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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:29 am
by DPrinny
ten years since it was officially discontinued (Screw Brazil) would be a much better rule

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:43 am
by deadpan666
It's also worth noting the age you started buying Retrogamer at.

I was 27 when i started getting it in 2004.

When I was 7 I could play Atari 2600/7800, the Speccy, Commodore 64 and various Arcade games..When I was 17 I was playing the SNES, Megadrive and looking forward to the Playstation.

Somebody aged 27 now, would have been born in 1990.

When they were 7 they'd be playing PS1, Saturn and N64....when they were 17, they'd be playing Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii...

Anyway, I'll stop being Kind of off-topic now.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:42 am
by deKay
My opinion is, that PS2 isn't retro. Nor is the GC or Xbox. I think the Dreamcast is about as new as I'll accept as retro.

The PS2 specifically is of no interest to me at all. I have one, but never had any love for it and only for very few of it's games - most of the best ones were on other consoles too anyway.

But does that mean it shouldn't be in the magazine? Not really. I'll read it anyway.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:47 pm
by slacey1070
Heard back from subscriptions. An odd email claiming I'd said I'd not received the issue but it had been sent out.

There are no replacements to be had, so extending subscription by one issue.

Grateful for that but it did look like my email wasn't read.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:41 pm
by DPrinny
deadpan666 wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:43 am
It's also worth noting the age you started buying Retrogamer at.

I was 27 when i started getting it in 2004.

When I was 7 I could play Atari 2600/7800, the Speccy, Commodore 64 and various Arcade games..When I was 17 I was playing the SNES, Megadrive and looking forward to the Playstation.

Somebody aged 27 now, would have been born in 1990.

When they were 7 they'd be playing PS1, Saturn and N64....when they were 17, they'd be playing Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii...

Anyway, I'll stop being Kind of off-topic now.
TBPH
I dont mind the PS2 being called "Retro" as its the last good normal system before we got gimmicks and loads of updates
Same with Xbox and GC, but with less games or note (and crud)

It isnt the time for the Wii/PS3/360

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:48 pm
by paranoid marvin
I guess what is 'retro' will be determined by sales figures; ie if RG gets 2000 more sales when a PS2 game is featured/on the cover, then no surprise as to which direction things will go.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:50 pm
by NickThorpe
DPrinny wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:29 am
ten years since it was officially discontinued (Screw Brazil) would be a much better rule
The problem with that rule is that it prioritises failed platforms over successful ones. It's a rule that says we've got to ignore the Game Boy Advance right now, but the N-Gage and Gizmondo are fair game.

If Retro Gamer applied that rule when it launched in 2004, we'd have put out over 70 issues before we got to talk about the SNES, and ended up with a mag filled with 3DO and Jaguar games while people wondered why we weren't covering the Mega Drive. There'd have been no mention of the Game Boy for the first five years of the mag, and nothing about the Neo Geo for the first ten.

I understand the sentiment, but I don't think it works in practice.

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 am
by DPrinny
I demand 16 PAGES OF N-GAGE!!

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:27 am
by kiwimike
deadpan666 wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:43 am
It's also worth noting the age you started buying Retrogamer at.

I was 27 when i started getting it in 2004.

When I was 7 I could play Atari 2600/7800, the Speccy, Commodore 64 and various Arcade games..When I was 17 I was playing the SNES, Megadrive and looking forward to the Playstation.

Somebody aged 27 now, would have been born in 1990.

When they were 7 they'd be playing PS1, Saturn and N64....when they were 17, they'd be playing Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii...

Anyway, I'll stop being Kind of off-topic now.
That's really relevant, pretty much what we were saying that RG mag could in theory go forever, as it covers retro and so its systems will never cease, as everything eventually becomes nostalgic, and retro :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:04 am
by deKay
DPrinny wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 am
I demand 16 PAGES OF N-GAGE!!
That's 8 pages per game! :)

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:05 am
by The Laird
NickThorpe wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:50 pm
If Retro Gamer applied that rule when it launched in 2004, we'd have put out over 70 issues before we got to talk about the SNES, and ended up with a mag filled with 3DO and Jaguar games while people wondered why we weren't covering the Mega Drive. There'd have been no mention of the Game Boy for the first five years of the mag, and nothing about the Neo Geo for the first ten.
Last official Mega Drive game - Frogger (1998)
Last official Jaguar game - Worms (1998)

Just sayin' :P

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:46 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
DPrinny wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 am
I demand 16 PAGES OF N-GAGE!!
Be careful what you wish for…

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:54 am
by The Laird
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:46 am
DPrinny wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 am
I demand 16 PAGES OF N-GAGE!!
Be careful what you wish for…
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I laugh but it would probably be quite interesting actually! :oops:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:45 am
by DPrinny
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:46 am
DPrinny wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 am
I demand 16 PAGES OF N-GAGE!!
Be careful what you wish for…
I like the N-gage, its got a good port of DOOM

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 170

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:07 am
by Eric
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:46 am
DPrinny wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 am
I demand 16 PAGES OF N-GAGE!!
Be careful what you wish for…
Next month - 16 pages of Amsoft Games with a Bridge-It front cover! ;)