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Guns N’ Roses Week Begins

Guns N’ Roses Week Begins

If you asked me who my favourite band of all time was I would say Guns N’ Roses without hesitation. There were periods when I perhaps listened to The Rolling Stones more, or I would have said other bands were my hot band of the…

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Alien: Covenant – My Thoughts

Alien: Covenant – My Thoughts

HERE BE SPOILERS!!…(you have been warned) I saw Alien: Covenant this week and I thought it was great. But… it’s not without its issues. Prometheus was a film that was very unlike all the other Alien movies, and that threw a lot of people. I…

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Poker to Pokémon – The Evolution of Card Games

Poker to Pokémon – The Evolution of Card Games

It is hard to deny that card games and their many intriguing variations have been a classic way to while away dull hours now for a very long time. While it is hard to pinpoint the exact origins of just when the use of cards in…

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What I am hoping for from the newly announced Masters of the Universe movie

What I am hoping for from the newly announced Masters of the Universe movie

The big news I’ve been waiting for is here. They have finally officially announced that they are making a Masters of the Universe movie! It is due to come out on December 18th, 2019. This has been hinted at for a while now but we’ve…

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The ZX Spectrum Next: A new Spectrum computer gets Kickstarted

The ZX Spectrum Next: A new Spectrum computer gets Kickstarted

I’m a big supporter of Kickstarter. I’ve backed several projects on there. Mostly books but occasionally other things. The ZX Spectrum Next project which launched today is probably the one that I have been most excited about though. At the time of writing this blog…

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My new collecting mission is to get every Asterix book

My new collecting mission is to get every Asterix book

I’ve always loved the Asterix books. They are fun, educational but most of all they are absolutely works of art. Albert Uderzo’s artwork is sublime. I particularly love his renderings of the Roman soldiers and how he represents motion in general. I’ll be doing a…

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Do yourself a favour and order this beautiful SNES Kickstarter book

Do yourself a favour and order this beautiful SNES Kickstarter book

If you aren’t already aware of the amazing retrogaming books from Bitmap Books then I’d like to rectify that now. Sam Dyer has done a sterling job so far creating four beautiful art books showcasing the game art of the Commodore 64, Amiga, Spectrum and…

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This issue of Smash Hits kickstarted my rap career

This issue of Smash Hits kickstarted my rap career

I finally got my hands on the very issue of the magazine that is guilty of being the root of many a karaoke performance from myself. Smash Hits was a hugely popular magazine in the UK in the 80s and 90s and it was famous…

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When did Poker become a cult classic?

When did Poker become a cult classic?

Whether it’s a scene in the latest blockbuster or an episode of the Simpsons, Poker seems to have infiltrated itself into every aspect of our everyday culture. We borrow poker’s lingo in daily conversation and artists are inspired by the game in both music and…

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The best place to get retro inspired clothing – Last Exit to Nowhere

The best place to get retro inspired clothing – Last Exit to Nowhere

I just realised recently that I don’t actually think I’ve ever written an article about Last Exit to Nowhere. I really thought I had. I just assumed I had. Because I should have. But I don’t think I have, and that needs to be rectified….

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