28/02/2018

☆ Review: Where the Water Tastes Like Wine "…and that wine is Versare" ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Game Title: Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Developer:  Dim Bulb Games
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (WTWTLW) is a story-driven adventure video game set throughout the USA in a shifting timeline of around one hundred years ago.
You play the part of a wandering traveller collecting and passing on people’s tales as you make your way around the fifty states of America in a quest bestowed upon you by a wolf voiced by Gordon Sumner.

27/02/2018

☆ Playing For Time is Coming To Channel 4 in 2018 ☆ #retrogaming

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It would appear that video games related TV shows are making a bit of a comeback on mainstream TV.

26/02/2018

☆ Review: Curse Of The Arrow - "A puzzle-platformer that hits the bullseye" ☆ #IndieGame

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Platform Reviewed: PC
Developer: Egor Dorichev
Rating: Ice Cool


I love a good single-screen puzzle-platformer video game and so I love Curse of The Arrow (COTA). 

A tightly-designed, fast-paced jaunt that doesn’t misfire at all and gives the right level of challenge for multiple skill levels.

24/02/2018

☆ Yume Nikki: Dream Diary - Ten Minute Taster "Go Asleep....IF YOU DARE!" ☆

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🎮 "The creepy follow up to Yume Nikki is here and if you like gory eyeballs and people eating belly monsters then you've come to the right place.....
come on in......IF YOU DARE!" 🎮

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23/02/2018

☆ SHAQ FU is BACK TO SETTLE THE SCORE OF '94! ☆ #Retrogaming

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I Love a good sporting comeback and this could be one of Video Games finest!

SHAQ FU A Legend Reborn is on its way!

22/02/2018

☆ Video Games Ticklists - #1 - Atari 2600 ☆ #Retrogaming

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As an avid video game kinda guy I have always been obsessed with recording my collection of everything video games related.

When I was a proud Atari XEGS owner I would record my video games collection on a TDK 90 cassette tape and load it up onto the screen to view it like it was a secret classified document.

I've used all sorts of methods over the years, but one thing that always works best for me is good old pen and paper.

Specifically, I like to create lovely ticklists for my collections and tick the titles off as I obtain them.

21/02/2018

☆ Nintendo Switch Gets Another Indie Exclusive "Castle Of Heart" ☆ #IndieGame

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I just watched the teaser trailer for Castle Of Heart on Nintendo Switch and I am liking the look of this Switch Exclusive action platformer.

The game comes from 7Levels, the Polish indie developer, and it will be available in the Nintendo eShop in Europe, North America, Mexico and Australia from 23rd of March 2018 at price $14.99/€14.99/£13,49.

20/02/2018

☆ Come and Meet PocketSprite "Tiny Retro Gaming on Your Keychain" ☆ #Retrogaming

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Put your hand up if you've heard of PocketSprite...

This little keychain console is a fully functional retro gaming emulator console with some impressive features.

It looks like this little marvel might be more than just a gimmick if the creators can deliver on their immensely successful crowd funding campaign on crowdsupply

19/02/2018

☆ The Station - Ten Minute Taster - "Spooky Voices and A Pair Of Old Boots" ☆ #gamedev #indiegame

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🎮 "Come wander this deserted space station with me as I try to unravel what the hell went on here.....there's a spooky bloke with a light and some creepy voices telling me to run!" 🎮


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16/02/2018

☆ The Waiting Game "Let's Observe Retro Gaming Bubble" ☆ #Retrogaming

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I’ve been recently watching things with my eyes in regards to retro gaming collecting being ‘dead’. 
Of course, these are merely clickbait titles in relation to how, since retro gaming has exploded in the last few years with conventions,  officially launched consoles specialising in retro games (NES / SNES mini etc.), high-street stores selling retro gaming clothing and accessories etc. 
Retro gaming has become essentially more of a valid commodity as it gets absorbed into the mainstream culture. 

15/02/2018

☆ Beholder - Ten Minute Taster - PS4 ☆ #IndieDev #IndieGame

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🎮 "Ever fancied being a creepy landlord who spies on his tenants for the state?

Well, Beholder will allow you to live out this dream/nightmare as we take a peek into this dystopian future that sees you put at the mercy of your job as The Beholder!" 🎮

14/02/2018

☆ Replicade Are Back With A Mini Tempest Arcade cabinet ☆ #Arcade #Retrogaming

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During the RepliCade x Centipede campaign, the Replicade legends revealed that the next 1/6 scale arcade machine would be none other than Atari's arcade masterpiece, Tempest. 

The time for Tempest has arrived!

13/02/2018

☆ Pixel Britain: Can You Guess the Names of These 8 Iconic British Scenes in 16-bit? ☆ #PixelArt #Retrogaming

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As kids most of us grew up on a diet of classic pixel art video games and I for one am still in love with awesome pixel art.

For me there's actually more pixel art around now than ever before with people truly appreciating what good pixel art looks like as we see some amazing indie game developers producing beautiful pixel art inspired video games on the new generation of video games consoles and PCs.

The good people at NeoMam Studios have been inspired to pull together a homage to pixel art and Britain in the form of 8 of the UK’s best-loved scenes in a retro pixel art 16bit style!

10/02/2018

☆ Awesome Video Game Arcade Flyers ☆ #Retrogaming

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If like me you love cool video game Arcade Flyers then you have to check out this awesome collage of some of the most awesome Arcade Flyers ever produced....

What's your favourite?

09/02/2018

☆ Crossing Souls - PS4 - Ten Minute Taster ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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🎮"Crossing Souls has it all. A stack load of 80's references, Pixel Art, a mysterious plot, cool music, Stranger Things comparisons and a bunch of kids looking to solve a mystery. This game has its hooks into me, come and take a look to see why"🎮 

08/02/2018

☆ Review: RunGun JumpGun "Minigun mayhem that may melt your mind" ☆

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Developer: ThirtyThree
Platform reviewed: Nintendo Switch
RunGunJumpGun is a twitch-shooter video game that was originally released on mobile devices in 2016 and has now been ported to the Nintendo Switch. 

The game avoids the usual pitfalls of mobile ports by being very, very good at what it does and what it does is kill you…a lot…but enjoyably.

06/02/2018

☆ The Nintendo Switch End Of Year Report: A+ ☆

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I’ve owned a Nintendo Switch for around a month now and I have just completed Mario Odyssey to the point where I have travelled to the dark side of the moon and pummelled the tougher versions of the Broodals.

It’s at this point where I would like to call a quick timeout and take a little look back at what I’ve learned about the Switch so far and how it has changed my gaming habits.

05/02/2018

☆ Review: Genital Jousting - PC - "A game that doesn’t make a dick of itself" ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Game: Genital Jousting
Platform: PC (Steam)
Developer: Free Lives

When I first received Genital Jousting to review, I hadn’t heard of it. 

I assumed that it was a party game in the vein of Stick Fight, Sumotori and games of that ilk. 

After watching the trailer, I could see that a heavy focus would be on the newly-implemented story mode. A story seemingly about a willy trying to ‘get his end away’, so I thought it would be hastily thrown together as a sort of jokey mini-game amuse-bouche in preparation for the inevitable online main course (not unlike COD). 

What actually happened was that I was treated to my first surprise personal delight of 2018. 

Genital Jousting delivers…in inches.

04/02/2018

☆ Capcom Arcade Games - The Best Of 1985 to 2000 ☆ #Retrogaming #Arcade

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🎮 "Take a trip down memory lane with me as I look at some of the finest Capcom Arcade Games ever made!" 🎮


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03/02/2018

☆ Video Game shopping in Amsterdam - "Booze, drugs and (It’s only) Rock ‘n’ Roll…on the Commodore 64" ☆ #Retrogaming

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Anyone who has travelled to the continent and had a brief sojourn into any retro gaming store knows that the prices over there tend to be higher than in the UK, in France this is even more apparent (although it’s still possible to grab some serious bronze).

Recently, I travelled to Amsterdam for a friend’s fortieth (panic not, for I am still fresh out of the oven at thirty-four) and I did some research before-hand and discovered that there was indeed a few game shops out there and also a couple of arcades, good! 

It would provide a break from the coffee shops/head shops/seed shops / astonishingly expensive bars.

02/02/2018

☆ Nantucket - PC - Ten Minute Taster - "Let's go Moby Dick hunting!" ☆ #Nantucket

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🎮 "Come follow Captain Ricardo AKA Captain Ishmael, in Nantucket as he hunts down Moby Dick and teaches some cabin boys how to sail the seven seas!" 🎮

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01/02/2018

☆ Wulverblade - PS4 - Ten Minute Taster - "A cool side scrolling hack n slash video game with a beautiful art style" ☆

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🎮"Wulverblade is one cool side scrolling hack n slash video game with a beautiful art style, check out my ten-minute taster with it on the PS4"🎮

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