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  1. My Game & Watch collection, some of which are pictured. I couldn't slim down to a single favourite but these ones are personally significant - Octopus, first one I ever played when someone brought it into secondary school back in 1982. Instantly hooked. - Tropical Fish, which is mint but in a knackered box. Remember handing over my £3 at a boot sale for this. It's the only one of theseI've ever seen. - Legend Of Zelda, another car boot find when we were away on holiday. Had an early morning walk to a grotty car park in Poole and this was my £1 reward. I'd bought a NeoGeo CD console for £120 the day before... - Super Mario Bros, ironically my least favourite game but it is totally mint and was a surprise £1 charity shop find in my lunch break. Probably the most valuable of the 30+ that I own.
  2. Played my original 1978 copy of Parallel Lines last night. When I was given it as a present I thought how cool it was that Blondie had done something unusual with the label, but I've never seen another one like it. I suspect it must be a lucky mis-labelled disc. Anyway, still remains a favourite album.
  3. Hamish Hawk Heavy Elevator My album of the year. Recommend it to all. Subdued lighting here, colours not representative of actual product, etc.
  4. Just picked up from Tesco at £29 thanks to glowing reports on here
  5. Pleased to get this little lot for £2. It was 3 for £1 so a couple are filler items. Most happy with the Nouvelle Vague, always enjoy an obscure cover version.
  6. Games with stupidly small text for subtitles, instructions or any HUD items. I want to be able to read things clearly from the comfort of my sofa without squinting or guessing.
  7. @Lovelyman @Sane A solution to keep you both happy Hamish Hawk 'Heavy Elevator'.
  8. I had my doubts about laying out £20+ for music I'd already copied off to minidisc from Spotify. But my, this is a lovely piece of art.
  9. Launch trailer As a lapsed Pokemon Go player, this looks interesting.
  10. Couple of charity shop purchases today. The somewhat rare early Dead Or Alive 12" was surrounded by Shirley Bassey, Neil Sedaka and all the usual suspects. Local collectors must've missed this one. The Blue Mountain Promo double 10" wasn't cheap at £10 but I couldn't resist the eclectic artist line up and it looks new / unplayed.
  11. The last update did that to mine and it is still stuck in a non-working state
  12. Thanks - can't see any comments on Discogs, audio is fine and return by mail is a bit of a hassle so I'll live with it. I've several hundred albums stored in a damp garage over a few decades and none of them are like this. Hopefully the next few on order will restore the faith.
  13. I just bought my first new vinyl album for many years. Relatively recent release (last few months). It's pretty warped. Nothing to distort the sound as far as I can tell but the arm is on a bit of a roller-coaster ride. Is this rare or fairly common? For some reason I was expecting better quality than 30 years ago but if anything its worse. Maybe just bad luck?
  14. Does anyone have any suggestions on what's wrong with my Anbernic RG350M? Basically the console seems to have developed a bit of a life of its own. It will play happily for about 10 mins then power off. Leave it alone for an hour and it will have powered back on. Sometimes it won't power up at all, other times it will boot itself. Occasionally the screen will exhibit some flickering. I'm not sure if it's a battery issue or related to a slightly sticky reset button. I've had the back off but nothing looks out of place so it's gone to ebay as spares or repair. If I could get it working though I would keep it. Despite being hardly used I know I'm going to miss it. Any ideas anyone?
  15. Shopto order of game/poster/key ring delivered. Afternoon sorted.
  16. There's a strategy which if successfully executed means you more or less get to play forever, or at least until the framerate chugs to an unplayable rate.
  17. Clearly not many others playing this. How else would I get to be World#1
  18. One of my best car boot pickups was a pile of 15 of those cover discs at 10p a pop.
  19. As with @bradigor the Atari VCS was my first console but the launch of the Spectrum was when games exploded into the mainstream and into my life. Bought a 48k in WHSmith for then £175 (today's money £630). Queued for at least 4 hrs to get into one of the first ZX Microfairs at Ally Pally. Bought dozens of arcade game clones only to be inevitably disappointed but some of the early games were amazing. 3DAnt Attack, Bugaboo, TransAm and Cookie and then the rest of the Ultimate stuff. Ridiculous peripherals like Currah Microspeech and clip on plastic joysticks that worked as manual inputs on the cursor keys. Text adventures, magazine listing. And yes, home taping, loading, waiting and that ropey little speaker, brought to beautiful life for the first time with Manic Miner. And the homebrew classified ad 'Manic Designer'. I really could go on for ages. I'm sure Sir Clive was expecting me to get into 3D wireframe modelling (Vu 3D) or BASIC programming but what a start to a lifelong journey of gaming. Thank you, Sir.
  20. My local Co-op has those Hairy Biker crisps but I'm not biting () until the price drops from a frankly silly £2.30
  21. Seems I have fallen victim to this. Twitter seems to have lots of users reporting the same. I didn't register for the Insider programme. Guess it's just a case of waiting for another update. Anyone else?
  22. That's a shame, it seems to play well on XBox One and I've enjoyed it so far. The puzzles have hit a bit of a difficulty spike about 5 chapters in but the scenery remains pretty and the gameplay unhurried. Nice one to chip away at in half hour chunks.
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