Official Feedback Thread - Issue 60

Want to air your opinions on the latest issue of Retro Gamer? Step inside...

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

Post Reply
User avatar
sscott
Posts: 13160
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:26 pm
Location: Sheffield

Official Feedback Thread - Issue 60

Post by sscott » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:52 am

Image
Hooray, it’s yet another exciting issue of everyone’s favourite retro gaming magazine. “But what’s in this month’s issue?â€

User avatar
neuromancer
Posts: 1581
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:04 pm
Location: /dev/null
Contact:

Post by neuromancer » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:04 am

If that's not a mock-up (of the mag, not the child!) I'm very jealous - wasn't expecting it until next week. Want. To. Go. Home. Now.

Congratulations on the new-born by the way (the child, not the mag)

User avatar
sscott
Posts: 13160
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:26 pm
Location: Sheffield

Post by sscott » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:08 am

It's real!
A great feature on the MSX, I have one but have yet to plug it in so will do that this afternnon! Also an in-dpeth feature of System Shock 2 which I've heard lots about but never played. The R-Type feature has showed up in this issue also.

User avatar
Timothy Lumsden
Posts: 2994
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:07 am

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:16 am

Ah - home early and RG 60 is here!! And this month there is something - dare I say - joyful about it. A real celebration of retro.

Issue 59 seemed a touch dour and didnt really hit the heights for me (mainly as most of the content wasn't of particular interest to me rather than any quality problems), but issue 60 seems custom made for the Timster! Loving every page so far.

whisper it quietly...but issue 60 could be the greatest issue ever! :D

User avatar
jdanddiet
Posts: 9034
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:03 am
Location: Essex
Contact:

Post by jdanddiet » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:25 am

(can't wait to get home now)

You look quite rested and alert for someone on Paternity leave scotty
For retro news, full articles, retrospectives and a gallery of my work check out http://wizwords.net/
Wizwords on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wizwords
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wizwords

User avatar
JetSetWilly
Posts: 9535
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:57 pm
Location: We Must Perform A Quirkafleeg!
Contact:

Post by JetSetWilly » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:30 am

This has whet my appitite for the mag even more now. Whats the R-TYPE feature like, btw?
JSW's Guff Emporium! <- My bit of t'internet.
IronMaidenRule wrote:I want to be a mighty warrior that can give people Vajjazles with a swing of his mighty sword, and also replenish health with communal Merkins!....I would like to be called....Norman!

User avatar
CraigGrannell
Posts: 4734
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:15 am
Contact:

Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:24 am

sscott wrote:Arrived today!
Image
While the mag itself looks pretty good, I'm a little disappointed to see the return of a covermount to Retro Gamer—I can't see too many people taking care of their free baby.

Imagine really needs to think more carefully and consider relevance next time.
iPhone/iPod/iPad game/app reviews: http://www.iphonetiny.com

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6770
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Re: Unofficial Feedback Issue 60

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:34 am

sscott wrote:Arrived today!
Image
As I'm on paternity leave I can take my time. :)
You look like you're desperately trying to stay awake. I didn't think the issue was that bad :lol:
Image

User avatar
FatTrucker
Posts: 4724
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Essex

Post by FatTrucker » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:41 am

CraigGrannell wrote: While the mag itself looks pretty good, I'm a little disappointed to see the return of a covermount to Retro Gamer—I can't see too many people taking care of their free baby.

Imagine really needs to think more carefully and consider relevance next time.
Image
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I've played all the Bratz games and Barbia Horse Adventures, due to having two girls and they are not rubbish in the slightest.
Feel free to add me on XBL.
Image

User avatar
Fightersmegamix
Posts: 3425
Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 1:41 pm

Post by Fightersmegamix » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:39 am

I thought this was going to be a shmups special?

Bub&Bob
Posts: 6833
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:24 am

Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:43 am

CraigGrannell wrote:While the mag itself looks pretty good, I'm a little disappointed to see the return of a covermount to Retro Gamer—I can't see too many people taking care of their free baby.

Imagine really needs to think more carefully and consider relevance next time.
We had a big discussion about this and I thought that most agreed we didn't want cover mounts as we can get these from the internet :wink: :wink:

Cover looks fab and Mario Kart is my second fav gaming series ever so I should be happy!
The dry fart for Barry MacDermot and all the cancer patients in the Glamorgan testicle ward

User avatar
merman
Posts: 6504
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:14 pm
Location: Skegness, UK
Contact:

Post by merman » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:44 am

Fightersmegamix wrote:I thought this was going to be a shmups special?
The R-Type feature is still in there, but the other big articles are being spread over the next few issues...
merman1974 on Steam, Xbox Live, Twitter and YouTube

User avatar
craigritchie
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:20 pm
Location: South Africa

Post by craigritchie » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:13 pm

Cool, glad it's out. What other features are in this month? Anyone care to do a table of contents?

User avatar
Rinoa
Posts: 5046
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:47 am
Location: Liverpool
Contact:

Post by Rinoa » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:19 pm

Our's arrived today too. I need to play catch up though, I'm an issue behind (I usually read in work but I've been really busy covering for a colleague). My boyfriend has had a quick browse and says it's "packed full of cool stuff" and particularly liked the Mario Kart feature :)

Sscott - what a lovely photo! And excellent to see you've wasted no time in educating your new son on the joys of retro gaming :D
Image

User avatar
CraigGrannell
Posts: 4734
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:15 am
Contact:

Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:56 pm

craigritchie wrote:Cool, glad it's out. What other features are in this month? Anyone care to do a table of contents?
Briefly:

Complete History: Mario Kart
Features: System Shock 2, product placement in games,
Making-ofs: Robotron: 2084, Zak McKracken, Ecco DotF, R-Type, Frak!
Retroinspection: MSX
Super Punch-out (The Classic Game, Transformers (Shamer)
RRs: The Ooze, Sir Lancelot, Scooby Doo, Pacific, Bubbles

... and some other bits and bobs.

Maybe it's something about the layout or feature order, but it somehow feels like there's more content than usual in this issue, even though the page count's the same.
iPhone/iPod/iPad game/app reviews: http://www.iphonetiny.com

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests