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by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Well unless we get some sales figures we wont know for sure either way, and proper sales figures back then are alot harder to trace then they are now. They weren't hard to trace when you were the editor of the country's best-selling Amiga games magazine, though. Based on the figures that were known...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
AmigaJay wrote:millions of sales
Really? Millions of sales? Is that correct? I find it amazingly hard to believe.
Not even REMOTELY close. Half a million, for the entire 15-year series, across all formats combined, would be nearer the mark.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Yes, many of the later Kick Off games were poor but Kick Off 2 deserves some respect and recognition. An eight-page article is "recognition". It doesn't deserve "respect", because it's sh i t, but I acknowledged its notable qualities: "Kick Off is still worth discussing for a variety of reasons. It...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

goonergaz wrote:but as a subscriber I feel I have a right to excercise my opinions like anyone else
Nobody's trying to stop you from doing that. I'm just disagreeing with you.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

As pointed out, people read the magazine for nostalgia reasons - usually people have very fond memories and fancy a trip down memory lane. No, SOME people read it for that reason. I have very little time for those people, personally. I read it to find out about interesting things from gaming histor...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Fair credit, he does state in his opening statement what he thinks of the series, and of KO2 that 'he can't play the game to save (his) life' (which is presumably one of the reasons why he doesn't enjoy it), Any retro gamer of worth should be able to hold their own in Kick Off 2 - it should be a pr...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

slacey1070 wrote:Perhaps the worse bit was a reference to another mag giving Rise of The Robots 50%. One can only assume that every reference from that mag is now null and void?
Yes.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Having worked at Sensible Software for over a year Which is exactly why you shouldn't have been chosen to write an article on Kick Off. No it isn't, it's a pish argument. I hated Kick Off long before Sensible Soccer even existed, never mind before I worked at Sensible. There's no connection between...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Which was developed by sensi (who were themselves,massive fans of kick off). Having worked at Sensible Software for over a year and therefore having a pretty good idea what they thought about stuff, I feel reasonably secure in saying that's not exactly an accurate representation of the truth. What ...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Boony2 wrote:Which was developed by sensi (who were themselves,massive fans of kick off).
Having worked at Sensible Software for over a year and therefore having a pretty good idea what they thought about stuff, I feel reasonably secure in saying that's not exactly an accurate representation of the truth.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Bub&Bob wrote:Wot I wannna know is where the f*ck is my copy of the mag?
I'm experiencing a similar emotion myself...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

It just suprised me that 8 pages of the mag were taken to spell out that you don't like the franchise in any of it's iterations They weren't. They were used to tell the story of the series and highlight interesting things people probably wouldn't have known about it, of which there were many. The f...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Enjoyed the issue. The only issue I have with the Kick Off feature is Stuart's use of a conclusion at the start of the article. Nothing wrong with you disliking the game or thinking it was 'usurped' later but the neutral reader has been given an unnecessary slant on the article before its begun, we...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

DreamcastRIP wrote:But not quite so "pish" enough to stop you picking up the cheque for writing an article about it, I presume. 8)
Yeah, because I'm the first journalist ever to write an article critical of something...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15091

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

... so here was an article that told it like it is. Or to put that another way, 'An article written by a Sensible Soccer nut on a mission to slate his favoured series' main competitor'. Arf. As I noted in the piece, whether you measure by critical response or by sales Kick Off is a "competitor" to ...