Welcome to the story of the Commodore Amiga by Nostalgia Nerd

It's nearly time for bed but have I got an early morning surprise for you! If you want to know more about the Amiga, it's historic story and how it become the legendary system that it is known as today by many retro heads such as myself. Then you really should watch Nostalgia Nerds latest Youtube Part 1 video of ' The Amiga Story '. According to Nostalgia Nerd, who is well known for making great retro system reviews and stories, This episode deals with the "up" part of the story, and takes place during the 1980s. It charts the conception of the Lorraine machine (that would become the first Commodore Amiga), the early years and team spent working on the machine, the buyout of Atari followed by Commodore, the launch of the original Commodore Amiga machine (later renamed the Amiga 1000) and the subsequent Amiga 2000 and Amiga 500 machines which conclude before 1989 is out.

Merry Christmas from Horace - Steve Broads Christmas treat for the ZX Spectrum

Some more festive fun for our retro gaming readers, is the latest game from Steve Broad ' Merry Christmas from Horace ' for the ZX Spectrum 48K. Now many of you nostalgic geeks might remember this blue eyed, blob character with arms and legs, that's because he first appeared way back in 1982 in the Pac-Man style arcade game of Hungry Horace by Beam Software. Which was celebrated as the first arcade game for the ZX Spectrum and the first game in the Horace series, such as Horace and the Spiders and Horace Goes Skiing. Now thanks to Steve Broad, Horace is back, but this time in his own Christmas themed game collecting presents!

Bergbert III - The Blue Knight - Can you stay alive in this challenging C64 game?

I haven't posted about a SEUCK game for some time, so let's change that with a new C64 game from Phrenetic, 'Bergbert III - The Blue Knight'. If you want an easy game look away now, if you want a difficult one look no further than this game! Released during the SEUCK Game Creation Compo 2016, with development by CFS of Phrenetic, music by Response, Richard and Rob Hubbard and a fast loader by Martin Piper.You play as the blue Knight and must avoid deadly obstacles with precision timing without losing all your lives!

WinUAE 3.4.0 beta 18 RC1 - The latest Amiga emulator nears final

Great news emulator users, as after Toni Wilen recently introduced American Laser Game Laserdisc support, albeit still a work in progress. Today Toni has announced the first Amiga emulator release candidate as WinUAE 3.4.0 beta 18 RC1. Which means during this month, possibly midway you'll be seeing a fresh final edition of WinUAE 3.4.0. It's been a long month of updates filled with improvements and additions and now you too can look forward to an end of year 2016 with even more Amiga love!

A1200.Net compatible Keycaps for Amiga computers still needs your support

During this year we've always tried to keep you up to date with the latest happenings with A1200.net and their Amiga case and Keycap Kickstarters. And so we announced the very successful crowd funding campaign for the latest Amiga cases which at this time is still on course for a December delivery which includes your choice of colours pledged during the campaign. But there is a downside to all of this and that isn't any possible delays, but the keycap Kickstarter is still only at $77,080 pledged of a $102,000 goal. Which means for the time being you'll get a lovely new case and accessories but not so much the beauty of the cases teased in the video below.

Knights of Bytes announce huge milestone for Sam's Journey C64

Knights of Bytes announced a huge milestone regarding the excellent looking Sam's Journey today. The latest news is they've created 60 level maps and are pushing the capabilities of C64 hardware with the game in its current state.  The cutesy and colourful platformer Sam's Journey looks fantastic and we can't wait to check it out for ourselves.  You can follow the latest updates on Knights of Bytes' twitter and facebook.

Feral - Hunt and survive with mighty claws! (+Demo)

Are you getting hungry and feel like getting your claws into something meaty, then come and check out this rather short but impressive first person hunting game known as ' Feral '. Developed by a team of 7 Supinfogame students during one year as a graduation project, you play as a mighty hunting animal and must hunt and survive through a first person view point in a beautiful but hostile environment. Feral is available as a demo for PC, and does require an XBOX controller to play.

Amiga Christmas Crackers - A very festive unofficial Amiga CD32 release!

It's nearing the very festive time of Christmas Day and what better way to get in the mood, than another Amiga Jay Amiga CD32 compilation for you to play! Welcome to the ' Amiga Christmas Crackers' unofficial Amiga CD32 release , which has lots of cracker filled fun, with a total of 33 games, demo's and music that are included on the disc. As Amiga Jay mentions for a Yuletide surprise, there's some great little games on here that you may have never heard or played before. 

Shotgun Xmas Edition - Get into the holiday spirit with a 4-Player Death match!

Nothing quite says Christmas like a good party game, and when it comes to video games: Multiplayer death match.. Whether it was Quake 3, Call of Duty, or Bomberman 64, blowing up friends is probably the pinnacle of pure joy. Dr. Wuro industries celebrates the festive season this year with a X-mas themed version of their recent multiplayer hit: Shotgun for the Commodore 64.