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by merman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

So, the interview lasted 90 minutes and the transcript is 13,000 words... now to cram as much of the interesting stuff into the article...
by merman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Fortnite festival of "Fun" (Kinda funny)
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: The Fortnite festival of "Fun" (Kinda funny)

RetroBob wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:55 pm
So Epic Games is now suing the organisers, 'Exciting Events'
I'm not surprised. It was an unofficial event, not endorsed by Epic - and that means the shambles it turned out to be was bad publicity for the game.
by merman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: When was the NES released in the UK and the rest of Europe?
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: When was the NES released in the UK and the rest of Europe?

In my area (Great Yarmouth) the NES was well and truly on the radar before the Turtles pack came out. It had been on sale, with a very substantial display and demo unit (with just about every black-box game available to play, along with others such as RC Pro Am, Castlevania, Mike Tyson's Punch Out)...
by merman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: When was the NES released in the UK and the rest of Europe?
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: When was the NES released in the UK and the rest of Europe?

I do wonder how different programming games for the NES was compared to the Spectrum and the Commodore 64. I mean, they were all 8-bit machines, but you have different color palettes and processors. I've spoken to one or two programmers who worked on the NES - its Ricoh processor was basically a cl...
by merman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Thank you so much for your great magazine!...
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Thank you so much for your great magazine!...

NorthWay wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:20 pm
The Powers That Be might ponder upon this: It has been many many issues since the first thing I read upon opening the magazine was the main story.
It's an interesting thought... I often leave it till last anyway, working my way through some of the smaller articles and regular content first.
by merman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

NorthWay wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Is it really Stoo - that isn't some pet/nick name?
Stoo short for Stuart - what he used to enter into high-score tables to save time.
by merman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

kebabinho wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Did they get any complaints around the opening music for cannon fodder on the amiga

Apologies, we did the interview on Wednesday - but I will e-mail Stoo and try to get you an answer to share here.
by merman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: When was the NES released in the UK and the rest of Europe?
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: When was the NES released in the UK and the rest of Europe?

Mattel handled distribution of the NES in the UK, it didn't officially launch in the UK until 1987.

Most of mainland Europe saw it launched in 1986.
by merman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 192
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: From the forum: 192

Can I cheat a little and pick a compilation of Ocean games?

The Magnificent 7 on C64, not only does it contain Wizball (one of my all-time favourites) but it also has Head Over Heels and the sublime Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Great value at the time.
by merman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

So here's the importance of research... Stoo is credited in various places online for bitmap graphics in the game "Eco" from Denton Designs/Ocean. But... he was never involved. Also, there's a typo up there I had to fix - I called his unreleased Amiga game The Last Starfighter, when it should really...
by merman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14402
Views: 221860

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

The last ever episode of Catastrophe on Channel 4 - a brilliant ending to a truly original and moving comedy series.
by merman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

How much fun was Jon Hare to work with, and what stories can you tell us that won't land Andrew in court for libel? ;) Did you have a career break between 1995 and 2000, or did Road Rash II just have a very long development? It's probably neither, but I couldn't help but notice the gap in your resu...
by merman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Questions for Stoo Cambridge

The legendary artist and former member of Sensible Software, Stoo Cambridge, will be my next "In the Chair" interview for RG. Stoo started out with a VIC-20 and moved on to the C64, before he was able to afford an Amiga (but he did also draw art for the Atari ST). After working freelance for a few y...
by merman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 44
Views: 1036

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:02 am
With all this talk of foul language, I can't believe nobody has mentioned the constant repeated use of the 'A' word, something nobody needs exposing to, much less kids.
Atari? :lol:
by merman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 44
Views: 1036

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

As a writer, I tend not to censor what someone else has written/said to me - the F word I always use asterisks for. But then, the most recent piece I submitted has the phrase "holy crap it worked" in; I left that in because it puts across what the person said and HOW they said it, echoing how they m...