Category: Retro

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

The famous Amiga Guru Meditation Error screen, in animated GIF form.

Amiga Guru Meditation Error Animated GIF

I finally got around to whipping up a full screen rendition of the Amiga Workbench “Guru Meditation Error” screen as an animated GIF. For those not familiar with ‘the Guru’, the original Amiga concept...

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, almost every company wanted to get in on the action. Parker Brothers, famous for their board games, were alarmed since sales of their stalwart franchises plummeted...

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 cover of the first edition of "Amiga World" magazine, circa fall 1985.

The Computer Magazine Archive

The Internet Archive continues to prove that it is one of the most valuable information resources on the planet. As of the time of this post, just over 18,000 editions of classic computer magazines...

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...