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Games Company 'Clubs'

Post by clarance » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:30 pm

Off the top of me head there were ones for Gremlin Graphics, Tynesoft, A Microdeal Cuthbert Club, and I was a proud member of the Firebird Silverbird club - received many newsletters, a membership card (which I never used in anger), a pen, a free game, and a badge (which I still have somewhere).

Did anyone else ever post off to these things back in the day?
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Post by crusto » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:05 pm

I never joined a games company club. But I did join the star wars fan club. I got loads of goodies and insider info etc etc. It was great. I must have only been 4 or 5! I remember making my mom read everything out to me again and again :lol: .
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Post by merman » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:56 am

I was a member of the Thalamus Club for a while, got a free Thalamus pencil! Wow! ;)
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Post by rainbird rich » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:08 am

clarance wrote:Off the top of me head there were ones for Gremlin Graphics, Tynesoft, A Microdeal Cuthbert Club, and I was a proud member of the Firebird Silverbird club - received many newsletters, a membership card (which I never used in anger), a pen, a free game, and a badge (which I still have somewhere).

Did anyone else ever post off to these things back in the day?
I don't suppose you still have any of the old Silver Club newsletters do you? I'm always on the look-out for further issues to be posted up on my site:

http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/sb/sb_club.php
http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/sb/sb_downl.php
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Post by Tariq » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:55 am

crusto wrote:I never joined a games company club. But I did join the star wars fan club. I got loads of goodies and insider info etc etc. It was great. I must have only been 4 or 5! I remember making my mom read everything out to me again and again :lol: .


I was a member of the Star Wars Fan Club too and still have an entire set of Bantha Tracks magazines somewhere in my attic :-)

As far as computer games clubs go - I did join the Magnetic Scrolls 'Official Secrets' adventure game fan club. That was brilliant and the only way to get hold of the game Myth at the time.

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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:26 pm

i was in the silverbird club, my free game was thrust.

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Post by clarance » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:59 pm

rainbird rich wrote: I don't suppose you still have any of the old Silver Club newsletters do you? I'm always on the look-out for further issues to be posted up on my site:

http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/sb/sb_club.php
http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/sb/sb_downl.php
Don't ever remember throwing them away, but I had a good dig about at me mams a while back and couldn't turn them up then. Will have another look in a week or so - I remember I had quite a few of them from issue two onwards - and I can do you a scan of the tin badge if you want - great site by the way.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:04 pm

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Post by rainbird rich » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:49 am

clarance wrote:
rainbird rich wrote: I don't suppose you still have any of the old Silver Club newsletters do you? I'm always on the look-out for further issues to be posted up on my site:

http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/sb/sb_club.php
http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/sb/sb_downl.php
Don't ever remember throwing them away, but I had a good dig about at me mams a while back and couldn't turn them up then. Will have another look in a week or so - I remember I had quite a few of them from issue two onwards - and I can do you a scan of the tin badge if you want - great site by the way.
That would be great. Just let me know if you do turn anything up. Some one tried scanning the tin badge before and it didn't scan well. A digi' photo would be better if you do unearth one! :-)
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Post by TMR » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:05 am

Not really a club in that sense, but i was on the mailing list for Llamasoft's Nature of the Beast newsletter.

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