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You Youngsters Don’t Know What Telephones Were Like When I Were a LAD.
I remember phone boxes having Buttons A and B. You had to insert your coins into the slot and press button A if someone answered that call. If nobody answered you pressed button B and got your money back. We used to visit local phone boxes and if you pressed button B you would sometimes get money back when people had forgotten to press it if their call wasn’t connected. Before the arrival of STD codes you would often have to ask the operator to connect to you a number outside your local area.
Jeremy Harpham on The 15 greatest video games of the 80s!
How many have you played?
There’s even one in here that Ted will recognise.
15. Maniac Mansion (1987, Lucasfilm Games)
14. Jet Set Willy (1984, Software Projects)
13. Track & Field (1983, Konami)
12. Impossible Mission (1984, Epyx)
11. Kung-Fu Master (1984, Irem)
10. Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (1985, Origin Systems)
9. OutRun (1986, Sega)
8. SimCity (1989, Electronic Arts)
7. Robotron 2084 (1982, Williams Electronics)
6. Gauntlet (1985, Atari)
5. Gradius (1985, Konami)
4. Elite (1984, Acornsoft/Firebird)
3. Super Mario Bros 3 (1988, Nintendo)
2. Pac-Man (1980, Namco)
1. Tetris (1984, various)
Hardline on the hardware:
Flap your trap about an App:
Sony Is Planning to Bring More of its ‘Iconic IP’ to Mobile – Run Sackboy Run
Joysticks (careful now!)
I have one of these for my Amstrad CPC 464 and it was crap, but that didn’t stop me
I had one of these for my A1200
Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted
Elgato Stream Deck – Live Content Creation Controller with 15 Customizable LCD Keys, Adjustable Stand for Windows 10 and MacOS 10.13 or Later £10 off, now £129 with 5x
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 £559.01 off!
TP-Link Tapo Smart Plug Wi-Fi Outlet, Works with Amazon Alexa (Echo and Echo Dot), Google Home, Wireless Smart Socket, Remote Control Timer Switch, Device Sharing, No Hub Required – Tapo P100 (4-Pack) – Was: £49.99 Now: £28.67
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