19/01/2018

☆ Ten Minute Taster - Yume Nikki - PC ☆ #PixelArt #Retrogaming

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"Originally released in 2004 this abstract game about a dream world has received a FREE release on Steam pending the follow up being released some time this year...."

"Watch me wander aimlessly in search of 'effects' and frogs...."

18/01/2018

☆ Will Varley Releases A Video Game Inspired Music Video For His Latest Single ☆ #Retrogaming

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Singer, Will Varley released a brand new single this week and has put together a videogame-style music video reminiscent of Flashback or Super Brothers: Sword And Sorcery.
He actually made the video himself which is cool!

17/01/2018

☆ Steep - Ten Minute Taster "Fun In The Snow & In The Water!" ☆

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"Geronimo!!! Look out below! Here comes a snowboarder with an old beat flow!" "Watch me take on the Mountain during the Steep Beta"

16/01/2018

☆ The Original Gamer Achievements & Trophies From The Early Years Of Video games ☆ #Retrogaming

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A few weeks ago I stumbled across these awesome Activision Video Gamer Patches that were around in the 80’s @ www.atariage.com

15/01/2018

☆ Review: Ancient Domains of Mystery "Up and ADOM!" ☆ #GameDev #ADOM #IndieGame @adom_dev

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Ancient Domains of Mystery
Platform reviewed: PC (Steam)
Rating: Ice Cool
For the uninitiated (myself included) Ancient Domains of Mystery (or, ADOM) is a roguelike game that has been in development in some form or other since 1994.
In 2012 a crowdfunded project began that moved the game from its ASCII roots to a fully-fledged GUI and this version (3.05 as of December 2017) is the finalised version.

14/01/2018

☆ Terroir - "The Winemaking Tycoon" Ten minute Taster ☆

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"Ever dreamed of becoming a winemaking tycoon? 

Well, dreams can come true in Terroir as you crush grapes and get sozzled!"

13/01/2018

☆ The Gebs 24 Talks Skate or Die The Simpsons & Stella - Video Games Memories ☆ #GamersUnite #Retrogaming

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Twitter is a great place to find some retro gaming heroes. Finding those people who are as passionate as you are about video games and particularly retro video games is a hugely pleasing part of being active in the retrogaming community on Twitter.

Today's Games Freezer guest is one such person. She is an ever-present member of the Twitter retro gaming community and makes awesome YouTube content on retro gaming and current-gen gaming. 

Today I am happy to present Gemma aka The Gebs 24 from Juicy Game Reviews.

Gemma's YouTube channel is brilliant and her Twitter feed is always a must-read, so let's take a look at what makes Gemma tick with another round of questions put to an awesome member of the retro gaming crew...

12/01/2018

☆ Review: Orange Moon "A moody 2D exploratory platformer that needs some screws tightened" ☆

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Orange Moon

Platform reviewed: PC (Steam)

Rating: Melting

Orange Moon begins promisingly enough; you are dropped on a distinctly orange Moon with some weapons and ammo to begin your mission, a mission that is split into days and involved traversing the harsh landscape looking for resources. 

The game sets a solid mood and has great, sharp graphics and a suitably minimalist audio approach but sadly has some serious issues that unfortunately impact the game quite severely that make playing it a chore.

11/01/2018

Review: Lucius Demake "A well-realised de-make that is better than the original, but there are bugs in Lucius’ bed…" #GameDev #IndieGame

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Lucius De-make
Platform reviewed: PC (Steam)
Rating: Melting
The story of Lucius owes a great deal to the 1976 film ‘The Omen’, whereby a child is born of the Devil and raised in a human household. I played the original game a few years ago and found it to be a solid, entertaining idea poorly implemented with cumbersome controls and gameplay that could learn a great deal from the more fluid and interactive Hitman series in that Lucius didn’t feel particularly user-friendly or clear, often resulting in wandering around the house unsure of what to do in order to trigger the next section of the game.

10/01/2018

☆ Ten Minute Taster: Darkest Hunters - PC ☆

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"Pixel Art? Check 
Retro Feel? Check ...... 
Match 3 Game? Check! (errrr i hate match 3 games)
RPG? Check!!..... 
This game ticks a lot of my boxes, come and take a look at what makes it addictive and cool!"

09/01/2018

☆ Dragonball Z Takes A Celebratory Trip Down Memory Lane ☆ #DragonBallFighterZ

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On The 26th January there's
AN AWESOME EVENT THAT WILL HONOUR THE RELEASE OF
DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ
AND
THE HISTORY OF DRAGON BALL Z VIDEO GAMES!

Not only that, you'll also get the chance to
COMPETE IN THE FIRST UK DRAGON BALL FIGHTER TOURNAMENT!


WHERE? WHEN? HOW? I Hear You CRY!

☆ Review: Orbital Racer "Mario Kart Meets Burnout in Space?" ☆

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Orbital Racer - PC

The trailer makes this video game look really enticing. Of course, that is what trailers are supposed to do, but what I mean is that I thought it was offering something like Mario Kart meets Burnout but in space, an enticing concept, and instead I got one of those knockoff animal mascot racers from the PS1 era with a lot more visual polish. Is that too harsh? Maybe…

08/01/2018

☆ Ultimate Chicken Horse - Ten Minute Taster PS4 ☆

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"Who will be the ULTIMATE CHICKEN HORSE on PS4!!??
Watch a Sheep and a Chicken battle it out for the coveted title in full technicolour glory"

07/01/2018

☆ Review: Lupinball "Wolves shooting fireballs, FINALLY!" ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Over the New Year period, I had a few days where friends came over and we played through some four player games. 

I’ve recently written a Games Freezer article about local multiplayer games and my deep love for them, so Lupinball came across at a very good time as I was in the zone for some frantic four-player action and that is something that Craftven’s Lupinball delivers with a gleeful howl.

06/01/2018

☆ The Bitt Boy Unboxing ☆ #Retrogaming

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"I'm unboxing and playing this itty bitty Bitt Boy and it's bloody awesome!
Come and take a look at what makes this little pocket rocket special...."

05/01/2018

☆ Ten Minute Taster - PS4 - "A Hat In Time" ☆ #IndieGame #GameDev

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"A Hat In Time is a slick platform game that is ingenious fun and 
could take on Mario in the platforming hat battle of 2017/2018!"

04/01/2018

☆ Pang Man Part 32: Cool Collectibles, Pokémon Soft Drinks - "Pang Man's Refreshing Trip To China Town" ☆ #Pokemon

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Pang Man Part 32: Cool Collectibles, Pokémon Soft Drinks
Having had a tasty lunch in Soho on Christmas Eve, I decided I had best walk it off with a quick trip to Chinatown.
Unfortunately, it was at this point that the weather gods decided to bless us with a bit of heavy rain.
Seeking shelter, I huddled under a random shop canopy nearby. There was an internal debate in my mind over whether to wait out the rain or to brave the weather then and there, however, something out of the corner of my eye caught my attention.
It was the window display of the small food shop I was next to. Piled up on top of each other were some familiar characters. “Holy shit”, I thought to myself, “Pokémon!”

02/01/2018

☆ The Joys of Local Co-op (and drinking Bourbon) ☆

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As well as reviewing video gaming gold for the mighty Games Freezer, I’m also in a couple of bands
(www.OldSamuel.com / www.recluseuk.co.uk) and the bassist (Chris) usually comes over once a week to rehearse* and also to play video games.
Whilst I do enjoy competitive video games such as Dynasty Feud, Nidhogg 2, Speedrunners etc. one of my absolute favourite things to do is to tuck into a tasty game with a  second player and work together… whilst having a few drinks.