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    ZX Spectrum Jim Blimey releases ZX Spectrum themed virtual keyboard for Windows

    https://jimblimey.itch.io/zx-virtual-keyboard
  2. Feature What's on the Xbox Game Pass for the retro-gamer?

    Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service for players with Windows, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. Once subscribed you have access to over 100 games, but which ones might be of interested to the retro-gamer? Here is a list of all the Xbox Game Pass games we think fit the bill. (We've included the...
  3. News Oliver Twins launch new ZX Spectrum Dizzy Game: Wonderful Dizzy

    The first completely new Dizzy Adventure from the Oliver Twins in 28 years was released Friday 18th December 2020 for ZX Spectrum! The twins teamed up with the team who made the 2017 Crystal Kingdom Dizzy remake to create the game. Wonderful Dizzy is inspired by L Frank Baum’s book The...
  4. News Book relaunch: Florin’s ZX Spectrum Haul of Games

    Last year Paul Davies released a book with a collection of his ZX Spectrum game reviews. Davies; who writes for Fusion magazine, Indie Retro News and Retro Gamer magazine; has now teamed up with Fusion Retro Books to relaunch the book via crowdfunding. Florin’s ZX Spectrum Haul of Games has a...
  5. News Yazzie now available as Mega Drive cart at Mega cat Studios

    Yazzie, the platform-puzzler from RetroSouls is being released as a physical cartridge for the Mega Drive / Genesis by Mega Cat Studios. The game which is also available as a download for the ZX Spectrum and MSX platforms on the RetroSouls website, was launched as a download for the Mega Drive...
  6. News Speccy Mag Crash set for relaunch

    Fusion Retro Books, who specialise in publishing books and magazines on retro and the history of video games have announced that they are planning to bring back the much-loved ZX Spectrum magazine, Crash. Chris Wilson, founder of Fusion Retro Books says: “With Roger and Oli’s blessing, as well...
  7. News SubBlitz: a less problematic take on the classic Blitz game

    If you’re of a certain age, you’ve probably played Blitz or one of its clones. Blitz was a clone of a previous game called Air Attack, for the Commodore PET, which itself was based on a description of the arcade game, Canyon Bomber by Atari. Blitz was cloned all over the place, not least...
  8. News Emulator ZEsarUK to add MSX support

    It looks like the emulator ZEsarUX is to add support for the MSX system, as can be seen by the Youtube video below: The emulator by Cesar Hernandez Bano, currently supports Sinclair and ‘sinclair aligned machines’ such as Amstrad CPC Jupiter Ace and Sam Coupé. ZEsarUX runs on multiple...
  9. News BASIC 10-liner celebrates tenth anniversary

    The BASIC 10-liner contest is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and has just announced the results of this year’s competition. The rules of the contest are simple. You need to write a program in BASIC in just ten lines for an 8-bit computer. There are four categories, which we’ve...
  10. News New multi-platform text-adventure, The Curse of Rabenstein, out now

    Commodore Plus/4 Version The Curse of Rabenstein is a new horror text adventure from Stefan Vogt. The game is available on multiple formats: Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum Next, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS and should you wish, ‘modern PC’. Vogt has previously...
  11. 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...
  12. Feature A/V Output: Round-up of the best retro gaming podcasts and Youtube gubbins (Sept 2019)

    In A/V Output we take a gander at the latest podcasts and YouTube videos of interest to the retro gamer! If we’re missing your favourite podcaster or YouTuber, let us know and we’ll take a look. Its been a while since we’ve done one of these, so lets catch up with all the good gubbins since...
  13. 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...
  14. Feature Our first look at Game Streaming Service: Antstream

    We first heard about Antstream last year, and it sounded right up our street! Anstream is pretty much “Netflix for retro games”, and offers you the chance to stream and play a whole bunch of retro-games on Windows, Mac, Linux and consoles for a monthly subscription (£9.99 per month, or you can...
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