31/08/2017

☆ My Kick Off Revival Wishlist ☆ #PS4

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KICK OFF is a legendary series among those retro gamers who love their football video games.

It was the time of Kick Off 2 and Sensible Soccer in the early 90’s that us football gamers were being treated to some of the best sports games that video games had to offer.

30/08/2017

☆ 15 Video Game Movie Tie Ins That Are Actually Good! ☆ #Retrogaming

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You know the drill. 

Video Games Movie Tie Ins are always crap right?

Well you'd be forgiven for thinking that this assumption is correct as a lot of the time over the years video games that were created from Movie IP have been an excuse to slap the movie name onto a game cartridge and create some kind of shovel-ware title that doesn't really add anything to the video games world other than another generic platform / shooter game.

29/08/2017

☆ Beautiful PODD and My School's BBC Micro ☆ #Retrogaming

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"Strategically placed roses will definitely sell this beautiful BBC Micro!"
A lot of the time when we cast our minds back to the first video games experiences that we had as kids we think back to a visit to a friends house to play the latest console or computer.

A lot of the time we actually fail to remember that the school classroom gave us our first taste of video games.

 Whether it was the school class room or the school computer room you can bet that as a kid growing up in the 80’s the one computer that was owned by the school was actually most peoples introduction to the wonderful world of computer games.

28/08/2017

☆ "Kopanito All-Stars Soccer" - Alternatives To PES & FIFA - No.2 ☆ #FIFA #PES

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Kopanito All – Stars Soccer is developed by Merixgames which is a brand of Merixstudio from Poland who have 15 years of experience in the digital business arena.
Skytte is another game they have developed and is really worth checking out if you like fast paced side scrolling shoot’em ups.

27/08/2017

☆ Doom Noob Episode 12 "This Is Hell My Friends!" ☆

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So you think you've played some tough levels in video games? 
I'm putting this one up there with Gonarch's Lair! 

26/08/2017

☆ Preview:Stonewall Penitentiary - Would you like to play a game? ☆ #GameDev

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Stonewall Penitentiary is an upcoming point and click adventure horror video game. 
The demo offered the basic tutorial of the game as well as a tiny bit more of the story. 

25/08/2017

☆ Review: The Lion's Song - "A Study in Sepia" ☆

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The Lion's Song - PC
The Lion’s Song is a story-based video game adventure presented in a pixel-art graphical style. 
Split into four separate chapters each of which is around thirty to forty minutes in length and tied together through links in the narrative, it is a neat addition to any drama lover’s steam library.

24/08/2017

☆ Review: Hello Neighbor - "If this game was my neighbour…I’d move." ☆

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Hello Neighbor - PC (BETA VERSION)

Hello Neighbor is a stealth-horror game from developer Dynamic Pixels, it has a promising setup and great cartoonish visuals but is ultimately let down by broken physics and tedious puzzle elements.

23/08/2017

☆ Some Of The Best PS4 Video Game Bargains ☆ #PS4

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I've just been looking on the Playstation Store for some bargains and I've managed to uncover some absolutely beautiful games for beautiful prices!

Take a look at what's on my list to download this August on my lovely PS4

22/08/2017

☆ Review: Conarium - "A game crafted with love for Lovecraft" ☆ #GameDev

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Conarium - PC
I am familiar with Zoetrope Interactive’s previous titles, namely the ‘Darkness Within’ series, which I enjoyed some years back.
I am a big fan of their approach to horror, with their style more chilling and creepy than gory or horrific and the solid pace of their games appeals to me, I played Darkness Within around about the same time that I played other horror titles that stick in my memory such as Scratches and The Lost Crown (speaking of which, come on Jonathan Boakes, stop teasing us and release the sequel, you fiend! Ten years, TEN YEARS!)
It’s been a fair old while since their last game was released in 2010 and I’m pleased to say that Conarium was definitely worth the wait.

21/08/2017

☆ Surf World Series - Ten Minute Taster ☆

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"It's been a while since I played any form of video game surfing...30 years in fact! 

California Games surfing is my only surfing video game reference point, so i'm guessing things have changed since then?!"

20/08/2017

☆ Review: MINT - "Hero Toothpaste Alien To The Rescue!?" ☆

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Mint.
The word is evocative of freshness.
Mint flavour is used as a palate-cleanser.
To be minted is to be loaded with cash money – rich, in other words.
A mint-in-box video game is brand new and most likely sealed, as if it just left the factory: minty-fresh.

19/08/2017

☆ "Kick Off Revival" - GOALS REEL #1 ☆

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As I learn how to play KICK OFF REVIVAL I savour each and every goal I score as it takes blood sweat and tears to earn those precious goals in each match.

18/08/2017

☆ PREVIEW: Party Hard 2 (Alpha release) - "Jason Vorhees with Tony Manero moves" ☆ #GameDev

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Party Hard 2 (ALPHA RELEASE) - PC
Pinoki games released Party Hard back in 2015 and it quickly became an Indie darling, having not played the first game (but having a lot of friends who did, and loved it) I was quite excited to get my hands on this Alpha release and see what the fuss was about. 

17/08/2017

☆ "Kick Off Revival" - Alternatives To PES & FIFA - No.1 ☆ #FIFA #PES

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In a world dominated by PES & FIFA I thought that I would take a look to see what other football (soccer) video games exist out there and if they are any good.

☆ Headset Review: Venom Marauder 7.1 Gaming Headset "Nice Price & Great Sound!" ☆

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Marauder Universal 7.1 Virtual Surround Gaming Headset - £49.99

Watch as I give these black and red beauties a once over and enjoy some Deep Bass, 7.1 Virtual Surround and cool Vibration Technology.

Are they worth the money?

Let's find out, shall we?

16/08/2017

☆ Review: Tangledeep - "Beautiful but hard, like Jessica Rabbit with a machine-gun" ☆ #GameDev

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Tangledeep - PC - EARLY ACCESS REVIEW

Tangledeep is a rogue-like procedurally-generated dungeon crawler video game from Impact Gameworks and whilst it has fantastic potential, for me in its current state it does fall short of greatness.

15/08/2017

☆ Review: Original Journey – “It’s a bit of this, and a bit of that” ☆ #GameDev

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Original Journey - PC


Genres can be a bit of grey area in video games. I think it’s safe to say that a game’s genre is generally the first point of call for most gamers looking to invest in a new title. While these genres are generally more clear-cut within the AAA gaming market, the rampant innovation and experimentation of the indie gaming market mean that often hybrids arise that aren’t easy to fit into a single genre category. It is this conundrum that I am faced now as I write this review for Bonfire Entertainment’s genre-morphing Original Journey.

14/08/2017

☆ Cheat Sheet #1 : Alex Kidd In Miracle World ☆ #Retrogaming

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It’s been an idea of mine now for some time. I’ve been wanting to combine story, controls and tips n cheats into a graphic presentation for a series of video games. A cross between an infographic, a cheat sheet and a one-page video game manual.

13/08/2017

☆ Games Freezer Video Game Ideas - #1 - "Stadium Architect" ☆ #GameDev

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Normally whilst showering in the morning I think of video games related ideas. 
These range from articles to write for Games freezer to Video Games that I’d love to see get made.

In today's world of Indie Devs, the impossible is now possible as the indie devs are always bringing out games that you never thought would ever get a chance in the world of AAA big budget games. 

The indie Devs are creating new genres and genre mashups that delight niche audiences and wider audiences alike.

12/08/2017

☆ Review: Aporia - Beyond The Valley - "Investigate North? Investigate EVERYWHERE!" ☆ #GameDev

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Aporia: Beyond The Valley - PC
Aporia: Beyond the Valley is a first-person adventure puzzle video game from Nordic development team Investigate North.
I’ve seen a few descriptions of the game as a ‘walking simulator’ but this really isn’t the case, if anything it’s more of an open-world puzzle game, far larger than any game in this genre that I’ve played in recent memory.

11/08/2017

☆ Review: Chess Ultra "Almost As Old As Time" ☆ @16bitnostalgia

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Chess, a game that seems as old as time, in fact, it originated in India in the 6th Century and is played by millions of people the world over.

My experience with the game is very limited having played a bit at school and these electronic Chess games you could get in the 1980’s with the red LED lights around the board, but I still retained a little bit of knowledge from the game so I was excited to be given the opportunity to play Chess a whole 16 centuries since its inception, in a 21st century style way.

10/08/2017

☆ Review: Fire Pro Wrestling World - "Wrestling is slightly erotic for some..." ☆

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Fire Pro Wrestling World - PC

For all of the numerous wrestling games I’ve played in my time, this is only the second title in the Fire Pro series I’ve ever put any real time into.
There is an interesting history with the release of the games that follows the ebb and flow of actual professional wrestling, but the series has been gone for some time, especially since everyone wants to forget that entry on the Xbox 360 exists (I only played it briefly, I swear).
Years after the return though, once crowds had grown quiet and the smell of sweat had left the arenas, it was time to bring a beloved franchise into the new world (order).

09/08/2017

☆ SEGA Forever Keeps Rolling ☆ #Retrogaming

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So the SEGA Forever Service is alive and kinda kicking.

It’s had its detractors but you can’t deny that it’s exciting to see which titles that SEGA will release next.

So far the list is quite impressive and not just Megadrive games either!

08/08/2017

☆ 8-BIT Nintendo Music Video Tells The True Story Of A Hi-Score On NARC ☆

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We stumbled across this awesome 8 Bit Chip Tune inspired Rap Song by Wordburglar and we thought you might just like to take a listen and read all about the back story to this awesome tune!

It’s the true story of how Wordburglar got a Nintendo Power Hi-Score for NARC when he was a kid (Issue 23, Page 77).

07/08/2017

☆ Review: Dig Or Die - "Bring an umbrella, wellies and a plasma shotgun" ☆

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Dig Or Die - PC
Welcome to the world of Gaddy Games’ Video Game Dig or Die!
The story is that you are an intergalactic salesman who unfortunately crash-lands on a very wet planet, in order to escape you need to gather all of the relevant materials in order to build a rocket ship to blast off-world to safety, or at least somewhere dryer…..like Snowdonia.

06/08/2017

☆ DOOM NOOB EPISODE 11 - "Say Hello To B.O.B" ☆ #DOOM

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"Watch as I take a stroll with the B.F.G to fight the B.O.B in Doom Noob  Episode 11"

05/08/2017

☆ My Most Memorable Video Game Level Types - Water, Ice, Desert & Sky ☆ #Retrogaming

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In all of video gaming history, there has been an unwritten rule that every video game known to man must contain a Water Level, An Ice/Snow/Winter Level, A Desert Level and A Sky Level.

I've played many games over the years and for each of these level types I have experienced a fair few variants of these levels.


Today I'd like to present to you my most memorable versions of each of these level types.

04/08/2017

☆ The Beauty Of The Video Game Code Wheel - "Dial A Pirate" ☆ #Retrogaming

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Do you remember the times of video game copyright protection that came packaged with the video game?

The media of the time was floppy disks and cassette tapes which were mega easy to copy. 

This obviously led to a playground culture of disk and tape swapping as one kid would have the latest video game and would be willing to sell copies for a quid.

03/08/2017

☆ Yonder Cloud Catcher Chronicles - Ten Minute Taster ☆

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"Watch me frolic in the fields as I take my first steps in 
Yonder: Cloud Catcher Chronicles"

02/08/2017

☆ Review: Heavy Metal Machines "Imagine Rock N Roll Racing Online!" ☆ #GameDev

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Heavy Metal Machines - PC

Developed by Hoplon which is a Brazilian company located in Florianópolis which is at the forefront of the Brazilian gaming industry. They have had success with their previous titles Taikodom and Apocalypse Party's over.

As soon as you start the game you get a feel of the heavy metal undertones with the soundtrack, overlook and feel of the game being almost demonic like. The menus look good and are easy to navigate around.

01/08/2017

☆ Review: NO.70: Eye Of Basir - "A Turkish Delight" ☆ #GameDev

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NO.70: Eye of Basir - PC

NO.70: Eye of Basir is a first-person video game horror title from Turkish developer Oldmoustache Gameworks. From what I can see this is the studio’s first game and whilst it is an enjoyable experience and a laudable first release, it’s not without flaws.