Yesterzine is a show about games and how well they may or may not have aged, told through flicking through a different old gaming magazine every episode.


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Posted on 29th July, 2022

YZ 41 - "Chocolate Teapot Factory"


YZ42 - "Not a Hedgehog"


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Yesterzine 43 - "Fifteen Hired Goons"

Posted on 29th July, 2022

2002, possibly the last big magazine launch. GamesTM came out fighting in one of the best months for games there ever was. The gaming heaven is a legendary series coming of age, the gaming hell is another series doing the opposite. Oh and we answer the question "What is retro?". Because why not?

The Spectrum's 40th is not the only anniversary this month. 20 years ago, the last Sega licenced Dreamcast games, and thus the last Sega licenced ANY games were released in the UK. We join the last issue of a Sega focused magazine, Dreamcast Magazine to reminise about the 26th of April 2002. The last day of Dreamcast.




First Game Last Game - Probe

Posted on 8th April, 2022

Probe were prolific conversion specialists for 15 years with a reputation for technical excellence. But their first and last releases were original titles. How do they hold up, and find out what else you love has been Probed.

The SMS Power 2022 competition

Posted on 1st April, 2022

When any youtuber talks about the last game for any system they are almost certainly lying to you. Depending on where you live, the last "Master System game" was between 1989 and 1998. But actually there's at least 8 new things for 2022 you can run on your Master System right now. Here they are...

In 1996, Formula One finally got the licenced game my 15 year old inner racing driver always wanted. But how does my 41 year old's inner 16 year old's racing driver feel about it now? Also in enduring changes CVG muse about people playing games against other people who might not even be in the same room using a magic thing called "The Internet". Elsewhere, Taito haven't got the memo about technological progress and I become a winner.

Mysterious Cart - The Return!

Posted on 4th March, 2022

On a journey deep into uncharted waters I found a mysterious Mega Drive cartridge, its writing Chinese, its contents unknown, its label poorly printed and its cartridge interface 32-pins. Because otherwise it wouldn't work.


There's only 2 men for the job, but they were busy so join Bloggo and me for an epic 2 part adventure today on Yesterzine and tomorrow on Bloggo's Pow. You might want to miss it!

In 1992 many things were different. EA Sports was the Electronic Arts Sports Network, Red Dwarf was good, The Running Man was an up to date licence that someone didn't bother to licence, a top 10 of bad games had a worthy winner and I was bad at shooting games...

Total 36 - Yesterzine 37 - "Hand to Amuse"

Posted on 28th January, 2022

Total may be trying to rush things but the 16-bit era is in its pomp and to prove it Rare are along with a game that could fool you into thinking it was next gen. Is this yet another example graphics over gameplay though? And scoring a mere 79% less is the hottest licence of 1994, does the passing of 27 years somehow make it more relevant?


Meanwhile Total discover Nintendo isn't a video games company and we discover the 73% trials may not be over just yet...

The Playstation changed the world and suddenly the PC wasn't king of the hill anymore.  But keep your friends close and your enemies closer, maybe the Playstation could in fact be the making of the PC as a modern 3D gaming platform.  


While PC Zone ponders this they look a next generation sports title and a 2nd generation sports title. (Which is the cleverest sentence I'll ever write).