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.

30/07/2014

☆ Sun, Sea & Arcade Games Part III ☆ #GamersUnite #Arcade

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A Beautiful Day In The Sunshine Is Always Made Even Better With A Trip To The Video Games Amusement Arcade...


That's Exactly What Happened Today As We Visited Herne Bay Seafront In A Bid To Hunt Out Some C☆☆L Arcade Games....

☆ Website Of The Week - "Gamerabilia" ☆ @Gamerabilia #Retrogaming

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A Quick One For You Today As We Uncover Another GEM Of A Video Gamers Website....

This Time We Present To You GAMERABILIA

29/07/2014

☆ There's Something Special About Japanese Video Game Box Art...☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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What is it that makes Japanese Box Art so much better than the rest of the world box art?

I'm especially talking about the time of the SNES when import games were a real big deal.


The Japanese version always had the cooler box art...no matter what game it was!


In order to prove this, I thought I would buy a random Japanese version of a Super Nintendo game from eBay......


This is what I ended up buying...



28/07/2014

☆ What Was The First Ever Football (Soccer) Video Game YOU Played? ☆ @dndn1011 @SuperRockGames #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Football games have formed a massive part of my video games playing for the last 30 years.


When I was younger I was constantly in search of the perfect football game. 

I always wanted to recreate the excitement of the playground game on my computer or console.


Once I had a football game in my possession it would be the only game I played for months on end.


27/07/2014

☆ Would You Like To Watch An 8 Bit Movie? We Would!! ☆ @superpixelchris @HitSquadMovie #Retrogaming #Gamersunite

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Imagine An 8 Bit Movie Made Lovingly Out Of Pixels...


Imagine It Was Funny...


Well Imagine No Longer!!

26/07/2014

☆ Excluding Mario & Sonic Who Are Your Favourite Platform Game Characters? ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Over the years there have been so many different platform genre video games created and with those platform games you will always find a new lead character who is the main focus of the game.

For the duration of the game you are solely concerned with the survival of this pixel man, boy, Animal or thing!

There have been many Platform Games that I have pored hours into and each character has left an impression on me. 

I have therefore wracked my gaming memories and compiled a nice list for you of my favourite Platform Game Characters.

25/07/2014

☆ "Universal Video Game List" - Website Of The Day! ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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When it comes to large databases full of screenshots and information we go weak at the knees here in The Freezer!

That's exactly why we love the beautiful monster that is UVL and it has been bestowed our Website Of The Day...


24/07/2014

☆ Super Luigi Brothers Is Our Website Of The Day! ☆ @the_mario_bros #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Luke Hackett is a Friend Of The Freezer and We Have Been Scouring His Magnificent Mario & Luigi Mega Fansite For The Last Couple Of Days, Totally In Awe Of All The Amazing Content And Beautiful Website Design on Offer...

That's why we recommend Superluigibros.com as our 
*GAMES FREEZER WEBSITE OF THE DAY!*



23/07/2014

☆ Game Of The Day - "Survive The Nights" ☆ @STNgame #Kickstarter #GamersUnite #GameDev

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Kickstarter is an exciting place to be at the moment as we find more and more amazing and original video games that deserve crowd-funding support....


We think we've stumbled across an absolute gem of a game in the form of SURVIVE THE NIGHTS 



22/07/2014

☆ Will There Ever Be A Breaking Bad Video Game? ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming #BreakingBad

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As I reach Series 5 of Breaking Bad I can't help but think ….. 

"Why hasn't there been a Breaking Bad 

Video Game released yet?"


This amazing TV series is easily one of the best pieces of TV ever made and it's up there with LOST for how it grips you with both story line and character exploration.

It feels like it needs an involving and gripping video game to be created to bring this story to the interactive medium we know and love.

It worked so well with The Walking Dead Video Game and it would be an ideal candidate for Tell Tale Games to give Breaking Bad Video Gamers what they would dearly love to see.

With so many angles to approach the game it gets me excited just to think how this game could be made..

Maybe you could play as a Cartel member?

Maybe a DEA agent?

Of course you could just play as Walter or Jesse……or even Gus...

It could be an RPG game or even a Lab Simulator!!

The scope for a great video game is endless.

I started to look around the world wide web for some inspiration and lo and behold there are many brilliant homages to Breaking Bad in Video Game form. Whether it be some cool Pixel Art or a short 8 bit sequence of what the game would look like there's some great stuff out there…

Let me show you what I have found…

20/07/2014

☆ Do Involving Story Driven Games Exist On Android? ☆ #GamersUnite #Android

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For a long time I have been skeptical of most mobile games.

In my experience they tended to be good for a quick fix of commuter gaming but not necessarily something that will engross you and pull you in with high production values and engrossing story-line.

I have yearned for a game like Fallout to be converted to Android in order that I could undertake an epic quest on my mobile gaming platform of choice, Android.

For the last couple of years The Walking Dead video game has picked up multiple awards as it was released across multiple platforms.

From afar I have admired The Walking Dead video game premise but never quite got round to playing the game….

Then in April this year The Walking Dead was released for Android and the first episode was FREE…..

At this point I downloaded it onto my Nexus thinking that it was going to be an inferior experience to the console & PC versions but hey it was FREE so worth a punt…. 

Inferior??? OH HOW WRONG WAS I !!

19/07/2014

☆ Pangman Part 12 – "Top Ten Gaming Characters “inspired” by Real People" ☆ #GamersUnite

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"In my last article I mentioned that Killer Instinct had a character that was a bit of a rip off of the Predator. 


This got me thinking about which other gaming characters have been "inspired" by real life individuals (or film characters). 


And when I say "inspired" I mean most likely copied without the approval of the person it was based on. 


So here goes;

18/07/2014

☆ The World Tour Of Football Management Sims ☆ @SIPublishing #Kickstarter #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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As you may have gusessed, I love Football Manager Simulations.


It's an obsession that's stayed with me since I first got into Video Games and one of the reasons why I always wanted to own a Speccy.


I've come across a really cool Kickstarter project that has got me really excited.......

17/07/2014

☆Fallout New Vegas - Game Diary 7 "Sights Of The Mojave"☆ @Bethblog #GamersUnite #Fallout

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Now my stint in New Vegas is over it's time to reflect back on the Top 5 Sights & Sounds from the Wasteland of Fallout New Vegas….

16/07/2014

★ What Was Your Favourite Game & Watch ? ★ #Retrogaming # GamersUnite

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I was reminded recently of some of the great handheld LCD games I would play as a 10 year old.

It would be a frequent sight to see a friend in the playground playing one of these cool games and they became one of the must have toys.

These handheld games were pre Gameboy and consisted of a moving image that would have a limited set of movements played out over an infinite loop that meant the aim for the player was to basically better the High Score.

Generally you found that the game got faster as your score got higher and you normally had around 3 lives to play with before it was GAME OVER....

I did some digging to see if I could find some of the great games that used to play.
From memory I started with the Game & Watch games released by Nintendo....

15/07/2014

★ Get 5% Off "The Freezer's Fave Funstock Things" ★ @FunStockGames #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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We are big fans of the Funstock website, it's a Retrogaming, Retro Gamers paradise and it's choc full of great stuff to spend your hard earned cash on.

After having a nose around the latest items from Funstock we've compiled a nice list of the coolest things that have caught our eye this week.

Take a look at the Freezer's Five Fave Funstock Things to see what you need to put on your retrogaming gift list this month and what you can save 5% on too!

14/07/2014

★ Pang Man Part 11 – "Gaming Memories –Super Famicom" ★ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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The Pang Man has been reminiscing on the glory days of the Super Famicom and that glorious Game .....

Hole In One Golf.......


Never heard of it? 


Read On To Find Out What The King Of Retrogaming Has To Say......


13/07/2014

☆ Do You Remember The Days Of Tips & Cheats? ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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In the era of 8 Bit and 16 Bit Video Games Tips, Cheats and Cheat Codes were a big deal..

This was the pre internet days and this meant you would only get to hear about cheats through your buddies at school or by reading your favourite magazine such as 
Mean Machines or Super Play

Some cheats were even on Teletext or Games Master 

You'd open the magazine and hope that your video game was covered in the Tips and Cheats section of the magazine or maybe they'll have a map for the latest Zelda?


12/07/2014

☆ Top 10 Retrogaming Raspberry Pi Projects☆ @AverageManVsPi #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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We've scoured some of the deepest darkest parts of the web to bring you some of the coolest Raspberry Pi Retrogaming related projects in the world today......


Take A Look At These TEN Retrogaming Projects - 

Which One Takes Your Fancy?


11/07/2014

☆Fallout New Vegas - Game Diary 6 "This Is The End My Friend?!"☆ @Bethblog #GamersUnite

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Fallout games are all about the journey rather than the destination......


I have been exploring the Mojave Wasteland for the last 3 months and it has been so much fun....

BUT The Journey ENDS HERE

10/07/2014

☆ Have You Seen This Media Hub That Plays SNES And Megadrive Games? ☆ @EzeeCube #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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We have discovered this cool gadget called the EzeeCube that enables you to easily wirelessly stream all sorts of good stuff to your TV and Smart Phone.


BUT the coolest thing for us was the ability to purchase an add module on that lets you play SNES & Genesis Cartridges!



09/07/2014

☆Games Freezer Top 10 Favourite British Made Games Of All Time☆ @CreativeIndsUK #GamersUnite #GameDev #Retrogaming

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There's currently a large focus in the UK media on the Creative Industries UK Campaign…. 


It's a campaign that is looking to highlight how the UK Creative Sector brings in a massive £71billion revenue for the whole of the UK Economy and supplies 1 in 12 of the new jobs created in the UK.


As part of that creative industry the UK have always punched above their weight over the years in the Video Games industry especially when pitted against the giants of the Video Games world such as Konami etc…


This got us thinking about a Top 10 British Games List...…


Take a look at some of these Great British Video Games Treats as chosen by Games Freezer…..

07/07/2014

☆ Do You Know The Story Of Tobias & The Dark Sceptres? ☆ @McGuinnessRoss @AdamButcherFilm #GameDev #GamersUnite #RetroGaming

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Did You Know.....

Tobias & The Dark Sceptres Has Been Downloaded 50,000 Times Since It Was Released In June 2014?

Adam Butcher Spent 13 Years Making The Game

More Than 350,000 People Have Watched The Making Of Video Which Accompanies The Game….



06/07/2014

☆Pixels For The People!☆ @topretrogames #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #PixelArt

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Having Laid Down Some Serious Video Game Art Yesterday We Thought It Was Time To Give 
The People Some Pixels.....

So Here Goes......

BRING ON THE PIXELS YOU CRAZY FOOLS!

05/07/2014

☆ Who Loves Game Art Like Games Freezer Does? ☆ @Videogame_Art_ #GamersUnite #GameArt

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It's Been A Long Time Since We Brought You Some Of The Finest Video Game Art The Internet Can Offer.....


So Let's Dish Some Up NOW Shall We....


Ladies & Gentlemen.....Please Take Your Seats As We Take You On A Video Game Art Journey....


Are You Ready?


Let's Begin................

04/07/2014

★ Who Remembers The SEGA Channel Service? ★ @AverageManVsPi #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Thanks To Our Favourite Twitter Mate AverageManVsPi for reminding us of A SEGA service that we never actually got to play….. 

It was called "SEGA Channel" and it was launched in the summer of 1996 and lasted until around 1998 when it was discontinued by SEGA.

It is seen by some as the Grand Daddy of services like XBOX LIVE and PSN. At this time though the Internet was in it's infancy and SEGA Genesis video games were delivered over coaxial cables!

It was essentially an interactive cable channel offering SEGA Genesis video games, Demos and Cheat Codes on demand, which were actually distributed by the cable and satellite operators of the day.

It enabled subscribers to download and play up to 25 SEGA Genesis games for £10 a month. 

The whole idea was that it was introduced to boost the sales of video games…..

Here at Games Freezer, we never had an opportunity to play the games that were available or experience the service in action.

Did You Know? 
"At its peak, Sega Channel had over 250,000 subscribers"


Were YOU One Of The SEGA Channel Users? 


Was the service actually any good in practice? 


What games did you play on it?


Let Us Know Because This Feels Like A Part Of Video Gaming History That Doesn't Get Much Air Time..


Retrogaming, Retro Gamer, Video Games

03/07/2014

★ JOYPAD Presents "Super Warehouse Gaming Party III" ★ @Joypadbar #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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We are blessed once again to have the Joy Pad Dudes bring us another Cool Super Warehouse Party this month!

Last Time We Featured JOYPAD Was Back In April

Check It Out >>HERE<< & >>HERE<<

NOW We Are Proud To Present You With The NEWS That

The Super Warehouse Gaming Party III is COMING……..

Put the 19th of July in your diaries NOW 

The further good news is JOYPAD have secured a monthly residency in Oval Space's "Pickle Factory" warehouse - Bethnal Green

HADUUUKEN!!!

02/07/2014

★The Shortlist Retrogaming Quiz★ @ShortList #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I Love A Test Of My Retrogaming Prowess....



So When I Discovered This Cool Quiz From The Shortlist Video Games Team I Had To Have A Go!



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!