Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Want to air your opinions on the latest issue of Retro Gamer? Step inside...

Moderators: NickThorpe, Darran@Retro Gamer

User avatar
ely
Posts: 67
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:09 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by ely » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:34 pm

mlucifersam wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:45 pm
ely wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:56 am
I loved the Mark Jones article about his first few weeks at Ocean. More like this please!
Thanks for that. I'm chuffed to bits you liked it!
You should write a book about all your time there, I reckon people would buy that, I know I would. A lot of work though I guess?

User avatar
merman
Posts: 6308
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:14 pm
Location: Skegness, UK
Contact:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by merman » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:39 pm

ely wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:34 pm
mlucifersam wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:45 pm
ely wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:56 am
I loved the Mark Jones article about his first few weeks at Ocean. More like this please!
Thanks for that. I'm chuffed to bits you liked it!
You should write a book about all your time there, I reckon people would buy that, I know I would. A lot of work though I guess?
Mark is writing a book, this was effectively an extract of the first chapter...
merman1974 on Steam, Xbox Live, Twitter and YouTube

User avatar
ely
Posts: 67
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:09 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by ely » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:38 am

merman wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Mark is writing a book, this was effectively an extract of the first chapter...
Fantastic :)

User avatar
mlucifersam
Posts: 277
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:08 pm
Location: Manchester, UK
Contact:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by mlucifersam » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 am

Yes. I've been writing it for the last 2 years. Over 150,000 words so far though it's not from the 1st chapter. It starts right at the beginning & illustrates how what did in our spare time as children changed when we got our 1st computers. The bulk of it covers 1984 to the early 90s and also covers going to school, playground piracy, milestones in Spectrum games as and when they came out, working in computer games shops in the 80s and taking walks there and seeing all those old classics sitting on the shelves for the 1st time.

The most interesting section that covers my time at Ocean is the most detailed account I could possibly tell. I wanted to get it all out of my head before it all disappeared for good.
Mark R. Jones

Ocean Software Ltd FB page: http://www.facebook.com/OceanSoftwareLtd
Ultimate Play The Game FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ultimateptg

antsbull
Posts: 301
Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 10:41 am

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by antsbull » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:35 pm

TheAlex wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:33 pm
I'm surprised the subscriber covers are still going given how much the negative feedback outweighs the positive on this forum. I much prefer (and love) the newsstand cover again this month: https://twitter.com/RetroGamer_Mag/stat ... 9604739072 (though the first replier to that Tweet prefers the subscriber version).
The people complaining on the forums about things are a tiny fraction of the overall base though, its just that they are the most vocal about it. If you look at stuff like Facebook theres way more enthusiasm than complaining

User avatar
ely
Posts: 67
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:09 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by ely » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:11 pm

mlucifersam wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 am
Yes. I've been writing it for the last 2 years. Over 150,000 words so far though it's not from the 1st chapter. It starts right at the beginning & illustrates how what did in our spare time as children changed when we got our 1st computers. The bulk of it covers 1984 to the early 90s and also covers going to school, playground piracy, milestones in Spectrum games as and when they came out, working in computer games shops in the 80s and taking walks there and seeing all those old classics sitting on the shelves for the 1st time.

The most interesting section that covers my time at Ocean is the most detailed account I could possibly tell. I wanted to get it all out of my head before it all disappeared for good.
That's sounds blooming marvelous, any idea on release date yet?

User avatar
mlucifersam
Posts: 277
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:08 pm
Location: Manchester, UK
Contact:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by mlucifersam » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:17 pm

No not yet.
Mark R. Jones

Ocean Software Ltd FB page: http://www.facebook.com/OceanSoftwareLtd
Ultimate Play The Game FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ultimateptg

User avatar
Fawltykog
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:41 pm
Location: Down 't Pits

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by Fawltykog » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:54 pm

Great issue as ever but...

'Star Trek Bridge Commander allowed budding Jedi masters to control iconic craft like the Millennium Falcon' under a pic of the USS Enterprise!

'Nuff said :)

User avatar
Crusty Starfish
Posts: 359
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:38 am

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by Crusty Starfish » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:19 pm

Fawltykog wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Great issue as ever but...

'Star Trek Bridge Commander allowed budding Jedi masters to control iconic craft like the Millennium Falcon' under a pic of the USS Enterprise!

'Nuff said :)
I believe that was a joke. :lol:

User avatar
Fawltykog
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:41 pm
Location: Down 't Pits

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by Fawltykog » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:46 pm

I stand and sit corrected, the joke was on me. :)

User avatar
NickThorpe
Posts: 486
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:45 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by NickThorpe » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:24 am

Yeah, that one was a joke. I kind of wanted to see if people would pick up on it.

The Super Star Wars screenshot in the news section was supposed to have a Trek-related caption, but it didn't get used so the joke wasn't quite as obvious as I'd have liked.
Image

mr jenzie
Posts: 243
Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:57 pm
Location: renfrew, scotland

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by mr jenzie » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:46 pm

first issue in a long while, since that cover is great and of course the cd ..... dissapoint that my gargantuin list of fav ocean games never got at LEAST a half page :lol: been reading all my old issues too, so now i have new words to peruse in my "spare time"

Duke
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:34 pm

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Post by Duke » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:46 pm

When I saw issue 192 in the shop I was very happy, because it reminded me of the days magazines used to give tapes/disks with every issue (sadly not 3'' disks for cpc users :-P). Every time I read the issue I play the CD too. Great this music. Please repeat this giveaway again.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest