Archive for Retrogaming

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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My Retrogaming History

My Retrogaming History

I’ve enjoyed reading/listening to other people’s posts/podcasts about their gaming history so I thought I would write mine. Particularly after just attending Revival Events this past weekend where it really struck me how different everyone’s gaming backgrounds were. It just highlights how rich the world…

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Revival Solstice July 2016 Retrogaming Event

Revival Solstice July 2016 Retrogaming Event

I’d been to a few smaller retrogaming events in recent years, including a small one on Canvey Island by The Retro Lords, two small ones (Retromania) in Essex and London by Retro Asylum, and also Play Margate, but I hadn’t been to one of the…

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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 23 – The Finished Cabinet

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 23 – The Finished Cabinet

Having an arcade cabinet in my home has been a goal of mine for many years. I’m not the kind of person to want things like flash cars or a big mansion house. I just want a happy marriage and healthy kids, both of which…

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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 22 – Issues to watch out for

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 22 – Issues to watch out for

When I started this project I really didn’t know what I was going to end up with. I was taking a gamble as I didn’t have much experience making physical things with my hands. All in all I am extremely pleased, nay over the moon,…

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