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Podcast Episode #121 - Chris Abbott - The Little Books Of Soundchips

We're happy to have Chris Abbott in our new podcast episode, a british chiptune musician and true master of the C64 SID chip. Right now he is working on an extensive book about soundchips which is set to be released by Fusion Retro Book. The interview starts 10 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 21, 2021 // Read more »


Unboxing: ZZAP! Annual 2021 & ZZAP! 64 Micro Action Issue 1 Sampler

The Annual was funded on Kickstarter and features game reviews and articles, including an exclusive Tony Crowther interview by Mark Hellewell, Andrew Braybrook - In His Own Words looking back at some of his classic games. Perks shown include the Oli Frey art print and the 2022 Calendar filled with Oli Frey artwork. The Issue 1 sampler perk is a 28-page preview of ZZAP! 64 Micro Action, the new A5 bimonthly magazine from Fusion Retro Books. Featuring the same mix of game reviews and articles, this sample copy includes the long-awaited Soul Force review and Simon Butler's Art Gallery.

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 04, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #91 - From Vultures to Vampires with David Pleasance

David Pleasance is the former marketing director for Commodore, and gained notoriety for his use of software bundles to sell computers, especially in the UK. He's also the author of "Commodore - The Inside Story", which detailed the internal workings of Commodore during its waning years. He's following this book up with a look at the Amiga: "From Vultures to Vampires", which looks at what became of Amiga after Commodore vanished into the mist. David joins AJ and Joerg today to talk about his time at Commodore, how other companies can carry on the torch, and about his new book, which is on Kickstarter. (Interview beings at 24:00)

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 03, 2020 // Read more »


unboxing the Atari 2600/7800: A visual compendium book!

Our famous member and editor Andrew has a look at the new Atari 2600/7800: A visual compendium book! more about it at https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk More about Scene World at https://www.sceneworld.org

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 12, 2020 // Read more »


Video Interview with Holger "Harvey Dent" Weßling

Holger tells us about his time publishing and writing books and software for the Amiga under Data Becker and later on other publishing houses. He talks a lot about the atmospheres and little stories and background about the times of computer book / software publishing in the 90s and throughout his book publishing today including the books for the C64 Mini and Maxi

Posted by Nafcom on May 24, 2020 // Read more »


Video interview with Christian Spanik -Part 5 - Working at Data Becker

In part 5 of our interview series with computer media pioneer Christian Spanik, we talk about how it was to work for Data Becker.

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 09, 2019 // Read more »