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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag Announced 19th Aug

Post by retrosofer » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:01 am

Good stuff, looking forward to reading through the mag.

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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag Announced 19th Aug

Post by Lorfarius » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:08 am

The mag is live :)

http://www.nes-bit.com/?page_id=5045

Printed copies will be available at Replay but for those who can't wait here's the PDF version :D
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag Announced 19th Aug

Post by filecore » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:48 am

Brilliant, I'll definitely have a printed one off you at Replay.

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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag released at last!

Post by Lorfarius » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:16 pm

I've just realised its my sites first birthday (well I'm a couple of days late but excusable with all thats going on!), just a thanks to all that have put up with my mad ramblings this past year. There's a celebration thread in the works:

http://www.nes-bit.com/NesBitForum/view ... f=12&t=438
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag released at last!

Post by Lorfarius » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:37 am

Couple of weeks since the last review:

http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=5498

It's a classic for sure but playing it for the gameplay footage and I realised just how damn difficult it was!
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag released at last!

Post by ShadowMan » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:40 am

Lorfarius wrote:Couple of weeks since the last review:

http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=5498

It's a classic for sure but playing it for the gameplay footage and I realised just how damn difficult it was!
Excellent review then again I might be slightly biased as its pretty much my favourite game ever :D Damn, now I've got the urge to go play it again...
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag released at last!

Post by Lorfarius » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:43 am

ShadowMan wrote:
Lorfarius wrote:Couple of weeks since the last review:

http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=5498

It's a classic for sure but playing it for the gameplay footage and I realised just how damn difficult it was!
Excellent review then again I might be slightly biased as its pretty much my favourite game ever :D Damn, now I've got the urge to go play it again...
That Heatman stage is the worst :lol: I have to film gameplay footage on an emulator so its keyboard controls all the way, but my God I struggled to get past the first area. I had enough footage to release a blooper reel :lol:
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag released at last!

Post by n-g-m » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:37 pm

I wont even bother trying this stage without special item 2 :wink:

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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag released at last!

Post by sscott » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:33 pm

Will get one at replay then, see you there!
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Mag released at last!

Post by Lorfarius » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:07 am

Very pleased to announce that we managed to get Philiip Oliver :shock: of CodeMasters and Blitz Games Studios to have a chat with us about his NES days:

http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=5924
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Philip Oliver Interview

Post by Lorfarius » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:59 am

With Replay coming up and having a bit of spare time I decided to sit down and power through some of the general site updates.

Last week I drove down South (5 hours in a car!) to visit the storage place for Retro-Play who recently purchased a massive collection of games, consoles etc for numerous systems. He's going to be selling the lot on his store so well worth a look:

http://www.retro-play.co.uk/

The place was like a gold mine! Pristine boxes, stuff that looked as if it was straight off the store shelf. I couldn't believe some of the stuff I was seeing and I was only there for NES pictures! Mega Drive, Master System, Amstrad, Nintendo 64, SNES etc etc. I spent a good 8 hours with camera in hand snapping away with a haul of over 400 images by the end followed by another 6 hour trip back (bloody M1 traffic :lol: ).

Taking a day to recover :shock: I then started sorting through the photo's with the plan to update the database over a couple of weeks. As well as upload each photo to the appropriate section I needed to copy the blurb off the back of the boxes (the game descriptions basically) which was a HUGE job. I started on Sunday but finished come Wednesday lunchtime with around 150 finished. I can't tell you how amazing it was to complete so many sections of the website in one go like that, it was a massive boost and I'm forever greatful to Retro-Play for the opportunity.

With this complete I think the OCD was starting to kick in (self diagnosed now :lol: ) and I started to think how plain some of the pages looked without much colour. So I spent a couple of days playing every NES game on the list, taking snapshots for each page, the result is every entry having screenshots of the games:

http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=575
http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=687

And this is one completed entry, so many of which are now fully complete :shock: :

http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=803

Might not seem like much to do, but when you have 250 games to get through snapping 3 shots a time it's very time consuming! I have approx 50 games to upload now which I'll do on Monday as I'm off to Replay and need a break from it all :lol: I've been putting in 9am to 9pm days, updating all week now .

My next plan is to film game play footage for every title on the site (again another 250 odd vids) at 3 minutes ish per cart. I think that's about 4 hours footage all told but will complete such a big part of the database. There's always stuff to do and I haven't even added the new pages for the accessories and consoles I now have, but I'll get to it very, very soon. Not to mention all the reviews that need to be done to fill each of the game entries, as always welcome any volunteers for that!

Now I'm off to get ready for Replay, for those still interested in the printed copy of the site magazine then pop round to the Pix n Love stall as it'll be available for £3.50, with the free 3D glasses :D

I'm still determined to turn this site into THE best NES resource there is. I'm even looking at scanning game manuals to offer as downloads, another huge job but I'll do it :D
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors - Philip Oliver Interview

Post by Lorfarius » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:51 am

I know a few of you bought the History of Nintendo Vol 1 from Pix 'n Love at Replay but they have just done an interview with me:

http://www.nes-bit.com/?p=7216

News on what's to come including that amazing looking Zelda book some of you saw on display over the weekend :D
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors/Fans

Post by Lorfarius » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:35 am

Been ages since I posted in here :shock: Nothing major to report this week just a couple of issues of Total being added to the magazine section. These are like gold dust to track down and thanks to Filecore we have an ever growing collection:

http://www.nes-bit.com/?page_id=5017

You won't find these anywhere else as I scanned them all :D
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors/Fans

Post by Lorfarius » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:18 pm

With the upcoming issue 2 and issue 1 having been available for ages, I thought I'd take the opportunity after all this time to offer it for all as a FREE download :D :

http://www.nes-bit.com/?page_id=5045

See what the fuss was about, join the forum and let everyone know what you thought! Its now unlocked and people can print it off in high resolution :D
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Re: NES-Bit.com for NES Collectors/Fans

Post by Greyfox » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:24 pm

now that's what I like to see...I should of waited until your where in bed :lol:
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