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Xbox/GameCube/Ps2 Coverage in Retro Gamer

No, they are not retro machines
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40%
Yes, but no more than two pages an issue
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Couldn't care either way, I just love reading about great games
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:44 am

Without wanting to seem deliberately contrary, I'd make it a 15 (or 16) year line, not ten. That just scrapes in the 'new' stuff working teenagers would have had around as kids, with more for the twentysomethings and beyond. The younger readers will no doubt have experience of the slightly older games via hand me downs from their elder siblings/parents. Its sufficient that you're not just covering 'old games' from the last gen, but should be around 2 generations ago with maybe just a little crossover.

That and it fits in line with my recent acceptance of the PS1 in the mag and of course the whole thing is tailored to my needs and nobody elses ;)
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by gman72 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:40 am

djcarlos wrote:Ten years for the game I would think.....otherwise PCs are a bit screwed.
PC Gamers are screwed by default anyway.
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by darlich » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:22 am

Of course they are retro if production has stopped. Eventually all systems will be retro. Can't spend the next twenty years just discussing the Atari 2600 or you'll be going round in circles.

I suppose the difficulty is deciding when the cut off is. Why not start with the early games for the system and keep it short and sweet. You'll always get someone moaning. Like when you did the article on SIMON. Personally I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Anything to do with videogames fascinates me although I'd love to see SEGA at the top of the pile again.

Integrate it gradually. I look back at the XBOX....Geez that was a while since it was out. I'd like to hear some of the background stuff. Not just about the games. Let's hear about the turmoil getting it onto the market etc etc. Same with PS2 etc. Some of the history would be nice.

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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by mohicankid » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:26 am

if they are not in a tiny glass cabinet next to the counter in game station, its not retro....thats it!
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by FatTrucker » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:36 am

If someone is in their 20's then a console they played when they were 10 could definitely be considered retro. Of course I'm an ancient in gaming terms, my ideas of retro involve consoles and computers made of wood and rubber....but its all relative. Could someone in their 20's have played a PS2, X-Box or GC when they were 10?......if so then I would say its just about in....and it would certainly broaden the potential readership of the mag.
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by darlich » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:45 am

FatTrucker wrote:Could someone in their 20's have played a PS2, X-Box or GC when they were 10?......if so then I would say its just about in....and it would certainly broaden the potential readership of the mag.

Hear, Hear!

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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by slacey1070 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:40 am

PS2 is retro for me now... & I'd welcome features on the "early years", along with "early years" games.
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by Neilos626 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:34 am

put them in the mag, production has ceased and it will help with variation.
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:45 am

I wouldn't mind them being in the mag (I am very big on GC) but don't cover the consoles until you have covered everything else first, I know that there is still things to go over, I think people will be more welcome to GC,Xbox,PS2 when it is 2012 or something, right now I can't really call those consoles retro because what those consoles offer is still very simular to what we get now.
The xbox is full of the type of games you see on 360, games such as black still have a modern feel to them.

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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by Rory Milne » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:37 am

Neilos626 wrote:put them in the mag, production has ceased and it will help with variation.
Someone better tell Sony that, they're expecting to sell 6 million PS2s between April this year and the end of March 2011. :wink:

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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by Haabermaaster » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:49 pm

I don't mind a couple pages an issue. I don't imagine for a minute retro Gamer would become anything like the straight press release printing mags the others are anyway. :lol:

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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:50 pm

MAybe we could have a Retro-Lite magazine for the newer machines :wink:
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:37 am

Just to throw this in: my local Morrisons still sells brand new PS2 games. They may be overstocks or whatever, but that doesn't sound very retro to me.

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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by hydr0x » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:59 am

Timothy Lumsden wrote:Just to throw this in: my local Morrisons still sells brand new PS2 games. They may be overstocks or whatever, but that doesn't sound very retro to me.
Doesn't every major game retailer still carry PS2 games? After all, there's plenty of new releases.
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Re: Idea for magazine

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:55 pm

I'd be happy to see them in the mag, especially the games from when the consoles 1st launched.

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