PLAY Expo is back and it is bigger and better than ever. Back at the huge EventCity exhibition centre for its 4th year of gaming mayhem on 10/11 October 2015. Five themed zones bringing you the best in modern games, classic games, tournaments, Cosplay and Film/ TV. Add in game previews, special guests and talks, […]
Get your game face on this summer at the Museum of Science and Industry’s first ever gaming event, featuring some of the most popular video games of the past 30 years. Running from Saturday 25 July to Sunday 9 August, PLAY it! Manchester – in partnership with leading gaming specialists Replay Events – is a […]
Last year there was an Indiegogo campaign to release a redesigned ZX Spectrum. The new Spectrum would be adapted from its full keyboard design into a handheld one that you plug into the TV and play games directly. This new ZX Vega was to be a fully working, self contained unit, and by no means […]
The UK’s first and only National Classic Gaming Championships will return in 2015 with a heat scheduled for Play Blackpool. A full announcement will be made through the CGE website very soon on all other planned heats, but competitive gamers should mark Play Blackpool in their diaries as one of the locations for this years’ […]
Stage Door Records are to release the music from the original 1981 production of Worzel Gummidge The Musical on 10th November! This CD features the original 1981 cast, including Worzel himself Jon Pertwee, and Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally, with the songs from the stage show. For fans of the 80s, the recordings on this […]
Slippytee is a retro gaming themed clothing company – traveling all over the world searching high and low for that perfect vector design. They specialise in recreating iconic images from retro games and have a huge range of T-shirts on sale. You can also buy phones cases, hoodies, art prints… in fact you can get […]
The new Limited Edition Transformers Prime DVDs have now arrived in stores across the UK! Fans of the original 80s TV series will recognise all the usual characters, be they Autobots or Decepticons, as no only do they look like more up to date versions but they also sound the same – Peter Cullen and […]
Over the last few months speculation has grown as to whether Burtons Fish n Chips were making a return. Different sources reported that different shops were to sell them again, after them being off shelves for around 25 years. Needless to say I was quite giddy about this! If I was giddy about their return, […]
During the 80s, hundreds and hundreds of films were released. Some were epic tales of adventure, some were romantic, some were comedies and some were genuinely unique ideas. (A few were also quite bad!) But which was the best film from the 80s? If everyone were to vote on the best 80s film, which one […]
12″ 80s Club Classics is the 10th volume in the 12″/80s series – 3 more CDs & approximately 4 hours-worth of Old-School (.or Skool?!) Soul, Electro-Funk, Groove, Hip Hop, Techno & House 12″mixes, from the cult club classics to the era-defining dance anthems, these tracks dominated both the world’s dance-floors & charts. This volume also […]
If you’re a fan of retro gaming there simply isn’t a bigger, more comprehensive show than the re.play event at this years Play Expo at Event City in Manchester. This year, for Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October, it will feature the most expansive and varied celebration of video games history ever seen. Re.play will […]
Bullseye has been one of my favourite TV shows for around 30 years. I used to watch it during visits to my Granddad when I was 8, and its just one of those programmes that reminds me of childhood. Jim Bowen and Tony Green giving away amazing prizes like record players and speedboats. (!?) More […]
The 80s saw a very vicious war, where there could be only one winner. It was the war between VHS and Betamax. Some people wondered who would win, but to me I knew who the winner would be. This was due to the fact that my father had a habit of always backing the horse […]
Take a seat, grab a can of your favourite drink, pretend it tastes like Quatro, and prepare your vocal chords to produce the words ''God! I remember that!'' as we take a trip down memory lane with 80s TV, 80s films and 80s toys, with a bit of the 70s chucked in for good measure as well.
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