Birmingham Retro-Gaming Night | 14 August 2012

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Birmingham Retro-Gaming Night | 14 August 2012

Postby gdh82 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:05 pm

http://8bitlounge.co.uk/

London 2012 maybe drawing to a close, but it's time to pass the banton to the 8Bit Lounge Olympics Special! Daley Thompson's Decathlon, Summer Games and Hypersports are scheduled, and we'll offer a KO2 option of course! 8)

Champions, medal hopefuls and debutants all welcome. :)





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Jul'12 - Andrew F
May'12 - Garry C
Mar'12 - Brian C
Dec'11 - ????????
Sep'11 - Garry C
Jun'11 - Steve E
Apr'11 - Simon K
Feb'11 - Jon G
Dec'10 - Steve E
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Re: Birmingham Retro-Gaming Night | 14 August 2012

Postby gdh82 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:54 pm

Shockingly the BBC's 10 ways to fill the Olympics void fails to mention tonight's 8Bit Olympics??? How could they! Thankfully, Evil, Brian C and John M will be joining in the fun. I reckon they should play the BBC trailer later to set the scene... :D

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Re: Birmingham Retro-Gaming Night | 14 August 2012

Postby gdh82 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:34 pm

Two 8bits in two months was a first for us but but we knew we had to make effort for this one. The organisers, Tony and Leon, certainly had, employing both the projector screen and, with the sunny weather conditions outside (finally!), the houmongous projector screen tv in the courtyard. (it took four of us to lift the beast into place!). Nice one fellas.

We'd set up the KO2 more for others to play since apart from a few friendlies we were olympians for the night! :wink: The must-play game was Daley Thompson's Decathlon. 8)
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There's something special just witnessing these games again after all this time - and laughing at each other when we didn't know what to do! :lol: Nevetherless Ste, Bri and I soon picked it up and took turns to rival each others records. Ste mastered the high jump, Bri launched the javeline way, way, way off the screen :lol: and I bolted the 100m in 10:10! YEAHHH! :D Not sure if the keyboard beating was too much for the aging Speccy because it crashed soon afterwards but no matter we were already witnesses of each others glory!

Same goes for the classic Hypersports which we played via MAME on a Xbox, I think. Bri took to the swimming like a fish, Evil showed an agile touch on gymnastics but the archery beat me this time.
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Track and Field was probably the most popular game of the night, and the set up seemed in constant action. The simplicity of the left/right and button action makes these games so much fun and sooooo additive. My wrist even hurts like it used to! :lol:
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Before the night was done, John M appropriately captured a team photo with no less than a c64 digitizer :!: which I look forward to posting soon .... :)
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Re: Birmingham Retro-Gaming Night | 14 August 2012

Postby alkis21 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:08 pm

I'm so jealous of these 8-bit gatherings of yours guys, I hope that someday I will be able to join one!
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Re: Birmingham Retro-Gaming Night | 14 August 2012

Postby gdh82 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:50 am

Cheers Alkis. Whenever that day may be, you'd be extremely welcome to join us. :)
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Re: Birmingham Retro-Gaming Night | 14 August 2012

Postby gdh82 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:22 am

Just got these pix, courtesy of John M, all the way from 1982.....

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Entering the 8-Bit Zone!!!

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Tony and Leon, the organisiers

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Garry C, John M, Brian C and Steve E
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