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by Gary Plowman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31973
Views: 776884

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

Surviving Mars (looked interesting)

Yakuza (Wanted to play this for a while)
by Gary Plowman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: History of Video Games - Book Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: History of Video Games - Book Recommendations

Hi There! Not sure what his tastes are, but my book (The Micro Kids) is meant to be a window into the Micro boom of the early 80s and what it was like to grow up during that period with micros e.g. Speccy, Commodore, BBC, Atari, Amstrad etc. :) On amz and most other online stores. Gary http://gazzap...
by Gary Plowman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 199
Replies: 24
Views: 2103

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Really a great issue! Loved it! And the Doom and Gauntlet stuff was the icing on the cake - a favourite for the PC, and another from the Arcade... :D
by Gary Plowman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: What Comics did you read as a kid?
Replies: 321
Views: 21169

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Did anyone else get the comic SCREAM! - It was brilliant and ahead of it's time.
Only lasted for 15 issues but all of them were great!
by Gary Plowman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: The Last Starfighter
Replies: 16
Views: 1798

Re: The Last Starfighter

Trivia the Movie Geeks - a young Will Wheaton appears in the background as the friend of Alex's younger brother.
by Gary Plowman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: The Mighty Micro
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: The Mighty Micro

I will be watching that later on!
by Gary Plowman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro Asylum 200: Blasts From The Past
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Re: Retro Asylum 200: Blasts From The Past

Excellent stuff - great spic episode
by Gary Plowman
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which book(s) are you currently reading?
Replies: 1132
Views: 37932

Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

I, Partridge - Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan)
Absolutely, hilarious! The audio version is even better
by Gary Plowman
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Who Loved Type-Ins?
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Re: Who Loved Type-Ins?

UPDATE:

The Kindle Version is only £4.99

Learn to code on the Speccy now :)
by Gary Plowman
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Computer, Game Consoles, Arcade Cameo role in Films&TV
Replies: 246
Views: 27932

Re: Computer, Game Consoles, Arcade Cameo role in Films&TV

Films:

Jaws - Playing an arcade game called Shark Attack

War Games - Broderick Playing Galaga at start of film.

Night of Comet - Main character plays an Arcade game in lobby of Cinema where she works. I think it was Tempest.
by Gary Plowman
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Who Loved Type-Ins?
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Re: Who Loved Type-Ins?

I too learnt a lot from typing in listings. My first ever type-in, was from a magazine borrowed one night from a mate at school. It was a simple lunar lander for the zx81. This was the first time I worked out how to move objects on the screen (let x = x + 1 etc). The ZX81 was also borrowed, from my...
by Gary Plowman
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Who Loved Type-Ins?
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Re: Who Loved Type-Ins?

It's coming out this month :D
by Gary Plowman
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Who Loved Type-Ins?
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Re: Who Loved Type-Ins?

All NEW!- my own versions of classics including Breakout, Astral Invaders, Snake, Tetris and original titles like Allotment Wars, Snowball Shootout, ColourStacks and many more...Idea is to provide fun but short games for those looking to get back into BASIC or to try it for the first time :) Coverin...
by Gary Plowman
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Who Loved Type-Ins?
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Who Loved Type-Ins?

Remember browsing through Your Sinclair / Sinclair User and Crash mags doing some Type-Ins at home with them laid in front of you! Remember screaming at the Telly when they wouldn't run!! :) NOW you can have all that again! I am releasing a Kindle and Printed Book of Twenty of my own Type-In Listing...
by Gary Plowman
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amiga Inspired Indie Game
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Amiga Inspired Indie Game

Guys, just to let every retro gaming Amiga fan know that I am entering a Amiga styled game into #igmc Indie Game Maker Contest

http://contest.gamedevfort.com/submissi ... bZhZrNVikq

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Hope you can have try, its free to download!