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PLAY Expo Returns to Manchester

PLAY Expo Manchester, the largest video game expo in the North of England, began the countdown to the show today, by announcing the first in a series of features for the show taking place at EventCity, Manchester on October 14th and 15th 2017. Returning for its sixth blockbuster year, PLAY Expo Manchester has built up […]

CRASH – the Annual

CRASH, the Spectrum magazine from the 80s and 90s, is back in a one-off crowdfunded hardback annual! Fusion Retro Books, producers of many retro themed publications, has teamed up with a few original CRASH employees to bring us a brand new issue. Finally, issue 99! CRASH originally ended in 1992 at issue 98, leaving millions […]

PLAY Blackpool

This years PLAY Blackpool event is just around the corner, but you still have plenty of time to buy tickets! For a full rundown of the events taking place over the weekend, read on… Show date – 15-16 July 2017 Location – Norcalympia Exhibition Centre, Blackpool System 3 Software Panel The legendary publisher System 3 […]

ZX Spectrum Next

For millions of people around the world, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was their first experience of computing and gaming. It was the most popular home computer throughout the 80s and remained popular well into the 90s. In fact, games are still being written for it to this day making it, based on its 35 year […]

The Videokid – Out Now on Steam!

Are you ready for The Videokid challenge? Test your skills to the max with this fun & challenging arcade style skate game set in a retro 1980s neighbourhood filled with danger… Platform: Steam (PC only) Price £2.99 Genre: Action/arcade Skate, hitch and grind your way through hazardous streets; dodging 80s bikes, cars, trucks, trains & […]

Fuzzbox Interview

Fuzzbox, or to give them their proper title “We’ve got a Fuzzbox and we’re gonna use it!”, reformed recently. Two of the original members, Vix and Maggie, held auditions to find new band members to join them – a guitarist, a bassist and a drummer. They now have a new single out, Let’s Go Supernova, […]

Poochie

My sister had a Poochie. I thought it was a strange idea for a toy, a bright pink and white stuffed dog, but in retrospect it wasn’t any stranger than any of the toys I had at her age. At her age I had an Action Man which, lets be honest, was a Barbie for […]

Strobe

I think I was the only person in the world to own a Strobe. Genuinely, I don’t know anyone else who owned one, and in researching my memories of Strobe I scoured YouTube for the TV advert. It wasn’t there. When I was at my Grandads one December, he said he had bought me an […]

Demon Driver

Demon Driver was a revolutionary game in two ways. Firstly, the road on which your car would drive was an endless inner workings used to revolve. See what I did there? Revolve? “Revolution”-ary? No? *sigh* Secondly, and more importantly, it gave you the feeling of being a “proper” driver. There was a steering wheel that […]

Slinky

The Slinky was one long piece of curly metal that, according to the adverts, you would make walk down stairs. You set it on the top step, flipped the top section of the Slinky onto the step below and momentum pulled it down onto itself and flipped down onto the next step down. Theoretically, if […]

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