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Logon's run - 3D meets the aging bits by Overflow, making-of

04/25/2017 - 23:09 - genesis8

As it was previously stated, the Logon's run - 3D meets the aging bits demo making-of by Overflow is available on NoRecess.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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The Amstrad CPC, a new victim of the 8bit war between the C64 and the ZX Spectrum

04/16/2017 - 22:15 - genesis8

You should really go read this tweet. But beware, reading it could cause you some pain, maybe even a lot of pain...

The house doesnt provide handkerchief.

Source : Twitter

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Georg Odenthal (Odiesoft) is working on an indie game

03/14/2017 - 22:26 - genesis8

He is back with us and he is working on an indie game : Odiesoft.

You will be able to get news of Georg Odenthal on :

Source : Twitter

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CPC Game Reviews by Nicholas Campbell, a new feature

03/09/2017 - 20:34 - genesis8

CPC Game Reviews has a lot of reviews ... of Amstrad CPC games ! But now there are links to Youtube videos if any exists for a game. That's the occasion to go on his site or come back.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Happy new year 2017

12/31/2016 - 17:11 - genesis8

I wish you all a good and happy new year 2017. Good health for all you love. And also a year 2017 as rich as it was in 2016 for the Amstrad CPC.

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Interview of John Gibson, programmer at Imagine

12/26/2016 - 14:16 - genesis8

You can read an interview of John Gibson (Imagine) on the web site Retro Game Master.

Source : Twitter

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Merry Christmas 2016

12/24/2016 - 13:32 - genesis8

Merry Christmas 2016 to all.

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Some news by No Recess (Condense)

12/21/2016 - 18:07 - genesis8

Condense is working on its new demo since 2 years already, which will be available only for the revision 2018 !

Also, a making-of for the next demo by Overflow (Logon System) will be published on Condense web site. The demo will be available for Revision 2017.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Roland Radio, an Amstrad CPC radio internet now with an Android application

12/08/2016 - 22:34 - genesis8

Roland Radio is an internet radio, and its program should interest you : only Amstrad CPC music.

There is now an Android application for Roland Radio.

Source : CPC Radio's Twitter

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Interview of Juan Gimenez, who draw some Amstrad CPC game covers

12/05/2016 - 21:19 - genesis8

An interview in spanish of Juan Gimenez on 'Un pasado mejor' who draw several Amstrad CPC covers in Spain.

Source : CPCRulez

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BDCIron and Roudoudou are on a photo, I want the same one too !

10/26/2016 - 22:40 - genesis8

BDCIron and Roudoudou are together, I let you find the element in this photo which can be seen 3 times. I want one so badly !

Source : Amstrad.EU

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5 days left to participate to the CPCRETRODEV 2016

10/20/2016 - 20:52 - genesis8

CPCRetroDev 2016, the 4th edition of the retro game creation contest of the University of Alicante. This contest awards the best and most creative developers of the retro scene, able to develop the best games for Amstrad CPC 464. The main characteristics of this year’s contest are:

Before submiting, please do thoroughly read the contest rules. Then, develop your game and fill in the form below for submiting your entry. Please, ensure that you correctly provide your email address, so as we can contact you.

Here you may find some links to developer tools for Amstrad CPC:

Source : CPCRETRODEV 2016

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Gary Kildall's memoir (creator of CP/M) available for free

08/04/2016 - 23:01 - genesis8

One year before his death (1994), the creator of CP/M, Gary Kildall, had written his memoirs : Computer Connections: People, Places, and Events in the Evolution of the Personal Computer Industry, but only available for his family and friends. It's now available for all and for free (see link just above, at the end of the article).

Source : Slashdot

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Happy new year 2016

12/31/2015 - 17:09 - genesis8

I wish you all a good and happy new year 2016. May the Amstrad CPC be with you.

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Merry Christmas 2015

12/25/2015 - 17:51 - genesis8

Merry Christmas 2015 to all.

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A 5 years kid in front of an Amstrad CPC (french)

09/21/2015 - 21:55 - genesis8

Christophe Coupez put his son Stanislas in front of an Amstrad CPC 464, what should be the final verdict ?

Source : Youtube

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Amstrad forgets that he made the CPC+ o.O

07/15/2015 - 00:53 - genesis8

It seems that Amstrad forgot they made the Amstrad CPC+ if you take a look at the archived products page (which icon is an Amstrad CPC 464).

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New server, new DNS

05/11/2015 - 22:12 - genesis8

If you can read these lines, the web site is now up on the new server without problems.

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Happy new year 2015

01/05/2015 - 23:15 -

A bit late, but happy new year 2015, may the Amstrad CPC shine on you. Good health too.

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Two new more interviews on NoRecess : Made and BSC

01/02/2015 - 14:02 - genesis8

Two new more interviews are available on NoRecess :

Source : NoRecess

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NoRecess : HxC Manager v3.1 for 464/664 and an interview of Thriller (Cadjo Clan)

12/27/2014 - 10:35 - genesis8

Available on NoRecess : a new version of HxC Manager forr 464/664 and an interview of Thriller (Cadjo Clan) a demomaker.

Source : NoRecess

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NoRecess moving to norecess.cpcscene.net

12/02/2014 - 23:31 - genesis8

NoRecess's web site is moving to a new address.

Source : NoRecess

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A meeting's report before the meeting starts ? Yes we can at Push'n'Pop

11/13/2014 - 23:11 - genesis8

You will find a complete report of the Reset meeting at Push'N'Pop (in french). The only problem is that the meeting only starts tomorrow o.O. So I wouldn't believe right away all what is written, especially the part about me :-) (by the way I prefer gin, not schnapps).

Source : Push'N'Pop

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Birthday's cake + Amstrad CPC = best girlfriend ?

10/28/2014 - 00:31 - genesis8

I dont know for you, but I would really want to have a birthday like the one NoRecess just had o.O

Happy man !

birthday's cake 1 of 4

birthday's cake 2 of 4

birthday's cake 3 of 4

birthday's cake 4 of 4

Source : NoRecess

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Very Hard 31 Amstrad CPC cent pour cent tout en un, an interesting french video

06/23/2014 - 22:19 - genesis8

If you are a french lover, you should look at Very Hard 31 Amstrad CPC cent pour cent tout en un, a video done by the M05 association and released on the NoLife tv channel.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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CPC Game Reviews's update and a new Amstrad CPC reflexion game : Kamyzol

06/22/2014 - 19:32 - genesis8

There is an update on CPC Game Reviews talking about the last Crackers Velus program, a reflexion game (taquin like) called Kamyzol.

The goal of the game is to move the red piece toward the exit by moving all others pieces with a twist, they can be moved only horizontally or vertically.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC reflexion game : Kamyzol menu screen of the Amstrad CPC reflexion game : Kamyzol game screenshot of the Amstrad CPC reflexion game : Kamyzol

Source : CPC Game Reviews

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Life of Pixel, a windows platform game, but multi platform inside...

06/09/2014 - 17:40 - genesis8

Life of Pixel is an original windows platform game as it lets you play in worlds of retro computers : ZX81, ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC of course and many more.

Source : CPCWIKI's forum

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Humble Bundle : Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams pour windows

06/08/2014 - 22:04 - genesis8

You have still 3 days to be able to buy Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams on Humble Bundle (weekly). Nine dollars will be enough to get it, and money goes to charities.

Nice music by the way.

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An Amstrad CPC wallpaper for your computer by Krakout

05/08/2014 - 22:46 - genesis8

If you already follow Krakout's twitter account (aka Themis Papassilekas), also the webmaster of the excellent CPCWiki, you were maybe aware of his nature wallpaper.

With his agreement, you can now get if if you want to have a beautiful computer.

a wallpaper with an Amstrad CPC 464 in the nature

Source : Krakout's Twitter

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Two online Amstrad CPC emulators are updated : JavaCPC and Sugarbox

04/06/2014 - 17:12 - genesis8

Two online Amstrad CPC emulators have been updated with bugs corrections and new features :

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Overflow / Logon System interviewed by NoRecess, author of Amstrad CPC demos

04/06/2014 - 18:33 - genesis8

Olivier Gout aka Overflow du groupe Logon System has been interviewed by No Recess.

He is the author of Amstrad CPC demos like S&KOH (1991), Backtro (2001) and Yet Another Plasma! (2012).

Source : CPC Wiki's forum

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Homebrew.AT by Amstrad Today, a new Amstrad CPC web site about homebrews

02/03/2014 - 23:15 - genesis8

Amstrad Today, a good site about repairing and upgrading your Amstrad CPC has now a little brother Homebrew.AT (english and french) which is about Amstrad CPC homebrews.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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An alpha version of Elite Dangerous, a kickstarter project by David Braben

01/05/2014 - 14:47 - genesis8

One year later, Elite dangerous exists in alpha version, you can also pay to be able to play beta versions when they will be available.

More informations on the Elite Dangerous officiel web site.

Source : MSX Ressource Center

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Happy new year 2014

12/31/2013 - 18:06 - genesis8

Happy new year 2014, I hope you will get what you wish for (for you and all those you love).

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Happy Christmas

12/25/2013 - 20:45 - genesis8

It's a bit late to wish your a merry Christmas, I hope so that you received what you were asking for.

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Responsive design on Genesis8 Amstrad Page, surf with phones and tablets easily

07/30/2013 - 19:52 - genesis8

Small graphical redesign of the site using HTML5 and "responsive design" to allow better surfing on smartphones and tablets.

Later I will use the Bootstrap CSS framework for more features.

Also, only the latest 15 news items will be shown on this page. Older news items are available in the archives.

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New games on the unofficial 3D Construction Kit website

07/24/2013 - 23:50 - genesis8

3D Construction Kit was written by Incentive Software and published by Domark in 1991 on Amstrad CPC. This utility let you create 3D graphical adventure games.

New games are available for all platforms on which 3D Construction Kit was ported, including the Amstrad CPC, on the unofficial 3D Construction Kit web site.

Source : CPC Rulez's Forum

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CPC-Power is back amongst us

07/22/2013 - 00:09 - genesis8

After being pirated, which did lead to a temporary closure, CPC-Power is back.

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Several interviews : Odiesoft, Kevin Toms, Rod Lawton and Bill Harbison

07/14/2013 - 13:15 - genesis8

You will find several interviews on Classic Replay:

Source : CPCRulez's Forum

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CPC-Power is down at the moment

06/16/2013 - 17:28 - genesis8

CPC-Power is down following being hacked

Sadly, it wasnt a white hat who could have helped Kukulcan to correct the security problem.

Happily, the site will be back, just with less features. At least we will have its important content back.

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Looking for help to correct english mistakes

06/16/2013 - 17:34 - genesis8

I am looking for help to correct the way I write in english : with an axe.

If you are interested, see the contact link above, or write to my gmail address (genesis8bit), thanks in advance.

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Another ReSeT meeting (#10) at Coutances, thanks to Eliot,

04/07/2013 - 19:31 - genesis8

ReSeT is an Amstrad CPC demo party taking place at Coutances from friday 28th june (10 am) to sunday 30th june (6 pm) in Normandy.

Named before Amstrad Expo, this party organized by Eliot (Benediction), is a success each year since 2000.

Whatever your interest in Amstrad CPC, you will be welcomed. It will be the occasion to see previews of incoming programs and to meet other CPCists..

As usual there will be a contest.

More informations on ReSeT's site.

Source : ReSeT

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JavaCPC, an Amstrad CPC (and plus) emulator in Java by Markus Hohmann (Devilmarkus)

03/27/2013 - 19:16 - genesis8

JavaCPC emulates since a moment also the CPC+. You can check CPC+ demos on this site with the emulator.

Source : JavaCPC

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Happy Christmas 2012 for everybody

12/24/2012 - 09:24 - genesis8

Have a great holiday and let's hope Santa Claus will bring you a lot of things.

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Elite Dangerous, a kickstarter project by David Braben

11/06/2012 - 22:07 - genesis8

Check Slashdot for more informations.

Source : Slashdot

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Les sucres en morceaux didnt melt yet in the coffee

10/11/2012 - 23:05 - genesis8

Ici Londres, les français parlent aux français, I repeat, les sucres en morceaux didnt melt yet in the coffee.

In fact the web site les sucres en morceaux just got a lifting with a new menu and many corrections and updates to its content.

Beware, too much sugar in your coffee will ruin it though...

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Interview of Toto - Easter Egg (R-Type) by NoRecess

08/18/2012 - 23:09 - genesis8

NoRecess has done a new interview : Toto - Easter Egg, one of the authors of the upgraded version of R-Type .

Source : No Recess

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CPC Génération, a nice video by Tau Ceti about Amstrad CPC 464

08/12/2012 - 21:44 - genesis8

CPC Génération is a nice video (no need to understand french) by Tau Ceti about Amstrad CPC. I invite you to see it. The video is quite dark, the effect is intented.

The music of CPC Génération is available on SoundCloud.

Source : Tau Ceti

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The king is dead, hail to the king (genesis8.free.fr 0 - www.genesis8bit.fr 1)

08/04/2012 - 23:31 - genesis8

Since several years this site was on genesis8.free.fr with the domain www.genesis8bit.com being a redirection on the free address.

Now you can forget both addresses, and change your bookmark/favorite to www.genesis8bit.fr. The new site is faster, using PHP 5 instead of PHP 4 on free. I can use sub-domains, so if you want faster web site loading, you can use the mobile version of www.genesis8bit.fr (no youtube video).

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Phenix Informatique closing for an unknown duration, doh !

07/05/2012 - 12:30 - genesis8

Due to a bug in its CMS Xoops, Phenix Informatique (Amstrad.eu) is closing for an unkwown duration.

Sad news, lets hope that it will rise again from its ashes like it already did several times in the past.

UPDATE : well finally it wasnt a CMS bug, but a problem of the web hosting service. So the web site is working fine once again, pfiou. For once I was too quick to write a news.

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Interview of Alain Massoumipour (alias Poum) on Phenix Informatique

06/23/2012 - 14:08 - genesis8

You will find on Phenix Informatique an interview of Alain Massoumipour (alias Poum) who wrote for the french Amstrad CPC magazine Amstrad 100%.

If you throwed all your issues of Amstrad 100%, you will find them on le site des anciennes revues informatiques.

Source : Phenix Informatique

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Happy new year 2012

01/01/2012 - 11:39 - genesis8

Happy new year 2012, I wish you a good health too and also to all you love.

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Happy Christmas 2011

12/24/2011 - 01:11 - genesis8

I wish you all a happy Christmas 2011.

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NoRecess blog update

09/04/2011 - 10:59 - genesis8

What about an Odiesoft interview as a starter, then an update of ManageDSK and SDCC2Pasmo for the main dish and dessert on NoRecess ?

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Alan Michael Sugar on Facebook and Twitter, and his autobiography

09/04/2011 - 14:58 - genesis8

I only discovered that Alan Michael Sugar is on Facebook and Twitter.

By the way his autobiography is available in paperback since the 1st August. I already read his previous biographies, one more to go !

Alan Michael Sugar autobiography : What you see is what you get  Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad story by David Thomas  Sir Alan Sugar (the biography) by Charlie Burden

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The Amstrad CPC generation, are we getting that old ?

09/02/2011 - 07:56 - genesis8

Below you will find an extract of the excellent french site Dans Ton Chat (some IRC chat goodies).

Couchax: Shit, my sister has a new boyfriend, an older man (older than mathusalem), about 10 years older than her ! What a pity ! She bringed him back to the house just yesterday... I am quite ashamed !

Adrien: What's the problem ? It's not you who is dating him, so what... If your sister is feeling well with him, it's what is important ?

Couchax: I dont care about this, I am telling you that I am really ashamed...

Adrien: Why o.O ?

Couchax: I was very badly beaten to Super Street Fighter 4, never has been beaten like that before...

Adrien: What a shame, being beaten by the Amstrad generation...

Couchax: Yes...(-_-)'

Doh, I am feeling 10 years older now in the space of just a few seconds... :-)

Source : Dans Ton Chat

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CPCWiki is back online

08/14/2011 - 13:00 - genesis8

CPCWiki is now back online ! In case you see the old server, wait till the DNS record is propagated or visit http://188.40.138.119.

Source : Gryzor's Twitter

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The Oliver Twins web site (all the Dizzy games)

08/11/2011 - 23:58 - genesis8

You can read the history about The Oliver Twins on their web site, they are the authors of the Dizzy games (and many others).

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CPCWiki moving to a new server

08/10/2011 - 11:04 - genesis8

EDIT : CPCWiki is moving to a new server, and not available yet on the new one.

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PC-CPC v0.1at beta (Amstrad CPC emulator) on CPCWiki

08/05/2011 - 23:00 - genesis8

CPCWiki is back after a few hardware problems, you can download on it the lastest beta version of the PC-CPC emulator by Ludovic Deplanque (Demoniak).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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NoRecess web site

03/02/2011 - 21:31 - genesis8

NoRecess {the website} is a nice recent web site by NoRecess (since January 2011). He is the author of the Phat, Phat 2,Pheelone and Phreaksdemos. But he also wrote PhrozenC, a K&R C compiler for Amstrad CPC and the HxC Software Emulator Manager for Amstrad CPC. He is writing Phactory, a PC utility which is a completedevelopment editor targeting the Amstrad CPC platform. It features : code editor, bitmap converter, big file maker, dsk file manager, packer, hex editor... SDCC C compiler is alsofully integrated, and inlined assembly code is compatible with Maxam syntax.

There is an interesting article about state of the Amstrad CPC community in 2011 (with informations from Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Denmark, Spain, South Australia and France), and last article is an interview of Axelay,author of Star Sabre, Dead On Time and Sub Hunter, and many more interesting things to read.

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CPC Games Reviews update

02/27/2011 - 21:38 - genesis8

CPC Game Reviews has many new reviews since January 2011.

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4 contests on CPC Power

02/27/2011 - 22:10 - genesis8

CPC Power is holding 4 contests : coding, GFX, music and logo GFX.

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Happy new year 2011

01/01/2011 - 01:53 - genesis8

I wish you a happy new year 2011, and a lot of Amstrad CPC meetings

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Merry Christmas 2010

12/24/2010 - 00:21 - genesis8

Merry Christmas 2010

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CPC Scene moves

08/27/2010 - 00:40 - genesis8

CPC Scene moves to http://pushnpop.net/, update your bookmarks.

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Eliot's Amstrad hardware shop

06/25/2010 - 13:45 - genesis8

Need some Amstrad CPC parts ? Well time to go on Eliot's shop !

Rules of this useful shop :

- parts are aimed to be used in the CPC community or any other 8bits friendly community,
- some parts are rare so please order only what you really need,
- please do not resell parts you got from the site.

Source : CPC Scene

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GamebaseCPC stops

06/18/2010 - 00:59 - genesis8

Bad news, GamebaseCPC will stop to share its work.

Good news, dumps of programs will still be available on CPC-POWER.

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Genesis8 Amstrad Page on Facebook, and soon in spanish and german too ?

04/27/2010 - 01:52 - genesis8

Like on Twitter, all news will now also posted on the Genesis8 Amstrad Page Facebook group.

I am looking for someone to translate news in spanish, contact me on my gmail account (genesis8bit). See my message on Amstrad ESP forum for more informations.

I am also looking for a german translator.

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Gamebase CPC v14

04/27/2010 - 02:20 - genesis8

GameBase CPC v14 is out.

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Genesis8 Amstrad Page on social networking sites : Facebook and Twitter

04/18/2010 - 11:42 - genesis8

This site is now on Facebook and Twitter.

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CPC Oxygen new generation

03/27/2010 - 19:18 - genesis8

The online magazine for Amstrad CPC, PCW, NC and PC CPC Oxygen moved to a new web address.

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CPC Scene new generation

03/27/2010 - 19:28 - genesis8

CPC Scene got also a relooking, with now news, forums and articles.

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Happy new year 2010

12/31/2009 - 23:45 - genesis8

I wish you all a happy new year 2010, good health, and long life to our Amstrad CPC.

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Happy christmas 2009

12/25/2009 - 02:35 - genesis8

I wish you all a happy christmas 2009 with nice gifts. There were less news these past weeks, because I am working behind the stage on new features, which I hope will be ready soon.

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New look for Phenix Informatique

12/25/2009 - 16:26 - genesis8

Phenix Informatique got a lifting (french site only), go see it if you didnt check it lately.

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CPC Wiki is moving to a faster server

09/18/2009 - 21:41 - genesis8

CPC Wiki is moving to a faster server.

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CPC-Topsites is back

09/17/2009 - 02:13 - genesis8

CPC-Topsites is back, you can vote again for Amstrad CPC sites.

CPC-Topsites

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ESP Soft blog about programmation on Amstrad CPC since July 2009

08/14/2009 - 00:14 - genesis8

ESP Soft's blog is open since the 14th July 2009. It's mostly about programmation for Amstrad CPC, how to use the CCZ80 compiler by Emilio Guerrero, with code source of the Xilen war game.

google translation of the ESP Soft blog

P.S. : see CCZ80++ now.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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CPC Wiki has moved

08/11/2009 - 11:53 - genesis8

CPC Wiki has moved, dont forget to change your bookmark. Beware, you cant edit the wiki at the moment.

Source : Octoate

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Amstrad CPC on Youtube

05/10/2009 - 20:28 - genesis8

I just added a new feature for the Amstrad CPC games database, you can now see video game footage from Youtube on each game page, see for yourself just below (javascript needed) :

Batman the movie

Or just browse the database for more game memories.

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CPC Game Reviews

01/30/2006 - 13:47 - genesis8

CPC Game Reviews has 8 new reviews.

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CPC Game Reviews updated (January 2006)

01/02/2006 - 02:03 - genesis8

CPC Game Reviews has 6 new reviews of games by Firebird, and is also covering all games created during 2005.

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