26/12/2018

๐ŸŽฎ Britt Roberts – Games of the Year 2018 ๐ŸŽฎ #IndieGames #GameDev

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It’s that time again when I look back and reflect on the games I’ve played throughout the last year and mention a few that have stood out for better…or for worse.

25/12/2018

๐Ÿ‘ธ⚔ Review: Battle Princess Madelyn "Great music, chunky visuals and a sense of humour" ๐Ÿ‘ธ⚔ #IndieGames #GameDev

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I had a friend back this during its initial Kickstarter drive and so I was intrigued how the final product would play out. Having spent some time with the game over the last week, I’m pleased to say that if you are a fan of Ghosts N Goblins / Ghouls N Ghosts, you’ll feel right at home. 
If, however you were keen to try the Story Mode…I feel you may come away somewhat disappointed.

24/12/2018

๐Ÿฒ Pang Man Part 36: A trip to the Pokรฉmon Center DX ๐Ÿฒ #Pokemon

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A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to visit the two Pokรฉmon Centers (one in Skytree Town and one in Sunshine City) in Tokyo. 

This year I wanted to make a return visit, so imagine my surprise when I found out that a third store had just opened!

The new store is called Pokรฉmon Center Tokyo DX (I’m guessing the DX stands for deluxe) and is located next to Tokyo metro station.

21/12/2018

๐ŸŽป Anamorphine - Ten Minute Taster - PS4 "When your own mind is against you, where else can you turn?" ๐ŸŽป #IndieGame #GameDev

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"Anamorphine tackles mental health issues in this walking simulator that has me intrigued from minute one, take a walk with me through Elena & tyler's story...."

20/12/2018

๐ŸŒ Golf Has Never Been So Much Fun Episode 4: PGA European Tour - 1996 - SNES๐ŸŒ #SNES #RetroGaming

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๐ŸŒ"PGA European Tour was one of my favourite Golf Games on the Commodore Amiga and now i'm playing it on the Super Nintendo. It's back to basics in this unforgiving golf game. It's raw video game golf and i love it!" ๐ŸŒ

19/12/2018

๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ”ฎ EGX 2018: My 5 Favourite Games Of The Show to Look Forward To in 2019 ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŽฎ #GameDev #IndieGames

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Birmingham is a great location for any event as it's so darn easy to get to for everyone and as such it means that it becomes a great place to meet up with like minded video games nerds every year. 

This year's EGX event was no exception with plenty of lovely people and loads of lovely video games to play!

Here's my favourite 5 games from this years video games extravaganza that i'm totally excited to buy in 2019!

๐Ÿ–ณ๐Ÿ–ฐ Tried and Tested Sites For Free Online Games ๐Ÿ–ฐ๐Ÿ–ณ

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Having a hobby or something that you enjoy doing as a way to rest and relax is much needed for us all. And the chances are that if you are here, gaming is likely to be passion or hobby of your own. But looking for new gaming sites can always be a good idea, so that you can relax, have some time alone, use your brain in a different way, or just break up the day and do something more fun.

So with all of that in mind, here are some free sites online for gaming, so you can try something new without having to spend money. 

There is something for everyone on this list too, from board games, chess, sports games, puzzles, arcade games, and much more. Have you got a favorite site that is listed?

It would be great to hear what you think.

18/12/2018

๐Ÿค  I. Red Dead Redemption 2: "Arthur Morgan & His Magical Tin Can" ๐Ÿค  #RDR2

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๐Ÿค  "Watch Arthur Morgan take his trusty tin can for a walk in the Red Dead wilderness" ๐Ÿค 
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17/12/2018

๐Ÿ”ซ Review: GunGrave Coffin Edition - PSVR ๐Ÿ”ซ #PSVR

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GunGrave Coffin Edition PSVR
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GunGrave VR Coffin Edition is a set of two games or episodes, GunGrave VR and GunGrave U.N. VR.
GunGrave is a PS2/Xbox/Anime classic brought up to date in 2018's VR and it's a solid PSVR gaming experience, but unfortunately it isn't perfect. 

I've tried the coffin edition which is two good episode/games, both with a few surprises, but also they come with some limited controls and game options.

14/12/2018

๐Ÿš€ Review: Rockets Rockets Rockets (Switch) - "Substance in style, the gaming conundrum that is Rockets Rockets Rockets" ๐Ÿš€ #IndieGame #GameDev

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Between watching trailers, pouring over screen grabs and even embarking on that first initial playthrough of a title, it can be possible to completely get the wrong idea about what a game is designed to be or how it should be played.

Rockets Rockets Rockets by Radial Games for example, is beautiful looking and sounding retro-style competitive multiplayer shooter, but I am not entirely sure this is really the best description of how the game should be played or enjoyed.

13/12/2018

๐Ÿค–⛳️ Golf Has Never Been So Much Fun - Episode 3: MecaRobot Golf - 1993 - SNES ⛳️๐Ÿค– #Retrogaming #Golf #SNES

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๐Ÿค– "Robots & Golf, what a perfect combination right??!! In the latest instalment of Golf Has Never Been So Much Fun I take on MecaRobot Golf on the Super Nintendo and find out just how much fun a Robot on a Golf Course can be!" ๐Ÿค–

12/12/2018

๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” Infographic: The Futuristic Gaming Gadgets Of 2019 ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

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Thinking about how best to pick the latest gaming gadgets? 

With the many distinctive gaming headsets accessible out there, choosing one from those can give you a headache! 

With the help of this infographic created by No Fluff Tech you can get a clear idea about the latest gaming gadgets.

11/12/2018

๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ‘ด Arthur Parallax Reviews….The Playstation Classic ๐Ÿ‘ด๐ŸŽฎ

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The Playstation changed EVERYTHING, they said. Did it, though?...Did it?
We all remember where we were when we first saw the Playstation.

10/12/2018

๐ŸSnakeByte TOUGH:KIT™ For Nintendo Switch - UNBOXING VIDEO๐Ÿ

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Today I get my hands on the Tough Kit by SnakeByte for my beloved Nintendo Switch"

07/12/2018

๐Ÿ‘ด☢ Arthur Parallax Reviews…..Fallout 76 ๐Ÿ‘ด☢ #Fallout76

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When I was spending hundreds of hours combined making my way through the irradiated wastes offered to me in the previous Fallout games (the first two games, or if you like, ‘the best ones’, included) you know what I wished for, each step of the way?

06/12/2018

๐Ÿ–ณ๐Ÿ’ฃ Anonymous Game Dev's Story: "Hard Work & Review Bombing" ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ–ณ #GameDev #IndieGames

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Dark Blue Monkey talks with an Indie Team about their experience of going through Kickstarter, being a boss, releasing on Steam, and why they’ll never ever do it again.


Our guest today went through the full Indie Dev experience;  working full time, doing a Kickstarter campaign, hiring a developer, and then finally releasing onto Steam.   


While this may seem like the ultimate dream for most of us, unfortunately for the team the experience proved to be far from the utopia we imagine it to be. Just as their project reached fruition,  they fell victim to the now infamous review bombing while the game was still in early release, still at launch price.

Trying to do the right thing, they tried to sidestep the clunkiness of Steam’s forums and help players directly who were having problems by giving them access to Skype and email.  This resulted in mounting numbers of unpleasant messages following them into the real world. For this reason, they’ve chosen to share their experience anonymously.


This is a tale of caution, and hopefully will help any aspiring indie developers to avoid the same pitfalls.

05/12/2018

๐Ÿ–ณ The Ultimate Guide To Connecting With Your Pals Online ๐Ÿ–ณ

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You’ve done it. You’ve purchased a new gaming PC. You’ve purchased a few Steam games. You have free time all set out, and you’re ready to push forward to enjoy a wealth of video gaming experiences that truly matter, and can fill your weekends with recreational fun. But only one question remains - you’re not sure how to actually play with your friends. Hey, you’re new to this, you can be forgiven.

04/12/2018

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŽ„ 4 Ways To Make A Little Extra Christmas Money From Gaming ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’ฐ

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The festive season will soon be upon us and most of us are woefully unprepared for the seasonal spend-a-thon that seems to cut deeper and deeper into our carefully managed budgets every year. What’s a gamer to do in the face of such impending expense? 

Put in a few more hours at work? Ugh! Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job in which overtime is readily available, you don’t want to spend any longer in that place than you have to. 

Perhaps a side hustle then? You’re always hearing about how people are making money in the digital realm but how? If only there were some way you could monetize your passion for gaming. 

But wait! There are ways in which you can do exactly that! If you’re hoping to make some extra bank over the festive period, what about…

03/12/2018

๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ซ Review: Dimension Drifter (Early Access) "This is no walking simulator, this is a very fast paced shoot-em-up!" ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ซ #GameDev #IndieGames

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Dimension Drifter (Early Access)
Developer: Blue Eagle Productions/Paul Schneider
Platform: PC - Steam
Rating: Melting
Review by: Gareth ‘GazChap’ Griffiths (gazchap@gmail.com)
When the chaps over at Games Freezer asked me to review Dimension Drifter, naturally the first thing that I did was check out the game’s Steam Store page to see what I was letting myself in for.
My first impression, from the basic screenshots on the page, was that this was a game like Unreal Tournament and that I would be rocket jumping around the place gibbing people left, right and centre. I was wrong.