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Re: I demand....

Post by stvd » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:23 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
crusto wrote:Wow, fantastic! I can't wait for this..

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Best wait. We'll probably choose rubbish games :P

Just make sure whoever is writing it has a decent emulator and a good selection of roms to choose from.
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Post by Dave300 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:59 pm

Radar Rat Race!! :D
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Re: I demand....

Post by kelp7 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:48 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Funnily enough i've been revisiting the vic-20. We can certainly sort something out. I think we've done a minority report. So maybe vic 20 games that were better than c64 versions.
Arcadia would be one such thing!
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Re: I demand....

Post by Mayhem » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:42 pm

I've put a request in to write it, we'll see if I get the nod ;)
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Re: I demand....

Post by PanzerGeneral » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:33 pm

So what you want is-another feature on the VIC20, there has already been one, granted it was some time ago.

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Post by fredghostmaster » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:57 pm

[quote="Mayhem"]I've put a request in to write it, we'll see if I get the nod ;)[/quote]

Let's hope so! :D

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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:25 pm

PanzerGeneral wrote:So what you want is-another feature on the VIC20, there has already been one, granted it was some time ago.
What I want is more Vic20 coverage. Yes, there was an article a while back but there are plenty of good games to write about.
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Post by crusto » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:06 pm

PanzerGeneral wrote:So what you want is-another feature on the VIC20, there has already been one, granted it was some time ago.
One is enough lol!

I think it's time for more recent retro to take a front seat. I was reared on the 8 bits and I understand the nostalgia etc. but imo it's time to move on. I like living in the past but don't want to stay rooted in the early 80’s. It's time for 90's and early 00’s nostalgia for a while.

I have nowt against vic 20 by the way. I just don't think its a big crowd puller like say, the PS 1 for example..
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Post by Mayhem » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:39 am

crusto wrote:I have nowt against vic 20 by the way. I just don't think its a big crowd puller like say, the PS 1 for example..
Which probably explains why it's had about three articles on it in the entire RG run of 120+ issues. Two of which were written by myself (the Vic20 hardware piece and Ultima: Escape From Mount Drash), although I could rewrite the latter piece as there are a couple of factual errors in it, not actually known until years after the piece were conceived.

The Vic20 deserves a Minority Report article at least (four pages?), as there are some great games for it that not everyone knows about it. There'd obviously be a few of the favourites in there, assuming I wrote it, but a number of "oh I didn't know about that, let's try that out" entries. As curator of Gamebase20, I've played EVERY game in the database to make sure it works to the best of my knowledge! :lol: :twisted:
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Re: I demand....

Post by fredghostmaster » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:22 am

That's the thing, the Vic 20 has hardly ever featured in the mag. It at least deserves a minority report or a 4 page top 25 games feature. Once we've had that, an occasional feature like the excellent Chariot Race article a while back would be more than sufficient.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:25 am

Mayhem wrote:
crusto wrote:The Vic20 deserves a Minority Report article
Yes, that would be perfect
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Post by markopoloman » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:33 am

crusto wrote:
PanzerGeneral wrote:So what you want is-another feature on the VIC20, there has already been one, granted it was some time ago.
One is enough lol!

I think it's time for more recent retro to take a front seat. I was reared on the 8 bits and I understand the nostalgia etc. but imo it's time to move on. I like living in the past but don't want to stay rooted in the early 80’s. It's time for 90's and early 00’s nostalgia for a while.

I have nowt against vic 20 by the way. I just don't think its a big crowd puller like say, the PS 1 for example..
I'm not sure the mag would be after a massive boost in sales with a VIC20 article! It's hardly going to be splashed all over the front cover and could quite happily sit alongside something PS1.
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Re: I demand....

Post by PostieDoc » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:00 am

I think there should be more articles on Vic20, C16 and Plus/4 games.
Even if it's just a feature on one game from those systems every 4 or 5 magazines that would be great and it would hardly impact on coverage of other systems.

I would love to see someone do an article on Winter Events (C16/Plus4). That game was superb.

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Post by necronom » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:24 am

The thing is, it's called Retro Gamer, and the Vic 20 is a very well known retro computer. It was the first to sell over 1 million, and at the time the main alternative I remember was the colour and sound deficient ZX81. My friend had the ZX81 and I had the Vic 20. I can't remember anyone else I know having any other computers at the time.

I don't see why a modern console would get priority over the Vic 20. If you want to read about a modern console, don't buy a magazine called Retro Gamer.
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Post by merman » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:32 am

PostieDoc wrote:I think there should be more articles on Vic20, C16 and Plus/4 games.
Even if it's just a feature on one game from those systems every 4 or 5 magazines that would be great and it would hardly impact on coverage of other systems.

I would love to see someone do an article on Winter Events (C16/Plus4). That game was superb.
I'm trying to track down more stories for these Commodore machines - and I especially would love to talk to Udon Gertz for the magazine. He was very good at getting the most out of the C16/Plus4.
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