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by Pengwin
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Old computer shows at Earl's Court/Kensington Olympia
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

I went to the first Atari User show, I think it was at Earls Court. I was amazed how packed the place was. Besides the masses of leaflets and promotional material I accumulated, I only left with a copy of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which kept me busy for months after!
by Pengwin
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: The Tripods
Replies: 17
Views: 4211

just resurrecting this thread as I have just been on amazon and noticed that they have a scheduled release for the box set of season 1 and 2 to be available in September.
by Pengwin
Tue May 22, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Fave Magazines (Past or Present)
Replies: 65
Views: 5563

I made the mistake of giving away two complete volumes of Atari User a few years ago. Fortunately, I managed to get them back, and complete the collection :D
by Pengwin
Mon May 21, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Fave Magazines (Past or Present)
Replies: 65
Views: 5563

Although I read a number of different speccy mags, the one mag I bought religiously was Atari User.
by Pengwin
Sun May 13, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 155545

TMR wrote:That's very diplomatic of you... you're no fun! =-)
LOL...maybe it's just my hangover making me ultra-sensible this morning.

btw: I also post on AA and WoS as well as others
by Pengwin
Sun May 13, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 155545

I find it a surprise that now, 20 years after the home computer boom, that some people are still so fanatical about particular machines. Just about everyone I know on other forums is open minded about different computers, seeing the strengths and weaknesses in each of them. Whilst my choice of retro...
by Pengwin
Fri May 11, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Desktop pic thread
Replies: 386
Views: 19657

markopoloman wrote:OMG!!!!!!!!

Thwow him to the lions :shock:
OK,OK. Just to keep people happy, take a look at the dock at the bottom of the screen. If you look carefully, you'll see the icon for Power64. I occasionally brush the dust off it to play a C64 game or two. :wink:
by Pengwin
Fri May 11, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24593
Views: 525677

Jetpac Refuelled on XBOX 360 (great update) and 10 minues ago, I was playing Jetboot Jack on the Atari 800XL
by Pengwin
Fri May 11, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Desktop pic thread
Replies: 386
Views: 19657

markopoloman wrote:
Pengwin wrote:As there doesn't seem to be many Mac desktops, I'll post mine:
Image

Hmmm - Oric, Atari and Mac................



Did you have friends at school :lol: :P
And don't forget Spectrum :D (The diagonal colours in the corner)
by Pengwin
Fri May 11, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Desktop pic thread
Replies: 386
Views: 19657

As there doesn't seem to be many Mac desktops, I'll post mine:
Image
by Pengwin
Fri May 11, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Horace Game On Speccy
Replies: 18
Views: 2105

Have to be Horace and the Spiders for me. maybe just because I hate the damn creatures so much, but it was very satisfying stamping them to death.

Skiing next, followed by Hungry Horace.
by Pengwin
Fri May 11, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2533
Views: 157808

Antiriad2097 wrote:Mrs Ant knew what she was getting before the big day, so the games remain.
Mrs Pengwin knew the same :)
by Pengwin
Thu May 10, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 155545

Great sources of Atari 8-bit magazines and books: http://www.atariarchives.org/ http://www.atarimagazines.com/ http://www.page6.org/ http://www.cyberroach.com/analog/default.htm I have cover scans of the original Atari User magazines on my site ( http://www.krazypengwin.co.uk/atariuser.php ), I am ...
by Pengwin
Thu May 10, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 155545

No argument to be made. It was rubbish for games. Fantastic for typing, but when gaming the keys were too big with too much travel, it slowed the response time. Same as with any other system with a proper keyboard, C64, BBC and TI-99 included I'm not going to argue with you. There are so few so us ...
by Pengwin
Wed May 09, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2533
Views: 157808

Antiriad2097 wrote: Hurrah! :D

An Oric Owner 8)

I knew eventually I'd run into another :lol:

I also have an Amstrad NC100 up in the loft...

Welcome in.
Yep. still got a trusty Atmos, although it doesn't get much use these days.