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by NickThorpe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 9086

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Hello everyone. We did have a forum outage last week, which was due to an unplanned technical error. I was the one communicating with readers that asked about it via Twitter. The issue was resolved by our engineers on Friday night. Unfortunately, the email to say that it had been resolved was sent t...
by NickThorpe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 47
Views: 2957

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

To be honest, the movie chart has been a temporary addition due to the lack of worthwhile game charts to cover in the early part of 2002. It's a weird time since the Xbox and GameCube don't have charts yet, but the PlayStation, N64 and Dreamcast are more or less dead. That only leaves the PS2 and PC...
by NickThorpe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 47
Views: 2957

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

RichardC74 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:50 am
Any idea when this issue is going to appear on Google play
Thanks for bringing this to our attention - it didn't go up when it was supposed to due to an error, but this has now been fixed.
by NickThorpe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Please Help with Sega Saturn to upscale on my HDTV.
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Please Help with Sega Saturn to upscale on my HDTV.

Not sure what's going on there, but the first place I'd look is your upscaler. Things to try: - Test it with a Saturn game that does proper 480i output (Virtua Fighter 2, Fighters Megamix) - Test it with your other consoles - most PS2 games and all Xbox and Gamecube games output in 480i as a default...
by NickThorpe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Did I miss the Winter isssue or...?
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: Did I miss the Winter isssue or...?

We'd definitely have noticed if we'd only done 12! As normal, there were 13 issues published in 2018 - one every four weeks, so one per month with two in November: 177 - Greatest Games Systems (25th January) 178 - Goldeneye (22nd February) 179 - Pac-Man (22nd March) 180 - The Chaos Engine (19th Apri...
by NickThorpe
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 10 PS2 games - vote now!
Replies: 17
Views: 1000

Top 10 PS2 games - vote now!

Hello everyone, it's been ages since we've done any democracy around here, so let's do some now! We want to know your top ten PlayStation 2 games. As normal, choose any ten PS2 games you like (but it has to be a full ten), ranking them in order of preference (10 points for your favourite, down to 1 ...
by NickThorpe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?
Replies: 36
Views: 1641

Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

The PS3 isn't retro by the mag's method (that'll be in 2021). But if you can find one of the ones with full PS2 compatibility that's somehow still in working condition, it's a great system for retro gaming. There's a nice selection of digital retro releases and of course the full physical PlayStatio...
by NickThorpe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Neo Geo Mini Review in issue 188
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Neo Geo Mini Review in issue 188

Too late, they already let me have at it. Here's a gallery. Some of the games look better than others because they originally ran at a higher resolution - Tekken 3 comes out way better than Jumping Flash, for example.
by NickThorpe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Neo Geo Mini Review in issue 188
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Neo Geo Mini Review in issue 188

We tried both the international model and the Japanese model, on different TV sets (our video capture device is broken, so I had to do screenshots at home). Having had a look at other reviews, they also complained about image quality, and the menus came out sharp with no problem so I think everythin...
by NickThorpe
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Neo Geo Mini Review in issue 188
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Neo Geo Mini Review in issue 188

First off, I'm glad you're enjoying the machine. It wasn't for me, for the reasons I mentioned in the review, but the games themselves are great and I'm pleased more people are enjoying them. I'm a fan of SNK's games in general, and particularly the Neo Geo - I bought and repaired an MVS board and h...
by NickThorpe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Tony 'Big K' Takoushi
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Questions for Tony 'Big K' Takoushi

The Master System was already discontinued in Japan and America by the time you got to Sega, but still going in Europe. How much freedom did you have to build its first-party software line-up, and did you ever struggle to get Sega Japan to commit development resources?
by NickThorpe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: Issue 189 - Sonic Adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 473

From the forum: Issue 189 - Sonic Adventure

Hello everyone. It's that time of the month where I usually try to find a new way to introduce this post, but I don't really have time to this month because we've got short deadlines and no Darran. Oh well, that'll do. The question this time: What do you think of Sonic Adventure? The Dreamcast is 20...
by NickThorpe
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 366
Views: 17522

Re: Tracking lateness

It's not that the editorial team doesn't care - we want you to be able to read our features and get the product you pay for. Unfortunately, the editorial team doesn't deal with production problems, subscription shipments or postal services. All we can do is pass on your concerns to the relevant peop...
by NickThorpe
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Octav1us Kitten
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Octav1us Kitten

Unfortunately this thread has turned into something of a trash fire, and so I've been summoned to extinguish it. Octav1us Kitten's videos are good and she's fun on Digitiser. She's on Twitter and she interacts with other users, so just get on there and chat with her if you want to know more about he...
by NickThorpe
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 215
Views: 11545

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

I wonder why they settled on including just 20 games. They could have doubled that number without too much effort (even if only by including some sequels). The manufacturing cost is something to consider here. I doubt there's a great deal of space left on whatever storage unit they've put in it, as...