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.

Review – Gioteck TX-20 Retro Headset

Review – Gioteck TX-20 Retro Headset

I'm going to start this review off by saying I love a good headset. After all, I currently own 6. Therefore, I can be rather picky with them, especially when it comes to gaming headsets. From sound quality to comfort, as well as style, I tend to look at every aspect...

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The Magic Behind Colors of Flower Girl Dresses

The Magic Behind Colors of Flower Girl Dresses

A wedding is basically known for its diverse colors. Perhaps this is the place where most people come with their best and colorful garments. When we turn to the bridal entourage team, they speak it all. And to the little angel spreading flowers on the path of the...

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What Are Champion Abilities In League of Legends

What Are Champion Abilities In League of Legends

When it comes to playing League of Legends, one thing I have come to notice is that your skills as a player really need to incorporate using Champion Abilities. However, as a newcomer to League of Legends, you may not really know what Champion Abilities are. So, I...

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Is VR Gaming A Good Thing?

Is VR Gaming A Good Thing?

Virtual reality gaming is tough for purists. On the one hand, it’s new technology which looks awesome. On the other, retro gamers want to stay loyal to their product. For geeks, this is about as tricky a dilemma as exists in the world. While acknowledging its...

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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
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