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by rainbird rich
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!
Replies: 330
Views: 60074

Re: Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!

My web site all about TelecomSoft (Rainbird, Firebird, Silverbird) has just been totally revamped.

Lots of new content and a totally new look, including searching by platform and being able to post comments on the games, etc.

http://birdsanctuary.co.uk

Hope to see some of you visting soon! :-)
by rainbird rich
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Teletext
Replies: 24
Views: 3054

Re: Teletext

Way back in the mid-80s I wrote regular articles for BBC 2 CEEFAX in the NEXT computer section. Put together using our BBC Model B and post floppy disks to the editor, before he persuaded me to subscribe to Prestel and Micronet so I could upload my articles using a 1200 Baud modem that came free wit...
by rainbird rich
Wed May 29, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro Boardgames
Replies: 36
Views: 3947

Re: Retro Boardgames

We had loads of board games when I was a kid growing up in the 70s... Connect 4 Frustration Battleships Escape from Colditz Monopoly (a 1960s edition) Scrabble Mastermind Mini-Mastermind Star Wars Doctor Who Space: 1999 The Six Million Dollar Man ... and between myself and my siblings I think we've ...
by rainbird rich
Wed May 29, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ps1- future classic?
Replies: 54
Views: 1543

Re: Ps1- future classic?

Blimey... It will be 20 years ago next year that I went to work for Sony on that new-fangled PlayStation console. How time flies! I didn't stick around for very long, but it was an interesting period none-the-less. I got to see all the early tech demos (the walking T-Rex, etc.), the development mach...
by rainbird rich
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Look-in
Replies: 17
Views: 1066

Re: Look-in

I used to get Look-in from the very early 70s until 1978. I even had a letter published in a December 1977 issue. The start of my illustrious magazine writing career! ;-)
by rainbird rich
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 111 - Feedback Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 6124

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 111 - Feedback Thread

My highlight of the month was the Carrier Command article - really enjoyed that - I wonder if we could get a Realtime FTA... Glad you liked it. I have a fair bit of history with 'Carrier' so it was nice to be asked to write that one. In chatting to Ian, Gary and Ricardo a few fascinating documents ...
by rainbird rich
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 111 - Feedback Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 6124

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 111 - Feedback Thread

wonderful issue. Could only have been better if they'd used that Carrier Command cover - is it really less iconic than Lode Runner? (Maybe in the states) I really thought that after ten adhoc years of writing for Retro Gamer I had finally got a cover... only for it to be cruelly snatched away. Just...
by rainbird rich
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: It's official - NEW ELITE IS A GO
Replies: 61
Views: 1931

Elite Dangerous in danger of missing it's kickstarter target

I've got connections to the old Elite so I had to join and donate. However, looking at the total and looking at how long there is to go as of today, I am firmly of the opinion that Elite: Dangerous is not going to hit it's kickstarter target. Now, I think most people know that the reason why video g...
by rainbird rich
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 106 feedback thread
Replies: 203
Views: 13094

Re: Issue 106 feedback thread

paranoid marvin wrote:The inclusion of Firebird instead was an odd one, as none of their games were a patch on USG's. Or Microprose for that matter.
I'd have to disagree with you on that, but each to his own... ;-)
by rainbird rich
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 106 feedback thread
Replies: 203
Views: 13094

Re: Issue 106 feedback thread

Your wish is my command! I did the same a while back looking for pocketeers. Had a bit of success Search for Pocket mate or Murata (who do the apps) as that must be the common name in Japan perhaps. There's 3 on the app store Field athletics is one I had as a kid, like an assault course kinda thing...
by rainbird rich
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 106 feedback thread
Replies: 203
Views: 13094

Re: Issue 106 feedback thread

(I'd love to see a Game & Watch piece sometime...) Again, as in recent months, there was a nice variety of subjects covered. I would love to see some classic retro compilations released for the Game and Watch and the Grandstand games. On the app store theres a few decent Game and Watch 'tribute' ga...
by rainbird rich
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 106 feedback thread
Replies: 203
Views: 13094

Re: Issue 106 feedback thread

Great issue, good to see an abundance of Commodore stuff this month, well over due i think. Couldn't believe that Liberation was in there this month :shock: , i only bought the A1200 AGA version a few weeks ago. Sadly though my copy doesn't want to work :cry: , couldn't be bothered to send it back ...
by rainbird rich
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Feedback Issue 105
Replies: 234
Views: 11115

Re: Official Feedback Issue 105

I for one wouldn't mind reading an article in RG about life in the industry back in the '80s featuring interviews with some of the less well known industry names that helped bring us the games we enjoyed. Well, a fair number of the articles I've done down the years for RG target those very people (...
by rainbird rich
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 14721

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Sorry, a bit late to this party! As a big fan of Kick Off 2 back in the day, the original project manager on Sensible Soccer (I did end up doing some bug hunting and freelance PM on it once it switched publishers), a bug hunter and manual writer for 'Dino Dini's Goal!' and a Luton Town supporter and...
by rainbird rich
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 102 Feedback Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 9206

Re: Issue 102 Feedback Thread

jdanddiet wrote:Was that the mysterious S.A.T.?
Yes, that's the one!