Retro Gamer - Issue 163

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Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by markopoloman » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:14 am

Issue 163 arrived a few days ago - and no thread yet! :shock:

Anyway...

If you like Tomb Raider then you are in for a treat!
Also:
Diablo, Cabal, SG-1000, Area 51, Satoru Okada, Destruction Derby 2, Blitz Games, 20 games that pushed the limits, 2600 and lots and lots of Tomb Raider.

Not had a chance to read it yet - but I've never been a fan of Tomb Raider... maybe this mag will draw me into it?! :D

Happy New Year everyone!

EDIT: Here is the cover...

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:17 am

The Cabal article looks good. I played that game lots in the arcade back in the day.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by merman » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:07 am

Brilliant interview with Satoru Okada, great Making Ofs and I learnt a lot from the SG1000 hardware piece.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by PostieDoc » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:33 pm

The Diablo article was very good but not a lot else of interest for me in the mag. Never did like Tomb Raider.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:14 am

Kotaku did a story about Satoru Okada.
They acknowledge that they got the info from Retro Gamer.
http://kotaku.com/the-man-who-worked-on ... 1790673619
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by kiwimike » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:11 pm

markopoloman wrote:Issue 163 arrived a few days ago - and no thread yet! :shock:

Anyway...

If you like Tomb Raider then you are in for a treat!
Also:
Diablo, Cabal, SG-1000, Area 51, Satoru Okada, Destruction Derby 2, Blitz Games, 20 games that pushed the limits, 2600 and lots and lots of Tomb Raider.

Not had a chance to read it yet - but I've never been a fan of Tomb Raider... maybe this mag will draw me into it?! :D

Happy New Year everyone!
Happy new year!

Must pop into the online store and check it out, there's a lot to like about this months for me. Always been a Tomb Raider fan, and the SG-1000 is a system a have a real fondness for. 'Games that pushed the limits' feature sounds really interesting :)

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by NorthWay » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:03 pm

What is up with distribution for #163? My local newsagent has copies since probably Saturday while I still have nothing in my mailbox.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by antsbull » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:23 am

Can't wait to get back from summer holidays and get into this - the SG-1000 article in particular, have been hanging out for this to be in the mag.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by NorthWay » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:46 am

Are there any subscribers outside UK that has received it yet?

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by Charco » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:05 pm

I'm in Ireland and still haven't received mine.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by lavalyte » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:11 am

I'm in Australia and I haven't recieved 162 yet.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by William S » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:47 am

NorthWay wrote:What is up with distribution for #163? My local newsagent has copies since probably Saturday while I still have nothing in my mailbox.
I'm also in Norway, I haven't gotten my copy either.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by joefish » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:12 am

Dodgy printing in some of the last pages of mine - the colours are mis-aligned on maybe 8 pages towards the back.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by necronom » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:48 pm

joefish wrote:Dodgy printing in some of the last pages of mine - the colours are mis-aligned on maybe 8 pages towards the back.
Mine had some bad printing on a few pages, too. It doesn't normally happen.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 163

Post by joefish » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:44 pm

joefish wrote:Dodgy printing in some of the last pages of mine - the colours are mis-aligned on maybe 8 pages towards the back.
necronom wrote:Mine had some bad printing on a few pages, too. It doesn't normally happen.
Did you get it on the last page (Cho Aniki endgame), and the right-hand half of the Mercenary spread?

It's not on consecutive pages. I'm guessing they print four pages per side onto oversized sheets, which they fold in half, add to a booklet, bind a pile of booklets to make one magazine, then slice off the folds and edges so it looks neat. So then one badly printed sheet ends up affecting a handful of pages spaced a few apart.

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