The cover (issue 19)

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The cover (issue 19)

Post by mr.zzapback » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:50 pm

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That's looking brilliant! (even inspite of the Speccy -imagine! :wink: )

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Post by RetroBob » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:51 pm

Haha, you said rubber. Nice cover, not that I'm superficial like that. Can't believe that's my first post.

When I expect it through my door Daz?
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:52 pm

RetroBob wrote:Haha, you said rubber.

Can't believe that's my first post.

When I expect it through my door Daz?
I'll try and find out tomorrow...
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Post by andy vaisey » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:54 pm

'Tis a fine specimen indeed!

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Post by LeeT » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:00 pm

Looks a lot better than the old covers - A bit more upmarket.

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Post by Hungry Horace » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:13 am

Very nice and stylish.

Anything with the old rubber-keyed beauty is perfect by me.

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Post by Fandenivoldsk » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:25 am

Yep! Very nice! Hope to see a new Oli or Overton cover in the future though...!

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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:43 am

Well, I knew that short of smacking Markie repeatedly over the head with a think plank, he was always going to come up with something good. This cover looks smart and sophisticated—like a grown-up version of the old mag, although not quite so grown-up that it needs a pipe and slippers. Short of the inside being created entirely in Crayola-vision, I'm thinking the mag's going to look very nice indeed.

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Post by mr.zzapback » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:51 am

CraigGrannell wrote:
Gold star for Markie: *
Make it a green outlined gold star then... :wink:

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Post by smilertoo » Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:58 pm

Are the magazines the same dimensions as the old ones?
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:56 pm

smilertoo wrote:Are the magazines the same dimensions as the old ones?
Put it this way, your spines will match perfectly... :wink:
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Post by Ash » Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:33 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
smilertoo wrote:Are the magazines the same dimensions as the old ones?
Put it this way, your spines will match perfectly... :wink:
If it's a green spine I'll be well happy.

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Post by cheeky_muffin » Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:56 pm

Ash wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
smilertoo wrote:Are the magazines the same dimensions as the old ones?
Put it this way, your spines will match perfectly... :wink:
If it's a green spine I'll be well happy.
Well to be fair, it was on green for one issue and that only had a very small hint of the retro gamer logo.

As for the cover, I'm in two minds. Agreed it is stylish but not too keen on taking pieces literally from the old Retro Gamer like "OLD" and the round peel off sticker like effect on the right hand side. Personally, I would have gone the whole hog or if your going to be different on the front to go all the way. Just my view though other than that the rest of the front cover as mentioned is stylish and as they say, it's whats inside that counts :D

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:01 pm

cheeky_muffin wrote:
Ash wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote: Put it this way, your spines will match perfectly... :wink:
If it's a green spine I'll be well happy.
Well to be fair, it was on green for one issue and that only had a very small hint of the retro gamer logo.

As for the cover, I'm in two minds. Agreed it is stylish but not too keen on taking pieces literally from the old Retro Gamer like "OLD" and the round peel off sticker like effect on the right hand side. Personally, I would have gone the whole hog or if your going to be different on the front to go all the way. Just my view though other than that the rest of the front cover as mentioned is stylish and as they say, it's whats inside that counts :D
I see your point, but you have to remember that a lot of people fear change. So we kept familiar elements, in order to keep people happy.
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Post by sparky » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:11 pm

The cover doesn't look too bad at all.

I don't think they should be attempting to reinvent a publication, when the original is still very fresh in everyones mind. There wasn't much wrong with the old format and as with anything formats can beadjusted along the way.

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