The Transactor was started life in 1978 as a Commodore Business Machines publication used to explain low level details of the Commodore PET. In 1982 it was reborn as a bimonthly independent magazine published out of Milton Ontario (Toronto) covering all 8bit Commodore’s. This revised magazine used the slogan new slogan was “The Tech News Journal for Commodore Computers” and was paid for through advertising and subscription prices. A quick scan of the covers below and you will be able to see when this change occurred. The Commodore Transactors were mass produced using a very inexpensive mimeograph technology while the independent magazine was created using a proper printing press.
Both publications were known for their depth. They covered hardware hacking in detail and were read by serious users. One issue even boasted that it was 95% advertising free right on the cover.
Psychotronic Video was a film magazine originally started by publisher/editor Michael J. Weldon in 1980 in New York City as a hand-written and photocopied weekly fanzine entitled Psychotronic TV. It was then relaunched by Weldon under its more commonly known name as an offset quarterly in 1989. Both versions of the magazine covered what Weldon dubbed "Psychotronic Movies", which he defined as "the ones traditionally ignored or ridiculed by mainstream critics at the time of their release: horror, exploitation, action, science fiction, and movies that used to play in drive-ins or inner city grindhouses." Weldon coined the term after being inspired by The Psychotronic Man (1980), a low budget science fiction obscurity.
This is the entire run of the magazine.
Lots of classic stuff - cyberpunk magazines like Mondo2k and the original Boing Boing, books, music, CD-ROM disk inserts.
A wiki dedicated to the Commodore-64 home computer.
The archive of 80's and 90's computer magazines of all sorts and kinds, brought to you by archive.org. Including some you've probably never heard of but might want to peruse out of curiosity or a sense of nostalgia.
A public archive of Atari history, including games, documentation, and user magazines from days gone by.
This website has a good archive of abandonware and some interesting web apps, like an online disk editor and visualizer for .d64 disk images.
The Atari software and magazine collection at the Internet Archive.
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