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ARCADE / Re: Yet Another TNMT Repair Log
« on: May 08, 2012, 07:24:25 AM »
I really enjoy reading these Womble but it depresses me to realise just how much of my electronic skills have gone by the wayside over the last 25 years of working since I studied electronics myself.

It's great to see someone doing component level diagnostics when everything is made so throw-away these days.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Canon fodder 3 has turned up online
« on: February 21, 2012, 03:07:49 PM »
Apparently there is a demo out but its in Russian only.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Canon fodder 3 has turned up online
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:29:54 PM »
It looks like there is an English language version of the game out via Gamersgate.

Has anyone played this yet? I'd be interested in getting it if it's any good, I played Cannon Fodder 1 to death on the Amiga, I still have the bullet shaped keyring somewhere that came in the box with it.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Favourite Games Magazine - Retro of course
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:17:33 PM »
No, it wasn't New Computer Express.

I've just done a bit of googling and found that it was Home Computing Weekly, I even found a couple of cover scans that I remembered, including the short run they did with scantily clad ladies holding computers that almost caused my dad to cancel the sub from the local newsagent  ;D.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Favourite Games Magazine - Retro of course
« on: February 19, 2012, 10:17:14 PM »
Crash for me too, great content aside I also loved those fantastic Oli Frey covers. I would also get Computer and Video Games alongside it every month.

Your Sinclair and CU Amiga were other regular buys for me.

I also used to get a weekly games magazine back in the early 80's but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.

« on: February 19, 2012, 09:35:55 PM »

My name is Rog, 42 from North Warwickshire.

I've been interested in computers and gaming since the early 80's when I would sit with my cousin typing in games from listings in magazines on his Acorn Electron.
I progressed to a computer of my own soon after when I had a Spectrum 48k for Christmas after convincing my parents that it would help with my homework  ;D
I still have the Spectrum in my loft, complete with it's Saga Emperor keyboard and a couple of boxes of tapes.

I've owned a number of systems since, including The Atari STFM and an Amiga 600 (still have) before progressing on to PC's (of which there have been too many to count).
I'm mainly a computer gamer but I have owned a couple of consoles too, I currently have a PS3 and a Wii sitting under the TV, I also own a GP2X and have a couple of old Gameboys knocking around somewhere too.

I love arcade games and I built a full size Mame cabinet from scratch a few year back but had to get rid of it when my second daughter came along and kicked me out of my playroom study to make room for a nursery (curse my fertile loins). I still have all of the hardware though and I'm thinking of building a half scale cab for the kids to mess around on as a future project.

I'm an Engineer by trade and did a stint as an arcade machine engineer back in the 90's working on fruit machines, pins and video games and just about anything else that takes coins for amusement.

Anyway, that's enough boring details about me, I'm looking forward to taking part in this community and hope to get to know you all soon.

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