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

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, [...]

Trashman ZX Spectrum Review

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Watch the Video Trashman for the ZX Spectrum is a game I clearly remember from my youth, and indeed it's regarded as a British classic today. Your task as the local binman is to collect rubbish/trash from the neighbourhood, dump it in your bin lorry and repeat for the entire street. As you work, you'll [...]

Ghost Castle / Which Witch Board Game

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Watch the Video Ghost Castle was a 1985 board game released by MB Games in 1985 int the UK. It also went under the names (with slight style variations of), Which Witch (US, 1970), Brivido (Italy) and the rather hilarious Spookslot in the Netherlands. Reminisce over this family favourite with glowing skulls, scared stiff masks [...]

Centre for Computing History

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Watch the Video A few weeks ago I decided to take a trip down to Cambridge and check out the Centre for Computing History in all it's digital glory. In this video I explore the museum, gawp at hundreds of BBC Micros, play with lots of machines from both the 8 bit and 16 bit [...]

7 Legendary Game Features Invented by Accident

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Watch the Video Now, I'm not Larry Bundy Jr, so don't expect dazzling research to be presented to you here. But these are recent gaming facts I found out, and as I didn't really know most of them, I thought I'd compile them into a video and share them in case there's a gem of [...]

From DMA to GTA: The Story of DMA Design

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Watch the Video This documentary of gaming history charts of the story of DMA Design and their voyage from Thursday night evenings at the Dundee Computer Club back in 1983, through early ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 game conversions such as Zone Trooper & Shadow of the Beast, through the phenomenal success they encountered on [...]

Outrun is 30: A Retrospective

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Watch the Video 30 Years since Outrun first appeared in our arcades. Can you believe that? Well, this video might help you wade through that timeline, and if your youth was anything similar to mine, you may have played quite a few home ports of this sensational game Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube You're [...]

How PC Memory Evolved

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I'm pretty sure that some things I find utterly compelling, most people just couldn't give a nat's arse about, and this is one of those things. PC memory has followed a long and winding path, with numerous updates, revisions, speed increases and oddities, and it's all these things combined which make the story an interesting [...]

Atari Jaguar Inspection

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The Atari Jaguar was a console which I yearned for. It was something to do with those 64 bits. All that power. It seemed mind blowing. I was sitting around with my Commodore 64, an 8 bit machine and my Sega Mega drive, a 16 bit console. 32 bit machines like the 3DO had just [...]

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