Lyonsden Blog

A blog about Commodore 8-bit & 16-bit computers, retro tech and the odd gadget or two…

Amiga User 7

Amiga User 7

Another new retro computing magazine was delivered through my door this week. This time it was the turn of Amiga User 7, making it’s second appearance of the year and crammed full of interesting Amiga content. As I’ve said before...

Freeze 64 Issue 31

Freeze 64 Issue 31 Fanzine is out now

It’s amazing how time appears to move faster the older you get. I remember waiting for the next issue of Zzap! 64 to appear in my local newsagent as a teenager and it felt like an eternity! Yet here I am sitting down with Freeze 64 Issue...

CD32 Vertical Stand

Amiga CD32 Vertical Display Stand Review

I was browsing around AmiBay one day when I stumbled across a guy selling stands/brackets that you can use to display Commodore equipment with. His stand for the CD32 caught my eye and was pretty cheap (€12.50) so I thought it was well worth a...

Planetfall Infocom

Planetfall by Infocom – Classic C64...

It’s been a while since I last came across an Infocom adventure that I don’t already own. Consequently when I spotted Planetfall a couple of weeks ago I snapped it up straight away. It’s in terrific condition for a 36 year old...

Retrokomp Issue 2 (1) Out Now!

Issue two of the multi-format retro magazine has finally been released and I received my copy a few days ago. Just to confuse things slightly this magazine is actually named Retrokomp Issue 1. That’s because the first issue was in fact...

Freeze 64 Issue 30

Freeze 64 Issue 30 Fanzine is out now

Anyone who subscribes to Freeze 64 will know exactly what this envelope contains without even opening it… Of course it can only be the very latest Freeze 64 Issue 30!     Not only is this issue 30 but the fanzine has now been...

K&A Plus #13

A look at K&A Plus #13 Magazine

It’s been six months since the last edition of K&A Plus plopped through my letterbox. Consequently my excitement level was high when I received K&A Plus #13 last week. Doubly so as this is the first edition of the magazine to come...

Lyonsden Blog Translation

This is just a quick update about a new feature I’ve added to the site. I had a browse through my site stats the other day and noticed that I was getting a lot of visitors from non-English speaking countries. I know English is a pretty...

Amiga Future #140

Amiga Future #140 – September/October...

The latest issue of Amiga Future (Amiga Future #140) arrived a couple of days ago. It’s great to see it maintaining a hefty weight and plenty of content. Sadly the price has risen slightly from €6.50 to €7.00 but this is a very small...

Freeze 64 Issue 29

Freeze 64 Issue 29 Fanzine is out now

Just received my subscriber edition of Freeze 64 in the post, now up to issue 29!     This issue’s featured game and interview is Doc Cosmos and its’ programmer, Simon Jameson. There’s also a nice little review of...