New video: Shorts – Plok (SNES)

My new “shorts” video examines Plok from 1993 by Software Creations on the SNES. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Plok aus dem Jahr 1993 von Software Creations auf dem SNES. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte und Musik […]

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In September

After the summer heat of August, September was a more subdued month, though over the years the history of computer and video games certainly had its moments in September. This time, there are no death dates and only three birthdays to celebrate: well-known German author Harald Evers, who tragically died of a heart attack in […]

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My short stint as a graphics artist

Way back in the summer of 1989, while on a vacation in Düsseldorf, I worked as a backup graphics artist at Rainbow Arts on the promotional (AdWare) game Sunny Shine on the Funny Side of Life – then called Sunny Shine: The L&M Game. It’s a long story. I created one of the locations and […]

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New video: Shorts – Goldrunner (Atari ST)

My new “shorts” video examines Goldrunner from 1987 by Microdeal on the Atari ST. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Goldrunner aus dem Jahr 1987 von Microdeal auf dem Atari ST. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte und Musik […]

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New video: Shorts – Ballblazer (Atari 8-bit)

My new “shorts” video examines Ballblazer from 1985 by Lucasfilm Games on the Atari 8-bit range. As always, it features a representative scene and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Ballblazer aus dem Jahr 1985 von Lucasfilm Games auf der Atari 8-Bit-Reihe. Wie immer biete ich […]

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New article – The British Scene

I have published my first full-scale article on Medium. (As usual, while trying out formatting options and the like, I unwittingly hit the publish button, and now I might as well leave it there. It’s finished anyway.) It’s a deep look at the gaming scene in Great Britain in the 1980s, especially its particular computer […]

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New video: Shorts – Hawkeye (C64)

My new “shorts” video examines Hawkeye from 1988 by Thalamus on the C64. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Hawkeye aus dem Jahr 1988 von Thalamus auf dem C64. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte und Musik aus dem […]

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New video: Shorts – Code Name: Viper (NES)

My new “shorts” video examines Code Name: Viper from 1990 by Capcom on the NES. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Code Name: Viper aus dem Jahr 1990 von Capcom auf dem NES. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte […]

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New video: Shorts – Max Headroom (C64)

My new “shorts” video examines Max Headroom from 1986 by Quicksilva on the C64. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. The CPC and Spectrum versions of the game can be downloaded at the Pickford Bros’ official website. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Max Headroom […]

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New video: Shorts – Castlevania (NES)

My new “shorts” video examines Castlevania from 1986 by Konami on the Famicom/NES. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. The game is available on several platforms as a part of the “Castlevania Anniversary Collection”. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Castlevania aus dem Jahr 1986 […]

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