For fans of retro gaming there simply isn’t a bigger, more comprehensive show than the re.play event at Play Expo.
Featuring the most expansive and varied celebration of video games history ever seen, this year’s re.play will have even more freeplay arcade and pinball machines, retro consoles and vintage computers as well as an increased number of features, traders and special guests.
One of the most popular features of Play Expo, the classic arcade, is confirmed again for the 2013 expo. We will once again be working with JAMMA+ – the Arcade Video Game Collectors forum – to bring you an unparalleled selection of classic arcade games, all set to free play for the duration of the weekend. This year we will have over 100 machines on show, the most we have had to date. There will be a selection of rare … Continue reading >>
We are proud to announce that exclusive advance screenings of the film From Bedrooms to Billions will be shown at Play Expo 2013. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to meet a number of the gaming legends (names TBA) that feature in the film throughout the show. ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ is a two hour feature length documentary film telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present day and how the creativity and vision of a relatively small number … Continue reading >>
Did you enjoy our massive arcade at last year’s show? Well this year it will be even bigger and better! Further announcements will be made as we get closer to the show, but today we can announce that Northern Lights Pinball will be returning to Play Expo and bringing with them an even bigger collection of machines than ever before! The NLP organisers said… “Northern Lights Pinball are delighted to once again be partnering with Replay Events and giving Play … Continue reading >>
A selection of photos from the re.play (retro) event at Play Expo 2012. re.play featured over 300 retro consoles and vintage computers, 80 pinball tables, 80 classic arcade machines and a selection of Japanese (“Candy”) cabinets too. Guests included Dino Dini and Mike Montgomery (both of whom gave talks) plus Jeff Minter, Andy Walker, Martin Edmondson, John Gibson, Paul Hughes and many more. Tournaments were staged on favourites such as Micro Machines 2, Goldeneye, Warlords, Street Fighter 2, Sensible Soccer … Continue reading >>
re.play Challenge features a range of free-to-enter competitions on vintage systems – everything from Pong onwards! We’re planning something for all age groups. Full details of re.play Challenge at Play Expo 2013 will be announced on this page in over the coming months.
re.play Talks are given by gaming industry veterans. Last year’s Play Expo featured talks from Dino Dini and Mike Montgomery. The talks for Play Expo 2013 are currently being arranged and details will be added to this page over the coming months.
During Play Expo we ran a Superhero Showdown exhibit in our re.play area, sponsored by Forbidden Planet International. Visitors played a variety of games featuring four classic comic heroes – Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Batman and Judge Dredd. Having played the games, guests then headed over to Forbidden Planet’s stand and cast votes for the character they felt had the best selection of video games. Those votes have now been counted and the winner, with almost 75% of the votes, … Continue reading >>