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by Timothy Lumsden
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Retro Gamer Argument: Is innovation dead?
Replies: 48
Views: 1330

Of course innovation is all about perception: if a game has a feature you've not come across before, it may appear innovative to you - but it could be that you've just never played the other games that include that feature. (This has happened quite a few times to me)
by Timothy Lumsden
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best purchases of the year 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Sadly unlike WoodCool, I'd have to say getting a Wii was my worst buy of the year. It has potential - but even the supposed top games Mario Wii have been very disappointing. I hope a batch of cool titles come out and change my mind.

Oh dear...I've gone off topic. Sorry!
by Timothy Lumsden
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Retro Gamer Argument: Is innovation dead?
Replies: 48
Views: 1330

I think innovation in games in harder and harder to produce, simply because so much has already been done over the past 25 years. In the days of the Atari 2600 every other game was an innovation as nothing existed previously. Today mostly what we call innovation is simply tinkering with existing (an...
by Timothy Lumsden
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Does anyone want adventure games to come back.
Replies: 46
Views: 1466

Not really if I'm honest. Something like Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is in all honesty much better than say 'The Hobbit' on ZX Spectrum.
by Timothy Lumsden
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Racing Games
Replies: 169
Views: 5773

Given my poor eyesight it's better that I get my driving thrills via games rather than on the public roads - and I have to say Mario Kart DS is my semi-retro favourite. If we're talking true retro, then Outrun at the arcade wins my vote. (My earliest driving game was the free one that came with my V...
by Timothy Lumsden
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I love charity shops!
Replies: 56
Views: 2926

Apart from some of my favourte beige cardigans , I also found a sealed copy of splinter cell (Pandora Tomorrow) for xbox for 97pence no idea why it was 97p and not 99p or a pound - but that's the crazy world of charity shops. (of course I put the 3p change in the shop#s blind dog money box - not see...
by Timothy Lumsden
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 32001
Views: 781857

Have to admit I hadn't heard of this until RG featured it - I don't buy much for my N64 (in truth my brother gave me his old N64 and I haven't used it much) - but Blast Corp seemed worth a punt.
by Timothy Lumsden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Question on subscriptions and the wellness of the magazine..
Replies: 50
Views: 2855

I have to say Online doesn't have the kudos of a magazine - plus you can't read it on the bog (not that I soil RG by reading it on the Loo - that's what the very absorbant Gamesmaster is for). I think there's a core audience for print - people have been predicting paperback books will vanish for yea...
by Timothy Lumsden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Ch, ch, ch, changes...
Replies: 64
Views: 4335

only being a relatively new reader, the 'current' RG is still new to me, but as long as the articles stay good quality (which I'm sure will be the case), then I'm happy.
by Timothy Lumsden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retroinspection - Archimedes
Replies: 30
Views: 1716

Saw a Memotech 512 go for £55 on ebay today - obviously rare - and it came with 37 games - I never even knew that many games existed for the system - did anyone ever own one?
by Timothy Lumsden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best purchases of the year 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

i also bought this coffee table book by Gordon Laing called 'digital retro' - it's a nice stroll thru 30 years of micros - not strictly a gaming highlight, but nice no the less
by Timothy Lumsden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 57 Feedback
Replies: 148
Views: 8718

I'm all in favour of a little more of the obscure stuff - my guess is that most RG readers have a good core knowledge of retro games - so there will be something quite pleasant about suddenly finding out about a load titles you've never heard of.
by Timothy Lumsden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 59
Replies: 99
Views: 4516

I think it has to be Knightlore and the rest of the filmation Ultimate games - they really put isometric on the map - the school playground was
literally all a quiver when we first saw this as kids.
by Timothy Lumsden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 57 Feedback
Replies: 148
Views: 8718

My local Smiths usually has it - but they seem to put it in odd sections - sometimes not the gaming section - I guess the staff aren't sure what the mag is.

Not to fear I always put a few to the front of the shelf when I buy mine - Imagine Publishing, good to you I am :wink:
by Timothy Lumsden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best purchases of the year 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Unless something really special turns up for xmas, I'd have to say
getting a mint boxed 3do with 7 games at a carboot for £10 was my highlight.