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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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