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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 […]

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 Expo 2015

PLAY Expo is back and it is bigger and better than ever. Back at the huge EventCity exhibition centre for its 4th year of gaming mayhem on 10/11 October 2015. Five themed zones bringing you the best in modern games, classic games, tournaments, Cosplay and Film/ TV. Add in game previews, special guests and talks, […]

Bolton Comic Con – 1st March

Comic Cons are commonplace all over America, but a relatively new idea over here in the UK. They are events where normal folk like us can go and indulge our nerdy sides, buy collectables, maybe take part in cosplay and get our photos taken with lookalikes. People go to meet fellow collectors, but also to […]

Slippytee Clothing

Slippytee is a retro gaming themed clothing company – traveling all over the world searching high and low for that perfect vector design. They specialise in recreating iconic images from retro games and have a huge range of T-shirts on sale. You can also buy phones cases, hoodies, art prints… in fact you can get […]

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 […]

Play Expo – Event City Manchester

If you’re a fan of retro gaming there simply isn’t a bigger, more comprehensive show than the re.play event at this years Play Expo at Event City in Manchester. This year, for Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October, it will feature the most expansive and varied celebration of video games history ever seen. Re.play will […]

New Book – Speccy Nation

Thirty years ago, a little computer with rubber keys, a handful of colours and a squawking soundbox changed the world. The ZX Spectrum inspired a generation of British enthusiasts not only to play games but to create them. Free from the pressure of today’s global markets and blockbuster budgets, eager young coders gathered in bedrooms […]

They Were Our Gods – Free Calendars

I was born in 1971, and consequently the 80s is the decade that holds many of my fondest memories. I still listen to bands that were at their most prominent in the 80s, I’m of the opinion that today’s action movies can’t hold a candle to those from the 80s… and I love 80s computer […]

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