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by sem
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: 'Bedrooms to Billions' film project - how you can help!
Replies: 296
Views: 17342

Re: 'Bedrooms to Billions' film project - how you can help!

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Just watched the documentary. Did anyone else find it really tales off in the last 30 minutes?
Yup, it does rather.
by sem
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 135
Replies: 241
Views: 6457

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 135

The Defender feature I felt was an odd one. Well written and interesting,but didn't live up to its title. Called Defender a Legacy it was essentially an article about Defender but not much else. The title made me think it would be more about games that followed Defender, but that was relegated to a...
by sem
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 135
Replies: 241
Views: 6457

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 135

Just want to say, the Defender feature. Best thing I've read for a while. More like that please.

sem
by sem
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: iPad Digital Mag version update
Replies: 57
Views: 3584

Re: iPad Digital Mag version update

Quick update - reason I ran out of space, when the app updated and restored purchases, it must have kept the previous PixelMags versions on the device. Retrogamer was using 5.8 GB of the iPad. Browsed the iPad with iExplorer and none of the issues was more than 100Meg. Deleted the app completely, re...
by sem
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: iPad Digital Mag version update
Replies: 57
Views: 3584

iPad Digital Mag version update

hi. Updated the iPad app - the makeover (and new developers) caught me by surprise - seems like a good update though. Much prefer the look of the new app and it feels better to use. You can now zoom in much further than the previous Pixelmags app. Good work everyone. I did notice some corruption/vis...
by sem
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback
Replies: 106
Views: 6351

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 121 Official feedback

Lovely issue! Looking forward to the Software Creations piece next month. Well done all involved.

sem
by sem
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: F.David Thorpe loading screens on ZX Spectrum
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Steve SIT Thompson used PAL chroma bleeding (best viewed on a TV) to amazing effect in some of his work: Bet that Untouchables screen looks amazing on a TV (is it just me, or does Ness look like Jean-Luc Picard?) Yep - it sure did. SIT was really flying then. Are there any sites dedicated to pixel ...
by sem
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: F.David Thorpe loading screens on ZX Spectrum
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Sorry to get all tech-y but the use of green as a buffer shade i n the Sentinal screen is pure genius... :shock: Nowt wrong with that! Steve SIT Thompson used PAL chroma bleeding (best viewed on a TV) to amazing effect in some of his work: http://www.gb64.com/Screenshots/R/RoboCop_1.png http://www....
by sem
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: F.David Thorpe loading screens on ZX Spectrum
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Kenz wrote:Funnily enough, I've spent the last few days drawing a C64 bitmap for the re-release of one of my Psytronik games - but that's another story entirely! :)
How about another thread then?

sem.
by sem
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: F.David Thorpe loading screens on ZX Spectrum
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Speccy had the advantage of a higher resolution so most of these still screens looked better. Mind you some of the C64 ones when done properly blew away the Speccy ones like: and you know it! :P Aye - and for every Last Ninja there's a (cough) Yie Ar Kung-Fu. ;) Oh and you could've picked something...
by sem
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: F.David Thorpe loading screens on ZX Spectrum
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

The skill and artistry still amazes. I didn't have a spectrum but compare the loading screens for Daley's Decathalon: C64: http://www.gb64.com/Screenshots/D/Daley_Thompson%27s_Decathlon_1.png Picture linked from http://www.gamebase64.com Daley Thompson's Big Fat Leg more like. Utter rubbish and make...
by sem
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: F.David Thorpe loading screens on ZX Spectrum
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Antiriad2097 wrote:
sem wrote:Pity about Michael Hasselhoff having had one too many face peeling treatments before posing for that one though.
David's brother?
Nope, David Knight only has a sister to my knowledge.

sem
by sem
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: F.David Thorpe loading screens on ZX Spectrum
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Beautiful Kenz. David Thorpe - wow I remember reading that interview in a borrowed Crash when I were but a lad. Fine art on the speccy - state of the art if you ask me. I feel a lasting theme here..... please? <Sip Co-op Czech Lager> (in lieu of Guiness). Pity about Michael Hasselhoff having had one...
by sem
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Commodore 64 Book
Replies: 453
Views: 30205

Well, thanks for your comments, even if I feel that you are perhaps a little early to judge the whole book on 15 minutes reading... Well, I did say that they were first impressions - not judging the whole book at all. 1) Layout. How does the colour make it more cluttered? Or are you referring to th...
by sem
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Commodore 64 Book
Replies: 453
Views: 30205

OK - at risk of being shouted at: Got it yesterday (thanks Andrew/Andrew) and previously loved the Spectrum Book (well, I still do and I never owned a Spectrum - just a 64). Had a little read last night and am, so far, perhaps a little disappointed - this isn't much of a comment on the content - mor...