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The Retromash Book List

The Retromash Book List

I’m a big fan of art books and coffee table books and I’m a sucker for just buying any kind of retro books off Amazon. The list below is the current bibliography gracing the shelves of Retromash HQ. Some are recent Amazon acquisitions, some are…

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Futuristic movie CHAPPiE has a plethora of 80s references

Futuristic movie CHAPPiE has a plethora of 80s references

The latest trailer for CHAPPiE was released a few days ago and it looks pretty awesome. It’s the latest work from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The film, starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel, is set in the near future, where an intelligent…

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David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook in panto in Southend

David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook in panto in Southend

Yesterday I was pretty excited to take our kids to go see David Hasselhoff playing Captain Hook in the Peter Pan pantomime at my local theatre. But, let’s just backtrack for a minute for my American friends… Just what exactly is a pantomime? A pantomime…

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What arcade games would you actually want to own?

What arcade games would you actually want to own?

I’ve already posted this week about starting to build my own home arcade machine, and then I also posted about my Top Ten Arcade Games. But to round up my flurry of arcade posts this week I wanted to write one which was almost a…

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Top Ten – Arcade Games

Top Ten – Arcade Games

After posting a few days ago about my plan to build my own home arcade machine I thought I would do a Top Ten based on my own favourite arcade machines. Donkey Kong just has to be on the list. It’s the first appearance of…

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Building a Home Arcade Machine – Part 1

Building a Home Arcade Machine – Part 1

I’m setting myself the challenge this year to do something that I’ve wanted to do for ages… Build my own arcade machine. I’ve had this on my list for about 5 years now and I feel that this year is the year to do it….

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New version of Elite launches in 30th Anniversary year

New version of Elite launches in 30th Anniversary year

Today is a special day. 30 years after the original game was released, a new version of Elite has just been launched. (and it’s so popular that at the time of writing, the website was down – keep trying) Elite is without doubt my all…

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Celebrate December with the Retromash Advent Calendar

Celebrate December with the Retromash Advent Calendar

I was wondering what I could do around Christmas on the blog that was a bit special, so I decided to make a Retromash Advent Calendar. Each day you will get an absolute gem straight from the pages of the Argos Catalogues. Something that you…

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Time Travel: Where Would I Go?

Time Travel: Where Would I Go?

Or more accurately, when would I go? This is the last post of my Time Travel Week and is the culmination of all my research and thoughts about time travel lately. If I actually did have some kind of time machine then where, or when,…

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Cool Time Travel Infographics

Cool Time Travel Infographics

Time Travel can be such a complex beast that sometimes it’s handy to have it visualised in a more graphical way. Infographics are a great way of representing data and there are some very cool ones about time travel. I’ve put links in the text…

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