24/04/2015

☆ Help Make My Retrogaming Dream A Reality ☆ @RetroGamesColl @8BitCentral @RETR0JOE #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #voom

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I often have retrogaming day dreams about how to turn my retrogaming passion into a viable career (these usually occur in the shower, on the toilet and on the commute into work)
 
I have thousands of ideas on the subject and would love to be able to do all of them but there is one idea that sticks with me which I think would greatly benefit the retrogaming community……..

20/04/2015

☆ Retrogaming Golfing Greats Galore ☆ #retrogaming #GamersUnite @McIlroyRory #GOLF

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From an early age, golf games have figured a lot in my video gaming experiences.
In fact I'm pretty sure that a golf game may have been the first ever video game that I played!

14/04/2015

☆ "Super Mario Is A 30 Something" ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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So as we all know, Super Mario (& Luigi) are now 30 somethings.....

What I didn't know about until today was the cool NINTENDO homepage that celebrates this fact in a retrogaming styley!

11/04/2015

☆Watch Out For The Great Retrogaming Magazine Thief In The Sky☆ @Kosmikat #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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A few weeks ago I thought it would be a good idea to dig out my complete collection of Super Play Magazines as I just adore the Wil Overton covers and the magazines themselves are up there with the Mean Machines of this world.

10/04/2015

☆ Setting Up A Retrogaming Legend In The 21st Century ☆ #Retrogaming #SEGA

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As I made my way through the darkness I stumbled and fell….

As I fell my head landed on a plastic box like structure that made a dent in my pride and in my noggin….

I pulled myself to my feet and there before me, like a gift from the Retrogaming gods was a beautiful jet black box full of joy……

04/04/2015

☆Welcome To Retrogaming Heaven.......Take A Seat And PLAY!☆ @ReplayEvents #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #PLAYBlackpool

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With only 4 weeks to go until the retrogaming extravaganza that is PLAY Blackpool I thought it would be a good idea to see what is going down on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2015…….

I'm MEGA glad I took a look as it heating up to be an AWESOME weekender!

30/03/2015

☆Games Freezer Retrogaming World Cup - "Half Time Update"☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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So we've reached the halfway stage of the Games Freezer Retrogaming World Cup 2015 and so far it has been a cracker!
8 matches in and we've had some awesome matchups that have been decided by the fantastic Freezer Followers via the power of a Retweet or a Favourite.

27/03/2015

☆My Retrogaming Football Management Obsession☆ @KevinToms #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Football Management Simulations have been an obsession of mine since I was first introduced to Football Manager 2 on the Amstrad CPC.
Ever since that moment I have searched for the perfect footy manager sim.

25/03/2015

☆A Retrogaming Piece Of History Bought At A Tupperware Auction!☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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A guy called Dallas walks into a Tupperware auction and then walks away with a piece retrogaming history (or so the story goes)

Dallas was in the right place at the right time when he visited an injection mold auction which consisted mainly of tupperware molds and then up popped the beautiful nugget that Dallas just had to bid for..............

18/03/2015

☆I Managed An Angry Mob At EGX REZZED!☆ @CpmStudio @acidnerve #GameDev #GamersUnite

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As I sit here writing this article my head is still spinning from the sheer amount of great games that I got to play at EGX REZZED!

The sheer quality of the games was mind blowing and I had an awesome time trying my hand at some of these great titles aswell as watching others play some of the latest releases.

If you've never been to an EGX event before I would highly recommend it.

13/03/2015

☆ The "Games Freezer Retrogaming World Cup 2015" Kicks Off Next Week ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamers #Gamer

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Last Sunday I had a friend and his wife over for lunch 
(not very Retrogaming I hear you cry)
 
Whilst we were chatting I said to him….."Fancy a game of Super Mario Kart?"
 
When I explained to him that we'd be playing the original SNES Super Mario Kart on the Wii his mind imploded and his face lit up like an 8 year old at Christmas!

09/03/2015

☆ What Type Of Arcade Cabinet Should I Build? ☆ #Retrogaming #Arcade #Gamer #GamersUnite

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Since my first post (read it here) about making a video games cabinet I have been mulling over ideas constantly for the last two weeks.
I want to make sure that ,before I build this beauty, I am fully prepared for what needs to be done and how I'm going to build it.
More importantly I need to know WHAT I am going to build!!

06/03/2015

☆EGX Rezzed Is Coming So Get Your Dancing Shoes On!☆ @EGX @JoypadBar #Gamer #GameDev #Gamers

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Well there's only 9 days to go before EGX Rezzed and to say i'm excited is an understatement!

This is going to be my first EVER video games show that i've attended! (at the ripe old age of 35)

I can't wait.........oh and i'm also going with a press pass in hand as Games Freezer will be reporting the highlights from the first day of the show........on the 12th March

04/03/2015

☆ A "Flashy" Retrogaming Gameboy Gadget ☆ #Retrogaming #Gamers #Gamer #GamersUnite

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Whilst on Tindie browsing all the cool hardware on offer I stumbled across this smart geeky gadget for Gameboy.

02/03/2015

☆ A 21st Century Retrogaming ZX Spectrum ☆ #retrogaming #gamersunite

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Well this got my retrogaming excitement levels raging today.....

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is going to get another reincarnation!

"The ONLY full-size recreation of the 1980s personal computer - The Sinclair ZX Spectrum"

28/02/2015

☆ Dare You Enter The Digital Press Library!? ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Imagine a place where all the almost forgotten Video Games Magazines, Games Manuals, Game Maps, Game Posters and all sorts of other forgotten or hidden away video gaming treasure lay awaiting discovery.......

Imagine no more as I take you to a place called Digital Press 

"The Video Game Database"

27/02/2015

☆ Pangman's Video View - "Part 7: The Gamers React series " ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamers #Gamer

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Pang Man Is Back With Another In His Latest Series Of Video Views......

Next Up Is The "React Series"...........Which Includes Some Hilarious Mike Tyson's Punchout Reactions!

26/02/2015

☆ An Ode To The Humble Video Game Manual ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamer #Gamers

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How Cool Is The Metal Gear Solid Manual!!

I'm not sure if I was alone in this, but buying a new video game meant that I would always extend the anticipation of my first play by reading the game manual from cover to cover.
 
Not only did it extend that pre game feeling of excitement it also meant you got to soak up any backstory (if there was one) and learn what the controls were for the game.

25/02/2015

☆ Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Custom Made Arcade Cabinets ☆ #retrogaming #Gamers #Gamer #Arcade

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http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/03/pixel_art_coin_op_poster_for_c.php

Recently I've been lusting over pictures of custom made arcade cabinets...


Nothing unusual there then!

24/02/2015

☆ Pangman's Video View - "Part 6: Arya Stark reacts to the NES!" ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamers #Gamer

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When you grow up in the 80's sometimes you forget that not everyone has played or even heard of gaming machines such as the NES, Sega Master system or the Amiga 500. 

In fact for many youngsters today, the first machine they ever played, was probably a Playstation 2. 

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