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RETROGAMING - WHY 88/89? P2 - BUST OR MOVE...?

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We have been asked on a few occasions why we decided to plump for 1988/89 to start our retrogaming apparel journey #KeepingTheGameAlive. We have already shared the connection to Tennis for All but here is some more context. The North American Video Game crash of 1983 by The Gaming Historian....

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8BIT RETROGAMING - SOCIAL BEGINNINGS

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A little known fact is that 23rd April 2018 was the day Seven Squared began interacting about our retrogaming journey and #KeepingTheGameAlive on Twitter. Why that date? Well, we had to relate to one of the many many iconic dates in retrogaming that naturally have a connection to not only our journey in video games, but yours too.

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RETROGAMES - MOMENTS IN TIME

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Video Game timelines are common these days and if you trawl the internet, you will find plenty of them. We like elements of this one from Curtis Rochelle (Source) and we like many more. The reference to Tennis for Two connects well to our journey and what we associate with and why but your journey may not.

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RETROGAMING - WHY 88/89? P1- TENNIS FOR TWO ANYONE?

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Believe it or not a 60 year video gaming cycle, as we see it, started in 1958/9, so starting in the middle of that timeline (88/89), seemed to be as good as any to begin #KeepingTheGameAlive. The ability to tell the story of video games and how certain games and experiences connect to that journey is ever so cool.

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LEVEL ONE COMPLETE! THANKS.

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THE STORY SO FAR... In 2018 Xenon and Speedball celebrated their 30th anniversary and now in 2019, 30 years after Xenon 2 Megablast arrived, you have helped us on our journey and we are now officially, with your support #KeepingTheGameAlive.

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