UK Gaming Past, Present and Future

Written by Aidy.

UK Gaming Past, Present & Future

Fancy an informal weekend of beer, video games and talks from industry veterans? Though so!

As well as putting on another Retro Video Game Night at the Centre for Computing History we've decided to make a weekend out of this one and celebrate the UK's rich gaming past but with an eye on the future too. The format of this Retro Video Game Night will remain the same but with a bit more emphasis on some classic UK video games such as Jet Set Willy, Speed Ball 2 and Elite etc. Then on top of that we're doing another two full days where you'll be able to play even more games and we'll also have a number of talks and Q&As for you to attend.

Retro Video Game Night - Friday 23rd May 2014
As always, this is a 'Bring Your Own Booze' event with competitions, a raffle and a burger van conveniently parked outside.
Tickets are available here: 
Retro Video Game Night Tickets
£10 Door | £8 Advance

UK Gaming Past, Present & Future - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May 2014
Celebrate the UK video games industry with two days of video games, exhibitions and talks from industry professionals. We've also got an alcohol license for this weekend and will be selling a selection of beers and wine.
Tickets are available here: 
UK Gaming Past, Present & Future Tickets
£7 Tickets | £3 Talks

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:

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