The DYR blog

The blog with general chat about all things from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s plus news about new features and developments on the website.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Bringing C64 joy to your TV screens

There was a time when games weren't there to train your brain, or slimline your body whilst tricking you you are having fun. Are all these new fangled gadgets making you wish you could bring the simple joy of your Spectrum ZX or Commodore 64? Well, stop your eBay searching and put away your soldering irons - a cheap and cheerful solution is within your reach. currently have Commodore 64 DTV Plug n Play joysticks on sale for a bargainous £16.97 so you can re-live the magic of your favourite C64 games directly on to your TV.

The joysticks feature 30 full colour games including Winter Games, Jumpman Junior, Alleycat, California Games and Speedball. You don't have to wait a lifetime for tapes to load, however, as they load almost instantly. The games are exact copies of the original with the same sound, music and graphics. Ditch those spanking brand new Wiis and shove your PSP in your sock draw, this is where the fun begins.

Check out the nifty joysticks here.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

We called the dog 'Indiana'

If you haven't already put your name in our hat for a chance to win one of five seriously cute Indiana Jones Key Chains then what are you waiting for? Our new competition will be live until 31st July 2008 and all you have to do is recommend DYR to your family and friends. Simple.

To tie in with the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Lego has come up trumps again with the launch of their new Kingdom of the Crystal Skull playsets. They did wonders with their Star Wars playsets and these are just as detailed and cheeky! There are four different playsets available ranging from the large action-packed kit (RRP £69.99) featuring all sorts of nift tricks and traps, falling skulls, revolving staircases and hidden trap doors as well as the new, young heart-throb Mutt Williams and the villainous Russian Agent Irina Spalko.

Other bits of kit include a jungle cutter vehicle (RRP £29.99), a wonderful River Chase scene set (RRP £17.99) and a Jungle Duel set (RRP £8.99) featuring all sorts of creepy critters!

If you were always getting told off for leaving bits of Lego bricks all over the floor then you will remember how much fun it was to follow the kit instructions from start to finish and build your own scenes. You're never too old to get back into the swing of it again!

To take a better look at all the cool new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Lego kit visit

We love 'em!