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Two new issues of the Amstrad CPC newspaper Amtix by Fusion Retro Books

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Like for Amstrad Action, there are new issues of the english Amstrad CPC newspaper Amtix by Fusion Retro Books. Find FRB on Twitter et Facebook.



It's Behind you : the making of a computer game by Bob Pape about the R-Type game

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You can download the book by Bob Pape : It's behind you : the making of a computer game which is about the game R-Type that he wrote at the time on ZX Spectrum. The game was released in 1987 on Amstrad CPC with a remake by Easter Egg in 2012 (which you can see a video on Youtube).



Kilobyte Magazine issue 1 of 2021 is available

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The first issue of 2021 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available for download. This newspaper is about consoles and computers from another time.



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.



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