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by russgalleywood
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... available now from Golem Books!
Replies: 270
Views: 10900

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... RG Treasure of the Mon

Thanks Koopa, looks good.

What is...Facebook? :)
by russgalleywood
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... available now from Golem Books!
Replies: 270
Views: 10900

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... RG Treasure of the Mon

Hi everyone! my first post for a couple of years! Sorry to reopen an old thread but have been looking around for a list of retro books I can ask for at Christmas, (Elite Dangerous coming out in December has made me even more nostalgic than usual this year) :) These Hiive books look great but unsure ...
by russgalleywood
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 106 feedback thread
Replies: 203
Views: 13146

Re: Issue 106 feedback thread

Great issue everyone at Retro Gamer!

Love the Grandstand bit especially.

Keep up the 'good work'!
Russ
by russgalleywood
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford
Replies: 120
Views: 5267

Re: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford

That's a shame but I can imagine how difficult it is to organise such events and life getting in the way!
Any plans for next year perhaps? As I said before, I would be happy to help as I live in Chelmsford.
Russ
by russgalleywood
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ready Player One
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Ready Player One

Exactly what I was thinking! Hollywood are bound to ruin it, I imagine almost all 80's references will be removed and it will turn into some kind of Matrix clone.
But you never know! :)
by russgalleywood
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ready Player One
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Ready Player One

Thanks Andy, thought perhaps I had imagined the book :)

Have a look here:

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/670 ... me-a-movie

Can not see how this would work and be any good though.....

Russ
by russgalleywood
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ready Player One
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Ready Player One

Finished this book now and it doesn't disappoint.
It's a virtual-galaxy spanning, action, adventure, war and love story by a massive fan of the 80's, Arcade games and all things retro!

Read it....now!

:)
by russgalleywood
Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford
Replies: 120
Views: 5267

Re: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford

Thanks Steve,

was really nice to meet you all,

wish I could have stayed longer but will do next year :)

Sorry to bore you about BBC's BoggyB!

Russ
by russgalleywood
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ready Player One
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Ready Player One

Hi everyone, I am reading an awesome book at the moment.

http://www.readyplayerone.com/synopsis

Highly recommended for old blokes like me who were a child of the 80's!

Russ
by russgalleywood
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford
Replies: 120
Views: 5267

Re: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford

Can't believe it! Been waiting for years since the last CGE in Croydon for a decent Retro exhibition near me (I live in Chelmsford). I log on to the Retro Gamer site after not looking at the forums here for a long time and there it is! A Retro exhibition in Chelmsford! If I can convince the Wife to ...
by russgalleywood
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone played the new legends of zork browser game?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Anyone played the new legends of zork browser game?

Hi,

just to say, giving Legends of Zork a go, not bad, quite addictive for some reason.

Will play again tomorrow when more action points available.
:)
Thanks
Russ
by russgalleywood
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If you could only have 1 machine for the rest of your life
Replies: 51
Views: 706

Re: If you could only have 1 machine for the rest of your life

A tough one this as others have said! I would love to say my old BBC just for Elite but not quite. Would love my Spectrum, just the sheer range of games available! But then again the Amiga 1200 gave a great deal of fun at that awkward turning point from 8 to 16/32bit. Reluctantly I'd probably have t...
by russgalleywood
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If you could go back in time...
Replies: 46
Views: 705

Hi All, for me it would be to go back and stop myself selling my Spectrum to a 70 year old, motorbike riding Granny along with all my software including lots of lovely big box Ultimate games for £50! (Seemed a lot of money at that time) Circa, 1989. Or hide my Beeb for the whole of 1985 so my Mum c...
by russgalleywood
Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 59 feedback
Replies: 104
Views: 5990

Hi Guys, haven't finished reading it yet but looking good so far, up to the usual standard. (Love the Baldurs Gate article but wish it could have been a little longer). One thing I have noticed which may seem petty and not be very important to most readers but a few may understand. In the back pages...
by russgalleywood
Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Shoot'em ups in the Arcade?
Replies: 57
Views: 1859

Hi Guys, Happy Christmas! I'm going back a bit but the other 'oldies' on here will know what I mean. There was nothing quite like playing Phoenix on a table-top machine in a pub when you were too young to be in there! Just loved the Boss stage on that. Also enjoyed Gorf whilst in Spain in 82 as I li...