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Official Feedback Thread - Issue 60

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:52 am
by sscott
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Hooray, it’s yet another exciting issue of everyone’s favourite retro gaming magazine. “But what’s in this month’s issue?â€

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:04 am
by neuromancer
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)

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:08 am
by sscott
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:25 am
by jdanddiet
(can't wait to get home now)

You look quite rested and alert for someone on Paternity leave scotty

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:30 am
by JetSetWilly
This has whet my appitite for the mag even more now. Whats the R-TYPE feature like, btw?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:24 am
by CraigGrannell
sscott wrote:Arrived today!
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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.

Re: Unofficial Feedback Issue 60

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:34 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
sscott wrote:Arrived today!
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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:

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:41 am
by FatTrucker
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.
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Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:39 am
by Fightersmegamix
I thought this was going to be a shmups special?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:43 am
by Bub&Bob
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!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:44 am
by merman
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...

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:13 pm
by craigritchie
Cool, glad it's out. What other features are in this month? Anyone care to do a table of contents?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:19 pm
by Rinoa
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

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:56 pm
by CraigGrannell
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.