Archives of Genesis8 Amstrad Page from 1999 to 2012 about fanzines and newspapers

Kilobyte Magazine issue 1 of 2018 to read online (or PDF)

04/15/2018 - 16:25 - genesis8

The first issue of 2018 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available online. It's about 8bit computers, without Amstrad CPC specific content. You can also download the PDF version on Google Drive.

Source : Twitter

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Kilobyte Magazine issue 2 of 2017 to read online

01/28/2018 - 16:06 - genesis8

The second issue of 2017 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available online. It's about 8bit computers, with some part about the Amstrad CPC.

The issue 3 of Kilobyte Magazine is also available, but without Amstrad CPC content except an article about the Logo programmation language which was present on the CP/M disks.

Source : CPCWiki

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Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 1 by James Ford, free to read

01/16/2018 - 19:52 - genesis8

After the availability at the start of 2017 of the issue 2 of Colour Personal Computing Fanzine by James Ford, the first issue of Colour Personal Computing Fanzine can be read now freely but in black and white as the colour edition was for Kickstarter's backers.

Source : CPCWiki

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8bit Annual 2018 magazine by George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh

01/14/2018 - 18:43 - genesis8

8 bit annual magazine is the new project of George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh.

It's a paper magazine of 250 pages with content for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and MSX.

The Amstrad CPC part will cover : Hardware (DDi3 USB Floppy Drive Emulator & 512kb Memory Expansion), Previews (Babaliba, Galactic Tomb Golden Tail - Kitsune's Curse, Jarlac, Ninjajar - The Lost Levels, Robbie Strikes Back, Street Fighter 2, Space Moves 2, Sudoplus, Super Mario Bros, The Shadows of Sergoth) and reviews (Chibi Akumas Episode 2, Combat Pilot, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Finding Red, Lost CPC Games (Frogger, Acolyte, Ninja Grannies and Unpredictabal), The Lost Treasure of Cuathemoc, Pentomino 4, Turn Quest, Try To Run Away, XALK, PLUS: All 29 games form CPC retrodev reviewed).

Source : CPC Wiki

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You can now order the Amstrad CPC fanzine Quasar by Futur's on their web site

10/22/2017 - 11:23 - genesis8

In 2009, Quasar switched from paper area to numeric as a wiki. Today, you can order the past issues of the fanzine Quasar, either in paper, disk or PDF format.

On main page, click on the link Le Bazar.

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Not without my Amstrad, an article in a spanish newspaper about Amstrad Eterno 2017

05/15/2017 - 19:52 - genesis8

I am late, but No sin mi Amstrad is an article by ┴lvaro Corazˇn Rural with pictures by Jelena Arsic seen on Jot Down web site an also in a paper edition it seems. It's an article about the Amstrad Eterno 2017 meeting which held in Barcelona on the 18th March 2017.

Source : Jet Down

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A column about adventure games (Eight Bit Adventurer) in the next issues o f Eight Bit Magazine

05/09/2017 - 21:01 - genesis8

Eight Bit Magazine will print this Eight Bit Adventurer column by Stuart Williams about the adventure games on 8bit compouters. Stuart is already writing in Eight Bit Magazine about Apple computers, and an article the apple adventurer will be in the incoming issue 3. For more informations, go read Retro Computing News.

Issue 3 of Eight Bit Magazine can be pre-ordered.

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30 Go of Amstrad CPC books, newspaper, fanzines, manuals, games covers, maps, etc...

04/16/2017 - 21:04 - genesis8

One person created a collection of 30 Gb of Amstrad CPC files as a torrent file.

You will find PDF files of

Source : Amstrad CPC sur le web

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Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 2 on Kickstarter by James Ford

02/27/2017 - 22:57 - genesis8

Eight bit Magazine isnt the only one to be on Kickstarter, there is also Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 2 by James Ford.

This issue has 40 pages of Amstrad CPC content :

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Eight Bit Magazine issue 3 by CPCOxygen this week-end on Kickstarter

01/27/2017 - 21:32 - genesis8

Eight Bit Magazine issue 3 will be this week-end on Kickstarter.

For the Eight Bit Magazine issue 2 it's here.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Eight Bit Magazine issue 2 available on Kickstarter by CPCOxygen

12/25/2016 - 09:53 - genesis8

In the past CPCOxygen has written an online newspaper about Amstrad computers : CPC Oxygen.

Today he is doing the real thing, magazine on paper and Eight Bit Magazine issue 2 is available on Kickstater.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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ChinnyVision: The True Story Of How Amstrad Bought Sinclair

04/12/2016 - 22:54 - genesis8

A new video by ChinnyVision, informations from the Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad Story by David Thomas (I did read it and found it interesting).

Alan Sugar : The Amstrad story by David Thomas

Source : CPCWiki's Forum

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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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CPC Attack!, an UK Amstrad Newspaper available on CPCWiki

01/27/2014 - 22:52 - genesis8

The 6 issues of the newspaper CPC Attack! are available on CPCWiki (in the forum, not in the CPC Attack! page of the site).

These issues went out from June to Novembre 1992, following the defunct Amstrad Computer Use newspaper, those first 14th issues were published directly by Amsoft.

Source : CPCWiki

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Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux by Franšois Quentin available as PDF

01/27/2014 - 23:23 - genesis8

Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux is a book written by Franšois Quentin about the Amstrad CPC. Long lost, it is now available with the agreement of the author on's forum as PDF (Epub link, PDF link, as is not up atm). Happy reading ! Thanks to ced64k for his scanning work.

cover of the book Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux by Franšois Quentin

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All the listings of Hebdogiciel within easy reach

07/23/2012 - 00:38 - genesis8

The french newspaper Hebdogiciel published many computers listings, for all computers of the 80 era in this weekly newspaper by Shift Editions.

It was available between 1983 and 1987, and survived only with its sales, disallowing ads to stay independent.

Today, all its listing are available on Hebdogiciel.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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After the Amstrad Story, another biography : Sir Alan Sugar

04/18/2010 - 16:32 - genesis8

After a first Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad Story by David Thomas (I did read it and found it interesting), another is out since March 2009 : Sir Alan Sugar (the biography). It will be again available in August 2010 in paperback I suppose.

Alan Sugar : The Amstrad story by David Thomas  Sir Alan Sugar (the biography) by Charlie Burden

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CPC Oxygen issue 14 out in January 2009, and more...

08/22/2009 - 12:29 - genesis8

Issue 14 of the online magazine for Amstrad CPC, PCW, NC and PC CPC Oxygen is out since January 2009. You will also be able to browse all 117 issues of the U.K. Amstrad CPC newspaper Amstrad Action.

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Quasar the fanzine by Futurs now as a wiki

07/06/2009 - 20:33 - genesis8

From paper area to numeric Quasar is back ! Quasar the french fanzine is now available as a wiki.

Source : Push'N'Pop

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Old french Amstrad newpapers

06/24/2009 - 20:40 - genesis8

You will find on le site des anciennes revues informatiques old french computer newspapers (including Amstrad CPC).

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