With only 4 weeks to go until the retrogaming extravaganza that is PLAY Blackpool I thought it would be a good idea to see what is going down on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2015…….
PLAY Blackpool is taking place at Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre…...
From what I can see, it will be bursting at the seams with hundreds of video games, consoles, arcades, stuff to buy and plenty of other video games mana from heaven!
I'm most excited about getting my hands on all the retrogaming consoles and computers that will be on show and I'll definitely be getting stuck into all the classic games that will be playable! It will also be interesting to see which rarer or more unusual consoles will be on show, so as I can finally get to play a MEGA CD perhaps?
The cool thing is that there will be a machine there for everyone! There will be Sega’s, Nintendo’s, Atari’s, Playstation’s, Commodore’s, Spectrum’s, Xbox’s, Amstrad’s, Neo Geo’s, PC Engine’s and maybe even a PC Engine Shuttle?
The King Of Kong
The prospect of walking into the huge video games arcade at PLAY fills my face with joy.
The fact that the machines will all be set to FREE PLAY gets me mega excited as I wont need to raid my change jar.
Apparently there will be arcade machines such as Outrun (please let it be the Deluxe Cab), Pacman, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter II, Space Invaders, Space Harrier and many more of my all time favourites….
Traders Of The Lost Ark
Of course I'll be on the hunt for some retrogaming goodies and it sounds like the trading hall will satisfy that itch with a plethora of merchandise as well as the opportunity to lay my hands on the next cartridge for my collection (I'm thinking that I need a copy of Super Metroid in my SNES collection)
Indie-Ana Jones & The Temple Of Gaming
Having been to EGX Rezzed this year, I am delighted to see that there will be a strong Indie game presence at the show with a couple of cool indie game announcements being made. See my article on EGX Rezzed to see what indie shenanigans to expect :)
Maybe I'll be getting down to some competitive classic gaming as the qualifying heats of the UK Classic Gaming Championships will be at PLAY or maybe I'll take part in the fun that will ensue when the cool cats from Retrocollect kick off a set of super cool retrogaming tournaments. I can't wait to see what will be on offer.
I fancy becoming the Master Of Mario Kart!
Legends Of Retrogaming
I'm DIZZY with excitement as there will also be Q&A sessions with the legend that is Andrew Oliver! One half of the Oliver Twins duo, who were the original 'bedroom coders' !
There's just so much to see that i'm not sure how i'll fit it all into one day!!
I tell you what, I'll give it my best try!
SEE YOU IN THE ARCADES!!
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