Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Amiga is 30 years old today – these are the 11 best games


Who needs a console when you have an Amiga 500? Who needs a console when you have an Amiga 500?

The home computer that played host to everything from Speedball to Rainbow Islands hits the big 3-0, but which of its games still hold up today?

Back in July 1985 the Commodore Amiga 1000 was the state-of-the-art in home computing. Back then IBM-compatible PCs and Apple computers were too expensive for ordinary families, but most people could afford an Amiga – or its arch rival the Atari ST. But it wasn’t until the release of the Amgia 500 two years later that Commodore really hit it big, as the humble grey box became the UK’s favourite home computer. And by association one of the most important video game formats of the 16-bit era.

Or at least that’s how we saw it. Although the Amiga was a major force in the UK and Europe its success in America was more fleeting…

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Google+ Photos Is Shutting Down On August 1st



This one might be a bit confusing due to product naming weirdness, but here we go:

Google+ Photos, the photo sharing solution built into Google’s social network Google+, is shutting down.

However: Google Photos (note the lack of +) — as in the excellent, unlimited free photo host that Google launched back in May — will live on.

The shutdown of Google+ Photos will start on August 1st. According to Google, the Android version will go first; shortly thereafter, the web and iOS versions will go dark.

Google is offering a tool that’ll transition Google+ Photos users over to Google Photos; you can find it on your Google+ account photos page. Even if you miss the deadline, Google says your photos will still be available by way of Google Takeout.

So why kill off Google+ Photos? For most, the existence of the standalone Google Photos makes Google

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