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    Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History Vintage Games explores the most influential videogames of all time, including Super Mario Bros., Grand Theft Auto III, Doom, The Sims and many more. Drawing on interviews as well as the authors' own lifelong experience with videogames, the book discusses each game's development, predecessors, critic...

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  • The Apprentice Thumbnail

    The Apprentice , by Gordon Houghton (yeap, that Gordon!). Hades is dead and the Agency needs a replacement, a new apprentice to carry on the good work, and fortunately for our zombie narrator, his number came up in the Unholy Tombola. Over the next seven days he will act as Death's apprentice, helping him to bring...

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  • Digital Retro: The Evolution and Design of th Thumbnail

    Digital Retro: The Evolution and Design of th This book tells the story behind 40 classic home computers of an infamous decade, from the dreams and inspiration, through passionate inventors and corporate power struggles, to their final inevitable extinction, and subsequent worship by the nostalgic collectors market.

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  • The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey Thumbnail

    The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey Oliver Frey is one of the most important artists working in the medium of commercial illustration. This lavish book documents his work between 1970 and today. The prime focus is on his staggering output in the 1980s and early 1990s when, as a director of magazine publisher Newsfield Ltd., he produce...

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  • The A-Z of Cool Computer Games Thumbnail

    The A-Z of Cool Computer Games Do you remember what it was like when computers were new? When they seemed mysterious and exciting? Did you ever pass a grotty C15 tape around the schoolyard, or make a shop assistant quietly seethe as you asked them to load 'Manic Miner' on the computer? If you have ever had a magical garning momen...

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04 Sep 2015
Majority of Scans Temporary Off-line

The hosting of and around 70 of the Zzap! issue scans has been closed, a week or so earlier than I thought. I'm looking into getting new hosting. ... more

25 Jul 2015
Reset Magazine Zzap! Themed Issue Out Now!

Reset #07 has been released and is downloadable now. The issue pays tribute to Zzap!64 and features stunning original cover art by Anthony Stiller, paying homage to the Zzap No.1 Elite cover by legendary artist Oliver Frey. Inside there are some special guest appearances from ex-Zzap writers and characters, tribute articles, and a feature article about the C64 version of Elite by Anthony Olver of Elite Archives (C64 Elite also celebrates its 30th anniversary and was reviewed in Zzap No.1). ... more

10 Jun 2015
BIT Live Brighton 20th June - Who is going?

So who is going to BIT Live Brighton? It would be good to have a Zzap forum meetup in some pub beforehand, I believe Chris is giving a list of various meetup pubs before the event so we could pick one of them. ... more

11 Apr 2015
Next Issue of Reset magazine will be Zzap themed

As the birthday is drawing to a close, I'm happy to be able to announce that the next issue of Reset magazine will be heavily Zzap focused. ... more

11 Apr 2015
Happy 30th Birthday Zzap!

30 years to the day, Zzap!64 was born, bursting upon the C64 scene and making sure it was never quite the same again. ... more

06 Feb 2015
BIT Live Brighton 20th June 2015

Chris is organising another Back In Time Live for the 20th June! This time it's via a Kickstarter that is starting at 8pm on the 6th of February. Get in early and be in with a chance to upgrade to the after party event (for an extra £10). ... more

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