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Post by merman » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:16 pm

SirClive wrote:I am a big fan of the cover. The Nights image is superb and probably one of my top 3 covers so far.

BUT...

The snow just looks rubbish. It looks like a spray and not snow.
A for effort, but only a C- for execution from me I'm afraid.
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Post by SirClive » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:20 pm

I like the texture, and the glitter. I just think snow should look more solid.
But I reiterate that I realy like the cover!
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Post by psj3809 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:01 am

The snow is superb, i'm glad its 'textured' or whatever the techy name is. After all our moaning about having a wintery cover i dont think we can moan about this.

Its excellent and better than what i thought. Nice retro Xmas magazine, good stuff !

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Post by SirClive » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:20 am

I am English, I reserve the right to moan about absolutely anything I choose.
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Post by 1500graham » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:13 pm

CraigGrannell wrote:
GarryG wrote:So is the December issue not going to have any X-mas theme then? :shock:
Highly unlikely. The publishing world is nothing like it was in the 1980s, and overseas sales would tank if the Retro Gamer cover for the December issue suddenly looked all Christmassy.
Sod the overseas sales then, let's have ourselves a great Xmas with a great Xmax cover!

Cheers.

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:11 am

1500graham wrote:
CraigGrannell wrote:
GarryG wrote:So is the December issue not going to have any X-mas theme then? :shock:
Highly unlikely. The publishing world is nothing like it was in the 1980s, and overseas sales would tank if the Retro Gamer cover for the December issue suddenly looked all Christmassy.
Sod the overseas sales then, let's have ourselves a great Xmas with a great Xmax cover!

Cheers.

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When surely 90% or more of the sales originate from the UK or Europe i'm glad theyve done this ! Top marks to RG for the cover

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Post by Dudley » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:39 am

psj3809 wrote: When surely 90% or more of the sales originate from the UK or Europe i'm glad theyve done this ! Top marks to RG for the cover
People keep using that made up "stat".

Edge, the nearest comparison piece that publishes figures, is about 79%.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:18 am

I thought the snow was a pretty good idea - wasn't overly impressed with The Nights image having never heard of it!

With my 8-bit bias was hoping for something from that era
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:57 am

Bub&Bob wrote:wasn't overly impressed with The Nights image having never heard of it!
I've only ever played it via emulation and wasn't terribly impressed. I don't think it aged well.
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Post by SirClive » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:00 am

Dudley wrote:
psj3809 wrote: When surely 90% or more of the sales originate from the UK or Europe i'm glad theyve done this ! Top marks to RG for the cover
People keep using that made up "stat".

Edge, the nearest comparison piece that publishes figures, is about 79%.
Edge still isn't a good comparison though. With its inclusion of a reasonable amount of 8 bit computer stuff like the Speccy it is likely to be slightly higher than a modern console/pc based mag.
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Post by psj3809 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:58 am

Dudley wrote:
psj3809 wrote: When surely 90% or more of the sales originate from the UK or Europe i'm glad theyve done this ! Top marks to RG for the cover
People keep using that made up "stat".

Edge, the nearest comparison piece that publishes figures, is about 79%.
Okay 79% ! Still glad Retro Gamer listened to the majority. Despite seeing this thread here there doesnt seem to be anyone outside the UK moaning about the Xmas cover though.

Anyway by the time they get it (January sometime) its not bad.

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Post by 1500graham » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:39 pm

Why would anyone whinge about a Xmas cover in Jan or Feb?

After all, as Wizzard would say, 'i wish it could be Christmas everyday!'
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Post by kaiserpc » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:33 pm

great to finally have a Christmas cover (and content)!! Hopefully the sales figures will allow you do one every year :D
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:47 pm

kaiserpc wrote:Hopefully the sales figures will allow you do a calendar next year :D
Corrected for desirability.
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Post by Dudley » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:09 am

1500graham wrote:Why would anyone whinge about a Xmas cover in Jan or Feb?

After all, as Wizzard would say, 'i wish it could be Christmas everyday!'
The problem is, casual readers go into their newsagent in Feb, see an xmas cover and assume it's an old issue that's been sitting there 2 months.
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