Hi everyone. In anticipation for this years superb North East Retro Gaming event on July 1st and 2nd 2017, I’m going to share my experience of the last two years. This my (most) local event and one that I have been going to for the last 2 years and one that I will always support, […]Read more "North East Retro Gaming – NERG 2015"
Before we get into the construction of this amazing cabinet, I want to write a little about why I chose this cab, what it is that draws me to this game and also cover the sometimes controversial topic of ‘build not buy’. Then I promise, we will get onto the good stuff, with lots of […]Read more "Robotron Cabaret Scratch Build – Part 1."
It had been a big step, buying and running my first cab, but with that journey behind me, it may have been inevitable that a second cab was soon to follow. I had found my feet on the forums, which for me are by far the best, but certainly not the only, place to buy […]Read more "One can never be enough."
If you haven’t already read the story behind how and why this ended up sitting in my garage, please have a quick read to understand why this cab has some personal meaning to myself. You can find the link right here; One can never be enough. So, here is the cab, as I received it. It didn’t […]Read more "Zaccaria – The Invaders – Part 1."
It was early 2014 and for reasons I really cannot remember, I found myself searching online to try and understand if it really was possible to own an actual arcade cab or if this outlandish proposition was just a pipe dream. My searching led me to find a fairly healthy online community of like-minded enthusiasts existing in forums […]Read more "My Very First Cab"
As I began to find myself getting more and more into retro gaming, one thing quickly became apparent. The sheer number of arcade games released in the golden era of the 80’s through to the early 90’s was utterly vast. Now whilst most would see this as a positive, for someone, like myself, wanting to […]Read more "How It All Began….."
I am by no means a collector or even serious hobbyist when it comes to arcade cabinet ownership, at least when compared to some people I have met through the few years since I was bitten by this sometimes crazy pastime. With some able to fill warehouses with their collections, others with incredibly rare and expensive machines […]Read more "An Introduction to my cabinets.."