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New Arcade Build Work In Progress Video Tour

Published on 04/05/2014 by in Largest Arcade In UK

Following our major announcement back in February we promised to bring build updates and so on, unfortunately things don’t always go to plan and while I have been capturing lots of video its only been on days that i’ve been able to attend the build so we have some video and a lot of photos

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Arcade Build Blog: Why we’re not getting a SEGA G-LOC R360

Published on 03/31/2014 by in Largest Arcade In UK

We’ve been getting a constant barrage of emails etc about this particular game and we’d like to dispel a rumour that is going around at the moment. We can state with absolute certainty that we are NOT getting a SEGA G-LOC R360 at the new arcade. There are a couple of reasons for this: 1)

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Public Announcement Q&A

Published on 02/24/2014 by in Largest Arcade In UK

Largest Video Arcade In The UK Post Announcement Public Q&A Following our announcement of our combined effort for the largest video arcade in the UK, we held a public question and answer session using Google+ Hangouts, below is the entire video conversation hosted by myself (RGP) and Andy (U72). We used the Q&A function to

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Space Invaders Part 2 – On the bench and ready to go

Published on 09/11/2013 by in Projects

Space Invaders is a true classic – every generation since 1970’s knows it.  It’s been re-marketed almost to its own annihilation, the invaders themselves are a part of pop culture having been parodied in many comedy shows and the game has turned up even on the more high-brow shows over the decades. The thump-thump-thump of

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Robotron 2084 Reliability: Fitting a JROK Multi Williams FPGA board [video]

Published on 09/08/2013 by in Projects

Robotron 2084 Headaches Robotron 2084 is an awesome game – fact!  Despite it’s unconventional gameplay style of two joysticks it’s immediately addictive and can be picked up in minutes and mastered in a lifetime. Sadly, the original Williams Electronics PCB’s that are supplied in the machine are based on their pinball machine control boards of

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Retro Games Party 5.5 – August 2013 Official Party Review and Video

Published on 09/04/2013 by in News

  Retro Games Party 5.5 They came, they saw, they played! From all over the UK, 86 people descended upon Retro Games Party 5.5 on 31st August in Blackburn to play in total 48 video games, 4 pinballs, 1 Electro Mechanical gun game and relive an arcade experience never covered in the press any more.

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DECO Cassette System Conversion to Mr Do! – Part 3

Published on 04/10/2013 by in Projects

Mr Do conversion takes a leap forward – out with the old, in with the new In this instalment of our Mr Do dedicated conversion project, we rip out the old wiring on the cabinet, make some interesting discoveries inside, try to figure out what the original constructors were thinking and of course – have some fun

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Coral Island Blackpool Review – revisiting a once great retro arcade

Published on 04/01/2013 by in Arcade Tours

Coral Island Blackpool – one of the North West’s seaside resort’s most iconic amusement arcades, it’s been there certainly as long as I can remember.  I have very fond memories of spending a big chunk of my pocket money in there during the 1980’s when it was a video arcade game fans paradise. November 2011

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Mailbag #1 – Thanks to Beaps & Vic

Mailbag 1 – 30/03/2013 A quick video of some packages that arrived in the mailbag this week, their contents and what’s happening with them.  Many thanks to Brian (beaps) and Vic (VirtVic) for supplying these to me. Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wip-WJkc6n4 In this video I receive a CPS2 kick harness adaptor and a breadbin style Commodore 64

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RGP Arcade Access All Areas Tour – March 2013

An access all areas tour of the Retro Games Party arcade in Blackburn, Lancashire filmed in March 2013. Showing over 30 arcade machines. We’ve hosted a number of successful parties with 50+ arcade enthusiast guests visiting from all over the UK. Come and play at one of our next events!

 
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