23/12/2015

☆ Door 23 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite @TheDrisk

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On Day 23 You Will Get The Opportunity To Join A Very Special Club.....

It's Time To Join Club Retro Asylum....

22/12/2015

☆ Door 22 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Slipstream is a Kickstarter Racing game inspired by classics of the arcade era.....

Take A Look Because I Think YOU Will Love It!

21/12/2015

☆ Door 21 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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On The 21st Day Of Advent My True Love Sent To Me.......

5 Awesome Retrogaming Links For You All To Gawp At!

20/12/2015

☆ Door 20 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Door 20 Hides A Free Game Of Awesome Quality..........

Get Your Hands On 'Bio Menace' Today, It's Retro Gaming Awesomeness Personified!

☆ Door 19 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Look Out For Door 19!

It's got a load of Light Guns behind it!

18/12/2015

☆ Door 18 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Door 18 Brings Us A Christmas Appeal To All You Retro Gamers....

Could YOU Spare A Video Game Console or Video Game Cartridge For A Little Boy This Christmas?

17/12/2015

☆ Door 17 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #Kickstarter

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Door 17 is a treat for all you arcade heads out there.......
A Miniature Arcade Cabinet Kickstarter that's gonna leave you drooling!

16/12/2015

☆ Door 16 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ @Mutant_Games #Retrogaming #Kickstarter

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Door 16 Brings Us An Awesome Retro Themed Kickstarter Campaign.......

Say Hello To "SUPER MICRO HEROES"........

15/12/2015

☆ Door 15 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Behind Door 15 We've Been Transported Back To 1993 and I am here to tell YOU

Why I Love NBA JAM............

And all I can say is ....... "BOOMSHAKALAA!"

14/12/2015

☆ Door 14 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Behind Door 14 I Have Managed To Treat You All To A 14 Links Retro Gaming Bonanza....

Open The Door And Get Involved!

13/12/2015

11/12/2015

☆ Door 11 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Behind Door 11 Is......

 My Idea For My First Ever Video Game That I Am Planning To Make

09/12/2015

☆ Door 9 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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The 9th Door on my Retro Gaming Advent Calendar &
Behind Today's Door Is the 'SUPER FX CHIP'

03/12/2015

☆ Door 3 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Well here's the 3rd Door on my Retro Gaming Advent Calendar.

Behind Today's Door Is 'BLAST PROCESSING' !

01/12/2015

☆ Door 1 - Christmas Retro Gaming Advent Calendar ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I've been doing a lot of searching through various retro gaming podcasts and have come across some awesome examples.

My 3 favourites at the minute are Gonarch's Lair, Retro Asylum and RGDS (Retro Gaming Daily Show).

29/11/2015

☆ Check Out The Retro Asylum Dudes Awesome Freebie! ☆ @RetroAsylum1 #Retrogaming #GamersUnite @TheDrisk

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I've only just started listening to the Retro Asylum Podcast and I am absolutely hooked!

It's my daily fix of retro gaming chat whilst I walk into work and I can't get enough of it.

It comes highly recommended from me and you can see why it's the UK's Number 1 Retro Gaming Podcast.

The Retro Asylum Podcast is not only awesome it's also the gift that keeps on giving!

Ladies & Gentlemen I announce to you the FREE Retro Asylum Retro Gaming Calendar 2016!

☆ Help Kill Screen Magazine Reinvent Itself ☆

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After my usual sifting through the Kickstarter pile of cool gaming related projects, i've come across this beauty.....

KILL SCREEN VIDEO GAMING MAGAZINE.........

27/11/2015

☆ Find Out What Makes It Into My Recreated Retrogaming Bedroom ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Whilst growing up and discovering video games my bedroom was my video games den. 

It was a place where I kept all my video gaming treasures and a place where I spent countless hours discovering new lands and new characters whilst saving the world or managing my favourite football team to glory.


My bedroom as youngster holds a dear place in my heart and rightly so.

26/11/2015

☆ The Video Games That Tickle My Funny Bone ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Video games as a medium has often struggled to convey comedy and especially in early hardware as the range of expressions was very limited so humour was a tough ask.

Comedy in video games has often been a rare commodity over the years but there is a genuine comedy to be found in a fair few games.

25/11/2015

☆ The Games Freezer 10 Links Video Games Roundup ☆ #GamersUnite

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It's Time For The Games Freezer 10 Links Video Games roundup!

As usual I have got some awesome tid bits of video gaming treats to share with you all from my heaving inbox (ooh errr!)

So without further ado I bring you November's 10 Links Video Games Roundup

24/11/2015

☆ The Legend Of The Retro Gaming Loading Screens ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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The noises
The music (if you were lucky)
The colours
The graphics
A Mini Game (if you were mega lucky!)

23/11/2015

☆ My Top 5 Arcade Racing Greats ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Arcade

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Growing up I was exposed to a number of the car racing game greats that came out of the arcade.

These great games were easy to slot a 20p into them and just get on with playing as you didn't really need to understand complex controls or an in game upgrade system.

They are just classic arcade games that made racing so much fun.

Some were pure racing others were a mix of racing and combat.

22/11/2015

☆ My Playstation Disc Collection Gets A New Lease Of Life! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I've recently started listening to the cool Retrogaming Podcast called the Retro Asylum....

You may have heard of it as the dudes who present the podcast really know their stuff.

Whilst listening on my way home on Friday I was given a really awesome tip that i'd never heard before and i'm really surprised that I didn't already know this.

21/11/2015

☆ Graphical Wonders From 8 & 16 Bit Past ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #C64

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When I was a young inexperienced gamer in the mid 80's to early 90's graphics were one of the first things that I looked for in a game.

Maybe that's a superficial mindset but you have to remember that I was only 8 years old and having been brought up on Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Atari visuals that were hit n miss in terms of quality, any advancement in graphics were always met with an open mouthed disbelief as I witnessed either the latest hardware blowing my mind or maybe an example of someone being ultra clever and resourceful with the current hardware of the time.

20/11/2015

☆ Awesome News From Super Awesome Quest ☆ @boomzap #GameDev #IndieDev #IndieGame

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I bring YE awesome news from Super Awesome Quest!

BoomZap games have just released a new update for the brilliantly addictive and great to play Super Awesome Quest!

19/11/2015

☆ Essential Sonic The Hedgehog Viewing ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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If like me you are a MASSIVE fan of Sonic The Hedgehog you are going to love this.

It's a FULL LENGTH Sonic The Hedgehog YouTube Documentary.

Yes that's right a FULL LENGTH documentary.

11/11/2015

☆ My Top 3 Games For All The Systems I've Ever Owned ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Everyone has their top games of all time lists and I've talked about mine a fair few times on here. 

Then I started to think about all the systems I've owned down the years and what the best games I've ever played on those systems were.


It's a tough ask to sum up your favourite video games from a lifetime of gaming on various machines but here's how I got on.... 

10/11/2015

☆ My 80s Cartoons Heaven - Top 10 ☆ #80skids #90skids

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Remember when Saturday morning kids TV ruled the world!?

It was a time when there wasn't 24 Hour Kids TV.
 
It was pre Nickelodeon. It was a time when your body clock was set by the time the cartoons came on in the mornings. 

09/11/2015

☆ Pixel Art Perfection From Puffin Pixels ☆ @PuffinBooks #Retrogaming #PixelArt #GamersUnite

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Puffin Books have a great new twist on some of the classic books from down the years that will excite gamers like me. 

It's called the Puffin Pixels Series.

Puffin Books have released some awesome new book covers to adorn classic books such as Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson, King Arthur & The Knights Of The Roundtable, Robin Hood and Tales Of The Greek Heroes.

The new reimagined covers for these classics are pixelated 8 Boy video game cover artwork. The 8 Bit designs have been lovingly created by the awesome artist Michael B Myers Jr and look at adding a fresh new look to the cover art for these legendary books.

08/11/2015

☆The Games Freezer Sunday 7 Day Retrogaming Roundup ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Another busy week of video games, geekness and retro gaming comes to a close in The Freezer.

It's time to look back at all the goings on from the last week and bring them to you in a nice easy to digest morsel of Gaming Greatness....

Put your feet up and take a look at the last 7 days in the World Of The Games Freezer

07/11/2015

☆ The Games Freezer 5 Links Video Games Roundup ☆ #GamersUnite #RetroGaming #GameDev

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So Many Things To Tell You All About And So Little Time!

So Here's A Whistle Stop Tour Of All the Video Game Awesomeness That I've Discovered Over The Last Couple Of Weeks.....

Strap Yourself In For Another Games Freezer Video Games Roundup !

06/11/2015

☆ A Geeks Christmas List 2015 - Part 1 ☆ #Retrogaming #Geek #GamersUnite

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It's that time of the year when my mind turns to Christmas and in particular my Christmas list....

Yes i'm 36 and yes I still write a Christmas list.....BUT the point is you don't want people to waste their hard earned cash on stuff you don't actually want so make a list and make everyone's life that bit easier at Christmas....

05/11/2015

☆ How Do You Save A Stranded Astronaut? ☆ #IndieDev #GameDev #iOS #Android

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As I sit here and wait for him to get back to me I fear for his safety on his first night in the unknown wilderness.....

He got in contact with me on my iPhone on Thursday morning and told me his story via text....

His name is Taylor...

He asked me for advice on how to proceed...

He wanted to know what to do next....

I had to put myself in Taylor's shoes and think what would I do next if I was Taylor?

I've just advised him on where he should sleep on his first night stranded alone.....I hope I've told him the right thing....I've never been in that situation so I don't know what to advise but I did advise him on what I thought was truly his best option....

I keep checking my phone to see if he has got in contact with me but nothing yet....

Oh god I hope he makes it through the night......What if he doesn't?!

04/11/2015

☆ Kevin Toms Talks Torquay, ZX Spectrum & Kickstarter ☆ @KevinToms #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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A lot of my inspiration for what I do today with Games Freezer comes from my early video games years experience with a certain football game that for me became an obsession....

This obsession led me to searching for it immediately on whatever console or computer that I owned. When i owned my beloved Atari 800 XEGS I would visit LOGIC Computer Shop in Cheshunt or Rossi's Toy Shop in Chingford and search through the masses of cassettes preying to see a copy of it for Atari XE/XL....

Alas I never saw it on my beloved Atari.....

In the 80's & 90's it constantly dominated my thoughts and led me down the road to becoming a purveyor of all things Football Management Simulation...

That game was Football Manager by Kevin Toms....

03/11/2015

☆ Built In Video Games from The Third Generation ☆ #retrogaming #gamersunite

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As I think about entering into the world of the 8th Generation of consoles I cast my mind back to the 3rd Generation of consoles.

The thing that sticks out in my mind is the two consoles that I owned from that generation and the fact that both consoles had some really cool built in games.

02/11/2015

☆ The Mother Of Gaming Markets Comes To London ☆ @ReplayEvents #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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London gets it's very own Gaming Market and boy am I excited about this!

THE FIRST EVER LONDON GAMING MARKET BEGINS TRADING IN NOVEMBER 2015
Buy and Sell Video Games, Board Games and Merchandise All in One Place Right in the Heart of London....

01/11/2015

☆Sensible Soccer And Microprose Soccer Have A Child ☆ @outofthebit #GamersUnite #GameDev #IndieDev #IndieDevHour

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I've always been a massive fan of the 80's & 90's football games.

Those games were made with play-ability in mind with a simple but sharp aesthetic to the graphics.

Super Arcade Football seems to be trying to recreate that era and improve on the things that made those retro games so awesome.

31/10/2015

☆ The World's Smallest C64 Emulator Looks Great ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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The World's Tiniest C64 Emulator Is A Work Of Art.

I have been admiring this little beauty for a couple of days and thought I should share the details of this awesome Kickstarter....

Take a peek it's worth a few minutes of your time...

30/10/2015

๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸŽฒ Board Games That Will Never Grow Old ๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸŽฒ #GamersUnite #BoardGames

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Growing up as a kid I not only loved video games I also developed a deep love for board games.

Board games for me were associated with great times with my friends, mum, dad and sister at times of the year like Christmas and the Summer Holidays.


We still play Monopoly every Christmas to this day. It's a shame I rarely get the opportunity to play any other time of the year as I never seem to have enough time.


Truly good times and great memories were created by playing some of the coolest board games during my youth.


29/10/2015

⬆️⬇️⬅️➡️๐Ÿ•น️"UP-DOWN-LEFT-RIGHT-Y-B-X-A" My Top Five Cheat Codes ๐Ÿ•น️⬆️⬇️⬅️➡️ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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We all remember the days of the hints, tips and cheats that we would find in video games magazines or be told about in the playground by our mates. 

The cheats normally consisted of a combination of joypad movements and button presses to unlock some kind of infinite lives or amendment to the gameplay.

Back in the '80s and '90s, we were mega hungry for this kind of stuff.

28/10/2015

★ Two Of My Favourite NES Revelations ★ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I've recently discovered the Geeks Guide To The Galaxy podcast and i'm getting my fix on a daily basis on my commute into the office.

Luckily for me this podcast has been running for years so I have stacks of content to delve into...

While listening this morning to episode 114 which was dedicated to the NES I stumbled across two cool NES revelations that I was totally unaware of.......

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