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Taking a look at things that cause me interest. Things, stories about things, goods and other stuff like that.

Amiga Story (Part 2)

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Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube was a time when the Amiga 500 was beginning to take off at a rapid rate, and where the powerful technology was finally being seen for the power house that it was. Given its superiority to almost everything else on the market, especially in terms of graphical power, its [...]

The Amiga Story (Part 1)

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Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Of all the home computer stories, Amiga is probably the most interesting, diverse and long. One reason for that is the number of machines Commodore produced for the Amiga line in an attempt to diversify and capture the market throughout the 80s and 90s. For that reason and to [...]

The Dragon 32

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Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Dragon. A legendary creature, typically scaled or fire-spewing, with serpentine, reptilian or avian traits. A mythical beast, rarely seen, but often talked about in folklore and tales of heroism. To all intents and purposes, the story isn't much different for the Dragon 32 home computer. Announced by Dragon Data [...]

The Atari ST

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Watch the Video The Atari ST is a machine which emerged in 1985 and immediately went head to head with the Amiga 1000. The Atari ST is known for Games, music, desktop publishing and in a lot of cases, being a poorer version of the Amiga, but that's not always the case, and to begin [...]

10 “Catastrophes” Caused by the Y2K Bug & What it Was

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Watch the Video The Y2K Bug, or Millennium Bug as it was known over here in the UK & Europe, was a problem which arose due to years being programmed into computers using 2 digits rather than 4. This meant that 99 was interpreted as 1999, but 00 was interpreted as 1900 rather than the [...]

Sims 1 vs Sims 2 vs Sims 3 vs Sims 4

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Watch the Video It's not often I get to compare 4 generations of game, but The Sims 1 vs Sims 2 vs Sims 3 vs Sims 4 is one I've found intriguing for a while, especially as it's technically on the same platform still. This video charts the Sims Evolution from it's conception with The [...]

George Foreman’s KO Boxing

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Watch the Video George Foreman's KO Boxing has a strange history. It started out being called James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing in North America when it was released alongside the Master System II. Over in the UK, Europe and Brazil, it was renamed George Foreman's KO Boxing and in more recent times it's known as [...]

Who Dares Wins II ZX Spectrum

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Watch the Video Who Dares Wins 2 for the ZX Spectrum is an overhead combat game involving you, a lone soldier, blowing the living hell out of a plethora of enemy troops, units, planes, tanks, trains... you name it. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube When I think back to my 8 bit engulfed youth, [...]

Chase HQ Arcade & Ports

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Watch the Video It's all covered here; Chase HQ Arcade, Chase HQ Spectrum, Chase HQ Amiga, Chase HQ Genesis, Chase HQ Master System, Chase HQ C64. All of Chase HQ, in all it's glory. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Man, I've been wanting to talk about this game for over 2 decades. Chase HQ [...]

Double Dragon Atari ST

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Watch the Video Double Dragon for the Atari ST may not be everyone's favourite, but for me, it was a glorious version of the game which I spent many an hour playing both in 1 player and 2 player mode. It's pretty much the same as the Amiga version and features all your favourite ogres, [...]

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