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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 6 – Online Resources

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 6 – Online Resources

I’ve obviously had to rely heavily on some online resources to get me through this project. There is no way on earth I could have done this on my own. So I just wanted to make a list of them all to have a central…

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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 5 – Initial questions and concerns

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 5 – Initial questions and concerns

I’ve had a few questions and concerns along the way with the arcade cabinet build. Some of which I have already answered and some of which I’m nearly there with but not quite yet. I thought it would be useful to list these in case…

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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 4 – Control Panel Plans

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 4 – Control Panel Plans

My joysticks and buttons have arrived! Exciting day. This was the first day that I really felt that this project was a reality and wasn’t just some ongoing figment of my imagination. I’m sure the day I get my MDF wood will be a similar…

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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 3 – Cabinet Design

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 3 – Cabinet Design

I saw a MAME cabinet on eBay a few months and I very nearly bought it. I could have saved myself a lot of time and effort there, instead of attempting to build one myself. But it was still quite expensive and I wouldn’t have…

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Why I Love Collecting TV and Movie Books from the 80s

Why I Love Collecting TV and Movie Books from the 80s

I recently discovered Invaluable.com, which is a great site for browsing items to add to your own retro collectibles and memorabilia, and it made me want to write a piece about some of my collections. My retro collection is pretty eclectic, I have to say….

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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 2 – Decisions

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 2 – Decisions

It’s been over a year since I last posted about my plans to build my own arcade machine. I stupidly started my plans a month before we had our second child. A lot of things have been put on hold this past year. But it’s…

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The Movies I Saw in 2015, Ranked

The Movies I Saw in 2015, Ranked

I think I’ve mentioned before on this blog that my health insurance, Prudential Vitality, does an amazing perk of offering its customers a free cinema ticket every single week. It’s only for Cineworld or Vue cinemas but it’s still an incredible offer. It used to…

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The video from Secret Cinema’s Star Wars extravaganza

The video from Secret Cinema’s Star Wars extravaganza

I wrote a blog post a couple of months ago about my experience at the Secret Cinema Star Wars night. You can read my full review here. This was the incredibly immersive experience where they recreated Tatooine, Mos Eisley, Imperial ships, the Death Star and…

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Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens – review (SPOILERS)

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens – review (SPOILERS)

SPOILER WARNING!! | | | | There will be BIIIIG SPOILERS BELOW!!!!! | | | | SPOILERS! Ok? Big spoilers. You have been warned. | | | Ok hopefully that’s enough of a warning. It’s 1pm in the afternoon on 17th Dec 2015 at the…

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Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi – rewatch review

Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi – rewatch review

So here is film 6 out of my rewatch reviews of 7 Star Wars movies in 7 days. Return of the Jedi gets a bad rap amongst many Star Wars fans, but I’ve always really liked it myself. And I actually prefer it over Empire…

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