Thursday, 15 February 2018

Throwback Thursday: PC Ace

It's Throwback Thursday, the time so many of us love to wax nostalgic about old memories of things we love from our past. This week, I've been reminiscing with my brother about a magazine we used to subscribe to as kids - PC Ace.

Aimed at kids between the ages of 10 and 14, PC Ace was a magazine published by Eaglemoss Publications, between 1999 and 2001. This educational magazine aimed to provide tips and tricks for kids on how to operate a computer. There's not really much about this magazine online, but I did manage to track down a scanned portion of one issue, which you can see below.

100 issues were released in the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, on a weekly basis. They were divided up into different technical sections, which also included activities, and letters. Most issues included a CD-ROM, which was either an computer game, or an educational program. 
Unfortunately, I cannot remember the whole list, but my brother managed to recall a bunch (thanks, Jack!). Check out some videos of the games that were bundled in with this magazine below.

Interstate '76 Nitro Riders

My Teacher is an Alien

Virtual Safari

Eyewitness Children's Encyclopedia

The Simpsons Cartoon Studio

Follow 8-Bit Girl

1 comment:

  1. I got my first job in the UK working on this magazine back in 2001. It was good fun, but I do remember being saddled with a creaky PC and 32MB of RAM. That meant I could open Internet Explorer and MS Word, or MS Word and Paint, or Paint and Internet Explorer. But if, in an act of hubris, I opened all three, it was Blue Screen of Death o'clock.
    Anyway, thank you for mentioning PC Ace and ensuring it lives on as a footnote in computing history!


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