So the latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine is out! It’s issue (load) 143 and there’s a nice 6 page spread on the GX4000 console!
The article itself!
This is to celebrate 25 years of the GX4000…
Featured on the front cover!
And nice they manage to get it on the front cover in some capacity!!
I get special quoted!!
But also, they interviewed me for the article if you can believe it!! I’m so very happy and excited about this! And they even large quoted me there!
And a very nice shout out!!
And gave me a shout out at the end of the article including for this very website!!
It’s a fantastic 6 page article, and probably the best I’ve seen on the console so far with interviews of Roland Perry (Amstrad), Rod Lawton (Amstad Action magazine), Stuart Middleton (Pang programmer), Ivan Horn (Robocop 2) and Robert Hunter (Burnin’ Rubber)!
Review scores revised for Copter271, Wild Streets and more!
More full reviews for the remaining games without one being completed as we speak!
Plus special videos for 2 brand new releases not for the GX4000 but related as they have enhanced features! One for the 6128 Plus machine (Rick Dangerous 128+) and one for 128k machines (Star Sabre 128)!
Sorry for a long period of in-activity on the site, 2009 ended up being a very busy year for me. Well to make up for this and as a special Xmas treat, I’ve put up a long-play video of Barbarian II : The Dungeons Of Drax on YouTube played right through to the end!
Ok so the website has now been made live to the public! Hmm I’ve really not finished and tidied everything up to my liking, but my days are getting busier and if I don’t get this online now I probably won’t for ages!
I haven’t written all the reviews in the gamebase, or done the YouTube videos yet – but at least it’ll mean I’ll have something to update on this page to let you know when something goes up
So welcome to the site and I’ll be getting some great content, scans and articles up here over the next few weeks!
Hello and welcome to my little site dedicated to the GX4000 console. You’ve reached the ‘main site’ where I’ll be posting articles, interesting info, news, interviews if I can get any that are relevant(!) and anything else that I can get my hands on!
As you’ve probably found already there are 2 sections to the site, here the main site as described above and also the ‘gamebase’ section of the site where there is information, screenshots, cheats, reviews, videos and downloads for each game officially released.
This is really just a bit of fun for me and something to do in the little free time I have (I am a very busy guy!), but mainly to just re-introduce me to web design again after so many years. The gamebase section I’ve completely hard coded myself in PHP and MySQL, but as for this section I’ve settled on a WordPress base just to get something online otherwise I’ll be forever more coding something similar. I’m not a big fan of CMS and WordPress (there’s been much swearing at things that don’t work like they should) but for now at least something is up online, so in the coming months you’ll probably see some changes!
I’ve loved all my Amstrad related stuff for many years and I just felt that a good all round encompassing website would be a nice tribute to this often laughed at console – given how little was released in support of it there’s not a great deal to add, but rest assured there’s always something to be made a record of. So I decided to do a site that contains everything you need in one place and to share some nice memories. There are many great Amstrad sites on the net that have GX4000 stuff including cpczone.net’s gamebase, John King’s PCWKing site listing all the games, cpcmania.com who scanned in all the manuals, the CPCWiki with various info – all great work for sure – but I felt the need to pull it all together into one place with more detail. It’s not designed as any kind of competition, but another contribution to the ‘scene’ as a fun tool and to keeping the Amstrad alive in the minds of everyone as long as possible.
Anyway, thanks for visiting and be sure to check back once in a while for new content and updates of course In the mean time I’ll be creating some YouTube videos and starting writing out the articles I have in my head to do…
A new site where you can buy and sell your own retro games, ran by a very good friend of mine who is a serious and knowledgeable collector in his own right. From Amstrad GX4000 carts to ZX Spectrum tapes with Xbox, Ninentdo and more inbetween! Customers can manage their own collections in great detail along with wanted lists and a new feature coming soon which will allow them to value their games done via a system which has been collecting data from the same games sold online elsewhere!