01/07/2014

★The "Pixel Soccer" Kickstarter★ @SuperRockGames #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #GameDev #PixelArt

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The Pixel Soccer Kickstarter is now live!!!


Back in March we told you all about Pixel Soccer........

(Take A L@@K HERE)


Now The Guys At Super Rock Games Have Launched The "Pixel Soccer" Kickstarter Campaign 

To Finally Try And Get This Beauty Of A Game Made!

30/06/2014

★Pang Man Part 10 - Cool Stores: "CyberCandy in Covent Garden"★ @CyberCandyLTD #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Pang Man Part 10 – Cool Stores: 

"CyberCandy in Covent Garden"


The Pang Man Has Been Eating Candy All In The Name Of Retrogaming Journalism....Let's See What The Great Man Has To Say About All This Sweet Retrogaming Goodness!!


27/06/2014

☆The Games Freezer Video Games Roundup☆ #RetroGaming #GamersUnite

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Some Great Friday Retrogaming Reading 


Friday is a day for us to soak up all there is in the way great Video Games Articles….


So after extensively searching the World Wide Web we have come up with 5 great articles to ease your way into the weekend with…..


Take a look and see which ones take your fancy…..


26/06/2014

☆Do You Share Your Passion Of Gaming With Your Loved Ones?☆ #GamersUnite

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Having read the tale of Game "retiring" their most loyal customer's loyalty card I was inspired by the words of their most loyal customer, Dr Karen Wolstencroft.


Dr Wolstencroft and her family now have the pleasure of receiving free video games for the next ten years along with GAME shares as a bonus.


25/06/2014

☆"The Perfect Video Games Den - Part 2"☆ @anthonybulcao #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Yesterday in PART 1 Of Our 


1. Arcade Cabinets (restricted to 2 cabinets)


2. Consoles / Computers (restricted to 4 systems)

3. Choice Of TV

4. Seating Choices


Today sees us move onto covering our Perfect 

"Sound System", "Multiplayer Games", "Decor", "Games Books", "Games Storage" and finally "Lighting"

Read On And Don't Forget To Let Us Know What Great Stuff Would Feature In YOUR Perfect Video Games Den!

24/06/2014

☆"The Perfect Video Game Den? - Part 1"☆ @ArmyOfTrolls #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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How Many Of Us Have Daydreamed About Our Ideal Video Games Den?

It's something that takes place in The Freezer on a daily basis 
(daydreaming is what we're best at!)

It has caused lots of conversation and debate and over the years we have pretty much defined what the ideal video games den would look like and what items it would contain…..

Do You Want To Find Out What Our Ideal Video Games Den Would Look Like?

Read On….




We've broken our considerations down into 10 categories…..
These are….


1. Arcade Cabinets (restricted to 2 cabinets)

2. Consoles / Computers (restricted to 4 systems)

3. Choice Of TV / Projector / Plasma / Monitor

4. Seating Choices Settee / Bean Bags / Gaming Chairs

5. Sound System

6. Selection Of Multiplayer Video Games To Play With Mates (restricted to 5)

7. Décor

8. Games Books Bookcase & Books (restricted to 5 books)

9. Games Storage

10. Lighting

Now we've got our shopping list…….let's get stuck into the fun part….Let's Go Shopping!!

23/06/2014

☆Fallout New Vegas - Game Diary 5 "The Wasteland Is A Lonely Place"☆ #GamersUnite

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Throughout the Fallout series you are given the option to bring along a companion for the ride and I am a great fan of companions as the Wasteland can be a very lonely place for the courier…

 

The companionship afforded by these select band of Wasteland heroes 

(& villains) is extremely valuable to the player in combat and funnily enough the additional person to share the load with means you form a lasting relationship with this person (if that’s possible).

 

It's an odd occurrence really as you begin to start really caring about these sharers of your experience, especially after you assist them with their very own side quest which invariably gives you some backstory on how they have managed to end up in the wasteland.

18/06/2014

☆ "The 5 Video Games That Define ME As A Gamer" ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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There's games you enjoy playing that are just great fun and you can't put down until they're complete or you just plain give up!!

 

Once you put those games you may never think about the again unless someone mentions them or you randomly stumble across them one day.....these games have their place

 

THEN.......

 

THERE ARE THOSE VIDEO GAMES THAT GRAB  HOLD OF YOU, WONT LET GO AND SHAKE YOU TO THE CORE


17/06/2014

☆Who Was Your Favourite Video Game Publisher?☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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When we were young a trip to the local Computer Games Shop meant we were presented with reams and reams of cassette games for Commodore 64, Spectrum, Atari XE/XL and many other cassette based systems.


The overriding memory though were the sheer amount of different publishers that were plastered all over these various different cassette tape boxes.


When we hear one of these publisher names now we are transported back to those times when you spent hours pondering what to spend your hard earned pocket money on and then normally plumped for a game on the basis of what the box art looked like or what the written spiel on the back said.


So let us take you on a trip down Publisher Memory Lane from the heady days of Tape Cassette Video Games as we reveal our 

Top 5 Favourite Software Publishers.......



16/06/2014

★"When Is A Video Game Console Considered To Be Retro?"★ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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"When Is A Video Game Console Considered 

To Be Retro?"

 

It's a question we see pop up on Twitter and video games Forums from time to time and it got us thinking of how retrogaming could potentially be defined.


So, we've had a go at creating The Games Freezer Retronometer….
 

This is not an exact science so we are open to amendment and opinion but this is how we see it……
 

There are 5 points on the Games Freezer Retronometer scale.
 

5 being Retrogaming Classic

1 being Recent / Current Consoles


15/06/2014

♥"Sun, Sea and Arcade Games - PART II"♥ @isleofwightuk #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Arcade

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Ever since I was an 8 year old, walking into an amusement arcade has always filled me with excitement.


Arcades have their own smell

 (I'm not sure what that smell is but I know it when I smell it!!!)


Arcades have their own noises which include bleeps, blurps and digitised voices proclaiming something or other. 


<"POWER UP!!">

12/06/2014

☆Brazil World Cup 2014 Special - The Games Freezer Top 5 Football Arcade Games☆ #WorldCup2014 #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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It's the most exciting time to be a football fan as the carnival of football begins at the Brazil World Cup 2014

 

It's Brazil vs Croatia that gets us under way tonight and that has really got us in the mood to start thinking about our favourite Football Arcade Games of all time.

 

A trip to the Amusement Arcade would always mean trying to hunt down the best footy game that the establishment had to offer and over the years there have been stacks of attempts to create the perfect arcade game experience.

 

It's got to be said, many didn't come close to getting it right BUT still we played the living daylights out of them as they swallowed our hard earned pound coins….

 

So what are The Games Freezer Top 5 Football Arcade Games Then?

 

Let's Have A Look Shall We……


11/06/2014

☆Games Freezer Game Art Gallery Featuring @LisaHignett ☆ #GamersUnite

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We love discovering new creative talent in the world of video games and there's no better place to discover such talent than on Twitter as we converse with like minded gamers and creative types from all over the globe....


A couple of days back we stumbled across Lisa Hignett's work and we decided to find out a bit more about the amazing Game Art that Lisa has produced......

 

10/06/2014

☆A Retrogaming Tribute To Rik Mayall☆ #GamersUnite

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Growing Up On A Healthy Diet Of  

The Young Ones & BOTTOM 

The Games Freezer Team Were Deeply Saddened To Hear Of The Passing Of A Comedy Hero In The Form Of Rik Mayall…..

His partnership with Ade Edmondson formed the basis of a love of silly comedy that lives on to this day....

Not to mention Rik's cameo role in Blackadder as Flashheart was truly epic and the stuff of legend…..

It is with a sad heart that we salute you 

Rik Mayall….. R.I.P

In honour of Rik we have dug into the vaults to somehow dig out some Rik Mayall related retrogaming goodness in the form of the following……

09/06/2014

☆I've Fallen Back In Love With Championship Manager☆ @champman #GamersUnite

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I'm a long time Championship Manager Fan, since the days of CM93 on Amiga and also an ancient Football Manager fan since the days FM on the Speccy.

With that in mind I've seen both series evolve immensely over the last 30 years...

The management sim genre has seen a shift each time towards more involving and complex gameplay whereby you can have a say in literally every part of 'your club' and how it's run.

That kind of gameplay has meant heaven for gamers with a whole weekend to orchestrate their attack on the division title and cup glory...

But as I've gotten older I've had less free time to plot Spurs' rise to Champions League grandeur and therefore haven’t purchased any of the recent FM or CM games because I know it's going to take me 8 hours to sort out my transfer targets, training regime and backroom staff.

I've wanted to go back to the days of CM93 where you pick your team make a few signings and away you go...

31/05/2014

★Retrogaming Website Of The Day "The Classic Gamer"★ @PlayClassics #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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How About Uncle Games Freezer Treats YOU To Another Piece Of Retrogaming Goodness.....


We've spied another beauty of a website for you to explore......


"The Classic Gamer" is a great looking site that covers Video Games and Board Games and as you can imagine we were in heaven when we discovered this cool website!


Therefore we'd like you to also sample this great website so we've pulled together 5 articles from The Classic Gamer that we recommend YOU read now.....


30/05/2014

♥Retrogaming Website Of The Day - Retroid.Net♥ @retroid_net #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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We've been doing the usual Friday sweep of Twitter and the world wide web to locate the finest retrogaming morsels we could find....
Trust us Freezer fans, there's a lot of great retrogaming goodness to choose from!
One site that really caught our eye, both aesthetically and also through the writing style, is Retroid.Net


It's a new site that's up and coming and we like the start of the journey that they have taken to get the site looking like it does thus far....

We hope Retroid.Net keep blogging away and fill the site with even more cool content as we just love to read the views of real gamers as we draw inspiration and love from the cool retrogaming community of the world (we're all hippies really!)

Anyways, why don't you head on over to Retroid.Net and judge for yourselves...........................

Are you back already?


Well, What Did You Think Of Retroid.Net?


Leave A Comment Below To Let Us Know....

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29/05/2014

★" Pang Man Part 9 – Gaming Memories: The SEGA Master System "★ #RetroGaming #GamersUnite

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As Pang Man Continues His Journey Through Some Of His Finest Gaming Memories, 

He Gets Underneath The Games That Made The SEGA Master System Such A Great System!


Let's Take Another Trip Into The Mind Of The Pang Man As He Reveals Some Of His Favourites SMS Video Games...


28/05/2014

★"Pang Man Part 8 – Gaming Memories: Double Dragon"★ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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When I was a kid I remember going to the Toys R Us and looking at the games consoles and computers in the glass display cabinets. 

In those days there weren’t any of the interactive displays that you would find today. There were no Game or HMV stores . The only way to get my gaming fix was to watch the demos play in an endless loop.


Luckily my parents got me a Sega Master system for Christmas. 

(Although, I would have happily accepted an NES as well. After all those adverts for Rob the Robot and Duck Hunt on TV were pretty cool!)


One of the first games that I got was the awesome Double Dragon! 

Although pretty unimpressive by today’s standards, at the time I loved it.


★Fallout New Vegas - Game Diary 4 "Weapon Of Choice"★ #GamersUnite

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Whilst marauding the Mojave Wasteland you get the opportunity to trial many superb weapons.


There are bog standard weapons like the .357 Magnum or the 9mm Pistol.


Then there's the slightly more advanced weapons like the Laser Pistol or the  10mm Machine Gun.


Not forgetting the fact that there's a whole plethora of melee weapons to utilise such as the humble baseball bat through to the Super Sledge and other quirky ,specially named melee weapons such as

Fist Of Rawr & Golden Gloves

After that you get the rarer versions of your standard weapon set which come affectionate names such as Annabelle and Lucky


Then there's the awe inspiring super destructive weapons such as the Missile Launcher or The Fat Man!


Over the course of the walkabout in Mojave you get attached to particular weapons.


Here's The Top 5 Weapons Of Choice that we make sure our hero, Dana, doesn't leave the vault without.......



26/05/2014

☆"Pang Man Part 7 – Cool Collectibles" #GamersUnite #Retrogaming☆

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Our resident wizened old gamer has travelled the worl in search of cool collectibles and has some stories to tell aswell as some C☆☆L pictures to show you of his finest video games related acquisitions!

Put your feet up and relax as we bring YOU 

"Pang Man Part 7 - Cool Collectibles"

 

23/05/2014

☆Have You played Make It Rain?☆ @SpaceInch #GamersUnite #MakeItRain

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I don't usually go for the latest craze in mobile gaming as it's usually shovelware or a 2 minute fad of gaming hyped up by the press and pushed in peoples faces for 2 weeks only to disappear and never be seen again

 

(or in Flappy Bird's Case, to disappear and magically reappear in a few months time after everyone has been convinced that their video gaming life is missing some kind of badly executed flying mechanic)

 

Anyway, then along came "Make It Rain"…….

 

I picked up on this game while sifting through my Google Alerts and somehow it found it's way into the Retro Gamer alert…Hmmmm???

 

Upon reading the article, I dismissed the game and carried on sifting. 

 

Then after searching video games news on Google I stumbled across "Make It Rain" AGAIN…..

 

This time it was an article on how it is making $50k a day.

 

It's at this point that I took notice of this so called phenomenon and I proceeded to download "MAKE IT RAIN" from the Google Play Store....

 My day was about to be taken over over by £ signs!

22/05/2014

21/05/2014

★10 Awesome Things That Every Retro & Indie Gamer Should Buy!★ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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 There's loads of awesome things that we'd love to own and most of them are Retrogaming & Video Games related.


The thing is that this list changes on a daily basis as we see things that catch our eye on the wonderful world wide web.


So we thought we'd share todays list with you all so you can see what's taken our fancy.


20/05/2014

★The Games Freezer "10 Links Video Games Roundup"★ @SuperIconLtd #Retrogaming #GamersUnite @ausretrogamer

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We have been doing our usual sweep of the internet to find the best retrogaming stories from all of our favourite blogs and websites and we've discovered some marvellous articles for your consumption!

 

From the rare to the super interesting come and take a look at some of the coolest retrogaming articles that we could lay our hands on.

 

We've got ten beauties for you below to get you teeth into, so come on into the Freezer make yourself comfortable and slip on your thermals….


19/05/2014

★The Return To Super Video Game Land Part 3★ @AnthonyBulcao #RetroGaming #GamersUnite

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There's only one artist that we have found on Twitter who perfectly captures the essence of RetroGaming in every single piece of his work every time.....

 

We featured +anthony bulcao and the Wonderful World Of "Super Video Game Land" way back in 

January & February of this year and since then his following has grown and his artwork has multiplied.

 

Whenever we plug into the Super Video Game Land Timeline on Twitter we are always greeted by some new artwork that Anthony has created. 

 

It's like Anthony's mind is choc full of the most amazing and memorable moments from Retrogaming history and he has this talent to express them on canvas in a way that portrays the fun that was and is still involved with playing these absolute classics

 

From Zelda To Mario Kart Anthony has it covered with a beautiful exclusive one off piece of art created on canvas using vibrant colours and really bringing the retrogaming 8 and 16 Bit characters and scenes to life.

 

We have so much love for Anthony's work and could talk about it all day but we'd like to let AB's work do the talking once again as we treat you to a Super Video Game Land Extravaganza of beautiful artwork!

 

Have Your Tickets Ready As You Enter The Wonderful World Of 

"SUPER VIDEO GAME LAND" !

18/05/2014

♥Game Art Gallery - Pick Your Favourite Piece Of Game Art♥ @Video Game_Art #GamersUnite

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Let us brighten up your evening with a collection of 10 of our favourite pieces of Video Game Art from the week just gone.

We've sifted through @VideoGame_Art_ 

Twitter time-line to pick out the finest examples. .......

So Take a long look at these beauties and 

take some time to let us know YOUR favourite.....

16/05/2014

☆What's Your Favourite Mario Kart Of All Time?☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #MarioKart8

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So as always we await with giddy excitement for the next release of one of our favourite IP's of all time...MARIO KART!


We thought this would be a great opportunity to take stock and look back over the years and try and work out which 'KART' was our favourite 

(in fact we already know the answer but we thought it would still be fun to look back!)


So take a look back with us at some of the greatest Karting action the world has ever seen as we ask 

YOU


"What's Your Favourite Mario Kart Of All Time?"



15/05/2014

☆The Retrogaming News Of The Week☆ #retrogaming #gamersunite

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So...........


My laptop has packed up.........


Therefore I've gone back to basics as I write this post on my NEXUS 7 ......


Don't get me wrong, I love my Nexus but for some reason it doesn't feel right pulling a post together for Games Freezer using it and it also means I've got to use the Blogger app.......


which in my opinion is kind of derisory..... There, I've said it! I've dissed a Google app!!!! 
Anyway, back to the matter in hand, I would like to share with you my favourite retrogaming stories from the week so far.......

14/05/2014

★The Games Freezer Screenshot Gallery★ @TopRetroGames @Hive_5 #RetroGaming #GamersUnite #PixelArt

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Let's Get Down & Dirty With Some Midweek Sexy RetroGaming Screenshots Courtesy Of Our Fave Video Game Twitterers......

 

@TopRetroGames And @Hive_5


As Always We Challenge You To Name 'Em All! 

13/05/2014

☆Fallout New Vegas - Game Diary 3 - "Are You A Lock Picker OR A Computer Hacker?" ☆ #GamersUnite

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In Fallout the Lockpick and Computer Hacking skills are art-forms…

 

Lockpick requires a steady hand as you tease the Bobby Pin inside the lock and try and find the right sweet spot to get the lock to open.

 

The harder the lock the tougher the sweetspot is to find which will get you entry into the forbidden area.

 

Computer Hacking on the other hand is a test of logic and problem solving as you scan the words and characters for a clue to the terminal password.

 

Within the jumbled characters and words there are a number of brackets which ,when in the right order and selected, will take away a 'Dud' password or even replenish your guess allowance.

 

With the guess allowance set at 4 the Computer Hacking is tough nut to crack as you search for that elusive pword and a <> or a ( )

 

Once you have cracked the code you then get to view the forbidden information that was being concealed away or even sometimes that terminal will give you access to a particular door that you may not otherwise be able to open.


12/05/2014

☆Game Of The Day: "A Story About My Uncle"☆ @GoneNorthGames #GameDev

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 We've been doing our usual weekly sift through the most recent video games releases and previews to try and unearth a hidden gem of a game and we think we have found one in the form of....


"A STORY ABOUT MY UNCLE"

By Gone North Games


A Story About My Uncle is coming to Steam on May 28th and we've fallen in love with the Gameplay trailer!

11/05/2014

☆Where Do You Go For Your Video Games Information?☆ @WikiPedia #GamersUnite #RetroGaming

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Here At Games Freezer We Are Massive Users Of Wikipedia

 

Literally every video games article we write utilises Wikipedia in one way or another and therefore it has become an invaluable tool for us to utilise as it covers every facet of Video Games that you can imagine and generally focuses on the facts without the bias of opinion

 

After all these years of using Wikipedia we have only just made a discovery that all you Video Gamers have probably already discovered.......

 

It's called......


10/05/2014

♡WHAT WAS MY FIRST VIDEO GAMES CONSOLE?♡ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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At the time when I'd decided that my ATARI 800 XE/XL home computer was no longer C☆☆L 

(Oh how wrong was I!!??) 

I got it into my head that I no longer wanted a games machine with a keyboard because everyone at school had a shiny new NES and were playing video games like Super Mario Bros, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and Castlevania!


I'm pretty sure that I too wanted,No, Needed! A NES......


BUT......

09/05/2014

♡My Love Affair With The SNES♡ #retrogaming #gamersunite @meanmachinesmag

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Never before has an inanimate object caused me to fall in love with it…. Never before has an inanimate object demanded that I spend more money on it after I'd already shelled out a small fortune for it in the first place... Never before has an inanimate object brought me so much joy... Never before or since has a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) been bettered in the world of video games...

08/05/2014

★Game Of The Day "5 New Games To Watch Out For"★ @Defrostgames @indomitusgames @UntoldGamesTW @WarsideGame

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We have pulled together 5 of our favourite looking upcoming video games releases for you to take a peek at and decide which ones you'd like to play.

Take a look at these 5 exciting new video games releases that will be winging their way to a screen near you SOON!

07/05/2014

♥What's Your Favourite Video Games Case Ever?♥ #GamersUnite #RetroGaming

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Call us weird.......Go On Then Call Us Weird!!


BUT We Like Video Games Cases......


There we said it out loud.....it's not a fetish it's just that each video games case over the years has become a part of the video games system that it served character.


Over the years there has been some beauties but we feel that the video game case probably lost it's individuality after the PS1.


After that, video games cases just became generic Video Games CD Cases.


So let us parade some of our favourite video games cases from years gone by.


The cases and the iconic style of Box Art are what we are essentially appreciating here......


So Without Further Ado Take A Look At The Video Games Case Catwalk


06/05/2014

★What was the first Video Game you ever completed?★ @C64_endings #retrogaming #GamersUnite

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What was the first Video Game you ever completed?

 

Mine was Wonder Boy In Monster Land on the SEGA Master System…..

05/05/2014

♥The Games Freezer Top 5 Arcade Cabinets Of All Time♥ @GamesYouLoved #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Arcade

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Inspired by a Tweet from our friends at GamesYouLoved.com we started to think about the Coolest Arcade cabinets over the years which drew us in with their enticing looks and meant that we parted with huge amounts of 50p Coins (3 credits for 50p back in the day!)


So in time honoured Games Freezer tradition we bring you.......

 

"The Games Freezer Top 5 Arcade Cabinets Of All Time"

03/05/2014

★The Games Freezer Screenshot Gallery★ @TopRetroGames @Hive_5 #RetroGaming #GamersUnite #PixelArt

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Hands Up Who Fancies A Bit Of Saturday Night Retro Video Game Screenshot Heaven?


Well we do!


Here we go with a lovely Top 10 Retrogaming Screenshots from our busy week of trawling the web......

 

Errrrrrr.....When we say 

"busy week of trawling the web" 

What we actually mean is a busy week of ogling @Hive_5's & @TopRetroGames' Twitter Timelines!


VIVA Screenshot Saturday!

 

02/05/2014

★Games Freezer Top 5 Favourite Special Moves★ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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You're pummeling your opponent to within a 10th of their remaining life bar when you get to point that you can either finish them off with a mis timed soft punch to the arm or you could unleash an almighty finishing manoeuvre that lights up the screen and makes time itself sllllllllooooowwwww down.......

For all the button bashers out there its a case of a mistimed jab will do as long as you win.......

BUT .... For those Video Game Beat Em Up connoisseurs out there, finishing off the opponent MUST be accomplished stylishly with MAXIMUM WOW FACTOR!

So, what are the Top 5 Favourite Special Moves as judged by ☆The Games Freezer☆ ?

Let's crack on find out shall we......

FINISH HIM!!!!

01/05/2014

☆"Classic Amiga Version Of Defender Of The Crown Comes To Android"☆ @Cinemaware #Android #retrogaming #GamersUnite

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We are big fans of the CinemaWare Video Games releases in the mid to late 80's.


Cinemaware brought atmospheric cinema-like video games to all manner of systems but the releases we remember most were those on the Commodore Amiga.


Such video games as IT Came From The Desert, King Of Chicago and todays featured video game Defender Of The Crown!


The Cinemaware games took their video games inspiration from the movies and Defender Of The Crown does so in the form of the classic swashbuckling movies such as Robin Hood (Good Old R.H Even Features In Game!)


Defender Of The Crown was the Elder Scrolls of it's time and set new standards in video games graphics and involving gameplay


So how have Cinemaware ported this beauty of a Video Game over to Android then?



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