Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Welcome to 2012, apparently according to lore this will be the last year of human civilisation. Ah well at least there is plenty of things to keep ourselves busy before the apocalypse is upon us.
For a start several Retro Gaming events are happening at the first half of this year.
The Last Retro Computer Games Festival Ever
Aldershot, 21st Jan 2012, 2pm - 1am
Scale: Est. 30-50
Homebrew Gaming Weekend
The Lass O'Gowrie, Manchester, Fri 27 - Sat 28 January 2012
Scale: Est. 100
GEEK 2012 (Gaming Expo East Kent)
Margate, 15-19 February 2012
Oxford, May Bank Holiday (Friday 4th - Monday 7th May 2012)
Scale: Est. 50 - 75
Arcade Barn, Exeter, 26-27th May 2012
Games Britannia & Games Britannia: REPLAYED
Rotherham, S Yorkshire
Schools/Students: Monday July 2nd - Friday July 6th 2012
General Public: Saturday July 7th - Sunday July 8th 2012
All information lifted from the RetroGamer.net forum. I do hope they don't Mind
Also it was 30 years ago this week when the insanely ace Commodore C64 was first introduce to the world. The loveable brown bread bin became the worlds best selling computer to ever to be hooked up to a BW portable TV.
The Commodore 64 was an 8-bit computer that dominated the home micro scene all over the western world for more than ten years. Although even at the time the 6510 processor running at 1MHz was a bit cack compared to dare I say the Z80 (personal opinion only - no hate mail please), with 64k of memory, a 16-colour graphics chip and the awesome SID sound chip the C=64 could really make arcade quality games for the home.
The Commodore 64 was not only great for kids playing games but was a really useful computer for the small business and budding musicians.
Selling up to 17 million units, Commodore managed to make millions of kids in the eighties have the best Xmas or Birthday ever. With thousands of brilliant games available some classics such a Uridium, Bruce Lee, Paradroid and many other ground breaking titles changed the face video games into to what we have today.
Many Happy Returns...
Thank You Commodore!!!!
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