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Prototype Retro Projects

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We like to keep a keen eye open for interesting projects that may not have had much exposure. Today is no exception as bring you two teams that have some cool prototypes up and running. First we bring you the Yellowstone prototype Apple Disk controller. One thing that has always frustrated Apple II owners is…

Densha de Go!

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I never understood trainspotting. I know it was a hugely popular past time for children in the first half of the 20th century but to me driving a train would always be more fun that sticking a number in a book. So that’s what I did, not with a train set though; I used my…

The Commodore Story

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  A little while ago there was a Kickstarter to raise some funds to produce a docu-film on Commodore. The Kickstarter was successful and hit its target and more – well the film has now been done and its release date is the 23rd February. I should be getting mine very shortly via my backing…

Happy Birthday LEGO

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  Here at Retro-Now, we don’t just love retro gaming (which of course we do…a lot!) we love all things retro. For that reason, it would be very amiss of us not to recognise the birthday of possibly the most successful toy every created – LEGO. It’s hard to imagine a world where parents fear for…

The Pawn returns for the ZX Spectrum Next

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  The Pawn was first released by Magnetic Scrolls in 1985 for the Sinclair QL with the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga versions being released laster in 1986. The game received critical acclaim due to its incredible detailed graphical locations and an intelligent text parser allowing the adventurer to naturally interact with the game. A…