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Amiga: Phase 5 Digital Products – Back in Business?

Hello all,

Recently there has been quite a lot of discussion concerning the reappearance of an old Amiga company, namely Phase 5. They earned their fame for making superb accelerator-cards for various Amiga models, such as the Blizzard series. The company has been out of business for many, many years, but according to some webpages, they are now going to start-up again with new strength. Some people have questioned whether this is true or not, but judging from the activity on the official Facebook-page of Phase 5, it does not seem unlikely. Time will show what happens!

Here are the links to the discussions:

Discussion on Amigaworld – http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=41365&forum=25

Discussion on Amiga.org – http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=71460

Discussion on EAB – http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1112941#post1112941

The Phase 5 page on Facebook:


So, what do you think?🙂 Are they back in business? Will we see new PowerPC cards for A1200 and A4000? Or perhaps 060 cards?


Amigos Amiga Podcast Episode 61 – Lotus III

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Hi everyone,

Here’s a new podcast from the Amigos! This time it was hosted by Aaron alone, since Boatofcar was away. In the video he’s discussing the latest Amiga news and reviewing Lotus III. Enjoy!

BitLounger: Retro Video Game Storage Solution – Kickstarter


Hi guys,

Received news of a Kickstarter concerning video game storage solutions.

They are starting off with a SNES cartridge organizer. Check it out:


Maybe this is something that could be interesting for your collecting hobby?🙂 Looks nice I think!

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you soon in another post. Please do visit my other blog, Gaming on AmigaOS 4, which is frequently updated. Thanks.



Video: Amiga 1200 being manufactured in France (Escom)

Hello everyone,

Here’s a video I stumbled upon on YouTube. It shows the factory where they made A1200’s back when Escom had taken over the Amiga.🙂 The factory was located near Bordeaux in France. Interesting to see so many years after! Have a good weekend and hope you’ll enjoy the video.

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