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by ely
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Yes. I've been writing it for the last 2 years. Over 150,000 words so far though it's not from the 1st chapter. It starts right at the beginning & illustrates how what did in our spare time as children changed when we got our 1st computers. The bulk of it covers 1984 to the early 90s and also cover...
by ely
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

merman wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Mark is writing a book, this was effectively an extract of the first chapter...
Fantastic :)
by ely
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

mlucifersam wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:45 pm
ely wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:56 am
I loved the Mark Jones article about his first few weeks at Ocean. More like this please!
Thanks for that. I'm chuffed to bits you liked it!
You should write a book about all your time there, I reckon people would buy that, I know I would. A lot of work though I guess?
by ely
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

All very good points. I think maybe there should at least be an option for Subscribers about whether they get one or the other. But it can’t be on a month by month basis as that’d be too much management.
by ely
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

I buy the magazine for the content, the cover for me isn't that important. People seem to put far too much weight on it when in reality I can't imagine they actually spend that much time looking at it.
by ely
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

I loved the Mark Jones article about his first few weeks at Ocean. More like this please!
by ely
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1697

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

I went from a Dragon 32 (December '82) to an Atari 130XE (with a Floppy Drive) (December '86), neither blunted my love for computers, gaming or the fact there were other more 'popular' machines available. I used to buy The One Amiga magazine even though I never owed an Amiga back in the day. I just ...
by ely
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1697

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Yeah 15 quid is pretty good value isn't it. I'd love to know why the 6128 one is twice the price mind?!
by ely
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Issues are planned out in advance and then the writers get the Purchase Order for a set number of pages. In this case it was short notice that they needed an interview piece, I suggested Stoo and we just kept talking... Fair enough, from a business perspective it makes sense, just a shame lots of "...
by ely
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

merman wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm
It's In The Chair, so I only get six...
I'm always curious about why articles have a set number of pages. In instances like this where you have a lot of great content would there ever be a disscussion about getting extra pages and holding back another small article to another issue?
by ely
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1697

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:48 pm
With so many green screen CPCs sold, it's inevitable that there would have been a fair few users who invested in the modulator to play on a colour TV.
Yeah this is a good point, I wonder how much the modulator cost?
by ely
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

merman wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:21 pm
So, the interview lasted 90 minutes and the transcript is 13,000 words... now to cram as much of the interesting stuff into the article...
Looking forward to it, better to have too much that too little :)
by ely
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1697

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Loved this issue, the Bitmap Bros. article really makes me want to read the Read Only Memory Bitmap Bros. book whch I have but have not got round to yet. Making of Gods also added to to that need to read the book. Bounty Bob Strikes Back is a great little game, although it's a shame Bill Hogue decid...
by ely
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1697

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Jeez, why is someone sticking the latest copy of RG up on Ebay already?
by ely
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 190
Replies: 47
Views: 1715

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 190

Surely if the C word is offensive we should get rid of all the C****dore articles :)