Showing posts with label Arcade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arcade. Show all posts

15/03/2023

SuperSisi Talks To Us About Kendama, Famicom and Alien VS Predator πŸ•Ή️🍜 @supersisi_ #FriendsOfTheFreezer

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It's been a while since we've featured one of our favourite Twitter friends and gotten to know them a bit better through a series of questions. So today we are bringing the feature back and we are proud to present to you a friend of the freezer @supersisi_

Sisi is a Super Retro Gamer who loves the arcade and posts lots of cool pics from her daily gamer life (she also loves Pork Soup Noodles!)

Let's get started with Question 1, shall we?!

10/02/2022

πŸ•Ή️ History of Video Games – Bristol | "I had a quick search for anything gamey-gamey in Bristol and came across the HOVG" πŸ•Ή️ #Retrogaming #Arcade

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"Whilst driving through Bristol my car doors and associated bodywork fell off exposing just me and my driver's seat!"

www.historyofvideogames.co.uk

After recently spending a hundred million ice ages in cryogenic isolation following myself and my immediate family contracting Covid, we decided a family trip was in order to get back out into the world and spent a couple of days in Bristol.

Naturally, as part of the trip planning, I had a quick search for anything gamey-gamey in Bristol and came across the HOVG, and I’m glad I did – as we had an awesome afternoon there!

06/01/2022

πŸ•Ή️Coin-Op: The Arcade Guide | Written by Darren Doyle | Greyfox Books | ReviewπŸ•Ή️@greyfoxbooks #Retrogaming #Arcade

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Available from - https://www.greyfoxbooks.com/product/coin-op-the-arcade-guide/

The world of arcade machines seems vast and full of undiscovered gold. I’ll regularly be reading books or articles on the subject and come across a handful of games that I didn’t even know existed. Often, they are variations on a theme, but I’m always keen to find out every last morsel of information available – especially if they are side-scrolling brawlers, a genre which I am particularly drawn to for its visceral, button-hammering thrills.

Coin-Op: The Arcade Guide is clearly a book made with a real passion for the subject matter, and whilst there are some rough edges in terms of clunky sentences, typographical errors and a very busy visual design – there’s a compulsive thirst to the way that the author presents the work, this is best captured in the introductory text to each section of the book; a real desire for the reader to share the joy and reverence that Darren Doyle has for these releases and the memories tied to discovering and playing them.

05/01/2022

πŸ•Ή️ Taito Arcade Selection | Egret II | mini πŸ•Ή️#Arcade #RetroGaming

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United Games Entertainment has announced that they have exclusive rights for distribution and sales of Taito’s EGRET II mini in the West. 

Set for release in 2022, this cool looking piece of gaming hardware is creating great excitement in Japan.

21/11/2021

πŸ• Pac-Man: Birth of an icon (by Arjan Terpstra & Tim Lapetino) | Book Review πŸ• @cookbeck #RetroGaming #PacMan

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https://www.cookandbecker.com/en/artwork/3012/pac-man-birth-of-an-icon-pac-man-bandai-namco.html

Few games are as iconic as the occasionally ghost-devouring, yellow dot-muncher, Pac-Man. In this 300+ page, full-colour tome, you’ll find everything that you could possibly want to know about this timeless classic. From origins to impact, legacy and beyond – all accompanied with crisp, high-definition images, insider commentary, well-researched information and vibrant artwork all presented through accessible writing.

08/11/2021

πŸ•Ή️ NQ64 Cardiff | Arcade Bar | "A Real High Point For Gamers in Cardiff (and Yes It Has Point Blank 2 and Wrestlefest !!)" πŸ•Ή️ #Arcade #RetroGaming #Cardiff #NQ64

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https://nq64.co.uk/cardiff/

Long have I and my friends dreamed of a decent arcade bar in Cardiff, and finally, that dream is now a high-score (and gaming-themed cocktail) fuelled fantasy!

04/06/2021

πŸ•Ή️ Meet the UK Events owner turning Milton Keynes into a Retro Gaming Arcade Hotspot | Opens Friday 4th June 2021 πŸ•Ή️ @thepixelbunker #Aracde #MiltonKeynes #RetroGaming

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It’s every gamer’s dream to have a whole host of Retro Arcade cabs in one exciting space. For Pixel Bunker Arcade’s owner Andy Brown, who also heads up Replay Events, it’s his 2021 reality. 

From After Burner to Wonder Boy, this place has it all - and it’s not been without its challenges either. But Andy has many years of experience delivering Retro Gaming events with his PLAY Expo consumer gaming shows across the UK to now bring a more permanent residence to the heart of Milton Keynes. 

12/11/2020

πŸ’£ My 13 Favourite Video Games Weapons πŸ’£ #Retrogaming

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A few days ago I decided to compile a list of my personal favourite video games weapons from over the years. 

These are the weapons that have stuck with me over the course of decades of gaming. 

They either have a special place in my heart or they are just damned cool.

Either way I've come up with 13 beauties, so let me know what your favourites are...

28/07/2020

πŸ•Ή️πŸ‘Ύ Britt's AntStream Arcade Adventure πŸ•Ή️πŸ‘Ύ @AntstreamArcade #Arcade

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Antstream arcade has been around for almost a year now and it was something I was keen to get involved with. 

For those who aren’t aware of the service, it’s a subscription-based site that allows you to stream games ranging from the 8-bit home micro-computers of the 80’s such as Amstrad, Spectrum and Commodore 64 through a selection of 16-bit titles from systems such as the Amiga and Mega Drive up to an impressive amount of arcade ports that span decades. 

16/07/2020

πŸ•Ή️ Vigolix RetroPie Arcade Cabinet | DIY Build | Half Size / Kids Cabinet | My First Attempt πŸ•Ή️ #Arcade #RetroGames #RetroGaming

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I decided it was about time I had a go at building my own arcade cabinet so at the start of lockdown armed with one sheet of wood and a Jigsaw I had a go. This is the result and while there's room for improvement I'm also happy with the outcome plus I enjoyed every moment of planning it and making it. Here's a link to the Instructables guide and the best video I found to help: Instructables Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Super-Easy-Arcade-Machine-from-1-Sheet-of-Plywoo/ YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/tXZQoQT0CDU

22/06/2020

πŸ•Ή️ 10 Incredible Arcade Games You Need To Play πŸ•Ή️ #Arcade #Retrogaming

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By Ben Steele
So Arcades are mainly a thing of the past now although there are still a few dotted around they are nothing like what they used to be and I feel bad for new generations never knowing that feeling of putting 10p or 20p coins into these wonderful machines and having the time of your life well the time of my life.

04/06/2020

πŸ’Ž Clockwork Aquario - A Lost Arcade Gem From 1992 Unearthed! πŸ’Ž #Arcade #RetroGaming

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Here's some exciting news about a video game that nearly never came to light and as a bonus, it's from the talented people at Westone that made the Wonder Boy series!

Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games announced today that Clockwork Aquario will be released in 2020 - after being lost for 27 years!

01/06/2020

πŸ•Ή️ The Top 10 Best Selling Arcade Games Of The 1980s πŸ•Ή️ #Retrogaming #Arcade #Retrogames

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Here's a Top 10 Of The Best Selling Arcade Games Of The 1980s

Can you guess who comes steaming in at Number 1?

28/11/2019

πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©‍πŸŽ¨πŸ’Ύ My Video Game Inspired Art "Lucky & Wild" πŸ’ΎπŸ‘¨‍πŸŽ¨πŸ–Ό️ #FanArt #RetroGaming #NAMCO #CreatorsUnite

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Lucky & Wild the arcade racing/shooting game has been an obsession of mine since I saw a cabinet out in the wild a couple of years ago in 2017 (Isle Of Wight) and was compelled to write an article all about my arcade finds of that year here:

11/09/2019

πŸ•Ή️πŸ‘Ύ The NAMCO Museum Mini Player is OUT NOW! πŸ•Ή️πŸ‘Ύ #RetroGaming #Arcade

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My Arcade® Ships:

The NAMCO® MUSEUM Mini Player

Featuring 20 Arcade Classics

22/08/2019

πŸ•Ή️ 🌞 A Trip To Isle Of Wight "Some Lovely Arcades & The Needles" 🌞 πŸ•Ή️ #RetroGaming

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The Isle Of Wight is my happy place when it comes to UK Holidays. 

Firstly the place is beautiful and totally laid back.

Secondly, there's still lots of lovely Arcade Machines knocking about which means that I can have some fun in Amusement Arcades aside from the usual sea of grab machines and penny pushers.

In honour of my holiday to the Wight Isle here are some pics of two IOW destinations where I found some cool arcade machines. 

01/08/2019

πŸ•Ή️ Playable Contra™ Collectables Are Coming πŸ•Ή️ #RetroGaming #Contra

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My Arcade has announced a line of collectables featuring Konami’s Contra created in partnership with Konami. The initial collectables range will include the compact desktop Contra Micro Player™ and handheld Contra Pocket Player™

The Contra Pocket Player and Contra Micro Player will each feature the game’s signature co-op play mode and this co-op is made possible through something called CO-VS™ technology.
It will interesting to see how this works in the wild once this little beauty has been released (Date TBC)

11/07/2019

πŸŒ΄πŸš—πŸ’¨ OutRun - 1991 - SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis - Episode 6: Rich's Road Trip πŸŒ΄πŸš—πŸ’¨ #RetroGaming #SEGA

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Outrun by SEGA is surely the Daddy of all racing arcade games. So join me as I take my girlfriend onto the roads of the USA in my red Ferrari.
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29/05/2019

πŸ•Ή️ PLAY Expo 2019 – Manchester πŸ•Ή️ @KingdomOfCarts @BrittRecluseUK #RetroGaming #Arcade

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For us at Kingdom of Carts HQ, Manchester is a great Expo to get to, it’s a straight three hour train from Cardiff and a brief walk from the station to the event and surrounding hotels, this is a mere sojourn when compared to the multiple train changes and hanging about required when getting to Blackpool, although that doesn’t slow us down. I wear flares…not skirts.

18/03/2019

πŸ•Ή️ Britt's Amusement Arcade Memories Amidst A Flooded Flat - Video Games Memories πŸ•Ή️ #RetroGaming #Arcade

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There is an undeniable connection for a lot of people to some form of gaming, no matter how distant or seemingly inconsequential.
A moment that I found really funny (in hindsight) was a few years ago in my old flat, my girlfriend woke me up at three in the morning because the bathroom ceiling was gushing with water (pinch me) and so I pegged it upstairs to wake up my upstairs neighbour (a guy in his thirties) who immediately ran down to my flat to see the damage. We headed into my living room to grab a load of towels to stem the flow, all in a complete frenzy due to the level of water coming through.
Amidst all of this, as we were running back to the bathroom, he stopped and pointed at something on display in our living room and said, “Is that Scramble? Wow, I had that when I was a kid, haven’t seen it in years!”.
Naturally, I walked over to him and filled him in on the finer points of our gaming collection until my girlfriend walked in and said, incredulously. “Umm….can you talk about games after we’ve stopped our bathroom flooding?”
Obviously, I split up with her on the spot.
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