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...