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If I'm in Bournemouth on a weekday...

Post by Heavy Stylus » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:16 am

...would Retro Gamer's office doors be open so I could visit the RG HQ and see where all the magic happens?

Is the RG office open to members of this forum to visit so we can meet Darran/Stuart in person? It's something I've wondered about for some time now.
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Post by SirClive » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:22 am

Jeez, Darran was too scared to meet us at Retro North, I doubt he's gonna let you into his castle!!
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Post by markopoloman » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:25 pm

I pass the RG castle 2 or 3 times a week..................


Never stopped to go in though!


(I've been in Darrans house though :wink:


He has a very big one.





























NO you perv - he has a very big TV :roll:
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Post by TMR » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:19 pm

markopoloman wrote:NO you perv - he has a very big TV :roll:
Are you sure she's not just wearing a high pair of heels?

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Post by rupert » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:33 pm

I thought the same thing last August when i was there for a week, I'l be there again this summer - My mums BF lives in Poole and me and my GF go down and chill on sandbanks beach for the week - is awesome.

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Post by markopoloman » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:04 pm

Can't beat Sandbanks beach. My beach of choice with the kids :D


Maybe we should organise a 'surprise' meet at the RG HQ :lol:
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Post by chinnyhill10 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:08 pm

rupert wrote:I thought the same thing last August when i was there for a week, I'l be there again this summer - My mums BF lives in Poole and me and my GF go down and chill on sandbanks beach for the week - is awesome.
Should you get a time machine, go back to July 1993 and pop to the Game next to HMV. They'll have shed loads of copies of Lemmings for the Atari Lynx for 20 quid a pop.

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Also note that Boots will be flogging off loads of 8 bit stuff at stupidly low rates and that John Menzies will have Commodore Lightguns and gamepacks for a fiver a throw.

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Post by yethboth » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:20 am

We haven't had an actual reply from Darrant or Stu yet as to whether we would be allowed to visit the inside of the Retro Gamer Magazine Towers and meet everyone there.

Could we please Darran? Stu?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:02 am

I think you can safely assume Darran's silence can be taken as a 'No', but he doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings or cause any aggravation.

It's fair enough really. Imagine are paying him to edit, not give guided tours and inevitably there are going to be some users he just doesn't get on with - how do you tell someone 'No, I don't want you to visit, I don't like you much" without getting loads of flak?

Besides which, if you all start hassling him at work it might impact on the quality of my mag ;)
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Post by CraigGrannell » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:17 am

Two things:

1. Darran may not have seen the thread.
2. I know the hours Darran works. Chances are he simply won't have time to do something like this, despite perhaps liking the idea.

The nature of magazine production these days is that in-house staff rarely have time to do anything other than shepherd freelancers, do some editorial work, and get the mag out.
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Post by Heavy Stylus » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:44 am

I'm sure Daz has time for a cup of tea. I guess he's just not seen this thread.
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Post by TMR » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:20 am

CraigGrannell wrote:2. I know the hours Darran works. Chances are he simply won't have time to do something like this, despite perhaps liking the idea.
Actually, now you've said that i remember getting emails from him at the sort of hours i work, getting responses to stuff at close to midnight on a few occasions - not exactly a nine to five!

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Post by markopoloman » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:56 pm

I know he finishes well before 5!

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Post by Ash » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:43 am

Trust me, guys, you'd only be disappointed. The Imagine offices are just like any other office in the country except that you may occasionally see someone playing a game.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:59 am

Sorry guys, I've only just seen the thread.

While I can't really invite any readers into the office, I've no problems with any body stopping by for a quick chat after work (usually 6.30).

I'm quite easy as well, so you'll only have to buy me one pint.
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