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by NorthWay
Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 20 is here
Replies: 117
Views: 17080

#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
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Overated Games
Replies: 166
Views: 20884

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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 6:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great games that haven't stood the test of time
Replies: 72
Views: 10121

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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 5:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great games that haven't stood the test of time
Replies: 72
Views: 10121

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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 6:03 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Idea for a magazine section
Replies: 30
Views: 8451

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 5:43 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Idea for a magazine section
Replies: 30
Views: 8451

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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 5:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If one game could be remade for today...what would it be
Replies: 81
Views: 10974

Night Mission Pinball. Or some other pinball. For my PSP. Tilted on the side for the correct perspective.
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is it that you like about retro gaming ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3986

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 5:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What Is Retro?
Replies: 62
Views: 9271

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.)
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Did you have to be there
Replies: 53
Views: 9301

You HAD to be there. That was the time when the hw and sw was new, the hw was high-tech, and the experience fresh and to a certain extent exclusive. Satellite tv was new and even more scarce, there were only a few airborne channels (1 here IIRC) and the computers got a much more central place in our...
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great games that haven't stood the test of time
Replies: 72
Views: 10121

Space Invaders. Pac-Man. Sorry, but they're both boring. There are other contemporaries that _are_ good, like Centipede and Galaga.
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Bomb Jack
Replies: 93
Views: 9092

And there I was, thinking Bomb Jack was a nice game on the C= 64. Didn't know what I was missing out I guess.
Never was much for the music in Bombo though.
by NorthWay
Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: The cover (issue 19)
Replies: 57
Views: 10377

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Just to give you a little insight into the cover, and the mag style overall... The take was to create a modern 're-imagined' retro gamer that would stand up alongside the console mags of today. That our beloved mag is a multi-format mag which just happens to cover computers and console formats not ...