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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 [...]

The Sega SG1000-II System Review

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Watch the Video The Sega SG-1000 and SG-1000 Mk II were released in Japan around the same time as the Famicom (Nintendo NES) and were the predecessor to the infamous Sega Master System. Here, I take a look at the console, the hardware, software, as well as the back story in creating this epic piece [...]

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 [...]

The Commodore 64

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The Commodore 64 was the much awaited follow up to the Vic-20, which itself superseded the Commodore PET. Initially unveiled in January 1982 by Commodore International, the machine was designed in 2 days after Jack Tramiel realised the gap in the market Commodore could fill with their recently designed new video and sound chips - [...]

The Amiga CD32

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Where we do start with the Amiga CD32? Well, there's my personal feelings that I went into the other day. But this post is more about the story behind the CD32; how it emerged, where it succeeded and ultimately where it fell down. You can view the accompanying video for this article to your right, [...]

Commodore 64GS

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Watch the Video A review of the doomed Commodore 64GS, or 64 Games System. Manufactured and released by Commodore in late 1990, it's production span lasted less than a year and was by all accounts a failure in most departments, especially commercial. Get the full story here, along with some snippets of lesser known information. [...]

Amstrad PC1512 Review & Retrospective

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Watch the Video Today I'm looking at my Amstrad PC1512, whilst also providing a bit of back story to the iconic machine. Name Derived from: PC (Personal Computer) 1 (1st in Amstrad's IBM compatible line) 512 (512kb of memory) The original internal code name within Amstrad for the 1512 was "Airo" reputedly standing for "Amstrad’s [...]

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