Just a few of my favourite (gaming) things, loved filling this out so just thought I’d share on here 🙂
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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.
Thanks for looking!
Few additions and corrections… also, I can see these 2 getting their own sitcom.
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.
“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
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
Coming up next, Nintendo at Eurogamer. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Three Dirty Dwarves
Street Fighter Collection
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.
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