Retro Video Game Night #021

Written by Aidy.

Date: 29th November 2019
Venue: The Hub, Cambourne
Tournament: Goldeneye (N64)
Tournament Winner: Mark Clifford

Third Retro Night in Cambourne and appears to be growing in popularity. Tried a different layout, which meant we could get more systems out. This was a Christmas themed night, with a few festive decorations and an old black and white Binatone TV playing Christmas adverts from the 80s and 90s.

Unfortunately, Ian couldn't make it down but a few of us managed to work out the logistics for the Goldeneye tournament and managed to run it fairly successfully.

Retro Video Game Night #020

Written by Aidy.

Date: 4th October 2019
Venue: The Hub, Cambourne
Tournament: Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Wii U)
Tournament Winner: Ian Bolton

After the first ever Cambourne Retro Video Game Night the second one got a bit more publicity and some local press which resulted in the numbers nearly tripling. Was a great atmosphere and we even ended up having to put out another system mid-event. Luckily Ian brought his Mega Drive Mini along.

Another fellow retro nerd, Adam Sheik, got in contact after he heard about the event and was keen to get involved and bring a few bits along. Adam's awesome setup consisted of a Vectrex, a customised ZX Spectrum and his Commodore 64. Check out the photos!

Mike James host of Retrogaming Roundup (My favourite podcast) also made an appearance!

Lord Conrad very nearly ran out of beer. Luckily he just about made it through to the end of the night with a few bottles left.

Ian's tournament went down a storm with winner, Ian Bolton, walking away with a selection of beer and a hand held gaming console.

Love Waterbeach - 29th June 2019

Written by Aidy.

Waterbeach seems to be our home away from home recently, the last time we played a public show it was here too, in a disused army barracks and this time around it was in a chapel with a large image of Alan Sugar and Sir Clive Sinclair shaking hands projected above our heads. Was great to be back here again, everyone was lovely as per usual and it was a lot of fun. Great to see Atomised and Allotment again.

We also played two new songs off the upcoming album for the first time ever.

Love Waterbeach


Summer at the Beach Arts Festival, Waterbeach Setlist 29/06/2019

Animal
Sugar Water
Man of the Hour
Where is Matthew Smith?
Sunrise Technology

Nothing Ever Lasts That Long
The British IBM

Retro Video Game Night #019

Written by Aidy.

Date: 31st May 2019
Venue: The Hub, Cambourne
Tournament: Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64)
Tournament Winner: Alex (Ian's chum)

The first ever Cambourne Retro Video Game Night! It was a lot of fun to organise this little event and to have it within walking distance of my front door. Ian made his way over and put on an awesome Mario Kart 64 tournament, for which I managed to source a reasonably sized CRT TV. Lord Conrad's Brewery also made an appearance to ensure that everyone stayed sufficiently hydrated throughout.

The Hub seems to be just about the right capacity for an event of this size. You can fit somewhere between 10 and 15 systems along with a bar and enough people to give the whole thing some atmosphere. Was great to find a few other retro nerds in the process of putting this on.

Play the Game - Support Our New Album On Patreon

Written by Aidy.

The British IBM

Work has started on the third British IBM album, which is going to be guitar heavy and has a current working title of "Play the Game". It's early days yet and lots of things can and most probably will change along the way but if you'd like to join us for the ride then you can support us on Patreon. In return, you'll hear early demos and acoustic renditions of new material along with any other content we think may be of interest.