31/05/2015

☆ Forget Snakes On A Plane, There's Games On A Train! ☆ #GamersUnite

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My daily commute to work consists of a 2 mile walk to my local train station, followed by a half hour train ride into the city.

It's usually a pretty low key dull affair, but recently i've noticed a video games related change in the train journey.....

29/05/2015

☆ Hold Onto Your Joypads, PLAY Expo 2015 IS Coming! ☆ @ReplayEvents #Retrogaming #Gamers

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The Play Expo 2015 at Manchester’s EventCity Venue Is The Video Games Show That Excites Me The Most!
Play Expo Has Landed For Its Fourth Year And It Truly Is One Of The Most Diverse Video Games Shows In Existence!

27/05/2015

☆Games Freezer Retrogaming World Cup - "Full Time Report"☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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A little while back I began the Games Freezer Retro Gaming World Cup 2015....



By The POWER Of Twitter We Now Have Our CHAMPION!



Read The First Half Report HERE



Read On To Find Out Who Triumphed, Can YOU Guess Who It Was?

26/05/2015

☆ Have You Played Half Life 3 On The NES? ☆ #Retrogaming #NES #GamersUnite

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Well I'm stretching the truth a bit here, maybe we could call it artistic licence?

But the truth is that it is now possible to own a NES cart with some cool NES 8 Bit artwork on it from a more recent video game…. 

(although Half Life 3 hasn't even been released yet!)

Read on and let me explain............

22/05/2015

☆ My Video Games Heartbreak ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Let me tell you the sad tale of the day I fell out of love with video games......
As you can guess from my website, my love for video games is massive......but do you know what, that hasn't always been the case.

21/05/2015

☆Space Invaders Art Ambushes Unsuspecting World! ☆ @Artikyn #retrogamers #retrogaming

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Invader, Pixel Art

Invader has been leading a worldwide Space Invader Art Invasion that has seen this mystery artist take pixel art to the streets of The World.

Invader's art is hidden in places where if you are not paying attention, you will miss them as you busily commute into the office....

Take a step back and see how many you can find during your daily route into your city....

20/05/2015

☆ RUN! OKHLOS AND THE ANGRY MOB ARE COMING! ☆ @Okhlos #GameDev

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Earlier on this year I told you the story of 


Well, soon enough YOU will get the chance to manage that very same mob!


19/05/2015

☆ Commodore Amiga Dreams 2015 ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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"Commodore Amiga Dream Machine"
Last night I had a dream about an Amiga 500+ that had been left in a car park underneath my car with a massive box of disks!
I saw this as a sign to write about the amazing Amiga as I feel I have neglected it recently in the column inches department.

18/05/2015

☆Super Trese Bros Are Back In Town……Templar Battleforce Is Coming JULY 2015!☆ #GameDev #GamersUnite @corytrese

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Templar Battleforce, Trese Brothers

The Boston based Trese Brothers are an unstoppable force in the indie game dev world.

These dudes are dedicated to producing some the most in depth and addictive play experiences to the hardcore gamers who want something more from their Indie Games.

15/05/2015

☆ A Dark & Desolate Android Experience ☆ #Android #GamersUnite

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A couple of years back I played the demo of Limbo and fell for it's atmosphere, lead character and devious puzzles that I had the opportunity to play.
 
The demo let me play up until the infamous spider puzzle and then teased you by telling you that to continue playing you had to buy the full game.
 
I resolved to buy the game at my earliest convenience…..

09/05/2015

☆ Video Game Endings That You Will Never Forget ☆ #retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I've always been a sucker for a great video game ending and always hungered to see those animated sequences at the end of a game.

There were always those times when you get to the end of the game and all you get is a "CONGRATULATIONS!!"

WHAT A LET DOWN.....

But then there are those endings that stay with you forever.....

08/05/2015

☆ Let's Try Stimulating The Retro Gaming Nostalgia Gland ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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The memories of our retro gaming pasts are sometimes better than the reality.

BUT the stories that they evoke are truly priceless and bring a smile to your face as the nostalgia gland* in the brain sends waves of rose tinted memories through your central nerve system into the tips of your fingers.

*there is no science behind this statement but just try and stick with me on this one ok?!*

07/05/2015

☆ The Thinking Man's Sonic The Hedgehog Film ☆ @thehedgehogfilm #Retrogaming #SEGA #Sonic

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Sonic The Hedgehog Film, Sonic, SEGA, Retro Gaming, Retrogaming

THE HEDGEHOG
7 min short - drama

SYNOPSIS:
"A lone boy wanders the open landscape of a suburban park.

Dressed as his favourite video game hero, he daydreams for adventure but the reality of his uneventful world disappoints him.

He follows a strangely familiar man to an old house where he stumbles upon a peculiar truth to his lonely existence."

06/05/2015

☆Go Retrogaming Crazy And C64 Yourself☆ @RETR0JOE @C64Reloaded @C64_endings #c64 #Retrogaming

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Have you ever wanted to C64 yourself and retrogamify your appearance?
 
Well my friends I believe that I have located the solution to all your retrogamification problems……

05/05/2015

☆ I Stormed Bowser's Real Life Retro Gaming Castle ☆ @ReplayEvents #PlayBlackpool #Retrogaming

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Retro Gaming

Norbreck Castle was the perfect setting for a Retro Gaming event such as Play Blackpool. 

From the outside it looked like Bowser could quite easily reside there in comfort.