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Post by rossi46 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:27 pm

It's £5 for stuff we've already got. I might get it for the continuity of my collection but my cynical side is smelling cash-in. The publishers know the niche market won't be able to not buy it. Like waving heroin in front of a smack head.
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Post by markopoloman » Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:02 pm

This means I have got to go to the shops!


Damn! :?


AND WHY WAS THIS NOT ADVERTISED???? :evil:

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Post by Jax » Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:24 am

markopoloman wrote: AND WHY WAS THIS NOT ADVERTISED???? :evil:
I agree, how come no one knew about it till it hit the newstands?

and if I cannot get it at my local newsagents can you order it online?

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Post by Spiff » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:38 am

There's enough new stuff for me so I'll get it tomorrow.

Didn't get the first anthology 'cos there was almost nothing new.

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Post by Morkin » Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:28 am

Here's a picture of it. :)

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Post by Mayhem » Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:52 am

Spot the spelling mistake on the cover ;)

I'll be out looking for this over the weekend no doubt :)
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Post by LeeT » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:03 am

Just got it today.

Basically its reprints of the old RG articles given a design remix which makes them look a lot better than when originally published.

Obviously not everyone will want to buy it, but I'm glad I did! :)

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Post by Morkin » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:20 am

Mayhem wrote:Spot the spelling mistake on the cover ;)
Julian Gallop. Should be Gollop. What do I win ? :lol:

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Post by EnglishRob » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:39 am

Oh I've got to get that one!

Sods law, I'm going on a long journey up north later on, but I've got the short straw and I'm driving! :(

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Post by RandySparks » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:14 am

Just got this and to be honest I'm a little disappointed. I'm not talking so much about the contents (although I'm surprised the Mobile Arcade article was included, and the Emulation Nation article is fairly out of date - several of the links mentioned are dead), but rather in the amount of ad pages inside. There are about a dozen or so. IIFC the original Anthology had no adverts at all and felt much more like a special coffee-table edition that this.

Not terrible, just not what I was expecting.

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Post by donkeychop » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:29 am

As someone who came a little too late to the magazine, i am glad this Anthology has come out. To me, every article is new :D

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Post by Jax » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:38 am

donkeychop wrote:As someone who came a little too late to the magazine, i am glad this Anthology has come out. To me, every article is new :D
thats a fair point, for us that have every issue, we will find repeat covearge
but its a damn good catch-up for everyone else

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Post by Matt M » Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:25 pm

No where has it here :cry:

Anywhere you can buy it online?

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:26 pm

Jax wrote:
donkeychop wrote:As someone who came a little too late to the magazine, i am glad this Anthology has come out. To me, every article is new :D
thats a fair point, for us that have every issue, we will find repeat covearge
but its a damn good catch-up for everyone else
That's the thing though, it's going to appeal a lot more to some than others. Take the last two anthologies that came out. Depending on what mag you read, meant that one felt a lot fresher than the other.

Hmmm, a gamesTM/Retro Gamer Mega anthology, now there's an idea...
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Post by SirClive » Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:47 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote: Hmmm, a gamesTM/Retro Gamer Mega anthology, now there's an idea...
NOOOOOOO!

Just a GamesTM Anthology 2 please. The first one was excellent so the same thing with Imagines better design style would be FAB (just don't reissue the old one all fancied up though please, my bank account is struggling at the mo :cry: ).
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