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5 websites for playing classic games

5 websites for playing classic games

Retro gaming is such a big deal that the UK’s postal service, the Royal Mail, has unveiled a stamp collection to acknowledge the classic titles designed in the UK in the 1980s and 90s. I’ll be reviewing them after they come out next week. The…

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5 Gaming Resolutions for 2020

5 Gaming Resolutions for 2020

New Year is a time that many of us try to set new resolutions for the year ahead. Some try to lose weight. Others try to read more. Often people want to try to curtail certain temptations, whether it’s a sneaky chocolate before going to…

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How to convert cassette tapes to digital

How to convert cassette tapes to digital

Many people grew up when cassettes were the ‘in thing.’ We also know that over time they simply disintegrate and fall apart. The sound quality was just ok, not too bad, but certainly not great. Saving those old cassettes means that you need to convert…

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10 of the most successful models of the 1980s

10 of the most successful models of the 1980s

We’re obviously in changing times now, but back in the 80s, glamour models and pin-up models were certainly a big part of the (male dominated) culture. Many UK teens were enamoured with the likes of Samantha Fox and Maria Whittaker. Sam Fox even had a…

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Timeless arcades to build and enjoy

Timeless arcades to build and enjoy

The classics are back with a passion. We see generations of gamers fully immersed in retro titles on old Sega and Atari devices, as well as smartphones. What makes 8-bit entertainment so interesting today? Simplicity. Funky tunes. Nostalgia. The nerve-racking challenge. Pac-Man and Space Invaders…

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5 of the most popular games in Asia

5 of the most popular games in Asia

We all know that arcade games are still extremely popular in Japan, as is the game of Pachinko. But what other games are popular in the rest of Asia. Macau has fast surpassed Las Vegas to become the world’s gambling capital. The sleepy fishing village…

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(Re)live The Best Ride Of Your Life – The Most Popular Comebacks In 2019

(Re)live The Best Ride Of Your Life – The Most Popular Comebacks In 2019

Re-live the best moments (or wince at the memories) of your childhood. From 80s fashion to retro game consoles and the latest musical revival (and a zig-a-zig-ah), research by Raleigh reveals the most popular comebacks in 2019. “2019 has reached the peak of nostalgic revival…

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Some of The Best Nostalgic Rebrands

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Some of The Best Nostalgic Rebrands

If there’s one thing that is becoming more certain in this brave new digital world we are living it, it’s how much we idolise the past. Legions of adults still take to the streets to catch the Pokémon that defined their youth, while the eagerly…

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I tested out a very cool bean bag gaming chair

I tested out a very cool bean bag gaming chair

I sometimes get offered gifts from companies who are looking for reviews, but I normally refuse them because the items being offered aren’t very relevant to me, and I would only want to receive something that was genuinely something I would be interested in and…

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11 of the most underrated retro games of all time

11 of the most underrated retro games of all time

Definitions of exactly what constitutes “retro” gaming are ten a penny. Everyone’s got an opinion about retro, and it usually boils down to when you were born and what sort of games you played when you were younger. For some, retro means 1980s, NES, Sega…

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