Tagged: UK

GameCity, The National Videogame Arcade, Nottingham

I’ve seen videogames take centre stage in a museum once before: the Game On exhibition came to the Science Museum in London in 2006, and I was pretty bowled over by it at the time. But that was a temporary exhibition, while Gamecity/The National Videogame Arcade (the website reveals a bit of an identity crisis about what this place is actually called) is the first permanent museum space in the UK dedicated to videogames in all their glory. So naturally we headed down to Nottingham to check it out. Continue reading

UK videogame retailers: Entertainment World, Sheldon, Birmingham

This is a series of posts dedicated to independent and interesting videogame shops in the UK with a focus on those that sell retro/import games, both those that have perished and those that still survive today. We could always do with tip-offs of new or old places to cover, and would love to get memories or perspectives of the shops featured, so please take the time to comment. With the rise of the internet, dedicated retro videogame retailers are becoming scarcer and harder to find. This series will cover London for the most part since that’s where I’m based but I’m interested in other parts of the UK as well. This is the third post (check out the first on the deceased The Video Gallery in Islington and the second on the recently opened Crazy Thumbs in Tooting) and today we’re looking at Entertainment World in Sheldon, Birmingham. Continue reading

UK videogame retailers: Crazy Thumbs, Tooting, London

This is a series of posts dedicated to independent and interesting videogame shops in the UK with a focus on those that sell retro/import games, both those that have perished and those that still survive today. We could always do with tip-offs of new or old places to cover, and would love to get memories or perspectives of the shops featured, so please take the time to comment. With the rise of the internet, dedicated retro videogame retailers are becoming scarcer and harder to find. This series will cover London for the most part since that’s where I’m based but I’m interested in other parts of the UK as well. This second post (see the first here on The Video Gallery in Islington) focuses on the newly opened Crazy Thumbs on Mitcham Road in Tooting, London. Continue reading