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Tom's Gaming World! - Episode 8 - Death Crimson, Alisia Dragoon, Rockin' Kats, Golden Axe and more!

After a 2 month hiatus Tom returns with plenty to talk about!

Join him on this latest episode of Tom's Gaming World as he discusses his recent pickups including Death Crimson 2 for the Dreamcast while also giving some special attention to the following Retro games;

Alisia Dragoon for Mega Drive, Rockin' Kats for the NES and Theme Park on SNES.

It's like a GIANT Arcade with UNLIMITED coins! PLAYExpo Manchester This Weekend

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Tired of FIFA18, stuck waiting for the next Call of Duty game? Why not treat yourself and the whole family to a gaming event for all ages and style of video games with Replay Events PLAYExpo.

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The Norths biggest ever video gaming expo returns for its sixth year at the huge EventCity exhibition centre in Manchester with an expected 25,000 attendees!  The two-time award nominated show will once again be jam packed to the gills with loads of features, tournaments, exhibitors and oodles of video gaming mayhem. With everything you love about gaming and popular culture all under one roof, the show has something for everyone and is not to be missed.

Modern Gaming, Indie, Retro, Arcade, Pinball, Minecraft, VR, LAN, Guests, Merchandise, Cosplay, Tournaments, Education, Communities, Tabletop Gaming, Photo Shoots and More!

Tickets are on sale now at www.playexpomanchester.com

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This will be our 5th year at PLAYexpo but what we enjoy the most is meeting up with friends. Playing plenty of classic games, hidden gems, meeting original creator of games - we met the team behind Dizzy and Tomb Raider last year, and the known fact that theres something new around each corner due to the sheer amount of video games on offer!

Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap Gets a Remake

Remakes, we all have a wish list but sometimes one comes along that you hadn’t realised that you want… then you see the trailer.

The Wonder Boy/Monster World/Adventure Island series is I suspect wasn’t very high on anyone’s remake list: However Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap is in development and the trailer is linked below.

Development by the French developer Lizardcube and publishing duties are being handled by DotEmu.

Villains Of The Week #1

Due to the exciting news about the potential film "Murder House", (our favourite horror stars resurrected and being studied for their murderous traits) I'm in the mood to delve into our very own favourite baddies of the video game world.

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 Robotnik

 

As Sonic has soared through the decades with regular game and TV reboots, one thing is for sure, he isn't going anywhere soon. And where Sonic treads, his arch nemesis Robotnik is never far behind (there are a few other Sonic villains but Robotnik is king here.) He has certainly changed with the times, most recently with extra long legs to match Sonic - I am still not a fan of that - but his top heavy wobbling form with his outrageous moustache is one of the most recognisable. He chooses sidekicks even worse than himself, I'm sure he may have caught Sonic at least once properly by now if he'd done the legwork himself, but what can I say? He is a very lazy, pompous villain.  Mad and most definitely bad, Robotnik has been villainous since the 80's, terrorising Sonic and the gang every step of the way. His attempts at humour fall flat, and I love him because of that, with his bumbling form looking ridiculous but bizarrely matching his warped sense of reality. An old school bad guy who always falls guilty of talking too much, resulting in Sonic escaping certain death more than once because of his need to explain himself. He may not be successful but you can't say he isn't stubborn (even if he is easy to beat) and game after he game he resurfaces to try all over again.Yes he loves a tantrum and yes he fails at almost every turn - but I can't help it, he's almost lovable.

He might be a villain - but his failures make us remember him fondly, and I can't see him dissapearing any time soon.

 

Dave says "Some villains simply don't stand the test of time. They may, for a while, prove to be worthwhile adversaries but eventually grow tiresome.bNot so with Sonic's main arch nemesis, the infamous Dr Robotnik! (Or Eggman as he is now being known as). Creator of the badniks, various traps and owner of a flying...egg shaped platform that gains various upgrades just in time to challenge Sonic to boss fights, his looks and personality makes him one of my all time love to hate villains! SEGA keep trying to broaden the Sonic titles by throwing him into various scenarios, but his classic battles against the Doctor prove that sometimes the original baddies are best.
He'll get you eventually, you spikey rodent!"

Over and out! 

Mel

Tom's UK Game Room 2015 Update!

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Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 14.24.52 Hey Blast Processors, Tom here again!

So I jumped on a plane and vacated my Danish Game Room for my British one!

As promised an update from the 'UK' Game Room. You'll find it's jam packed with more fun and games than ever before, not to mention littered with Lemmings and Worms games for some reason...

There's a few more consoles that have come out of hiding now, and other new editions like a Mega CD and CD-i.

I tried to keep it brief but upon editing realised it was nearing the 30 min mark...Oops. Regardless I hope you enjoy. If you have any questions about what you've seen in the collection, just leave a comment.

NOTE: After filming this I received confirmation that the 'Blinking Light Win' that I mentioned in the video has just been shipped!

Watch below!

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