Showing posts with label PlayStation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation. Show all posts

24/01/2021

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ Badly Drawn Video Games Consoles - 3. PlayStation 2 ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming #PS2

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Some days I find myself trying to draw stuff in MS Paint and those are the days when I manage to produce BADLY DRAWN VIDEO GAMES CONSOLES!

My plan is to draw as many badly drawn consoles as I can in 2021.

Let's see how far I get...

Rich

12/11/2020

๐Ÿ’ฃ My 13 Favourite Video Games Weapons ๐Ÿ’ฃ #Retrogaming

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A few days ago I decided to compile a list of my personal favourite video games weapons from over the years. 

These are the weapons that have stuck with me over the course of decades of gaming. 

They either have a special place in my heart or they are just damned cool.

Either way I've come up with 13 beauties, so let me know what your favourites are...

04/01/2019

๐ŸŽฎ "Can we review objectively the first ever games we played growing up, even if they were awful?" ๐ŸŽฎ @arcadeattackUK (Inspired By Arcade Attack)

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Inspired by a recent tweet from our friends at Arcade Attack the lads asked:

"Can we review objectively the first ever games we played growing up, even if they were awful?"

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.

30/04/2018

๐Ÿ€ Retro Review: Space Jam - PS1 "Jordan's Motivation To Return To Basketball?" ๐Ÿ€ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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This Space Jam video game is based on a movie by the same name that I am pretty sure I saw in theatres and remember very little about; partially because that was the only time I saw it, and I know very little about Michael Jordan or basketball as a whole, so it never kept my interest. 

I considered re-watching the movie for this review, but couldn’t find anyone I knew that actually owned a copy, so not sure what that says about the movie or my friends. It is a simple concept though, with the world-famous Looney Tunes meeting real-life NBA players—mostly just MJ after he decided to do baseball—and play a game of intergalactic proportions: Tune Squad vs Monstars, where the stakes are…

I honestly don’t recall, but I’m sure they’re big. The movie, however, was a hit, to the point that Hollywood is still talking about a sequel to this day, so I’m a little surprised there is only one Space Jam video game.

01/04/2018

๐Ÿ•น️ Which Video Games Were The Best Arcade To Console Conversions? ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming

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Back when the Arcades ruled the video games world the ultimate accolade was to be seen to produce an arcade perfect conversion onto home consoles and computers.

As a gamer you'd look out for the phrase arcade perfect in any review and you knew that was the game to buy if those immortal words were uttered.

It got me thinking about some of my favourite arcade to console conversions over the years and I have compiled a nice little top 5 to show off my fave arcade to console conversions.

12/10/2017

☆ A Visual Treat For All Video Gamers ☆

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Any trip to EGX is a special event for video gamers and this years EGX was no exception.

It actually felt bigger and better this year which sounds cliche but it felt exactly that way this year with all the BIG BOYS being there and the venue just feeling that much more filled out with awesomeness.

Naturally I took a lot of pics in between playing a lot of games.

In my previous EGX article I told you all about the 5 games from EGX that you're not playing right now and now i'm going to shower you with some cool pictures from the UK Video Games Event Of The Year!

02/07/2017

☆ Retro Review: Crash Bandicoot: Warped ☆

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Everyone else is doing it with the N. Sane Trilogy coming out, so it’s time to jump on the train and review a PlayStation classic video game featuring their box-smashing mascot.

04/01/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 1 ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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A New Year and a new video game console for me to sink my teeth into.

I am now the proud owner of a PS4 after unexpectedly receiving one as a Christmas Present....


Now I am in possession of this video games leviathan, just what do I have planned for it?


Let's have a look shall we.......


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.

03/12/2014

☆ ☆ Happy 20th Birthday Mr Playstation ☆ ☆ @PS_Beyond #retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Who's Peter?

Is The Playstation 1 Now Considered Retro?

In My Opinion, Retrogaming Gains A New Family Member as My Dear Friend The PS1 Turns 20 on December 3rd. 

The "Old Grey Box" Was Released in Japan On 3rd December 1994

In Honour Of The Uncle Of Modern Gaming I Have Looked At 20 Of My Favourite PS1 

Related Things For Your Perusal..

Read On To Get Your Piece Of The PS1 Cake.......

31/07/2014

☆ We're All Going On A Retrogaming Shopping Trip! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Today's Retrogaming trip saw us visit Faversham in Kent.

It was a destination with loads of Charity shops and therefore potential for uncovering some Retrogaming bargains.

After a visit to 3 charity shops and one specialist games shop we came away with 1 bargain.

07/02/2014

★Pro Evolution Soccer "FUN vs REALISM"★ #RetroGaming #GamersUnite

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In it's hey day Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) was the most fun you could have with friends!

 

Many cooperative seasons were had with friends building a Master League Team to challenge the in game likes of Longobardi

 

So many custom leagues and cups were set up to decide who in the room was the finest PES player.

 

The game had the football (soccer) world at its feet.



 
So what went wrong?
 
In particular, what went wrong with football (soccer) video games in general?
 
With PES being the case in point let's look at what made it great at the time….
 
Passing - The passing at the time was slicker than anything we'd ever experienced on any other football game of the time. It was a joy to build up an amazingly intricate passing move to score a goal with a sublime finish that the move deserved

Tricks - The game play did not rely on you having to perform tricks to beat players, but some tricks were available should you want to use them. The game play rewarded team play over individuality and we liked that.

Unpredictability - In the heat of a match you never knew what madness would unfold. It never felt like you were just playing through the motions. Each game felt new and you just didn't know what was going to happen. In the earlier versions of PES there was no instant replay facility which was a shocking omission as you were left crying out for an instant replay of the ball hitting the bar, hitting the keepers head, then hitting the post only for it to come out to your striker from 3 yards out for him to hit the ball 30 ft over the bar!
When the replay & save facility was introduced there were many a replay saved that didn’t result in a goal. I even recall a goal celebration whereby a player appeared to punch someone in the nuts as they punched the air! 

Pick Up & Play - The game was just so easy to pick up and play. It was the classic game that separates the good games from the classic games. "Easy To Play BUT Hard To Master"

Master League - This mode was where we spent most of our time building a team of stars from a team of unknowns. Unknowns to most, but not all! Who could forget Huygens, Njord, Castillo, Espinas, Ivanov, Miranda and the rest of the Master League Default Team!!??
Legends in their own time, every last one of them as you meticulously went about replacing them over time as you could afford to. It was a marvellous game mechanic that's been replicated but never bettered.

FUN - The bottom line with PES was that it was FUN. It was never frustrating. You never felt like you were cheated out of a match (although the Hand Ball mechanic was pretty poor in some of the versions late on). The best team generally won.






Where Did It All Go Wrong?
 
We feel that PES lost it's way at PES 6.
 
All of a sudden it became infuriatingly hard. It felt like the game was pitted against you rather than trying to assist you in having a good time, you would spend hours trying to eeek out 1-0 wins as the keepers became insanely difficult to beat.

The bottom line was ….. It wasn't fun any more…..
 
Maybe by PES 6 we were getting bored?
 
We think it was about the time when football games were focussing on becoming more realistic and in becoming more realistic they had become less fun. We're all for an accurate representation of the sport in Video Games but where should it stop.

Of course this was only the start of PES' decline and by 2008 PES was clinicaly dead to the Video Games world as FIFA took over. 

Again FIFA seemed to take the FUN crown from PES in it's early iterations but again we've seen too much emphasis over the years of trying to become the ultimate Football Simulator rather than a great football game.
The football simulator takes away from the FUN in that the refs will yellow card you for breathing on players incorrectly or not wearing the right sock tape!!

I think there were times when we craved realism, but there comes a point where realism isn't fun……it's no longer escapism….

If I want to play real football, I will put my kit on for Norsemen Football Club on a Saturday and go and Walk Tall For The Blue Giants, I wont sit in front of my TV for 4 hours solid trying to eeeeek out a boring 1-0!

R.I.P FOOTBALL GAMES 
 

LONG LIVE PES 4 (Our Favourite Version Of PES)

GamesFreezer, retroGaming

 

What's your take on realism in Sports games?

Is there a fine balance between Realism & Fun?

Or would you disagree with us and say that the more realistic the better?

Let Us Know!

21/05/2013

☆ If Only I Had The Room ...... ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I often think, if only we had the room........

If only we had the room to buy all the consoles and computers we have owned over the years and maybe some of the ones we didn't own!

So that got me thinking, would I be able to remember the machines I had bought?

If only I had the room and the plug sockets to buy them all again!

08/05/2013

Games Freezer - Breaking News - Wolfenstein: The New Order

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Wolfenstein

Here at Games Freezer we are massive fans of #Wolfenstein and #Bethesda so this excited us immensely! :)

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