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Kilobyte Magazine issue 2 of 2017 to read online


The second issue of 2017 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available online. It's about 8bit computers, with some part about the Amstrad CPC.

The issue 3 of Kilobyte Magazine is also available, but without Amstrad CPC content except an article about the Logo programmation language which was present on the CP/M disks.

8bit Annual 2018 magazine by George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh


8 bit annual magazine is the new project of George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh.

It's a paper magazine of 250 pages with content for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and MSX.

The Amstrad CPC part will cover : Hardware (DDi3 USB Floppy Drive Emulator & 512kb Memory Expansion), Previews (Babaliba, Galactic Tomb Golden Tail - Kitsune's Curse, Jarlac, Ninjajar - The Lost Levels, Robbie Strikes Back, Street Fighter 2, Space Moves 2, Sudoplus, Super Mario Bros, The Shadows of Sergoth) and reviews (Chibi Akumas Episode 2, Combat Pilot, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Finding Red, Lost CPC Games (Frogger, Acolyte, Ninja Grannies and Unpredictabal), The Lost Treasure of Cuathemoc, Pentomino 4, Turn Quest, Try To Run Away, XALK, PLUS: All 29 games form CPC retrodev reviewed).

You can now order the Amstrad CPC fanzine Quasar by Futur's on their web site


In 2009, Quasar switched from paper area to numeric as a wiki. Today, you can order the past issues of the fanzine Quasar, either in paper, disk or PDF format.

On main page, click on the link Le Bazar.

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Not without my Amstrad, an article in a spanish newspaper about Amstrad Eterno 2017


I am late, but No sin mi Amstrad is an article by Álvaro Corazón Rural with pictures by Jelena Arsic seen on Jot Down web site an also in a paper edition it seems. It's an article about the Amstrad Eterno 2017 meeting which held in Barcelona on the 18th March 2017.

A column about adventure games (Eight Bit Adventurer) in the next issues o f Eight Bit Magazine


Eight Bit Magazine will print this Eight Bit Adventurer column by Stuart Williams about the adventure games on 8bit compouters. Stuart is already writing in Eight Bit Magazine about Apple computers, and an article the apple adventurer will be in the incoming issue 3. For more informations, go read Retro Computing News.

Issue 3 of Eight Bit Magazine can be pre-ordered.

30 Go of Amstrad CPC books, newspaper, fanzines, manuals, games covers, maps, etc...


One person created a collection of 30 Gb of Amstrad CPC files as a torrent file.

You will find PDF files of

  • newspapers
  • fanzines
  • books
  • ads
  • user manual
  • technic manuals
  • cover tapes of games
  • games manuals
  • cover of tapes
  • maps and levels of games

Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 2 on Kickstarter by James Ford


Eight bit Magazine isnt the only one to be on Kickstarter, there is also Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 2 by James Ford.

This issue has 40 pages of Amstrad CPC content :

  • A feature on cart conversions for the GX4000 with C4CPC
  • An in-depth look at the M4 board expansion
  • An exclusive preview article from the forthcoming 8-bit Memoirs (thanks Mr_Lou!)
  • Part two of our floppy emulation feature - adding an LCD display and buzzer to the GoTek
  • A look at new website Everygamegoing Reviews of the latest CPC games including Magica, Imperial Mahjong, Adios a la casta and more!
  • Part two of our exciting action/drama serial, The (Alex) Van Damm Chronicles

ChinnyVision: The True Story Of How Amstrad Bought Sinclair


A new video by ChinnyVision, informations from the Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad Story by David Thomas (I did read it and found it interesting).

Alan Sugar : The Amstrad story by David Thomas

A 5 years kid in front of an Amstrad CPC (french)


Christophe Coupez put his son Stanislas in front of an Amstrad CPC 464, what should be the final verdict ?

Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux by François Quentin available as PDF


Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux is a book written by François Quentin about the Amstrad CPC. Long lost, it is now available with the agreement of the author on's forum as PDF (Epub link, PDF link, as is not up atm). Happy reading ! Thanks to ced64k for his scanning work.

cover of the book Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux by François Quentin

All the listings of Hebdogiciel within easy reach


The french newspaper Hebdogiciel published many computers listings, for all computers of the 80 era in this weekly newspaper by Shift Editions.

It was available between 1983 and 1987, and survived only with its sales, disallowing ads to stay independent.

Today, all its listing are available on Hebdogiciel.

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