Retro Video Game Night

Beer and video games! Could there be any better way of spending an evening? Started doing these at the Centre for Computing History back in 2013, now doing some smaller ones with my own little collection of retro systems and games. Most of these events involve Lord Conrad's Brewery and Ian Guebert aka The Games Master.

Upcoming Nights

To be confirmed when things are back to normal.

Retro Video Game Night #002

Written by Aidy.

Date: 21st February 2014
Tournament: Pac-Man Vs (Nintendo GameCube)
Tournament Winner: Matt

Due to the success of the first Retro Video Game Night we decided to make it a regular thing and put one on every quarter. This was also the night where Ian Guebert's transformation into the "Games Master" took place since I had a T-Shirt made with this written on the back and possibly one of the worst Sega Master System games printed on the front. Anyone else remember ALF? Thought not. This has since become an ongoing joke and each year Ian get's a new T-Shirt with a rubbish Sega Master System game printed on the front.

The ALF t-shirt was signed by everyone at the museum and given away as a tournament prize at Christmas, which started another tradition.

Retro Video Game Night #001

Written by Aidy.

Date: 25th October 2013
Tournament: California Games (Sega Master System) & Super Bomber Man 3 (SNES)
Californian Games Tournament Winner: Craig Turner
Super Bomber Man 3 Winner: Chris

This was the first ever Retro Video Game Night at the Centre for Computing History and it was surprising how word got out and we actually had a pretty decent turn out. We persuaded a local burger van to come along, put out a load of extra gaming consoles, distributed some flyers around Cambridge and everything actually went pretty well.

Ian and myself probably went a little bit over the top with the gaming competitions though and had two separate tournaments plus a series of high score competitions dotted around the museum. After that we came to the conclusion that one tournament was enough.