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Colonel K

Colonel K has written 272 posts for 80sNostalgia.com

Interview with Hewson Consultants

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 […]

Play Expo Glasgow

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 […]

Hewson Consultants Book

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 […]

Auf Wiedersehen Pet

November 1983 was when auf wiedersehen pet first hit our screens and is still one of the funniest and best loved tv series ever. The creator of this great show being Franc Roddam and scripts wrote by the legends that gave us Norman Stanley Fletcher and friends in Porridge – Ian La Frenais and Dick […]

Play Blackpoool

PLAY Expo Blackpool just two weeks away! Get ready to play by the seaside! PLAY Expo Blackpool has been bringing retro and modern gaming entertainment to Blackpool for years and 2016 is no exception. This year Replay Events are bringing the best classics, tournaments and even a world first hands on session of an upcoming […]

Play It! Manchester

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 […]

Justin Lee Collins Interview – it’s here!!!

I recently had the genuine pleasure of chatting to a man who loves 80s TV shows so much, he tried to arrange reunions for the original stars of Fame, Dallas, Grange Hill and The A-Team. He’s a radio presenter, a lover of Conventions and he has maybe the best hair of anyone I’ve ever spoken […]

Monday Night Carlo featuring 80sNostalgia

Monday 29th Feb sees the latest episode of Monday Night Carlo (MNC) released on itunes, and this week the chat is with 80sNostalgia! The chat, recorded last week, covers the origins of this website, discussion about the 80s programmes that I grew up with, the best toys of the decade and which TV adverts were […]

Upcoming PLAY Events

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 […]

Wigan Comiccon – 5th Dec 2015

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 […]

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