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Virtual Reality – Past, Present & Future

“WHEN I SAW HOW REAL VIRTUAL REALITY CAN BE, AND THAT WE CAN REPLACE HUMAN VISION WITH VIRTUAL VISION, THIS CAN BE THE ULTIMATE PLATFORM.” There I was as a wide eyed 11 year old, watching a person on a podium kitted out with various equipment and looking like a Borg extra out of Star…
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 “I FEEL THE NEED…THE NEED FOR SPEED.”

“On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to insure that the handful of men who graduated were the best fighter pilots in the world. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls…
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“A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY…”

I can’t lay claim to watching the first Star Wars in a different galaxy – to be exact it was in Devon. I went to see Star Wars in the Whitsun holiday of 1978 (May time.) I was 4 years old (so I guess that qualifies as a long time ago!) and it was the…
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Secret Wars – “The Shape Of Things To Come”

Growing up in the 70s and early 80s there were not many superhero related toys. There were the MEGO superhero toys and cars. There were also the Corgi super hero cars, planes and boats. Finally there were the costumes and masks you could buy. But that was it. The figures were not the best figures…
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Sony PlayStation – How It Changed Video Gaming

"The streets are a poor kid's PlayStation™" There I was on a warm early summer day in a small German town called Hameln, vying for space, me and 3 other friends’ clamouring over each other to look through pinholes of the local toy stores shutters. Passers-by precariously wondering what would be making 4 teenagers firstly…
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A man once said, “When you make a friend, you take on a responsibility.”

It is well known that British criminals were once upon a time deported to the penal colonies in Australia. It has been said that citizens who had evaded detection moved to Canada! So without further adieu, we at GF Prime, proudly based at stately Wayne Manor in the heart of Nottinghamshire would like to introduce the latest addition to…
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The Legacy of Zelda

“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this .” Zelda has been around since the dawn of Hyrule, or for over 30 Years based on however you want to interpret it. The ever popular series of games have kept gamers questing well before the rise of RPG’s & MMORPG’s, and at a time where platform based…
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“You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.”

I’ve always loved movies. In 1978, when I was four years old, my parents took me to see Star Wars at a cinema in Paignton, Devon and I was hooked. In the late 70s my dad indulged my love of sci-fi, superheroes, and spies and I was taken to see Star Trek: The Motion Picture,…
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What is the ‘soundtrack of your life’?

As we move closer to introducing the 'soundtrack to your life' section to our website, we are delighted to announce the launch of our Spotify profile. Keep checking back to access some of the weird and wonderful tunes that influenced our lives during the 70s, 80s and 90s, along with some of the stellar soundtracks…
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Through early morning fog I see

It was sad to hear the news that Wayne Rogers, best known for playing “Trapper” John, had passed away on the 31st December 2015. MASH had been a big part of my childhood. I first heard of MASH in 1987 or 1988, I can’t remember which year. But I would have been 10 or 11…
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