In the retrocomputing and retrogaming enthusiast community, there’s often a special passion for hardware. Casual gamers of old and new titles sometimes make do with software emulators or hardware players like the Mini/Maxi/Next or Mist/Mistica/Mister series. But, let’s face it, the full ‘nostalgia’ effect is only achieved with the original hardware that carries the inimitable look & feel of every home computer or console from the 1980s.
Categoria: English Issues
RetroMagazine World #16 – Eng – November 2022
The other night I had a dream. I was in my bedroom and I was loading a game from the Hit Parade newsstand compilation, when, all of a sudden, I felt a presence next to me. There and then I didn’t pay much attention to it, the raster bars continued to change color abruptly and the desire to see the game had the upper hand over me…
RetroMagazine World #15 – Eng – July 2022
We at RetroMagazine World have always made this quote from Charles Darwin our mantra. In our nearly 6 years of existence, changes have been occurring systematically to make sure that the magazine and everything around it, could always evolve into something better. Yet another step to continue this evolutionary path was the creation of the RetroMagazine World – NPO.
RetroMagazine World #14 – Eng – April 2022
But what would happen if we decided to leave the comfort zone? What would happen if we decided to try to use and learn those unfamiliar systems? Certainly, at the beginning, we would pay the price of lack of knowledge.
Well, if we are able to do this, unexplored worlds will open up before us, where the joy of discovery could make us return to those children we were 30/40 years ago.
RetroMagazine World #13 – Eng – February 2022
RetroMagazine World, with every issue in two versions, Italian and English, registers an ever-growing number of readers and arouses constant interest in the topics we cover. Our choice to avoid the distribution of printed copies, brings some advantages, …, not least of which is that we can continue to guarantee the complete gratuity of the magazine, and allows us to reach anywhere in the world with a simple URL.
RetroMagazine World #12 – Eng – January 2022
I won’t make budgets….
So what? What will you tell us?
Well, I want to tell you about our satisfaction in having realized and in continuing to realize our dream of when we were kids. All the guys on the editorial staff of RetroMagazine World, dreamed of being part of a magazine like the ones they used to buy in the 80s and 90s.
RetroMagazine World #11 – Eng – December 2021
The unknown variable called time
If there is one thing today that we have got in great quantities in retrocomputing, it is resources to draw on. The Internet offers us countless opportunities to retrieve documentation, books, magazines, guides and manuals for our beloved computers. It’s so easy to find both digital and traditional material.
RetroMagazine World #10 – Eng – October 2021
The deception of Moore’s law
But then, after so many years spent in buying increasingly powerful machines, we suddenly stopped our race and started another one… backwards! We are now buying older and older machines, even more primitive and consequently slower ones…
RetroMagazine World #09 – Eng – July/August 2021
The problem of the fourth player at poker
What is a chess player’s worst nightmare? It’s obvious, isn’t it? Not having anyone to play against. And that of three friends around the green poker table? Also simple. The fourth player is missing to start a nice evening with chips, cards and the inevitable glass of whiskey.