25/01/2015

☆ Help Special Effect Spread The Joy Of Video Games ☆ @SpecialEffect @gameblast15 #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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On the Weekend Of 20th February Until 22nd February The GameBlast15 Weekend Gaming Marathon Will Take Place.

The Aim Is To Raise Money For The Video Gamers Charity,Special Effect Who Help To Make Disabled Video Gamers Life That Much More Inclusive And Fun!

24/01/2015

☆ Pangman's Video View "Part 5 : Cat Mario! - So difficult that you die every 15 seconds!" ☆ #GamersUnite #Gamers #Retrogaming

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"The next video is one of the funniest things I have ever seen! 

Perhaps it is just my sense of humour but if you are fan of the Super Mario games, then you will probably appreciate this.

23/01/2015

☆ Pang Man's Video View - "Part 4: Guile's theme goes with everything!" ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamers

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Today Pang Man Steps Up To The Plate With An Absolute Classic & Hilarious Set Of Video Clips All Based Around Guile's Theme Music From Street Fighter 2......

22/01/2015

☆ Can YOU Name A Video Game Where The Main Character DOESN'T Jump? ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamers

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"Atari Jaguar White Men Can't Jump box art" by Source (WP:NFCC#4)

Recently whilst "chilling" in the Freezer I've been thinking about the most common mechanics that always seem to be present in every video game.
 
It got me thinking,
 
"What Video Game Mechanic Could You Not Live Without?"

21/01/2015

☆ The Nintendo Wii Is My New Best Friend Thanks To The Games Shed! ☆ @GamesShed #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Me and my Wii are best buddies again…
I used to neglect my bright white, dusty friend….
I only ever really used him for when we had non gamer guests over who wanted to partake in a casual game of bowling or standing on the Wii balance board to head imaginary footballs……
Then last week this all changed……
I wrote my article on how I was going to resurrect my Wii <HERE> and since then the Wii resurrection has consumed me!
I've written before about the XBOX being a great emulation machine (once modded) but in my opinion the Wii surpasses the great XBOX.
So…..why all of a sudden is the Wii my best retro gaming emulation friend?
Well here's why…………

20/01/2015

☆ Pang Man's Video View - "Part 3: Street Fighter II (The Church Edition)" ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Our Resident Purveyor Of All Things Video Games Takes Another Look At You Tube For Some Video Games Gems YOU May Have Missed Out On............

Part 3 is entitled "Street Fighter II (The Church Edition)"

19/01/2015

☆ How To Revive Your Nintendo Wii From The Dead! ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Do you remember the halcyon days of the Nintendo Wii? (it wasn't that long ago, so I suspect you do)
 
Like a plague of locusts the Nintendo Wii seemed to consume everything in its path, smashing all before it, breaking all sorts of records for unit sales. 

Everyone seemed to own a Wii……the world went Wii crazy
 
There were websites that told you where the nearest stock of Wiis were, such was the clamor to jump on the motion controlled bandwagon
 
and then all of the sudden………………

16/01/2015

☆ Build Your Own Gameboy! (Out Of Paper) ☆ @cubeecraft #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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My desire to get involved with the whole 3D printing scene has been halted every time I look at the prices of 3D printers (although they are coming down)
So my 3D lust has had to be satisfied through a different type of 3D creativity…..

15/01/2015

☆ Pangman's Video View "Part 2: Tetris Mastery" How Good Are YOU At Tetris? ☆ @KevinDDR #GamersUnite

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When I was a kid, I was given a Gameboy and Tetris for Christmas. Tetris was the main flagship game for the Gameboy at the time, and was/is so popular that the franchise is still going strong today. 
At the time I thought I was a pretty good player, but sometimes all it takes, is to see an expert in action, to bring you crashing back to reality.

14/01/2015

☆ Pangman's Video Views - "Part 1: Player Piano" Amazing #Retrogaming Music ☆ @SonyaBelousova @PlayerPianoVids @TheRealTomGrey

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Every so often, I would come across a gaming related video, that was so good, that I would instantly want to show it to a neighbour. 

So with this in mind, we have decided to include a Games Freezer semi regular column, relating to awesome videos that we have found on the net. 

So without further delay, here is the 1st installment of Pangman's Video Views!

13/01/2015

☆ The Greatest Emulation Machine In The World ☆ @RetroGamesColl #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Before christmas last year, Ant at Retro Games Collector sent me an early Christmas present in the form of an awesome modded XBOX that was ready to play retro games............
 
Ant sent me the XBOX in the response to my article on the imminent release of the RetroN5. 

Ant and a Google+ buddy James, advised me not to bother with the RetroN and instead get myself a modded original XBOX that has the XBMC media center on it.
 
At first I was a bit confused as I wasn't aware of the XBOX modding / retrogaming scene and how well supported it is.
 
Ant sent me the beautiful XBOX in the post and when it arrived my adventure into XBOX Retrogaming Emulation began!

08/01/2015

☆ Retrogaming Website Of The Day - "Red Parsley" ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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My latest search through the retrogaming blogosphere brought me to Red Parsley....


This Blog is "For ALL Things Retrogaming.....AND More Besides!"

07/01/2015

☆ My Little Girl Wants To Play Video Games! (YES!!) ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Ever since my daughter was born I've always looked forward to the day when I could teach her how to play video games.
 
She's now at the age of 2 and a half and I've decided to slowly introduce her to the wonders of video games....

06/01/2015

☆ A Is For Alex Kidd ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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I Sat down with a notepad in hand and set myself the task of naming 26 games that define me as a gamer. 

Not a challenge at all you might think......

03/01/2015

☆ Retrogaming Website Of The Day - "Super Retro Bros" ☆ @SuperRetroBros1 #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I stumbled across this cool website whilst doing my usual rounds of Twitter and it's exactly the kind of site I love.

A proper love letter to retrogaming which contains brilliantly penned articles on games you may not necessarily have heard of before.

02/01/2015

☆ Get Me Some Graph Paper! ☆ #GamersUnite

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So as I have been going about my daily business the one thing that has been in the back of my mind has been.......

"Where Should I Install The Metal Detectors?"


01/01/2015

☆ A New Prison For A New Year! ☆ @PrisonArchitect @IVSoftware @AverageManvsPi #GameDev

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I've spent the last 10 days playing the marvellous indie game Prison Architect and I just had to write a piece on it from my point of view 

(Immediately, special mention must go to @AverageManvsPi for introducing me to the delights of P.A)

It's currently available on Steam through Early Access and is currently in its Alpha stage.