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Top Ten TV Spoken Intros

Top Ten TV Spoken Intros

Time for another Top Ten list. There are many great TV show theme tunes, but for this list I’m focussing on ones that have spoken intros. These intros are a great way to summarise the overall plot of the show, or introduce the main characters,…

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These geeky games from the past spawned an online casino revolution

These geeky games from the past spawned an online casino revolution

These days, everyone is online and gamers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. Take a look around you on a commuter train and chances are, you will see as many people engrossed in a gaming app on their smartphone as reading books or newspapers….

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If you love Panini stickers you have to watch this documentary ‘Stuck on You’

If you love Panini stickers you have to watch this documentary ‘Stuck on You’

A couple of days ago there was a documentary on ITV4 about Panini sticker albums. And I have to say, it was fantastic. From the time of writing it’s still available to watch online for about 28 days and it’s also being shown again next…

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The unreleased Nintendo Sky Skipper arcade reveal at Arcade Club

The unreleased Nintendo Sky Skipper arcade reveal at Arcade Club

I posted recently about my trip to the amazing Arcade Club, in Bury just outside Manchester. That post was about the arcade itself, but I’ve now managed to get round to writing about the occasion. Why did we pick that weekend to go up? Well,…

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My thoughts on Stranger Things 2

My thoughts on Stranger Things 2

I loved the first season of Stranger Things and I was getting slightly nervous about the second season before I watched it. Part of the reason was down to the marketing. The first season was a real word of mouth hit. I wasn’t aware of…

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My trip to the incredible Arcade Club UK, the biggest retro arcade in Europe

My trip to the incredible Arcade Club UK, the biggest retro arcade in Europe

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Arcade Club, a place I had been wanting to visit for a couple of years. It’s sadly too far away for me to visit regularly, being located up north in Bury, just outside Manchester, but we had a…

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My thoughts on Blade Runner 2049

My thoughts on Blade Runner 2049

I just came out of the cinema after seeing Blade Runner 2049 and I just wanted to get some thoughts out of my head. First of all, I’ve always hugely respected the original Blade Runner but it’s never been a film I’ve ‘loved’ until recently….

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Watching Netflix’s Hip Hop Evolution & The Get Down

Watching Netflix’s Hip Hop Evolution & The Get Down

I’ve always been a big fan of Hip Hop throughout the years, but like a lot of my ‘jack of all trades’ interests I’ve never had much in-depth knowledge in terms of the history of how the scene really began. I just know what I…

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Did Michael Jackson use Jaws music for Heal the World?

Did Michael Jackson use Jaws music for Heal the World?

A few days ago I was re-watching the BBC Proms special John Williams concert that I had recorded a few months earlier. During the orchestra’s rendition of Jaws I noticed something familiar. A sequence of notes that I had never associated with Jaws before, and…

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Astro City arcade in Southend is a great place to hire for parties, old and young

Astro City arcade in Southend is a great place to hire for parties, old and young

From a retrogaming perspective I’m pretty lucky to live in Southend-on-Sea, as we have several retro associated venues in town. One fantastic one is Astro City which is located right on Southend High Street. It’s an arcade, with lots of games and machines, retro and…

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