Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Bluetooth ZX Spectrum!

Elite, the computer games publisher from the 1980's that released home computer games like Airwolf, Commando and Bomb Jack is still going strong today. Their latest venture is a Bluetooth computer in a ZX Spectrum case that is able to be linked to an iPad or Android device and used to play retro games or even type a letter in a word processing program!

Prices so far start from £50 but don't expect to see it released until late this year or early next year.

I must admit that it looks wonderful but is it too good to be true for die-hard retro fans?

Detail is pretty vague at the moment, especially around how much the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will be tied down in terms of what you will be able to install or play on it.

For more information click here.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Cambridge museum's arcade games brought back to life

The UK Computer Museum in Cambridge asked for volunteers to fix their old arcade games that were in non-working order.

Thanks to the volunteer's help some of the old arcade units which have been out of use for up to 17 years are now working.
Read more about this here.

The UK Computer Museum is worth a visit for all retro game fans and features tons of old computers, consoles and even calculators from the past!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Retro Gamer Magazine Issue 131

Issue 131 is now out in the shops. This month features:

History Of Rampage
- Discover how George, Lizzie and Ralph went on to rule the world

20 Years Of Elder Scrolls
- We trace the origins of Bethesda's successful RPG series

The Making Of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
- Discover how Neversoft made its hit game, without ever making a sports game!

The Bluffers Guide To Interactive Movies
- Discover why FMV games were the next big thing, and why it went wrong

Also inside...
- History Of Rampage
- Ultimate Guide: RoadBlasters
- A Moment With Bill Harbison
- Reader Revival: Advanced Pinball Simulator
- 20 Years Of Elder Scrolls
- Future Classics: Bioshock
- From The Archives: Gang Of Five
- The Making Of Tau Ceti
- Marathon Men
- Retro Revival: Mario Is Missing
- Retro Inspired: OlliOlli
- Minority Report: Amstrad PCW
- The Bluffer's Guide To Interactive Movies
- The Unconverted
- The Making Of Monster Max
- Retro Revival: WWF Smackdown 2
- In The Chair: Mev Dinc
- Classic Moments Super Turrican