Retro Collect VGM 2015 and Saturn Import Games

Back in February I went to Leeds, with a friend, to Retro Collect's second Video Game Market, which was much bigger than last year and the prices were affordable. It wasn't just the games that were available on sale, there were other consoles and micro computers like the ZX Spectrum (boxed and unboxed), lcd games, gaming t-shirts and lots more. I went hoping to get the Action Replay cart for the Sega Saturn and was thinking about getting a ZX Spectrum and possibly some games.

I winded up getting the Action Replay cart and Soviet Strike for the Saturn.

Retro Collect's Video Game Market held in Leeds Town Hall

I'd been thinking about going down the import route on the Saturn because although it has a decent sized library, in comparison to the Dreamcast, there are some pretty interesting games on the import side, for example Gungriffon and DoDonPatchi....

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Pandora Introduction

Regular readers of this website will know that I used to develop for the GP2X handheld back in around 2004. During the end of the life of the GP2X talk about a new system was touted by both the runners of the GP2X board and GPH themselves. GamePark Holdings, an offshoot from the original company who didn't like the direction that GamePark were heading, decided to make a PSP looking console called the XGP, [Specs: ARM 920T, Open GL supported graphics at 1.5 million polys a second, 480x272 TFT LCD screen, 64MB DDR SDRAM], which failed to materialise. The runners of the GP2X board, however, developed the Pandora – which is how I've managed to complete some of these blog posts. In fact, most of this will be written on my commute to work, largely thanks to the full keyboard, a 10 hour battery and Libre Office!

The ill-fated XGP

I remember eagerly waiting in anticipation for the Pandora to come out...

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Holy 75 Years, Batman! Part 3

The games

Batman has had quite a diverse history on the gaming scene, so here's a selection of the games I managed to play throughout my gaming years – so far.

Batman: The Caped Crusader (1988 – ZX Spectrum)

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HD Desktop Wallpapers

Yesterday, I was watching LGR talking about his favourite covers on game boxes and it got me thinking about something similar on my desktop. With my dual monitor setup, I've been using HD gaming desktop wallpaper, mostly from my GoG purchases but some that aren't. So I'm putting up this post with the images that I have used so far and I'll make a new post in the future when I change my images - I usually change them every month. Oh and these pictures are scaled down (via html attributes) from the usual resolution which is 1920x1080 i.e. you'll see them scaled at about 500 width but when saved it'll be 1920x1080!

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My Week With Halloween Films in 2014 - Day 4

The Possession of Michael King (2014)

Note: Since this is going up after Halloween I will be stopping this on Day 4. I couldn't do any others because on a couple of days I was out till late - once with work and another was an event. However, I did enjoy this and will try and give 7 days worth of films for next year!

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My Week With Halloween Films in 2014 - Day 3

Creepshow 2 (1987)

Creepshow 2 is a collection of 3 stories in one film, the first is about an old couple who get murdered, during the robbery of their store, by a young rebellious North American Indian - of the possessions that get stolen, one is a gift from earlier by an older North American Indian. In revenge, the wooden statue of a generic North American Indian, looked after by the male of the older couple, comes to life and murders the perpetrators of the robbery....

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Bob the
Space Janitor


To Bob the
Space Janitor

ET Remake