Game On 2.0

Game On 2.0

Towards the end of October, a couple of friends and I decided to take a trip to the North East to check out Game On 2.0 at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Game On 2.0 is the first major international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of computer games. It has exhibited in over 20 countries worldwide and boasts an impressive 150 playable games across a plethora of platforms from the 1960’s onwards.

Upon walking into the Game 2.0 exhibit, there is a instantly recognizable bright yellow PONG arcade cabinet by Atari, which was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity. Next to the cabinet, they had a projection on the wall of the game itself which you can play.

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Back to the WRC

Louise Cook

Becoming a WRC Rally Driver is hard. It’s not so much the ability to drive at break neck speeds on some of the most difficult terrain the WRC calendar has to offer … It’s funding.

Louise Cook knows all about funding, and the enormous challenge of securing enough to compete in the WRC. She is the only British female in the World Rally Championship and has 100% committed to her career.

She has sold her much loved Ford StreetKA, gave up the security of a full time job, and most recently sold her trophies on eBay. That’s not something you ever hear drivers like Sebastian Loeb ever having to do.

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Commodore Amiga : A visual Commpendium

Commodore Amiga: A Visual Commpendium

About a week ago, I received my copy of Commodore Amiga: A visual Commpendium by Bitmap Books.

This is the second book to be released by Sam Dyer, the first of course being Commodore 64: A visual Commpendium. Like the C64 book, this book also celebrates the visual side of the Commodore Amiga, from the in-game pixel art, to the game maps and box artwork.

Each page focuses on a different game along with short reviews, developer quotes, or behind-the-scenes trivia. Several industry legends have contributed to the book including Paul Cuisset (Flashback), Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island), Dino Dini (Kick Off), Martin Edmondson (Shadow of the Beast), Dan Malone (The Chaos Engine), Jim Sachs (Defender of The Crown) and Gary Penn (The One Magazine).

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Pixel Art recovered (phew!)

My God, It's Full Of Stars

In November of last year, I mentioned in this post that the hard drive in my Amiga 1200 had given up the ghost and I had to replace it.

My concern was that I had pixel art on the drive which I had spent hours creating as a teenager using Deluxe Paint, and I obviously did not want to lose this work.

Well, I’m happy to announce that I managed to recover the files from my Amiga and I have decided to post some of my pixel artwork on here. The artwork was created on various platforms, using various art packages. My collection is quite small at the moment, with most of it being created on the Amiga, but I’m hoping to add more over time.

You can check it out on my Pixel Art page.

How to set up a C64 Emulator on the JXD 7800b

JXD 7800b Running A C64 Emulator

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Twitter that I had successfully got a Commodore 64 emulator up and running on my JXD 7800b Android tablet gaming device.

This happened to generate a lot of interest from retro gamers and fellow JXD 7800 owners asking me how I achieved this, so I thought I would make this step by step guide on what I did to get a Commodore 64 emulator up and running on my JXD 7800b.

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