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by mlucifersam
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 961

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

No not yet.
by mlucifersam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 961

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Yes. I've been writing it for the last 2 years. Over 150,000 words so far though it's not from the 1st chapter. It starts right at the beginning & illustrates how what did in our spare time as children changed when we got our 1st computers. The bulk of it covers 1984 to the early 90s and also covers...
by mlucifersam
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 961

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

ely wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:56 am
I loved the Mark Jones article about his first few weeks at Ocean. More like this please!
Thanks for that. I'm chuffed to bits you liked it!
by mlucifersam
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 667

Re: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

I bought a Switch at Christmas and also got a 2nd hand Wii-U as a present with a load of games. I use both!
by mlucifersam
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 192
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Re: From the forum: 192

Easily Wizball on the C64. Even though I converted the graphics for the Spectrum version (a pale and unfinsihed imitaion) I didn't appreciate just how good a game it was until around 10 years ago. Whenever I turn my C64 on I inevitably end up playing Wizball every time. People complained about contr...
by mlucifersam
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 172 - ZX Spectrum Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: From The Forum issue 172 - ZX Spectrum Anniversary

After years of just using emulation I now have a permanent Spectrum +2 set up next to the old CRT TV that has a DIVMMC Future attached to it. I use that more now than an emulator. There's something about the slight fuzziness the TV adds to the graphics that makes the experience more genuine. The dis...
by mlucifersam
Thu May 18, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer 168
Replies: 68
Views: 1987

Re: Retro Gamer 168

I can't read half the Imagine article in my copy of the mag. Some pages ok but others have a darker blue background and all the white text is blurred. Like looking at it without glasses on :(
by mlucifersam
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: 35th anniversary of some memorable films
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

I've been compiling lists of my fav films from each year for my book LOAD DIJ DIJ. Here's my list for 1982: 'The Dark Crystal' – Jim Henson and Frank Oz, 17 February. 'Poltergeist' – Tobe Hooper, 4 June. 'E.T. the Extra Terrestrial' – Steven Spielberg, 11 June. 'The Thing' – John Carpenter, 25 June....
by mlucifersam
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Robin of Sherwood(old ITV series)
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Robin of Sherwood(old ITV series)

For the blu-rays they went back to the original film and while not quite HD they look better than they ever did in the 1980s on the TV. They look like they were filmed yesterday and the amount of detial visible is much better than most other TV shows from that era
by mlucifersam
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 166 - First Amiga Encounters
Replies: 28
Views: 706

Re: From The Forum issue 166 - First Amiga Encounters

I'd already seen a Amiga but it was running some of those early games that didn't really look all that great. It was when I was working in a computer shop in 1989 and we had a delivery of about 20 of those huge long boxes containing 'Shadow of the Beast' with the t-shirt in them. I think they retail...
by mlucifersam
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 162 - Retro Gaming Woes
Replies: 24
Views: 640

Re: From The Forum issue 162 - Retro Gaming Woes

Yeah mine is the worry that if I use a real machine, should that machine go wrong, I can't pop to "Jolly Jeff's Computer Games Shop" in town to go and get it fixed. I had a IDE card interface for a Spectrum +3 that the maker had given me at a Play Expo as a thanks as he played some of my games when ...
by mlucifersam
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gigs
Replies: 49
Views: 1689

Re: Gigs

My very first 'proper' gig appeared on Youtube,almost in full (the beginning is missing) not long ago. The Manic Street Preachers at the Roadmender in Northampton on 23rd Feb 1992. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19BBs4Bp4Mo I don't count the 'Level 42' and 'Michael Jackson' gigs I went to before th...
by mlucifersam
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Favourite Five Spectrum Games
Replies: 24
Views: 391

Re: Your Favourite Five Spectrum Games

1. Jet Pac
2. Legend of Avalon
3. Boulderdash
4. Tir Na Nog
5. Zombie Zombie
by mlucifersam
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 154 - Quake
Replies: 26
Views: 923

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

I didn't have a high powered PC to play it on but, only last year, played through without cheating the N64 version of Quake 2. The first N64 game I ever finished without cheating, albeit 20+ years after it was released. Love the dark and dirty atmosphere but, what made the game for me I think, is th...
by mlucifersam
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: school reunions
Replies: 51
Views: 822

Re: school reunions

Reminds me of a story I've got. I was working in a record shop in the mid 90s and in came a lad who used to bully me in upper school, not seen him for 20 years. I ended up serving him, it was a Saturday and the queue was long so staff got whoever was next. He didn't react at all when I served him so...