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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 […]

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 […]

Play Expo Manchester 2014

The North’s biggest and most diverse video gaming expo is back! Play Expo is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th and 12th October 2014, Play Expo is expanding considerably and will now feature FIVE absorbing events, under one roof! Along with the familiar areas from the previous years, (Now.Play, […]

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Retro Camera App – Retrospecs

Recently I came across an app that manipulates images into simulations of “retro” computer formats, called Retrospecs. As you can imagine, I excited beyond the normal realms of excitement. As you may know, when I was young I owned a Spectrum and a C64, and looking at loading screens for these 80s computers always fills […]

Transformers Prime DVD Giveaway

The new Limited Edition Transformers Prime DVDs have now arrived in stores across the UK! Fans of the original 80s TV series will recognise all the usual characters, be they Autobots or Decepticons, as no only do they look like more up to date versions but they also sound the same – Peter Cullen and […]

Fish n Chips – They’re Back!

Over the last few months speculation has grown as to whether Burtons Fish n Chips were making a return. Different sources reported that different shops were to sell them again, after them being off shelves for around 25 years. Needless to say I was quite giddy about this! If I was giddy about their return, […]

Things that Kids Today Will Never Do

I was chatting online recently about “kids nowadays vs kids in the 70s and 80s”. Someone mentioned that their youngest wanted to know where the head phones plugged into a cassette tape, and it struck me that kids nowadays have missed out on some amazing experiences that made us the adults that we are today. […]

Which Was The Best 80s Film?

During the 80s, hundreds and hundreds of films were released. Some were epic tales of adventure, some were romantic, some were comedies and some were genuinely unique ideas. (A few were also quite bad!) But which was the best film from the 80s? If everyone were to vote on the best 80s film, which one […]

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