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  1. The incredibly rare Universal game Mrs. Dynamite has finally been found and dumped

    05-30-2021 at 03:48 AM
    «This is an early example of a game where you place bombs to kill enemies that walk over them, showing Universal’s flair for cute characters and cutscenes. Mrs. Dynamite is believed to had performed poorly on location tests, and never had a widespread release. The graphics in the version ...
  2. "W. Weiher created the first software Easter Egg circa 1968, but didn’t realize it until I told him"

    05-25-2021 at 09:03 PM
    https://www.acriticalhit.com/make-love-not-war-first-software-easter-egg
  3. What NES development looks like on the Apple II

    05-21-2021 at 09:45 PM
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    «These days, if you want to code a game for the original Nintendo Entertainment System, it’s about as easy as downloading an assembler, firing up Notepad, and running the ROMs you cook up in any one of a variety of emulators. In the 1980s none of those things existed, and the process was ...
  4. Making Unlikely History at Color Dreams

    03-31-2021 at 02:40 AM
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    http://www.rogerdeforest.com/colordreams/
  5. IBM Datacenter 1963 - King St., Toronto

    03-25-2021 at 11:18 AM
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    https://twitter.com/IBM/status/474635591758647296/photo/1
  6. More than 700 prototype PlayStation 2 games have been uncovered and made available online

    03-22-2021 at 02:28 PM
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    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/group-shares-700-ps2-game-prototypes-including-shadow-of-the-collosus-final-fantasy-x-and-more/«The prototypes – which were shared by preservation group The Hidden Palace – include unfinished or demo versions of classic PlayStation games including ...
  7. What really happened

    03-21-2021 at 01:04 AM
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    Yes, it has Joe Biden in it but it's NOT political. It's videogame-related and very fun.https://www.facebook.com/tony.morales.75470/posts/3693420344088945

    Updated 03-21-2021 at 06:15 AM by Luigi Ruffolo

  8. Circus Convoy, a new Atari 2600 game designed and developed by David Crane and Garry Kitchen

    03-14-2021 at 01:45 PM
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    https://twitter.com/PitfallCreator
    https://twitter.com/kitchengarry
    https://audacitygames.com/editions.html




  9. The DataHand ergonomic keyboard (1995)

    03-12-2021 at 07:21 AM
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  10. History of Commodore 64 in Poland. Interview with Waldemar Czajkowski

    03-11-2021 at 12:33 AM
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    «Mr. Waldemar Czajkowski is a man who in the breakthrough of 80’s and 90’s distributed in Poland probably the largest number of cassettes with computer software for the Commodore 64. How the whole process of their creation, recording and distribution looked like, you will learn from ...

    Updated 03-11-2021 at 12:35 AM by Luigi Ruffolo

  11. Polymega has had their business license suspended

    03-10-2021 at 12:33 AM
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  12. Family Computing's portait of a computing family

    03-08-2021 at 11:24 PM
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    https://archive.org/details/family-computing-01
  13. The 40-Year-Old Version: ZX81's sleek plastic case shows no sign of middle-aged spread

    03-06-2021 at 12:03 AM
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    https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/05/zx81_at_40/
  14. BBC Micro at 40: How it inspired a generation of coders

    03-02-2021 at 10:51 PM
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-56098808

    «During the 1980s the BBC ran the Computer Literacy Project exploring the world of computing.A series of home computers known as BBC Micros were created and viewers were taught how to program them.The project helped inspire a generation of ...
  15. Old Game Boy Color in a dreadful state restored

    03-02-2021 at 04:15 AM
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    Not a bad outcome https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/posts/3182117501930813
  16. Colour textured raycasting on Oric (tested on real hardware)

    02-27-2021 at 10:31 PM
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  17. Preserving Worlds

    02-27-2021 at 03:59 AM
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    https://preservingworlds.net/

    «Preserving Worlds is a documentary series about aging virtual worlds.Virtual worlds are delicate things, and they can vanish with hardly a trace. You can archive the offline software, but a dead world can only tell you so much. It’s just as important ...
  18. Booting the IBM 1401: How a 1959 punch-card computer loads a program

    02-24-2021 at 11:44 PM
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    «How do you boot a computer from punch cards when the computer has no operating system and no ROM? To make things worse, this computer requires special metadata called "word marks" that can't be represented on a card. In this blog post, I describe the interesting hardware and software ...
  19. The SA-1 optimized version of Race Drivin' for the SNES

    02-22-2021 at 11:52 AM
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    Here's the Super Accelerator 1 chip optimized version of Race Drivin' by Vitor Vilela, after around 13K lines of ASM code and a lot of research. The main focus was making the game run smoother, improving the gameplay. «A game that used to run at about 4 FPS now runs at about 30 FPS. The ...
  20. What does Dragon's Lair on the Gameboy have to do with the ZX Spectrum?

    02-21-2021 at 01:45 AM
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  21. Vancouver newspaper ad, 49 years ago, 1972

    02-05-2021 at 01:11 AM
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    Odyssey, the first home video game console, promises to turn the family TV into an electronic playground (via The Dot Eaters).

  22. At last! Another World for the PICO-8 virtual console: 40 carts so far without music nor sound

    01-29-2021 at 03:10 AM
    lol https://twitter.com/FSouchu/status/1343200216229543937
  23. Unusual graphical solutions in C64 games

    01-21-2021 at 01:01 AM
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    https://twitter.com/cobbpg/status/1347996272842694658

    "Another unusual graphical solution in a C64 game (Omni-Play Horse Racing): using hi-res graphics (!) mode for sprite overlays. The horses are bigger than normal sprites, but the extra parts all come from the overlay, so no sprite multiplexing ...
  24. Intellivision Super Mario Bros (IntyBASIC)

    01-03-2021 at 02:17 AM
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  25. One of the most disturbing missions ever

    12-28-2020 at 10:39 PM
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    https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Hot_Dog_Homicide!

    «Hot Dog Homicide! is a mission given to Claude Speed by the Russian Mafia in Grand Theft Auto 2. It is given from the left of the two green phones for the Russian Mafia.

    Mission
    A major meat processing company offers to feed the Russian ...
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