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  1. Used Xboxs (xboxes?) are selling for £20-30 on ebay at the moment, many with games or mods, but the only sealed unit I could find was one for £900 that is frequently relisted . You'll make your money back and probably a small profit.
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    Retro Gamer 189 - Sonic Adventure special

    Good idea! It sounds like the next step with RG's pushing the limits feature. There's a danger it could become too technical and abstract for the reader. How could it be done? Selected interviews with past developers and homebrew creators, perhaps?
  3. The Mac may have other bootable OSes installed which are hidden from MacOS. You can find these by holding the option key (or 'Alt' key if you're using a Windows keyboard) for a few seconds when you power on the machine. This will take you to a startup menu. If you see more than one disk icon onscreen, the machine contains other bootable partitions that can be selected. Disclaimer: I'm not a Mac expert, but this is what I do to boot MorphOS on my Mac Mini G4.
  4. Wow! That's astounding. If the owner was an Amiga fan, I'd bet the Mac contains an installation of MorphOS as well. Do you know the name of the gentleman who has passed away. It could be someone who was fairly active on Amiga forums.
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    Doctor Who

    I assumed it was a reference to the 2010 UK quango reforms, which many newspapers obsessed over during the early days of the coalition government, though can see the brexit angle as well. Story-wise, it's a convenient method of preventing established characters from commenting on the new doctor (I'm still expecting a Captain Jack appearance) and allows the Doctor's team to act independently. It was good to see a Dalek vs. tank face-off, even if the explosion effect was a bit rubbish. I was surprised that the UK Security force (or whatever it's called) were able to mobilise the tank to Sheffield so quickly. Do they have them placed in strategic locations around the country, or did Sheffield Council decide one was needed for local security (Well, we can't buy water cannons. What's next on the deterrent list?) I wonder if this is the same tank that Peter Capaldi played his guitar on a few years ago.
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    Christmas magazine covers

    PC Home celebrates Christmas 1994 with some Lemmings action I Finally, we have the long-running Personal Computer World. Look at that page count! (800+ of which are probably ads)
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    Christmas magazine covers

    Few magazines of the early 2000s ran Christmas covers, so it's great to find magazines that do make an effort in this area. 360 Gamer was one of the cheapest Xbox mags on sale at the time, but was still able to commission this unique cover in 2010. Santa has a distinct 2000AD vibe, reminiscent of the One Amiga covers 15 years earlier. Total Gameboy rarely gets a mention nowadays, but was an enjoyable magazine to read. As it's aimed at the younger end of the market, it's a wee bit obsessed with David Beckham and Harry Potter, but never mind. Next, we have PSM2. Tony Hawk lives the raw deal for real by doing some seasonal skateboarding in a T-shirt. Good for him.
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    Bumblebee - Transformers Spin-off

    Thanks. I just noticed it has appeared on Youtube.
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    Bumblebee - Transformers Spin-off

    Has Mark Kermode reviewed the Bumblebee movie yet? His reviews of the Bay movie were always entertaining.
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    Christmas magazine covers

    Thanks both. That certainly clears it up. Another Christmas cover from the late 90s to celebrate Sonic Adventure (1, I assume). Sonic seems to be doing the 'showing off bottom, while looking around' pose that celebrities like nowadays.
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    Doctor Who

    Not to be confused with 'It's me, Matt Baker'!
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    Christmas magazine covers

    Evidence that Die Hard has always been a Christmas movie! The date on this issue of Commodore Disk User is a bit suspicious. Was the Christmas edition really on shelves in February? I absolutely love the scanlines and pixelated effect on this Antic cover from 1985.
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    Christmas magazine covers

    A Commodore household in 1981. It looks festive, but the lack of wrapping is disappointing (what kid would just want to remove a bow?) and the absence of cables could be a problem (hopefully they're just hidden behind the hideous chairs). Edit: Larks! I've just encountered a 2MB limit when uploading a 250k file. I may have to abandon this festive foray for a while.
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    Christmas magazine covers

    It's that time of year again! We begin with 2 magazines that did Christmas covers in the middle of summer. I'm surprised this hasn't been done more often on games mags TBH. It seems an easy way to provide the required snow level without making it religious.
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    Elementary

    Even weirder. Season 7 was allegedly approved during the filming of S6, so there was time to re-film the last scene of the S6 finale before it was broadcast.
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