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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 [...]

The Atari ST

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Watch the Video The Atari ST is a machine which emerged in 1985 and immediately went head to head with the Amiga 1000. The Atari ST is known for Games, music, desktop publishing and in a lot of cases, being a poorer version of the Amiga, but that's not always the case, and to begin [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Outrun is 30: A Retrospective

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Watch the Video 30 Years since Outrun first appeared in our arcades. Can you believe that? Well, this video might help you wade through that timeline, and if your youth was anything similar to mine, you may have played quite a few home ports of this sensational game Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube You're [...]

How PC Memory Evolved

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I'm pretty sure that some things I find utterly compelling, most people just couldn't give a nat's arse about, and this is one of those things. PC memory has followed a long and winding path, with numerous updates, revisions, speed increases and oddities, and it's all these things combined which make the story an interesting [...]

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 to Make a C64 Game in Basic

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Programming was something most 80s kids had - if they owned a home computer at least. It was the default landing space when you turned on your machine, and so learning it was almost mandatory, and obviously pretty exciting. With the layers of GUI and hidden code we have now, it's harder for the average [...]

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 [...]

Spectrum Games Top 7

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Watch the Video This video is about ZX Spectrum Games. But it feels a good day to remind ourselves of a time when Britain was united, exciting and accepting of the new digital computer era. A time when the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was the home computer king, and the extensive software library ensured that there [...]

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