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by merman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23988
Views: 466171

Re: What are you currently playing?

Berks Four (C64): Jon Williams returns with a great entry in the Berks series
by merman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 356

Re: Dave Perry

Dexter wasn't a bad presenter, just suffered from what was happening behind the scenes and confusion on HOW he was meant to be "playing" it. It's like Ed Tudor Pole following Richard O'Brien on The Crystal Maze. You can't do it the same way and a large chunk of the audience is going to hate you rega...
by merman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released

ivarf wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:51 am
Amstrad and Amiga version running side by side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faDRc7R7a10

I wonder if someone will try to do a ZX Spectrum or C64 version?
There was a C64 version in development, they released an Ignition table preview. But no updates on that for a while now...
by merman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14556
Views: 232902

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Loving the first two episodes of What We Do In The Shadows, spin-off from the film of the same name. Keep an eye out for a show called Wellington Paranormal, by the same kiwi makers. Same deadpan humour and worth checking out. I watched Slaughterhouse Rulz last night, featuring Pegg/Frost. It was o...
by merman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 356

Re: Dave Perry

FUSION magazine has been printing a column from the Games Animal in recent issues, some interesting insights into what was happening behind the scenes...
by merman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Lunar Lander
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Retrogaming Spotlight: Lunar Lander

Yeah, the stick gives ten levels of thrust depending on how hard you push it. Two buttons to rotate left and right, ABORT button that uses up a lot of fuel too. Moonlander is also the name of the first graphical variant, released in 1973 to promote DEC's new terminals. It also had a very early Easte...
by merman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 46
Views: 614

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

How realistic do you think it is for eBay to check every single item listed?
by merman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Big Boy Barry (off the telly. In the 90s)
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Questions for Big Boy Barry (off the telly. In the 90s)

Have you ever had to do PR for a game you really hated?

What is the best promotional gimmick or campaign you came up with?

Do publishers really discuss the Metacritic rating and its effect on sales?

Have you collected lots of freebies/swag?
by merman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the forum in decline?
Replies: 298
Views: 6049

Re: Is the forum in decline?

Most forums have guidelines about discussing politics and religion. To blame that for this forum's decline is ridiculous. And yes, games are political. All art is political. Whether it's Leonardo creating statues (and war machines) for an Italian duke, or Damien Hirst creating his diamond skull fun...
by merman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the forum in decline?
Replies: 298
Views: 6049

Re: Is the forum in decline?

Most forums have guidelines about discussing politics and religion. To blame that for this forum's decline is ridiculous. And yes, games are political. All art is political. Whether it's Leonardo creating statues (and war machines) for an Italian duke, or Damien Hirst creating his diamond skull fund...
by merman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: No Sign of RG in Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: No Sign of RG in Shops

Read the issue 198 thread - an issue with the barcodes.
by merman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 198
Replies: 35
Views: 1046

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Fawltykog wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:19 pm
First issue i've missed out on for a long time, and no word of explanation from Darren.

Screw ordering it.
There's an explanation in this very thread. Darran is editor, not the person responsible for putting every copy on shop shelves. :roll:
by merman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Heart of Neon Kickstarter
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Heart of Neon Kickstarter

Documentary, with interviews.
by merman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Heart of Neon Kickstarter
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Heart of Neon Kickstarter

http://www.wewantthellamasoftmovie.com

Paul Docherty (Dokk to C64 and Amiga fans) is making a movie about Jeff Minter and Llamasoft, called HEART OF NEON. The Kickstarter launched today.
by merman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Ultimate / Rare developers
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Ultimate / Rare developers

No , but was ultimate just somone in there room making games No. Chris & Tim Stamper (with John Lathbury) were employees of Zilec - a British company nthat made arcade games. The three left to set up Ashby Computer & Graphics in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, initially in a small office above a shop. Ultimate ...