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Post by CraigGrannell » Fri May 09, 2008 7:36 am

The following two links talk about the reset problem, and the fix works—at least for some time (at which point, you have to open the thing up and do the fix again). It really is a shoddy console from a build standpoint. Note: make sure you bend the pins in the right direction, and don't use too much force.

http://www.helpdesk-corner.com/sega_dreamcast.html
http://forums.gamewinners.com/forums/sh ... p?t=408639
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Post by RetroKingSimon » Fri May 09, 2008 1:29 pm

I just finished reading issue 50. I thought it was great, I loved the DC feature (one of my favourite consoles and the only one I've bought on launch day), I loved the GTA feature too (I don't care much about the 3D ones, but I love the first game), but my favourite article was the 'Making of RG' one! A great read, cheers. As always with RG, I was reminded of some stuff I forgot about, and learned some new stuff too. Thanks a lot to the whole RG team :)

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Post by chrisgoodhead » Sat May 10, 2008 2:40 pm

CraigGrannell wrote:The following two links talk about the reset problem, and the fix works—at least for some time (at which point, you have to open the thing up and do the fix again). It really is a shoddy console from a build standpoint. Note: make sure you bend the pins in the right direction, and don't use too much force.

http://www.helpdesk-corner.com/sega_dreamcast.html
http://forums.gamewinners.com/forums/sh ... p?t=408639
Thanks very much. I'll give that a try.

I ended up playing RGs no.1 rated Dreamcast game by the way, Soul Caliber. It still looks fantastic and I had a thoroughly enjoyable morning. Thanks Retro Gamer.

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Post by knight_beat » Sun May 11, 2008 11:59 am

An excellent issue with several fascinating articles. I'm impressed by Bensonrad's magazine collection, though we only saw a small part of it. The Psygnosis interview was also well done. I had not previously heard of this artist, but I will definitely be buying the art book when it is published.

Of course, I do have a few minor complaints: the Dreamcast article barely scratched the surface, though it was no doubt limited by the page count allocated to it. It would be great if we could have a follow-on article covering the homebrew scene (there was an article in RG #2 or #3 that mentioned it briefly, IIRC). The article also missed RG's spiritual predecessor, Dreamcast Magazine published by Paragon/Highbury. Dreamcast Magazine deserves a mention as the final dedicated Sega magazine to be published (though the writing was often a bit rubbish and the last few issues seemed to consist of review reprints of older games to fill pages). I've uploaded a photograph of a few Dreamcast mags for comparision.

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Post by mikeb » Sun May 11, 2008 2:20 pm

knight_beat wrote:The Psygnosis interview was also well done. I had not previously heard of this artist, but I will definitely be buying the art book when it is published.
For those for whom Craig's article caught their interest, it's well worth checking Roger's website as it has a lot of great art and further history/biography. His Yes album covers, such as Tales from Topographic Oceans (under the 'Postcards' section), are classic examples of 70s album cover/gatefold design.

http://www.rogerdean.com/

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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun May 11, 2008 3:01 pm

Dean was quite a catch for Psygnosis. Around that time, his work was massive and in huge demand, with millions of posters sold.

I'm very much looking forward to his book, which promises to provide plenty of sketches and behind-the-scenes work on his gaming output.
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Post by JD! » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:47 am

G'day guys,

I know I'm late to the party here, so sorry for bumping this thread. We're a bit behind you UKers over here in Australia with this issue only coming out late last week.

I'm fairly new to RetorGamer with #50 being only my forth issue. I've always had a love for retro games but I only discovered the mag recently and so far I've only found one newsagent anywhere near me that sells the mag which is actually an hours drive away from where I live!. :( At the moment I give they money for the issues to my grandparents who live down the road from said newsagent and they pick the mag up for me and then post it along.

I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the Dreamcast feature in this issue. I've always been a Sega man with my first system being the Master System and my last being the Dreamcast. With the "death" of the DC I ended console gaming and have not bought one since. Yes, I'm the only bloke under 30 to never have owned a Playstation. :wink:

Your article was an interesting read and my only complaint is that it wasn't longer. I'm sure there is a lot more DC info that you could have shared with us.

Of course the rest of the magazine is brilliant too! Really enjoyed the look back at House of the Dead and the Painting Worlds article.

Thanks for a brilliant magazine guys! You've scored yourselves a new fan over this side of the world!
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Post by Ant » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:58 am

Fellow Aussie seconding JD! here. I've almost finished reading Issue 50 from cover to cover and I'm very impressed.

Loved the "Painting Worlds" article especially. Unexpected but cool. Nice work, Craig.

The "Games That Changed Lives" sidebars were also excellent.

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Post by NorthWay » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:30 pm

Time for another batch of comments, so lets get going with #50 then.

Games that changed lives: Smart choice!
80s: Nice to see you finally getting in a tiny bit about Andre.
DID: What an excellent oddball choice of pickings.
Roger Dean: Nice. Poster?
GGS: Liked it.

All in all a good solid celebratory issue.

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