Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by kelp7 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:38 pm

Rory Milne wrote:I think what impressed me most, though, was the sense that the magazine is constantly evolving and expanding its remit, rather than going stale, or winding down, or contracting in any way.
Yeah absolutely this. It almost made the reading of issue number 1 a bit depressing ! The magazine is *so* much better now than when it started out. The writing is much more mature, the articles nowadays seem to have much more substance too. It's sad to say but the first issue of RG is miles apart from what we have now and the writing almost seemed amateurish. Sorry !
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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by 4am » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:25 pm

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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by markopoloman » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:42 pm

:lol: Nice! Can't believe Darran drives a Volvo!
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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by senatortombstone » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:16 pm

I just picked this issue (bagged with #1) up from Barnes and Noble. It cost 14.99 USD. Normally, Retro Gamer costs 9.99 USD. I am assuming the extra five is due to the fact that there are two issues in one. However, I suppose it is possible that the cost is increasing. Does the latest issue, 101, cost as much as 99 did? I ask, because while it is worth it, 9.99 USD is a lot to spend on a magazine.

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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by RetroBob » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:23 am

101 was back to normal in the UK - hopefully B&N won't accidentally assume (in their pricing system) that all future mags are the issue 100 price - that's the only potential problem I can foresee really.
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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by NorthWay » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:13 pm

A bit late, but crikey what a corker that issue was!

Now, I have enjoyed other single articles in other issues more than those in this, but as a collective effort I haven't read any other issue with as much interesting and as little uninteresting content. Don't think I have read any other issue as quickly either for that matter...

All that back patting of yourself was well deserved.

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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by NorthWay » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:15 pm

Oh yes, and that reprint was totally bleh for for me. Didn't need an extra one.

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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by gman72 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:21 pm

'twas a fine issue and the reprint was a lovely touch. Deliciously done, guys.
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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by fozmcfc » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:17 am

I would say the 100th issue was certainly in my top 3 issues ever.

So many decent articles and the focus was very much pre 90's, which made it even better IMO, not that I'm adverse to the early to mid 90's era.

Some great and key names also interviewed, my fav of the lot the C64 music king Rob Hubbard (how did Delta not end up no 1).

Heres to the next 100 issues, a quick look at Issue 101 says there is still plenty of quality articles to come.

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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:13 pm

fozmcfc wrote:Some great and key names also interviewed, my fav of the lot the C64 music king Rob Hubbard (how did Delta not end up no 1).
Because I bowed to the votes rather than sneakily cheating and changing the order. Frankly, had it been my list, Delta's wonderful in-game theme would have been number one.
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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by webding » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:52 pm

Finally (almost) finished issue 100, just the hardware articles to go.

All in all, it was excellent: stand-out pieces being the GTA and Rob Hubbard articles, though obviously the 100th issue bits were all interesting too.

However, I don't know if it was just me - maybe I was tired when I read it - but the Videogames Crash article was just...I dunno. Boring is the wrong word, but it seemed very dry, and almost like a straight recounting of the period. This is no bad thing in terms of learning something (I guess like most, I knew the general idea but not the specifics), but it just wasn't very fun to read.

I know it's nitpicking, I suppose I just don't like that style of writing.

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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by markopoloman » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:03 pm

CraigGrannell wrote:
fozmcfc wrote:Some great and key names also interviewed, my fav of the lot the C64 music king Rob Hubbard (how did Delta not end up no 1).
Because I bowed to the votes rather than sneakily cheating and changing the order. Frankly, had it been my list, Delta's wonderful in-game theme would have been number one.
Obviously you needed to cheat as Delta in game tune IS the best c64 music ever created. Ever.
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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by martyg » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:41 pm

webding wrote:Finally (almost) finished issue 100, just the hardware articles to go.
However, I don't know if it was just me - maybe I was tired when I read it - but the Videogames Crash article was just...I dunno. Boring is the wrong word, but it seemed very dry, and almost like a straight recounting of the period. This is no bad thing in terms of learning something (I guess like most, I knew the general idea but not the specifics), but it just wasn't very fun to read.

I know it's nitpicking, I suppose I just don't like that style of writing.
Within the limited space, a lot of facts, figures, and sources had to be covered to convey the first accurate accounting of what happened. That doesn't leave a lot of space for stylistic writing of the type I normally do in my articles. It was purposely meant to be a recounting, simply because it had never actually been recounted before - not in this full period and scope.
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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by jdanddiet » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:47 am

martyg wrote:
webding wrote:Finally (almost) finished issue 100, just the hardware articles to go.
However, I don't know if it was just me - maybe I was tired when I read it - but the Videogames Crash article was just...I dunno. Boring is the wrong word, but it seemed very dry, and almost like a straight recounting of the period. This is no bad thing in terms of learning something (I guess like most, I knew the general idea but not the specifics), but it just wasn't very fun to read.

I know it's nitpicking, I suppose I just don't like that style of writing.
Within the limited space, a lot of facts, figures, and sources had to be covered to convey the first accurate accounting of what happened. That doesn't leave a lot of space for stylistic writing of the type I normally do in my articles. It was purposely meant to be a recounting, simply because it had never actually been recounted before - not in this full period and scope.
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Re: Official Feedback Issue 100 + Issue 1

Post by webding » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:04 am

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be critical, at least not just for the sake of it. And if it was meant to be a straight recounting, then mission accomplished.

Also, I forgot to mention the Andrew Braybrook interview- that was great too.

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