15/03/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 5 "Halfway Through My Uncharted Journey" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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As a late comer to the Uncharted series my voyage of Uncharted Discovery has been so much fun!

The Uncharted collection that came with my beautiful PS4 has been the source of so much enjoyment already as I have battled my way through Uncharted : Drake’s Fortune and I’m now halfway through Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

14/03/2016

☆ Generation 64 Has Landed...Are You Ready? ☆ #Retrogaming #Commodore64

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Word Has Reached Me That Generation 64 Has Landed.....

It's Time For You To Get Involved.....

12/03/2016

☆ An Ode To The Video Game Metal Pipe ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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I saw this picture and it made me realise what an awesome and integral staple of the video games world the humble metal pipe is……

Today I celebrate with you the metal pipe and all the games he has starred in.

11/03/2016

☆ The A To Z Of Atari - S is For ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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S is for...........

STAR WARS Arcade

10/03/2016

☆ The Count Lucanor - "A Boy And His Rabbid Goats!" ☆ #GameDev #GamersUnite #PixelArt

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Last night a video game stole my heart and then messed with my brain!

The Count Lucanor is one surprise that I wasn’t expecting when I loaded it up from Steam.

When I took a peek at the screen shots I was thinking it looks like a nice pixel art style Action RPG.

When it started up I was hooked from moment one.

09/03/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 4 "My Return To Ravenholm Moment" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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For me Ravenholm in Half Life 2 is one of the pinnacles in video gaming from the last 30 years.

The level typifies the classy way that Half Life 2 was constructed and implemented.

There was tension, there was terror and there was the Gravity Gun and some handy buzzsaw blades.

08/03/2016

☆ At Full Velocity With Velocity Stream ☆ #GameDev #GamersUnite

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I’ve had a few days to play Velocity Stream and I can safely say that this game is something special.

The initial view leads you to think of Wipeout and F-Zero which are those awesome futuristic racers that all other futuristic racers tend to be compared to.

07/03/2016

☆ F-Zero + Wipeout = Velocity Stream ☆ #GameDev #GamersUnite

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I got a message from the guys at Cavelight Entertainment last week, they wanted me to take a look at a game of theirs called......

VELOCITY STREAM

06/03/2016

☆ A NEW Super Famicom (Kind Of!) ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #SNES

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Everyone who knows me knows that I love the Super Nintendo. 

I have written numerous articles on the beloved Super Nintendo and my enthusiasm for this king of consoles knows no ends!

Well somehow and for some reason, this little news nugget managed to slip through my SNES net!

05/03/2016

☆ My 'Beast Powered' RetroPie Machine ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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My Raspberry Pi has given me heaps of joy in the short time I’ve owned it and here’s why…….

I am now the proud owner of a Beast Powered RetroPie Emulation Machine and it’s awesome!

04/03/2016

☆ SUPA_DS Display Stands Are Awesome! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Recently I came across a really cool piece of gaming kit that has retro gaming collectors who love to display their gaming hardware in mind.

The range of display stands come under the name of Supa_Ds and I discovered them whilst on Twitter…..

03/03/2016

☆ Grab Your Top Hat & Jump Into Your Very Own IronCast PS4 Mech ☆@RipstoneGames #PS4 #GameDev

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Let me just state straight away that IronCast oozes class. 

From the start it feels good as it sets the scene for a brilliant video game.

26/02/2016

☆ Would You like To Own A Recreated SNES or SEGA Mega Drive?☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Upon seeing the Spectrum Vega Plus for the first time in the press shots I must say I fell for it immediately.

It looks so well made and the design alone makes it desireable.

Sir Clive and the crew put it on IndieGoGo and it was immediately backed in just 48 hours!!

25/02/2016

☆ Retrogaming VS Current Gen Gaming (a happy harmony) ☆ #retrogaming #gamersunite #gamedev

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When I set out to make the Games Freezer website I was firmly in the retrogaming camp as I had become disillusioned with the current generation of video games 
(this was XBOX360&PS4 era).

I wanted to create a space to share my passion for the video games of old and all the cool culture surrounding the retrogaming scene.

23/02/2016

☆ Ironcast Is Coming To PS4 & XBOX One ☆ #PS4 #GameDev

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Ironcast caught my eye immediately as a fusion of a few styles. Take Steampunk and add it into a Victorian London landscape. When I saw the screens I immediately thought of Walker on the Commodore Amiga.
Throw into that cool mix a ‘match 3’ game play mechanic and it would appear that on the surface of it you get a an interesting twist on a few styles of videogame.

22/02/2016

☆ "Arcade Universe" is my 'Website Of The Day' ☆ #Retrogaming #Arcade

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This week I stumbled across an awesome website that covers something that I have always wanted to exist but could never find..................

This website is looking to create a directory of Video Games Arcades from across the WORLD!

21/02/2016

☆ Me and My Beautiful RetroPie ☆ #RaspberryPi #Retrogaming

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Over the last few days I have been consumed by the Raspberry Pi and a little something called “RetroPie”

19/02/2016

☆ What Does YOUR To Play List Look Like For 2016? ☆ #GamersUnite

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Over the last week or so I've been catching up with the Bombcast Podcast Game Of The Year Episodes. 

Bombcast game of the year is split into around 20 categories and these categories are discussed over the course of 5 consecutive days of podcasts. 

18/02/2016

☆ 5 Awesome Retro Gaming Links For You All To Enjoy! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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With A Bulging Inbox It's Time For Me To Share The Love By Unloading Onto You All With Some Retrogaming Goodness (sounds dodgy I know but hey, stick with it!)

Here's 5 Awesome Retrogaming Links For You All To Enjoy...........

17/02/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 3 "Me,Myself & My PS4 Cam" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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In doing the Games Freezer website for the last 3 years I have always wanted to branch out to doing Games Freezer YouTube videos.

I’ve always had lots of ideas of where I could take it but never really had the time to do the videos and the website.

Now I’ve got my PS4 it feels like I have the opportunity to finally do what I’ve always wanted to do.

16/02/2016

☆ What Would Your Ultimate Video Games Arcade Look Like? ☆ #Retrogaming #Arcade

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As the 30 somethings of this world like me begin to yearn for more nostalgia in the form of retro video games and the experiences associated with them there seems to be a growing need for the gap to be filled with retro gaming related products such as dedicated emulation machines that play the original cartridges for various systems.

These systems are not the original but they offer a way of tapping into the awesome video games of yesteryear without utilising the original hardware and without the need to dedicate a whole Ikea unit to the 10 consoles and leads required to play from the original hardware.

There’s a fix in place for the retro gamers who want to get their console dose but it seems there is still a gap in the market for a genuinely brilliant arcade experience from the 1980’s.

15/02/2016

☆ PLAY EXPO Is Coming In 2016 - ARE YOU READY?! ☆ #Retrogaming #Gamersunite

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The PLAY Expos are my favourite video gaming events of the year and it's about the right time to start getting excited about these awesome gaming times that await us in 2016, so just for you here's the lowdown of these cool shows..........

12/02/2016

☆ My Favourite Street Fighter 2 Memories Inspired By Retro Asylum ☆ #retrogaming @RetroAsylum1 @RetroRic79

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Listening to the latest Retro Asylum podcast which is totally dedicated to Street Fighter 2 has made me realise how much of an effect the game had on me.

There's a brilliant appearance from @retroric on the podcast that brought it all back home to me.

After listening to the podcast I felt compelled to write a Street Fighter 2 article to get these memories off of my chest.

10/02/2016

☆ 'The Way We Played' Celebrating the golden age of computer games in the UK 1985-1993 ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Unbound is an awesome source of new books that need pledges to get published.

One such book that needs to be published is 'The Way We Played'

02/02/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 2 "Headsets Headache" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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The last week of my life has been spent obsessing over reviews and pictures of PS4 compatible headsets. 

This is my first foray into video games specific headsets and I didn't truly appreciate just how much there was to consider when making this purchase!! 

01/02/2016

☆ Super Dangerous Dungeons Is My Game Of The Day! ☆ #iOS #Retrogaming

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There's a game on iOS that has been taking up my train and toilet time for the last few weeks and it's called SUPER DANGEROUS DUNGEONS..... 

27/01/2016

☆ My Favourite Commodore Amiga Peripherals ☆ #retrogaming #gamersunite

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Amiga Tinted Specs
Listening to the Retro Asylum Commodore Amiga Bonanza podcast this morning I came over all misty eyed as I heard the members of the podcast panel take me back to the 90's Commodore Amiga scene, it really brought back home to me how cool the machine was and still is.

21/01/2016

☆ Has Anyone Ever Told YOU That You Are "Too Old To Still Play Video Games"? ☆ #GamersUnite

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Society and people in general are odd sometimes........

The expectation is that once you become a dad and reach the age of 30 then you should spend your evenings sitting on the sofa and let your brain turn to mush whilst you absorb the amazing television that is up for offer such as depressing soaps (Eastenders), watching other people watch telly on telly (Gogglebox) and cheap to make reality rubbish (<insert an awful example of a terrible reality TV show on ice, in the jungle, dancing>). 

19/01/2016

☆ Can You Remember EVERY Video Game You Have Ever Owned? ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Now here's a memory test for you........

Can you name every single Video Game that you have ever owned?

17/01/2016

☆ My Favourite Video Game Shop Keepers ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Whether you are playing a platform game, a first person shooter or a role playing game there is generally always a shop keeper looking to take that gold off of your hands that you have just slayed dragons and out ran bandits in order to collect.

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.......


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