#CIBSunday :)

Some pretty things in all their glory…

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C64 Sunday…

Dusted off the C64 today and with the awesomeness that is a SD2IEC card, I have the World at my fingertips.

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Pictures speak louder than words…

It’s late and I’ve just got back from GEEK2014 – great show, as ever.

I haven’t much time to write stuff so I thought I would just do a random post about whatever I’ve nabbed lately and added to the retrogaming collection. Just a bunch of pictures for your pleasure :)

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Let me be your Fantasy…

So I’m re-living a classic today… perfect Sunday afternoon gaming.

I have the original PS1 and PC versions, but they are safely locked away in the loft. I decided to pick up the Steam version for just a few quid and it looks oh-so-pretty. Cloud actually has a face and not a pixelated mush (not that there is anything wrong with pixelated mush!)
Happy days :)
 
I barely remember getting off the 1st disk when I played it all those years ago, shame on me. My attention span is not that good for games, preferring a quick blast rather than losing an entire weekend to 1 game.
But I’ve decided, and a bit determined, to see this thing through… fingers crossed :)
 
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All in a good cause…

Getting ready for my 4th year as a #Movember MoBro -

Please spare a scheckle or two, if you can – thanks :)

http://mobro.co/robbcrampton 

movember awesome tash man with pipe

mo megatash

mo megatash

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A reason not to hate public transport…

One of the best things about hanging around for a train is that I have a retrogaming world in my pocket. It makes those long cold winter nights, waiting on a platform, all worthwhile.

speccy caanoo

 

Here I am enjoying a Speccy classic, Jetpac, on my GP Caanoo.

Anybody unfamiliar with these machines, and interested in retrogaming, needs to seriously look at a tiny investment for such great fun. Alternatively, if you have an old PSP kicking around you could just soft mod that. But I love my Caanoo and highly recommend them <3

 

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New girl in town…

Picked up another virgin console today. The Panasonic 3DO FZ-1.

I never owned one 1st time around but have been keeping my eye out on ebay for the last 12 months. Finally bagged a bargain local pickup. She is a beauty.

Sexy Panny 3DO 19052013

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A message to North Korea…

Don’t do it…!

Play this instead, it’s much more fun :)

nuclear strike

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Happy Families…

There’s definitely nothing better than bringing the whole family together for a nice relaxing long weekend of retro play time :)

Here’s one for the album…

Commodore family 01042013

 

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Once… gone…

Just heard the very sad news that James Herbert died today, aged 69.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, whom he married in 1967, and their three daughters Kerry, Emma and Casey. Cause of death is yet to be announced.

The 1st book I read of his was “Once” and it is an excellent story of life, love and the supernatural – and of course a splash of horror. Magic Cottage, Portent, 48 and Sepulchre are all excellent reads. But ‘Nobody True’ probably stands out as one of his most memorable.

James Herbert was a much better writer than Stephen King and deserved higher accolades than he achieved, in my opinion.

It’s a shame that I will not get to read any more of his excellent books.

May he rest in peace…

james herbert once

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