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!

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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.

7 Of My Favourite PS2 J-RPGs

7 Of My Favourite PS2 J-RPGs

I make no secret of the fact that J-RPGs are my favourite type of video game. In fact, if you read my History in Gaming post, you'll get to see exactly when and why I started to adore the J-RPG genre. But any, that's not really the point of this post, is it? You're...

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How To Play Retro Games On Your PS3

How To Play Retro Games On Your PS3

The PlayStation 3 is a wonderful console for many reasons. There is a tonne of great games on there, especially a bunch of great RPGs and horror games. However, there is so much hidden potentially locked within those beautiful boxes. If you have a "fat" PS3, or a...

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Autism Parent Resources – An Ever-Growing List

Autism Parent Resources – An Ever-Growing List

Ever since my daughter got her Autism diagnosis, my wife and I have been looking into different resources and advice for Autism Parents. There's a lot of information out there, as it happens, which we didn't really expect. However, this just makes it more difficult....

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Dear Autism Parents, It’s Not Your Fault

Dear Autism Parents, It’s Not Your Fault

For anyone who has read this blog for a while now, you'll know that every now and then I write an article that's more about getting something off my chest, rather than looking at retro games. This is one such post. My wife and I are still getting used to being "autism...

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About


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!

Charity

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!

Awards



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
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