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by Arnie
Mon May 28, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer issue 181
Replies: 14
Views: 1939

Re: Retro Gamer issue 181

Am I really reading an article about architectural structures in 8-bit video games? Who on Earth gave that the go ahead? Scraping the barrel a bit. It was inspired by this forthcoming book on Unbound, all about videogame cities/architecture: https://unbound.com/books/virtual-cities/ I quite liked i...
by Arnie
Thu May 17, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What did you buy at the carboot today ??
Replies: 2165
Views: 86695

Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

I've not been to a car boot sale for some time now. The last thing I bought was a box of Amstrad CPC games.
by Arnie
Thu May 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: What Comics did you read as a kid?
Replies: 321
Views: 21411

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

I used to read the Beano and the Eagle.
by Arnie
Thu May 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Who Loved Type-Ins?
Replies: 19
Views: 2091

Re: Who Loved Type-Ins?

I also used to do a lot of type ins. Yes some worked some didn't but wasn't that the fun in trying to correct or make them better. I remember making my own high score entry system on the speccy that would scroll the letters up and down smoothly a pixel line at a time in basic using a joystick with f...
by Arnie
Tue May 01, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: most ridiculous MEGA RARE on ebay?
Replies: 2304
Views: 85725

Re: most ridiculous MEGA RARE on ebay?

Ryan GH wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:16 am
Jesus, why don't people just play on free emulators and roms and be done with retro collecting already. :wink:
That is pretty much the way I'm going now days.
by Arnie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: most ridiculous MEGA RARE on ebay?
Replies: 2304
Views: 85725

Re: most ridiculous MEGA RARE on ebay?

If people pay those prices they need their heads examined.

Anyone want an Amstrad hit sqad Enduro Racer cassette, arcade collection No. 1. I'll sell it for £799.99. I'm sure its mega rare one of a kind and all. :wink:
by Arnie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retailers in trouble
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

Re: Retailers in trouble

I think it is a real shame the way things are going, call me old fashioned but I prefer to see something in the flesh before I buy it, may be even test it out first. This saves on the hassle of repackaging and returning an item that is not up to spec. Lets face it how often do things go back in to t...
by Arnie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Change one thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3623

Re: Change one thing?

Biggest improvement for the Amiga, and any Home compute for that matter would be the ability to use a 2nd fire button, and use 2 button joysticks. All those games hampered by shitty one button control schemes. The Amiga most certainly could use more than one button, just plug a CD32 pad in any Amig...
by Arnie
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Programs from the past
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Programs from the past

Try the internet archive at archive.org. There are many scans of the old mags with type ins.
by Arnie
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14841
Views: 267199

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Gotham series 3 - not too bad but dwindling a little now. Assuming the trailers i'm seeing are for season 4 on TV - so i might stick it out. I believe that season four has been picked up by E4. Yes it’s about to start in the next week or so. It’s a shame it’s E4 and not channel 4, the same goes for...
by Arnie
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9665
Views: 216975

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Oh I’ve met a few of those types in my time. Just make up some real nonsense story and they will always have been there and done it, but in a much better way of course. If you have been to Tenerife then they have been to Elevenerife. :lol: So true. What else grinds my gears, phone calls. I hate pho...
by Arnie
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: A Question for Subscribers (magazines now sent out damaged?)
Replies: 29
Views: 2058

Re: A Question for Subscribers (magazines now sent out damaged?)

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:46 pm
If it were the postal services, they are incredibly organised in communicating exactly how and where they'd damage issues to maintain consistency to throw us off the scent.
I have to admit I'd be pretty impressed if they were.
by Arnie
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer issue 179
Replies: 52
Views: 4313

Re: Retro Gamer issue 179

My only gripe is that my issue has the first 34 pages inset by approx 10mm, this makes the text near the centre a little hard to read as the usual border there is cut away meaning the text runs in to the fold. Glad you're otherwise enjoying this issue! Do you mind sending us a photo of the issue wi...
by Arnie
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14841
Views: 267199

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Going through my box sets of Babylon 5 again, a classic series :D
by Arnie
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9665
Views: 216975

Re: What grinds your gears ?

What grinds my gears lately is when someone thinks they know everything about anything but end up being caught out as a liar, in addition to shaking their leg that much you'd think you were in Japan. You cannot argue with the person about their exaggerative tales nor the 100s of jobs they did befor...