Archive for Retrogaming

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 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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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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If you’re anywhere near Essex make sure you get to visit The Retrohunter’s shop

If you’re anywhere near Essex make sure you get to visit The Retrohunter’s shop

Many of you may already know of Ally Hogg, aka @TheRetroHunter, from Twitter. I’m proud to call him a close friend, after we first met a few years back during a Retro Asylum £20 Carboot Challenge involving Andy Godoy, Dean Swain and Paul Davies. We…

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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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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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The Evolution of Nintendo Consoles, from NES to Switch

The Evolution of Nintendo Consoles, from NES to Switch

Nintendo is one of the brands at the heart of many retro fans. I never actually owned a Nintendo console myself until the Wii (although I did have a Game Boy) but their presence was always a huge part of growing up in the 80s…

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The Humble Beginnings of Casino Video Games

The Humble Beginnings of Casino Video Games

I’m a big fan of casinos. I’m not sure if it started when I was watching James Bond films or perhaps more modern films like Casino and Ocean’s Eleven, but I just like the thrill of the tables and the glamour that is often associated…

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Spider-Man’s early video games

Spider-Man’s early video games

With the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie only a few months away I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of our friendly neighbourhood web-slinger between now and then. Spider-Man is one of the most popular superheroes of all time. Having been created by Stan Lee and Steve…

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The NES Classic is a Must-Have Present for 80s Gamers

The NES Classic is a Must-Have Present for 80s Gamers

The holidays are right around the corner and that means it’s time to start putting together your wish lists. This season could be one of the best we’ve seen for retro gaming lovers in quite some time thanks to one item in particular. Nintendo has…

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