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    Talking Computer Mags

    So does anyone remember these mags?
    Sinclair user
    Crash magazine
    I used to collect all the free tapes that came with them.
    I still have about 50 up in the attic.
    Does sound strange now but you had demo tapes of the newest games!!
    We would spend 5 to 10 minuts waiting for the tape to load just to be able to play maybe the first level of a game, which if we liked we had to buy the full program from the shops and not have it sent to us via a link!!!
    Also going off the computer subject, who remembers ' LOOK-IN ' comic/mag?
    I used to buy it when ever i could. It was a great little publication.

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    I remember 'Crash' well, as I had a ZX Spectrum, and used to play those demo tapes a lot. I was always most keen on the driving games (and still am to an extent).
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    yes i like the driving games but do not know why really?!! i guess it was as a child in the arcades seeing the big video games and wanting desperately to get behind the wheel.

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    Your Sinclair was the best of the Spectrum magazines.

    And I remember Look In as well. It used to have a kind of intro-to-a-star interview on the back page, and for some reason under 'Likes' they always used to say 'Pain'. There must have been a lot of masochists in the world of 80s pop!

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    I used to read crash (you might be able to guess that from my avatar)

    Here is crash online website, this will take you back!

    http://www.crashonline.org.uk/

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    Me & my brother used to get Electron User, I still had most of them around at one time but they may have gone in a clearout.

    One of my friends had Zzap 64! which was fun to read, especially the "Take on me" style pictures of the reviewers & the cheats section called PG's Tips, compiled by a Paul Glancy.
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    Thanks Paulos for the link, brought back some memories.
    I Had a stack of computer mags 'crash / Sinclair User' which I kept for years. Sadly I binned them all a few years ago as space was needed.

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    Did anybody try the type in programmes or type in the POKES (what we used to call cheats on the 8 bit computers) from the magazines or the usborne books?
    WELCOME TO HELL!!!

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    Zzap 64! I might have some of these in the loft?There was a couple of commodore 64 magazines i used to buy.

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    I sold all my old crash mags on ebay there was quite a market for them at the time!

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