This weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend Replay Expo. Held in Norbreck Castle hotel in Blackpool, Replay is a two day video gaming event featuring both classic retro machines and games as well as the latest releases. So. Many. Highlights.(more...)
In a recent attic clearance, I discovered a carrier bag full of Amstrad CPC 3″ floppy disks and a drive capable of reading them. I suspected the disks contained programs that I and my brother wrote back in the good ol’ days and, being a nostalgic old fool, I was quite keen to salvage the data from them.(more...)
Octoate reports on a new Amstrad CPC remake of Irem’s classic arcade shooter, R-Type. The new remake, developed by team Easter Egg, began life with the same Spectrum code as the original CPC version, but now 80% of it has been rewritten specifically for the CPC. Graphics, sounds and music have all also been greatly improved. A preview video is also now available.(more...)
Markus has released an updated version of the open source Amstrad CPC emulator package, JavaCPC. JavaCPC Paint, a utility to draw directly into the emulated CPC screen, has been added and CRTC registers 6 and 8 are now fully emulated, allowing several more advanced demo effects to be properly displayed.(more...)
Elite, the groundbreaking space trading and combat game created by Ian Bell and David Braben, was released 25 years ago on September 20th 1984. In celebration of this milestone, Frontier Developments have launched a new website dedicated to Elite.(more...)
If, like me, you like your old computers, you could do an awful lot worse than pay a visit to Andy’s Retro Computers, a site of “vintage computers and other stuff”.
The eponymous Andy describes himself as a “collector of vintage computers”. He shares his home with an impressive collection of these old-time machines, one that’s growing all the time. Some are brands you’ll know well, but others you may not be so familiar with.(more...)