No More 2 Page Screenshots!

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Re: NO MORE 2 PAGE SCREENSHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by felgekarp » Tue May 25, 2010 3:14 pm

Does the budget also pay for a certain amount of pictures?
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Re: NO MORE 2 PAGE SCREENSHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue May 25, 2010 3:25 pm

SirClive wrote:
psj3809 wrote:it works best with multiple screenshots
Oh I don't really like the multiple shots. 1 big blocky screenshot is best for me.

Yeah , same here - I can't stand those multiple screen-shot pics
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Re: NO MORE 2 PAGE SCREENSHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by CraigGrannell » Tue May 25, 2010 3:58 pm

felgekarp wrote:Does the budget also pay for a certain amount of pictures?
In a sense, yes—it's a lot quicker to take one really good screen grab than nine or 12.
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Re: NO MORE 2 PAGE SCREENSHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Jet Pilot » Tue May 25, 2010 7:09 pm

I love the blown-up pixelated screen-shots. I guess that just means I'm old. :lol:
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Re: NO MORE 2 PAGE SCREENSHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Karnov » Sun May 30, 2010 6:35 am

SOme of them are quite good.. but I think 1 on each page maybe? The Karnov pic was awesome (of course) but then the faxandu shot a few months back with just the intro screen was very poor..

thats my opinion :)

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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun May 30, 2010 7:20 am

Would it be fair to say that it can't be easy when choosing blown-up pixel shots , how they will actually turn out when they appear in the mag?
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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by Dave300 » Sun May 30, 2010 8:11 am

I don't mind them at all - I think they break up the magazine quite well - there's plenty of text and screenshots on the other pages to keep me busy reading for most of the month!
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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by Karnov » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:02 am

Can I change my mind and say that I have actually warmed to them :P

Although I did like the Quackshot one where it was several pics on each page as it brought back more memories seeing different levels and stuff!

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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by merman » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:12 am

A thought has occurred to me (shut up, it's not that rare)... how about using a DPS for the format comparisons a lot of people want? You could have the same part of the game from Spectrum/Amstrad/C64 and see how they differed in terms of graphics...
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Re: NO MORE 2 PAGE SCREENSHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Tabe » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:19 am

Doddsy wrote:Don't like them I think its just lazy on RG behalf. Retro Gamer is just wasting space by putting them in and I'm paying for the magazine. If I want to see pictures then there are plenty on the net to view. More info or a one page article would be better value for money.
I agree - the big screenshots just strike me as very lazy. I'd much rather have 8 screens that allow me to see what the game actually looked like than just a giant pixellated mess.

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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by merman » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:50 am

What's lazy is calling the DPS lazy... it's been explained so many times why it's done like that.
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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by ivarf » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:04 am

merman wrote:A thought has occurred to me (shut up, it's not that rare)... how about using a DPS for the format comparisons a lot of people want? You could have the same part of the game from Spectrum/Amstrad/C64 and see how they differed in terms of graphics...
Having shots from ALL the different versions instead of the lazy* Double Page Shots is a very good idea. I like it a lot! :D

*Lazy - It is F u c k i n g lazy to take digital shots from an emulator and blowing it up out of all proportions. If it was an picture from an analog CRT-monitor/TV they shots would have looked a hell of a lot better. In the old days double page shots looked good because they used these pictures taken from analog sources. Later on (late 80s early 90s) "tecnology" took over and we got these digital prints that Retrogamer is still using today. They DO s u c k and it is very L A Z Y by Retrogamer doing this.

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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by merman » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:48 am

*sigh*

So you want Retro Gamer to cost a lot more, have less pages and not be published monthly then?
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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by ivarf » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:25 pm

*sigh*

NO!! :D

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Re: No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Post by nakamura » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:19 pm

ivarf wrote:
merman wrote:
*Lazy - It is F u c k i n g lazy to take digital shots from an emulator and blowing it up out of all proportions. If it was an picture from an analog CRT-monitor/TV they shots would have looked a hell of a lot better. In the old days double page shots looked good because they used these pictures taken from analog sources. Later on (late 80s early 90s) "tecnology" took over and we got these digital prints that Retrogamer is still using today. They DO s u c k and it is very L A Z Y by Retrogamer doing this.
If you think that is lazy, do you know how much effort it takes to get an interview from a non English speaking developer? A hell of a lot I will tell you.
Lazy is one thing this magazine isn't. :roll:
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