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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 […]

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 […]

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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