The Retro Asylum Lads traveled all the way from Essex up to Manchester to experience all the classic retro systems and games from the good old days.
Swainy and Andy arrived on the Saturday morning only to be greeted by a huge queue that seemed to go on for ever but luckily the lads had kindly been given Press Passes that allowed them to skip the queue and were allowed straight into the venue.
From the get go with press passes and Retro Asylum T-shirts, Swainy and Andy the Podcast team wondered around the expo.
The lads were truly in awe of the size of the venue and the amount of systems that were there, it really felt like they had been transported back in time.
There was huge selection of machines ranging from ZX81 ,Atari 2600 to classic arcade games, it really was a case of spot the system, as every system imaginable was there.
Play Expo was not just about the games and different systems, there was loads of retro gaming legends walking around such as the amazing Ocean Artist Bob Waklin and also the eccentric Jeff Minter who when we first spotted him was wearing a llama head.
Everyone was really approachable and it was a amazing experience talking to these legends and they gladly shared their stories from the good old days.
There was also loads of cool stands to visit, selling a variety of different things such Retro GT with there Retro gaming related merchandise, T-shirts,oyster wallets.
Console Passion were also there selling a huge selection and variety of retro games and consoles.
This years event was a huge success and it was jam packed with gaming fans from all different ages,it was amazing see kids playing arcade machines that were made before they were even born.
This event really showcased that retro gaming is back and its never going away and that different generation of gamers can all truly enjoy this amazing
The Retro Asylum Team really enjoyed the event and cant wait for next year Play Expo 2013
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