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No More 2 Page Screenshots!

Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:55 am
by Popcorn
Hi, read the new issue.. Enjoyed it a lot, certainly much better than last months Games Room issue.. (IMO)

BUT.. Can you please get rid of the 2 page screenshots, they are a waste of space and the pictures look censored .. especially the shocking 'stampede' one last month..

If you must use 2 pages please use, say, 8 screenshots on each page, this gives a better impression of the game and is better for nostalgia as you may remember certain bits..

So thats my 2 cents on the matter.. Im sure I will get loads of a-holes dissing me as is standard but I think its a fair point..

What do you think?

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

Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 12:08 pm
by Megamixer
I don't mind them. Stampede would have looked bigger on your telly anyway so it could have been worse.

To be fair though, some of the older 3D games don't look good when they're blown up to full size for the readers revival thing. Is that why it always seems to be old 2D stuff from the 80's that gets chosen? Wouldn't a better idea be to have two readers revivals alongside each other with sensibly-sized screenshots rather than one massive one?

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

Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 12:41 pm
by felgekarp
I've never liked them, ever!

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

Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 12:52 pm
by SirClive
I like them. Mostly.

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

Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:01 pm
by Antiriad2097
Popcorn wrote:the shocking 'stampede' one last month..

What do you think?
Stampede was a superb screenshot. Nice big square pixels. Lovely :D

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

Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 2:18 pm
by The Master
We've had polls on this before. Most people (myself included) love the 2-page screenshots with a passion :P

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

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 11:27 am
by Doddsy
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 11:40 am
by SirClive
Lazy? or Art?

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

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 2:53 pm
by necronom
At first I wasn't too sure about them, as I thought it was a waste of two pages (or maybe 1.5 pages), but then it was pointed out that it is to increase the page count for advertising reasons. Something to do with a mag. having to have over a certain amount to attract advertisers. If they reduced them, there wouldn't be anything to replace them with, and they would reduce the pages, and therefore attract less adverts.

That's what I heard, but it sounds feasible.

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

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 3:27 pm
by StickHead
Please don't take away the pixels! The lovely blocky pixels!!!!!! :cry:

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

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 4:29 pm
by paranoid marvin
I like them.

So there.

:D

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

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 5:09 pm
by Antiriad2097
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.
It wouldn't be better value, as the price would go up. More info or articles cost money, they don't write themselves.

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

Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:20 am
by psj3809
I dont mind them, sometimes it works best with multiple screenshots, other times i really like the large blown up screen from an 80's classic.

Nothing to do with being up retro gamers 'sphincter' says our own very own 2010 version of Krusty.

The screenshots have now been in what is it ? 76 issues, i hope they dont change that now.

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

Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:42 am
by SirClive
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.

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

Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:04 am
by CraigGrannell
Antiriad2097 wrote:
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.
It wouldn't be better value, as the price would go up. More info or articles cost money, they don't write themselves.
^^ This. There's a certain amount of budget to go round, which pays for a certain amount of words. If the two-pagers got ditched, they'd be more likely to be replaced by standing copy than original editorial.