Andy Warhol Digital Images Recovered From Old Amiga Disks

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Commodore Amiga computer equipment used by Andy Warhol
source: Hyperallergic

No need to rub your eyes in disbelief, it is all true – Andy Warhol’s digital artistic works have been recovered from 30 year old Amiga diskettes, as reported by BBC News.

Commodore commissioned Warhol to create a series of works to aid the launch of their Amiga 1000. Thank you to the Carnegie Mellon University’s computer club, these long lost works were (painstakingly) recovered. Who said diskettes oxidised?

The discovery and recovery of Andy Warhol’s digital images has been filmed for the Trapped: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Experiments documentary, to be shown on May 10 at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh. The documentary will be available online at nowseethis. Make sure you mark your diary!

Screen shot showing list of Warhol created digital works

Screen shot showing list of Warhol created digital works
source: Academia

Andy Warhol, "Venus"

Andy Warhol, “Venus” [1985]
source: Hyperallergic

Andy Warhol, “Campbell’s”

Andy Warhol, “Campbell’s” [1985]
source: Hyperallergic

Andy Warhol, “Andy2″

Andy Warhol, “Andy2″ [1985]
source: Hyperallergic

 

STACK Magazine Feature: Video Game Collecting

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It is always great to see that our video gaming hobby (Ed: It’s really our passion!) get its just desserts in mainstream media. When STACK Magazine contacted us to contribute to a feature about video game collecting, we didn’t hesitate.

You can read the article in the April issue of STACK magazine, which you can pick up for free at your local JB Hi-Fi store, or you can check it out online.

More ausretrogamer and retro gaming in the media at CNET and Nintendo Life!

Hooray for retro gaming!

 

EB Games Expo 2014

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Get excited gamers! Tickets to EB Games Expo 2014 go on sale tomorrow (April 24, 10AM AEST)!

Australia’s biggest video gaming event caters for all gamers, from the modern to retro! I can’t wait to check out the Retro Central Park Freeplay City area which will be run by our very good friends, Weird and Retro.

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If you are in Sydney and are free between October 3 – 5, then you should get yourself down to the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park precinct  for one heck of a weekend! If you are from interstate or overseas, then I hope this event tempts you to come to Sydney! Hope to see you there!

All images sourced from and remain the property of: EB Games Expo 2014

 

‘C64: A Visual Commpendium’ – New Stretch Goals

In case you have been living off the grid for the past month, the Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium Kickstarter campaign has been funded. Are we rapt? Of course we are! A huge congratulations to Sam Dyer and Bitmap Books for hitting their target.

With a week to go, you would think Sam would take it easy and take some well earned rest. But that is not how Sam rolls. After a fantastic response to the campaign, it doesn’t end there. Sam has been busy behind the scenes coming up with some great stretch goals, pulling together some new pledges and getting some new contributors on-board. Let the drooling begin!

New pledges
These include: signed Psytronik Software goodies, a personalised avatar by legendary C64 artist S.I.T, signed Oliver Frey goodies and a ‘one off’ framed Last Ninja print signed by original artist, Steinar Lund. There will be two more very special pledges coming this week – keep an eye out on the Kickstarter page!

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New book contributors
Great news on the contributor front as some true legends of the industry have agreed to be involved in the book. The new contributors include:

  • Gary Penn (Zzap!64)
  • Dan Phillips (Armalyte)
  • Stephen Thomson (S.I.T)
  • Jon Hare (Sensible Software)
  • Steven Day (STE’86)
  • Philip & Andrew Oliver (The Oliver Twins)
  • Andrew Hewson & Rob Hewson (www.hewsonconsultants.com)
  • Steve Rowland (Thalamus)
  • Robin Levy (Armalyte)
  • Jacco Van ‘t Riet (Boys without Brains)
  • Jonathan Temples (Thalamus/Codemasters)
  • James Leach (Commodore Format)

Stretch goals
As the campaign goes further over it’s total, the extra money will be used to add extras to the print specification of the book. This will include adding a dustcover, spot varnish to the cover, extra pages to the pagination and finally, an enhanced PDF. All backers will benefit from hitting these goals.

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If you have pledged already, these new rewards are quite enticing. If you have not yet pledged, then surely it is time to dig deep and support this wonderful Kickstarter campaign.

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c64_SamAbout Sam
Sam has over 10 years experience as an award winning professional Graphic Designer, working for agencies in London and also in the South West of England. His passion for design and also the Commodore 64, mean that he is ideally placed to create this book to the highest possible standard.
Follow Sam (aka: MrSidc64) on Twitter

 

C64_BitmapAbout Bitmap Books
A new publisher specialising in beautifully designed and produced books all about video games. Commodore 64: a visual commpendium is the first book by Bitmap Books.

 

10 Little Known Facts About Sonic The Hedgehog

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I love video gaming facts, especially those little known about ones. When it comes to Sonic, I knew about his original working-title name, Mr Needlemouse, but I definitely didn’t know about the early designs having him lead a music band with a Madonna girlfriend!

The Alltime10s crew have given us 10 very little known facts about Sonic The Hedgehog. Watch the video, you may learn something new about Sega’s speedy blue mascot.


source: Alltime10s

Retro Bundle 3 Giveaway

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With the Easter break fast approaching, don’t just gorge yourself on those lovely chocolate Easter bunnies, play some video games.

To get you started playing games, we have five Groupees Retro 3 Bundles to give-away. To enter, email us here and tell us what your favourite video gaming platform is. It is that easy! Hurry up, you only have till midday on Good Friday (GMT +10) to enter! The five lucky winners will be selected at random and will be notified via email. 

Good luck!

 

Urban Legend: The Atari Burial Site

atari-landfillWhat are your plans for April 26? You want to be part of a historic event? Do you love Atari folklore? Then make your travel arrangements to the Alamogordo Landfill in New Mexico (USA) and watch the Fuel Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment Studios production team excavate the landfill to search for some Atari treasure. What will they dig up – will it just be E.T cartridges or just a mangled mess of plastic junk? I do wonder. Perhaps we should let sleeping dogs lie. Better still, read the Atari Inc. – Business Is Fun book instead, it will save you from travelling to New Mexico.

What do you think about this landfill excavation event?

Alamogordo Landfill Excavation Details:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Alamogordo Landfill
4276 Highway 54 S
Alamogordo, NM 88310

image source: GotGame