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19th September 2006

I’m not into computer games - never was, although I did get into quite a few football (soccer) games here and there. I was also once renowned for being able to beat anyone at Tekken after ten pints of ale, finding “special moves” like someone who actually cared.

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So, if you are a single bloke who has nothing better to do than ignore all of life’s pressing matters in order to sit in his underwear surrounded by empty packets of Doritos and spent cans of Coke as you fiddle feverishly with Lara Bandicoot’s Solid Metal Gear or whatever, then go outside! Specifically, collect some runes, avoid the evil dragons and follow the windy path to Nottingham’s forthcoming Game City festival. The team have pulled together an array of city-wide events so broad that even this console-phobic blogger might go along.

Note to stereotypical gaming person: This will involve leaving the house, and you may encounter some “girls”. Reader, please insert your own joystick-related gag here.

On a more serious note, hats off to my good friends at Nottingham agency CascianiEvansWood for doing such a spiffy job of all things print and web for the festival. Good work, chaps.

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# paul haine responded on 19th September 2006 with...

“So, if you are a single bloke who has nothing better to do than ignore all of lifeís pressing matters in order to sit in his underwear surrounded by empty packets of Doritos and spent cans of Coke”

Aww, man…I wish…

# paul haine responded on 19th September 2006 with...

By the way, if we’re going to start talking about games here now, may I also point out to people the return of the fabulous Game On exhibition in London?

Ahh, cinema-screen Pong, 10-player Bomberman…happy memories…

# Simon Collison responded on 19th September 2006 with...

Paul: Oh well, if we’re talking very old skool, then I’m with you. Pong and Bomberman rock! I was a ZX Spectrum fan of course, so I’m well versed in the arts of Horace…, Pyjamarama, Attic Attack, Lunar Jetmanand Daley Thompson’s Decathlon - proper stuff.

# Simon responded on 20th September 2006 with...

Chuckie Egg was always a favourite on the Speccy, Daley Thompson’s Decathalon must have wrecked God knows how many 48k rubber keybords!

Sensible World of Soccer rocked on t’Amiga - But best not talk about football (soccer!) to a Bolton fan. Sniff :(

# Yellow responded on 21st September 2006 with...

Yikes, Lego killed Lucas!!! Soon they will reach us!

# key responded on 24th September 2006 with...

Very interesting!

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