Lyonsden Blog

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

Welcoming an Amiga A1200 into the fold.

Today the Lyonsden computer collection just got a little bit bigger with the arrival of a Commodore Amiga A1200 computer! 🥰 This is actually something I’ve been hankering after for a long time now. I’ve missed being able to play...

Freeze 64 Issue #38

Freeze 64 Issue #38 Fanzine is out now

It’s always nice to be able to start the weekend with the latest edition of Freeze64. In todays case it’s issue #38 featuring the unmistakable Rambo on the front cover.     Here’s a rundown of the contents of this...

Cosmic Force Review

This was a game I backed on Kickstarter back in March 2019 and a couple of weeks ago it finally arrived through my letterbox.     The front box artwork is nicely done featuring your spaceship surrounded by blueprints of what are...

Fusion #12

A look at Fusion #12

Time to take a look through this months Fusion #12 magazine and give a little insight into what you can find inside it.     As I’ve come to expect there’s a broad range of content this month. Topics include (non computer)...

Amiga Future #145

Amiga Future #145 – July/August...

The latest issue of Amiga Future (Amiga Future #145) for subscribers has arrived. It features artwork from the game Fred’s Journey on the front cover.     What’s in this issue? There’s a good mix of stuff in this...

Fusion Amiga Magazine

Fusion Amiga Magazine – Special Edition

This edition of Fusion magazine is for all us Amiga fans out there. It’s a special edition of the magazine, completely dedicated to all things Amiga (and CD32!). It’s just a little bit thinner than the regular magazine running to 52...

Freeze 64 Issue #37

Freeze 64 Issue #37 Fanzine is out now

Looks like the post is finally getting back to normal after all the disruption brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. How do I know this? Because I’ve just received the latest issue of Freeze 64, Issue #37 within a week of it being...

How to Build Your Own Cassette Tape Winder

I’ve always wanted a cassette tape winder so when I stumbled across this plan on Thingiverse I thought it would make a great little project for my 3D printer. Sure I could search on eBay and maybe pick up an old one but where’s the...

Retro Format

Retro Format – A Brand new Retro...

Believe it or not there is now another Retro Computing magazine on the block! It’s called Retro Format and it’s a multi-format magazine that caters for all retro 8/16/32-bit systems. Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign, this...

Retrokomp Issue 2

Latest Retrokomp Issue 2 is now out

Just received my copy of Retrokomp Issue 2, the multi-format retro magazine.     Once again there is plenty of content with a hefty count of 72 thick glossy pages and over a third of them devoted to Commodore machines. If you are...

Fusion #11

Fusion Magazine #11 just arrived

Received the latest edition of Fusion Magazine, issue #11, a couple of days ago. This little magazine has really grown in terms of content and quality over the past year thanks in no small part to the diverse range of contributors. This issue...