Modern and Retro Gaming Streams

On the 16-Bit Dad Modern and Retro Gaming Stream channel, we play through games from start to finish. This means that we all get to experience the twists, turns and shocks of those games together!

As we play more obscure or retro games that the community may not have experienced before, we pride ourselves in being a Spoiler Free community where everyone is welcome!

As a Dad, sticking to a specific schedule is pretty difficult as it largely depends on when my daughter sleeps. However, my streams will typically be around the following times.

  • Friday 11pm GMT – Retro Gaming – Current: Final Fantasy/Shadow Hearts
  • Saturday 11pm GMT – Modern Gaming – Current: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • Sunday 11pm GMT – Weekly Retro Showcase

Weekly Retro Showcase games are chosen at random from the Master List, which you can add your suggestions to from inside the Discord channel!

Club Shandwich

The Club Shandwich is a stream team of awesome people who help each other out and make great content! Full of variety streamers, you can rest assured that you’ll find both a streamer and a game that you’ll love!


The Retro Variety Dream Team is a Twitch stream team primarily focused on retro gaming. Consisting of casual retro game players, speed runners and everything in between, the team is great for all retro game fans!

At present, we are working our way through both the Shadow Hearts and Final Fantasy series for our Retro Gaming Streams. As such, I am sure you can tell that this is going to take a very long time. After all, each of these games is a long JRPG with some reaching over the 80 hours mark.

Therefore, for the forseeable future, the Upcoming Retro Gaming Streams are limited to these two franchises.

We will be playing both of these series in numerical order, although with Final Fantasy, we will also include the spin-off titles in order of release compared to the main series.

Please note that, upon the release of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, that will take the spot of the Final Fantasy retro gaming stream until it is complete.

On top of the retro gaming streams, we also play through Modern Games from the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Each of these playthroughs is a blind stream, so you get to watch my first time, honest reactions to the games and their storylines.

Of course, the fact that we are a Spoiler Free community means that blind playthroughs can be extremely entertaining to watch!

The upcoming blind playthroughs of modern games is planned as follows;

  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Nier Automata

Here you can find a visual list of all of the games we have completed live on the 16-Bit Dad modern and retro game streams. By clicking on each one, you can find out more about the game, see the videos of the streams (although not all have videos now, unfortunately) and read my review of the game after playing through it on stream.


Hello there! I’m Gareth, the 16-Bit Dad; a retro gaming blogger, Twitch Streamer and Autism Parent. With a focus on great games, a wonderful Stream community and help for other Autism Parents, I review games, play them with the community and share my learnings about Autism!

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