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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 [...]

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 [...]

Atari Jaguar Inspection

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The Atari Jaguar was a console which I yearned for. It was something to do with those 64 bits. All that power. It seemed mind blowing. I was sitting around with my Commodore 64, an 8 bit machine and my Sega Mega drive, a 16 bit console. 32 bit machines like the 3DO had just [...]

How Does Plug & Play Work?

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It's another episode of Byte Size, and in this one I'm exploring the wonderful, wonderful world of Plug and Play.. or Plug and Pray, as it was known in the early 90s. I'm sure you can guess the reasons behind that. I had my fair share of plug and play misery and shenanigans, but in [...]

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 [...]

What is MMX Technology & Why Was it Flawed?

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MMX Technology sounds like a distant memory, and indeed it is. But it's actually still with us today - it has to be, to remain compatible with older software, something the x86 line tends to do, although not always completely successfully anymore. But the MMX story is an interesting one. MMX was kind of an [...]

Super Cars II Review – Amiga

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Watch the Video Super Cars II for the Amiga - a top down racer released in 1991 for the Amiga 500 and above computer format. Developed by Magnetic Fields Ltd and Gremlin graphics, I put it through it's paces in this fully reviewed and prepared mini-review for your viewing pleasure. This is the first in [...]

Doom Clones – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Do you remember when DOOM emerged onto the PC? I certainly do. It was a cold winter's evening in December 1993, when my eyes were almost burned out of their sockets. How was this possible? Were these TV presenters taking me for a laugh? It was like you could step into another world, without even [...]

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