Nintendo Power Retrospective – Part 20

This episode we’re hitting Nintendo Power #11, with an unfortunately mediocre lineup, in spite of the cover. Games Reviewed: Silent Service Pinbot 720 A Boy and his Blob Wrath of the Black Manta Astynax Nemesis Related articles Retro Thursday: The Nintendo Power Line (timesunion.com) Nintendo Power Glove documentary in the works (polygon.com) Geek Life: Remembering the Power, Nintendo Power (ngeeklife.wordpress.com) There’s a Nintendo Power Glove … Continue reading Nintendo Power Retrospective – Part 20

Where I Read – Analog Computing #3

I’m continuing on with my walk of Analog Computing Magazine with issue #3 for May/June 1981. Our cover story is programming languages, and we have an ad at the beginning of this issue for Mosaic Electronics spring catalog, and their 32K RAM expansion board. Cygnus Micro systems is also advertising their new disk loader, word processor, and electronic Ledger. Also, COMPUTE! Magazine has a couple … Continue reading Where I Read – Analog Computing #3

Where I Read – Analog Computing Issue 2

We move on with the issues of Analog Computing with its sophomore issue, for March and April of 1981. As you can see from the cover, we’ve got coverage of some printers for the Atari 8-bit systems. Editorial Last issue’s Editorial column was a statement of principles, while this issue’s column is a request for feedback from readers asking what they’d like the magazine to … Continue reading Where I Read – Analog Computing Issue 2

Cover for the first issue of Analog Computing

Where I Read – Analog Computing #1

Cover for the first issue of Analog ComputingHaving run out of issues of EGM for now, it’s time for something completely different. Specifically, we’re shifting focus from gaming consoles to computer gaming, with Analog Computing Magazine. For those unfamiliar with this magazine, it focused on computing on the Atari 400 and 800. Why am I picking this magazine? Well, because the first computer I ever used was an Atari 800, so Atari computers hold a special place in my heart over the Commodore 64. Fear not though, once I’ve gone through this magazine, I’ll see if I can find an old Commodore magazine and give that a run through – particularly since Commodore’s history is interesting in its own right. Continue reading “Where I Read – Analog Computing #1”