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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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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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Retro toys and video arcades in Japan

Retro toys and video arcades in Japan

Japan has long since been a country I would love to visit. I’ve always been fascinated by the culture, the tradition and the creative and technical output of the country. Incredible samurai history, powerful martial arts, impressive electronic industries, beautiful manga and anime, and last…

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The Evolution and History of Online Gaming

The Evolution and History of Online Gaming

Since the appearance of the first video games in the 50s, gaming was an industry on a constant upward trajectory. As one of the most profitable entertainment industries on the planet, it certainly has an eventful and rich history. The evolution of this industry has…

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Reasons Why Pokémon Go is Still Popular

Reasons Why Pokémon Go is Still Popular

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game which launched in 2016. It became huge in it’s first year, but many people said it would just be a fad and it wouldn’t last more than maybe a couple of years. Four years on, however, and the…

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Three of the most influential retro arcade games

Three of the most influential retro arcade games

It appears that a great many of us are a nostalgic bunch. We love to look back to see what the popular trends of times were in days gone by – actually there are quite a few things that although considered ‘retro’ still command a…

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Why is 15 years often the assigned retro game age?

Why is 15 years often the assigned retro game age?

Like wine, some things get better with age. This is often true for high fashion, the finest whisky, and of course, classic art. Many people also feel the same way about video games. But one of the age old questions is, how many years does…

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5 of the Best Retro Sports Video Games Ever Made

5 of the Best Retro Sports Video Games Ever Made

Retro video games of all varieties are back in vogue at the moment as people go in search of gaming trips down memory lane. Some of the most beloved games are those that were inspired by sports and their stars. In this article we look…

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The Golden Age of Arcades and the Evolution of Gaming

The Golden Age of Arcades and the Evolution of Gaming

Long before we could kill zombies, build cities, and defend the Nexus (League of Legends) from the comfort of our sofa on a console or mobile, we would venture out to amusement arcades. Standing effortlessly for hours, depositing coin after coin, hunched over, and committed…

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Atari Hotels Look Set to Celebrate the Past, Present and Future of Gaming

Atari Hotels Look Set to Celebrate the Past, Present and Future of Gaming

When it comes to discussing some of the key names involved in the incredible history of video gaming, Atari simply has to get a mention somewhere along the line. The company is regarded by many as a true icon of the industry and now the…

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