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Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover of the Imagine era

Poll ended at Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:14 pm

Elite
3
8%
Pitfall!
4
10%
R-Type
5
13%
3D Ant Attack
1
3%
Christmas 2008
5
13%
Battlezone
3
8%
Rare
7
18%
Pac-Man
7
18%
Mario-Kart
4
10%
Space Invaders
1
3%
 
Total votes: 40

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by neuromancer » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:06 pm

SirClive wrote:Just another quick suggestion - I would put the top 2 from each heat through and have 10 in the final. That would account for if one of the heats was too heavily weighted with the most popular covers (like heat 1).
I was considering that, and now I'll definitely do it - I've adjusted the descriptions on the polls accordingly. Thanks SirClive.

I've currently set each poll to run for 7 days, with the aim of setting up the Grand Final poll next Saturday. I've not run a poll previously - any thoughts on an enforced time limit such as this?

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by Jeremiah Jones » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:42 pm

The consistency of good covers seems to be increasing with each year.

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by SirClive » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:44 pm

neuromancer wrote:
SirClive wrote:I've currently set each poll to run for 7 days, with the aim of setting up the Grand Final poll next Saturday. I've not run a poll previously - any thoughts on an enforced time limit such as this?
You will probably see it drop off after 2 or 3 days, but I always give them a week when I can.
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by NorthWay » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:01 pm

Pitfall since I haven't seen the new one yet (small pictures are no good compared to the real thing).

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by neuromancer » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:42 am

NorthWay wrote:Pitfall since I haven't seen the new one yet (small pictures are no good compared to the real thing).
There's a reasonably-sized grab of the new cover in the first post of the official feedback thread:

http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13719

...but it honestly doesn't do the real thing justice; the physical cover highlights the pac-man logo and various items (the pills, cherries, ghosts etc) as raised vinyl-like elements. The black is a wonderful matt-gloss combo (obviously I don't know the technical terms, but there are those on the thread, above, which know all about the printing industry!)

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by neuromancer » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:06 am

I've added links to all five rounds to the first post on each poll, but it's unlikely that many people re-read the first post, so I'll add all five links here:

Round one can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13825

Round two can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13830

Round three can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13832

Round four can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13834

Round five (and final) can be found here: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=13835

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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by Mire Mare » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:16 am

Aaargh!! Elite! No. Rare!! No.... Right, Christmas 2008 and I'm not changing my mind. Although that new Pac-Man cover.....

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Post by markopoloman » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:29 am

I was going to vote for the Christmas cover - but that Rare one is so bloody good! That got my vote :D
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - Imagine era (round 1)

Post by neuromancer » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:02 am

I do like the Rare cover, but I'm surprised just how popular it's turned out to be.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:40 am

I love Mario Kart but went for PacMan (even though I don't like the game much!)
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Re: Poll: Favourite Retro Gamer cover - FINAL DAY (round 1)

Post by neuromancer » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:17 am

Today is the last chance to vote! - the poll closes this evening (Saturday 7th March) :idea:

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