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Video Game Favourites

October 30, 2015

Just a few of my favourite (gaming) things, loved filling this out so just thought I’d share on here 🙂

Video Game Favourites



Game Over

October 27, 2015

Game Over

Game Over is a new retro gaming/internet cafe that has just opened in Old Portsmouth. It’s a great set up with many consoles on display, and more importantly, to play on, with plenty of games to choose from.

Sessions can be booked in 2 hour slots throughout the day and will give everyone a chance to book in and play through a few old favourites, or discover some new ones. I received a warm welcome when I arrived and the team are more than happy to chat and show you around even if you haven’t booked in, there’s a great atmosphere to the place and you’re drawn in from the street outside by the sound of great gaming and nostalgia.

Game Over is in the early stages of it’s (hopefully long) life so it would be great if people could help spread the word. They have plans to expand the range of games (which are being tested before being put out) and there’s the possibility of future events such as game tournaments down the line (4 player Micro Machines ‘may’ have been mentioned…).

Check out a few pictures below, and more contact details at the bottom of the page.

Few details below: 

Game Over – Internet/Retrogaming Cafe

Basement, 16 High Street, PO1 2LP Portsmouth, England

£5 for a two hour session, drinks/snacks 50p each.

For more details head on over to the Facebook page below, or book a session by heading over to the Game Over website.

Facebook Page

Game Over Website

Thanks for looking!


Altered Beast Comic 2.0

August 11, 2015

Few additions and corrections… also, I can see these 2 getting their own sitcom.

Added more panels...

Added more panels…


Altered Beast

August 10, 2015

First go at some sort of webcomic, this has probably been done a thousand times before but hey, this one is all mine. It’s a classic and memorable opening, but not really for amazing reasons, but definitely funny ones.

Everyone hears something different, but this is what I can hear when this guy speaks, there’s a reason the rest of his opening dialogue is typed out. I’m wondering how long these 2 could continue trying to understand each other until one just gives up.

Apologies for the slightly dodgy skills in Photoshop. Click on the image to show full size.

Communication is key to success.

Communication is key to success.

Thanks all!


Eurogamer Expo 2013 – Friday: The Social (retro) Network

October 2, 2013
Contrary to the t-shirt line up, I do not in fact work for Atari.

Contrary to the t-shirt line up, I do not work for Atari

“Don’t I know you from the internet?”

This question pretty much sums up my Friday at Eurogamer, and possibly reveals how social networking works in the 21st century. All I know is that I spent the day trying to meet as many people (from the world of twitter) as I could, with reasonable amounts of success. I met some awesome people and wish I’d met a few more, but alas, I had to fit some gaming in there too.

This post is a few snap shots of some of those people I managed to meet and links to what they do in the world of gaming and retro gaming. Naturally most of these meetings (I say meetings, rather me cautiously moving up to people and saying hi, are you *insert name here* from twitter?) occurred in the Replay Zone, see the galleries below. Apologies to a few as well who I didn’t get round to seeing, namely Mark from New Star Games, and Mark and Jamie from The Games Shed, see links at the end!

Gallery 1 – Meeting Ally, Barrie, Jools, Kevin and Krystal

Follow Retro Collect on twitter @RetroCollect or visit their website over at Retro Collect

Follow Krystal on twitter @NinjaVixen or visit her blog over at Vixen Gaming

Follow Retro Asylum on twitter @RetroAsylum1 or visit their website over at Retro Asylum

Thanks to Replay Events for setting up another awesome retro gaming area, and for persuading me to join in with the King of Fighters tournament. I’ll definitely be coming to the Play Expo next year! See some more pictures below of the retro gaming area, a few highlights included the King of Fighters tournament, finally getting to play on a Dreamcast (some sort of tennis game – see pic below), playing a few rounds on Goldeneye and working my way around games I did and didn’t recognise from the world of retro gaming. Good times.

Gallery 2: Replay Zone

Mark and Jamie on twitter @GamesShed and The Games Shed on You Tube The Games Shed

Mark Baldwin on twitter @LambkinDraw who is community manager for New Star Games

Coming up next, Nintendo at Eurogamer. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Eurogamer Expo 2013 – Thursday Gallery

September 26, 2013
Sneaky worm

Boggy B, working the room, what a gu…. eh, worm!

Thought I’d give you a quick round-up of my first day (Thursday) at the Eurogamer Expo so please check out the gallery below.

A few highlights of the day were:

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, I enjoyed this glossy hark back to the SNES days of adventuring through Hyrule, top down view with an added surprise or two.

Wolfenstein: The New Order from developer MachineGames, with BJ Blazkowicz blasting his way through hordes of bad guys, no motion sickness with this one…

The awesome Monkey Island 2: Le Chucks Revenge cover art on canvas by Steve Purcell… I really wanted to buy this… was it for sale?

and last but not least, the Replay Zone making another triumphant return. I managed to get some Tomb Raider (PS1) action going, Sonic 2 on the Mega Drive, and Goldeneye on the N64.

Low lights (is that really a thing?) were:

The food and drink prices, astronomical as usual, packed lunch for next time methinks.

Having a press pass, and then not being let into the press area… I expect this was just a breakdown in communication somewhere along the line but it was a bit embarrassing to stroll up expecting to sit down and write some stuff up and be told you can’t come in. The guy stopping me was pretty adamant he was right, however the girl on the desk didn’t seem to have any problems with me going in, I chose to believe her instead.

Thanks for looking 😀

Tomorrow I’ll be (hopefully) partaking in some Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD, Sonic Lost World, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Batman: Arkham Origins. I’m also hoping I get to meet some more people from the world of twitter too!

Please visit the Eurogamer Expo website for more information on the event!

Retro Collectors: Andy – Sega Saturn Collection

September 21, 2013

A while back I featured a post concerning retro collecting, and what systems people thought were the hardest to collect for, the results were interesting.

Carrying on from that (sort of) I thought I’d catch up with an old friend to see how his Sega Saturn collection was doing, I was pretty surprised how much it had grown.

Whilst we snapped away with the camera I threw in a few random questions (to be honest I’m not so good at this journalism/interview malarkey) about his collection. Here they are below, compared to my few games for the Saturn this one is immense (more than a few in there I’d like to get my hands on). Anyway, hope you find it informative, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Q: How many games do you have?

A: I have around 130, mostly PAL but with some Japanese games thrown in for good measure, notably X-Men V’s Street Fighter and Street Fighter Zero 3. I have some duplicates of the PAL games, and around 20 demo discs.

Lets just say, they didn't all fit into one photo.

Lets just say, they didn’t all fit into one photo.

Q: Where do you acquire the majority of your games?

A: eBay mostly, some I’ve owned since getting a Saturn back in the day.

The other half! Japanese games in the bottom right.

The other half! Japanese games in the bottom right.

Q: How long have you been collecting?

A: I’d say since the actual release of the Saturn, I’ve been collecting more seriously in recent years but a lot of the games I bought back in the day are still in my collection, it has just kept on growing since then.

Deep Fear, survival horror game released in 1998, the last for the PAL Saturn.

Deep Fear, survival horror game released in 1998, the last for the PAL Saturn.

Q: What’s your rarest game?

A: It’s sometimes hard to define rare, games that sell for a lot of money can appear on eBay quite regularly, so I wouldn’t class them as rare, just sort after or popular. The rarest game in my collection (to me) is probably Deep Fear, as it was the last Sega Saturn game to be released in Europe for the PAL Saturn.

Top 5, who wouldn't want to play a game called Three Dirty Dwarves?

Top 5, who wouldn’t want to play a game called Three Dirty Dwarves?

Q: What is your Top 5 in your collection? (Ed – hack journalism at its best)

A: Tough question – these could easily change but at the moment I’d say:

Guardian Heroes

Deep Fear

Panzer Dragoon

Three Dirty Dwarves

Street Fighter Collection

Hardware! Note the sega saturn mouse, virtua stick, action replay cart,  and the 6 player multi taps.

Hardware! Note the Sega Saturn mouse, virtua stick, action replay cart, and the 6 player multi taps.

Q: Are there any more games/hardware you’re currently looking for?

A: I have a check list, there’s a lot more gaps to fill, time and money should hopefully take care of it though. A couple of games I’m still looking to get are Bust a Move 3 and Mr. Bones.

Demo discs!

Demo discs!

Thanks to Andy for letting me take the pictures, for answering my random/vague questions, and for the awesome game of Street Fighter Zero 3.

Link to previous retro collecting blog post > A Quick Question Retro Gaming Collectors