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

Freeze64 Issue 23

Freeze 64 Issue 23

The latest Freeze64 Issue 23 dropped through my letterbox yesterday. This one features a photo of the late Ben Daglish on the cover rather than the pixel game art that I’ve become so accustomed to. In case you are not aware he was a...

Amiga Future 135

Amiga Future Issue 135

Plenty of reading material this week as in addition to K&A Plus 11, Amiga Future 135 is also out now. This edition is packed with all the latest news from the entire Amiga scene…     …including an in depth look at...

K&A Plus Issue 11

K&A Plus Issue 11

This magazine is only published a couple of times a year but is always packed with great content and K&A Plus Issue 11 is no exception. This is probably the biggest magazine both in terms of thickness and content there is for the Commodore...

Worthy Amiga game

Worthy

It certainly took quite a while for Worthy to arrive, at least in physical form, but it was well worth the wait. This is the first new (physical) Amiga game I’ve bought in about 25 years! It includes both a CD and Floppy Disk copy of the...

Zzap! 64 Annual 2019

Zzap 64 Annual 2019

How cool is this, just received the brand new Zzap! 64 Annual 2019 through the post! This really takes me back to my childhood when every Christmas I would get at least one annual in my stocking. I used to love receiving these as they were...

Fusion Magazine Issue 2

Fusion Issue 2

Just received Fusion Magazine Issue 2 in the post. If you’ve not heard of this yet it’s a great little UK produced A5 magazine that covers a mix of retro and current generation gaming.     It contains almost 60 pages...

Freeze64

Freeze64 September Issue out now!

Looking forward to reading this during my lunch break – it’s the September 2018 edition of Freeze64 and as always it’s packed with diverse and interesting C64 content. All the regular features make a welcome return including...

Hunter's Moon Remastered

Hunter’s Moon Remastered

Nearly a year after backing it, Hunter’s Moon Remastered finally arrived through my letterbox today! This is not a game review, just a quick look at the physical game and what is included.     The game comes on a brilliant white...

Commodore Amiga - A Visual Compendium

Commodore Amiga – A Visual Compendium

Probably a bit late to the party with this one as it has been out a while but I spotted this on Amazon a while back and just couldn’t resist ordering it. Published by Bitmap Books, ” is just that. Every page features a lavish...

C64 Single Button Games

Single Button Games for C64 – Mini...

Here’s a quick look at the new C64 ‘Single Button Games’ collection from K&A Plus including screenshots of each of the 5 games on the cassette. I always enjoy getting packages in the post from foreign countries, seeing the...