Archive for April, 2014

The Complete Spectrum – Part 1

Posted in ZX Spectrum on April 27, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the first of a six part series of magazines published monthly from January 1983 by Database Publications Ltd. The magazine covered a range of topics for both beginners and expert Spectrum users. Essentially it was an extended user’s guide, teaching basic and machine code but also covering some of the many peripherals released for the machine.

The Complete Spectrum

I picked up this copy, along with several Sinclair related magazines, for £3 at a local bootsale. This magazine does not appear too often on ebay so prices are difficult to gauge, but expect to pay about £5 for a copy. Also because of the age of the magazine the condition can vary, so I would always email the seller to get a better understating of the overall state of the magazine (e.g. missing pages, rips, tears, writing etc).

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Metal Gear Solid 2 – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 2 on April 11, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the promo disc version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and comes in a slim clear CD case containing a proper insert.

Metal Gear Solid 2 Promo (1)

This is another Metal Gear Solid promo I have been after for my Metal Gear Solid collection for a while now, and was very pleased to snap one up from ebay for just over £20.

Metal Gear Solid 2 Promo (2)

However expect to around £40 and upwards for a copy, as most of these on ebay tend to be on “buy it now” auctions.

Metal Gear Solid 2 Promo (3)