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Signed Pogie Carts about to go out

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  So the last few months have been a little busy – 120 non-signed Pogie carts have now gone out to backers with 50 signed ones about to do so. Here are the Twins signing those carts that will be in backer’s hands very soon. Can you tell which Twin is which?

Showing off the ZX Spectrum to the Japanese Prime Minister

 

Check out the footage below where the then UK Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, shows off the countries current cutting technology to the visiting Japanese Prime Minister – the ZX Spectrum. Wonder what Theresa May would use these days to show us off?

 

Shallow Water: A practical effects film – Kickstarter

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Once upon a time, before Hollywood ruined the horror and sci-fi genres with endless sequels, remakes, cheap digital effects, shaky cams and a general fear of new ideas, there was a glorious era of wildly blooming innovation. Iconic monsters roamed the theatres, suspenseful storylines amazed the audience, and innovative visuals showed us worlds never seen…

Virtua Tennis – now 15 Years on!

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  The video game masterpiece that just played so fantastically well which first appeared in arcades across the world in 1999 was regarded as the greatest and most realistic tennis game ever seen, however importantly, the game presented the most significant advancement in tennis video gaming for over 15 years. Graciousfilms were commissioned to produce a…

The Wizard's Tower

Fortune and Glory

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  Welcome to The Wizard’s Tower, a regular Retro Now feature covering the history and development of computer ‘adventure games’, and the games themselves. Each week, the Wizard opens his Book of Lore to look at a different aspect of adventure gaming, as well as reviewing individual games from time to time. Last week, the…