Amazing Magazine Captures some Classic Retro UK Gaming

Our friends over in Britain really have it going on. Not only are they hosting the Olympics this summer, but they’re celebrating 30 years of the Commodore 64 and the ZX Spectrum. What I really appreciate is the apparent widespread enthusiasm for these systems. While walking through Heathrow airport, I caught a glimpse of this great commemorative magazine put out by the publishers of Retro Gamer. I was delighted to see that retro gaming and computing is mainstream enough that they’d sell this magazine at a convenience store in the airport. Sometimes it can be a bit harder in the U.S. to find publications that celebrate vintage systems. If you’re a fan of either of these classic machines, and find yourself in Old Blighty, I’d encourage you to pick one of these up. It’s the sort of double issue that has the Commodore on one half of the magazine, and the ZX reversed on the flipside. So, you get a double dose of computing history.

vinvectrex

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Vinvectrex has not only reviewed every game made for the Vectrex, but discovered a long lost game for the IBM Jr. and probably changed the history of Star Wars fandom.

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