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.

Getting My Head Around Retro Gaming On Twitch

Getting My Head Around Retro Gaming On Twitch

So, this post is a little different, as I wanted to just take this time to talk about Twitch... Specifically, I wanted to talk about getting my head around retro gaming on Twitch. As you may or may not know, I've started streaming on Twitch as well as YouTube. The...

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Why Now Is A Good Time To Start League of Legends

Why Now Is A Good Time To Start League of Legends

Now, I've never played League of Legends... I'll be honest, I was rather intimidated by the idea of jumping into it as I felt like I would just annoy people because of how bad I would be as a beginner and how competitive the game is. However, I'm not debating whether...

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5 Proven Ways To Prevent Anxiety

5 Proven Ways To Prevent Anxiety

Anxiety is our body's natural response to stressful situations. We all have stressful things that cause anxiety in our lives from time to time. Most of these situations are temporary, but some of them tend to linger longer than we'd like. Some common anxiety disorders...

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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
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Rated 3rd Best UK Retro Gaming Blog by Feedburner
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