Retro Gamer issue 173

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:41 pm

kiwimike wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:56 am
paranoid marvin wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:44 pm
I've got the Super Play mag if anyone wants it (no charge of course)

Very kind- But I won't put my hand up for it due to living on the other side of the planet, I'm sure someone local that missed out would appreciate it. May good fortune and karma come your way for you kindness and nice gesture :)
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:42 am

Eric wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Rasputin making of is only two pages, was it cut down? Gyruss too, looks out of place as a single page.

Mario Sunshine looks to have eaten up the pages for a newish retro title.

Nice to see Unconverted and Whatever Happened To features back. Bonus pay to who printed the SNES Mini at "actual " size! :)
I pretty much echo this. The Great Expectations feature was great, but the Rasputin feels like it's a couple of pages light.

Oh, and someone needs to tell the writer of the Sierra feature that Conquests of Camelot and Legend of Robin Hood aren't 'based on real events in history!' :lol:
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by lavalyte » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:33 am

no 173 for me yet.
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by stvd » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:59 am

Got my copy (173) of RG - or Official Nintendo Magazine! :)

It was only just delivered to WHSmiths. The guy in store said that he thought they were waiting until all previous copies were shifted before sending out the current issue and that they'd never had such a late delivery. Any truth?

Nothing much of interest but I was interested in the SNES mini review.
Mostly positive - no mention of chronic slowdown?
Starfox 2 - "the jewel in the crown". Seriously? It's arguably the weakest game included.
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by subscriptions » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:20 am

stvd wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:59 am
It was only just delivered to WHSmiths. The guy in store said that he thought they were waiting until all previous copies were shifted before sending out the current issue and that they'd never had such a late delivery. Any truth?
I am going to talk to my colleague about this and see what has happened here. Will update when I know more regarding delivery time to WHSmiths

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by subscriptions » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:13 am

subscriptions wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:20 am
stvd wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:59 am
It was only just delivered to WHSmiths. The guy in store said that he thought they were waiting until all previous copies were shifted before sending out the current issue and that they'd never had such a late delivery. Any truth?
I am going to talk to my colleague about this and see what has happened here. Will update when I know more regarding delivery time to WHSmiths
Just got off the phone to distribution about this. Everything was sent out at the usual dates etc. so there shouldn't be any late deliveries to shops.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by NorthWay » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:37 pm

Was someone a bit naughty with borrowing an image from Moby Games? I don't know if you have some standing arrangement with them though.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by stvd » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:04 am

subscriptions wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:13 am
Just got off the phone to distribution about this. Everything was sent out at the usual dates etc. so there shouldn't be any late deliveries to shops.
I don't doubt it but something else must have went wrong somewhere along the line.
It didn't appear in any WHSmith's/Tesco or ASDA (5 different shops in my area) before the 19/20th
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by subscriptions » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:28 am

stvd wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:04 am
subscriptions wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:13 am
Just got off the phone to distribution about this. Everything was sent out at the usual dates etc. so there shouldn't be any late deliveries to shops.
I don't doubt it but something else must have went wrong somewhere along the line.
It didn't appear in any WHSmith's/Tesco or ASDA (5 different shops in my area) before the 19/20th
If you private message me your details, I will pass that on to the guys I spoke to...something seems amiss here.

Might have been an issue with the mags once they left our distribution centre.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by merman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:31 pm

NorthWay wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:37 pm
Was someone a bit naughty with borrowing an image from Moby Games? I don't know if you have some standing arrangement with them though.
Which article are you referring to?
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by Eric » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:59 pm

Page 30 Laser Squad. Box art image.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by antsbull » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:38 pm

The Sierra Online article was superb - thought it managed to capture the spirit of what went on really well, and included a fair bit I had never heard of before, despite being an obsessive fan since the 90s.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:18 am

Eric wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:59 pm
Page 30 Laser Squad. Box art image.
Thanks for the spot, we don't allow freelancers to use watermarked images so I'll look into it. I must have missed that one.
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 173

Post by NorthWay » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:59 pm

Time for a bit more in-depth commentary again.

LS: Everything I don't enjoy playing, but that doesn't make the writing any less interesting.
Sierra: Kinda weirdo, but still interesting.
Books: Great idea. Should be enough material for another one? You missed out The Colour of Magic IIRC.
Emerald Isle: Interesting that it was an external submission. And otherwise too. IF is my kinda thing.
CD-i: Talk about development hell! Just the kind of stuff I love to learn. But what was that about the font colour bleed at the top of page 82?
Rob: Interviews are just the best there is.

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