Spin machines: the curious history of video games on vinyl (www.theguardian.com)
from BuddyTheBeefalo@lemmy.ml to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 10 Aug 2023 22:31 +0000


Computerchairgeneral@kbin.social on 11 Aug 2023 00:56 +0000 next

Interesting read. I wasn't even aware games on vinyl were a thing, but I guess it makes sense that people would at least try it out as a medium for data storage.

FinalBoy1975@lemmy.world on 11 Aug 2023 01:32 +0000 next

I remember using cassettes, but never vinyl, and I got the magazines when I was a kid, never saw one with a record. By the mid 1980s the magazines started including a floppy disk with all the programs stored on them so you could copy the code from the magazine if you wanted to or you could just grab them from the floppy. I guess it depended on what computer you used. I had commodore computers all through the 80s. It could be a regional difference, too. Maybe in the US in the 80s nobody wanted to use records and preferred tapes and floppies. Anyway, nice article. It was fun and interesting to read!

xyzzy@lemm.ee on 11 Aug 2023 03:33 +0000

Yeah, I had lots of games on cassette tape, but no vinyl. Maybe that was before my time.

rubikcuber@feddit.uk on 11 Aug 2023 07:05 +0000 next

I had that Thompson Twins flexi disc from C&VG and could never get it to load.

GONADS125@lemmy.world on 11 Aug 2023 20:13 +0000

This is a bit before my time… but anybody remember Flexi discs?

Only way to hear this killer rare Slowdive song (as far as I know).

You can hear in it’s quality why Flexi discs didn’t last… Still such a cool concept to get mini sample records from magazine pages tho.