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From The Publisher (by Nina B. Link, Publisher)


Mean Screen Machines
WarGames and Superman III featured fearsome computer villains. can computers really be villainous? A talk with some experts - plus an interview with WarGames star Matthew Broderick. (collection of related articles:)

  • Mean Screen Machines: Movie Computers Make Great Villains (by Barbara Krasnoff)
  • Preparing For 'War Games' - The Basic Training Of Matthew Broderick (interview)
  • Reel To Real: Why Computers Can't Be Villains (by Barbara Krasnoff)

Can You Talk Like A Hacker?
A quiz of your computer savvy. ('Can You Talk Like A Hacker When The Chips Are Down?' by Megan Stine & H. William Stine)

Buying The Right Computer
A fact-packed buyer's guide. (by Bill Camarda; includes comparison chart of the following systems:)

  • Timex/Sinclair 1000
  • Atari 400
  • Atari 800
  • Atari 1200XL
  • Apple IIe
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Commodore 64
  • Radio Shack Color Computer
  • Radio Shack Model 4
  • IBM Personal Computer
  • Texas Instruments 99/4A

Arcade Arrivals
Our quarter-ly report of the newest arcade games. (by Steve Bloom)

The Making Of A Chip
How the incredible microchip is created.


Bits (news section)
Byte-sized news briefs. (by Nora Zamichow)

  • Zaxxon 101
  • What Do You Say To A Talky Coke Machine?
  • Dr. Atari
  • Monkey Business
  • Moving Maps
  • Marathon Man
  • The Bionic Nose

Random Access
Our kids' column. ('Software Squabbles' by Sadie Van Gelder)

User Views (software reviews)
Phil and Bernie review new home games.

  • Ms. Pac-Man (VCS)
  • Pepper II (Col)
  • Qix (5200)
  • Centipede (2600,5200)
  • Burgertime (Int)
  • Jungle Hunt (VCS)

Q & A
ENTER's Help-Line. (by Phil Wiswell)

State of the Art
Curious case of the video disc. ('The Curious Case of the Video Disc' by Jim Lewis; includes 'Progress Report: Video Discs' section)

Pencil Crunchers
Maze Video Game Word Hunt. ('The A-maze-ing Chip' maze; 'Video Game Word Hunt' word search puzzle)

Board Game
A computer journey. ('DATA PATH' by Megan Stine and H. William Stine; board game)

Basic Training
Programming challenges. ('Make A Face' by Jeff Nilson; includes Apple program code)

Input (reader poll)
Tell us what you think.

Coming attractions and puzzle answers.

Cover Illustration © Hovik Dilakian

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    Title: Enter Issue 1
    Month: October
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Childrens Television Workshop
    Editor: Ira Wolfman
    Pages: 68
    Price: $1.50
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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