Lyonsden Blog

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

Amiga Future #138

Amiga Future #138 – just received my...

Another cracking issue of Amiga Future (Amiga Future #138) plopped through my door yesterday. Really looking forward to putting my feet up this weekend and reading through its 50 pages of Amiga goodness. Inside Amiga Future #138 there’s...

Race, Skramble & Blitz

Three Classic VIC20 Games Remembered

Picked up a few nice games off eBay recently for my VIC20. Although I’ve had all of them in past, this is the first time I’ve actually owned the retail releases for each game. The copies of Blitz and Race I had as a child were part...

Retro Gamer Magazine

Retro Gamer Magazine with Rob Hubbard CD!

It’s been a long time since I bought a copy of Retro Gamer magazine so kudos to the person who decided to offer a Rob Hubbard CD in a C2N wallet as a covermount this month. Your marketing ploy worked on me!  As I browsed through the...

VIC20 Pirate Cove & Star Battle

2 New VIC20 Game Cartridges

Picked up a couple of terrific classic VIC20 game cartridges off eBay to add to my collection this week. Pirate Cove and Star Battle, both of which are in fantastic condition. I’ve also spent some time scanning the boxes in and have added...

Amiga User 6

Amiga User 6

There’s certainly no shortage of reading material this month as Amiga User 6 arrives alongside K&A Plus magazine. This is another twice a year publication and is also an equally weighty tome packed with interesting articles. This is...

K&A Plus Issue 12

K&A Plus Issue 12

K&A Plus magazine is only published twice a year but is always packed with great content and issue 12 is no exception. Weighing in at 81 pages there’s plenty of content to get stuck into over the coming weeks.     Although...

Tanglewood Mega Drive

Tanglewood: A New Sega Mega Drive Release

In addition to my affection for Commodore’s range of computers I also have quite a soft spot for the Sega Mega Drive. I was really excited when I discovered that ‘Big Evil Corp‘ had developed a brand new game called Tanglewood...

Penultimate+ Cartridge

VIC20 Penultimate+ Cartridge

Thought I’d share a little review of a new gizmo I picked up for my VIC20 recently. It’s called the ‘Penultimate+’ cartridge and it’s sold by The Future Was 8-bit. It aims to be the only cartridge you will ever...

Retrokomp Magazine

Retrokomp – A brand new Retro Computer...

I originally spotted Retrokomp Magazine a few months ago. I thought it looked interesting but sadly it was only available in Polish at the time. That’s changed now though so I ordered myself a copy for €10 plus postage last week and it...

Amiga Future #137

Amiga Future #137

Once again, just in time for some weekend reading, the latest issue #137 of Amiga Future was posted through my letterbox this morning. I was reassured to see that it’s packed to the gills with great content as usual with a particular...

VIC-20

VIC20 Keyboard Repair

This is just a quick post about how I was able to repair the damaged keyboard on my recently unearthed Commodore VIC20. As I mentioned previously in my VIC20 Attic Find post, the decades of storage in my attic had taken its toll on the keyboard...

Freeze 64 Issue 25

Freeze 64 Issue 25

I have been eagerly awaiting Issue 25 of Freeze 64 for ages… I’m sure my postie must have travelled via the Bermuda Triangle to get to me! Anyway it finally arrived today and as usual it does not disappoint. This issue’s...