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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 […]

PLAY Expo Manchester 2017

PLAY Expo Manchester, the Norths biggest ever video gaming expo, returns for its sixth year at the huge EventCity exhibition centre in Manchester with an expected 25,000 attendees! The two-time award nominated show will once again be jam packed to the gills with loads of features, tournaments, exhibitors and oodles of video gaming mayhem. With […]

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 […]

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