Hayden Yale

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Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England. Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

Have you played Cannon Fodder in Color?

War has never been so much fun. That’s a controversial way to start a Retroist post, so imagine the uproar when a little video game called Cannon Fodder used it to maximum effect back in 1993! Cannon Fodder from Sensible Software rocked Great Britain, baiting the British media into advertising […]

Check Out The Art & Hue Pop-Art Roundup

Pop. Art. Those two words by themselves are awesome, but put them together and you have yourself something altogether more stylish, you have pop-art that is epitomised by the work of Art & Hue. I’ve posted a couple of times previously about the fantastic work from this British designer. His […]

What the SMEG is a SMEGAZINE?

And if you don’t know what a SMEG is… Sensible readers amongst you might guess that a smegazine is the PR exercise of the high-end Italian appliance-maker Smeg. It isn’t. The British readers amongst you will almost certainly jump to a conclusion about the mining ship “Red Dwarf” and her […]

Shoot the Core with maps of Gradius

Where I find that maps of the Konami classic ‘Gradius’ help you to discover hidden levels! I’ve written many times before about my love for the Gradius shoot-em-up series from Konami (see here, here, here, here and here). You would therefore assume that I’m something of an expert at “shooting […]

Carry On Art-ing

What would you think of If I asked you to name a long-standing film series from Britain? It was James Bond, right? Well, there is another film series that the folks over at Art & Hue would prefer you remember – the low-budget, incredibly British, “Carry On” franchise. Between 1958 […]

Star Trek at 25

The Star Trek franchise celebrates its 50th birthday in 2016 which is an incredible achievement when you consider how embedded within pop culture the brand is. I’d wager that most people have a good knowledge of the characters, the ships, the races and even a little of the shows’ phrases […]

Gilbert – Escape from Drill

There are probably very few readers who recognise Gilbert, the slimy (snotty) green alien who appeared in the UK’s Get Fresh TV show. Gilbert and co-presenter “Gaz Top” were a regular feature of my Saturday mornings for a few years but my memories of these two odd-balls are not as […]