Music upload – Exolon (ZX Spectrum)

So, I’m pushing on with migrating my retrogaming music playlist from SoundCloud to YouTube. One of my latest uploads is the fab little intro ditty from Exolon on the ZX Spectrum. Exolon is a space-themed run-and-gunner for the holy trinity of 8-bit home computers — the Speccy, Amstrad CPC, and Commodore 64. It was developed…

Elite: Dangerous Beginner’s guide update – Sept 2019

Well, it’s been a busy few months with moving from the UK to Canada (eh!), but my computer survived sailing across the Atlantic and I’ve now set up a Canadian man cave. How I’ve missed my desktop PC! Anyway, I’ve finally had chance to play Elite: Dangerous again and check out of the changes since…

My YouTube playlist for classic game music

Due to the three-hour limitation of SoundCloud’s basic account and problems with their copyright policies (some of the tracks got taken down), I’m gradually migrating my classic game music playlist over to YouTube. It’s not ideal, but it’s free and will allow me to grow the playlist over time.

Updated my Elite: Dangerous guide for the April 2019 update

Avast ye spacelubbers! It has taken me a little while — with real life and all that shizzle getting in the way (plus a holiday in Sciliy) — but I’ve now finished updating my Elite: Dangerous — a comprehensive beginner’s guide to incorporate the changes from the April 2019 game update. This latest update introduced…

To Live and Die in L.S. — machinima review

Confession time: I’ve not actually played Grand Theft Auto V. I know, right! I’m probably one of the few people left who hasn’t. It’s actually the first main GTA game I’ve skipped over – an acute case of series burnout following the rather underwhelming GTA IV. But, five years after the game’s original release, I’m…

How legal is it to emulate classic games?

The world of video game emulation has always been a bit, well, shady. As far as much of the gaming industry is concerned, unlicensed emulation is little more than piracy. Yet, despite numerous legal challenges over the years, the emulation scene has largely managed to flourish above ground. Sadly, with 1980’s nostalgia and retrogaming very…