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Finding the Space to Showcase Your Inner Geek

Finding the Space to Showcase Your Inner Geek

As more advanced technology makes video games more complex and realistic than never before, it’s fascinating that the previously niche market of retro gamers continues to grow in popularity. This love for old school games is so prevalent that Nintendo recently re-released one of its…

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The coolest retro themes for slot games

The coolest retro themes for slot games

Slot games have been around for a while, around 100 years as of now, and in that time, there has been a theme based on just about every property under the sun. Just check out some of the titles available at a site like Paddy…

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Is retro nostalgia the secret of online gaming?

Is retro nostalgia the secret of online gaming?

Remember the days before the internet? When most people thought you were strange if you were into collecting old retro gear? Yeah, us too. Nobody really knew how big the market for retro was back then. Not many people  appreciated the value of keeping old…

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6 Ways Our Computer Habits Looked Different Two Decades Ago

6 Ways Our Computer Habits Looked Different Two Decades Ago

The rise of technology is playing an important role in our lives these days. It seems that no one can function without computers, smartphones, or tablets. From today’s point of view, it is unimaginable how everyone managed to survive and any work was completed 20…

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When modems were sexy

When modems were sexy

Perhaps not actually ‘sexy’, but there was a time when modems were pretty goddam exciting. I had seen WarGames and fallen in love with the idea of computers talking to each other. David Lightman had that modem where you actually put the phone handset into…

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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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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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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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My chat with Ron McClure, the General Manager of the 1982 Buck Rogers Burger Station

My chat with Ron McClure, the General Manager of the 1982 Buck Rogers Burger Station

Only a few days after posting my original article about the amazing Buck Rogers Burger Station that was in Glasgow in the early 80s, I managed to get in touch with Ron McClure, who was the General Manager of the restaurant when it opened. I…

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This Beatles homage “A Full Day In The Life” by Peter Serafinowicz is a work of genius

This Beatles homage “A Full Day In The Life” by Peter Serafinowicz is a work of genius

I just had to write a blog post about this, because I think it’s so cool. I was listening to Chris Hardwick’s podcast ID10T recently and his guest was Peter Serafinowicz. I tend to only listen to episodes with guests that I’m interested in, but…

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