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Post by djcarlos » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:59 am

It feels thicker than usual....
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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:40 pm

As far as I'm aware, the page count's the same. Strange to see the letter thinking the mag's gotten thinner, seeing as it's had pretty much the same number of editorial pages since issue 19.
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Post by djcarlos » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:45 pm

Yep still 114 pages....just feels thicker.

Maybe the skin on my fingers is thinning.....aaaaarrrgghhhhh!
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Post by rupert » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:04 pm

It was waiting for me when I got home :)

Great looking cover, and I'm really looking forwerd to reading this issue, hardly a plumber in sight! yes :)

I'll enjoy reading the Crazy Taxi artical as it's my fave game on the DC. Also the Tetris artical as I find the story behind it interesting, and was addicted during the B&W Game Boy era.

I like the look of that Back to the 90's aswell, will that be regular?

My fave thing this month is Stuart Hunt having Alex kidd as his picture :D

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Post by pottyboy » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:40 pm

Got my copy from Mr Postie today and looked at all the articles. Another great issue. The back to the 90s feature is a welcome addition to the mag :)
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Re: Official Feedback FOR ISSUE 42

Post by Xesh » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:52 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:The Making of Sheep in Space
Find out what happens when a four-legged hairy quadropod gets flung into outer space.
Does that mean it's got 16 legs then? :lol:

Besides it should be quadruped. :roll:

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:55 pm

Great cover , love the 'monster' image rather than a sprite from the game

very happy to see a feature on SSI
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Post by The Master » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:17 pm

What's the Beeb article like?? Is there a picture of one naked?

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Post by mikeb » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:47 pm

Excellent. Input from Braben too. Takes me right back to sneaking into the computer room at school during lunch for a sneaky blast on Planetoid..

Congrats to Stuart on his Crazy Taxi piece.. a thoroughly entertaining read ;)

Hadn't seen Darran's shmup article in GamesTM and was very impressed by it, very well researched and put together piece and I enjoyed it immensely. OK so I'm a bit biased but what the heck.

The Tetris story was fascinating too.. always thought the creator would have been a millionaire by now.. should have invented the Rubik's cube instead ;)

And Sheep in Space being one of my all-time favourite games any Making Of was always going to be wonderful.. great issue all-round methinks.

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Post by Celebaglar » Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:30 pm

Xesh wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:The Making of Sheep in Space
Find out what happens when a four-legged hairy quadropod gets flung into outer space.
Does that mean it's got 16 legs then? :lol:

Besides it should be quadruped. :roll:
Well, no. If he'd said "four-legged quadruped" that would be a repetition, but "four-legged quadropod" is fine - whatever a quadropod is...

Does it mean it has four escape pods? (very useful if you're flung into outer space)

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:38 pm

Celebaglar wrote:
Xesh wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:The Making of Sheep in Space
Find out what happens when a four-legged hairy quadropod gets flung into outer space.
Does that mean it's got 16 legs then? :lol:

Besides it should be quadruped. :roll:
Well, no. If he'd said "four-legged quadruped" that would be a repetition, but "four-legged quadropod" is fine - whatever a quadropod is...

Does it mean it has four escape pods? (very useful if you're flung into outer space)
Let's check Bully's dictionary...

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Post by Spector » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:03 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:
Celebaglar wrote:
Xesh wrote: Let's check Bully's dictionary...

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"four-legged hairy quadropod"?? You can't beat a bit of bullshit.

Just joking Darran :)

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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:42 pm

mikeb wrote:The Tetris story was fascinating too.. always thought the creator would have been a millionaire by now.
He probably would have been if he'd 1) not created the game on company time, and; 2) not been in the USSR at the time. Still, good to know that Alexey is getting something from his creation, finally, even if it took well over a decade for him to be in that position.
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Post by fredghostmaster » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:42 pm

Crazy Taxi? I thought this was Retro Gamer? Night Driver, yes. Crazy Taxi, no, no, no.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:50 pm

fredghostmaster wrote:Crazy Taxi? I thought this was Retro Gamer? Night Driver, yes. Crazy Taxi, no, no, no.
Well, Crazy Taxi was one of the early games for the DC , a console many consider retro - and it is 8 years old.

Having said that , I consider it to be on the very borderline of what is retro
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