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“Retro games why?”

By: Paul Blachford; Guest Blogger. This is a question I have had asked me many times, usually followed up by “the graphics are crap”. So why do I love retro games. Partly it is because I grew up playing them. I can remember the awe when we got our first actual computer, thank your Sir Clive, the ZX81. The hours

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Why Do You Play Those Rubbish Old Games?

By: Gary Warner; Guest Blogger. “Why do you play those rubbish old games Old Man?” So speaks youth! The question came from my 20 year old son and as I went to answer him with a snappy, witty and devastatingly logical reply, I found that I couldn’t actually tell him why! I sat there, opening and closing my mouth. “Can’t

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Sir Clive is my hero

Being born in the greatest year for English football means that I was also fortunate enough to be born at the age when gaming went from its infancy to adolescence & ultimately its adulthood. Here’s my first foray into into gaming from a different viewpoint. At the ripe old age of 16 I was chosen to be a YOP (youth

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The Best Toy Lines of the 80’s

Today I am having a little bit of fun and taking a break from talking about video games. Instead, I will be talking about old school toys. I prefer the term old school over old or vintage as it makes me feel not quite old as hell! Anyway, I was born in 1981 so I was lucky enough to experience

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Forget the world cup, Sensible soccer is where it’s at!

What brought this blog post on was that first of all I am caught up in World Cup fever, but also Xbox has just made the Xbox 360 version of Sensible World Of Soccer backwards compatible with the Xbox One. I was over the moon with this and already have I taken my beloved Glasgow Rangers to incredible heights over

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Game Trading Mistakes That Still Haunt Me!

Game Trading Mistakes That Still Haunt Me! These days many of us while still being game collectors like to have all our collections on one device (which of course is where we come in) however, looking back there are some game trades that I made back in the day that still haunts me. Now let me say that I have

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Techno Symbiosis by Robert Beeley

You’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘the human condition’, for those that haven’t it is a succinct way of saying, we are born, we grow, we eat, we fuck and then we fucking die. Simple as that! An essential explanation of the fundamentals of human life that has never or will never change, until now! I would like to add

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Women in games

Women in games Every minute of every day we choose. Who we are, who we forgive, who we defend and protect. To choose a side or to walk the line, to play the middle or to straddle the fence between what is and what should be. When I began researching this article I came in search of something I did

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