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by jpishgar
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Hah! If you're referring to the fact that community management is often a servant to two masters, you're right. However, good companies trust their community people when it comes to communities, and empower their judgment. In this, I'm exceptionally fortunate to work for Future, and the site is fort...
by jpishgar
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

However, if there was some drive to abandon forums as a matter of policy, I can't imagine Joe and his team would have been allowed to start big jobs like the major upgrades they're involved in elsewhere. During a recent presentation to shareholders, the one big thing that the C-suite of the company...
by jpishgar
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Rest assured, you've not been forgotten. As Nick mentioned, there were several pressing migrations (one still pending), and my team is down a head for a tidbit. As for where we are on things: • Mods are selected, next step is impaneling them. • New theme is still tentative. Response from initial sel...
by jpishgar
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gazillionaire, Stars! and Other Retro Spreadsheet Simulators
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Gazillionaire, Stars! and Other Retro Spreadsheet Simulators

I was browsing through the listing of available 4x strategy and business simulation games the other day, and I realized the great golden era of these was most definitely and firmly ensconced in the retro era. Gazillionaire was a magnificent game that was not only fun, but taught resource scarcity an...
by jpishgar
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anno 1602 giveaway
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Anno 1602 giveaway

I have to say, I've thoroughly enjoyed all the games in the Anno series. Except Anno Online. And the most recent debacle, Anno 2205. But truly, Anno 1701 and 1404 was a masterpiece of a game, and Anno 2070 was perfect. There's elements to them that hearken back to the islands fights of Warcraft 2, a...
by jpishgar
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

His posts would be clever if intended ironically
Pssst. *whispers* He can hear you.
by jpishgar
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Can you honestly say that’s how you actually speak to people face to face? Unfortunately, I do. With perhaps a bit more conviviality that accompanies facial expression and body language not typically accompanying an 80x80 pixel avatar. I've been told that it sometimes sounds like I've swallowed a t...
by jpishgar
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

here could be some tidy up of stickied threads... Enacted. I DONT LIKE CHANGE!! Well, it won't be that jarring of a change. When are the Avatars moving to the left? The right just feels wrong! Fun Fact: I have no idea where this setting is. It might actually simply be part of the theme itself, in w...
by jpishgar
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Maybe I'm being dumb here but what on Earth does that mean? I was being somewhat intentionally coy. It's a thought I had in the shower, actually. You see, there is no "new" retro gamer news per se, to prompt conversation over the course of time. There may be periodic deep dives into how a game was ...
by jpishgar
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Forum Guidelines - Must Read First
Topic: Forum Rules & Acceptable Use Policy - Must Read Before Posting
Replies: 0
Views: 941

Forum Rules & Acceptable Use Policy - Must Read Before Posting

MUST READ BEFORE USING THE FORUM This policy is the contractual requirement for admission to our forum. You agree to comply and are obliged to comply with the following when joining and before using a Future Publishing PLC forum. Future Publishing PLC reserves the right to suspend or remove your us...
by jpishgar
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

I have enacted a categorical revamp of the Retro Gamer forums.

Next Steps:
• Empanel 5-10 moderators. Any interest? Hit me up in a private message.
• TYA Initiative (Thirty Years Ago / Twenty Years Ago)
by jpishgar
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

And that's why I think it's a good time To learn some grammar Now, did I stammer? Work on that grammar You should know when It's less or it's fewer Like people who were Never raised in a sewer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc And of course the classic David Mitchell: https://www.youtube...
by jpishgar
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:37 pm
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Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Very expensive!
I was looking at some of those prices, and jeez - those are expensive by today's standards, let alone what those costs were back in the 80's and early 90's.
by jpishgar
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

so the 360 came out in 2005 does that mean in 2020 the 360 will be retro :D :shock: that will blow some peoples minds if it does that Dear lord. As an aside, rummaging around last night, I spotted this - an old ad from Kay-Bee Toys. https://imgur.com/gallery/1FFEqa9?fbclid=IwAR3QlUEkf5wxH7aIjEIriR9...
by jpishgar
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 150
Views: 2423

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

So, I'm not seeing anything in the AUP or other guidelines regarding roms and emulation. Any long-standing rules on those?
In general, legally-speaking, discussion about emulation is totally cool, but sourcing roms themselves is verboten.