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by NickThorpe
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Master System must haves?
Replies: 78
Views: 5801

Re: Master System must haves?

We did a top 25 in issue 136, and these were the results: 1: Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap 2: Alex Kidd In Miracle World 3: Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Psycho Fox 5: Shinobi 6: Phantasy Star 7: Castle Of Illusion 8: Wonder Boy In Monster Land 9: Fantasy Zone 10: Out Run 11: R-Type 12: Alex Kidd In Shi...
by NickThorpe
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro consoles on a 4ktv
Replies: 21
Views: 497

Re: Retro consoles on a 4ktv

Yeah, they're really not cheap at all. The OSSC we photographed is my one, and it cost me a lot of money - but since I live in a small flat and don't have room to keep a CRT in there, it makes more sense than buying dedicated systems/cables (and I certainly don't want to chuck all my old hardware).
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2142

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Jpishgar after Future bought several mags they closed or merged the forums. I realise this forum/forums in general are dead and Facebook and Twitter are your main concern as they are your bread and butter so to speak. With you & your team split between several places at once, does this bode well fo...
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tetris 99
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Tetris 99

My guess is that this is the first part of something bigger. The copyright screen makes reference to Nintendo characters being property of Nintendo, which is interesting because there aren't any right now. Likewise, the Stats section has "All" and "Tetris 99" tabs, but Tetris 99 is the only game mod...
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tetris 99
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Tetris 99

When this was announced during the Nintendo Direct, there were messages in the RG staff group chat bidding me farewell and telling me I could troll 98 players at once. Predictably, I love it. I grabbed second place on my first go, top ten most games I play and win about 10% of the time. I have amass...
by NickThorpe
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS4 on Credit?
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: PS4 on Credit?

I got my PS4 on credit at the end of 2014, and I'm glad I did it that way - but my circumstances are a bit different. In my case, the extra year with the system was very important as it made freelance for the sadly departed Play and games™ much easier, so the cost of borrowing was offset against inc...
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2142

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Our Twitter audience is actually considerably larger than our Facebook audience. We've got about 12,000 followers on Facebook and around 43,700 on Twitter. Having just looked over the Facebook page, I'll cop to missing the single query about the forum that I was able to find, buried in the visitor p...
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2142

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Hello everyone. We did have a forum outage last week, which was due to an unplanned technical error. I was the one communicating with readers that asked about it via Twitter. The issue was resolved by our engineers on Friday night. Unfortunately, the email to say that it had been resolved was sent t...
by NickThorpe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 44
Views: 1042

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

To be honest, the movie chart has been a temporary addition due to the lack of worthwhile game charts to cover in the early part of 2002. It's a weird time since the Xbox and GameCube don't have charts yet, but the PlayStation, N64 and Dreamcast are more or less dead. That only leaves the PS2 and PC...
by NickThorpe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 44
Views: 1042

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

RichardC74 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:50 am
Any idea when this issue is going to appear on Google play
Thanks for bringing this to our attention - it didn't go up when it was supposed to due to an error, but this has now been fixed.
by NickThorpe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Please Help with Sega Saturn to upscale on my HDTV.
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Please Help with Sega Saturn to upscale on my HDTV.

Not sure what's going on there, but the first place I'd look is your upscaler. Things to try: - Test it with a Saturn game that does proper 480i output (Virtua Fighter 2, Fighters Megamix) - Test it with your other consoles - most PS2 games and all Xbox and Gamecube games output in 480i as a default...
by NickThorpe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Did I miss the Winter isssue or...?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Did I miss the Winter isssue or...?

We'd definitely have noticed if we'd only done 12! As normal, there were 13 issues published in 2018 - one every four weeks, so one per month with two in November: 177 - Greatest Games Systems (25th January) 178 - Goldeneye (22nd February) 179 - Pac-Man (22nd March) 180 - The Chaos Engine (19th Apri...
by NickThorpe
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 10 PS2 games - vote now!
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Top 10 PS2 games - vote now!

Hello everyone, it's been ages since we've done any democracy around here, so let's do some now! We want to know your top ten PlayStation 2 games. As normal, choose any ten PS2 games you like (but it has to be a full ten), ranking them in order of preference (10 points for your favourite, down to 1 ...
by NickThorpe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?
Replies: 36
Views: 611

Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

The PS3 isn't retro by the mag's method (that'll be in 2021). But if you can find one of the ones with full PS2 compatibility that's somehow still in working condition, it's a great system for retro gaming. There's a nice selection of digital retro releases and of course the full physical PlayStatio...
by NickThorpe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Neo Geo Mini Review in issue 188
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Neo Geo Mini Review in issue 188

Too late, they already let me have at it. Here's a gallery. Some of the games look better than others because they originally ran at a higher resolution - Tekken 3 comes out way better than Jumping Flash, for example.