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  • Wasteland (DOS, Apple 2, Commodore 64)

    ‘Wasteland’

    [DOS / APPLE2 / C64] [USA] [MAGAZINE] [1988]

    • Computer Gaming World, August 1988 (#50)
    • via CGW Museum
    • ‘Wasteland’ ring a bell to anyone? Hopefully it does, since it was a huge contributor to the book of what we see in popular post-nuke games! It even got a sequel through Kickstarter a couple years back, and before that it spawned a spiritual sequel that you may have heard of: Fallout!

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  • Commodore Power/Play – January 1982

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    Source: Commodore Power Play – Volume 1, Number 1 – January 1982

    Commodore Power/Play was one of a few different magazines published by Commodore over the years that eventually culminated in Commodore Magazine. Commodore Power/Play focused on gaming and other fun or hobby related things you could do with your computer as opposed to business or productivity uses. The January 1982 issue would have been out more than half a year before the Commodore 64 was released so its focus was on the VIC-20 and to a lesser extent the more business oriented PET line.

    The January 1982 issue of Commodore Power/Play includes:

    FUN…

    • Access: Commodore User Groups
    • The VIC Magician – Sleight-of-hand for getting the most from your VIC
    • Play Blackdragon – Our hero fights monsters in The Source’s magic labyrinth
    • A Little VIC Music – A mystery tune from VIC expert Jim Butterfield
    • VIC 20 Helps Deliver the News – A computer whiz kid runs his paper route with a VIC
    • Maryland “VIC-ar” Computerizes Sermons – Somebody up there likes the VIC
    • No More Pencils, No More Books – Learning at home can be fun with these educational programs

    GAMES…

    • Joystick Control on the VIC – Technical tips for joysticking by Andy Finkel
    • Great Cartridge Games for the VIC 20 – A run-down of the best available
    • Flip Out With VICFLIP-IV – Type and save this challenging game program listing by Jim Dubrouillet and Sean Smith

    …AND BEYOND

      • Tele/Scope – Scoping out telecommunications
      • JINSAM Gives a Golden Anniversary Party
      • Best Books – Helpful reading for both beginners and advanced users
      • Book Review – Freelance expert Bob Baker reviews the VIC 20 Programmer’s Reference Guide
      • Program Review – A helpless beginner reviews Commodore’s “Introduction to BASIC”
      • Get Serious – What’s happening on the POWERful side of Commodore products
      • Future File – Commodore MAX Machine and Commodore 64 Introduced

    …and more!





  • Compute!’s Gazette – June 1989

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    Source: Compute!’s Gazette – Issue Number 72 – June 1989

    Compute! was a multi-format computer magazine published throughout most of the 1980s and early 1990s. Compute! also had several spin-off publications there were specific to one particular computer. Most of them didn’t last very long but the exception was Compute!’s Gazette. Compute!’s Gazette covered the Commodore 64, Commodore 128 and early on, the VIC-20. It was published from 1983 until 1990 as a stand-alone magazine and then it continued as an insert until 1993 and finally as a disk only publication until 1995.

    The June 1989 issue includes the following:

    Features

    • Best Arcade Sports Games
    • Guide to Commodore User Groups, Part 2

    Reviews

    • First over Germany
    • Jordan vs. Bird: One on One
    • Rocket Ranger
    • Predator
    • Deathlord
    • Minimodem-C

    Games

    • Jericho II: The Revenge
    • Match Mania

    Programming

    • Grafix Converter
    • Ramdisk
    • Hi-Res 80 for the 128
    • SpeedCount
    • BASIC for Beginners: Bugbusters
    • Power BASIC: 128 Monitor Enhancer
    • The Programmer’s Page: Self-Modifying BASIC
    • Machine Language Programming: Laws of Motion
    • MacroBASIC

    Departments

    • The GEOS Column: Help Pad
    • Horizons: The Commodore 128 – A Dinosaur?
    • D’Iversions: Nintendo Revisited

    …and more!