• NERG North East Retro Gaming Gateshead 29th & 30th June 2013

    Only a few days to go until the RetroCollect Squad get their game on at NERG 29th & 30th of June in Gateshead! Let’s have a look see what pixels and other accompanying memories from the past are going to be stealing our attention in a blur of freeplay!


    Rise Of The Machines

    46 Pinball Machines! *TILT* this will be a sight to behold, we only recall seeing 5 at the one time at Revival? Here you will have an incredible 46 playable from the get go! The Matrix pinball machine will be making it’s UK debut, converted from an existing Johnny Mnemonic pinball machine into The Matrix by Pinnovating Holland. This machine was only completed last year and has only ever made two public appearances: The Dutch Pinball Open & The Belgium Open. Will you be one of the first people in the UK to play?

    No change required?

    Obviously we’re looking forward to investing some time with all of the Arcade Cabinets at NERG, and will definitely be battling it out on many of the 62 Arcade machines over the weekend!

    Highlights include: Rave Racer Twin, Daytona USA, Salamander 2, Point Blank, Star Wars, Indy 500 Twin, oh & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4 player anyone?

    Console yourself..

    Rounding things up nicely there are a few Retro consoles for you to play on
    Here’s a handy alphabetical list of the confirmed arrivals. Looking forward to trying the 3DO & Sharp X68000!

    ATARI 7800
    BBC MODEL B WITH CUB MONITOR
    COLECO COLECOVISION
    COMMODORE 116
    COMMODORE 64 & MONITOR
    COMMODORE AMIGA CD32
    COMMODORE VIC-20
    DICK SMITH WIZZARD
    EPOCH SUPER CASSETTE VISION
    GRANDSTAND FAIRCHILD CHANNEL F
    GRANDSTAND SD 070
    MATTEL AQUARIUS
    MGT SAM COUPE
    MICROSOFT XBOX
    MSX 2 – PHILIPS VG-8230
    NEC TURBODUO
    NEC TURBOGRAFX
    NINTENDO 64 N64
    NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NES
    NINTENDO GAMECUBE
    PANASONIC 3DO FZ1
    PANASONIC Q
    PHILIPS CD-I 210
    PRINZTRONIC 600 PONG SYSTEM WITH 5.5″ B&W TV
    PRINZTRONIC VC6000
    RADOFIN TELE-SPORTS III
    SAMSUNG NUON DVD-N501
    SEGA CDX
    SEGA DREAMCAST
    SEGA GAME GEAR
    SEGA GENESIS 2 WITH 32X
    SEGA MASTER SYSTEM
    SEGA MEGADRIVE
    SEGA SATURN
    SEGA SC-3000
    SHARP TWIN FAMICOM
    SHARP X68000
    SPECTRUM +2
    SUPER NINTENDO SNES
    TATUNG EINSTEIN

    RetroCollect Presents:


    For Shmup fans we will have the PCE Soldier Blade Caravan Stage Hi-Score challenge on the go.


    Alternatively you can pit your wits against the SNES World Championships Challenge where you will need to be dexterous enough to capture those torturous but incredibly valuable points!

    The BIG question is: Are you going to have the reflexes & skill required to top the leader boards on either of these and take home the Treasures?

    Nice outfit!


    The RetroCollect Squad will once more subject themselves to the whims of Cosplay, as we assist to brighten up the venue with various characters. The grand prize this time is £100 so we’re more than happy to give it a shot! Some of the Squad have a few previews of work done so far here. So why not check in and have a peek, maybe you can share yours too!

    Ain’t no competition. Oh, NO wait!


    There is! NERG have a few of their own competitions planned including Street Fighter II, Bomberman, and Mario Kart. Along with a few other giveaways and prizes!

    Way Of The Exploding Wallet


    Want to spend those wages, surely there must be something amongst this lot for you?

    Animez - Anime Merchandise.
    Blue Bear Gaming - Sells Retro games etc could be some Rare Treasure?
    Funstock - Seller of NeoGeo X and other gaming stuffs.
    Katie White Art - Retro related merchandise, handmade cards & crafts.
    Lair of the Nerd? - Nerdy style clothing.
    Miss Charles Bazaar - Retro Themed Jewellery, looking forward to checking this out (Do they do Pokémon earings? If not they should!).
    Pinball Daze - Everything Pinball trader!
    Pixel Generation - Sells Retro games etc could be some Rare Treasure?
    Retro Lords - Who? Oh those guys, Retro game sellers and above average gamers. They'll probably be found battling it out with you, come competition time.. You have been warned!
    That Retro Game Shop - Sells Retro games etc could be some Rare Treasure?
    The Village Sweet Shop - Who doesn’t like sweets!?

    Guest Appearances from BORDERSDOWN's: Triple Wagons!


    Yes you heard it here first people, Plough Boy has a get out the house free card and will be removing the thumb from Prinnysquad! At this point they will take on the mammoth task of securing perhaps one of the Rarest attractions going: A wild live action vanpeebles!
    Together they will experience the outside world very briefly before settling down in the retro-esq habitat of Spectrums (Ale?), Sega’s (Beer?), Pinball machines (Parp!), Arcade cabinets, (Ale?) and much more!
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. prinnysquad's Avatar
      prinnysquad -
      I intend to bring a pound coin to spend at the event.

      I expect change amongst the glory.
    1. QualityChimp's Avatar
      QualityChimp -
      Where's the feedback and photos from this?

      I expect to see Peebles tottering around with his arms laden with BBC disks, Katsu dressed like a Koopa Trooper and Prinny having a harmless perv at the cosplay chicks...
    1. vanpeebles's Avatar
      vanpeebles -
      Stoopid chimp, it's next weekend!
    1. QualityChimp's Avatar
      QualityChimp -
      D'oh!
    1. The Mole's Avatar
      The Mole -
      Quote Originally Posted by vanpeebles View Post
      Stoopid chimp, it's next weekend!
      AWW!!!!!

      A gaming thing happens in the north east and i am on holiday :-{
    1. prinnysquad's Avatar
      prinnysquad -
      Cancel it.
    1. ^Katsu's Avatar
      ^Katsu -
      3 More sleeps & 300 Miles, better stock up on Red Shells, Banana skins, and Mushrooms for the journey are we in space?
    1. vanpeebles's Avatar
      vanpeebles -
      I'm looking forward to it
    1. wicky's Avatar
      wicky -
      Argh I live in Newcastle but I am at a hen-do all day saturday and will be too hungover on sunday to go
    1. ^Katsu's Avatar
      ^Katsu -
      Can't wait to PARP with the Otts, maybe prinny will take us down the docks?

      As for wicky you are a total disgrace, hang your head in shame. In fact you just Fammydodded yourself!
    1. wicky's Avatar
      wicky -
      heh I can't get out of it either, I am chief bridesmaid !

      But if any of you guys are up and in Newcastle drinking on the evening, if you see a hen do out in fancy dress and spot someone dressed as pikachu come say hi it's probably me (the theme was someone famous)
    1. ^Katsu's Avatar
      ^Katsu -
      A wild Pikachu! Not sure what we're doing in the evening as I'm going to the NERG afterparty (Swallow Hotel.... Lol Swallow *cough*) so when that dies down? Who knows..
    1. vanpeebles's Avatar
      vanpeebles -
      I can see Kat getting caught up with some bloke dressed as pikachu

      Getting more excited, can't wait to see all these gams. Better be good Kat!
    1. ^Katsu's Avatar
      ^Katsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by vanpeebles View Post
      I can see Kat getting caught up with some bloke dressed as pikachu

      Getting more excited, can't wait to see all these gams. Better be good Kat!
      The thought of me with a man is getting you excited? You're in for a shock! Peebles you are gonna be like an EDF spider in this place!
      Oh & wicky PKMN SNAP http://instagram.com/p/YdSLFPSIEQ/
    1. vanpeebles's Avatar
      vanpeebles -
      HMPH!

      Ha on that photo you look like an extra from Manhunt on the ps2!
    1. wicky's Avatar
      wicky -
      Quote Originally Posted by Katsujinken View Post
      ha awesome ! will take a pic of me and post it
    1. vanpeebles's Avatar
      vanpeebles -
      Well I'm home was a really good show with a good atmosphere. Lots to play sadly I got photos of a tiny bit of it! And I only bought two atari 2600 gams!





      Me (already dead as the Wizard), Bletcher, Plough Boy and Kat on Gauntlet



      Robotron!
    1. vanpeebles's Avatar
      vanpeebles -
      Prinny hammered the pinball machines and managed to wear out at least 4 of them in various ways. I had lots of fun on old classics like Phoenix, Centipede and Galaga (I had an epic run turned round and all the gang had vanished) You forget how stuff played with the weighted trackballs and also the smell of hot electronics.

      And we had a mega duel on Point Blank with me giving prinny a right shellacking!

      I think from memory I played

      Out Run
      Phoenix
      Defender
      Stargate
      Juno First
      Centipede
      Point Blank
      Gauntlet
      Crazy Kong
      Galaga
      Robotron

      I think I've missed the odd one.
    1. MonkeyJuggleDX's Avatar
      MonkeyJuggleDX -
      Is that a KoF96 I spy second from the left in the first pic?
    1. vanpeebles's Avatar
      vanpeebles -
      Yeah MVS Me and Kat were hoping to battle on it. But everyone was caning Metal Slug on it
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