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    Overview

    The idea is that it would be a pseudo-interactive zine, focusing on retro gaming. That is, in modern times, using and working with classic gaming.

    Content Submission

    All content should be emailed to yorgle@gmail.com

    All submissions will remain owned by the original author(s), and will be reproduced online, or perhaps in a device-specific application which may be sold for money. All content will be redistributed with a CC BY-SA Creative Commons Share Alike license.

    Any images, video, audio, binaries, or media files should also be emailed to the above address.

    Please also include a note as to how you want to be credited, an associated weblink for yourself, twitter account, etc.

    Topics could include:

    • Letters - comments on the previous issue from readers
    • Storytime - nostalgic retelling of an old event
    • Repair - Getting an old machine running again
    • Hardware Mods - make an old machine run better, or run with modern environments (BenHeck?)
    • Software Mods - hacking roms for fun
    • Homebrew - writing new stuff for old machines
    • Art - showcase classic game art, or new art using classic devices
    • BASIC - new basic programs to type in, or showcase hidden features
    • Explorations - Explorations of the technology (Like Warthurton's Apple II talk)
    • Comic - Web Comic of some kind? (I volunteer NORT for this.)

    Perhaps take on column names like AmigaWorld used to have; "Notepad" for editorial, "Zeitgeist" for recent news, "Hors d'œuvres" for hints and tips, etc.

    Hardware covered:

    • Consoles through Fifth Generation (and possibly some 6th -- gamecube)
      • NES, Saturn, Genesis, Playstation 1, Atari Jaguar, Atari VCS, Pong, Intellivision, Coleco Adam etc
    • 8, 16, and 32 bit non-x86 home computers
      • Atari 400, 800, ST, Amiga (all Models), Atari ST,TT,Falcon, Commodore 64, Plus 4, Pet, Vic-20, TI 99/4A, Tandy CoCo, Aquarius
    • Pocket Computers
      • All Tandy, TRS-80 Pocket Computers

    Aesthetic And Format

    • Each issue will be available on the web as a multipage HTML
    • Each issue will be available as a multipage PDF download
    • Each issue will be available as an HTML-5 offline app ref for iPad and iPhone
    • The pages should be reminiscent of AmigaWorld (example) (example scanned pdf, 50mb), with a light, retro feel.
    • Each column should have its own logo, which we can use for quick navigation, as well as identification, like the EPCOT Logos

    Related:

    • Classic Gaming gatherings and lanparties - play the old games

Overview

The idea is that it would be a pseudo-interactive zine, focusing on retro gaming. That is, in modern times, using and working with classic gaming.

Content Submission

All content should be emailed to yorgle@gmail.com

All submissions will remain owned by the original author(s), and will be reproduced online, or perhaps in a device-specific application which may be sold for money. All content will be redistributed with a CC BY-SA Creative Commons Share Alike license.

Any images, video, audio, binaries, or media files should also be emailed to the above address.

Please also include a note as to how you want to be credited, an associated weblink for yourself, twitter account, etc.

Topics could include:

Perhaps take on column names like AmigaWorld used to have; "Notepad" for editorial, "Zeitgeist" for recent news, "Hors d'œuvres" for hints and tips, etc.

Hardware covered:

Aesthetic And Format

Related: