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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 [...]

Sinclair ZX81 Retospective

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Watch the Video The Sinclair ZX81 (or the Timex 1000 as it was sold in the USA), is in many ways, the father of the home micro computer scene. Although it wasn't the first machine Sinclair released, it was certainly the one to achieve significant success and make a massive impact on the lives of [...]

Why The Mega CD / Sega CD Failed

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Watch the Video The Sega Mega CD, or Sega CD as it's known in the USA was an upgrade/add-on for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis which offered CD-ROM capability. Incorporating an additional Motorola 68000 chip, increased memory, and custom graphics and sound processing, the Mega CD was poised to be a massive leap forward [...]

Sinclair QL (Quantum Leap) System Review

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Watch the Video The Sinclair QL was seen by some as the successor to the Sinclair Spectrum, but in reality, it was aimed at the professional, business and serious home user markets. Launching in January 1984 by mail order (albeit with a several month shipping delay), the QL (standing for Quantum Leap) was touted by [...]

Acorn Archimedes A3010 Review

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Watch the Video From the BBC Micro to the Acorn Archimedes. This is a full system review of the Acorn A3010, from the Archimedes range. Including a history of the Archimedes computers, an explanation of RISC, a look at RISC OS, some discussion on the ARM chip and of course, some classic Gameplay action on [...]

Oric-1 Review

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Watch the Video The Oric-1 was an 8 bit micro from 1983 produced by Oric Products International Ltd and Tangerine Computer Systems. Released as a competitor to the Sinclair Spectrum, it never gained the popularity it perhaps deserved, but still gained enough momentum for a strong fan base. Apple is a trading name synonymous with [...]

My Retro System Collection

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Watch the Video Whooo, I've hit a huge subscriber target (for me), and as a consequence I've made this Subscriber Special looking at my entire Retro Gaming and Computer Collection. It took a lot longer than I had planned! Now I'm knackered. Thank you to all my subscribers, contributors, patrons, likers and even the dislikers [...]

MSX Platform Review

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Watch the Video The MSX Platform was established in 1983 in an attempt by Microsoft and ASCII corporation to try and standardise the low end computing market, in Eastern regions with the aim of global expansion. This video charts this story and looks at some of the machines along the way. Here's a bit of [...]

Amstrad GX4000 Review

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Watch the Video The Amstrad GX-4000 was Alan Sugar's attempt to enter the game console market during the early 90s. It bombed, mainly due to a lack of games, but also because of the dated hardware used. This video features all the GX4000 games, an introduction to the system and it's life story. Enjoy! Alan [...]

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