19/11/2018

๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“˜ Book Review: The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech “Computers, Consoles & Games” ๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿค“ #Retrogaming @NostalNerd

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How much do you love video games, computers and consoles?


Do you obsess over the great tech from years gone by and reminisce over the legendary video games that you played as child through your teenage years and now still play those games in adulthood?


Chances are then you’ve heard of a certain guy called the Nostalgia Nerd aka Peter Leigh.

16/11/2018

❌๐ŸŽฎ “I’m sorry darling, I’m just not in the mood.” ๐ŸŽฎ❌ #DivinityOriginalSin

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Upon its original release, I picked up Divinity 2: Original Sin and spent thirty frustrating hours with it before uninstalling it from my hard drive and giving up.
Through a mix of glitches, difficulty spikes, strange design choices and a general sense of the game being incomplete, I chalked it up to just not being my thing and moved on to other games.
Now, eighteen months or so later, I thought I’d give it another crack as I’ve been ill for a while and just fancied cancelling all my plans and spending a weekend relaxing and getting hips deep into a full-on RPG to soak up my time. 

15/11/2018

๐Ÿš€ Preview: Nimbatus the Space Drone Constructor "In space, no one can hear you…sigh, unroll the blueprints again and slightly alter the angle of your rear-left thruster" ๐Ÿš€ #EarlyAccess #IndieGame

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Developer: Stray Fawn Studio
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Rating: Early Access Title (Although I’m leaning towards an ice-cool upon completion)
Nimbatus is a game of two halves, designing a space drone and then completing objectives with said drone.

14/11/2018

๐Ÿ‘น Review: Monster Loves You - "a charming, if shallow monster’s tale" ๐Ÿ‘น #GameDev #IndieGame

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Game Title: Monster Loves You
Format: Steam (PC)
With its charming, colourful visuals and humourous text, Monster Loves You raised a chuckle or two and a few smiles from me but I couldn’t shake the sense that this feels like a mobile port due to its repetitive nature and shallow depth.

13/11/2018

๐Ÿ”ช๐ŸŒฒ Review: Log Jammers "Windjammin’ on wood" ๐Ÿ”ช๐ŸŒฒ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Game Title: Log Jammers
Developer: Mega Cat Games
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Having recently reviewed the re-release of Windjammers on Switch, it was fresh in my mind when playing Log Jammers,which,whilst having a lot going for it has one particular feature which will make or break it in the eyes of players…the sheer breakneck speed of it.

12/11/2018

๐Ÿ‘พ Review: Pixel Ripped 1989 "a feast for your ears, eyes and it seriously scratches your nostalgia gaming itch" ๐Ÿ‘พ #PSVR #IndieGame

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Pixel Ripped 1989 is a feast for your ears, eyes and it seriously scratches your nostalgia gaming itch like no other gaming experience I’ve had on PSVR.

09/11/2018

๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ’€Review: Green Hell "When I think of “green hell”, the first thing that springs to mind is the back garden"๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŒณ #GameDev #EarlyAccess #IndieGame @gazchap

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Green Hell (Early Access)

Developer: Creepy Jar 
Platform: PC - Steam
Review by: Gareth ‘GazChap’ Griffiths
When I think of “green hell”, the first thing that springs to mind is the back garden at my house, in which there is a surprisingly large variety of flora and fauna, kept vaguely in check by the efforts of my ever-suffering wife and the frankly unexpected level of teamwork exhibited by our six cats.

08/11/2018

๐Ÿญ Game Title: Molecats "a very unique game with a serious challenge just waiting to be scratched away at" ๐Ÿญ #GameDev #Indiegame

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Game Title: Molecats
Developer:  Vidroid
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Rating: Ice Cool
Molecats is a game that will definitely divide people, underneath the fun, cuddly and cutesy exterior beats the heart of a lion when it comes to the sheer challenge factor on offer from new studio Vidroids.

06/11/2018

๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽ„ Comfort Is Key: Gamer's Christmas List Ideas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽฎ

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Sometimes you just want to hang out at home in your free time and do some serious gaming. Whether you’re stuck into FIFA or feel the need to complete your Final Fantasy journey; you’ll want a comfortable environment so that you can relax and concentrate on what’s important (the screen and your control pad). 

There’s no better time to start thinking about enhancing each game experience; with Christmas around the corner, there’s an array of things to add to your wishlist. The following are some ideas for those who want to set up a gaming haven, where you can sit down, switch off from real life for a while, and get stuck into what their free time has to offer.

04/11/2018

๐ŸŽ™️ 5 Video Game Related Podcasts That I Love ๐ŸŽ™️

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Podcasts have become a massive part of my video games world.

As I run Games Freezer I feel the need to stay up to date on all things Retro, Indie, and Current Gaming.

The best way to do that for me is using my commute time wisely by tuning into my favourite Podcasts from the world of Technology & Gaming.

02/11/2018

๐ŸŽ’ Is this the ultimate Retro Gaming Backpack? ๐ŸŽ’ #PixelArt

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"Pix allows you to choose or create your own digital art and display it"

01/11/2018

๐Ÿ”„ Review: Windjammers (Switch) "is it awesome? Heck, it’s not even up for discus-sion" ๐Ÿ”„ #Retrogaming #WindJammers

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Game Title: Windjammers
Developer: DotEmu (Original – Data East)
Platform Reviewed: Nintendo Switch
Rating: Ice Cool
Data East’s (I can’t type that without hearing the voice-over) 1994 future-sport title Windjammers is one held in high regards by gamers who remember its original release.