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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: 467

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.
by NickThorpe
Tue May 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New Retro Gamer Member
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: New Retro Gamer Member

We're not going to help you download ROM files. Please refer to the forum's terms of service.
by NickThorpe
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Has the Parodius series been covered?
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Has the Parodius series been covered?

We did an Ultimate Guide feature on the arcade game in issue 179, but there hasn't been a feature on the entire series yet.
by NickThorpe
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Paid for 'free gifts'
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: Paid for 'free gifts'

The £5.99 price point isn't a new policy, it's as old as the magazine is. When Retro Gamer launched in 2004, it came with a cover disc and cost £5.99. Then the price dropped to £4.99 with issue 19 late in 2005, since it didn't include a disc. (If you want to have some fun, adjust those figures for i...
by NickThorpe
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Yeah, that one was a joke. I kind of wanted to see if people would pick up on it.

The Super Star Wars screenshot in the news section was supposed to have a Trek-related caption, but it didn't get used so the joke wasn't quite as obvious as I'd have liked.
by NickThorpe
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Google Stadia
Replies: 31
Views: 1087

Re: The Google Stadia

The Digital Foundry analysis doesn't convince me that Google has solved the inherent problems of streaming - and that's before we even get into the question of whether streaming is at all desirable. The lag figures they're talking about suggest a delay of about ten frames in a 60fps game, and that's...
by NickThorpe
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game series that got progressively better
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Game series that got progressively better

Sonic the Hedgehog :lol: I'd say the Fatal Fury series, as the progression from the original to Garou: Mark Of The Wolves is pretty remarkable. The only arguable thing is whether Fatal Fury 3 was a step back from Special - I personally like it, though. Other than that, it's a series that shows consi...
by NickThorpe
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 47
Views: 2128

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

We're sorry that you weren't happy with the swearing in the magazine, but we write for an adult audience. Resident Evil 2 was the cover game for this issue, and it's a notoriously gory 15-rated horror game with a heavily promoted 18-rated remake. As such, we didn't really expect anyone to give the i...
by NickThorpe
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Master System must haves?
Replies: 100
Views: 7408

Re: Master System must haves?

We did a top 25 in issue 136, and these were the results: 1: Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap 2: Alex Kidd In Miracle World 3: Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Psycho Fox 5: Shinobi 6: Phantasy Star 7: Castle Of Illusion 8: Wonder Boy In Monster Land 9: Fantasy Zone 10: Out Run 11: R-Type 12: Alex Kidd In Shi...
by NickThorpe
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro consoles on a 4ktv
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Retro consoles on a 4ktv

Yeah, they're really not cheap at all. The OSSC we photographed is my one, and it cost me a lot of money - but since I live in a small flat and don't have room to keep a CRT in there, it makes more sense than buying dedicated systems/cables (and I certainly don't want to chuck all my old hardware).
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 5835

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Jpishgar after Future bought several mags they closed or merged the forums. I realise this forum/forums in general are dead and Facebook and Twitter are your main concern as they are your bread and butter so to speak. With you & your team split between several places at once, does this bode well fo...
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tetris 99
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Tetris 99

My guess is that this is the first part of something bigger. The copyright screen makes reference to Nintendo characters being property of Nintendo, which is interesting because there aren't any right now. Likewise, the Stats section has "All" and "Tetris 99" tabs, but Tetris 99 is the only game mod...
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tetris 99
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Tetris 99

When this was announced during the Nintendo Direct, there were messages in the RG staff group chat bidding me farewell and telling me I could troll 98 players at once. Predictably, I love it. I grabbed second place on my first go, top ten most games I play and win about 10% of the time. I have amass...
by NickThorpe
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS4 on Credit?
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: PS4 on Credit?

I got my PS4 on credit at the end of 2014, and I'm glad I did it that way - but my circumstances are a bit different. In my case, the extra year with the system was very important as it made freelance for the sadly departed Play and games™ much easier, so the cost of borrowing was offset against inc...
by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 5835

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Our Twitter audience is actually considerably larger than our Facebook audience. We've got about 12,000 followers on Facebook and around 43,700 on Twitter. Having just looked over the Facebook page, I'll cop to missing the single query about the forum that I was able to find, buried in the visitor p...