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Secret Cinema: Blade Runner  video released

Secret Cinema: Blade Runner video released

I posted a few weeks ago about my amazing experience at the Secret Cinema Blade Runner event. I had waited until the very end of the four month run before uploading my blog post, so as not to spoil the surprise for everyone. I was…

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Top Ten Movie and TV Cars

Top Ten Movie and TV Cars

This is a tough list, and one I’ve had to think about for a while. There are just so many cool movie and TV cars. I’ve certainly had fun researching this one and admiring all the beautiful vehicles that we have had adorning our screens….

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When Ireland was the European HQ of video games

When Ireland was the European HQ of video games

Ireland is often at the cutting edge of the technology industries. Its lucrative tax deals have attracted many of the big guns to its shores. Google has its EMEA HQ in Dublin, and you can check out some photos of the offices if you want…

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Top Ten UK TV ads that use old songs

Top Ten UK TV ads that use old songs

The 80s and 90s had a flurry of TV adverts that used classic old songs. Often well known songs, but ones that hadn’t been released for years or decades. The adverts often gave them a new lease of life. In several instances below, the songs…

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Retro games that were made into movies

Retro games that were made into movies

Video games have always had the power to be marketed in different ways. Merchandise is an obvious strategy for any big game, with many children going to school with lunch boxes, notepads and rulers adorned with pictures of Pac-Man, Mario or Street Fighter characters. Video…

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My immersive Blade Runner Secret Cinema experience

My immersive Blade Runner Secret Cinema experience

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Secret Cinema showing of Blade Runner with my good friend Ally Hogg aka @TheRetroHunter. This was yet another incredible immersive experience from the folks at Secret Cinema. I’ve been waiting until the season ended before I wrote…

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How Arcade Halls Are Becoming Relevant Again

How Arcade Halls Are Becoming Relevant Again

Gaming is a multi-billion industry today, with millions of gamers logging in and going online to play their favorite games from the comfort of their homes. Yet, it all started with a humble quarter of a dollar, or ten pence, in many arcade halls spread…

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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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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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