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  1. I fell in love with the very first video game I ever played and I've been hooked ever since. I think my very first gaming experience was in either 1979 or 1980 and my journey started with a simple pong clone home console and continued with arcade games and C64 before getting a NES in 86. Since getting the NES, gaming has been my favourite hobby. It wasn't easy being a gamer in the late 80s and early 90s, it was pretty much looked upon as a geeky/nerdy thing and there was no chance I could impress any girl by stating I had a massive games collection. I was pretty happy when gaming started to get more and more main stream as it was easier to find others to talk about games with but it always made me feel like I was in a minority. By the late 90s I've left console games for the PC as there seemed to be a lot more like minded gamers in the PC community. I was attending LANs almost every weekend and had a blast. The PS2 and Gamecube got me back into the console games but in late 2005 I was back on the PC thanks to World of Warcraft. WoW was great for a few months as a game but it was the community that kept me playing it for years, I actually stuck with it for nearly 8 years. When I was done with WoW the PS4 was released and I was properly back into the console scene. I loved the games and I loved that gaming had evolved into something that almost everyone was doing. Kids, teens, boys, girls, adults...everyone was a gamer all of a sudden. Finally, people had come to their senses and found out that playing a game can be just as much fun as anything else. The only problem, I found out, is that the majority of modern gamers are a sad bunch of whiners who spends more time complaining about all the games and systems they don't own and play and less time speaking fondly of what they actually like. All my actual friends who I've played with for nearly 20 years now have mostly walked down their own respective gaming niches and they refuse to play anything outside their own niches. I currently have all modern consoles and enjoy them all but my friends seems like they've purchased the consoles to find something negative to say about them all. Whenever I find a game I want to talk about or suggest to play together, they seem to look at it for 3 seconds before concluding it's either shit, a bad copy of something from the 90s they liked better or it's developed by the wrong team (or any other silly excuse not to look more into it). Fine, I don't need my friends to play online, eh? Well, joining a multiplayer game with random strangers is even worse, not only do they whine about the game we're currently playing, they're also whining about my mum being a slut (even though they enjoy her company every night), they're whining about my accent, my age and I always do the wrong thing no matter how much I think I'm winning. The last few years has made me leave the multiplayer games and go back to single player games, but I tend to not speak fondly of the games I'm currently playing to anyone because if I do, they're going to lecture me about why I'm playing the wrong game, how evil the publishers of that game is and how much better the game they are playing is. I've got one friend who buys pretty much every big release for all consoles, no matter what. I've always wondered why he keeps on buying so many games because he almost never completes a game, they're all shit apparently. So last friday I got a text from him which went something like this "Fuck, my local games store didn't have any copies of the new Shin Megami Tensei for Switch in stock, now I have to purchase the overpriced and evil digital copy" to which I replied "Well, you could always order the physical copy online and wait a couple of days, in the mean time you could play one of the hundreds of unfinished games you already have". His answer was simply "Well, I'm bored with them, I need this new one to play tonight" Fast forward to around midnight that same day "Oh wow, I've played Shin Megami for 20 minutes now and it's AMAZING". Two hours later "Fuck me this game is slow. Oh well, it's not like I don't have other games to play" I asked him to join me on Forza Horizon 5 but no, he said "No way, tried it for 4 minutes, it's basically FH3/4 with a reskin" I give up. I think I'm back to the late 80s where I'm just going to decide that I speak of my hobby to no one, so as of now if anyone ask me what I like to do in my spare time, gaming won't be mentioned very often.
  2. It's a fairly new game available on steam, still in beta. Plays a bit differently from smash bros, more fast-paced but still just as addicting. If you want a friend to play it with, hit me up on steam. I'm fairly decent at it after a couple months of play.
  3. The Retro Games Fair is back! If you love retro gaming, playing and collecting then this is the event for you. A wide range of sellers covering every videogame and home computer format since the beginning of video gaming. Nintendo, Sega, Atari, Sinclair, Amstrad, Sony, Microsoft, Commodore, SNK and much much more. 1000's of retro games, consoles, computers, artwork, imports, accessories, toys, bartop arcades, artwork, plushies and much much more all for sale at the Retro Games Fair! No need to get up early for the car boot or wait for the postman from ebay! Here you can see the condition in person before you buy from some of the biggest and best sellers in the country. Our sellers range from professional traders to private collectors reducing their collections so there is a guaranteed range of prices and items for sale. Whether you are a big collector or just getting into retro gaming there will be plenty of common titles and rarities on offer on all formats from all ages. The perfect event to build up a great gaming collection. As well as the stalls there will also be a room to play on some old arcade cabinets provided by the amazing guys from Arcade Club! Our amazing Prize Draw will return for the chance to win something pretty special too! Pay on the door and you can come and go as many times as you want in the day. THE DATE Saturday 27th Jan 2018 OPENING TIMES 11am-5pm THE VENUE Marriott Hotel, Boar Lane Leeds, LS1 6ET ADMISSION £2 per adult, Under 16s - 50p, Under 6 - Free Find out more information on the links below: RETRO GAMES FAIR WEBSITE RETRO EVENTS FACEBOOK PAGE Let us know you are coming on the official Facebook EVENT PAGE Follow us on TWITTER Check out the PHOTOS from previous events
  4. The Collectorabilia returns to the Marriott Hotel in time for XMAS! Over 30 sellers of the best of: Retro Video Games, Consoles, vintage toys, action figures, Star Wars, He Man, Comics, graphic novels, Lego, Geek Culture, Pixel Bead Art, Funko Pops, original artwork, t-shirts and much more...... The Yorkshire Cosplayers Heroes and Villains will be there all day so you can get your photos with your favourite characters, Santa may also be making an appearance too :-) Perfect place to get those great additions to your collection, buy back your childhood, discover new things or start a new collection. The Venue The Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET (2 min walk from the train station) The Date Saturday 3rd December 2016 - 10am to 3pm Admission £2 per adult, Under 16s Free (when accompanied by an adult) Check out the Website http://collectorabilia.com/ Join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/RetroEventsLeeds and check out our other events coming up too! Tell us you are coming on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/847320095404558/ and keeping checking on there for updates on the event! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetEvents Come along and join in the fun and get some great stuff for the collection too!!
  5. Just under 2 weeks now to the North East Retro Gaming event. £15 per day entry or £25 for the weekend. All machines free play! Roughly the same as the previous years with a different mix of machines. About 100 video arcade, 40 pinball and 60 consoles/computers. Also, plenty of traders. Same location, Gateshead Stadium. More info at www.northeastretrogaming.com Machine announcements via the social feeds: - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NorthEastRetroGamingLimited Twitter - @NERGOfficial Any questions, drop me a message. Philip
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