Retro Gaming, Parenting and Streaming

Hi there! My name’s Gareth, also known as the 16-Bit Dad. I’m a first-time father to an Autistic daughter, a retro game collector and a Twitch streamer.

On this blog, you can find retro gaming reviews and top 7 lists, as well as help and advice for both first-time parents and Autism Parents. You can also find out everything you need to know about my Twitch streams!


Retro Gaming & Parenting Posts

Are you looking for some awesome retro gaming reviews? Or maybe you’re here to read some honest and open articles about raising an Autistic child? Then click here to read my latest retro gaming and parenting posts!

Retro Gaming Twitch Stream

Looking for information about my Twitch streams? Or are you trying to find a new retro gaming streamer to watch? Whichever the case may be, you can find all of the info you need about my streams & the 16-Bit Dad community by clicking below!

Click one of the streamers to view their stream!

From retro games to modern games, the 16-Bit Dad Twitch channel cover all aspects of the gaming sphere. If you’re looking for a calm and casual streamer as opposed to all of those over the top reaction, then come and join us! With a focus on an inclusive and welcoming community, you’re bound to make some awesome friends too.

Stream Schedule

  • Thursday – Shadow Hearts
  • Friday – Final Fantasy
  • Saturday – Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • Sunday – Weekly Retro Showcase

Please note: streams start at 10:45pm UK time

The Weekly Retro Showcase game is chosen at random each week from a Master List that everyone in the community Discord is able to add to.

Being A Dad Taxi Changes Your Look On Life

Being A Dad Taxi Changes Your Look On Life

So I was reading one of posts over on DadBlogUK today, discussing the bane of short journeys, and it made me realise how much time I spend in the car! I actually calculated it whilst reading and commenting on said post; on average I spend 4 hours a day during the week...

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The Joys Of Dad

The Joys Of Dad

Sorry in advance for this stereotypical "happy parent" post, but I don't really know a better way to start of the Parenting part of my little blog thing I have here... Anyway, for those of you who follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you'll probably have...

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Is Mankind Divided On Deus EX?

Is Mankind Divided On Deus EX?

So, I'm a huge cyberpunk fan. From Ghost in the Shell to Neuromancer and the Matrix, I'll watch, read or play pretty much anything cyberpunk to see whether it's good. For example, I've recently been playing Dex on PC, Shadowrun Returns on my phone, and Deus Ex:...

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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!


Help spread the awareness of Autism and support the amazing National Autistic Society through my JustGiving page! Click the button below to find out more!


Winner – Digital & Tech – UK Blog Awards 2018

Winner – Best Gaming Blog – UK Blog Awards 2019
UK Retro Gaming Blogs
Rated 3rd Best UK Retro Gaming Blog by Feedburner
TOTS100 - UK Parent Blogs