28/02/2015

☆ Dare You Enter The Digital Press Library!? ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Imagine a place where all the almost forgotten Video Games Magazines, Games Manuals, Game Maps, Game Posters and all sorts of other forgotten or hidden away video gaming treasure lay awaiting discovery.......

Imagine no more as I take you to a place called Digital Press 

"The Video Game Database"

27/02/2015

☆ Pangman's Video View - "Part 7: The Gamers React series " ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamers #Gamer

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Pang Man Is Back With Another In His Latest Series Of Video Views......

Next Up Is The "React Series"...........Which Includes Some Hilarious Mike Tyson's Punchout Reactions!

26/02/2015

☆ An Ode To The Humble Video Game Manual ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamer #Gamers

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How Cool Is The Metal Gear Solid Manual!!

I'm not sure if I was alone in this, but buying a new video game meant that I would always extend the anticipation of my first play by reading the game manual from cover to cover.
 
Not only did it extend that pre game feeling of excitement it also meant you got to soak up any backstory (if there was one) and learn what the controls were for the game.

25/02/2015

☆ Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Custom Made Arcade Cabinets ☆ #retrogaming #Gamers #Gamer #Arcade

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http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/03/pixel_art_coin_op_poster_for_c.php

Recently I've been lusting over pictures of custom made arcade cabinets...


Nothing unusual there then!

24/02/2015

☆ Pangman's Video View - "Part 6: Arya Stark reacts to the NES!" ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite #Gamers #Gamer

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When you grow up in the 80's sometimes you forget that not everyone has played or even heard of gaming machines such as the NES, Sega Master system or the Amiga 500. 

In fact for many youngsters today, the first machine they ever played, was probably a Playstation 2. 

23/02/2015

☆ Gameblast....The Aftermath! ☆ @SpecialEffect @gameblast15 #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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For the last month or so I have been fund raising for GameBlast15 which is is a video gaming charity event that raises money for the marvelous work done by Special Effect.
 
As I mentioned in my previous post on Special Effect, they are an amazing charity who help change the lives of gamers with disabilities by modifying games consoles in a way to create a level playing for all gamers to stand side by side and game to their hearts content. This allows inclusion for all the gamers who are unable to game due to their disabilities whatever they may be.
 
I thought I'd give you an insight into the small part that I played in this epic weekend of video gaming and fund raising.

10/02/2015

☆ Can YOU Name A Retrogaming Game That YOU Have Truly Mastered? ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Over the years I have played hundreds of different video games.

Of those hundreds of video games there havn't been many that I could truly hand on heart say that i've mastered.

07/02/2015

☆ My 7 Favourite Retrogaming Video Game Specific Controllers ☆ #Retrogaming #Gamersunite

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There are some retrogaming games out there that really need their native controller or control method to be present to enjoy the game to its fullest.

Some control methods were built specifically for that video game and other contollers or control methods were ones that I stumbled across in the days of joystick experimentation on the older systems such as the Commodore Amiga and SEGA Megadrive.

Here's my favourite examples of games that just need to be played with a certain type of controller to really enjoy them!