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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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Raising children in a retro collector’s home

Raising children in a retro collector’s home

I remember when my children were very young, I couldn’t wait to watch all my old retro cartoons with them that I loved as a kid. My son’s second word was ‘Skeletor’, would you believe, so obviously they were growing up in a retro collector’s…

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Movie Novelisation – The Goonies by James Kahn

Movie Novelisation – The Goonies by James Kahn

My plan to read one of my many movie novelisations every month hasn’t really gone very well. My last one was August, when I read The Blues Brothers, and it’s now November. Better late than never though right? Let me just say again that if…

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How the Infamous MIT Blackjack Team Defeated the Casino

How the Infamous MIT Blackjack Team Defeated the Casino

When we think of gambling, the first thing that comes to mind is that the house always wins. But a group of MIT students proved that the system has its flaws, and it can be beaten. Nowadays, casinos have evolved and adapted their technologies to…

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Top Ten Comedy Songs

Top Ten Comedy Songs

Here’s something I’ve been wanting to make a Top Ten list of for quite a while: comedy songs. This may well be a rather UK-centric list as many of my memories are of songs that were released by UK comedians/artists. Remember, as ever, this is…

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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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Are We Still Living In The Age Of Video Rental

Are We Still Living In The Age Of Video Rental

It might seem strange to say that even after nearly a decade without video rental shops such as Blockbuster that we’re still living in the age of rental, but if you look around you, you might just start to notice. Society has changed a lot…

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Netflix and Chill vs. Traditional Movie Date: Which one is Better

Netflix and Chill vs. Traditional Movie Date: Which one is Better

‘Netflix and chill’ is the favorite dating mantra of many people right now. Rather than making the effort to get all dressed up to go out, some find that a sofa and a big screen TV are much more welcoming. Is it more romantic? Or…

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Top Ten Halloween Songs

Top Ten Halloween Songs

It’s Halloween week, so let’s do a quick Top Ten of my favourite Halloween songs! Let me know if you know of other good songs to play around Halloween, as I’m looking to expand my playlist, but these are the top ones that I have…

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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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