31/03/2017

☆ The Playtable: The Future Of How You Play Board Games ☆

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Imagine a tabletop gaming console made for playing board games and card games with a group of people. 

30/03/2017

☆ Ten Minute Taster - Thimbleweed Park - PC ☆ #ThimbleweedPark

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Rich steps into Thimbleweed Park to solve a murder case and have some Ron Gilbert inspired belly laughs along the way!

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☆ Review: Thimbleweed Park "The Point & Click Master Returns!" ☆

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Thimbleweed Park - PC

I’ve had the pleasure of the Thimbleweed Park video game in my life for the past two weeks and I knew that when it came to collecting my thoughts it would take lots of self-discipline to align everything I wanted to say without gushing too much about how great this game is…….

BUT….

Can I just start by saying that I'm pleased to say that this game is great!

29/03/2017

☆ Review: Bear With Me (Episode 1) "Help Amber & Ted E Bear Solve A Point N Click Mystery" ☆

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Bear With Me: Episode 1 - PC
Exordium games is a Croatian video games studio founded in 2014, their website shows that they have released six video games in the space of three years and all seem to be of varying genres. I must admit that I haven’t had the fortune to play their other titles (although some definitely caught my eye) and so this is my first experience with the developer.
Within the first few moments of being given Bear With Me to review, I knew I’d be in safe hands when the launch trailer music reminded me of soundtrack to the mighty 7th Guest. Also, being a sucker for point and click adventure games with a self-aware Noir feel (Tex Murphy, Grim Fandango, Gemini Rue etc.) my hopes were instantly raised and after playing the game for some time I can safely say that those hopes were met and indeed, surpassed.

28/03/2017

☆ London's First Virtual Reality Arcade Is COMING JUNE 2017! ☆

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So London is finally getting its first Virtual Reality Arcade in June 2017!

Not only that, it's also getting a great place to meet friends, eat, drink and listen to awesome music from guest DJ's.

Throw into the mix some retro gaming delights and I think I have found this summer's must-see London venue!

27/03/2017

☆ Battle Princess Madelyn The Long Awaited Sequel To Super Ghouls N Ghosts!? ☆

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Battle Princess Madelyn - PC (PRE-ALPHA BUILD)

The Video GameKickstarter campaign for Battle Princess was funded in Just 5 Days! 

The clamour to back this game has been phenomenal and I can see why.


This video game has been made with love. It was inspired by a conversation with the developer's daughter as he played through Ghouls N Ghosts and his daughter said she'd like to be in the game. At that point, the idea was born and the creative process began!

I have been lucky enough to get my hands on a Pre-Alpha build of the game to see what the fuss is all about and I'm happy to say that I totally get it and I'm excited to see the finished game.

26/03/2017

☆ Play The Free Computer Museum Video Game It's ZX Spectrum-Tastic! ☆

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The Computer Spiele Museum In Berlin Was The First Dedicated Video Games Museum And Now They Have Just Released Their Very Own Video Game Entitled "Museum Guide" That Tasks You With Finding The Missing Video Games That Have Gone Missing From The Museum!

25/03/2017

☆ Review: Dark Fear "Pixel Art Horror At Its Best" ☆

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Dark Fear - PC

Dark Fear is a mouse-driven horror RPG/Adventure game developed by Arif Games, originally released as a mobile title in 2015, it has been ported to PC and released via Steam with added audio fidelity. 

Arif Games have several other well-received casual / indie titles under their belt, but this is their first foray into Horror territory, how did it turn out? 

Very well, in my opinion.

24/03/2017

☆ Kingdom Of Carts - Video Games Memories - Part 2 ☆

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Britt and Faye From Kingdom Of Carts have kindly agreed to share with us some awesome video games memories that will stir up some awesome recollections of your video games past!

Settle back and get ready for Part 2 of this 2 part special feature with our friends from Kingdom Of Carts.

It's time for Faye'story.....

23/03/2017

☆ Kingdom Of Carts - Video Games Memories - Part 1 ☆

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Britt and Faye From Kingdom Of Carts have kindly agreed to share with us some awesome video games memories that will stir up some awesome recollections of your video games past!
Settle back and get ready for Part 1 of our 2 part special with our friends from Kingdom Of Carts...

Let's begin with Britt's story...

22/03/2017

☆ Pang Man’s ZBOX, Subscription Box Review (Jan 2017) ☆ @jawarlock, @The_ZBOX , @TwistedNeil, @TPubComics

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I am one of those people who never wins anything good. Over the last 20 plus years, I have entered numerous competitions, prize draws and raffles with no success.
I didn’t even win at Pass the Parcel at school!

☆ Review: Chime Sharp "Awesome Music Combined With A Great Puzzle Game" ☆ #PS4

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Chime Sharp - PS4

Chime Sharp is a cool puzzle game that immediately grabs my attention as it looks and feels like a step up from the first game which was called Chime.

21/03/2017

☆ Review: Loot Rascals "It's Time To Go Rescue Big Barry!" ☆ #PS4

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Loot Rascals (PS4)

The first thing to mention with this quirky cool dungeon crawler is the fresh and funky art style.

It's cartoony and stands out from the get go and is crafted really well. 

It's aiming for the He-Man cartoon aesthetic in a retro style and it hits it on the head perfectly!

☆ Anyone Want To See A Stranger Things C64 Video Game? ☆

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Stranger Things Left A Mark On Me .....

It's A TV Programme That I Constantly Think About..

I've Also Included It Into An Article Which Outlines My Favourite

20/03/2017

☆ The Arcade Multiplayer Bar Of My Dreams ☆

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One of my ongoing dreams is to open a video games Barcade in London.

I’ve devoted lots of my free time day dreaming about what my Barcade would look like and the games it would feature.

What it boils down to for me is creating a space to meet friends, eat, drink and play video games.

In particular arcade cabinets would be the main focus for me as these beautiful cabinets evoke memories of childhood crowded round the cab with your friends, usually in awe of the graphics and game-play.

More specifically I would love to fill this gaming space with the finest examples of multiplayer arcade cabinets known to man.

19/03/2017

☆ A 30 Minute Legend Of Zelda Treat Just For You! ☆

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I've just finished watching 3 ten minute YouTube videos from Nintendo which talk in detail about how The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild was conceived and brought to life.

I was hooked and hung on every word they said and I think you might like these videos too.

18/03/2017

☆ Who Wants To Play DuckTales, Chip N Dale, Tailspin and Darkwing? ☆

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Great News For Us Retro Gaming Connoisseurs!

We All Loved Those Disney Cartoons That Were On Saturday Afternoons When We Were Kids Right?!


Well, Capcom has announced that they’re bringing back 

DuckTales 1&2, Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers 1&2, Tailspin, and Darkwing Duck and porting them from the NES originals to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC!

17/03/2017

☆ Review: I Love This Game To Bits ☆ #iOS

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Today I take a look at “Love You To Bits” on iOS and I uncover a charming and beautifully presented Puzzle Adventure Game that you just have to admire.

Take a look at my thoughts and then download it today as it’s the Games Freezer

“Game Of The Day”

16/03/2017

☆ Video Feature: Video Games That Gave Me A Sense Of Wonder & Awe ☆

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I Give You My Thoughts On The Games That Left Me With My Mouth Wide Open When I First Played Them......

What Games Would Make YOUR List?

15/03/2017

☆ Which Video Games Gave Me That Sense Of Wonder & Awe? ☆

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Having watched from afar as the gaming world enthuses over The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild I have noticed a common theme with the reviews and opinions of the game.

Gamers are enthusing about the game taking them back to the days when video games induced wonder and awe much like the original Legend Of Zelda on the NES did.

You know the games I mean don't you?

14/03/2017

☆ An 8 Year Old Boy's Obsession With Video Game Graphics ☆ #Retrogaming

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I recently did a Guest Blog over at gameleaks.net that I thought I'd share with you all here on Games Freezer....

It's all about my obsession with video game graphics as a video game mad 8-year-old....

13/03/2017

☆ 8 Video Game Mechanics That Changed My View Of Video Games Forever ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Courtesy Of Lost Garden

The Definition Of Game Mechanics:

“Game mechanics are rule based systems/simulations that facilitate and encourage a user to explore and learn the properties of their possibility space through the use of feedback mechanisms.”

I’ve been thinking back to some of the games that I loved to play over the years and thinking about the mechanics of those games that made me realise what was possible to achieve in the medium. The best mechanics seem to hook you and here’s 8 that hooked me….

12/03/2017

☆ The Games Freezer: 4 Years In The Making ☆

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The Games Freezer was switched on nearly 4 years ago on the 3rd of May 2013

This little chiller has been humming away ever since and over that period of time has seen me learn how to run a website

After a few requests from Freezer Followers for me to spill the beans on how Games Freezer came about, I thought I'd put it all down in a blog post so as you can see how it all started..... 

Are you sitting comfortably?

I shall begin......Once Upon A Time.....

11/03/2017

☆ Pang Man’s 1Up Box, Subscription Box Review (Jan 2017) ☆

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Information:
1Up Box is a monthly subscription box containing 5 or more mystery geek/gaming goodies.
It costs around £24 a month (due to international shipping from the US to the UK).
Subscriptions can be on a 1 month re-occurring basis or on a longer term if you prefer. The longer term options (3 months, 6 months) mean you pay less for each box, but are tied down for a bit longer.

10/03/2017

☆ Review: Sneaky Stealthy Mouthy 'Filthy Lucre' ☆ #GameDev

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Filthy Lucre (PC)

With a premise involving an ignoble cause and a (rightfully grumpy) wronged man, Filthy Lucre starts out with no myth or facade that you are playing a hero. As a criminal working to re-steal the wealth of an elderly man who has been robbed, you must work your way through nonsequential missions of stealth, murder, and theft.

What’s not to love?

☆ Awesome Amstrad Title Screens ☆

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The Awesome Amstrad Still Looks Cool To This Day. 
Marvel At These Amazing Title Screens.

"Stay Frosty"

09/03/2017

☆ How Many SNES Hidden Gems Can You Name? ☆ #Retrogaming

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How Many Of These SNES Hidden Gems Can You Name?

☆ Ten Minute Taster: Death Squared (PS4) ☆ #GameDev

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"Watch me have lots of fun with AI robot cubes as I solve random puzzles"

☆ The Hand Drawn Video Gamer ☆ #Retrogaming

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For a while now I have had a desire to create a video games related book that covers the theme of hand drawn video games maps.

I was largely inspired by the Artcade book by (Tim Nicholls) which covered Arcade Cabinet Marquees and also I was inspired by the awesome series of visual compendiums by Bitmap Books which cover some of the greatest retro consoles and computers of all time.

These books have really ignited that nostalgia which surrounds the video games scene right now and I can lose myself in those visually stunning publications while soaking up all the visuals embedded in those pages.

08/03/2017

☆ Website Of The Day: Video Game History Foundation ☆ #Retrogaming

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Today we uncover an essential website for any video gamer who appreciates the history of the greatest video games ever created and also of the worst video games created......


Come One, Come All, It's The Video Game History Foundation!

07/03/2017

☆ Pang Man’s Geek Fuel Subscription Box Review (Feb 2017) ☆ @TheGeekFuel

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Information:
Geek Fuel is a monthly subscription box containing 5 or more mystery geek/gaming goodies.
It costs around £24 a month (due to international shipping from the US to the UK).
Subscriptions can be on a 1-month re-occurring basis or on a longer term if you prefer. The longer term options (3 months, 6 months and 1 year) mean you pay less for each box but are tied down for a bit longer.

06/03/2017

☆ Ten Minute Taster: Ys Origin (PS4) ☆

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"Watch me get beat down by a demon and lose my marbles whilst trying to do the Ten Minute Teaser intro..."

"This game is so much fun!"

Having Been Given Access To Ys Origin On The PS4, I Set Out To See What It's All About.

In Our NEW Ten Minute Taster Video Feature, I Pick Up And Play A Game For Ten Minutes And Let You Know How I Get On.......

So Let's Take A Look At The Dot Emu Remake of Ys Origin For The PS4!

I'll Be Trying To Talk You Through This 10 Minute Taster Of The Game To Let You Know My Initial Thoughts......

Let Me Know What YOU Think....



"Stay Frosty"

☆ Can You Name All Of My Fave NES Games In This 1 Minute Montage? ☆

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The Nintendo Entertainment System was one of those consoles that I played around my friend Paul's house lots but never actually owned one...

In honor of never owning one here's my fave NES games in a 1-minute video montage, can you name them all?

Let Me Know How YOU Get On In The Comments Box Below


"Stay Frosty"

☆ 7 Video Games That I Would Love To See Remade Properly ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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There are so many games that I would love to see get the remake/reboot treatment and this 7 are my real desires.

Kickstarters are a wonderful thing and if Shenmue 3 can get made then I’m certain the following 7 would garner enough support in a Kickstarter world to get made.

05/03/2017

☆ Freezer Facts Episode 2: Mario Kart ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Find out what Princess & Bowser used to get drunk on together...

"Stay Frosty"

04/03/2017

☆ Freezer Facts Episode 1: Street Fighter ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Find Out Where Dhalsim Keeps His Pet Elephant!

"Stay Frosty"

03/03/2017

☆ Ten Minute Taster Episode 1: Torment - Tides Of Numenera ☆

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"Watch me (eventually) teleport a jelly head octopus from an electrified dome to....... err somewhere!! 

This game is nuts and I think I love it!"

☆ The Deep Freeze Number 2 (Feb 2017) – Getting To Know The Games Freezer Staff! ☆

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Welcome to Part 2 of the Deep Freeze, where we let you know what the Games Freezer staff have been up to over the last month. 

02/03/2017

☆ Pang Man’s Geek Fuel Subscription Box Review (Jan 2017) ☆ @TheGeekFuel

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For those who are unfamiliar with Subscription Boxes, essentially the concept is that you pay a monthly fee (usually around £20) and in return every month you get delivered to your doorstep, a large mystery box full of geek/gaming related goodies inside. These may include things such as figurines, games, clothing, posters, key chains, and mugs.

01/03/2017

☆ Pang Man Part 26, Cool Collectibles- McDonalds Super Mario Happy Meal Toys! ☆ #Nintendo

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I am a big fan of gaming collectibles so anything gaming related will appeal instantly grab my attention. A few weeks ago I was driving to pick up some Vietnamese takeaway when I spotted a big billboard with Yoshi on it.
A closer look revealed that the 2017 range of Super Mario toys were now available at McDonald's.