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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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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