Friday, August 08, 2008

On your marks, get set…

Today sees the start of the Olympics in Beijing. I don't know what the official game of The Games is like, but it's probably not a great leap from Track and Field and Hyper Sports back in the early '80s, and not as fun as them either, if Metacritic is anything to go by.
I remember first setting eyes on Track and Field during a summer camping holiday in Cornwall in 1984. There was this bloke busting a sweat on the hurdles, and he was ace. Every holiday after that we HAD to find Track and Field to have a go. My mum even managed to do the long jump down in Weston-Super-Mare. The day when I found a Track and Field arcade cabinet with a joystick in Southend's Pier Hill was heaven. Now I could get world record attempts every time. If you go anywhere near Hunstanton, near King's Lynn, you'll find Track and Field for 20p in one of the very few arcades left on the seafront.
An old blog mentioned the Amstrad version of Track and Field. Well, I've found screenshots. And if anyone gets turned on by magazines (not that variety!) check out the latest cover of Retro Gamer. Pretty.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Hey, listen!

Want to see a funny spoof of The Legend of Zelda? Check out The Legend of Neil…

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Who ya gonna call?

My 360 is gonna wonder what hits it when I switch it on tomorrow night. It's been about two months since I've had a go as I've been putting together a book for Bauer Media, my employer, where I work. This book, for MATCH magazine, has been a real labour of love for me and the team who produced it. I've not had much sleep over the last few weeks, but I don't care. I'm proud to have put my name to it, and I hope lots of people buy it.
So then, back on the 360 for some target practice tomorrow night. The gamertag is Tiny1976 by the way, so if you're reading this and want to get online then drop me a friend request.
Looking around a few gaming websites I noticed that the Ghostbusters game is coming out next year. How good can zapping a few ghosts and razzing around town be? If it's anything like it was on the Amstrad then I'm in. Just don't give me the hour-long loading screen that the CPC version had.

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