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by Szczepaniak
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: History of Japanese Game Developers - Kickstarter
Replies: 34
Views: 3370

Re: History of Japanese Game Developers - Kickstarter

Volume 2 is out in case anyone is interested: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/untoldhistory2/untoldhistory2.htm NintendoLife is also running a series of excerpts: Nintendo co-funds PlayStation RTS. Cybernator creator talks cut levels Someone's sister gets kidnapped by the yakuza There's a couple of...
by Szczepaniak
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Mark 'LittleBigPlanet' Healey
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Questions for Mark 'LittleBigPlanet' Healey

Aww, just missed this one.

I would have suggested you ask about The Edge, to see if he'd dish any dirt on Tim Langdell, the patent troll and censored that went around suing anyone and anything with "edge" in the title. Apparently he also screwed people out of money when running The Edge.
by Szczepaniak
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 136
Replies: 63
Views: 2464

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 136

I've always thought magazines frowned upon Christmas covers due to foreign sales? Not just RG, but any magazine in any market (at IPC Media we tried to avoid things which would prematurely date covers). Sure, those of us in the UK will get a Christmas cover and enjoy it, but Americans and Australian...
by Szczepaniak
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 136
Replies: 63
Views: 2464

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 136

Advert for the untold history of japanese game developers (By John Szczepaniak) I think this is the first time anyone has listed an advert in the contents listing for RG - thank you for noticing! 8) Here's the Amazon search results for those curious . I should ad (ha!, get it, ad? :lol: ) that it's...
by Szczepaniak
Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game
Replies: 57
Views: 1484

Re: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

Is this because that issue has an interview with the reclusive Tom Zito? Major coup if so. I tried Tom couple of years ago but he wouldn't go for it. I got the impression he didn't have the greatest opinion of fmv games so am interested to see what he has to say... I tried Tom 3 times in 2006, unti...
by Szczepaniak
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game
Replies: 57
Views: 1484

Re: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

Is this because that issue has an interview with the reclusive Tom Zito?

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Ground Zero Texas. Cool story about aliens bodysnatching humans, fun cross-hair blasting, and randomised scenarios with multiple outcomes so you can never be certain who the alien is.
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by Szczepaniak
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First game to be affected by real world calendar dates
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: First game to be affected by real world calendar dates

Christmas Nights was 1996, so after the 1989 mahjong game. However, Little Computer People was 1985, so if it did take into account the date, it would set a precedent. I found an Amiga review (release 1987), which stated the following: "When I told him the date was the 25th of December, Christmas Da...
by Szczepaniak
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: 'Bedrooms to Billions' film project - how you can help!
Replies: 296
Views: 16199

Re: 'Bedrooms to Billions' film project - how you can help!

I can understand the delays and don't begrudge them at all. I'm happy for them to take as long as they need. Knitting together something of such complexity and magnitude is going to have a lot of hidden time costs. Even addressing something small can lose hours of your day. Also factor in the proble...
by Szczepaniak
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First game to be affected by real world calendar dates
Replies: 8
Views: 300

First game to be affected by real world calendar dates

A bit of public research, this one. Games which are affected by real-world dates, as recorded by the hardware's clock. For example, playing various Dreamcast games on Christmas day. Obviously the hardware would need an internal clock, so the earliest example will probably be computers from the 1980s...
by Szczepaniak
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for RJ 'Amiga and Lynx' Mical
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Questions for RJ 'Amiga and Lynx' Mical

HELL YES!!! I had been planning to interview him myself, many, many months ago. But we missed each other, then I went to Japan for my book, and then I was unable. I am so glad you're interviewing him. Make it amazing. Questions. Many of these are based on the interviews of his I read and watched on...
by Szczepaniak
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 124
Replies: 165
Views: 4968

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 124

... I've never come across Kerry Brunskill's name before in games writing..... I suppose it's time I popped my head 'round the door and said "That's me!". Ahh! We know each other from HG101! I don't ever recall seeing your real name associated with the nickname though. Neato - along with Kurt's Won...
by Szczepaniak
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 124
Replies: 165
Views: 4968

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 124

Did a quick search and only found one mention of Chinese in this thread. So thought I should say something (not read any other feedback). I've never come across Kerry Brunskill's name before in games writing, but the 4 page feature on Chinese RPGs is the kind of article which would encourage me to k...
by Szczepaniak
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 119 - Feedback Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 5013

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 119 - Feedback Thread

To me the Jaguar was a bit like the Betamax To me, the Jaguar is a bit like having a rug made from actual jaguar skin. It's in your home and you think: this is pretty cool. Then your friends come round and they're like: YOU SICK INHUMAN MONSTER! I usually hide it when they come round. The rug, I me...
by Szczepaniak
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: What hardware doesn't get enough love?
Replies: 99
Views: 4664

Re: What hardware doesn't get enough love?

:lol:

Just discovered there was actually a BB and a BB model 2!

I'm not being ironic when I say I find that fascinating.
by Szczepaniak
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: What hardware doesn't get enough love?
Replies: 99
Views: 4664

Re: What hardware doesn't get enough love?

BARCODE BATTLER I'd like to see a feature with interviews from the people who designed and made it, a walkthrough describing a play session, and then a full single page to cut out from the magazine, containing a series of powerful barcodes and descriptions of what they give you. You could do a box ...