Play:Expo – Manchester 2014

We had an absolute blast in Manchester last weekend and Play:Expo just keeps getting bigger and better with each year passing. There was so much to see and do at this year’s event and a welcome distraction  between mammoth rounds of pinball and arcade stick waggling.

Here’s a selection of photos i’d taken.

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Arcade heaven at Play:Expo

This weekend it’s the big one….well, in retro gaming terms that is rather than Skynet finally getting his or her way. Play:Expo is just a day away and in a few hours myself and my good lady will be driving to Manchester for a day of R&R (and shopping) prior getting ones game on from Saturday morning.

The list ‘stuff’ at this years event is just staggering – Check out all this lot –

But it’s this particular setup video that’s got me really excited now.


So hopefully, a good weekend all round and am looking forward to meeting up with old friends, having a few laughs and of course, enjoying the odd game or two.

Generosity of friends.

Many thanks to my friend Porchy for a great weekend of laughs at Play:Expo and for giving me your spare Amiga 600 after reading my blog post ‘ Amiga 600 SD Hard Drive upgrade

After it’s long journey from the mountains (well, you’re up higher than me!), round and round….and round at Play:Expo, resting in a bar with a few jars, a slightly wobbly walk back to the hotel later on through a darkened and hedge-rowed car park, over the humps,bumps and twisty bits on our journey home from Manchester through the peak district, it’s now home, on my desk and enjoying a rather funky clone of Defender.

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I’ve started to prepare another 2GB SD card i’ll be using as a hard drive which I’ve installed the 68k version of Classic Workbench, lots of PD games and demos as well as my floppy based games that have native HD installers (I was surprised on how many actually do).

Lots of fun, so thank you again Porchy and I’ll see you again soon.