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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. You seem to have found your way to my little corner of the internet!

Here, you’ll find information on my modern and retro gaming Twitch streams, reviews of retro games and my blog, which covers both gaming and raising an autistic daughter. So why not take a look around?

From retro games to modern games, the 16-Bit Dad Twitch channel covers 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.

Current Stream Schedule

Friday – Final Fantasy/Shadow Hearts
Saturday – Kingdom Hearts 3 (Blind)/Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Blind)
Sunday – Weekly Retro Showcase

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

Featured Games

Latest Gaming Posts

The Zoo Race Review
What even is this game? So, this weekend we played through the Zoo Race from start ot finish over on the 16-Bit Dad Twitch channel. The Zoo Race is a racing game that is very loosely based on the Noah’s Ark story from the Bible (and when I say “very loosely”, I mean it, because...
Timesplitters Review
Well, this week’s Retro Showcase stream has come and gone, so now it’s time to have a look at TimeSplitters. When it was first released as a launch game for the PlayStation 2, I really enjoyed my time playing it. In fact, TimeSplitters was the first FPS game I even completed! I had played a...
Video – My YouTube Plans For 2020
Well, it’s the New Year! So, I wanted to talk about my plans for YouTube going forward… So as you may or may not know, I used to do live streams on my YouTube channel. Then I did plot analysis videos, or rather, a couple of them anyway. Actually, I really tried lots of different...
Vlog – Small Games Room Tour & Design
When it comes to small games rooms, it can be really hard to know the best way to fit your games, consoles and other stuff into it. After all, a retro games collection (or any collection, for that matter) takes up space and in a small room, that space is obviously limited. With that in...

Latest Parenting Posts

Engaging An Autistic Child With A Super Mario Matching Game
One of the things that I’ve noticed with my daughter is that she gets bored of her toys extremely quickly! And by that, I don’t mean the typical “playing for 3 days and then losing interest”; she will play with a new toy for about an hour or so and then often, never touch it...
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. To use an outdated phrase; you can’t see the forest...
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 parents”. It’s something...
The Good, The Bad and the Frustrating – Our Latest Experience With WizzAir
We’re going to have a slightly different post this time, but as this blog is a great way for me to let my thoughts out, I’m going to do just that! As you may know, my family have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks, visiting my wife’s parents and sister. In order...

You can also check out my YouTube channel for more content! Why not take a look at the videos below to get a sample of what to expect?

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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!

Latest Reviews
The Zoo Race Review
  • 15th January 2020
Timesplitters Review
  • 7th January 2020
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Review
XIII (PS2) Review
  • 14th October 2019
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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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