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.

Putting Together A List of Retro Gaming Shops

Putting Together A List of Retro Gaming Shops

When it comes to collecting classic and retro games there are a few ways that you could go about it; rummaging through car boot sales and garage sales, going to swap meets (if there are any near you) or attending events like Collectorabilia and the Retro Game Market....

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The Challenge Of A Family Plan

The Challenge Of A Family Plan

Starting a family is rarely a hard decision. Once you’ve found someone you love and cherish, it will often feel very natural to take the next step, and this is how most will end up with their kids. In reality, though, just a little bit of planning at this stage in...

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Making Your Sex Life As Healthy As The Rest Of It

Making Your Sex Life As Healthy As The Rest Of It

Sex has always been a huge part of human society and culture. Where other animals reserve this act for simple procreation, humans are different, and most of the time you’ve spent performing this sort of act would have been for pleasure and relationship building. Of...

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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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