Showing posts from April, 2012

ZX Spectrum 30th anniversary and St George's Day marked with Google Doodle

The 30th anniversary of ZX Spectrum, the home computer, and St George's Day have been celebrated with a video game-style Google Doodle.

The colourful artwork appears on the search engine’s home page depicting a fight scene between the patron saint and a green and yellow dragon. St George’s white unicorn horse is on its hind legs as it fights its opponent in front of background comprising a range of bright colours based on the ZX's 8-bit style graphics. The ZX Spectrum home computer (Geoff Pugh) The scenes will be familiar to a generation of computer users, who used the ZX Spectrum as their first home PC. When users click on the artwork, which has Google drawn across the top in black and white writing, they are taken to a series of search results on the hugely influential electronic device. The small, black, British-produced computer, complete with rubber keys, is viewed by many to have played an influential role in igniting the popularity of home computers. It also was credit…

Google Maps 8-bit for NES

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to and clicking "Quest" in the upper right hand corner of the map.