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FiFine USB Microphone vs. 90s Quickshot Mic

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I recently felt the need to purchase a new budget microphone for my Youtubing purposes. The requirement was to accompany my Doom 2016 PC which is located downstairs. I settled on the FiFine USB Condenser Microphone from Amazon. It offers a 20Hz to 20KHz range, so should be able to pick up all sounds audible [...]

Retro Gamer Magazine 154

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Watch the Video Retro Gamer Magazine, Load 154 is today's perusal material, featuring Quake's 20th Birthday, a section on Renegade, Desert Strike, Commodore's Vic 20, StarStrike, the man Stuart Cox and various other charming gems of nostalgic knowledge. Join me and the summer sun as we skim through the main points of interest in this [...]

Install a Flash Hard Drive with Classic Workbench & WHDLoad in an Amiga 1200

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Watch the Video How to: Welcome to my Amiga Compact Flash tutorial. Here I'll show you how to install a 4GB Compact Flash card into an Amiga 1200. How to partition and format the drive in WinUAE on your PC and how to install WHDLoad and Classic Workbench onto the card, so you can play [...]

A Commodore PET Phone is on the Way

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Now clearly the real Commodore is no more. The company was sadly defunct in 1994 whilst pushing the Amiga CD32, and at the time still producing the Commodore 64! Since then the brand has passed from company to company, with Commodore USA holding the brand recently so it could ship out Commodore branded PCs. Now, [...]

Sonic the Hedgehog Ringtones & Alert tones

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I put this video on Youtube recently, and it seemed to be pretty well received;   Really, it's just a Sonic the Hedgehog ringtone, but the fact that it's the drowning music, makes every single phone call pretty intense. It certainly makes me answer my phone before Sonic drowns! I mean, what sort of an [...]

The Demise of Windows XP

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Windows XP has run it's duration and Microsoft have finally pulled support (I'm a bit late to this party). For those of us who are familiar with the operating system (if you're not by now, then you're even later to the party), this means very little, for everyone else it means that you don't get [...]

The Pains of Installing Windows ’98 on a “Modern” Machine

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The other day I had an urge. An urge to install Windows '98 on a machine that was made several years after 1998 and to see how easy it was (Take a look at these lovely minimum requirements!). This I feel in hindsight, was an error. Now, what I perceive to be a modern machine [...]

The New ZX Spectrum (Sort of)…

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Elite systems, a very well known publisher of games in the 80s is looking to recreate the ZX Spectrum in the guise of a bluetooth keyboard, initially compatible with iOS, with Android, Windows & Mac updates to follow shortly after. Although it's clearly not a remake of the amazing 80s computer, it does look pretty [...]

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