Retro Gamer - Issue 139

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by junkmale » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:02 pm

Fantastic issue.
Best one for me in ages.
Love it 10/10.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:09 am

martyg wrote:Hope everyone enjoys my piece on the Studio II, that's the first time anywhere the story of its creation has been told.
Haven't read it yet however when I saw it I thought "great a system I know nothing about. " so I'm sure I'll find it interesting. . Fingers crossed for a quiet train home tonight!

A very striking cover... like it.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by joefish » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:06 am

Really liking this one, the Studio II and the article on Titus are great. Interesting to look at Operation Thunderbolt as it was one game that started to ask a bit too much of all the 8-bit home conversions. Plenty else that's interesting in there too.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by Hiro » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:56 pm

Hope the content is better than the cover. Shouldn't be too hard :roll:
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by theantmeister » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:38 pm

Love the cover, the back is a nice touch :mrgreen:

Can't wait to get stuck in!

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by markopoloman » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:19 pm

Not Nintendo's biggest fan (except the Wii/Wii-U) but the cover was really well done. One of those months for me - not a great deal of interest. Titus article was great and the Studio II also - never heard of that before.

Will get around to reading other articles through the month - just nothing to get me all excited. Can't complain though as the past 3 or 4 months issues have been awesome :D
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by antsbull » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:27 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:I can see that cover working for NES fans, but it does nothing for me. Its well executed enough for the NES portion of the mag, it's a good enough concept, but all the stuff I'm actually interested in for this issue is lost in the black on grey text, squished onto the bottom of the page. Still, the content more than makes up for it.
I'm a PC/N64 fan, and I think its great. Good to see RG are trying new things all the time.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by junkmale » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:46 pm

One small point i did notice about the latest issue.
Some of the box outs....white text on a lurid orange background where difficult to read?

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by bensonrad » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:21 am

The cover is awesome, sadly though mine was damaged in the post, grrrr.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by DPrinny » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:05 am

The cover is s**t :wink:
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by RodimusPrime » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:20 pm

DPrinny wrote:The cover is s**t :wink:
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:lol: , now we are going to get people complaining they have to buy more than 1 copy to have a complete set, its the pokemon cover incident all over again.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by theantmeister » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:35 am

That Batman article was excellent. Really enjoyed it.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by NorthWay » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:04 am

Resident Evil. May I suggest for another time to pick something else when you wish to expand the retro definition to something that either isn't current with Hollywood-style numeral followups or a modern hd remake. 6 pages I wont get back. Yes, I am grumpy this morning.

Interesting front-page. I can't decide if it is a stroke of genius or artificially limiting your "sell-in" space.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by antsbull » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:47 am

NorthWay wrote:Resident Evil. May I suggest for another time to pick something else when you wish to expand the retro definition to something that either isn't current with Hollywood-style numeral followups or a modern hd remake. 6 pages I wont get back. Yes, I am grumpy this morning.

The GameCube remake (which the article is about) was only 480p not HD.....and 14 years is enough to consider it retro surely?

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 139

Post by NorthWay » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:31 pm

antsbull wrote:The GameCube remake (which the article is about)
Is it? There is a 2 months old Xbox HD remaster of it.
Neither of which give me any retro buzz. Which I have argued up and down many times over - my suggestion was merely to pick something not as easily dismissable as "not retro".
How about the PS2 Baldur's Gate games, or PS2/N64 Gauntlet versions? (Not that I find them all that retro, but they were wonderful games at least.)

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