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My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

It’s always exciting when another book from Bitmap Books drops through the letterbox. This time it’s the turn of the Atari 2600/7800 to get the Bitmap Books treatment. I’m a bit of a fanboy of Bitmap Books. I’ve got all their Visual Compendiums, as you…

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This Your Sinclair Tipshop Tiptionary was one of the best sources of retrogaming tips before the internet

This Your Sinclair Tipshop Tiptionary was one of the best sources of retrogaming tips before the internet

If we need help these days, on a subject, skill or hobby, all we have to do is reach for the internet. The world wide web can help us enjoy all our entertainment and hobbies. If we have old toys from the 80s that have…

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The WarGames soundtrack on vinyl LP

The WarGames soundtrack on vinyl LP

It’s no secret that WarGames is my all time favourite film. It’s my ‘comfort film’, and I’ve easily seen it more than any other film. Unfortunately, however, there isn’t much merchandise for it. There was no movie storybook that I can see, there was no…

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Reset Bar: Parisian home of retrogaming and pop culture cocktails

Reset Bar: Parisian home of retrogaming and pop culture cocktails

French retrogaming fans finally have an HQ located in Paris where they can gather around collectors’ machines while sipping a cocktail with characters straight out of video games. Retrogaming on consoles or with board games, this bar has everything required to please and delight. Whether…

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Top Ten Toilet Movie Scenes

Top Ten Toilet Movie Scenes

For this Top Ten I thought I’d take a look at famous, or perhaps infamous, toilet scenes in movies. Scenes that are set in bathrooms or toilets and involve some form of trauma, stress or embarrassment. Because surely one fear that most people have is…

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Ten of the Best TV Shows to Binge Watch in 2020

Ten of the Best TV Shows to Binge Watch in 2020

From crime-solving aficionados to those who just want a good laugh, nothing beats a glass of wine and a large bowl of popcorn on your couch in front of your TV for several hours. If you’ve got a little too much time on your hands…

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Things to watch out for when buying retro items on eBay

Things to watch out for when buying retro items on eBay

The internet is undoubtedly a great place for getting bargains. You can often get money off items if you buy them online instead of on the high street. Prices are often lower due to lower overheads and economies of scale. And If you look hard…

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Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

It’s pretty rare that I get offered things to review, and I have refused quite a few when I have, as I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself. But when I was contacted by the publishers of this book, I…

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A Quick Guide to Getting into Gaming

A Quick Guide to Getting into Gaming

Are you looking to get into gaming? It can be a daunting area for those who don’t have experience of it. The video game industry is expanding at an alarming rate, and many video games these days command as much respect as the latest films…

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My Tribute To The Nerd Lunch Podcast

My Tribute To The Nerd Lunch Podcast

I’ve had a constant companion on my commute into London for the past 8 or so years. Three companions in fact. Well actually a whole army of companions. But, let me back up. It’s always sad when something has to end. The Nerd Lunch podcast…

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