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Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:25 pm
by RetroBob
Great to hear RG is doing well, deservedly do too.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:06 pm
by Eric
Nice to hear of the good sales for RG. It's the only mag I've read since back in the day. Once all the Sega, Nintendo, Amiga and 8-bit mags finished up it only left the likes of Edge, GamesTM and the Official mags. Modern mags seem very plain and dull compared to them and RG.

Really enjoyed the Desert Strike Ultimate Guide with Mike Posehn. Was interesting to hear that he was not a gamer and the reason he choose the isometric view.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:13 pm
by NorthWay
Was the total word count lower this month? Finished it in less than a week which must be a new record for me.
That front page did nothing for me, as with the game it is from (yes, those are very probably connected).
Otherwise a good number of quality articles, with the possible exception of yet another fighting game (no, not my cup of tea).
Do you have any more info about Steve Caslin which sounds like someone who might have done some cool stuff?

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 10:06 pm
by knight_beat
I managed to get through the mag in a few days as well. I assumed I was more interested in the content of this issue.

How do you measure RG's sales? Is it simply a matter of counting the no. of issues sent out & issues (covers?) returned?

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:06 am
by RG_Drew
Hi NorthWay/Night_beat

No, we have not cut any word counts for any feature or standing element of the magazine.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 4:08 pm
by merman
merman wrote:I'll be posting some DVD extras for the VIC-20 article this week...
This will still be going ahead but various things (including writing a new article for issue 156...) got in the way.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 12:59 pm
by GarryG
For me the VIC 20 feature was by far the best thing in this issue.

More stuff like this please!

Also, is it just me or is the home brew section fading away a bit again?

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:54 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
GarryG wrote:For me the VIC 20 feature was by far the best thing in this issue.

More stuff like this please!

Also, is it just me or is the home brew section fading away a bit again?
Home brew is 4 pages as it always is. Hardly fading away.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:16 am
by joefish
GarryG wrote:Also, is it just me or is the home brew section fading away a bit again?
No, it's just the Commodore 64 screenshots - they always look like that. :lol: :roll:

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 10:45 pm
by skinny
Good to see a feature on Croc - I always felt it was an unappreciated game. Played it all the way through back in the day, and my 8 and 9 year old boys are enjoying it now.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:11 pm
by greenberet79
Loved the Renegade and Cobra features (is it just me or was Cobra nigh on impossible on the Speccy?? Still loved it though). Desert Strike was good.

Not interested in Quake though, never played it. Same for DOA. I think I missed that generation.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 2:39 pm
by Imhotep
Some late feedback, a good issue ,always been a fan of Croc, we got by pure chance as originally we got Final Fantasy (something) on the PS1 and found it dull and boring so swapped it for Croc instead much more fun, never knew there was a sequel.

Minority Report was of particular interest, Dracula The Undead is a fantasic game well worth playing, so highly detailed but too it is too short and just seems to suddenly end, run out of memory? I remember Dirty Larry, Chequred Flag were all good , Kung Food was not that bad from what I remember , have played worse games.

Interesting to read about the Vic 20, never used one, but still interesting subject, any chance of a making of Perils Of Willy?

Atic Atac - a brilliant game, and us BBC owners were lucky it got converted, as no other platforms got a version(I think that's correct) a superb game, shame the article wasn't longer !

Never really played Quake much despite having a copy on my Iyonix (RISC OS) which comes with Malice and some other scenarios which I can't remember the name of, works on modern machines too, as seems to be on par with the PC version, might have to give it a proper go sometime, and now Doom has been updated too, even better !

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:27 pm
by Lurchibles
I just want to say the Quake article was a treat. I knew it would be, so in a weird way I delayed my reading so that I would read that one on my birthday. Was not disappointed guys - thanks for giving me some quality reading as I celebrate my aging!

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:58 pm
by Antiriad2097
If you liked that, then I'll point you towards the book 'Masters of Doom' if you've not already read it. Despite the title, it covers so much more than Doom and has to be one of the best gaming books I've read.

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 154

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:38 pm
by merman
Imhotep wrote: Interesting to read about the Vic 20, never used one, but still interesting subject, any chance of a making of Perils Of Willy?
Highly trained operatives are, as we speak, attempting to track down the author...