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Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:39 pm
by Dudley
I just realised, although Darran knows about this, I never mentioned it here.

Hi I'm Dudley, I posted here about a decade ago and then I didn't for a bit. (Still a better love story than Twilight).

Mainly to see if I could, I've made a 6 part YouTube retro documentary series called Yesterzine.

Every week we pick an old video gaming magazine and re-play the best and worst reviewed games in that issue to see how well they've aged. We'll also look at any other interesting games in the issue that might be more famous now than actual winners. If there's a chance there's also a look at the culture of the time, which so far has included Cover Disks and the days when to get a game within a year of release you might have to import it from Japan.

Here's a trailer

https://youtu.be/RYaFqcUnWsM

Here's an episode 1

https://youtu.be/0N-4wnaN9Is

Episode 1 "Technically Graphics" is "The One Amiga" from July 1992. The Gaming Heaven is The Secret of Monkey Island 2. The gaming hell is forgotten turn based war game "Spoils of War". In the cover feature we look at the disks, featuring a bike game that blew my mind at the time and a PD game that might have inspired a much more famous recent title.

Here's an episode 2

https://youtu.be/k84ErFpEkp0

Episode 2 "Explosive bum squirts" is "Super Play" from November 1994. The Gaming Heaven is Street Racer, but were Super Play right to call it the equal of Super Mario Kart. We play that as well to make sure. The gaming hell is "The Death and Return of Superman" but there may be a better contender hidden in Super Play's pages. The Cover Feature is the Secret of Mana and why a year old game was such big news in late 1994.

New episodes are every Friday at 5:30PM UK.

Website : http://yesterzine.co.uk
Twitter : @yesterzine
Email : Yesterzineshow@gmail.com

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:11 pm
by dste
Sounds interesting, will try and give them a watch at some point.

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:31 am
by Greyfox
Really love this awesome concept , will be watching and subscribing. Very clever stuff cheers man 👍

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:14 am
by Dudley
Much appreciated both.

Yeah it was certainly one of those "I've had the idea so now I've got to do it" moments.

Better than the last time that happened, which ended in my throwing my car an 8th birthday party.

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:11 am
by jdanddiet
Welcome back duds. Subscribed

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:45 pm
by Crusty Starfish
Isn't that the annoying badger from that youtube thing... badger badger mushroom ?

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:24 am
by RetroBob
A SNAAAAAAAKE A SNAAAAAAAAKE

Nice to hear from you!

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:01 am
by Dudley
Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Isn't that the annoying badger from that youtube thing... badger badger mushroom ?
I've been on this forum for so long that was a current reference!

Thanks all :)

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:42 pm
by Dudley
It's Episode 3!



And given it was Nintendo last week, it's Sega this, and a veritable bounty of games. The new Mega Drive Sonic game barely scratches into the other mentions.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8r_OeHA708




Fifa is the highest scoring game, but is it even the best football game in the issue?

Why is the 3rd best selling Mega Drive game of all time absolutely nowhere

The Cover feature is the Master System's indian summer of superb titles late in its life.

And the Gaming Hell is the forgotten Game Gear version of Jurassic Park, which shares nothing with the Mega Drive title.

Plus a special guest! Who none of you know! But she's lovely I promise!

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:31 pm
by Dudley
It's Episode 4 time!  And we're going PC so there's no "Your Mum" joke.

Just kidding, of course there's one.  And the worst "Ian" reference to date.

The PC means the first ever episode of PC Gamer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIFcLlz51ew

The Gaming Heaven is Indycar Racing, the true birthplace of proper texture mapped worlds in sims.

The Gaming Hell is puzzle "Sensation" Tessarae... or is it Speed Racer?

The Cover feature is, once again, literally the cover disks and the best adventure never to come out of Sierra or LucasARTS.

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:13 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
Subscribed. Watched episode 1 so far, very enjoyable.

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:15 pm
by Dudley
Many ta. I think it settles in somewhere around episode 3 so obviously I'm hoping you'll end up agreeing :P

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:32 pm
by Dudley
It's Friday and that can mean only one thing!



Fish and Chips in the cafe at work!



<Frantic whispering from offstage>



Oh and Yesterzine!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDFINafVmXo



Episode 5 is Your Sinclair January 1987, right in the Dennis publishing golden era of the magazine.



The gaming heaven is Ocean's classic film licence The Great Escape but it's one of 7 games that got 9/10.

The cover feature is my attempt to explain to the young 'uns what loading games from tape is like

And then we get conclusive proof that war is hell with Gallipoli where I lose my mind and end up having a fairly involved conversation with the options menu.

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:20 pm
by RetroBob
I really like the way this is done.

Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:41 pm
by Dudley
Thanks! Even if I don't quite know if you mean the magazine hook or the production itself.

I'll assume both :P

Episode 4 was apparently watched in Revolution's office today, if their twitter reply was genuine. That was nice.