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by Wil
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Childrens Film Foundation SKY343
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Childrens Film Foundation SKY343

CFF films were a mainstay of the Saturday morning pictures slot at our local Odeon back in the '70s but I do remember making a special trip to see The Glitterball.
by Wil
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your education.
Replies: 73
Views: 1227

Re: Your education.

Went to the local comp (5 mins walk from home - infants/primary was next door) then three years at the local college (1 year foundation and 2 years book design course). Then out into the wild! I liked school although I only did averagely at exams. I remember the last day as if it was yesterday. A ma...
by Wil
Sun May 24, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum Issue 143 - F-Zero
Replies: 24
Views: 876

Re: From The Forum Issue 143 - F-Zero

Seeing F-Zero (and SMW) in ACE consoles in London in November 1990 was bit of a revelation and was the point that saw me move over from computers (the Amiga, at the time) to Japanese consoles. Fab music and great, arcade-style racing that I can still happily play today (although the N64's F-Zero X i...
by Wil
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 137
Replies: 58
Views: 2735

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 137

Another issue that's well worth the price of admission, especially as Highway Encounter is, pretty much, my fave Speccy game. Great stuff on Mel Croucher, too :) Honestly, I'm still amazed each month how such an ace mag exists on the highstreet. Long may it continue :)
by Wil
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Bookazine reprints
Replies: 47
Views: 1946

Re: Bookazine reprints

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:The Annual is replacing the collection going forwards. It is still reprinted material.
50 points deducted from Gryffindor for the use of 'going forwards'.

So, will there only be one collection a year now? And how will I know what order they go in if they're not numbered? ;)
by Wil
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84
Replies: 83
Views: 3236

Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

by Wil
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Reading old mags on tablet
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Reading old mags on tablet

psj3809 wrote:Comic Zeal is great for reading and importing your own .cbr files. Pricey but worth it
I'll put in a vote for Comic Zeal, too. Handles .pdf .cbr and.cbz files excellently. I've tried pretty much all these readers now on my iPad2 and it's worth the money.
by Wil
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum issue 101
Replies: 67
Views: 3985

Re: From the forum issue 101

It's a game that I don't have a clue what the name is. Used to play it at school. It was a top-down shooter in space. Your ship looked like the Liberator out of Blakes 7 and it had a radar screen. The ship was always in the middle of the screen and the star field moved around you...... That sounds ...
by Wil
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iCade MAME cabinet - UPDATE with video
Replies: 24
Views: 2174

Re: iCade MAME cabinet - UPDATE with video

Very smart :)

You'd think that with having a dad who was a great carpenter that I'd have inherited some of that skill. Alas no, I'm totally rubbish at anything like that and completely jealous of someone who's good at it.
by Wil
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Feedback Issue 99
Replies: 203
Views: 12588

Re: Official Feedback Issue 99

Good cover, Darran. Very good :)
by Wil
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The New Nintendo Gamer Magazine - it's retrotastic!
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: The New Nintendo Gamer Magazine - it's retrotastic!

Lets face it. Nintendont have that much new stuff of interest coming out and the stuff that is is usually based on older games I think that probably depends on whether or not you like Nintendo systems and games or not. The new Nintendo Gamer is great. It's far more of an all-round Ninty mag than be...
by Wil
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The i Love Old Gaming Magazines - chat thread
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: The i Love Old Gaming Magazines - chat thread

P.S Will, i loved the work you did on them mags you made some real stand images, as a kid they really stood out on the shelves to me and my mates (probably the reason we bought them over the others!) :D I feel really privileged to have played some tiny part in that age of games mags :) I did actual...
by Wil
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The i Love Old Gaming Magazines - chat thread
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: The i Love Old Gaming Magazines - chat thread

It's about this time that I drag out my issues of Personal Computer Games from December '84 and Jan '85. I still get a great nostalgic shiver reading those Knight Lore and Underwurlde reviews. Such great home computing times. Other than that I've been re-reading the old Mean Machines Complete Guide ...
by Wil
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 97 Official Feedback
Replies: 91
Views: 5868

Re: Issue 97 Official Feedback

Really enjoyed this issue. Although I'm big on all that Japanese console nonsense I much prefer reading about the '80s micro era so Zzap, covertapes and Antriad were right up my street. Great Oli cover, too. You know you'll have to get him to do ish 100, of course.
by Wil
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: 70s and Earlier - Electro-Mechanical Arcade Games
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: 70s and Earlier - Electro-Mechanical Arcade Games

The electro-mechanical stuff were my first arcade experiences on holidays in the '70s. Really inventive, lots of black light and fantastic artwork. I've hunted high and low on t'net for info but apart from http://www.pinrepair.com there's not much out there :( Be great to have an article but they re...