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by Gabe
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Improving the magazine
Replies: 382
Views: 10339

Re: Improving the magazine

God knows. When Darran decided to do a big iPhone gaming feature—the first I know of in any print mag, showing that he was pretty damn cutting-edge at the time—it got so much stick (as did the 'mobile reviews' section) that iOS coverage was knifed. A year on and loads of readers now have iOS device...
by Gabe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Feature Idea - Mr Do!
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Feature Idea - Mr Do!

There's certainly been a Mr Do! feature before - either a Definitive or Making-Of. Not too long ago, IIRC.
by Gabe
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Software Houses RIP
Replies: 51
Views: 2541

Re: Software Houses RIP

I *would* have said Bullfrog, but they seem a bit out of the timeline (a bit more modern) compared to the other companies. So instead I've gone with Ocean; not because I particularly loved their games, but because they were the biggest studio of the time, pumping-out the most titles and were everywh...
by Gabe
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Sid Meier?
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: Questions for Sid Meier?

You've created a number of classics in a range of genres; are there any other genres you'd like to take a stab at? Alpha Protocal is perhaps the best embodiment we have of developing real, meaningful relationships in a game through choice. Have you considered updating Pirates! (a game that where rel...
by Gabe
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 80 feedback
Replies: 194
Views: 7927

Re: Issue 80 feedback

I must admit that I haven't really got a handle on what "The Ultimate Guide" is exactly trying to do. I mean, what is it doing differently than other features? The Ultimate Guides give us a full list of which games are canon to a series, as well as highlighting the key differences and notable featu...
by Gabe
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 80 feedback
Replies: 194
Views: 7927

Re: Issue 80 feedback

I must admit that I haven't really got a handle on what "The Ultimate Guide" is exactly trying to do. I mean, what is it doing differently than other features? The Ultimate Guides give us a full list of which games are canon to a series, as well as highlighting the key differences and notable featu...
by Gabe
Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Improving the magazine
Replies: 382
Views: 10339

Re: Improving the magazine

First up, great mag and keep up the good work :D Just one query about the improvements, I dont recall which Issue it was, but recently the retro computer/console price lists seem to have disappeared from the magazine :( For those of us who like to use ebay or booties to enhance our retro collection...
by Gabe
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 80 feedback
Replies: 194
Views: 7927

Re: Issue 80 feedback

It's two pages in an issue. Hardly a juncture or a massive change in the mag's direction. And you're right, some people will have read everything about it, but not everyone will have. If I thought it was pointless I wouldn't introduce it. Oh and Castlevania isn't in next issue now. Yeah, I'm not sa...
by Gabe
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 80 feedback
Replies: 194
Views: 7927

Re: Issue 80 feedback

-Metroid Zero Mission next month! Clever way of sticking "newer" games in the magazine, I like it. I'm undecided about this, I have to say. Certainly since the PS2/Xbox/GC the amount of coverage single titles got in the press exploded, so the games likely to feature (based solely on it being a Metr...
by Gabe
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 80 feedback
Replies: 194
Views: 7927

Re: Issue 80 feedback

I would disagree. I feel it's exactly in the spirit of the magazine. The magazine covers old games, old consoles, old games on new consoles, and new games on old consoles, and even new games in old series on new consoles. (insert computer as well). We'll agree to disagree; I don't think it is in th...
by Gabe
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 80 feedback
Replies: 194
Views: 7927

Re: Issue 80 feedback

Reasoned answer Just to chip in on this issue, I can understand from your response why you chose the games you did, but - to me at least - it just doesn't feel in the spirit of what RG should be about. Given that people have had 20+ years to get to grips with the system it's no surprise that there ...
by Gabe
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Improving the magazine
Replies: 382
Views: 10339

Re: Improving the magazine

It's pretty disappointing that you consider a whopping 4 pages of content to be "plenty" of coverage for the franchise that helped pull the entire home console gaming industry back from the brink . Just because you don't like a particular franchise doesn't mean that franchise doesn't have a huge si...
by Gabe
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 80 feedback
Replies: 194
Views: 7927

Re: Issue 80 feedback

Ridiculous arguement. I'd far rather have the Axelay coverage than the Rainbow Islands coverage, which is a game I felt exceedingly meh about, so by your reasoning I don't get catered for? No, by my reasoning you had a SNES and played on the original cartridge so would be all over this, whereas any...
by Gabe
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Improving the magazine
Replies: 382
Views: 10339

Re: Improving the magazine

I'd have to say Craig that RG seems to me to go a lot higher that 70% for the average game. (I'd always put it down to enthusiastic retro loving though - if you love a genre you mark it higher - as you pointed out with homebrew) I'd agree with this - personally I've always taken the RG reviews with...
by Gabe
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Improving the magazine
Replies: 382
Views: 10339

Re: Improving the magazine

One of the things I remember most about gaming from my younger days is how many arguements there were about the top games of the time. You only have to read this forum to see that even now, as adults, we are all capable of getting into slangi.....debates regarding the latest games (VF v Tekken, BFB...