PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manchester

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by DPrinny » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:21 pm

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by The Laird » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:35 pm

I was wondering when I would see this photo.

The girl in the middle is Amy, don't think she is a member here though.

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by markopoloman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:49 pm

The blanks I know:
After Jagfest (ahh I did see you!) is r0jaws
Next is my mate Roy (who will be a regular at these events)
Then my boy - mikopoloman!

Then after Antiriad is my best mate (and known by lots of you from these events) Milton (or The Seal - due to his laugh!)
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Andy L » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:52 am

I went on the Saturday as usual and would agree with everyone else in that it got off to a dreadful start. The queues were horrendous - and after two years of rolling up in Blackpool and walking straight in, a bit of a shock too - but I was very fortunate that my friend had a press pass and managed to get me in (along with the help of one of the guys in the press area, thanks again if you read this). Getting in and finding the talks had been cancelled for the day was another blow, which wasn't helped when I then went to join the burger queue and saw the prices. In the excitement of it all, I guess we didn't think of the sensible option - to go over to the road to the Trafford Centre for our food!

After that, it got much better though. I largely stayed away from the NowPlay and ProPlay areas and if you stayed in the retro area, it was just like Blackpool but bigger :) Fair play to the organisers for making use of the extra space by adding a lot more tables with computers and consoles although instructions or explanation cards would've been a nice touch to have like in previous years. Didn't get to play on the arcades as much as previous years but I did really enjoy the quick blast I had on the Star Wars mini-cabinet. I also thought Cosplay was great and really brightened the place up (and yes the Ghostbusters should've won!).

All in all, I had a good time after my initial misgivings and will likely go again next year. Pleased I also finally got to go to the Lass afterwards after 3 years of living in Manchester and putting it off!

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by resident paul » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:54 am

The Laird wrote:I was wondering when I would see this photo.

The girl in the middle is Amy, don't think she is a member here though.
Yes she is under the name of 'pinkfearie'
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by DPrinny » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:01 am

Andy L wrote: All in all, I had a good time after my initial misgivings and will likely go again next year. Pleased I also finally got to go to the Lass afterwards after 3 years of living in Manchester and putting it off!
Join the Lass-a-ratiy

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by TMR » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:09 am

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:-Jason Kelk?
Yeah, that's me although i wasn't in the best of health and it looks like the photographer caught me during a "wobble"!

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Andy L » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:15 am

DPrinny wrote:
Andy L wrote: All in all, I had a good time after my initial misgivings and will likely go again next year. Pleased I also finally got to go to the Lass afterwards after 3 years of living in Manchester and putting it off!
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I clearly need to spend much more time in a place that has Parodius and the James Bond Speccy +2 pack! :)

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by resident paul » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:18 am

TMR wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:-Jason Kelk?
Yeah, that's me although i wasn't in the best of health and it looks like the photographer caught me during a "wobble"!
Can you speak up I can't hear you talk! :wink:
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by DPrinny » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:21 am

At least now I can start putting names to faces,
Andy L wrote:
DPrinny wrote:
Andy L wrote: All in all, I had a good time after my initial misgivings and will likely go again next year. Pleased I also finally got to go to the Lass afterwards after 3 years of living in Manchester and putting it off!
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I clearly need to spend much more time in a place that has Parodius and the James Bond Speccy +2 pack! :)
(Im the one with Parodius on a few formats)
This a great game, the CC is a bit of a weird one as we often end up playing on the one system

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by TMR » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:40 am

resident paul wrote:
TMR wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:-Jason Kelk?
Yeah, that's me although i wasn't in the best of health and it looks like the photographer caught me during a "wobble"!
Can you speak up I can't hear you talk! :wink:
Next year i'm taking a bloody pad and pen! =-)

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by thereallocomaniac » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:54 am

I was lucky enough to go the this amazing event with rest of my podcast team.
The venue was fantastic and the amount of systems and games were out of this world.

We were lucky enough to meet some retro legends and we even recorded a interview with mike Montgomery
But that episode of the show will be out next week Friday.

We did record a 40min video on the event so I hope you all enjoy it as much we did
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by retrogarden » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:56 am

What happened to the (albeit sparse) forum photo? :)
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

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