Monday, 15 November 2010

Jdanddiet's R3PLAY lookback

So it's been over a week now since the the big event up in Blackpool. Games have been played. Beer has been drunk. Bollocks has been talked.

Enough has been written about the event itself, so I'll just post a few of the pictures I took over the weekend. A thousand words and all that.

The road outside my hotel. Note lack of clouds and precipitation which is quite rare for Blackpool. It's a nice road, with lots of trees and shit. Ermm..

Camelot! Camelot! CAMELOT! (It's only a model). No it's not - It's the Norbreck, home of R3PLAY!

The throbbing throng of eager gamers...

The row of pinball machines was phenomenally popular.

As was the networked PC's with various popular mid 90's FPS games. We started off with Duke Nukem 3D but had to switch to Quake after I kept standing up and shouting "Your face, your ass, what's the difference!" every time I notched a kill.

These taped up wheels were connected to a phalanx of XBox's all playing Chequered Flag.

Retrogamefest's superb XBOX 360 set up. It looked scary so I didn't go anyway near it.

I can't understand why the girls got so upset. I was only following the instructions. I thought it was a competition to see who could put the biggest dent in it or something.

These guys are playing Pong. Let me repeat that for you: THEY ARE PLAYING PONG!

World of Spectrum regular Winston's Spectrum set up. The games are Cannon Bubble, 3d Starstrike and Manic Miner. One of the Spectrum's was connected to Twitter!

Spectrum games galore! In the battle of the ULTRA R@RE classics, Psion Chess beat Horace goes Skiing by 18 games to 12. 19 if you count the one that was holding the door open.

The amazing Steel Battalion set up. Scared of buttons? Not for you!
Atari 2600 Warlords proved to be very popular competition, even converting several younger gamers. Surprisingly, favourite Boggyb was beaten by Retro Rik in the final.

These wonderful coffee table MAME cabs were on display and cost a mere 3 grand each. I'll take two!

A rare picture of Micro Machines 2 NOT being played on.

Paul Drury introduces the world to his bessie mate, the joshing Jeff Minter. The subsequent Q&A with Jeff was excellent - although how I resisted asking him which was better the Commodore 64 or ZX Spectrum I'll never know.

Even the Master Chief turned up. He's been on a diet by the looks of things.

The big tear-down begins.

TV's. Lots of TV's.

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  1. Great pics, and a nice summary of the weekend...

  2. This makes me wish even more that I was there! Damn. Next year. Definitely.

  3. "These taped up wheels were connected to a phalanx of XBox's all playing Chequered Flag."

    Say what?

  4. ok you rumbled me. It was Outrun 2. lol.