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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Rubiks Puzzles

The Rubiks puzzles were SO frustrating! Firstly, the Cube. The Rubiks Cube came out in the late 70s, but has never really gone away. Kids nowadays still play with Rubiks Cubes, making them one of the most recognisable toys in the world. The idea of the Rubiks Cube was to twist and rotate sections of […]

Viewmaster

I think everyone at some point has owned a Viewmaster. It was a bright red handheld viewer for looking at stereoscopic images. The Viewmaster discs had small images around the outside. When you inserted a disc into the top of the viewer, two almost identical images aligned with your left and right eyes, giving the […]

Purple People Eater

This was a game in which you had to remove little plastic people from the mouth of a gelatinous purple people eater. It worked in much the same way as Operation, in that you used metal pliers to extract people from the monsters metal-lined mouth. In a way this is most 80s boys dream, getting […]

Play Expo 2016 Review

This years Play Expo managed, once again, to do the impossible – to top the previous years Play Expo! Replay Events, the organisers behind this and all other Play events, managed to gather together a whole host of retro and modern day gaming fun, and cram it all into Event City in Manchester for a […]

Sinclair Vega+ Launches 20th October

Earlier this year, Retro Computers Ltd launched an Indiegogo campaign to acquire funding for the Sinclair Vega +, the sequel to their original Vega console. On the 20th October the new Sinclair Vega + with be launched! The original Vega was a device that you could plug into any TV and play any of the […]

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 […]

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