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I finally found the whale poster I’ve been hunting for years – Megaptera by Bob Talbot

I finally found the whale poster I’ve been hunting for years – Megaptera by Bob Talbot

I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts that I had a few posters on my childhood bedroom wall that I’ve been wanting to source and hang up in my retrocave. The first one was easy. It was Back to the Future. Classic Drew Struzan artwork. Always…

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Why Playing League of Legends Became So Popular

Why Playing League of Legends Became So Popular

Every once in a while, a new game comes up that has avid gamers hooked and can never get enough of it. If you are a self-proclaimed gamer, you know how addictive and enthralling a good game can be. It has the ability to take…

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Five Early Mobile Phone Features That Never Quite Caught On

Five Early Mobile Phone Features That Never Quite Caught On

In the realm of high technology, few industries move faster or burn through ideas more quickly than the mobile phone industry. Within the span of a couple of years, billions of us had switched from using flip phones with enough storage space for three songs to…

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Lord of the Rings locations in New Zealand I would love to visit

Lord of the Rings locations in New Zealand I would love to visit

New Zealand is a country that I have been to twice and I fell in love with it a little bit more each time. I worked there for several weeks and travelled around. I could easily live there. I would happily retire there. I want…

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Movies That Changed the Film Industry

Movies That Changed the Film Industry

Film has been around for over one hundred and forty years. It began with the first movie ever made in 1988 – albeit one that lasted about 2 seconds – and the first feature-length film in 1906. Of course, cinema has changed dramatically since then….

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Five 80s Icons We Would Like Rebooted Properly in the 2020s

Five 80s Icons We Would Like Rebooted Properly in the 2020s

If you haven’t heard yet, it’s the season of the reboot or the reawakening, with classic franchise Lethal Weapon likely to get a new sequel. Anything that was once popular is likely fodder for the 2020 remodelling or rebirthing. Movies, TV shows and video games…

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Rare Items From the 80s That Are Valuable Today

Rare Items From the 80s That Are Valuable Today

When people think of the 80s, what usually comes to mind is the extreme fashion sense back in the day, which includes big hair and bright and bold colors. It is also the time when many people say new wave and punk rock really became…

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Top Ten Nostalgia Smells

Top Ten Nostalgia Smells

They say that music and smell can be the best triggers of nostalgia. I find that to be absolutely true. You can check out my Top Ten Nostalgia Songs that I previously listed, but today I wanted to go through the smells that trigger memories…

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The death of consoles, really?

The death of consoles, really?

We regularly hear the same phrase: “The death of game consoles is coming soon!”. It seems that the players’ opinion doesn’t matter, and that there’s some kind of morbid urgency to bury our machines. Among the supposed gravediggers: the PC of course, the smartphone, the…

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Revolutionizing Retro Games

Revolutionizing Retro Games

Gaming has come a long way since the Magnavox Odyssey. The evolutionary process brings with it a plethora of games for users to enjoy. With every new stage in this process, the gaming industry evolves and brings with it new games and new technology, creating…

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