Play Expo Blackpool

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Play Expo Blackpool

Post by R-Tape » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:02 am

Any specchums going to this? It's not far from me and I'm trying to decide if it's worth popping along for an afternoon. I was there about 6 years ago and had a good crack with the Bog Brothers. There was a decent central area that was mainly 8bits. It sounds like there's less of that now, but is it still a prominent feature?
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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by Daren » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:21 am

There were still loads of 8-bits to go on at the Manchester Play Expo in May.
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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by Seven.FFF » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:05 pm

The Next team and about 10 Nexts wills be there.
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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by PeteProdge » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:07 pm

I'm over there on both days, filming for Reheated Pixels.
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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by Joefish » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:34 pm

Bit of a long trip. I think I usually get to Corfu in less time that it would take me to get to Blackpool!
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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by R-Tape » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:28 pm

I decided to give it a go. There weren't many old Sinclair computers - A ZX81 with a blank screen, a 48K with JetPac on it (unfortunately jammed when I tried it) and a +2 with Rambo-3 (some scoundrel before gave it WASD keys!). Plenty of well smart arcade cabinets though.

Had a bash on the Next in a Lo-Fi case. Not sure I made the most of it's expanded features though...

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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by Andre Leao » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:27 pm

Bruce Lee RX will be there. With some easter eggs ;)
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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by namco » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:28 pm

I was there. Quite fun, although I spend most of my time trying to get on arcades. Top 2 are currently:
Buggy Boy
Berzerk
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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by R-Tape » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:55 pm

namco wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:28 pm
I was there. Quite fun, although I spend most of my time trying to get on arcades. Top 2 are currently:
Buggy Boy
Berzerk
Yeah same here. I was itching to try Rally-X but it was always bloody busy.
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Re: Play Expo Blackpool

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:58 pm

Not only did I meet @R-Tape, he'll be in a Reheated Pixels video, hopefully out by the end of the week.

Also played on the Spectrum Next for the first time. Jim Bagley had me on Baggers In Space. I wasn't very good at it...

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