Colonel K

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Play Expo 2016 Review

This years Play Expo managed, once again, to do the impossible – to top the previous years Play Expo! Replay Events, the organisers behind this and all other Play events, managed to gather together a whole host of retro and modern day gaming fun, and cram it all into Event City in Manchester for a […]

Sinclair Vega+ Launches 20th October

Earlier this year, Retro Computers Ltd launched an Indiegogo campaign to acquire funding for the Sinclair Vega +, the sequel to their original Vega console. On the 20th October the new Sinclair Vega + with be launched! The original Vega was a device that you could plug into any TV and play any of the […]

PLAY Expo Manchester 2016

With special guest talks from Fighting Fantasy author Ian Livingstone CBE, C64 programmer Tony Crowther, and The Last Ninja 2 creator Mevlut Dinc, PLAY Expo Manchester is looking to be another great event! Running over the weekend of 8th to 9th October at Eventcity in Manchester, PLAY Expo brings together the best gaming from previous […]

Skool Daze

Skool Daze, originally released 1984 on the Spectrum and C-64, is being remade, and this time its an official remake from Alternative Software! In the original you played the part of Eric. The aim of Skool Daze was to retrieve Eric’s school report from the headmasters office by making the teachers shout out individual numbers […]

Hyper Sentinel

Publishing giant Hewson Consultants are making a long awaited return to gaming with their imminent release, Hyper Sentinel, currently looking for funding on Kickstarter. If you loved 80s classic shoot-em-ups like Uridium, Hyper Sentinel will help feed your hunger for the genre. Check out the Kickstarter video below. From just £4, you can help bring […]

Power UP at the Science Museum

Game faces at the ready for a summer of hands-on video fun at the Science Museum Power UP runs Friday 22 July – Sunday 7 August sciencemuseum.org.uk/powerup The Science Museum has come up with the perfect family friendly summer holiday solution for kids who envisage endless weeks of house-bound gadget overload and parents who desperately […]

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 […]

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