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The Colonel's Bequest

Post by ArcadeAction » Tue May 20, 2008 4:58 pm

I don't know if this site really belongs here, if it doesn't then please simply remove this post: (I am one of the maintainers/writers btw),

ColonelsBequest.net, an unofficial site fully dedicated to the first Laura Bow murder mystery, released by Sierra On-Line in 1989 for IBM PC, Atari ST and Commodore Amiga.

The site is in an early stage, but is growing all the time.

Note that we do not and will not offer the game as a download.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed May 21, 2008 8:05 am

Right, been through all 7 pages and can't spot any mentions of sites which review / show screenshots of arcade machines.

Tried googling but just get lots of crappy "free" game sites.

So, some suggestions for good arcade game web sites would be nice!
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Post by hydr0x » Wed May 21, 2008 12:35 pm

Bub&Bob wrote:Right, been through all 7 pages and can't spot any mentions of sites which review / show screenshots of arcade machines.

Tried googling but just get lots of crappy "free" game sites.

So, some suggestions for good arcade game web sites would be nice!
www.klov.com
www.arcade-history.com

there's another one I can't remember right now :/

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Post by Bluce_Ree » Tue May 27, 2008 7:05 am

dunno if I'm allowed to list my own site but...

www.peoww.co.uk - whilst our reviews are all current, our features section is mostly retro-based.

lots of old classics in there and a series of features for Speccy fans.


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Post by driver695 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:15 pm

Not trawled the entire thread - So apologies if already listed (also listed over at Retroleague)

Hi All,

Was looking for a link for someone on the forum - Thread - When I came across this that might be of interest: Together Retro Club site. Not joined yet, but looks interesting. This month they are doing.......

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Post by witchfinder » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:28 am

Blatant self-promotion time! :D

My gaming blog is called "Addicted to Gaming" and can be found here:

http://gameaddict.blog.co.uk

Clearly inspired by Racketboy but with a more British slant... Take a look and if you like what you see please leave a comment (I'm getting 200+ visits a month but nobody is saying anything! :roll:)
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Post by psj3809 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:24 pm

Got a thread which sometimes appears on the main page but with the amount of replies on Off topic it sometimes disappears to the dark background of page 2 !

http://www.spectrumgamesbible.co.uk/

We're creating a series of 6 books, reviews by the fans, we pay for each review (50p) so write 10 reviews get a fiver sent by Paypal.

We sell the book on lulu (and ebay) and have sold nearly 100 of the first book. I'm very proud of these books, lots of reviews, lots of screenshots and plenty more to come.

Lulu are quite dear (we dont make much per book) but we kept the price low so hopefully lots of people buy the book and also then want to contribute.

Book 2 is out very very soon (covers 1985-1986 and is 100 pages bigger than book 1) and now its all systems go for Book 3.

Andrew Rollings who created the great Speccy review book has given us his reviews (The money goes to charity) so we a fair few of those in the books. Useful for people who havent got his sold out book.

I like personally reading the different style of reviews from people, also talking about the game back in the day etc. Quite often i'll see a screenshot and think 'i remember that one !' or theres a game i havent tried much before so i want to then load it up.

We're not looking to make a huge profit (just want to break even to be honest !) but its great getting contributions from people and once the 6 books are done there should be over 1,200 reviews.

If you want to help out with a few reviews (or even if a game isnt listed as i'm happy to add more) then please email me - paul@spectrumgamesbible.co.uk

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Post by sscott » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:28 pm

Again, Zero Punctuation Reviews, if you haven't watched these yet your comedy-poor.
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Post by retrogarden » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:39 pm

A quick plug for my blog, if I may.

My blog - Retro Garden - is a general classic and retro game blog for a variety of systems from N64 and older, with a forum, ebay shop and a variety of other stuff. Check it out if you're bored, as I try to mix my reviews between common and uncommon games
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Post by bonerlaw » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:27 pm

hydr0x wrote:
Bub&Bob wrote:Right, been through all 7 pages and can't spot any mentions of sites which review / show screenshots of arcade machines.

Tried googling but just get lots of crappy "free" game sites.

So, some suggestions for good arcade game web sites would be nice!
www.klov.com
www.arcade-history.com

there's another one I can't remember right now :/

Is it http://www.vgmuseum.com
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Post by junkmale » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:35 pm

My own blog over at-

www.junk-male.blogspot.com

In amongst the personal crap and bad politics i'm trying to catalogue my ever growing Famiclone collection. Slowly but surely i'm getting there.
So if you want to see some pictures and read some descriptions of consoles you've never heard off feel free to visit.
I DO intend to update on a more regular basis soon.

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www.segacollect.com

Post by rupert » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:25 pm

I started my own Sega site/ blog at the weekend, you can check it out at - http://www.segacollect.com

It is mainly Master System but I will sway over to other systems now and again..

Hope some of you can take a look 8)

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www.vintropedia.com

Post by Craig_Vintropedia » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:52 pm

Hey Everyone, apologies if this doesn't belong here:

www.Vintropedia.com

This site is for a price guide featuring pre 1998 computers, consoles, software and accessories with over 14,000 items. Check out the site for more information.

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Re: www.vintropedia.com

Post by The Master » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:54 pm

Craig_Vintropedia wrote:Hey Everyone, apologies if this doesn't belong here:

www.Vintropedia.com

This site is for a price guide featuring pre 1998 computers, consoles, software and accessories with over 14,000 items. Check out the site for more information.
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Re: www.segacollect.com

Post by Alex Ferguson » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:21 pm

rupert wrote:I started my own Sega site/ blog at the weekend, you can check it out at - http://www.segacollect.com

It is mainly Master System but I will sway over to other systems now and again..

Hope some of you can take a look 8)
Are you the one with the huge Master System collection from Issue 44?

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