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by NickThorpe
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: FEZ free on Epic Games Store
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: FEZ free on Epic Games Store

I see this "they should compete on quality of service" argument a lot and I'm not sold on it. I don't think it would matter if EGS offered a quality of service that was better than Steam and GoG - unless it was radically better in a way that doesn't exist right now, people would just stick with the ...
by NickThorpe
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is my copy of Alex Kidd in Miracle World broken?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Is my copy of Alex Kidd in Miracle World broken?

I've never heard of a cart version having the hamburger over the onigiri, but I could be wrong. The best thing to do is use some other hardware without Alex Kidd built in and see what happens, but I'm guessing you'd already worked that out. Do you know anyone with another Master System? If not, do y...
by NickThorpe
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24025
Views: 468293

Re: What are you currently playing?

Currently playing Bloodstained - Ritual of the Night. Whilst I'm not 100% sold on the art style, the gameplay is solid, and it matches up quite well with Castlevania - Symphony of the Night. Overall I'd highly recommend it to anyone who loves Metroidvania's. I'm on Bloodstained too, and I'm nearing...
by NickThorpe
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong

The Atari 2600 conversion of Donkey Kong would have been one of the very first games I ever played, and I've always had a bit of a soft spot for it. But man, Donkey Kong is hard - when we covered the high score scene for an issue a couple of years ago, we had a competition on the magazine team. Our ...
by NickThorpe
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum - Issue 197: Shenmue
Replies: 10
Views: 337

From the Forum - Issue 197: Shenmue

Hello everybody, long time no see! For some reason, I haven't done the Mailbag in months. But now I'm back at it, so we're going to tease your brains until they emit something I can print. So right now, I would like you to consider the following question: Shenmue - love it or loathe it? This is one ...
by NickThorpe
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: HdE's Totally Unoriginal Gaming Show
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Re: HdE's Totally Unoriginal Gaming Show

Nothing like a forum argument to come home to after a lovely weekend in Paris, eh?

There was an argument here, and after representations from both participants, I've shuffled it off into its own private dimension where only the mods can see it. We’ll have to decide what to do from there.
by NickThorpe
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Frogger
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Retrogaming Spotlight: Frogger

The thing I always found interesting about Frogger was its ability to appeal to non-gamers. I used to live with a guy whose dad was an absolute terror - ex-police, wouldn't stand for people shortening his son's name (no nicknames allowed!), quite grumpy. The one thing we were able to converse about ...
by NickThorpe
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 195
Replies: 31
Views: 1352

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

It surprised me too, to be fair. I wasn't convinced stickers were a good idea when they were first suggested last year, as I also thought they weren't right for the target age group. The reception to them quickly proved me wrong.
by NickThorpe
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 195
Replies: 31
Views: 1352

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

I think it's a sample size problem - if you base everything on the reactions here, you get a distorted view of what people do and don't respond to. But less than an hour ago, we got this tweet showing someone who clearly likes them, as you can see stickers from our Konami and SNK sheets on his lapto...
by NickThorpe
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini
Replies: 22
Views: 682

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

I'm really interested in seeing how this particular machine does over here. Unlike most of the plug and play retro consoles so far, it doesn't have the same organic nostalgia base due to the fact that the original console wasn't widely available. But it does have a reputation amongst enthusiasts as ...
by NickThorpe
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Cancel Subscription
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Cancel Subscription

Okay, I just had a look through the moderator logs and that all checks out! It did seem strange, and the IP address didn't resolve to your usual ISP, so I was worried that someone had gained access to your account. I've restored the original poster's name and will set everything else right now.
by NickThorpe
Fri May 31, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Iain Lee
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Iain Lee

Yes, Iain Lee will be returning to the pages of RG in the near future. Paul's column will also continue to run in the magazine.
by NickThorpe
Thu May 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mega Drive Mini
Replies: 57
Views: 2430

Re: Mega Drive Mini

I just hope they don't do what they always used to do on the Mega Games compilations, which was shoving World Cup Italia 90 (or Sega Soccer, later) in at every opportunity.
by NickThorpe
Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Website maintenance - May 22 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Website maintenance - May 22 2019

Hi all, just to let you know there's some planned maintenance scheduled for May 22nd, 2019. According to our engineers, the site will be going down for 10-15 minutes between 1:00am - 3:00am (UK time). If the plans change, we'll let you know.
by NickThorpe
Fri May 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: Enter the contest for the best CPC players
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Enter the contest for the best CPC players

You can't possibly own the copyright for all the games you host there. Don't do this.