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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 […]

CITVs 30th Anniversary Weekend

UK TV channel CITV is 30 years old this week! To celebrate, they are dedicating an entire weekend to showing some of the best bits from the 80s and 90s. Shows on offer include Super Gran, the comedy about a bionic OAP (with a theme tune sung by Billy Connolly); Count Duckula, the David Jason-voiced […]

Strange Kids Club

Strange Kids Club is a semi-daily dose of adolescent enthusiasm for your inner child. An online hub for assorted strange, geeky and otherwise nostalgic content; SKC features articles on video games, comics, cartoon, unbelievably cool toys, exclusive interviews and more! They are looking to get their latest nostalgic delight funded on Kickstarter. Click here to […]

Kev Gurneys Club Tropicana

If you’re into your 80s music, (and judging by the fact you’re on one of the worlds finest 80s websites, I’m guessing you are,) you may be very interested in listening to a great 80s music radio show called Kev Gurneys Club Tropicana. Club Tropicana is on the air between 6pm and 10pm every Saturday […]

24 Hour Charity Disco

Fans of 80s music… There will be a 24 Hour Non Stop Disco from Friday 13th July 2012 an The St George Hotel, Chatham Kent. They are trying to raise as much as they can for Demelza House Childrens Hospice and have some fun playing your favourite 80s Tracks in doing so. Tickets are just […]

Tattoo Club

Remember those temporary tattoos you could get from vending machines in the 80s? I had arms full of them all throughout my school summer holidays. I was also a huge fan of trading cards, collecting everything from the Pac-Man trading cards with scratch-off games, Dragons Lair trading cards with “How To” room helps on the […]

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