Category: Retro

Retro geekery – from Action-Figures to Zoom and everything in-between

Promotional 'Mean 18 golf ball' photo from inside the mini-LP box for Mean 18.

Gamechanger – Mean 18 Ultimate Golf

At the height of the early 1980’s U.S. video game market, everyone wanted to get a piece-of-the-action. Parker Brothers, famous for their board games, were alarmed as kids turned from their products, in favor of...

Hardcover copy of "Art Of Atari", by Tim Lapetino.

“Art Of Atari” Review

“Art Of Atari“1 by Tim Lapetino is wonderful, and should be considered the definitive visual-history of, not just the artwork used on game cartridge boxes, but of Atari and its video game products (home and...

Hardcover copy of "The Future Was Here: Commodore Amiga", by Jimmy Maher.

“The Future Was Here: Commodore Amiga” Review

Published in 2012 under the Platform Studies series by MIT Press, Jimmy Maher’s “The Future Was Here – Commodore Amiga“1 is, without a doubt, the single most comprehensive study of the Amiga yet published.  The book...

The Amiga Visual Compendium Kickstarter package.

Amiga Visual Compendium – Update

I have received my Amiga Visual Compendium book package from Bitmap Books/Kickstarter, and, WOW! The book is beautiful, filled with edge-to-edge screen-captures of some of the most famous and believed Amiga software created. The...