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Going Retro

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Armed with drink and snacks, Dok and I spend the evening looking up old games and listening to the dulcet tones of ZX Spectrum loading noises. We also found some classic samples of in-game music

Remember when games had a seperate cassette with music you could listen to while playing the game? Seems odd that now that modern games often have their soundtrack released seperately.

I can safely say that the Spectrum was the one item that changed my life, from the commands in BASIC, I wrote simple programs (aged 8-9), I think these would later place me in the frame of mind to become a programmer in the future.

My tribute to the ZX as you may have noticed is a loading image (it’s very small) in the top left-hand corner of this site. I’ve had it there since I themed the site.

Planetside Reserves

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As you may or may not know Dok and myself play a MMOFPS/RPG called Planetside, it has been running for nearly 3 years now (launched May 19th 2003). Until now has always been a subscription game with the odd 14-30 free day trails floating about the place. Set to launch today (23rd) is a Planetside Demo named Planetside reserves (FAQ). 



If you want to see what planetside is like before downloading the client then check out this video (8mb/16mb – MS Media Player 10) created by player MarcoPolo as part of the UK fans guerilla marketing campaign.

Lightning Tank EventIf you are going to play then drop me a line chaoticdecimation[at] or pay my outfit (ChaosNC) a visit at our website, we will be glad to show you the ropes, answer any questions you have and run a teamspeak server for use in game.