Category: Miscellaneous
RetroAction Issue 4 (misc)

Retroaction is an interactive magazine featuring old and new games on retro platforms like the Amstrad CPC, Sinclair, Commodore, DOS, Arcade, Atari, Sega, Nintendo, NEC, MSX, Acorn, Apple, and more.

Content:

Features:
Killer App: Strider
A game that is so outstanding that you would buy the system just to play that game. The essential games that every retro gamer should play. This issue, it’s Strider for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.

Retro Respect: Raid on Bungeling Bay
We’ve all missed a classic during our time (I know I have). This is
where we pay respects to the forgotten classics, the misunderstood, and the underdogs. Will Wright’s classic C64 game finally gets some retro respect.

Retro Respect: Feud
We also pay some respect to the classic 1987 ZX Spectrum game from the development team of the Pickford Brothers.

Emulator Profile: ZX Spin
We take a look at ZX Spin, one of the most popular emulation packages for one of the most popular home computer of its time, the ZX Spectrum.

Reviews:
Armalyte (PC)
The classic C64 shoot-‘em-up recently got the PC remake treatment. We take it for a playtest.

Zaku (Atari Lynx)
The long forgotten Atari Lynx handheld console gets a long a waited new game released for it. Zaku zooms into our review section.

Interviews:
Jason ‘Kenz’ Mackenzie
The man behind Psytronik Software – as well as other retro ventures – tells us all about his journey through retroland.

Brandon Cobb & Osman Celimli
To accompany our review of the Atari Lynx game, Zaku, we spoke to developer/designer Osman Celimli and publisher Brandon Cobb about the game and Super Fighter Team.

Out-of-Print Archive
Co-founders Andy De Wilde and Carl Williams spoke to us about their classic videogaming magazine preservation project.

Regulars:

Retroscene
Major happenings in the world of retrogaming.

Subscribe/Back issues
Keep up to date with the Retroaction website for retrogaming news, reviews, interviews and articles.

Recommended retro
Where we recommend other retrogaming media, including ezines, podcasts and more.

Computer Warrior
Part four of our coverage of the Computer Warrior comic strip, which was published in the Eagle comic from 1985-1994, where gamers discover how to play computer games within the computer’s realm.

Thanks to Brandon Cobb, CEO of http://superfighter.com/ , for the news.

http://retroactionmagazine.com/magazine/retroaction-issue-4/

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Retrogaming Times Monthly Issue 74 (misc)

Retrogaming Times Monthly #74 is available. RTM is a retro magazine, sometimes with focus on homebrew things.

Content of this issue:

ATTRACT MODE
* Press Fire To Begin
* Retrogaming News

THE RETROWORKS
* Abandoned But Not Forgotten: The ’80s CRPG
* Lunch With Tom Votava
* A Super Controversy

THE GAME REVIEW H.Q.
* Apple II Incider – Stellar 7
* Dual Perspective – Contra
* Mutated Output: Rituals Of Radio Shack’s ‘Lost Tribe’ Live On
* The Homebrew Sleuth: Yie Ar Kung-Fu
* Modern Retro – Bionic Commando (360/PS3)
* A Pixelated 21st Century!

POWERING DOWN
* Arcade Memories – Q*Bert
* The Gaming Post
* Game Over

http://www.retrogamingtimes.com/rtm74/

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The 700 Club (13-07-2010)

The 700 Club is a music disk for the Super Nintend Entertainment System / Super Famicom by mic.

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Case of death in family (misc)

Due to a case of death in my closer family, I wont be posting news for a while.

Thanks for your understanding!
-koj

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BirthdayCake v0.1

BirthdayCake is a simple little application that allows you to blow into your phone’s microphone to blow out candles on a cake.

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Retrogaming Times Monthly Issue 73 (misc)

Retrogaming Times Monthly #72 is available. RTM is a retro magazine, sometimes with focus on homebrew things.

Content of this issue:

ATTRACT MODE
* Press Fire To Begin
* Retrogaming News

THE RETROWORKS
* Happy 30th Birthday Pac-Man!
* Hack The Pac: Explaining/Modifying The Code of Google Pac-Man
* My Mid-Life Crisis Is Sponsored By The Sega Master System

THE GAME REVIEW H.Q.
* Atari 5200 Zone – Super Pac-Man
* Apple II Incider – Ms. Pac-Man
* Dual Perspective – Mega Man 3
* A Timely Time Soldiers Review (SMS)
* The Champ Of Champ-Games – Pac-Em
* Mutated Output: Less Evil Than The Competition
* The Homebrew Sleuth: Atari 2600 Dungeon
* A Pixelated 21st Century!

POWERING DOWN
* Behind The Pixels – Paperboy
* The Gaming Post
* Game Over

http://www.retrogamingtimes.com/rtm73/

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1. Retro-Boerse fuer klassische Videospiele in Bayern (misc)

As the following news are quite localized, it doesn’t make sense to translate it to German, so please forgive us 🙂

Quote:

Videospiele Kaufen – Verkaufen – Tauschen
Spiele und Konsolen aus alten Zeiten wie zum Beispiel:
ATARI – COMMODORE – PHILIPS G7000 – INTELLIVISION
VECTREX – COLECOVISION – PONG – SEGA – NINTENDO
PLAYSTATION – NEO GEO – PCE
und viele mehr
http://www.retroboerse.de
E-Mail: info @ arcadeathome.de
Kultur und Kongresszentrum Rosenheim
Kufsteiner Straße 4
83022 Rosenheim

http://www.abrenner.net/retroboerse-rosenheim/

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Retrogaming Times Monthly Issue 72 (misc)

Retrogaming Times Monthly #72 is available. RTM is a retro magazine, sometimes with focus on homebrew things.

Content of this issue:

ATTRACT MODE
* Press Fire To Begin
* Retrogaming News

THE RETROWORKS
* A Cryptic Telegram
* The Champion Of Champ-Games
* Mutated Output: Atonement By A Heretic At The CoCo Altar

THE GAME REVIEW H.Q.
* Dual Perspective – Pac-Man
* NES’Cade – Tiger-Heli
* The Homebrew Sleuth: Atari 2600 Mean Santa
* Modern Retro – Gunstar Heroes

POWERING DOWN
* What Is The Meaning Of Three?
* The Gaming Post
* Game Over

http://www.retrogamingtimes.com/rtm72/

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Administrative Help Request (misc)

Dear visitors,

As you all know PDRoms is a non profit homebrew resource. Our server is having some issues which I can’t solve on my own as I don’t really have in depth knowledge with Debian-Linux.

If you consider yourself a Linux geek and would like to help out on a regular base, please get in touch with Kojote (see Main Menu/Contact).

Thanks in advance!

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Sqrxz WIP (14-04-2010) (misc Game)

The Giana’s Return Team is currently on a creativity break, which actually means they are working on another project. The project picked up is “SQRXZ”, which is a damn hard to play and aged action-platform-puzzle game known from DOS and Gameboy Color.

Today the team released a brand new screenshot with the “deluxe” graphic set to the public. Seems nice, doesn’t it?

The game will be available for multiple platforms across old and new systems!

http://www.gianas-return.de/?p=781

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