CGE 2014

Written by Aidy.

Great news! CGE 2014 is definitely happening thanks to the guys at Retrogaming Roundup who are going to be running the show this year. This expo has been on my 'to do' list for a few years now and this time around I'm actually going, so as you can imagine I'm pretty excited. It's taking place in Vegas, 12th to 14th September and promises to be "bigger and better" with a "diverse alumni VIP presence".

If all that wasn't exciting enough, the British IBM have even been asked to play a few songs at the expo too!

For more info and to book your tickets head over to: http://www.cgexpo.com/

CGE 2014

Retro Video Game Night

Written by Aidy.

The second Retro Video Game Night at the Centre For Computing History was a massive success and one lucky individual even walked away with a refurbished BBC Master that he won in the raffle. There will be another Retro Night later in the year when the weather gets a bit warmer but in the meantime please enjoy this picture of the Games Master aka Ian Guebert who did a great job with his Pac-Man Vs competition.

You might also be interested to know that his custom T-Shirt features one of the worst rated Sega Master System games of all time.

Computer Geek Documentaries

Written by Aidy.

Having recently watched the movie Jobs (finally) after importing it on Blu-ray from the USA, I posted on Facebook asking for more "geek movie" recommendations. I've slowly been working my way through them and I thought it'd be cool to put together a list alternative computer/video game documentaries that some people may have missed out on. So here are my five alt picks in no particular order. You won't find Indie Game: The Movie or King of Kong here. I'll do another one of these for movies at some point in the near future.

Retro Video Game Night Is Back

Written by Aidy.

Do you like video games? Do you like beer? Do you like video games AND beer? Well then good news! Due to popular demand we're going to be putting on another Retro Video Gaming Night at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. You can bring your own booze and it's a mere £10 on the door or if you want to book a ticket in advance it's just £8 so go grab yourself a ticket now. There's gonna be a shed load of different video games, consoles, arcade machines and computers spanning various eras and if you have any specific requests then please drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.

Friday 21st February 2014 @ the Centre For Computing History, Cambridge

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QL is 30

Written by Aidy.

The Sinclair QL turns 30 this year and even though it may not have been a commercial success it still has a strong fan base today. The QL can even be held partially responsible for the creation of Linux, since Linus Torvald creator of Linux started out on one back in the 1980s.

I was contacted Urs König late last year regarding using the British IBM in a new video celebrating this milestone. Urs runs the Sincliar Alumni group where more than 20 of the original Sinclair employees stay in contact and he's also supporting the work being done on Bedrooms to Billions.

Check out the new video below and to find out more head over to: http://qlis30.org.uk/