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Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:06 am
by Gibberish Driftwood
Any thoughts on the new issue?
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(Picture taken from the RG Twitter channel)

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:46 am
by Antiriad2097
Nice free gift, been ages since I had one of these.

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:29 pm
by Weblaus
Hopefully my print subscription won't take three weeks to arrive (the current issue of Edge did... sigh), but thanks to the powers of Readly I'm thankfully able to read it digitally while I wait.

Didn't have much time to read yet, though, but the content does look pretty promising.

I'm somewhat puzzled by the participants in the Sound of Amiga feature: I can understand why most where asked/chosen, but why is Chris Hülsbeck missing (certainly a rather important composer also on Amiga) and why is Jeroen Tel included (who of course is immortal on C64, but I can't even remember if I ever heard something from him on the Amiga)?

I suppose there must be reasons for that, I'd be curious to know them if that's possible?

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:41 pm
by AceGrace
No Christmas issue again?

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:17 pm
by greenberet79
First glance - looks awesome. The calendar is brilliant!

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:32 pm
by Eric
Price change?

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:20 pm
by Bub&Bob
Eric wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:32 pm
Price change?
The price has increased by £1 because the paper quality is better now as it's no longer the thin, rippled crap which looks and feels like it's been printed on a cheap home printer which didn't dry properly. Thank god that mine, plus other's regular feedback on this has been noted.....oh wait.... :roll: :roll:

Ok, so this is officially the last time I will moan about this - it's not a dig at the mag team but why bother going to all the trouble of writing good articles and designing nice artwork if it ends up being published on paper which doesn't do it justice and can be sometimes almost unreadable? :( :(

So here is a crude comparison, Issue 60 vs the current one (both have 114 pages) :

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PS, the calendar is cool and a very nice additional extra.

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:48 pm
by Bub&Bob
Also, I always really enjoy "The Uncoverted" feature but Hot Rod was on the C64 (I own it and it's a great conversion) and I believe it was also on the other 8-bit & 16-bit computers also.

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However, as I wish to end on a positive note: pages 100-101 are awesome :) :)

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:11 am
by paranoid marvin
Yes the paper is pretty poor, but at least it's readable. Again a shame no Christmas cover, but I'd happily swap that for the great calender.

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:22 pm
by merman
Weblaus wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:29 pm
Hopefully my print subscription won't take three weeks to arrive (the current issue of Edge did... sigh), but thanks to the powers of Readly I'm thankfully able to read it digitally while I wait.

Didn't have much time to read yet, though, but the content does look pretty promising.

I'm somewhat puzzled by the participants in the Sound of Amiga feature: I can understand why most where asked/chosen, but why is Chris Hülsbeck missing (certainly a rather important composer also on Amiga) and why is Jeroen Tel included (who of course is immortal on C64, but I can't even remember if I ever heard something from him on the Amiga)?

I suppose there must be reasons for that, I'd be curious to know them if that's possible?
Simply a matter of time. Chris was approached but did not reply.
Jeroen's work on the Amiga included Iron Lord, Supremacy and Agony (in-game).

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:29 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
The price change is because it's a premium issue due to the inclusion of the calendar, just like the Super Play issue was a premium issue and cost a pound extra.
It will return to £4.99 with the next issue.
You won't notice it if you're a subscriber.
It's highly unlikely we'll ever do a Christmas cover in the future as they don't tend to sell. You never know though, we may do one in the future. I like to get them as close to Christmas as possible, and that just hasn't happened lately.

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:00 pm
by Weblaus
merman wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Simply a matter of time. Chris was approached but did not reply.
Jeroen's work on the Amiga included Iron Lord, Supremacy and Agony (in-game).
Thank you for the explanation. It's unfortunate Chris didn't get back to you, but I understand that you can't wait forever for something to happen.

I just wish Jeroen would understand that as well. I have to admit that he has sunken quite a lot in my esteem due to the way he's handling his Indiegogo-funded CD project. Oh well.

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:30 am
by Arnie
A nice looking issue with some interesting articles, I won't be skipping as much this month as I have done in some resent issues. The calendar was a nice little touch too.

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:41 pm
by Fawltykog
No 'F' bombs on the cover this month which was nice. :D

Re: Retro Gamer 175

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:15 am
by RetroMartin
Liked the calendar and the sonic 2 feature. Haven't really looked through the rest yet although a moderate amount is not interesting to me personally.