in 1998, now lives on mainly in skeuomorphic-form as the "Save" icon. But the floppy disk doesn't want to die, and Floppy Disk Fever, the first...
  2. 50 Years of Text Games: From Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon - upcoming book

    50 Years of Text Games: From Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon - upcoming book

    50 Years of Text Games is a new book exploring the history of the oldest video game medium - text. The book, by Aaron A. Reed, is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, and has smashed through it's initial goal. As well as the obvious classics such as Adventure and Zork - the book also...
  3. New Book: Acorn – A World In Pixels

    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...
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    Bitmap Books to launch atari 2600/7800 visual compendium

    Bitmap Books are continuing their Visual Compendium series with the Atari 2600 and Atari 7800. Like the previous books in the series, the guide will be a visual nostalgia-fest for fans of the Atari consoles. Previous books in the series have included C64, ZX Spectrum, NES, SNES, Amiga...
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    “Invasion of the Space Invaders” by Martin Amis to be republished.

    Invasion of the Space Invaders by Martin Amis is to be republished this month. The book, which is subtitled “An Addict’s Guide to Battle Tactics, Big Scores and the Best Machines” was originally published in 1982 and has long been out of print. You can pre-order from Amazon here.
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