This great magazine brings back the feel of Commodore in its prime. Issue 4 has arrived in my inbox and it is a great read. Who could have known that so many years after the final computer rolled off Commodore's production lines there would still be so many games released. There is even a coverdisk to go with the mag.
Editorial: Is Retro Gaming nostalgia just a longing for the Times of Youth?
The editorial is a solid write about just what makes retro tick. The balanced approach to reviewing the retro cult is quite refreshing and resonates with my feelings.
I don't mind stating that I am looking back at the older days to rediscover the enjoyment of computing. It is interesting to read magazines with both my childhood eyes and 2020 hindsight. There are so many things that are available now that not even known to me when I switched on my C64. There are decades of magazines, books, cover disks, pictures and videos that delve into all facets of microcomputing.
I don't see retro as a last desperate grab for the better days. I see it through the lens of Modern History. There is no harm is learning recent history. And who knows? It may make me a more knowledgeable computer user in the future.
Rules of the Demoscene
Can an informal, non-organized community have rules and a law of its own? It seems natural that when a subculture is created, shaped or adapted it is difficult to create rules. However the demoscene has existed for decades a deep rooted rules still apply today.