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by NorthWay
Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Any CD / DVD on the works?
Replies: 43
Views: 7530

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We haven't written off the odd CD completely, but unless we can offer you guys something you can't get anywhere else, then it's unlikely we'll do them... Well put. The Konix disc was one such occasion where it was fully justified. Documenting history. (The Imagine/Ocean story (BBC permitting) or pe...
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: More Hardware
Replies: 18
Views: 3642

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Technical is good. Some of the technical achievements with the hardware are just as noteworthy and interesting as the stuff the games designers did. Not to mention that many games were made because of or half in spite of the hw and its features. Some games simply started as technical demos to prove...
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone remember Datastorm?
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Anyone remember Datastorm?

One of the first games I had for my Amiga. Best Defender clone ever. The only real difference was you had to send your pods through some kind of 'warp gate' thing. Lovely game. These days S0DAN lives here: http://www.sodan.dk . (It was a clone of Dropzone, can't remember which game Hybris was a clo...
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: WORST consoles ever
Replies: 112
Views: 16337

The Phillips G7000(?) was a joke. It should have been killed long before it was.
Technology wasn't so easily tossed back them, was it?
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do you remember any game giveaways exclusive to magazines?
Replies: 48
Views: 4420

Does the type-in JSW (or was it Manic Miner) single level that was part of the regular C&VG count? No? Hm...

I remember the first Zzap64 with a tape on. That was amazing I though. Last Ninja demo. Sensible 3D demo.
I might have a Heaven 17 record from CU somewhere. Not a game though.
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official feedback thread for issue 19
Replies: 170
Views: 24025

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So you're saying that Retro Gamer should only cover games that you have played? Not at all, That would be ridiculous. I am saying that there should be additional content from the writer / developer of the game and various other sources so that it also appeals and is of interest to people who didn't...
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 20 is here
Replies: 117
Views: 16471

#20 arrived. I need to subscribe now (and find the URL for it). Read some of it. The "news" part of the mag seems to have calmed down a bit in its design. No more cutting corners of pictures. Good. "From the forum" looked crap visually. Was that intended, or were you supposed to be able to read it p...
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Overated Games
Replies: 166
Views: 20461

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Seeing the 'gaunlet versions' thread - I must say I think gauntlet is very overated, infact its just short of papp! Heretic! First up against the wall. And so on. The instant I saw the arcade cabinet and the game running I was in love. What a wonderful game. I had the same instant feelings for Marb...
by NorthWay
Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great games that haven't stood the test of time
Replies: 72
Views: 9716

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But don't you appreciate it for what it "was", back when it was unleashed on the general gaming public it was incredible! It certainly was. Any first of its kind usually is. Then you get a chance to compare it with the next generation (or perhaps Next Generation would be apropriate these days) and ...
by NorthWay
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great games that haven't stood the test of time
Replies: 72
Views: 9716

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How the hell can you be a "retro fan" and dislike PacMan and Space Invaders?!?! :shock: Take one game, sit down, play game, evaluate game, remember it is 2005 and you're a grown up (or at least pretend to do during day-time), and come to a conclusion. Galaga is great. Centipede is great. Space Inva...
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Idea for a magazine section
Replies: 30
Views: 8158

I'd be interested in seeing a "family tree" or soft-/hard-o-graphy showing how persons/people/companies through time has made software or hardware. Lots of hw companies have been _very_ anonymous and have been taken over (Hi Toro), legally blackmailed into selling their design (7800), or simply done...
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Idea for a magazine section
Replies: 30
Views: 8158

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I had a chat to Archer McLean on the weekend about stuff like this - I mentioned that one of the most interesting things about DVDs is the Director's Commentary which always contains little anecdotes and bits of info on how certain things were done, or why certain things appear in certain ways. It ...
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If one game could be remade for today...what would it be
Replies: 81
Views: 10567

Night Mission Pinball. Or some other pinball. For my PSP. Tilted on the side for the correct perspective.
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is it that you like about retro gaming ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3764

I'd like to climb my very high horse and say that retro has nothing to do about it: A good game is a good game no matter what. What I _do_ like about retro is that they are usually designed for 2D and as such makes it much easier/clearer to view the playfield and orientate yourself. (Ok, so nostalgi...
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What Is Retro?
Replies: 62
Views: 8927

Retro: 8-bit
(I'm running Amiga sw as we type, and its games are too big, too technical, too detailed, and too advanced to go by the definition of Retro in my mind. Oh well.)