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by NorthWay
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 195
Replies: 24
Views: 605

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: 6
Views: 85

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: 46
Views: 886

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: 723

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: 924

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: 279
Views: 7731

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: 18
Views: 349

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: 205

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: 18
Views: 349

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...
by NorthWay
Thu May 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 279
Views: 7731

Re: Tracking lateness

I got #193 on Tuesday, 32 days after 192.
EDIT: And newsagent got it end of same week.
by NorthWay
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1572

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

This... needs some words.
A bit of a special for us oldtimers and greybeards this round. Much appreciated. It's been a long time since I had so much content that was ticking my boxes.
And somehow you just couldn't help yourselves and used the ZX graphics for Bounty Bob. (Burn the heretics!)
by NorthWay
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields

Wait, what, wasn't that "Dino Dini's Kick Off"??? What's the relationship here? Did Bombo attract any legal interest? I could swear there was a Live and Let Die game? With boat racing possibly? Did being a published book author give you more status (in general), and did it ease you getting sw deals?...
by NorthWay
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 279
Views: 7731

Re: Tracking lateness

#192 snuck up on me today. 24 days after previous, and 13 after first posts in forum.
EDIT: Newsagent had it today (3rd). I thought they got their stock on Thursdays (i.e. before me actually).
by NorthWay
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields

How well did the books sell?
by NorthWay
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31627
Views: 728930

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

will2097 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:04 am
I bought this: :D :D :D :D :D
And for how long do you intend to live by osmosis instead of eating foodstuffs? (Or did you win the lottery?)