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Micro: The 6502 Journal was an early computer magazine, or really technical journal, dedicated to computers and computer kits based on the 6502 CPU. These included the likes of the KIM-1, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit and later on the VIC-20 and Commodore 64 among others. The first issue from October/November 1977 features the brand new Apple II on the cover and the contents include:
- Cheap Memory for the KIM-1 – by Byron Salzsieder – has an expanded KIM-1, KIMSI, and is currently waiting for delivery of a Micromind.
- Terminal Interface Monitor (TIM) for the 6500 Family – by Oliver Hold – “The Computer Doctor” for Microcomputers, Inc., microcomputer teacher and consultant, micro-systems designer.
- We’re Number One! – An Editorial
- Inside the Apple II – by Arthur Feruzzi – a confirmed “computer nut” who owns a number of 6502 microcomputers – assembled, kit and homebrew.
- Rockwell International and the 6502 – by Arthur Ferruzzi – currently designing some special purpose micro-systems, 6502 based, of course.
- The PET’s IEEE-488 Bus: Blessing or Curse? – by Charles Floto – Editor of Buss and Yankee Bits and freelance writer and photography whose work has appeared in Byte, Personal Computing, and Kilobaud.
- 6502 Related Companies – by Mike Rowe – prefers hexadecimal notation since he has eight fingers on each hand.
- Hypertape and Ultratape – by Robert M. Tripp – Editor of MICRO, author of PLEASE and other software and hardware for the KIM-1.
- KIM-Based Degree Day Dispatcher – by Mike Rowe – Computer consultant for the Starship Enterprise.
- Computer Controlled Relays – by Robert M. Tripp – Microprocessor consultant and lecturer.
- 6502 Bibliography – by William Dial – Retired Research Chemist with a KIM-1 and several 6502-based OSI boards.
- 6502 Reference Car
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment was my favorite video games magazine of the late 1980s/early 1990s. The June 1992 issue featured the newly released Street Fighter II for the Super Nintendo on the cover and included:
- The Conquest of Cron: A Player’s Guide to Might & Magic, Part I – Might & Magic for the Genesis is one of the largest role-playing games on any game system. Our game guide will help you get over the worst hurdles, so you can get down to serious adventuring.
- Superheroes on the Scrolling Screen – Comic-book heroes have long been the focus of some video-game related companies. Join us as we take a look at characters that have made the successful transition from comics to video games.
- A.C.M.E. Show Report – Held once every year, the American Coin Machine Exposition exposes electronic gaming’s latest entries in the coin-op division. This year’s offerings in San Antonio won’t disappoint you.
- Bringing The Hardwood Home: Electronic Basketball – 1992 Style – The basketball season ran longer this year, giving software developers extra time to produce more entries. Join our expert as he surveys the best three-point games around.
- Video-Game Reviews – Street Fighter II, The World Warrior, Splatterhouse 2, Defenders of Dynatron City, The Blues Brothers, Spanky’s Quest, Gunbota, Raiden Trad, Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge, Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?, Rival Turf and Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston.
- Gaming on the Go – Crystal Warriors, Turn and Burn and Basketbrawl.
- Computer-Game Previews – John Madden Football, A-Train and American Gladiators.
- Computer-Game Reviews – The Taking of Beverly Hills, Populous II, The Simpsons: Bart’s House of Weirdness, Elvira II: The Jaws of Cereberus, Flames of Freedom, Bush Buck Global Treasure Hunter, Bloodwych, Super Tetris, Out of This World, Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood, Glider 4.0 and Falcon 3.0a.
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