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  1. How Indiana Jones, Rambo, and others ended up in 1980s Czechoslovak text-adventures

    10-25-2020 at 04:24 AM
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    To mock the Communist regime, Czechoslovak kids made illicit video games supporting protests. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/10/how-indiana-jones-fought-the-communists-and-led-an-era-of-activist-video-games/
  2. A first-person shooter on a humble TRS-80 CoCo

    10-23-2020 at 12:05 AM
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    Nick Marentes is an Australian programmer. In his project archive, he told the story behind the development and the marketing of each of his games (he started in the early eighties). It's very interesting reading.

    https://nickmarentes.com/ProjectArchive



    This is an extract from ...
  3. (WTF) Hit the Ice on the NES was a "hockey RPG"

    10-21-2020 at 10:22 PM
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    From Kotaku: «As gaming historian Frank Cifaldi notes, among the terabytes of data comprising the Nintendo “gigaleak” is the finished, signed-off NES port of Hit the Ice. It’s not the first time we’ve seen the game on the console, as a prototype version leaked a little ...
  4. Thirty-two years before Brexit

    10-21-2020 at 01:57 AM
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    Is Great Britain a continent? Yes, according to Silverbird. (I beg to differ).

    Updated 10-21-2020 at 02:58 AM by Luigi Ruffolo

  5. Archimedes vs Amiga

    10-19-2020 at 10:39 PM
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    July 1989 (from The Micro User).
  6. BANNED!

    10-19-2020 at 12:43 AM
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    From "Page 6", an independent British publication aimed at users of Atari home computers (it was published between 1982 and 1998. The magazine supported both the Atari 8-bit family and later the Atari ST models).


    «Friday 13th turned out to be unlucky for Red Rat Software for ...
  7. Japanese guy's crazy collection

    10-18-2020 at 12:07 AM
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    This is an excellent YouTube channel about videogames history and stuff like this. Language spoken is French but English subtitles are available.

    The man in this video is collecting tons of rare pieces. He tried to faithfully reproduce the furniture of the old Japanese Nintendo Shops, with exhibitors ...
  8. About Commando and Who Dares Wins I & II

    10-16-2020 at 11:20 PM
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    Steve Wilcox from Elite talks (extracted from Retro Gamer).

    “Imagine the situation. You’ve just done a significant deal with Capcom to bring Commando to home computers and then you clap eyes on Alligator Software’s Who Dares Wins. It looks the same as Commando, it plays the ...
  9. Winners Don’t Use Drugs

    10-16-2020 at 06:16 AM
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    William S. Sessions passed away last June. "His" slogan will last forever (somehow). This is a very interesting article about this matter: https://www.inverse.com/article/5193-how-the-f-b-i-made-winners-don-t-use-drugs-the-arcade-motto-of-the-90s
  10. Arcade games and virtual reality

    10-15-2020 at 10:48 AM
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  11. "Videosport" TV game console, USSR, (allegedly) 1981

    10-15-2020 at 04:59 AM
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  12. SNK's Fantasy Prototype for TI-99/4A

    10-14-2020 at 09:26 AM
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    «An overview and discussion of the unreleased TI-99/4A version of SNK's Fantasy. A particularly interesting prototype, as this is the only known home port of the game».


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