Dave E

I have been working on the PS4 library over the last couple of days and have added over 10,000 new screenshots of the latest games. If you haven't already done so, I very much recommend looking at the 'Wall' option (link below) where you can see, at a glance, all the games that exist for a particular machine. Often you can tell whether you want to play any game by just looking at a paused screenshot.

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Dave E

Nowadays I don't do a lot of preservation of actual 'lost' software, because it's rare that I actually find something that someone hasn't yet already made available on the Internet. However, here is a rare, 'exclusive' pic of the preservation of Emlyn Hughes' Arcade Quiz for the Electron, which I believe I am the only person in the world to own a copy of.

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Dave E

Like a lot of other people, I have taken the decision not to post any items internationally any more. From today, you need to have a UK address to order anything from me. The final straw came for me today when I posted a single cassette to Australia, filled in all the Customs declarations, and paid the £4.50 for a large letter, only to have it returned to me with a £1.50 fine for 'insufficient postage'. It had, notably, never left the country. As far as I can see the dimensions of the letter were correct for the postage paid but if Royal Mail are going to be that petty about additional 1mm thicknesses of large letters then it's just not worth it for me.

Dave E

I've added the first step in a functionality I've wanted for ages - mounted items. Some tapes and discs were supplied both individually and as 'freebies' with magazines in the past - up until today these appeared in the database as separate items with no 'join' between the two. However, I have now wired up at least magazines with cover-mounted tapes/disks. In the next step I will amend the modal for adding them to a collection so that you have the option to add both magazine and cover tape at the same time.

Dave E

Tantalisingly close now to a 100% complete review archive (all coupled to items) from the magazine Acorn User. This has been a real labour of love - scanning, proof-reading, filling in obvious dropouts, etc. I have added over 1,300 new reviews as part of this project (The site has over 55,000 articles available in total.)

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