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by merman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Dave Perry

FUSION magazine has been printing a column from the Games Animal in recent issues, some interesting insights into what was happening behind the scenes...
by merman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Lunar Lander
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Retrogaming Spotlight: Lunar Lander

Yeah, the stick gives ten levels of thrust depending on how hard you push it. Two buttons to rotate left and right, ABORT button that uses up a lot of fuel too. Moonlander is also the name of the first graphical variant, released in 1973 to promote DEC's new terminals. It also had a very early Easte...
by merman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 52
Views: 1745

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

How realistic do you think it is for eBay to check every single item listed?
by merman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Big Boy Barry (off the telly. In the 90s)
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Questions for Big Boy Barry (off the telly. In the 90s)

Have you ever had to do PR for a game you really hated?

What is the best promotional gimmick or campaign you came up with?

Do publishers really discuss the Metacritic rating and its effect on sales?

Have you collected lots of freebies/swag?
by merman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the forum in decline?
Replies: 318
Views: 7822

Re: Is the forum in decline?

Most forums have guidelines about discussing politics and religion. To blame that for this forum's decline is ridiculous. And yes, games are political. All art is political. Whether it's Leonardo creating statues (and war machines) for an Italian duke, or Damien Hirst creating his diamond skull fun...
by merman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the forum in decline?
Replies: 318
Views: 7822

Re: Is the forum in decline?

Most forums have guidelines about discussing politics and religion. To blame that for this forum's decline is ridiculous. And yes, games are political. All art is political. Whether it's Leonardo creating statues (and war machines) for an Italian duke, or Damien Hirst creating his diamond skull fund...
by merman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: No Sign of RG in Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: No Sign of RG in Shops

Read the issue 198 thread - an issue with the barcodes.
by merman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 198
Replies: 36
Views: 1547

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Fawltykog wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:19 am
First issue i've missed out on for a long time, and no word of explanation from Darren.

Screw ordering it.
There's an explanation in this very thread. Darran is editor, not the person responsible for putting every copy on shop shelves. :roll:
by merman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Heart of Neon Kickstarter
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Heart of Neon Kickstarter

Documentary, with interviews.
by merman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Heart of Neon Kickstarter
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Heart of Neon Kickstarter

http://www.wewantthellamasoftmovie.com

Paul Docherty (Dokk to C64 and Amiga fans) is making a movie about Jeff Minter and Llamasoft, called HEART OF NEON. The Kickstarter launched today.
by merman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Ultimate / Rare developers
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: Ultimate / Rare developers

No , but was ultimate just somone in there room making games No. Chris & Tim Stamper (with John Lathbury) were employees of Zilec - a British company nthat made arcade games. The three left to set up Ashby Computer & Graphics in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, initially in a small office above a shop. Ultimate ...
by merman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Resident Evil?
Replies: 30
Views: 779

Re: Favourite Resident Evil?

I played resi 1 on PlayStation 1. But I didn't really play it till the remaster on gamecube. I bought eternal darkness and tought it was the best game I ever played. When I was finished playing it, I went and bought all the rereleased remastered resi games for the gamecube they were resi zero,resi ...
by merman
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24060
Views: 474818

Re: What are you currently playing?

Dicey Dungeons - full game is out on Steam/itch.io now, had a lot of fun with the alpha. Final game is brilliant, loads more presentation, great chiptunes by Chipzel and cute graphics by Marlowe Dobbe. All held together by the coding & design of Terry Cavanagh.
by merman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: NHL retrospective?
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: NHL retrospective?

I have pitched a Retro Sports Network feature in the past, each one looking at a particular real-life sport and some of the best (and worst) games in that genre.
by merman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ducktales Remastered Leaving Digital Stores on August 9th
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Ducktales Remastered Leaving Digital Stores on August 9th

And this is a great example of why I'm nervous about games going digital-only/streaming - all too easy to lose access to a title