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The Sega Dreamcast

(Pictures & video to follow) The Sega Dreamcast is a video game console which was released in Europe on the 14 October 1999 and was to be the successor to the Sega Saturn console.  It was also the first entry in the sixth generation of video gaming consoles, released before

The age of ‘Aquarius’

Does anybody remember this discrete little number, the ‘Mattel Aquarius’?  This was one of those computers that never really made any waves in the computer market.  However,  it still needs some recognition in the world of retro-gaming history as it was released within that era when early computers and games

The Atari 520ST and various models. . .

The Atari 520st was officially launched to us by the Atari Corporation in January 1985 at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The letters “ST” stands for “Sixteen/Thirty-two”, which refers to the Motorola 68000’s 16-bit external bus and 32-bit internals. Other machines that arrived at a similar time

The Fantastic Colecovision Console . . .

The ColecoVision has to be one of the greatest gaming consoles made.  It is up there in my top ten mainly due to a number of classic games that were ported to the system.  I can clearly remember thinking at the time that the ColecoVision was quite a powerful machine

Sega’s Mega CD II

The Mega CD 2 first hit the Japanese stores on 23rd April 1993 as an addition to the Sega Mega Drive.  While the unit looks much cheaper than the original Mega CD it doesn’t feel as cheap with the casing feeling much more solid than it’s predecessor.  The motorized front

The BBC Home Computer. . .

The BBC Microcomputer was released to us in the UK in the late 1981. During is lifespan it was given the nick-name the ‘Beeb’ which was used mainly by its uses but it was easily recognizable by its small ‘Owl’ logo. The Acorn Proton was a pre-existing project at Acorn

The Toshiba MSX (HX-10) 64K

The Toshiba MSX was first announced on the 27th of June 1983.  It was then that the MSX standard was formally announced during a press-conference and when large Japanese firms declared their plans to introduce these machines. Inspired by the success of  VHS as a standard for video cassette recorders

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Home Computer was an 8-bit machine that was released to us in the UK back in 1982 by Sinclair Research. It was Clive Sinclair, an Oxford born gentelman from Cambridge who founded the company in 1980 when he released the first of his computers the ZX80.  It

The Videosport MKII . . . A Real Rarity

The Videosport MKII games console was an early PONG style games machine made from 1974 to 1977 by acompany called ‘Henry’s’ who was a British retailer of televisions and Hi-Fi’s.  Two versions of this console was made, the first being the more rarer version that had gold lettering and later