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Cassette gaming is back

Thanks to retro nuts Alten8.

Alten8 has signed a deal with retro publisher Cronosoft to release old games in the form they originally appeared.

Which means actual cassette tapes and discs the size of dinner plates, designed to work with your actual ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amiga.

We're promised a host of new and unreleased titles as well as ancient classics - the full line-up will be announced at this year's Classic Gaming Expo, which will take place in Croydon's Fairfield Halls on August 13.

"We have a passion for retro gaming, and feel that our games shouldn't just be available on emulators but on the real deal too," says Alten8's Paul Andrews.

Cronosoft bigwig Simon Ullyatt adds: "It's great to publish games as they were intended to be released, on cassette tape or disc.

"Emulators are great, but you just can't beat the feel of a real machine."

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