Retro Gamer - Issue 195

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by ely » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 pm

I'd like to clarify I wasn't bitching at all. Just expressing my opinion that if stickers were an no cost option I'd still not have them. Believe me RG is my favourite magazine so I'm buying it regardless.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by RichL » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:22 pm

Apologies for my wording, it was very early in the morning.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by Solegor » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:31 am

I actually put up some stickers from the Sega stickers just for the heck of it:) anyways if it's not required you can just give them to the kids or keep it for the 'mint condition' sake.
Don't think it hurts the mag much if at all. And the mini mags are also nice freebie.
CDs are the best though:)

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by psj3809 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:19 am

Cd’s ? Surely in this day and age you don’t need cds ? Just have a search and download a file in minutes. Donoher mags do cds ? Surely they’re a dying breed ?

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by Shinobi » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:07 am

NickThorpe wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:33 am
I think it's a sample size problem - if you base everything on the reactions here, you get a distorted view of what people do and don't respond to. But less than an hour ago, we got this tweet showing someone who clearly likes them, as you can see stickers from our Konami and SNK sheets on his laptop. Looking back through yesterday's tweets, I see one person who thinks they're for ten year olds and therefore rubbish, followed by another who wants an SVG sheet with the digital edition so he can print his own. The person after that wants us to do an annual sticker book, and the next person has thanked us for the stickers because his kid loves them.

So yes, looking at the broader picture changes things - especially since there's information you guys can't see, such as feedback via private channels (emails and letters) and confidential business data (sales figures and other trifling details).
Nick I loved the stickers

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In the Retro conventions Play Expo loads of Adult ‘Street Fighter 2’ players in the tournament had there arcades sticks covered in stickers. Including those SNK Stickers. Google Evo fighting tournament or Awesome Games done quick on YouTube. The players joysticks are covered in Stickers.

I stuck mine on my laptop and my ice cold beer arcade machines. Friends did the same on their laptops joysticks. I binned the 2 music cd’s no offence

Lots of digital and Overseas subscribers complains on Facebook they never got the stickers.

Lots of forums like NeoGaf, Bordersdown, Atari Age Facebook forums only buy psychical games, refuse to use emulation will only play on original hardware. Import loads of Japanese games and girl figures. Have a high ratio of completed games. Spend a lot of time gaming.

Whilst RG is very niche forum and the only gaming related thing the Members here buy is RG every month and emulators on phones.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by NorthWay » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:26 pm

Degrading/non-reusable stuff is, IMO, not a good idea. As is any format that makes collecting harder.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by ivarf » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:17 am

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by ivarf » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:19 am

Shinobi wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:07 am

Lots of digital and Overseas subscribers complains on Facebook they never got the stickers.
The stickers arrived through subscription to Norway.

I believe the problem for many here is that the stickers are not for the C64 or Spectrum. I am a minority and would have loved Amstrad stickers, but C64 or Spectrum stickers would have been great too

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by psj3809 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:48 am

I think for some people its just as they're 'stickers'. I dont care what console/machine they're for, some people like stickers though so fair play, not too fussed either way. Good issue for me

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by antsbull » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:38 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:07 am
Hardly bitching about it, just highlighting that for the target audience, few will find it an attractive freebie.
Thats the problem with these forums, people seem to think they are speaking for the entire mags readership, when in reality 99% of people don't think about it like you

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:50 pm

My daughter loves the stickers - keep them coming!
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:24 am

antsbull wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:07 am
Hardly bitching about it, just highlighting that for the target audience, few will find it an attractive freebie.
Thats the problem with these forums, people seem to think they are speaking for the entire mags readership, when in reality 99% of people don't think about it like you
Yet I'm inclined to believe that 99% of subscribers won't care about stickers.

I work on the basis I'm a typical sub, since in so many aspects of life I pretty much hit the average.

It's as good a basis as picking out a random 99% figure and deciding they agree/disagree with your views.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:56 am

Good issue.

No mention of Game Gear Spider Man in the Spidey article though. Loved that game even though it was brutally difficult. My Spidey senses were in overdrive!!
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:44 pm

Always think RG remains in the niche sector, and that requires the ability for new customers to pick the magazine up if you spot it in the shop and have a nose through it. Can't do that with the whole thing in a bag. If it sells though, fair enough.
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Post by NorthWay » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:16 pm

Just pulled mine out of the bag and stored in the "IN" pile, but for once there was a nice front I'll say. Will have to check out the retail for comparison ofc.

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