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by 4am
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: World of Spectrum down?
Replies: 54
Views: 1808

Re: World of Spectrum down?

The hosts were contacted with 'accusations' so had to take the site offline. Nothing dodgy was found so it went live again. Think, as said, that's been denied. It doesn't work that way, anyway - nobody pulls a website on the basis of unfounded accusations. When I got my first PC, I joined WoS and j...
by 4am
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: World of Spectrum down?
Replies: 54
Views: 1808

Re: World of Spectrum down?

Lee kept the site down for a bit longer to fix some issues. There'e generally only one issue that would result in a website owner taking his site down - and that's the fear of legal action. For example - I recall reading a post on WoS from your friend offering to sell the entire Spectrum catalogue ...
by 4am
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 14713

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

A very British farce.
by 4am
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Discuss 136: What do you consider "retro"?
Replies: 99
Views: 2777

Re: Discuss 136: What do you consider "retro"?

I'm a bit late to this party, but what the hell.

In my view retro, in computer gaming terms, defines the era of arcade machines and home computers.
by 4am
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 128
Replies: 139
Views: 4588

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 128

The Victorians deemed pink to be very much a boys colour. That aside, congratulations for starting a ruck on the feedback thread before the mag even hit our doormats. You have exceeded yourselves there, gentlemen.

Back on topic... Thoroughly enjoyed the new homebrew section. Good work, Mr Kelk et al.
by 4am
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: I demand....
Replies: 59
Views: 2197

Re: I demand....

My friend had the ZX81 and I had the Vic 20. I can't remember anyone else I know having any other computers at the time. Absolutely. It's disappointing that the Vic (which I picked as my first computer mainly because it was compatible with the PETs we used at school) continues to be overlooked, esp...
by 4am
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Why do you buy Retro Gamer?
Replies: 133
Views: 4882

Re: Why do you buy Retro Gamer?

Habit. I picked up Issue 69/70 in Smiths and have since subscribed and picked up most of the back issues. Collectable. They look very nice on the shelf. Nostalgia. Everyone likes to be taken back to a time when they didn't have to worry about sh*t like mortgages and taxes. And bought magazines. Pri...
by 4am
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 127
Replies: 86
Views: 4203

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 127

I don't usually comment on front covers (or much at all, as my post count illustrates) but this month's is awesome.

Kudos to those responsible.
by 4am
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Best Type-In Progs by Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1843

Re: Best Type-In Progs by Machine

After 30+ years? Your memory is better than mine...
by 4am
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 1975 Peter Simper Fruit Machine
Replies: 1
Views: 119

1975 Peter Simper Fruit Machine

A friend of mine has one of these beauties and is trying to get it valued but has no idea where to start. Can anyone help? http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/kathrynupton/fruit%20machine/IMG_9402_zps97f105b4.jpg http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/kathrynupton/fruit%20machine/IMG_9408_zpse3...
by 4am
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Website Update
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Website Update

Not looking so clever in Chrome once you start to scroll...

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by 4am
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite ARCADE game?
Replies: 47
Views: 1327

Re: What's your favourite ARCADE game?

Sputryk wrote:Xybots
Marvellous fun in co-op mode.

So many to choose from ... let's have Space Panic and Xevious.
by 4am
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: What would you like to see in the Mag?
Replies: 30
Views: 1700

Re: What would you like to see in the Mag?

It's always surprised me that the current burgeoning retro scene receives such little coverage. A few diary events, the odd retro fair report and a bit of homebrew doesn't, in my view, truly represent what's going on out there. There's huge potential to expand this; the obvious pitfall being more co...
by 4am
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Letters
Replies: 37
Views: 2297

Re: Letters

I love the letters pages. Especially the often painful attempts at humour.
by 4am
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Worst Games Ever Made
Replies: 45
Views: 3944

Re: Worst Games Ever Made

10-yard fight is brilliant! One MAME game I keep returning to. And I HATE American football. 10-yard fight is tons of fun though, never gets old for me. This used to be a little favourite of mine. BITD there was one arcade in our local strip that had this, tucked away in a dark corner. I used to pl...