November 23rd, 2015 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Retro Scan, Thanksgiving, holidays, family, Laser, Laser 128, Apple, Apple II, Apple IIc, clones, advertisement, Family Computing, 1987
A family on the move
This Apple II-clone machine became popular in the mid-late 1980s as a low-cost alternative to the Apple IIc (almost half the price but twice the RAM), especially for home use. I have a Laser 128 in nearly pristine condition in the box, and it feels nice to use. It echoes the integrated form factor of the IIc, which makes it convenient to setup in a pinch if you need to pull out an Apple II in an emergency. Or at least that's how I use it.
Happy Thanksgiving from VC&G
[ From Family and Home Office Computing, November 1987, p.69 ]
Discussion Topic of the Week: Do you have any Thanksgiving computer or gaming traditions? Tell us about them.
November 26th, 2013 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Thanksgiving, megapost, Thanksgiving Collection, holidays, family, family gaming, multiplayer, Gauntlet IV, Super Bomberman, Mario Kart
Hello, and welcome to VC&G's 2013 Thanksgiving Spectacular. I'm your host for this evening, Burt Edwards.
Thanksgiving is a great excuse to spend time with family around a four-player game of Gauntlet IV for the Sega Genesis. Or perhaps a Super Bomberman tournament. Or eight-player networked Atari Jaguar Battlesphere? Did I mention a 16-player Mario Kart Double Dash LAN battle?
One of each, please.
But before you stuff yourself with turkey and get lost in multiplayer fragfests, feel free to enjoy the following Thanksgiving-themed posts I have culled from the annals of VC&G history.
That is all for now. Let the thankfulness begin!
Happy Thanksgiving from Vintage Computing and Gaming
December 31st, 2012 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Retro GIF, GIF, Happy New Year, raytraced, holidays, Macintosh, PhotoMac, StrataVision 3D
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In honor of the impending New Year, I bring you this ray traced image that dates back to December 1992 — 20 years ago — and celebrates New Year 1993.
As per its inscription, this image was created using StrataVision 3D and retouched with PhotoMac by its author, CT. I have not determined who CT is yet, but I will do some more poking around soon and update this entry if I find out. (If you find out first, please let me know.)
Happy New Year!
[ Wondering what a GIF is? Read the introduction to this column. ]
|Retro GIF of the Week Fact Box
|Source File Name:
|Source File Date:
||December 16, 1992
|Source File Format:
||GIF - 87a (non-interlaced)
||640 x 480 pixels
(bits per pixel):
|8-bit (256 color)
||Likely December 1992
If you know more about the origin of this image, please leave a comment.
November 22nd, 2007 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Thanksgiving, holidays, vacation, Ulaf Silchov
On behalf of the entire Vintage Computing and Gaming staff (me), I'd like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. If, by chance, you're hungry to read something Thanksgiving-related, you can check out a rambling piece I wrote last year called "What Computer Nerds Should Be Thankful For."
Now go, be with your family. Eat some turkey. Have fun and play a few games. I'll be back next week with more interesting vintage material to chew on. In the mean time, everybody's favorite writer, Ulaf, will keep an eye on the place.