Feedback Issue 93

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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by AllYourBase » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:34 pm

Hey guys, please welcome back a lapsed Retro Gamer reader. I used to buy the mag on and off several years ago and then my local Tescos Extra stopped stocking it, so after that it's been even more hit and miss if I remember to buy it. I’ve finally got my act together and got myself a sub so that I never need to miss out again! 8)

It was a great issue to come back to this month. At first I thought ‘Meh! Computer Space! I like retro, but that’s going back too far for me’ but the whole Atari origins story with Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney turned out to be really fascinating. It’s amazing to think nowadays that engineers had to create so many innovative methods to keep hardware costs down so that they could turn a profit. We’ve come a long way!

Aside from that I really enjoyed the SNES Collector’s Guide (stop tempting me you bastards!), the Rastan feature (as I’ve always had a soft spot for it myself) and also the Nodes of Yesod article too. Keep up the great work lads, I’m looking forward to seeing what surprises await in issue 94.
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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:57 am

I think the inclusion of Computer Space is great and long overdue. If Retro Gamer is edging more to the present at times (covering more recent systems), I'd hope it'd also do the reverse now and again, covering more of the really early games. Writing the Sprint piece a while back, for example, was a lot of fun.
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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:56 am

CraigGrannell wrote:I think the inclusion of Computer Space is great and long overdue. If Retro Gamer is edging more to the present at times (covering more recent systems), I'd hope it'd also do the reverse now and again, covering more of the really early games. Writing the Sprint piece a while back, for example, was a lot of fun.

Ah, that's because back then gaming WAS a lot of fun.
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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by NorthWay » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:08 am

BTW, the Next Month feature says Bubble Bobble feature: Did you talk to the ST/Amiga developers? I'd love to ask them if they didn't leave in some code bug(s) (I disassembled, optimized, and cleaned up the Amiga version big time http://aminet.net/game/patch/BubbleBobble.lha)

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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by Stevearcade » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:52 pm

NorthWay wrote:BTW, the Next Month feature says Bubble Bobble feature: Did you talk to the ST/Amiga developers? I'd love to ask them if they didn't leave in some code bug(s) (I disassembled, optimized, and cleaned up the Amiga version big time http://aminet.net/game/patch/BubbleBobble.lha)
And also, did you talk to Muddymusic on the JAMMA+ forum? He's the current Arcade high score world record holder on Twin Galaxies :wink:

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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:20 pm

no we don't speak to people about Ultimate Guide. That's for the coin-op capers.
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Re: Issue 93

Post by Szczepaniak » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:49 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Well when we get more interesting letters we'll expand it. But you can't have a letters page without letters, so that's why we took the focus off the forum.
Aren't you getting random deranged letters about some guy called Matthew?

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Re: Issue 93

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:44 am

Szczepaniak wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Well when we get more interesting letters we'll expand it. But you can't have a letters page without letters, so that's why we took the focus off the forum.
Aren't you getting random deranged letters about some guy called Matthew?
Yeah we're getting quite a few each week about him.
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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by jdanddiet » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:45 am

Seriously? What a nutter! Still he must be reading the mag still, eh?
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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by ChipTune » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:09 am

jdanddiet wrote:Seriously? What a nutter! Still he must be reading the mag still, eh?
It's probably just loads of people making up letters and saying it's by him to keep it as some kind of running joke.. It's not very interesting anyway and I'm glad the magazine isn't wasting space on this kind of pointless drivvel.
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Re: Issue 93

Post by kelp7 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:17 am

ChipTune wrote:A Simple thank you would have been nicer from the editor of a magazine I subscribe to and am therefore a loyal customer, or just a 'glad you like it' ..
Yeah................... except he wasn't replying to your post directly
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Re: Issue 93

Post by kelp7 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:21 am

slacey1070 wrote:
marksmith34 wrote:BOARD GAMES!!!!!

What on earth were they thinking, more like bored games.

I saw the article and instantly felt the urge to phone and cancel my subscription. (But didn't)
Issue 94 of Retro Gamer.

Card games and the making of SNAP.

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Hmm, this is all a bit like the reaction to the Simon article, which I thought was excellent reading.... i'm sure this'll be just as interesting, particularly as i had the Pacman board game. My other half will no doubt take a look as we both love board games....
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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:42 pm

Does Stuart N Hardy ever write in? Just wondering....
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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by psj3809 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:40 am

Enjoyed this issue. Didnt mind the 'controversial' article on board games, at least they were all about retro games in the 80's (Enjoyed this article far more than the other controversial electronic game (Simon) one a while back). Remember as a kid being interested by these board games but preferred computer games far more.

Nice big article about Computer Space. Also Quake being 15 years old, scary how time flies ! Prefer the smaller letters page. Next months look good with the Bubble Bobble article and no doubt controversial GBA feature (Sure people will moan its not retro, course it is).

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Re: Feedback Issue 93

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:48 am

It didn't even register with me that the board game feature was controversial - it's about board games based on Computer games and made a nice variation. Greatly enjoyed it.
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