Archives of Genesis8 Amstrad Page from 1999 to 2020 about fanzines and newspapers





Amstrad Action 50 by DarkSteph, soon available as a free PDF

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A Hundred more issues of AA50 by DarkSteph are being shipped, and a little bit before christmas you will be able to put a USB key with a free PDF of Amstrad Action 50 in front of your Xmas tree. The quality of impression of the paper issue is great, I have mine at least.



An incoming new issue of the french newspaper Amstrad Cent pour Cent by DarkSteph

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DarkSteph is actually working on a new issue of the french printed newspaper Amstrad Cent pour Cent with the original philosophy of this newspaper.

Tarodius has made a video about it and he will also work on it.




Kilobyte Magazine issue 1 of 2020 is available

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The first issue of 2020 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available for download.It's about 8bit computers, without Amstrad CPC specific content, but still interesting.




The engineering miracle of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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From time to time, an article not about Amstrad computers, well till 1986 when Amstrad bought the computer part of Sinclair Research.

OSNews mentions an interesting article about the making of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, its colour clash and graphics engines like Nirvana+ which allow nice games without this colour clash like Gandalf released in 2018 (see the video below).



The making of Total Eclipse (1988) in Retro Gamer (April 2018)

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An article of the Retro Gamer (April 2018) issue will let you learn more about the making of the Amstrad CPC game Total Eclipse (Incentive, 1988) which uses the 3D engine Freescape.



The Amstrad Times by Ivor Spital (ingénieur chez Amstrad)

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Ivor Spital is an engineer at Amstrad, who at the start of the eighties when the company was looking for a new sector to bring profit growth, , did propose to enter the home computer markest, so work started in 1983 to make the Amstrad CPC 464. He is also one of the persons who wrote the Amstrad CPC 6128 manual.

I let you discover what The Amstrad Times is, written of course by Ivor Spital.





Kilobyte Magazine issue 1 of 2018 to read online (or PDF)

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The first issue of 2018 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available online. It's about 8bit computers, without Amstrad CPC specific content. You can also download the PDF version on Google Drive.



Kilobyte Magazine issue 2 of 2017 to read online

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The second issue of 2017 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available online. It's about 8bit computers, with some part about the Amstrad CPC.

The issue 3 of Kilobyte Magazine is also available, but without Amstrad CPC content except an article about the Logo programmation language which was present on the CP/M disks.



Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 1 by James Ford, free to read

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After the availability at the start of 2017 of the issue 2 of Colour Personal Computing Fanzine by James Ford, the first issue of Colour Personal Computing Fanzine can be read now freely but in black and white as the colour edition was for Kickstarter's backers.



8bit Annual 2018 magazine by George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh

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8 bit annual magazine is the new project of George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh.

It's a paper magazine of 250 pages with content for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and MSX.

The Amstrad CPC part will cover : Hardware (DDi3 USB Floppy Drive Emulator & 512kb Memory Expansion), Previews (Babaliba, Galactic Tomb Golden Tail - Kitsune's Curse, Jarlac, Ninjajar - The Lost Levels, Robbie Strikes Back, Street Fighter 2, Space Moves 2, Sudoplus, Super Mario Bros, The Shadows of Sergoth) and reviews (Chibi Akumas Episode 2, Combat Pilot, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Finding Red, Lost CPC Games (Frogger, Acolyte, Ninja Grannies and Unpredictabal), The Lost Treasure of Cuathemoc, Pentomino 4, Turn Quest, Try To Run Away, XALK, PLUS: All 29 games form CPC retrodev reviewed).



You can now order the Amstrad CPC fanzine Quasar by Futur's on their web site

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In 2009, Quasar switched from paper area to numeric as a wiki. Today, you can order the past issues of the fanzine Quasar, either in paper, disk or PDF format.

On main page, click on the link Le Bazar.



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