Tag Archives: Retro Computing

Revival Event 2014: Overview

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I was planning to write more blogs during the time I was at Revival this year. However, the WordPress app has a hard time publishing on 3G, which is a huge pain when there’s no “real” free wireless. This year Revival was at the same location as last year, Dunstall Park in Wolverhampton.

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I got in on Friday afternoon to help Mike set up his booth for RetroGaming Roundup. @Random_Dave got to show off his new game, James & Watch: Arm, he originally had it as a DreamCast game, but got to port it to Linux at the last minute and had it running on a Raspberry Pi. The game is pretty much like Fire, but you control the 6 year old Mike being thrown about. Continue reading

My new favourite YouTube channel.

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I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos recently and I discovered a YouTube Channel called Lazy Game Reviews. A YouTube channel that focuses on retro computing and PC gaming.

Clint, the host of LGR, does a few different shows on his Youtube Channel.

This one is OddWare, a show where he reviews and demonstrates obsolete hardware. In this episode he shows of an optical mouse that was released back in the eighties! Who’d thought there was such a thing as optical mice in the eighties! Well, Clint discovered one, and it requires a special reflective mouse pad and a nine volt power supply for it to work. Continue reading