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Colonel K has written 317 posts for 80sNostalgia.com

Deck of Justice

For a big section of my early childhood I played card games. I would’t say I grew up playing card games, as regular readers will be aware I spent most of my childhood, from about age 10 onward, on my Spectrum. But the rest of my family loves card games, so we had loads of […]

Interview with Oliver Harper

Oliver Harper is a film maker, YouTuber and lover of 80s action films. He loves 80s action films so much so that he set up a Kickstarter campaign to make a film called In Search Of The Last Action Heroes. It turns out that hundreds of other people also love 80s action films, as his […]

Primark Retro Gaming Range

On Saturday 12th April, Primark’s flagship Manchester store held the launch of their new retro gaming clothing range. The event, which ran from around midday until 4pm, had everything a retro gamer could need – free arcade games to play, loads of new t-shirts and hoodies to buy and guests from the world of YouTube. […]

Primark Arcade – Manchester 12th May

Wear your skills on your sleeve with Primark’s new line-up of sweet, sweet gaming merch. From Super Mario to PAC-MAN and Duck Shoot to Sonic, the entire old-school console crew is here. To launch the new clothing line Primark is holding a Primark Arcade event in the flagship Manchester store this weekend where you can […]

Interview with Andy Crane

In 1988, CBBC presenter Andy Crane declared that April 28th should henceforth be known as National Willy Fog day. Today, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, we bring you a chat with CBBC Broom Cupboard presenter and National Willy Fog Day creator Andy Crane. If you fancy enjoying the whole first episode, you can watch […]

Interview with Annabel Port

I was genuinely delighted when I read that Annabel Port’s book, Annabel vs the Internet, was being released after successfully being funded on Unbound. I stumbled across Adrift, a podcast she co-hosts with Geoff Lloyd, about 6 months ago. Adrift is basically a podcast for people who occasionally need advice with social situations, and who […]

Digitiser : The Show – Interview with Mr. Biffo!

If you were alive in the 80s, and you’re still alive today, the chances are you were also alive throughout the 90s. What an exciting time they were! Full of futuristic things like flying cars, teleporters and time travel. Who am I trying to kid?!? The 80s were obviously far better. I mean, for a […]

On Safari

Safari? Sa Goodie! Never really understood why, when Biggins shouted out “SAFARI!”, the audience retorted with “SAGOODY.” What was a Sagoody?” Maybe it was a jungle snake? On Safari was an early Childrens TV show, shown during the afternoons from 1981 onwards. It was great entertainment after a long day working hard at school. (Or […]

For The Love Of Sci-Fi

This December sees the return of the For The Love Of Sci-Fi convention. For The Love Of Sci-Fi brings together guests from the world of science fiction, along with film props and amazing replica prop builds, and packages them into one huge weekend. Guest this year include William Shatner (Star Trek, TJ Hooker), David Hasselhoff […]

Spectrum Addict 2

Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict, by filmmaker Andy Remic, documented the memories of a few key players in the early Spectrum years. Over the course of a year Andy interviewed many Spectrum programmers, gamers and fans of the spectrum and filmed all their chats. They shared their experiences in programming, game development, playing and collecting […]

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