31/10/2014

☆ What's Your Favourite Video Game Print? ☆ @vgprints #GamersUnite

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We are truly blessed with some amazing artists who ply their trade under the influence of Video Games.....

One such discovery is the dudes at Video Game Prints who sell an amazing selection of Video Games inspired prints.

30/10/2014

☆ My First Month With The Reddit Video Games Communities.... ☆ @reddit #GamersUnite #Reddit

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Until about a month ago I was a "Reddit Virgin"

I'd heard of the site but didn't really understand the concept

I'd visited it before and didn't quite "get it"

It had seemed kind of amateurish and I wondered at the time "Why are so many people enthralled by Reddit?"

Well, i'm glad to say i've discovered the Video Games Communities and "Now I Get It!"


29/10/2014

☆ Game Of The Day "The Terror Aboard The Speedwell" ☆ #GamersUnite @HurdyIV

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Growing up I couldn't get enough of the Fighting Fantasy Novels by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone....

I'd buy the latest book from the local book shop and then hole up in my room with a dice and a piece of paper and play the hell out of that book.

It felt like they were endlessly re-playable / re-readable.

They were the books that really got me into playing role playing video games as I always wanted to be able to recreate those experiences on a computer screen....

28/10/2014

☆ Would YOU Back A Video Game Map Kickstarter? ☆ #GamersUnite #RetroGaming #Kickstarter

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Get Your Graph Paper Out! It's Video Game Map Time!

Inspired by my recent post about "MAPSTALGIA" I have started to lay some plans for a Kickstarter campaign to publish a book that is solely a showcase for various hand drawn Video Games Maps.

Last year I backed the "Artcade" Kickstarter project that showcased the Arcade Art from a whole host of classic arcade marquees and I figure that there are plenty more Retro Gaming geeks, Nerds and freaks like myself who would back a similar style book but this time on the classic art of Hand Drawn Video Games Maps....


27/10/2014

☆ JAMMAJUP Is The Games Freezer Website Of The Day! ☆ #Retrogaming #Arcade #GamersUnite

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If YOU Love Arcade Games As Much As I Do Then There's A Certain Corner Of The World Wide Web That 
YOU Just Gotta Visit......

26/10/2014

☆ An Epic Looking Kickstarter Campaign For "Epic Manager" ☆ @WeAreManaVoid #GameDev #GamersUnite

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I've just watched a sneak preview of the upcoming Epic Manager Kickstarter Campaign And I Am Uber Excited!


ManaVoid Entertainment are an indie game dev studio based in Montreal, Canada. 

And On Monday, October 27th, ManaVoid are launching their Kickstarter campaign for Epic Manager.

25/10/2014

☆ Star Traders 4X Empires - Hyperion Ships Launch! ☆ @TreseBrothers #GameDev #GamersUnite

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We're Happy To Share Some Indie Game Dev News From Our Favourite Game Devs

"The Trese Brothers"

If like us you are big fans of "The Star Traders" series then this is great news for you......

24/10/2014

☆ Virtual Reality Video Gaming Over The Years - "Great or Gimmick?" ☆ #GamersUnite

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For me Virtual Reality and the use of headsets etc to create a virtual sense of being inside the video game is merely a gimmick that has no long term place in the world of video games.

That may come across as a bold statement in this age of heavy investment into these types of projects but honestly I see VR being in the same arena as 3D, a gimmick that's fun for an hour but will end up giving you a headache!

Unless someone can come up with a solution that means that after a 3 hour session you don't feel like you are going to vomit, I just can't see it practically working for the video gaming masses.

Let's take a look back over the years and see what Virtual Reality has delivered to us in the way of short lived video games entertainment.....

23/10/2014

☆ The Inspiring Zenzizenzic Game Dev Journey Story From Ruud Koorevaar ☆ @ruudko #GameDev #GamersUnite

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This game is a thing of beauty....

A hypnotic Shoot Em Up that draws you in with it's amazing art style and keeps you hooked on its 
"bullet hell" gameplay...

For me I instantly think "Lumines vs. Geometry Wars"

So what's it all about then?

Let's rewind shall we?.............


22/10/2014

☆ The Best Of Street Fighter Deviant Art Game Art ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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If left to my own devices I could quite easily spend a whole evening immersed in the countless Game Art images on Deviant Art....

For me it's the mecca of Video Game related art...

Over the next few articles i'll be picking a Video Game Franchise and bringing YOU the cream of the crop when it comes to Video Game Art for that franchise....

Let's Get Cracking!

First Up Is The Legendary Street Fighter Series....

SHORYUKEN!

21/10/2014

☆ What's Your Favourite Video Games Website? ☆ #GamersUnite

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As a blog owner I love to look at other websites and draw inspiration from good design and also from bad design too.....

There are certain websites that I aspire to be like or that I think get the essence of what being a gamer is all about.


So I decided to compile 5 of the best video games websites out there today.....


Take a look and pay them a visit to see if YOU agree with me..



20/10/2014

☆ Retro Gaming and Current Gen Gaming "Spot The Difference" ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Cast your minds back to 1991…..
 
Are you there yet?
 
In the UK people were walking around in shell suits and bermuda shorts 
(That's how I remember '91 anyway!)
 
It was a golden time to be a 12 year old as the SNES was released in the UK and it was for me the 
Ultimate Video Games machine….

18/10/2014

☆ How Would You Create The Ultimate Video Game Character? ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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As I sit here writing this on a Friday afternoon I am daydreaming....

Now this is a regular occurrence for me but becomes more frequent on a Friday after lunch time....

What am I daydreaming about I hear YOU ask!?!?!!

Well of course I'm not daydreaming about chicks no don't be so silly, I'm daydreaming about which 5 videogames characters would I combine to make the greatest video game character of all time.

17/10/2014

☆ Games Freezer Tutorial 1: "How To Clean Your Super Nintendo Cartridge Contacts" ☆ @GamesYouLoved #Gamersunite #Retrogaming

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Having Recently Bought the STARWING Video Game For The SNES From eBay I Have Been Looking At Various Tutorials On How To Best Clean Up Video Game Cartridge Contacts Before Inserting It Into The Sacred SNES!

There are various Techniques & Methods out there and some contain advice that I think could ruin your video game cartridge if you follow them!

So through the use of high tech wizardry and effects (A3 Paper & A Black Marker) I will share with YOU my tutorial on cleaning SNES Cartridges.....

16/10/2014

☆ 10 Beautiful Retrogaming Screenshots ☆ @Hive_5 @topretrogames #retrogaming #gamersunite

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It's Been a while Since We Stopped Off At Our favourite Twitter Friends @topretrogames & @Hive_5 To Sample Some Video Games Retrogaming Screenshot Beauty!

So Let's Get Off At Screenshot Heaven And Dish Up 
10 Screenshots For YOU To Try And Name...

READY, STEADY..........GO!

15/10/2014

☆ Terrible Video Games That You Played Till The Bitter End! ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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When I was young video games pup my video games collection was small and usually well researched so most of my games were quality games.

BUT every now and again I would be tempted by an untested unknown game that was going for a pocket money price. 

This usually resulted in the game being atrocious and me becoming ultimately disappointed. 

The thing is, once I owned a video game I felt compelled to play it to the end whether it was a terrible game or not. 

This led to me playing through some real awful games over the years that I really should have just walked away from on day one!
 
I've pulled together a list of Five Terrible Video Games That I Played Till The Bitter End! (sometimes the bitter end was me smashing up the cartridge / tape in disgust and frustration!)


Have YOU Played Any Of These Shockingly Bad Games?

14/10/2014

☆ 5 Of The Coolest Video Games Related Kickstarters ☆ @MrSidC64 #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Kickstarter

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I've been doing my weekly trawl through the Kickstarter pages to see if I can find any cool video games related projects to back.....................

I think I've found 5 that you will all love!

13/10/2014

☆ The Museum Of Gaming "Coming Soon!" ☆ @GamingMuseum #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Last week I came across an exciting project that is currently being progressed to create
 
"The Museum Of Gaming" 

Within the Museum there will be sections that incorporate Family Gaming, Fantasy Role-play and Computer Based Video Games.

The curators are also planning on creating some exciting separate feature exhibits on various themes.


10/10/2014

☆ 1992 - The Greatest Year In Video Games History? ☆ #GamersUnite #RetroGaming

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After extensive thought and research (Google) 
I hereby declare that 1992 was....

"THE GREATEST YEAR IN VIDEO GAMES!"

Why!? I hear you yell….

Well if you sit down for a moment and listen to 
what I've got to say then I'll tell you exactly WHY….

09/10/2014

☆ Have YOU Ever Met Any Football Manager Regen Players? ☆ #GamersUnite @tonyjameson @ShortList @SIPublishing

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A couple of things got me excited today in the dreary London rain....

I picked up my usual copy of Shortlist on a Thursday and as I always do I searched for some good video games stories or features to inspire me for the Games Freezer blog.....

Not much was in this weeks issue but then I stumbled across this cool sounding Comedy Tour.....

"FOOTBALL MANAGER RUINED MY LIFE"

Anyone who's obsessed over and played FM to death can at least in part empathise with that statement......

FM is the crack cocaine of video games and it's a tough addiction to shake!


08/10/2014

☆ What's YOUR Favourite Lucas Arts Video Game? ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Inspired by this article on Kotaku I thought it would be a good opportunity to trawl through the Lucas Arts Archives and try and whittle down the Back Catalogue to my 5 Favourite Lucas Arts video games of all time.
 
With so many great games to choose from this is a tough task….but I'm ready for the challenge as as I don my Stan The Boat Dealer's hat and set sail for the mystical land of cool Lucas Arts video games….
 
Games Ahoy!!

07/10/2014

☆ My Video Games Memory Loss ☆ #GamersUnite

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Playing video games at the ripe old age of 34 (nearly 35) is a different prospect to playing video games when I was 18.
 
The whole spare time issue rears its ugly head and of course family life must come first.
 
So for me to play a video game in its entirety and to its conclusion there is an ingenious algorithm that I need to take into consideration in order to free up previous 'dead time' in my day. (The algorithm is a classified secret that I am unable to divulge)

06/10/2014

☆ The Play Expo Is Only 5 Days Away...... ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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At the time of writing there is only 5 Days until Play Expo rolls into town and satisfies the needs of todays diverse set of Video Gamers!
 
The 2 day event runs from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th October and takes place at Manchester Event City.
 
This year the Play dudes have set up 5 Zones for gamers to visit which makes it one of the most representative Video Games Shows out there.
 
There's still some time to get your tickets and pay a visit to this fantastic video games show so read on and find out what will be happening at Play Expo this weekend!

05/10/2014

☆ The PAC MAN Room.... ☆ #Retrogaming #Gamersunite

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Whenever I'm on my hols I always see if I can seek out an arcade game or two and get especially excited when I locate a new Amusement Arcade to visit.
When visiting Center Parcs in September of this year, to my surprise I stumbled across a shrine like arcade section of the park totally devoted to the PAC MAN himself!
Granted, it wasn't actually a room full of PAC MAN arcade machines as such …. BUT it was a homage to the yellow man himself……

04/10/2014

☆ The Finest Video Games Arcades In The World Part 1 "BARCADE - BROOKLYN" ☆ @barcadebrooklyn #RetroGaming

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Retrogaming, Arcade, Barcade, Video Games

Our passion for arcades and arcade machines never dampens.
The sounds and smells of an Arcade invoke so many memories and bring a sense of joy to us as gamers.
Therefore we have been inspired to scour the world and bring to YOU the finest examples of the Arcade.
So we'll be bringing you our findings over the next few weeks….
Let's kick off with a trip to BROOKLYN!

03/10/2014

☆ The Games Freezer 16 Links Video Games Roundup "Part IV" ☆ #GamersUnite #RetroGaming

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We Are Self Confessed Video Games Magpies....

We See Shiny Stuff On The Internet ...... Grab It......And Lock It Away In The Freezer....

Problem Is Sometimes We Forget Just How Much Shiny Stuff We Have Accumulated And Some Of It Never Sees The light Of Day!!

Thats Where The Games Freezer 16 Links Video Games Roundup Comes Into Play

Take A Look At Some Of The Coolest Video Games Related Sights & Sites That We Have Spotted Over The Last Few Weeks, Aswell As Just Some Stuff We Are Damn Excited About!


02/10/2014

☆ 5 Cool Video Games Related Kickstarters For YOU To Check Out.... ☆ #GameDev #Kickstarter #GamersUnite

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As You All Know..... We Love To Search Kickstarter On A Regular Basis And Feature The Cream Of The Crop Here On Games Freezer 

Over the last year or so there's been so many Kickstarter Campaigns that we would love to have featured, but just don't have the time to write about them.....


Another dig through the archives brought up some interesting finds of Kickstarters we haven't featured that have gone on to become funded and some others that we just haven't got round to covering yet....


So Now We Present To You.....


5 Cool Video Games Related Kickstarters For YOU To Check Out.....


01/10/2014

☆ A Return To "The Secret Cove" ☆ @CheekySprite #GameDev #Kickstarter #GamersUnite

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We featured The Secret Cove Kickstarter HERE Last Wednesday And We Are Super Excited About This Great Kickstarter Campaign....

So Much So, That We Decided To Return To The Cove This Week To Catch Up With The Secret Cove's Coding & Design Team To Find Out What Video Games Make Them Tick And Have Influenced Their Beautiful Creation.....