From the forum question for issue 24

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Post by Smurph » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:40 am

and also ‘Sole Reaver 2’ on the PS2
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Post by Dudley » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:01 am

When I worked at GAME we used to try and make an entire town of shops based on game names.

Of course we did Sole Calibur.

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"Get your films done in 1 hr at prints of persia"
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:45 am

Dudley wrote:When I worked at GAME we used to try and make an entire town of shops based on game names.

Of course we did Sole Calibur.

Legacy of Cane Furntiure.

And my personal favourite

"Get your films done in 1 hr at prints of persia"
Oh my good god Dudley. Start a thread on that NOW :lol:
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Post by bazza6891 » Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:11 am

Would there be a high-class adult shop called "Jet Set Willy" :?: :!: :!:

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Post by Dudley » Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:31 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Dudley wrote:When I worked at GAME we used to try and make an entire town of shops based on game names.

Of course we did Sole Calibur.

Legacy of Cane Furntiure.

And my personal favourite

"Get your films done in 1 hr at prints of persia"
Oh my good god Dudley. Start a thread on that NOW :lol:
Done in the offtopic forum.
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Re: From the forum question for issue 24

Post by deKay » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:13 am

Because it is now so easy to enjoy all the games I read about but could never afford. Also, games only had gameplay to sell them in those days - graphics were functional not fantastic for most games (until the MD/SNES era at least), so gaming was more "pure".

Run Baby Run for the Spectrum proves that all you need is gameplay. I've been playing it for about 20 years!

http://lofi-gaming.org.uk/speccy/runbabyrun.php

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Post by Frank Chickens » Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:29 pm

Because it's fun! :D

It's doesn't claim to be a realistic simulation or any of that guff. If I wanted that I'll walk out the front door.

It allows me to enter a world of fantasy where I'm allowed to forget my worries and allowed to enjoy myself. That is what's missing from modern games, they've forgotten that games are meant to be fun, not serious.
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Why?, simplicity

Post by Bleugh » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:28 am

Memories, and simplicity really
also, just because I can!!

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Post by Smurph » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:39 am

Better music, too: They really had to work hard to have good music with old machines. Some of the machines sounded like a dying cat with a trombone, but in the right hands, boy could they sing! Cybernoid 2 on the Speccy 128 comes to mind...
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Post by usagi13 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:50 am

I love retro for the simple reason that I find playing most modern games a bit of a chore and sit there for hours sometimes feeling obliged just to finish it to get my moneys worth. I play retro games because I want to!

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Post by smilertoo » Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:52 am

Retro games rule because they mainly relied on good gameplay and you could pick it up and play it within minutes...you didn't have to sit through tons of pointless drivel and loads of tutorials then realise the game was arse and just looked nice.
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Post by Robbo » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:35 pm

One reason for loving retro gaming is just as relevant now as it was 15-20 years ago, and that is that if you purchase a really poo game, you haven't exactly wasted a lot of money, unlike nowadays where a naff game could still have set you back around thirty to fourty quid!

I can remember buying Double Dragon for £1.99 on the C64 back in the day, and not so long ago, Total Manager 2004 on the PC for £30... guess which one of these two god awfully boring games gave me the hump the most...?

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Re: From the forum question for issue 24

Post by chinnyhill10 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:08 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Ok then guys, time for another pop quiz 8)

This month's question is
Why do you love retro gaming so much?
For me it's not retro gaming. I never "came back" to the old machines. The old machines were always with me and I always used them and I was using emulation as far back as 1993. When I got my Amiga in 1992 for example I still used my CPC, Speccy and C64 all for different things.

I don't love the games because they are retro, I just love the games because they are great games that stayed with me.

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Post by bounty bob » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:16 pm

I love Retro Gaming as I was mad on the Atari 400 then 800XL as a kid and still have many games left (with a broken 800XL in the attic), so I never really tried any other machines until the PC and Playstation 2. Retro Gaming lets me explore and learn many new systems and thousands of games I never played, hundreds of games friends raved about and has given me a hobbie. No, a second childhood. Most of all, it brings back very good childhood memories!
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Post by Browncat » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:10 am

Cus I still can't beat Big Burtha on Renegade and I still have a breast fixation.

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