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The Asterix exhibition – The life and work of René Goscinny

The Asterix exhibition – The life and work of René Goscinny

I’m a huge fan of the Asterix books, and I was very excited one day recently when I saw a poster on the tube advertising an Asterix exhibition. Very excited indeed. Asterix just isn’t the sort of property to get lots of things like that….

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 14 – May 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 14 – May 1985

My look through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines continues, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 14…

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How did the late 20th Century influence poker?

How did the late 20th Century influence poker?

It’s hard to pinpoint how many variants of poker there are around the world, and it’s as challenging to think about the history of the game. Some attribute its development to the French game poque while others suggest that the prototype of poker is the…

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The beauty of retro video game maps

The beauty of retro video game maps

Back in the 80s, when you were stuck in a video game, you were pretty much stuck. There was of course no internet. You could try asking your friends, but they might just be as stuck as you. And when we did get gaming shows…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 13 – Apr 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 13 – Apr 1985

Here is the next thrilling instalment of my look at all the old Your Spectrum magazines, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your…

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I was lucky enough to receive a whole bunch of retro catalogues

I was lucky enough to receive a whole bunch of retro catalogues

Sometimes you get an offer that is just too good to be true. It might be a tip for a bet, it might be a free voucher for Dominos Pizza, a surprise refund that you had forgotten about, a link to a Party Casino bonus…

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I could spend hours browsing this Swatch website

I could spend hours browsing this Swatch website

Not many things scream the 80s more than Swatch watches. They were cool, they were crazy, they had bright colours, but they were also a really decent watch. Boys and girls both liked them. My only issue was that I really loved digital watches. I…

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My Favourite Woody Harrelson roles

My Favourite Woody Harrelson roles

Woody Harrelson seems to be have been around forever. He’s one of those actors that has been an ever constant presence in my life. I feel I’ve grown up with his career. He’s also quite interesting in that I don’t know many actors who have…

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How my viewing habits have changed over the years

How my viewing habits have changed over the years

There has been some recent debate about physical media v streaming media lately on the internet, such as this thread. I haven’t actually seen much of it myself but I’ve heard about it and that just made me think about how my viewing habits and…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 12 – Mar 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 12 – Mar 1985

We’re now into the second half of my look at all the old Your Spectrum magazines, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your…

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