31/12/2016

☆ Pang Man Part 19: Cool Stores: The Square-Enix Store ☆ #GamersUnite

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Pang Man is here to treat us all to another snippet of Tokyo gaming culture as he recalls his awesome trip to Japan.
This time we are privileged to be able to tag along with the Pang Man on his pilgrimage to the Square Enix Store......

29/12/2016

☆ Can The SEGA Master System Survive After A Coca Cola Spillage? ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I'm lucky enough to consider the nice dudes over at Arcade Attack as Friends Of The Freezer.
Recently Dylan from Arcade Attack suggested that he would love to write an article for Games Freezer!
Needless to say, I was super excited about this prospect as it was to be a Dylan Bio on his gaming background (these are the articles I love the most!)
Recently Dylan's article popped into the Freezer and I am glad to say Dylan didn't disappoint!!
Read on for a video games lesson.............

10/12/2016

☆ Pang Man Part 18 – Cool Video Game Places: “The 8-Bit Café” (A Retro-gaming bar) ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Pang Man Continues His Travels Around Tokyo With A Visit To "The 8-Bit Cafe" Just For Games Freezer.

This Place Turns Out To Be A Retro Gamers Dream So Read On To Find Out More!

05/12/2016

☆ Pang Man Part 17 – Cool Stores: The Pokemon Centre (Skytree Town) ☆ #GamersUnite

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Settle Down And Read on As Pang Man Continues His Tokyo Travels As He Takes A Trip To The Pokemon Skytree Town ..........

25/11/2016

☆ Pang Man Part 16 – Cool Video Games Places: "The Star Club!" (A Super Mario Themed Bar!) ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Pang Man is BACK and this time he's been on his travels to Japan!

Our roving reporter has sampled some video gaming delights from the land of the rising sun and is about to share these with all our lucky readers.....

Now let's head off to The Star Club with Pang Man!

24/11/2016

☆ The Best Disney Video Games Of The 16 Bit Era ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Disney Video Games Over The Years Have Been Amazing To Look At And Quite Often Backed Up By Great Game-Play Too!

The Disney Video Games From The 16 Bit Era Of The Super Nintendo and SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Are The Video Games That Get My Disney Associated Nostalgia Gland Pumping!

So Here Is My GIF Homage To My Top 5 Fave Disney Video Games From The 16 Bit Era.

17/11/2016

☆ "Gamer Geek Girl Is The Undisputed Chun Li Queen Of Street Fighter 2" ☆ #retrogaming #PS4 #GamersUnite

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"Chun Li Looks Good For 48 Years Old!!"

When you come across the amount of awesome people I do within the video games community you tend to want to know their background and how they originally got into video gaming.

My favourite stories from people are the ones where they reminisce about early video games memories as I just love to wallow in the nostalgia of being blown away by a NES, SNES or SEGA Mega Drive.

To me and a whole generation of awesome dudes and dudettes these were the formative years of our love affair with video games.

Today I would like to introduce you all the Bethany who is the latest member of the Games Freezer family.

Bethany has agreed to share with us all her video games life story so far and I know a lot of this will bring smiles to all those people who were 80's & 90's kids....

15/11/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 19 "Turn Based Combat Perfection" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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1. A video game that is beautiful

2. A video game that sounds mystical and fantastical

3. A video game that sweeps you away into a mystical world

09/11/2016

☆ The Games Freezer Retro Gaming Links Roundup ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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As you know, the Games Freezer choc full of FROZEN RETRO GAMING Goodness.

I've been sitting a few frozen retro gaming gems for a few weeks now and I thought it would be a good time to share these nuggets with you all.

04/11/2016

☆ My Top 5 Super Nintendo Mode 7 Moments ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Mode 7 is a legendary graphics mode that was present in a certain number of Super Nintendo Video Games during the 1990's. 

It made everyone's jaw drop with its 3D looking effects that were unheard of in the console world at the time. 


I was a sucker for these games and I'm going to revisit some of my favourite Mode 7 Moments with you all now.


Watch Out Because Mode 7 Is ABOUT!!

18/10/2016

☆ My Top 10 Mortal Kombat 2 Fatalities, Babalities & Friendships! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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For me, Mortal Kombat 2 was like nothing that I could possibly imagine and when it first came out in the early 90's I was in awe of this horror movie of a fighting game!

It shocked me and I loved it. 

It made the with blood / without blood Street Fighter 2 conversations melt away into insignificance.

14/10/2016

☆ Retrogaming GIFS From The Gods ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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The last few days of my life have been dominated by one thing.............

GIFS

More specifically ..............

RETROGAMING GIFS!

I discovered recently how to create GIFS on GIPHY and now i'm addicted.....


HELP!

11/10/2016

☆ Own Your Very Own Video Game Arcade At 1/12th Of The Price☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Size Matters Right?

Well I have fallen in love with some tiny wonders from the world of the arcades and I want to share these little beauties with you all....

Come and take a peek..........

07/10/2016

☆ The Mini NES And It's Online Video Game Manuals.....☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Nintendo has finally provided some more details about its upcoming console (not the NX) 

The NES Classic Edition, the miniaturised re release of the 1985 console that started it all for a lot of us....

06/10/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 18 "Half Max Is Better Than No Max" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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In my recent PS4 Diaries entry I spoke at length about my Life Is Strange experience and how it completely exceeded any expectations that I may have had going into it!

I forgot to mention a funny glitch that I encountered whilst trying to save Chloe in one of the most dramatic scenes in the video game....

<IT IS NOW WITHIN THE WRITTEN INTERNET LAW TO SAY "SPOILER ALERT!">

30/09/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 17 "Life Jim But Not As We Know It" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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Going into Life Is Strange I didn’t really know what to expect.

I’d been browsing the Playstation Store and came across the first episode for FREE.

I’d always thought that this game wouldn’t be for me. I’d imagined that it was some kind of teen drama aimed at well……..Teens...............

But I thought that I’d give the first episode a go as it was for Free.

I’d watched the trailer and fell in love with the music and art style that was being used to great effect in the game.

29/09/2016

☆ EGX 2016 And The Hedgehog Strikes Back! ☆ #GamersUnite #EGX2016

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EGX 2016 has been and gone.

4 Days Of Video Gaming Bliss Have Passed.

I was lucky enough to attend this prestigious event as a member of the press and I would love to tell you EVERYTHING that happened BUT that would probably take up around 5000 words.

Instead of that then I will shower you all with pictures of the merriment on offer and give you a flavour of my favourite part of EGX 2016.

24/09/2016

☆ Say Hello To The Super Pantendo MINI ☆ #retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Last Year I Featured The SUPER PANTENDO Made By My Retrogaming Buddy Dean Taylor.....

Well Now Dean and The Super Pantendo are BACK Smaller Than Ever!!!

Say Hello To The "Super Pantendo Mini"

23/09/2016

☆ My 10 Must Play Video Games At The Wonderful World Of EGX 2016 ☆ #EGX2016 #GamersUnite

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EGX Started on Thursday and I am mega excited as I will be visiting on Sunday 25th September armed with my trusty camera, my rucksack and my best games playing fingers and thumbs!

EGX is all about the video games (obviously) so I thought i'd be mega organised and start plotting out my day with the awesome iPhone EGX APP (and for those without iPhone here's the Android EGX APP)

22/09/2016

☆ Street Fighter GIFS Are A Thing Of Beauty ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Behold The Street Fighter GIF!

I love a Street Fighter GIF as it encapsulates what we all love about Street Fighter....

Street Fighter is all about the Special Moves and Grapples and us gamers love to watch those moves over and over again!

☆The Sonic Mania Retro SEGA Advert Is Awesome! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Okay, so I am mega excited about playing SONIC MANIA at EGX 2016 this weekend and therefore my SONIC levels are exceeding the recommended healthy dose.....BUT
You gotta understand that I LOVE this cool retro SEGA ad for SONIC MANIA!

It made me smile from ear to ear.......

20/09/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 16 "My SOMA Journey Is Complete" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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SOMA was not the Video Game that I was expecting and that's a good thing......

As I have now officially completed my SOMA journey I am now qualified to tell you all how I feel about this brilliant video game.....

14/09/2016

☆ 10 Awesome Retro Gaming Stories Just For YOU! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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"This is the part of the week when I scrape the web and compile an awesome list of Retrogaming fayre for you all to gorge on.

Some people might eat these retro gaming links slowly, others like to yam them down in a matter of seconds.

How you eat them is up to you, Just Enjoy!

With Love 

Games Freezer"

08/09/2016

☆The Ultimate 'On A Budget' Super Nintendo Setup☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Over the course of the last month I have been undertaking an experiment to see if I could compile my ultimate Super Nintendo set up at the lowest possible cost.

It's been a brilliant month of eBay deals and this is what I have learned over the course of the last 30 days or so......

31/08/2016

☆ 10 Links For Your Retro Gaming Pleasure! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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I'm back with some more awesome links for you to wallow in at your will.

I recommend the BONUS LINK most wholeheartedly........

25/08/2016

☆ My Retro Gaming Lucky 7 Links ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Looking through endless pages of retro gaming related online articles is what I do best and this time I have scoured the world and the seven seas to find you 7 articles that I really enjoyed .....

23/08/2016

☆ Five Things On My Retrogaming Want List ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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There seems to be a lot of Retro Gaming Love around at the minute.

The Nintendo NES Mini really stirred up the nostalgia pot and now us retro gamers are all worked up in anticipation for the second coming!

In the mean time I have been scouring the Funstock website for the coolest Retro gaming merchandise that I can stick onto my wishlist.

Here's FIVE Of My Faves That Will Be On My Wishlist Until My Birthday In October...........(Libra)

16/08/2016

☆ I'm Useless At Retro Gaming D.I.Y But I Love Looking! ☆ #retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Have you ever looked through some of the coolest retro gaming DIY projects and thought, "I'm gonna make that!"

Then 10 minutes later after reading the instructions you realise that you have no chance of being able to make that!

15/08/2016

☆ Learn All About Amiga's Daphne, Agnus and Portia ☆ #Amiga #Retrogaming # GamersUnite

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This week I was lucky enough to be able to watch a special press screening of The AMIGA Years From Bedrooms To Billions and I can tell you right now that this is a visual love letter to the AMIGA like nothing you have ever watched before............

12/08/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 15 "The Deep Dark Dread That Is SOMA" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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SOMA is a game that I was introduced to when I listened to the Bombcast Game of The Year Episode in December 2015...

As soon as i heard the guys on Bombcast enthuse over this masterpiece I knew I needed to experience this game myself....

10/08/2016

☆ The Amiga Years From Bedrooms To Billions ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Following on the success of the original "From Bedrooms To Billions" this next instalment


gives you an insiders look into the fascinating true story on the Commodore Amiga's influence on the video games industry.

03/08/2016

☆ Retro Gaming to Return in a Big Way This Autumn ☆ #Retrogaming #Nintendo

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It's official: what's old is new again. Nintendo made waves by finally giving the people what they want when it decided to return to its goldmine of classic games. The gaming world reacted with utter glee when the company announced its latest project, the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. 

02/08/2016

☆ My Retro Gaming Loft Loot ☆ #Retrogaming

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Having done quite a lot of house during my lifetime it's no wonder that the lofts in the houses I move to end up accumulating some awesome retrogaming loot!

26/07/2016

☆ The Games Freezer Video Game Art Shop Bursts Into Life! ☆ #Retrogaming #GameArt

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I've always had a passion for video game art. Whether that's pixel art or re-imagining of video games in the form of posters and niche subjects from particular games.

21/07/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 14 "My Virtual Journey Through Yaughton" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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So I finally got round to playing Everybody's Gone To The Rapture.


This is a game I knew i'd like immediately as it's thought provoking and quite emotional and those are the kind of games I tend to remember the most as they stick with me long after I have pushed the power button to OFF.

20/07/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 13 "My 100% Completion Obsession" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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My video games world has been dominated for the last month by a game that started out as a casual romp and ended up being an obsession to complete it 100%.....

That video game obsession for me was FAR CRY 4.....

12/07/2016

☆ The Games Freezer Lucky 7 Retrogaming Links ☆ #retrogaming #gamersunite

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Hey Freezer Followers!

Here's Another Set Of Retrogaming and Indie Links To Get Your Teeth Into....

Take A Bite And See What They Taste Like.....

24/06/2016

☆ The Games Freezer 10 Links Round Up ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Scouring the web for Video Gaming delicacies is one of my favourite past times.

Reddit and Google are my friends....

I have now served up a luscious set of links just for you that will hopefully give you a video games starter, mains and dessert.

Take a look at this smorgasbord of video gaming goodness with a retro gaming flavour and let me know if you enjoy the feast

03/06/2016

☆The Daring Story Of Arcade Cabinets Saved From A Watery Grave! ☆ #Arcade #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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There's an Arcade Game story that I saw recently that I just had to share with you all.

(Photo From The Arcade Blogger)

It's a story of boats, arcade games and daring rescues!

Sounds interesting doesn't it?!

Want to know more? 

Read On.......

25/05/2016

☆ Why I Love .........Arcade Video Games ☆ #Retrogaming #Arcade

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As a kid I would spend endless hours at my best friend Paul’s house playing video games of every type on all sorts of consoles and computers.

We’d play anything we could get our hands on. Great video games, rubbish video games, unplayable video games!

17/05/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 12 "One Game That Was Never On My Radar" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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After finishing up with Hotline Miami on my beloved PS4 I was eager to carry on my run of video gaming goodness by picking up my next title to fill the void left by the mayhem of Hotline and it's brutality.

My usual route for video game decision making is to refer to my list of games on my iPhone that I want to buy. On that list I try to avoid the obvious titles such as Fallout 4 and go for the indie type titles that I can pick up and experience something slightly different with (my last two purchases have been Firewatch and Hotline Miami).

10/05/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 11 "One Tough Mudder" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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Hotline Miami has kept me entertained for the last few weeks and now I have completed this brilliant game I am left wondering how I went from bumbling bludgeoner to hard to kill hitman in a game that tested me every step of the way. 

This video game was tough to begin with and then proceeded to get tougher!

09/05/2016

☆ Why I Love "Puzzle Bobble" ... ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Match 3 Games Have Been Around Forever But Puzzle Bobble For Me Is The Daddy!

My first encounter with Puzzle Bobble was on a school Geography trip in a place called Nettlecombe Court.

04/05/2016

☆ Artcade "The Book Of Classic Arcade Artwork" Is Finally In My Hands! ☆ #Retrogaming #Arcade @WoodPunk

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On October 22nd 2013 the Artcade Kickstarter was successfully funded and backed by 514 backers.....

61 Updates later and the book was ready to ship out to its backers on 14th April 2016

This book is a labour of love that has been created by Tim Nicholls with the eventual assistance of Sam from Bitmap Books.

I am so glad to finally be able to hold this glorious tome which details the beautiful artwork from some of the most iconic arcade machines that ever graced our arcades.

13/04/2016

☆ Oh I Do Like To Play Beside The Seaside "Play Blackpool Is Only Two Weeks Away!" ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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This years PLAY Blackpool event is bringing us all a world first, hands on session of Sociable Soccer! 

After time away from Football games the legendary Jon Hare of Sensible Soccer fame is ready to show the world the 'spiritual successor; to the Sensible Soccer phenomenon.

Jon be giving a mega exciting talk and Q&A session all about the past and present games and I for one can't wait to listen in on this.

12/04/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 10 "Time To Call The Hotline" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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After a lengthy trawl of The Playstation Store and some in depth research I have finally found my next game on PS4.....

Last week I downloaded Hotline Miami and now I just can't get the game out of my head!

11/04/2016

☆ The Hottest Kickstarter Video Games Projects This Week ☆ #GameDev #GamersUnite

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One of my favourite past times on a Sunday night is to sit down in front of the TV and get my laptop out.

Then I head over to Kickstarter, type in Video Games and get myself knee deep in the latest video games Kickstarters so I can share with you the cream of the Kickstarter crop.

Are You Ready?

Let's Go!

08/04/2016

☆ Why I Love Metal Gear Solid ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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The first time I played any Metal Gear game was the PS1 Metal Gear Solid.

It was a video game that was to change my view on what a video game could be and how a video game could tell a story and build a film like tension and atmosphere. 

07/04/2016

☆ Welcome To The Wild World Of "Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel" ☆ #GamersUnite #PS4 #PSN

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Have you ever played a video that is so nuts from minute one that you don't really know what's going on but no matter what the hell is going on on screen you actually really like it!?

I can safely say that Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (awesome title!) is one such game that I havn't got a clue what anyone is on about but when it gets down n dirty it's actually an amazing fighting game with so much fun to be had with the mechanics.

06/04/2016

☆ 2016 -The PS4 Diaries Part 9 "My Firewatch Duties Have Ceased" ☆ #PS4 #GamersUnite

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I've just completed Firewatch on my PS4. 

I can safely say that it is a game that will stick with me for as long as I live.