With the recent release of Hewson Consultants book, Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers, I thought it would be a great idea to have a brief chat to original founder Andrew Hewson, and games developer Rob Hewson. Andrew Hewson was the original founder of 80s publishing giant Hewson Consultants. Rob has been the lead designer […]
The UK’s favourite Arcade, Indie & Retro video gaming expo comes to the Braehead Arena, Glasgow from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th June 2016. PLAY Expo Glasgow will feature a whole host of video gaming-related treats, including: Retro Consoles & Computers Classic Arcade Machines and Pinball Indie & modern games for PC and console Gaming […]
Back in the day, Hewson Consultants was a giant of a software publisher. The list of games they released included classics such as Exolon, Cybernoid, Uridium, Ranarama, Quazatron, Technician Ted… it really is a huge and varied list. Recently, Andrew Hewson has written and published a book entitled “Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers”, sharing […]
Back by popular demand and in time for the Easter Holidays, is the Museum of Science and Industry’s family friendly, hands-on video gaming event: PLAY it! Manchester. Featuring more consoles, more Minecraft, more games and pretty much more everything, the City Life nominated and much talked about event of 2015 returns to the museum from […]
This is another superb year for fans of Retro Gaming, with PLAY Expo Blackpool, PLAY Expo Glasgow and PLAY Expo (Manchester) all seeing a return! For those of you unfamiliar with Play events, they are a whole weekend of gaming, similar in many ways to a comic con, but with hundreds of arcade games, pinball […]
Saturday 5th December sees the re-re-return of the fantastic Wigan Comiccon, to Robin Park, Wigan. Previous Comiccons, arranged by Paul Prescott, have been amazing events with retailers selling everything from rare comics and signed photos, to customised prop replicas and retro games consoles. For a geek like me, it was heaven! There were also many […]
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, […]
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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