* OFFICIAL FEEDBACK: ISSUE 41

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* OFFICIAL FEEDBACK: ISSUE 41

Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:32 pm

[Darran—Edit as appropriate]

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Part one of The Definitive Space Invaders
The making of: Miner 2049er
Company profile: The Bitmap Brothers
The making of: The Immortal
Whatever happened to... Mail Plane
Desert Island Disks: Andy Walker
The making of: Batman: the movie
The complete lowdown: Worms
The Classic Games: Get Dexter, Metro-Cross,
Retro Revivals: Caveman Ninja, Monsters, Wings of Wor, X-Men vs Street Fighter
Retroinspection: Game Gear
The making of: Blast Corps

And more!
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Post by rolan » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:38 pm

whens it out in the shops? Im leaving the country on wednesday.... :?

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Post by Dudley » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:47 pm

You're going to think I'm taking the censored here but.

Thursday.

Seriously.


Um....Sorry.
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Post by bolda » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:05 pm

Got my copy this morning and gave it a quick once over... looks like another superb issue. Looking forward to reading the Worms article since I've just started playing this at lunchtimes with my work colleagues.

One small gripe (there has to be one! :wink: ) The look ahead to issue 42 mentions an in-depth look at Doom... there was a "making of" for Quake AND a company profile for id in issue 40 so it seems an odd choice to re-visit them for Doom within a couple of issues...

Anyway, enough complaining about next month's issue :roll: :wink: I'm off to look for things to complain about in issue 41...
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Post by Rev. Stuart Campbell » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:11 pm

Not sure what happened in the Space Invaders piece, but this is the screenshot of Prize Space Invaders that was supposed to go in:

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:14 pm

Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:Not sure what happened in the Space Invaders piece, but this is the screenshot of Prize Space Invaders that was supposed to go in:

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my bad, totally forgot you sent me that.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:41 pm

Good issue , great Oli cover

BTW who does the replies on the letters page? I assume it was Darran , but doesnt seem to be judging by the replies?
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:23 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Good issue , great Oli cover

BTW who does the replies on the letters page? I assume it was Darran , but doesnt seem to be judging by the replies?
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Post by mikeb » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:06 am

Well at least you managed to get a Strider reference in..

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Post by Dudley » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:26 am

You know it's always amazing to me how identical Xenon and Xenon 2 looked.

Page 46 ;)

Actually this is a particularly impressive screw up since it's not actually the same screenshot.

Allow me to take a guess what happens.

You're taking screenshots for an article on Xenon. The first scrshot you name "Xenon.png". Then you think "I'd better take another for safety". So you do so and call it "Xenon2.png".

A week later you check you have a screenshot for every game. "Xenon....Xenon 2....excellent". You then send it in where a sub-editor who's not a bitmap nerd doesn't spot the mistake and assumes quite reasonably but falsely that a screenshot called "Xenon2.png" is Xenon 2.

So you publish the magazine.

Then some twerp on t'internet spots it and writes a near page long post completely needlessly mocking you.

Am I close?
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Post by mikeb » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:09 am

Heh. Always avoid sending more than one screenshot when only one is required ;)

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Post by markopoloman » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:26 am

Dudders - I was going to post that about Xennon2 screenshot - but thought better of it and let some other plonker do it!

Excellent :lol:

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Post by rolan » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:02 pm

Dudley wrote:You're going to think I'm taking the censored here but.

Thursday.

Seriously.


Um....Sorry.
oh for christs sake.... now ill have to get someone to buy it for me as im away for like 5 weeks and if i dont buy it the bloody newsagent wont order it again next month as they only bother ordering 1 copy a month now...

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:19 pm

rolan wrote: oh for christs sake.... now ill have to get someone to buy it for me as im away for like 5 weeks and if i dont buy it the bloody newsagent wont order it again next month as they only bother ordering 1 copy a month now...
You could subscribe, get it every month, cheaper than the newsies and not have to get stressed out like this...
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Post by rolan » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:12 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
rolan wrote: oh for christs sake.... now ill have to get someone to buy it for me as im away for like 5 weeks and if i dont buy it the bloody newsagent wont order it again next month as they only bother ordering 1 copy a month now...
You could subscribe, get it every month, cheaper than the newsies and not have to get stressed out like this...
Not possible... i keep moving around between countries and addresses without any set base... so id just be wasting my money as id be in one place for 6 months then move and have the other issues have to be delivered to ireland or another uk address.. so its just easier to buy it from the one newsagent that stocks it near where i usually am based. That plus i dont want to fill in a form....

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