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Host a Retro Gaming Night

Posted by India Mears on 1/6/2015
The world of gaming has evolved massively over the past few decades. Today, we have a plethora of options on an impressive assortment of consoles, including the option to play online with gamers from all around the world. With everything from the Xbox One to popular iPad games, there is no telling what the industry will look like ten years from now. Click here to discover our extensive range of branded electrical goods and grab a baragin today!

Despite this advancement though, the majority of us haven’t forgotten our gaming roots. There is still an air of excitement for retro games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and Lemmings. As games like these are still available today, along with vintage, second-hand consoles like Atari models, it means we can travel back in time to when games had a few levels and one objective.

Whilst features like graphics remain somewhat unremarkable when compared with today’s selection of online and offline platforms; there is still plenty of fun to have with the games that kick-started the gaming revolution.

So, you’ve got the complete retro gaming package, what’s next?

Well, how about hosting the ultimate gaming experience for all retro fans out there. Not only will this bring the retro gaming community together for an evening or full day of fun; it will give newer players the chance to trace back to gaming’s true roots and uncover a supreme love for all things vintage (and gaming).

If you’re struggling for ideas on how to go about hosting such an experience, read on. This article from Create Automation covers all the tips and tricks you need to power through the night and ensure laughs and fun for all involved.

Black Out the Windows

If you regularly switch your console on in broad daylight, you will understand the pure irritation of a streak of light settling on your screen, revealing the dust that has clustered over the past few days or even weeks. So, to avoid this issue during your gaming experience, do your best to black out the windows. You can invest in thick curtains to cover the windows if there aren’t any up already, or you can simply purchase some black card to use temporarily if you don’t want a permanent fixture.

Little Nibbles and Refreshments


If you’re dedicating a whole day, or even just an evening, to your retro gaming experience, you will need to invest in a few little nibbles and keep refreshments stocked to ensure a flow of excitement and general buzz amongst gamers. They don’t need to be fancy nor do they need to be costly; a plate of sandwiches, some crisps and soft drinks will suffice. This means less expense on food and the like, and more money to spend elsewhere, notably on equipment.

Home Cinema Systems

If you want to impress your community of retro gamers, or even if you just want to bolster the experience, home cinema systems are a fantastic choice. Not only will they provide an unparalleled display and crisp sound quality, but they are a sound investment for those who will use this system over and over. The best part though is that for all this and more, you receive a great package at an affordable cost. See here for Create Automation’s selection of home cinema systems.

Games and Consoles

Last but certainly not least, we have the games themselves. Now, there are so many to choose from that you’re pretty much spoilt for choice. Despite this, everyone will have preferences, so try and encourage gamers to bring at least one retro game with them and see if any of your friends or family has a console you can borrow for the day. This will help to save on the expense, as well as please everybody on the day.

Of course, these are just four ways to host a retro gaming experience. If you can think of any other tips and tricks, feel free to share them with us!

If not, you can browse through the range of tech available here at www.createautomation.co.uk. We have everything you need, from home cinema systems to quality speakers and everything in-between.

So, plan your day or evening and let the games begin!