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C+VG's Retro Sections from the 90s

Post by driver695 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:57 pm

Hi All

I read C+VG in the early to late eighties. However, by the nineties I'd moved on to Amiga/PSX specific titles

But I've heard mention for the below - which I was not aware of back then.

'Retro Ranch' by Keith Ainsworth
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'Retro Computer C(K?)abin' by Dave Kelsall

From what I understand these were in a separate insert/centre section ('Freeplay'?) section.

Can anyone advise on the following:

If there are scans of both of these floating about?

The dates/issues of C+VG in which both of the above appeared?

Many thans in advance

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Re: C+VG's Retro Sections from the 90s

Post by Liamh1982 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:34 pm

Your best bet for scans is probably Archive.org - IIRC they have most if not all issues of C&VG available as PDFs.

Freeplay was a 16-bit monochrome pullout printed on yellow paper. It featured sales charts, unsubstantiated rumours, reader's drawings and ideas for games, tips and cheats and of course, the retro sections. These only ran to one page and mostly focused on the 8-bit micros and early arcade titles.

Freeplay ran from 1996 to 1999 - basically any of the issues that featured the black and white logo:
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Re: C+VG's Retro Sections from the 90s

Post by deadpan666 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:42 am

Liamh1982 wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:34 pm
Your best bet for scans is probably Archive.org - IIRC they have most if not all issues of C&VG available as PDFs.

Freeplay was a 16-bit monochrome pullout printed on yellow paper. It featured sales charts, unsubstantiated rumours, reader's drawings and ideas for games, tips and cheats and of course, the retro sections. These only ran to one page and mostly focused on the 8-bit micros and early arcade titles.

Freeplay ran from 1996 to 1999 - basically any of the issues that featured the black and white logo:
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The scans at the Archive stop at 1992 unfortunately, so you won't find them there.....
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Re: C+VG's Retro Sections from the 90s

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:24 am

Apologies, it's been a while since I checked. I was sure they had some later ones at one point.

I would suggest Out Of Print Archive but it seems they've only got a few from '95/'96.

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Re: C+VG's Retro Sections from the 90s

Post by oldtimer » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:42 pm

You could always contact Keith Ainsworth direct.
I think I still have his email address if you would like it, as I used to do lots of trades and buying off him.
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Re: C+VG's Retro Sections from the 90s

Post by Shinobi » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:16 pm

The Retro Cabin was only one page the rest of Freeplay fan was mostly very indepth combo's for Capcom 2d fighters, 2 pages of "drawings wot you done" with somebody called hunter taking the censored out off all the kids drawings. 2 pages of Fanboys arguing that they'd console was the best all rival consoles where garbage etc.. High scores and a few other things.

Wish RG would take Keith on let him do his page in the mag
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Re: C+VG's Retro Sections from the 90s

Post by stvd » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:52 pm

oldtimer wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:42 pm
You could always contact Keith Ainsworth direct.
I think I still have his email address if you would like it, as I used to do lots of trades and buying off him.
Same here.
In fact Keith ran the "original" Retrogamer Fanzine
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Re: C+VG's Retro Sections from the 90s

Post by deadpan666 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:04 am

Liamh1982 wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:24 am
Apologies, it's been a while since I checked. I was sure they had some later ones at one point.

I would suggest Out Of Print Archive but it seems they've only got a few from '95/'96.
Oh, apologies from me! I just did a longer hunt and discovered a bigger collection does indeed exist at the Archive! And they do have Freeplay attached it seems! It's not anywhere near a full set, but there's quite a few issues :)
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