What I Did On My Sum...

I haven’t written anything here for a couple of months now. (Sorry about that.) It all started back in May, when I went on holiday to Wales. (The same bit of Wales I went to last year, in fact, and wrote an article about but then lost it somewhere. Ahem.) Now, last year’s stay was...

Random observation

I clicked on ‘Who’s Who’ on the main page because it seems about time I learn who I am. But instead of interesting revelations or scandalous allegations, I was simply taken to a blank space with the message ‘Error on page’. This could be seen as post-modern irony....

Indiana Jones and the Sequel

If you’re excited about the new Indiana Jones film (and having seen it last weekend – did we say that already? – we’d agree that you have every reason to be), then you might like to wander over to World of Spectrum, and the “i” section of their archive in particular. You may recall that, long before the fourth film was made, a jolly little adventure was released entitled “Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis”, which was firmly worthy of the name. Like Jon and Nathan you may have loved it and cursed at its mind-bending trickery on the PC, but if you’re not going to see the new film...

Where Are They Now?

Number 651: The Zombies from Zombi Clutching our chainsaw close to our chest (but not too close, obviously), we set out to track down the undead hordes that had marked UbiSoft’s first foray into gaming back in 1990… Unfortunately most of the undead protagonists from Zombi were...

Where Are They Now?

Something you might be forgiven for pondering concerning the YS3 team… but fear not! There is life in this old horse yet, as it bounds gracefully over the next jump and canters over the finish. Number 97: The Ants from Ant Attack Now that we’re living in the twenty-first century...

MySpeccy.com

So, there’s a new site on the web that offers a Java-based Speccy emulator and records your scores. You’ll be playing against ooh, just about everyone (including me!) and most likely getting your arse kicked by just about everyone (except me!). Go and sign up here –...

A Postcard from Aust...

Helloooo! Having a lovely time! Wish you were here! How’s the weather? Say hello to the cat lady for me and make sure she has enough kit-e-kat to be going on with.  So I here I was wondering what on earth I could do as a first post to this new incarnation of YS3 when a rather large...

Complete Guide to Spectrum Games – Part 12

You know how we’re actually quite lucky that Codemasters don’t allow distribution of their games, so I can use it as an excuse not to review all their ‘Advanced Simulators’? Well, unfortunately the same thing didn’t happen with the word ‘alien’. There are, in fact, more than one or two such games. So go get some snacks, and a nice big glass of Fanta, because this is gonna be a long one. (Oo-er.) Alien – Gary Howland This is a little interesting to look at. Look at those walls! All bright and cartoony, and not a bit of colour clash. So why am I controlling a piece of fluff dodging bits of...

Facebook YS group

Try to ignore your initial revulsion at the word Facebook – suggested slogan: ‘It’s crap ! (in an annoyingly addictive kind of way)’ – and read on. Yes, I know, this ‘social networking’ site seems to be taking over the world but there are a few...

Get That Light Out!

So, apparently my monitor isn’t broken and Earth Hour takes place today. We’re supposed to turn our lights off between 8 and 9pm wherever we are as a symbolic gesture towards solving the energy consumption/global warming palaver. Well, I’ve been doing my bit already –...

Complete Guide to Spectrum Games – Part 11

I�ve been resisting the temptation to check just how many more games I�ve got to get through until now. In fact, I was starting to feel quite pleased with how far through the As I�d got. Then I realised that I while I�ve got fifty-six more As to get through on my computer, there are actually another six hundred and sixty two more As to get through on WoS. And in thirteen days I�ll have been at it for nearly a year. So, if I want to finish the first letter in the first year, then that�s six hundred and sixty two divided by thirteen� carry the nine� um� 50.9 games a day. Alright then. Alcatraz...

Desperately Seeking ...

So I’m still looking for the Virgin Games version of Judge Dredd, and I still haven’t found it. One of you must have it. Come on, let me in on the almost-certainly-disappointing action! Please?