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by NorthWay
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 294
Views: 8768

Re: Tracking lateness

#197 popped when polling my mailbox on Friday (16th), which should be 28 days after my previous (utterly logical). As of lately my sub copy has been around 9 days ahead my newsagent.
(BTW, EDGE is not stocked locally.)
by NorthWay
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 195
Replies: 30
Views: 1068

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Fair is fair - I've been in two minds about many issues lately, but this one pushed my retro button all the way down. Cheers!
by NorthWay
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 294
Views: 8768

Re: Tracking lateness

Found #196 today while visiting my mailbox.
by NorthWay
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong

Stellar game. And I think DK Jr is even better. A mainstay of travelling tivolis and burger joints all over. Played it a fair bit, and even rented a Colecovision with it. What I find fascinating it the number of home versions, those trying to be exact, official and (more or less) exact, and those tr...
by NorthWay
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 195
Replies: 30
Views: 1068

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Just pulled mine out of the bag and stored in the "IN" pile, but for once there was a nice front I'll say. Will have to check out the retail for comparison ofc.
by NorthWay
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 294
Views: 8768

Re: Tracking lateness

There was #195 some time in the past 3 weeks (i.e. Tuesday or earlier) - date unknown as I had a friend who picked up mail while I was away. (There is also a copy of EDGE, but I haven't checked the number.)
by NorthWay
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 195
Replies: 30
Views: 1068

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Degrading/non-reusable stuff is, IMO, not a good idea. As is any format that makes collecting harder.
by NorthWay
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight - Space Invaders
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight - Space Invaders

I've played it a few times - it seemed a permanent fixture of a traveling tivoli in the 80s. And it never really gripped me as I had seen newer games before it. Monumental point in gaming history, censored game in itself. (Much like I also don't like Pac-Man.) Took until Galaga before shooters got g...
by NorthWay
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quake II Fully Ray Traced
Replies: 49
Views: 1131

Re: Quake II Fully Ray Traced

This is the first time ever I'd say Quake _looks_ agreeable. It was everything wrong with PC gaming. Raytracing does all kinds of good things to it.
by NorthWay
Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subs Department Epic Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: Subs Department Epic Failure

"It's been a while since you received your last copy of Retro Gamer and we want you back! " Have you completely lost your marbles RG? Did the fix your subs dept do for me confuse yourself? This is not cool. Don't send me bogus mail - my sub is running just fine thank you. EDIT: Even better! The "Fro...
by NorthWay
Fri May 31, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 193
Replies: 20
Views: 1031

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 193

[Kingsoft] Pinball Wizard picture much?
by NorthWay
Thu May 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 294
Views: 8768

Re: Tracking lateness

Show of face from #194 yesterday. That would be 22 days after the previous.
by NorthWay
Sat May 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

The C= 64 has issues with being able to update colour info fast enough (which the C= 128 did a fix for). Never heard about this and can't really say I understand what it is about. Do you mean something like the colourclash on the Spectrum? It is exactly like the 16/48K ZX in that it has a single fi...
by NorthWay
Thu May 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: In the chair - Vincent Baillet
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: In the chair - Vincent Baillet

What on earth is an Alice 32/90?
by NorthWay
Thu May 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

The CPC needs to use a lot of its memory for the display, and so sprites will also be bigger. Hence it also needs to use a lot of processing power to update the display. OTOH it has no placement restrictions to work around. Possibly it should also find use for having only 2 pixels per byte. The C= 6...