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  1. The 40-Year-Old Version: ZX81's sleek plastic case shows no sign of middle-aged spread

    Yesterday at 01:03 AM
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    https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/05/zx81_at_40/
  2. BBC Micro at 40: How it inspired a generation of coders

    03-02-2021 at 11:51 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 ...
  3. Old Game Boy Color in a dreadful state restored

    03-02-2021 at 05:15 AM
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    Not a bad outcome https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/posts/3182117501930813
  4. Colour textured raycasting on Oric (tested on real hardware)

    02-27-2021 at 11:31 PM
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  5. Preserving Worlds

    02-27-2021 at 04:59 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 ...
  6. Booting the IBM 1401: How a 1959 punch-card computer loads a program

    02-25-2021 at 12:44 AM
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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 ...
  7. The SA-1 optimized version of Race Drivin' for the SNES

    02-22-2021 at 12:52 PM
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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 ...
  8. What does Dragon's Lair on the Gameboy have to do with the ZX Spectrum?

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

    02-05-2021 at 02:11 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).

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

    01-29-2021 at 04:10 AM
    lol https://twitter.com/FSouchu/status/1343200216229543937
  11. Unusual graphical solutions in C64 games

    01-21-2021 at 02:01 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 ...
  12. Intellivision Super Mario Bros (IntyBASIC)

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

    12-28-2020 at 11:39 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 ...
  14. NO LAMERS

    12-21-2020 at 09:27 AM
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    Via Andreas Wallström.


    Updated 12-23-2020 at 11:35 AM by Luigi Ruffolo

  15. This Rescue on Fractalus remake looks seriously coil

    12-19-2020 at 12:16 AM
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  16. Devotion developer responds to GOG cancellation of re-release

    12-17-2020 at 08:20 AM
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    https://www.videogamer.com/news/devotion-developer-responds-to-gog-cancellation-of-re-release

    From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devotion_(video_game)#Controversy):On February 21, 2019, two days after the game's release, players discovered a fulu talisman decorating a wall in ...
  17. Realtime ray tracing on the SNES

    12-17-2020 at 02:30 AM
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    SuperRT - Realtime ray tracing on the SNES (walkthrough and technical overview)

    https://wccftech.com/snes-ray-tracing-superrt



  18. 3,338,420

    11-27-2020 at 02:18 PM
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    https://www.facebook.com/BillyMitchellOfficial/posts/713903759258261

  19. Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Designer

    11-22-2020 at 11:16 PM
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    «In 1976, Joyce Weisbecker programmed games for an RCA PC and console based on technology created by her dad – a significant achievement that went undocumented until now».

    https://www.fastcompany.com/90147592/rediscovering-historys-lost-first-female-video-game-designer

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  20. The sad but engaging story of John Kennedy (no, not that John Kennedy)

    11-21-2020 at 11:55 PM
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    https://www.jupiter-ace.co.uk/SWHouse_JKennedy.html«When I bought my Jupiter Ace, I was still in my first years in Secondary School and my friends and I were all frothing at the mouth for the newly announced ZX Spectrum. [...]
    As it turned out, there were delays in shipping the Spectrum, ...
  21. Sega VR revived: emulating an unreleased Genesis accessory

    11-20-2020 at 10:21 AM
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    «Sega’s foray into Virtual Reality, Sega VR, was never released — but through the power of source code, we’ve brought it back to life».

    https://gamehistory.org/segavr/

  22. 35 Years of Microsoft Windows: Remembering Windows 1.0

    11-20-2020 at 09:27 AM
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    https://www.howtogeek.com/700661/35-years-of-microsoft-windows-remembering-windows-1.0/
  23. Great style of illustrating vintage videogames

    11-17-2020 at 01:09 AM
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    https://twitter.com/MrVGBrow
    http://www.retrogamedeconstructionzone.com/2020/11/the-descent-of-centipede-part-1.html
  24. At home with the Codemasters, 1988

    11-16-2020 at 02:09 AM
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    "Breakfast Time visits rural Warwickshire, where the Darling family - better known as Codemasters - is enjoying dizzy-ing success in the field of videogames".https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/codemasters/zkdfnrd

    November 10, 2020: "Take-Two is buying F1 developer Codemasters for almost ...
  25. The Worst Video Game Bug Ever

    11-13-2020 at 06:30 AM
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    "We get the incredible, untold story of the bug that nearly destroyed the Sega Dreamcast's launch with Sega's former director of development technology, John Byrd".

    https://theretrohour.com/worst-video-game-bug-ever-sega-dreamcast-ep250/
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