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Some ideas for the mag

Post by insert10p » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:20 pm

Hi
love the mag
some ideas/ games id love to see covered
All released on the Spectrum

1. Bounder
2. Turmoil
3. Nodes of Yesod (actually youve more or less covered this one)
4. Stonkers (the real first C + C game)

How about an interview with Chris Hulsbeck a severely talented and underrated C64
and Amiga musician?

The man behind the awesome Aphidya music
Oh and you could cover that game while you're at it.

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Post by jdanddiet » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:05 pm

he also did one of my fave soundtracks, Turrican
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Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:09 pm

insert10p wrote:1. Bounder
3. Nodes of Yesod (actually youve more or less covered this one)
I wrote a Bounder making-of yonks back—it was in issue 58. That's a C64 original, though, not a Speccy one. As for Nodes, the guy who wrote it's up for being interviewed, but the guys didn't seem particularly interested when I mentioned this.
How about an interview with Chris Hulsbeck a severely talented and underrated C64
and Amiga musician?
He was interviewed as part of The SID Crowd in issue 71, but I don't recall a standalone interview of any size with him in the mag.
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Post by the_hawk » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:52 am

CraigGrannell wrote: As for Nodes, the guy who wrote it's up for being interviewed, but the guys didn't seem particularly interested when I mentioned this.
Mention it again, I reckon it would make for a good article. That's at least 2 readers up for it. :D
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:17 am

Make that 3.
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Re: Some ideas for the mag

Post by ncf1 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:31 am

get the guys from Zzap to do one edition... and they give their scores, their opinions on games they reviewed and if those opinions still stand, maybe get some guys from Crash as well, just have one great big party and I think it would go down a charm and when is it going to happen.

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Re: Some ideas for the mag

Post by ncf1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:01 am

Actually I would really love to see a special -- even a bookazine -- on arcade games. Why hasn't there been anything of the sort available already (or is there some compilation or otherwise I have missed out on); the arcade world I think is something huge that has never properly been documented and to me that is just mind-boggling. So many games, so many classic arcade games that need to be discussed. Especially my favourites, like Virtual Striker 2, Winning Run, Rastan Saga, Strider, Galaga, Indiana Jones (pinball machine), Powerdrift, Final Lap R, Wonderboy, House of The Dead..
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Re: Some ideas for the mag

Post by psj3809 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:28 am

ncf1 wrote:Actually I would really love to see a special -- even a bookazine -- on arcade games. Why hasn't there been anything of the sort available already (or is there some compilation or otherwise I have missed out on); the arcade world I think is something huge that has never properly been documented and to me that is just mind-boggling. So many games, so many classic arcade games that need to be discussed. Especially my favourites, like Virtual Striker 2, Winning Run, Rastan Saga, Strider, Galaga, Indiana Jones (pinball machine), Powerdrift, Final Lap R, Wonderboy, House of The Dead..
I would take this book and after reading it, put it under my pillow and go to sleep and then my dreams would be so fulfilling and awesome and then I would wake up again and start reading it and life would be perfect.
Yep would love something like this. There is a chunk of arcade stuff in Retro Gamer but i'm surprised theres not more, specially when surely 99% of us used to play on the classic arcades in our youth. Would much rather have this than some feature on some romanian computer which only sold 3 units ;)

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Post by CraigGrannell » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:43 am

I've long said they should compile the making-ofs for the top arcade games into a special, to make some kind of definitive overview of the best arcade games. In those rare cases where we can't get an interview (like with Missile Command), shove in an alternative article type instead.
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Re: Some ideas for the mag

Post by SirClive » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:41 am

the_hawk wrote:
CraigGrannell wrote: As for Nodes, the guy who wrote it's up for being interviewed, but the guys didn't seem particularly interested when I mentioned this.
Mention it again, I reckon it would make for a good article. That's at least 2 readers up for it. :D
I would definitely want to hear an interview about Nodes.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:47 am

Okay the next time Craig pitches Nodes we'll say yes.
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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:55 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Okay the next time Craig pitches Nodes we'll say yes.
Power to the people :D
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Post by the_hawk » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:42 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Okay the next time Craig pitches Nodes we'll say yes.
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Re: Some ideas for the mag

Post by markopoloman » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:14 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Okay the next time Craig pitches Nodes we'll say yes.
Excellent! (make sure the far superior C64 version gets a look in...................) :wink:
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Re: Some ideas for the mag

Post by ArcadeMYK » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:32 pm

psj3809 wrote:
ncf1 wrote:Actually I would really love to see a special -- even a bookazine -- on arcade games.
Yep would love something like this. There is a chunk of arcade stuff in Retro Gamer but i'm surprised theres not more, specially when surely 99% of us used to play on the classic arcades in our youth. Would much rather have this than some feature on some romanian computer which only sold 3 units ;)
I would be waiting at the door of the newsagent in a tent the night before the release day if you guys at RetroGamer created an Arcade Gaming Compendium covering the greats through the years.
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