Saturday, 26 October 2013

The Spectrum Show Episode 22

Welcome to episode 22 of The Spectrum Show – the show dedicated to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

In this mammoth episode we take a look at the news and top selling games from December 1984 and play loads of Scramble clones to see which version is best.

Not only that, but we review some older games, check out a newer title and examine a type-in game not seen since 1983.

Yes, it’s a whopper, weighing in at over 37 minutes of Speccy goodness. Enjoy.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Spectrum Show Special - Replay Expo

The Spectrum Show Special - Replay Expo 2013 video is now on Youtube. This short video covers the event held in Manchester on 12/13th October 2013 at Event City.

There were stacks of classic arcade games and pinball tables, all set to free play, but the large attendance sometimes meant it was difficult to get to play them.

The retro console and computer area were much easier to get a game and were larger than the previous years.

Check out the video.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Replay Expo

Really looking forward to Replay Expo this weekend. Sadly I can't make the Saturday event, but will be there most of Sunday. If you have never been to this event before, why not pop along and get your hands on some classic games from all eras.

There are stacks of retro consoles and computers, all lined up and ready to play. Systems include ZX81, Vic 20, Sam Coupe, C64, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Amiga, PC, NES, SNES, MegaDrive and of course the Spectrum.

There are also rows of arcade machines and pinball games all set to free play, cosplay areas and if you are really interested in more up-to-date gaming, all the latest stuff for the current and next-gen consoles.

I have a video on my channel from last year, and will be filming again this year for a Spectrum Show Special. So, if you see an old bald bloke, sneaking about on Sunday with a video camera, that will probably be me! Why not say hello.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Small Update

Lots of things happening in the background – as usual!

I have had another large batch of games delivered, and have spent some time going through them. The batch, which was very kindly donated to the show by Jason (thanks), included a lot of Code Masters titles and a fair few other newer titles. These have now been sorted and added to the ever-bulging Spectrum shelf.

With the last two game batches I have obviously found myself with a few duplicates, and not having the time to stick them on eBay, I have been trying in vain to give them away. Seems no one is interested at the moment…

I have also been working on some other hardware related stuff that involves building cables and connecting things together. This work will appear in a future edition of the show, once I finish it all and successfully end up with no explosions!

On episodes, the next one is on the go, and it’s looking like a huge show. It will feature an arcade shoot-out, so much of my time is currently involved in playing awful games!

I will be taking a break on Sunday 13th October though, to attend the Replay Expo in Manchester, and hopefully grab some footage for another special.

Right... back to those terrible games…

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