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What I am hoping for from the newly announced Masters of the Universe movie

What I am hoping for from the newly announced Masters of the Universe movie

The big news I’ve been waiting for is here. They have finally officially announced that they are making a Masters of the Universe movie! It is due to come out on December 18th, 2019. This has been hinted at for a while now but we’ve…

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Weird real life retro analogies

Weird real life retro analogies

I do sometimes think I have a bit of a sickness. Maybe it’s just a retro obsession. But when I’m doing the most random things it can remind me of something retro related which almost uses a similar skill. Maybe I’m just trying to convince…

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Top Ten Scottish TV Ads

Top Ten Scottish TV Ads

Nowadays we can all just skip past television adverts, but back in the 80s you couldn’t, and because they were on so often they really are a snapshot of our lives that can evoke so many memories. Many adverts became cultural touchpoints; just look at…

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Gola celebrates over 100 years of cool retro sportswear

Gola celebrates over 100 years of cool retro sportswear

There is something about retro sports brands that I love, and Gola is a brand that I feel I had a bit of a special relationship with. The reason for that is that it was the sponsor of my favourite comic book footballer, Roy of…

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Pop Culture League – Shelfie

Pop Culture League – Shelfie

The League of Extraordinary Bloggers is back. I had just missed out on becoming a regular contributor to the series back when Brian at Cool & Collected stopped the previous incarnation. But now it’s back and it’s called the Pop Culture League. You can find…

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My Retrogaming History

My Retrogaming History

I’ve enjoyed reading/listening to other people’s posts/podcasts about their gaming history so I thought I would write mine. Particularly after just attending Revival Events this past weekend where it really struck me how different everyone’s gaming backgrounds were. It just highlights how rich the world…

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Revival Solstice July 2016 Retrogaming Event

Revival Solstice July 2016 Retrogaming Event

I’d been to a few smaller retrogaming events in recent years, including a small one on Canvey Island by The Retro Lords, two small ones (Retromania) in Essex and London by Retro Asylum, and also Play Margate, but I hadn’t been to one of the…

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Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 14 – Artwork

Building a Home Arcade Machine Part 14 – Artwork

Right from the start I was excited about creating the artwork for the cabinet. One issue with artwork and design, however, is that I’m normally so full of ideas for things that I take ages deciding on what design I want. There are so many…

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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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Play Margate 2015 Retrogaming Event

Play Margate 2015 Retrogaming Event

I had the pleasure yesterday of attending Play Margate, a gaming and retro-gaming event organised by @ReplayEvents. The event was a scaled down version of the bigger Play events in Blackpool and Manchester, but it still had a very good amount of games and things…

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