Aug 092016

James Ford is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to finance a new quarterly Amstrad CPC fanzine called “Colour Personal Computing”. The fanzine itself will be in A5 style in black and white – just like the old fanzines of the 90s 🙂 and the best above all, the first issue is almost finished and can be shipped in September. Its main focus is on games, but there will be also articles about hardware, demos and applications, of course. To get the 1st issue, you just have to “back” it with 3 GBP / ~3.50 EUR.

According to the Kickstarter campaign, you can expect the following for the first issue:

  • Reviews of the latest CPC games including Jewel Warehouse, CoolBox and Let’s Go!
  • A feature on the upcoming game, Doomsday Lost Echoes, including an interview with its creator.
  • A special feature on the latest CPC hardware expansions.
  • A beginners guide to Floppy Disk emulators.
  • The first part of a new drama serial, “The (Alex) Van Damm Chronicles” and lots of other silliness.
  • Lots, lots more (it’s fantastic that we’re in a position where there’s so much to write about the CPC!).

The deadline for this campaign is 21st August 2016, 20:19 CEST, so be sure to support the campaign on Kickstarter.

Colour Personal Computing - The Amstrad CPC Fanzine

Sep 112010

And another great article by Retroaction magazine. This time it is the Amstrad Action all time Top 10 games. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Amstrad Action, they show the 10 games which have been top rated in the reviews of the 117 issues. Be sure to read “Amstrad Action All Time Top 10 Games”.


Sep 102010

Do you remember the Amstrad Action? For sure! And do you remember the Amstrad Action tribute magazine? I hope so. The Retroaction magazine published an article about the making of the tribute magazine, so be sure to read this article.
If you don’t know the Amstrad Action tribute magazine, you can download or order the printed version (very high quality – I own one :)) from

Mar 252010

Maybe you remember CPC Oxygen from their great CPC magazine which was published some years ago. John Kavanagh has now updated the CPC Oxygen website to use a WordPress system. The great thing about that is, that you can now register there and write your own articles for CPC Oxygen. The site also features an Amstrad Action archive.

Be sure to go there: (the old page is still accessible under


Dec 282009

The online magazine “Low Res” is now available. The idea of this magazine was to bring discmags into the internet. It features mostly articles from the Atari ST point of view… so why do I mention it here? Well, the current issue – number 2 – contains at least two articles which are CPC related. The first one was a cooperation with the german CPC forum and tries to deal with the prejudices which other users with other systems have about the CPC. The second is a meeting report of the XzentriX 2009 which is a retro meeting in Seeshaupt / Germany. It normally gets visited by a lot of (german) CPC users, too.

Here are the contents of issue 2:

  • Editorial
  • News
  • The future of ST web collections: Atarimania
  • The truth about the Amstrad CPC
  • The future of the patches
  • Where are they now? Missing Demos.
  • Sodium by Rave Noise Overscan.
  • Cernit Trandafir by Dead Hackers Society.
  • Alt Party 2009 – Man versus Machine versus rain!
  • The beast and the bird under load
  • Xzentrix 2009 – party report
  • Sundown 2009 Party Report
  • The future for the CT63 lies in smaller things?
  • An old trick re-used?
  • My life with the CT63
  • Wiz2600 – an Atari 2600 emulator for the GP2X Wiz
  • UltraSatan in use, some quirks and workarounds.
  • JayMSA – multifeatured disk image handling for Atari ST
  • A brief history of the ST.
  • 20 years ago
  • An interview with Rygar about the Lynx and its 20 years.

You can read the new issue directly on the Low Res website.

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