Category Archives: Event

Play Blackpool 2015

Sorry for the lack of content recently. I’ve been a little under the weather due to some financial problems I’ve had. Because of this I’ve had to go back to full time working on my day job, and I won’t be blogging as much as I used to compared to how I was at the beginning of the year.

Receiving my pay cheque as a full timer again at my day job, I was able to afford to head over to Blackpool with the British IBM’s Adrian Killins, Mike and Scott from Retro Gaming Roundup, and forum members, Random Dave, UK Neil and Ben Jones.

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Play Blackpool is situated in Norbreck Castle. A pretty bad looking hotel shaped as a castle on the coast. Thing is, it’s not the looks, but it’s what’s in the venue that counts. Continue reading

More fun at the Centre of Computing History!

A bit late, but at least I’m not forgetting about it! Over the last weekend I helped Jason and the Centre of Computing History folk with the British Gaming, Past, Present and Future event. It started off on Friday with a Retro gaming night!

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Typically with these events, I host tournaments! Being the British gaming Past, Present and Future Event, I picked Golden Eye 007 on the N64, developed by RareWare in 1997. Continue reading

How did I do that PacMan Vs set up!?

Aidy from the British IBM and I hosted a Retro Gaming Party at the Centre of Computing History on the 21st of February. At the party I hosted a PacMan Vs. Tournament. PacMan Vs. is a multiplayer PacMan game made for the GameCube that uses the GameBoy Advance-to-Game Cube cable. There is one PacMan and three ghosts. The players playing as ghosts play on a TV screen, whilst the PacMan player would play on a GameBoy Advance. But I came up with a better way to play this game. A Wii, a GameCube, a GameBoy Player, a Projector and a TV!

There’s my PacMan Vs. Set up attached to a projector, with a TV screen facing the other way. Crazy Horse Gaming gets it a little wrong, the GameCube is using a GameBoy Player and is acting as the GameBoy with PacMan, whilst a Wii is acting as the GameCube playing the game with the ghosts.

Since people saw this set up in photos and videos, people wanted to know how I did this. Let me show you how. Continue reading

I’m going to play Pinball for Charity!

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Yup, I’m participating in Children’s National Extra Life event, they just recently extended their events up to the 31st of December!

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As I’m now mega hooked on the Steam version of Pinball Arcade I’m going to attempt to play Pinball for 24 hours for charity!

I have set up a Facebook page for it Right Here! Otherwise if you’re not a Facebook User you can see my Charity page Right here! My target is to raise $200 USD. Yes it’s in US dollars, the money will be going to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. They deal with children who enter the US for serious medical attention that other countries might not provide. Not only do they provide medical assistance, but they provide financial help to other hospitals around the world.

So watch me from 12:00 noon GMT 16th of November, the event will end noon the next day the 17th, hopefully by then I would have raised my $200 target and got some major highscores! I hope to see you there! 😀

Announcement: Halloween Fright Night on Great Bit Stream!

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Oh yeah! Halloween is coming! And what a way to scare myself senseless is playing a steam game that I purchased a while back and only played about five minutes of about 2 years back! The game I’m talking about is Amnesia: Dark Descent! A creepy First Person Adventure game that takes gameplay elements from Resident Evil, Doom and Eternal Darkness.

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Retro Night at the Centre of Computer History!

Aidy from the British IBM and I hosted a party yesterday at the Centre of Computer History, or just the Computer Museum as I like to call it, where a group of 50 gamers get to rekindle their gaming childhoods with systems of old, a couple of current systems too, whilst drinking beer and eating burgers! So here’s some photos of the event!

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A Rare Japanese Toys ‘R’ Us gold Nintendo 64 and controllers. I always wondered why we got gold controllers but not a gold console…

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It was dark and quiet before the event began… Continue reading