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The Id Software Story – from Hell

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Id Software is more than a little bit famous. This fame came from various games, including Wofenstein 3D and Quake, but mainly from Doom. Doom was the game which really kicked off the FPS genre, and it's so well known today that Doom 2016 has just been released. But aside from Doom, the actual story [...]

How Lotus 1-2-3 Improved DOS Gaming

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Lotus 1-2-3 was a Spreadsheet program developed by Lotus Software (who are now part of IBM), which emerged from 1983 and went on to massive success. You might think that a Spreadsheet is as far removed from gaming as you could imagine (if you don't count the flight simulator built into a later version of [...]

1993 Doom Pre-Release Alphas & Betas

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Watch the Video The Original Doom Pre-Release Alpha and Betas, worked on by John Romero and John Carmack before Doom's original release in 1993. These demos are unmistakably Doom from the off, but there are various quirks and changes which were added and removed along the way, including the weapons, pickups, levels, gameplay and a [...]

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 [...]

The Lost Joys of Configuring a 90s PC (repeatedly)

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Something is missing from today's society. Something deep. Something primal. Indeed, something I spent a huge chunk of my teen & pre-teen years engaging in. During the early hours of the day, through the afternoon and often through the night. Of course, I'm talking about setting up and configuring PCs. You might say that kids [...]

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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