Firm Launches Vintage Computer Game Parties; LEISURE

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Firm Launches Vintage Computer Game Parties; LEISURE


Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk

ACOLLECTION of vintage computer games has seen a Newcastle IT company offer children's parties where 'lads and dads' can play together.

The retro gaming platform set up by Cavtec Systems Ltd provides a taste of nostalgia, with the chance to indulge in retro gaming with a collection of preinternet, late 20th century games. Cavtec - whose regular business involves the slightly more mundane activities of supplying computer systems to businesses - is moving into the party business to take advantage of its collection of floppy discera computer games, as well as some Amiga and Atari consoles.

We are classic experience can't be more Although less hitech than modern games, the vintage collection offers the nostalgic thrills of racing Formula 1 cars against Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard, managing football teams from the era before the widespread availability of foreign players, or going into space with rudimentary 3D graphics.

Cavtec director Matt Cave said: "We are offering the classic gaming experience that can't be found any more. It can certainly be the birthday party with a difference by getting up to 20 computers connected and the chance to play fun games with or against your friends. …

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