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C64 Collection update

Some will have seen on Facebook this past week that I decided to let some of my collection go. I let both my Spectrum +2 Machines and all associated games and peripherals go and my entire Atari 800XL collection, I also decided to let my Acorn Archimedes go. I unfortunately needed to do this as space...[continue]

posted by Iain Metcalf
on January 13, 2017

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posted by Iain Metcalf
on January 12, 2017

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Modern solutions for old computers & consoles

Much like my Dreamcast mod that replaced the battery backup button cell with 2 AAA rechargeables there are many things you can buy or do to your old kit to keep it alive and kicking and running today. Some stuff is doing composite out on an old console for better image quality, others replace intern...[continue]

posted by Iain Metcalf
on January 10, 2017

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Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition is currently free

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Neverwinter Nights is currently free over at GOG, this game came out after the awesome Baldurs Gate series. You don't have to worry about turn based movement or overly complicated turn based combat with this one (looking at Temple of Elemental Evil with that statement). Combat can be completely ...[continue]

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posted by Iain Metcalf
on December 01, 2016

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Emulators for the Dreamcast

I have just been digging about the old interwebs and found that there are loads of emulators available for the 8 Bit machines that are Dreamcast specific. I do remember trying one around 2004 and it ran terribly with only a handful of titles working, think it may have been MAME. So I decided to g...[continue]

posted by Iain Metcalf
on November 22, 2016

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Dreamcast Battery Backup Mod

I got sick of having to enter the time and date every time I powered up the machine so started looking for a solution. The button cell is quite hard to find with the correct connectors, 2 pins on the positive and one on the negative. After digging about the net I found a guide on how to replace t...[continue]

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posted by Iain Metcalf
on November 17, 2016

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Amiga & C64 Forever is on offer

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There is currently an offer on for digital versions of C64 & Amiga Forever. Emulation for purists is occasionally considered a dirty word, however if you have limited space or are wanting to check out the 80s & 90s big hitters in computing needs are a must. So the offer itself is prett...[continue]

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posted by Iain Metcalf
on November 13, 2016

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Titanfall 2 Review

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So, Corey asked me to do a review as such on Titanfall 2 as the first 15 to 20 minutes or so are largely generic. I received the game a day prior to release and couldn't stop playing it, campaign length was about right for the type and style of game and never felt like it overstayed its welco...[continue]

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posted by Iain Metcalf
on November 03, 2016

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Tropico 4 free on Humble Bundle store

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As of this moment 11.25AM GMT there is currently 1 Day 6 Hours left on this promotion, once you redeem the offer you must activate the key on Steam within 7 days or receipt. So Tropico 4, love this series, played many hours on the 3rd game and quite a few on Tropico 4, you get 4 years to meet the...[continue]

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posted by Iain Metcalf
on September 09, 2016

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Nintendo releasing a new console this year after all :)

Came across this on Eurogamer and just HAVE to share. Nintendo are not releasing the NX this year but they are releasing a NES Mini with 30 classic Nintendo games built in, the controller can also be used on the Wii U for the Virtual Console titles. The games : Balloon Fight Bubb...[continue]

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posted by Iain Metcalf
on July 14, 2016

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