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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 [...]

Top 7 MS-DOS Games

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Watch the Video With both Amiga and Atari ST done, it's time for DOS Games, and once again, I list my Top 7 MS-DOS Games, based from my gradually fading memory of time spent within each game. DOS holds a very special place in my nostalgic mind, mainly for the hours I poured into getting [...]

Top 7 Amiga Games [Non AGA]

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Watch the Video Last week I gave you my Top 7 Atari ST games, so it would be rude not to provide you with my top 7 Amiga Games this week, and so, that's exactly what this is.. well ECS chipset games at least. AGA games will be saved until a future video, because frankly, [...]

Top 7 Atari ST Games

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Watch the Video For your viewing pleasure (and possibly disagreement), I proudly present my top 7 Atari ST Games from the course of time. Well, these are the top 7 games which sprang to my mind at least, and surely that's the same thing isn't it? The Atari ST was a fine machine and although [...]

FPS Shooter Evolution

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Watch the Video From the 1973 Maze Wars on the Imlac PDS-1, through to The Phantom on the Dragon 32, MIDI Maze on the Atari ST and finally where things took off with Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake all the way up to present day. Join me on this epic first person shooter evolution perspective, showing [...]

Soft Aid – The Video Game Bandaid

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Watch the Video Do They Know it's Christmas? Do they Frickin' know it's Christmas?! I certainly do, I've heard the song enough bloody times. Softaid (Soft Aid) on the other hand is something not many people have heard of. It was the computer industry's response to the mid 80's Ethiopian food crisis and included Band [...]

Sega Hardware Revisions

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Watch the Video Ever notice how Sega got into a habit of revising their system designs half way through their life span. Nintendo didn't, yet they're still in the hardware game. Something to muse over. This video doesn't do a lot of musing, I just discuss the various revisions of Master System, Mega Drive, Mega [...]

Top 10 Childhood Christmas Presents

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Watch the Video I present to you My TOP 10 Childhood Christmas Presents from the 1980s & 1990s! I love Christmas, and I definitely love the nostalgia of my childhood Christmases. So here's a video about it. Spoilers below; There's something utterly magical about the festive season, is there not? For some it's the opportunity [...]

Paint Programs Though the Ages

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Watch the Video A retrospective from Etch-a-sketch up to Paintbrush for Windows 3.1.. a look at how we started with one and ended up with the latter. Featured: Deluxe Paint 3 (Amiga), Tyco Magic Copier, Mario Paint (SNES), The Image System (C64), Lights Alive (Tomy), vTech Video Painter and of course, the etch-a-sketch. Painting! Everyone [...]

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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Where do I start with this stupendous machine? The machine that introduced so many British children to the wonderful world of computing - me included! To the incredibly creative world of programming and to the never ending days spent waiting for a game to load, whilst listening to the delightful sounds of data recorded at [...]

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