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    #21
    Originally posted by unixman View Post
    Wish I had kept a few of the old mags, just for chuckles. My dad and I had loads lying around.
    Some great games on the cover tapes. Better than some of the tulip I coughed up my pocket money for.
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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      #22
      Looking at those magazine archives makes me want to read the old magazines again.



      Makes you recall the pleasure of opening a new issue.

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        #23
        Originally posted by MicrosoftBob View Post
        Unbreakable, but is it cat proof ?
        Mine is toddler proof, but I got the one without the trackball.
        And the lord said unto John; "come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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          #24
          Originally posted by unixman View Post
          Wish I had kept a few of the old mags, just for chuckles. My dad and I had loads lying around.
          I've got a fair few copies of PCW back to the late 1970s (I think issue 3 from 1978 is the earliest - review of the brand new TRS-80 in it) and of Byte from the early 80s on, along with some Your Computer, some BBC Micro User and Acorn User, and assorted other odds and sods from the 80s; and a number of copies of things like DDJ, Exe, and Software Development from the mid 90s to early 00s.

          Also got quite a few of PC Pro from the mid 90s to early 00s, but I'm thinking of getting rid of those - they're extremely bulky, and almost all there is in there is just reviews of a parade of PC clones and articles on migrating to Exchange Server or suchlike gubbins. The programming columns often had some good algorithmic stuff in them, but I can't really justify the storage space for three pages out of a 500 page magazine which don't contain anything I couldn't find in ten seconds with Google. And most of those 500 pages are just adverts for said clones.

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            #25
            What you really need is one of these!

            Picade Console - Pimoroni

            Or...

            Picade - Pimoroni

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              #26
              Originally posted by Churchill View Post
              What you really need is one of these!

              Picade Console - Pimoroni

              Or...

              Picade - Pimoroni
              Being a contractor with cash

              Clarkcade
              merely at clientco for the entertainment

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                #27

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                  #28
                  God.

                  I could ramble on about this for hours, so I'll keep it short:

                  - C64! SID chip still sounds awesome today (check out Nectarine Demoscene radio for some "bangin' choons".)
                  - Amiga - absolutely legendary machine. Multitasking was fantastic enough, but Gunship 2000 on an AGA A1200 blew my nuts off.
                  - Acorn Archimedes - had a fantastic port of Lemmings and Lander (precursor to Virus?) was stunning at the time. The platform never really picked up enough steam to keep going though - damned shame.

                  If you're more of an arcade dweller, then you'll want to at least swivel your eyeballs at these guys. The Heart Of Gaming

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