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Invader
10-10-12, 10:51
Well I am a video game addict, hooked on Classic Video Games and I hail from London. I am now in my forties and remember the good old days in the arcades, local chippy or wherever a coin-op could be found.

My first 'High Score' was on a Space Invaders cabinet in a service station at The Severn Bridge way back in the very early eighties vainly trying to impress my then girlfriend. Looking back on it she probably wasn't impressed at all.

As a hobby I started to learn how to create Web Sites. While surfing the net I was amazed at how many sites there were dedicated to Classic Video Games. So I thought why not create my own site dedicated to the games I remember most fondly from my youth hopefully bringing back memories for many others at the same time. www.thebasementarcade.co.uk

With the advent of MAME and other emulators the games of our youth have been reborn and a new generation can appreciate the quality and craftsmanship that went into original video games.

You can keep your Getaway and Grand Theft Auto on The Playstation 3, give me the Classics, they win every time. Nearly every modern game has its roots in Classic Video Gaming.

Invader :DKB

GameGavel
10-10-12, 04:23
Welcome Invader! Nice website and Ya, I am sure your girlfriend was impressed. I used to do the same thing showing off on Pac Man and Rally-X with my girlfriend, now wife :) She loves gaming so all is good in the So Cal household. Glad you are enjoying the show. Are you going to Play Expo? If so, say Hi to UK and Scotty!

Invader
11-10-12, 02:33
Yes I am going to Playexpo, can't wait, it should be a big event this side of the pond. I have a two day ticket and plenty of credits in my pocket in anticipation!

Hopefully can drop by the RGR booth and say hello if I can break away from that Robotron2084 arcade cabinet that I hear might be there!

HAPPY GAMING!:PH

retroshaun
11-10-12, 03:06
Welcome to another fellow Brit - we're taking over :)

Jammajup
11-10-12, 03:33
Welcome to another fellow Brit - we're taking over :)
lol indeed!.

Welcome Invader,i have heard of the US basement arcade site but not the UK one before.Which is a little embarrassing as we appear to be in the same webring,if it okay i would like to add your site to my links pages.

Invader
12-10-12, 01:03
Absolutely no problem, likewise I could reciprocate your link for you! Just send me details. The US site is massive, mine's just a little hobbyist site in comparison but all retro gamers need to stick together to pass on the word!:PH

Invader
17-10-12, 10:54
Just seen my link looking proud on your website so thank you very much, reciprocal links going up this evening for you on my site on the front page. Regards Invader


lol indeed!.

Welcome Invader,i have heard of the US basement arcade site but not the UK one before.Which is a little embarrassing as we appear to be in the same webring,if it okay i would like to add your site to my links pages.