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Lady Decade always has the dirt on rare and obscure consoles from a UK perspective. This is about the lost Amiga CD64.
 

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The Amiga FINALLY gets the mini console treatment. I give it a full workout, unboxing, set-up, testing every included game, how to load your own games onto it and then some thing it wasn't designed for. How well can it run demos and Amiga Workbench?
 

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An LGR review of the Book 8088 and Hand 386, newly-made retro computers on Aliexpress! No emulation here, these are DOS PCs running an 8088 and 386SX processor, using legacy chips on custom PCBs melded with open source projects, off-the-shelf components, and injection molded enclosures. They sure are neat! But lots of compromises, drawbacks, and odd design decisions.
 

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Step back in time and check out this 1985 Computer Chronicles television show where they discuss the technology of the time which happened to be the Amiga and ST.
 

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Yes folks, I'm looking at oft forgotten 1980s Commodore machine, the Commodore 16.Woefully underpowered, Commodore still launched it in 1984. And They probably shouldn't have bothered.
 

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The Amiga 3000 is often regarded as the best model of the classic Commodore Amiga machines ever. But why does it have that reputation and is it deserved?
 

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Board level upgrade video for the Atari 600XL


 

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The Jack Tramiel Trilogy: From Commodore to Atari | Kim Justice


The three classic Kim Justice videos covering the life and career of Jack Tramiel in boxset, from the terrors of his younger days, his glory years in charge of Commodore and overseeing computers like the C64, and his war with his former company at the head of Atari with the ST. Enjoy!
 

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The 8-Bit Guy: The 6502 CPU Powered a Whole Generation!


The 6502 CPU has powered so many computers. The 8-Bit guy breaks it all down and discusses the history.
 

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The Tandy 1000 - The best MS-DOS computer in 1984


The Tandy 1000 was clearly the best MS-DOS computer of its time featuring better sound, graphics and being cheaper due to integration than the IBM PC.
 

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Why The Gameboy's Engineering Is So Impressive


When the Gameboy first launched, its simple design was considered a drawback — but it's the very reason the console and its games became so hugely successful.
 
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The Story of Mastertronic and Arcadia: Masters of Budget Games | Kim Justice


Mastertronic became one of the biggest UK studios in the 1980's by releasing quality 8-bit budget titles on a large scale -- other companies hated them for it, but they all had to follow them. This video covers that success, but also their failings, including the Arcadia Select System -- an attempt to put Amiga titles on the arcade floor. Enjoy!

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