Music For Geeks (9th Apr 2016)

Written by Administrator.

We're trying something at bit different at the Centre for Computing History next month. Music For Geeks is a brand spanking new event featuring live electronic music inspired by both old and new technologies. We’ve got four very talented musicians playing a range of electronic music from chiptunes performed on original retro video game hardware to ambient electronica played using the very latest synths, laptops and tablets.

For more details and full line-up checkout the ticket link below.

Tickets
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/40529/Music-For-Geeks-mpegasus-Jellica-Jake-Alone/

Music For Geeks

Retro Video Game Night #010

Written by Aidy.

Date: 11th December 2015
Tournament: Karate Champ (MAME)
Tournament Winner: Mr Jack

First Retro Video Game Night of 2016!

Unfortunately this was the first ever night that I was unable to attend but from all accounts it was a great start to the year. We'd decided the theme this particular evening around obscure fighting games and so Ian chose Karate Champ his tournament , which was won by Mr Jack.

Beach Sessions - 30th Jan 2016

Written by Aidy.

British IBM - Beach Sessions
Thanks to Richard Youell for this photo.

Our first British IBM gig of 2016. Dave and I did a little acoustic set at The Sun Inn, Waterbeach as part of the Beach Sessions, an extremely well run and promoted evening. Really couldn't have asked for a better audience, the room was packed to the point that we couldn't get to the stage through the audience and had to use the fire exit behind the stage area to get on. We were first on followed by the very talented Atomized and Creep Neighbour.

Next gig: We'll be performing another acoustic set at The Architect, Cambridge. Sunday 3rd September 2016.

Beach Sessions Setlist 30/01/2016
Animal
Sugar Water
Just Get By
Feeling
Nothing Ever Lasts That Long
I'm Just Like You
We Were The Stars
The British IBM

 

Terrible Old Games With Ashens

Written by Aidy.

Terrible Old Games With Ashens

We all know that the phenomenon of bad video games didn’t begin and end with E.T back in the 1980s and that for every great game there are always several awful games that balance things out in the gaming Universe. Joined by celebrity YouTuber and author of ‘Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of’ Stuart Ashen we’re putting on an exhibition of some of those forgotten stinkers. That’s right! We’re dedicating an entire exhibition to the games that wasted our time, effort and hard earned pocket money as kids and the games that we never played because they scored so low in gaming magazines that..well why would we?

So come along and re-live the agony of playing some of those terrible old games that you threw in the bin or returned to WH Smiths as a kid. Stuart will be hanging out at the museum for most of the day if you’d like to meet him or to get anything signed.

Tickets: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/40121/Terrible-Old-Games-with-Ashens/
Venue: The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge
Date:
 23 January 2016
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Retro Video Game Night Section

Written by Aidy.

The more astute of you may have already noticed that I've added a couple of extra sections to the website. Retro Video Game Night and Retro Road Trip. The first of which contains info on all the previous Retro Video Game Nights that I organise along with the likes of Ian Guebert at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. So if you want to check out some photos from previous events or find out what tournaments we've done and who won then check it out. I've also added all the links to the upcoming nights.

I'll explain Retro Road Trip a bit later on :-)