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Gaming at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

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 […]

ZX Vega – Hands on

The ZX Vega was recently launched at SMS Electronics in Beeston, Nottingham. (Link to a video of the production in the factory is at the bottom of the page, via @JuicyGameReview.) We were invited to play test the new console and have a tour of the factory where they were made, along with a few […]

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega

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 […]

Play Expo – Manchester

Manchester’s biggest video gaming show, PLAY Expo, returns for its fourth year. Tickets for PLAY Expo, the North’s biggest gaming expo have gone on sale this morning (29th May). The show will take place at EventCity, Manchester on 10th and 11th October 2015. PLAY Expo is in its fourth year in Manchester and has more […]

Wigan Comiccon

Saturday June 13th sees the return of the fantastic Wigan Comiccon, to Robin Park, Wigan. Last years Wigan Comiccon, in December 2014, was a huge event! There were stalls 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 […]

Play Blackpool

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’ […]

SkySaga Coming to Play Blackpool

Replay Events can now confirm that Radiant Worlds will be showcasing their brand new game, SkySaga: Infinite Isles, at Play Blackpool. It is the first time the title will be publicly shown at a consumer event in the UK. As well as giving an exclusive hands-on preview of the game, some of the Radiant Worlds […]

Bolton Comic Con – 1st March

Comic Cons are commonplace all over America, but a relatively new idea over here in the UK. They are events where normal folk like us can go and indulge our nerdy sides, buy collectables, maybe take part in cosplay and get our photos taken with lookalikes. People go to meet fellow collectors, but also to […]

Worzel Gummidge The Musical

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 […]

Level 42 To Reissue Classic Albums

Level 42 were one of the most successful UK bands of the 1980s. Critically acclaimed, and quickly becoming international stars with their unique brand of pop-jazz-funk, their popularity has endured the intervening decades and, once again they are touring to sold out audiences across the UK and Europe. Three of their 10 studio albums for […]

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