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Official feedback for ISSUE 50

Post by CraigGrannell » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:20 am

RETRO GAMER ISSUE 50

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The Dream Machine: Find out why Sega's innovative console didn't stop the Japanese giant from crashing out of the hardware race.
The history of... Grand Theft Auto: one of gaming history's coolest franchises charted.
The making of... Retro Gamer: Martyn Carroll looks back at the making of the original version of the magazine.
Reader special: your favourite gaming moments.
Zombie Nation: Sega's popular series, The House of the Dead, investigated.
Desert Island Disks: Celebrity special!
The making of... Gunstar Heroes: Retro Gamer talks to Treasure about one of its most influential 16-bit shooters.
The big interview: Roger Dean, cover artist for many classic Amiga titles, designer of the Tetris logo, and more, talks to Craig Grannell about his work.
The making of... Great Giana Sisters: Manfred Trenz talks about the C64 game that made Nintendo very angry indeed.

AND!
Collector's corner
Back to the '80s
Back to the '90s

AND!
Batman
Thundercats
Xor
Yar's Revenge
Silkworm

AND!
Some other stuff I've forgotten.

So, get 'feedbacking', viewers!
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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:44 am

I'm sure the cover will receive lots of comments soon.

For me, I think it looks great and really like the little touches - such as the O in retro and the VMU screen.

I just wish this had been used for issue 51+.

I really was hoping for something really cool, 8-bit / 16-bit retro style.....
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Post by Opa-Opa » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:53 am

This is the part where I normaly get abused for having my own views but here goes...

Love the cover, love the Dreamcast and people that don't think it should be in the Mag are wrong.

Collectors corner...? What a wasted feature so far, now we have a guy with a few magazines. Whoopty doo!! Can we see a real collection next time please..?

GTA - Fantastic apart from the list of cars.. The Cossie looks like a Peugeot 306 does it..? Did a girl write this part because it is clearly an Escort Cosworth even down to the bonnet grills.

Batman - Oh dear, why do we have to put up with these awfull yellow and Green CPC screen grabs all the time, this one looks like pixalated donkey vomit all over the page where as the Thundercats revival looks really good showing off the different versions..

Making of Retrogamer - Very interesting, great feature and a great birthday idea..

Still have a few bits to read but so far a great 50th with just a few niggles...

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Post by LeeT » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:09 am

First impressions (after a quick flick and a read of a few pages)...

Excellent!

I was a bit wary of the 'RG History' piece before reading it as there was something similar on the RG eMag disc. Fear not, this is even better with quite a few revelations (inc sales figures of the early issues).

Forumites should be happy as theres five pages of the 'Best Memory' answers.

Now I'll get on with reading it properly and leave feedback when I'm finished...

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Post by mikeb » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:26 am

Think my next read after the Dean feature will be Desert Island Disks... great choice of castaways. Lemmy from Motorhead ffs!!

I love RG ;)

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Post by bensonrad » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:07 pm

Collectors corner...? What a wasted feature so far, now we have a guy with a few magazines. Whoopty doo!! Can we see a real collection next time please..?
Tis a fine collection of magazines, it is retro and gaming related, considering its the 50th issue of the magazine I would have thought it would fit quite well being magazine related.

Have not seen the issue yet, but looking forward to reading it 2nite when I get home.
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Post by markopoloman » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:28 pm

Well, after seeing the cover I was a little dissapointed! I thought it would be something REALLY retro as its the 50th issue..................................


But my dissapointment stopped there :D


Not read many bits yet - but the ones so far are really great!

Painting Worlds: brilliant! Well done to Craig Grannell on this one. Would never have remembered Roger Dean from those 16bit days! Psygnosis artwork was always the best -- I hope that RG get a copy of his book to review in September.

House of the Dead!!!!!!!!!!! - great stuff! loved it.

Back to the 80's and 90's excellent as usual...............



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Congrats... (again!)

Post by AEX » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:52 pm

As I said in the unofficial not really allowed, bold boys for doing such a thread Issue 50 has landed!, thread...

Congrats to the RG Team for RG 50, its a great milestone in the mags history.

Looking forward to issue 68 (am I right?) for the real 50th IP/RG B-Day issue, where we can hope for a real treat for loyal RG fans (even if it costs a few quid extra perhaps!!!)...

DC is great, DC on cover of 50th issue... not so sure (but thats life in the big city!).

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Post by C=Style » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:52 pm

Damn that looks like a sweet issue, how come when I bought RG today there were only stocking issue 48 the one with Manic Miner on the front lol, I though that was the new issue! Guess they're a bit slow round these parts.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:45 pm

markopoloman wrote:I hope that RG get a copy of his book to review in September.
I asked Roger to let me know when it's out, so it should be covered in some fashion. It should also show a bunch of his currently unreleased Tetris art, along with sketches for various productions. In fact, I think I'll start up a wee DVD extras thread with some of the unpublished stuff from the interview.
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Post by 3fruits » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:55 pm

great stuff one of the best issue's so far,

also great to finally see one of the greatest RETRO machines finally covered.

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Post by fredghostmaster » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:07 pm

Hmm. I don't agree with the Dreamcast being in Retro Gamer but as it's the joint best console ever (along with the Saturn and 2600), I'll let it pass!

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Post by EnglishRob » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:20 pm

Just had a flick through the mag, looking good. It's kinda strange but also really good to see that you're already on issue 50. I seem to recall from the Live days that Martyn said that there was enough content to fill lots of issues and sure enough he was right.

I'm glad the Museum Of Computing got some news coverage, I've been trying to help their plight by speaking to my friends at GWR Swindon to see if they could get some coverage on the radio, not sure if they have done though as I don't live in the area.

Guess all that's left for me to say (until I've read through the mag) is...

/Raises virtual glass of bubbly...

Here's to the next 50 issues of Retro Gamer.

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Post by uglifruit » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:27 pm

A quick flick.

Simon Munnery! - You actually interviewed one of the only comedians that I actually like. How did this come about?

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Post by mikeb » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:32 pm

uglifruit wrote: Simon Munnery! - You actually interviewed one of the only comedians that I actually like. How did this come about?
This was actually the most entertaining of a clutch of great DID pieces I thought. The idea of 'Alan Parker - Urban Warrior' sitting hunched in front of a ZX81 coding an Asteroids clone is hilarious... especially given the revealing history with one Jeff Minter... never knew any of that. A hoot. Nice one Paul!

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