Retro Gamer issue 177

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by The Laird » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:19 am

NickThorpe wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:27 am
The battle around 9th - 11th place was really close. With a couple more votes, the Speccy would have been right behind the C64. Likewise, a single extra vote, even a tenth place vote, would have put the NES over the Xbox 360.

The Amstrad had a comfortable lead over both the machines below it, and wasn't in much danger of being dislodged from the top 30.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I would still like to see the full list up to 50

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by NickThorpe » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:06 pm

Places 31 - 50 were as follows:

31: Atari ST
32: Wii U
33: PlayStation Vita
34: Jaguar
35: Atari 8-bit family
36: Game Gear
37: MSX
38: Vectrex
39: Xbox One
40: BBC Micro
41: 3DO
42: VIC-20
43: Game Boy Color
44: Amiga 1200
45: Mega-CD/Sega CD
46: ColecoVision
47: Neo Geo Pocket Color
48: Intellivision
49: Odyssey 2/Videopac G7000
50: Atari 7800 (beating the Amiga CD32 by a single, solitary point)

Every system below 51st place appeared on fewer than 1.5% of ballots. Sad lads in the "one vote" club include the NEC PC-FX, the Sega Pico, the Tatung Einstein and the Dragon 32. Then again, they all beat the Wonderswan which somehow picked up no votes - a true tragedy, I'll have you know.
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by The Laird » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:37 pm

It's cool to see the Jaguar finishing so high.

Shows how consoles are seen differently with time.
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by PostieDoc » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:55 pm

Show 51st - 70th please so that I can mock those who finished below the Plus/4.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by ncf1 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:11 pm

PostieDoc wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:55 pm
Show 51st - 70th please so that I can mock those who finished below the Plus/4.
right, lets see the lot ;) My quip about the Apple II being at 31 in my last post wasn't seen for the jest I spake therefore, I would be surprised if my beloved got in the top 100. :o

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by Crusty Starfish » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:31 pm

NickThorpe wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Places 31 - 50 were as follows:

31: Atari ST
32: Wii U
33: PlayStation Vita
34: Jaguar
35: Atari 8-bit family
36: Game Gear
37: MSX
38: Vectrex
39: Xbox One
40: BBC Micro
41: 3DO
42: VIC-20
43: Game Boy Color
44: Amiga 1200
45: Mega-CD/Sega CD
46: ColecoVision
47: Neo Geo Pocket Color
48: Intellivision
49: Odyssey 2/Videopac G7000
50: Atari 7800 (beating the Amiga CD32 by a single, solitary point)

Every system below 51st place appeared on fewer than 1.5% of ballots. Sad lads in the "one vote" club include the NEC PC-FX, the Sega Pico, the Tatung Einstein and the Dragon 32. Then again, they all beat the Wonderswan which somehow picked up no votes - a true tragedy, I'll have you know.
Why is it 'Atari 8-bit family' and not individual computers? I'm sure they would fall off the poll. Surely it should be Commodore 8-Bit computers jumbled together and Sinclair Computers jumbled together (you never know, that one vote for the QL may have pushed it above something). :lol:

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by The Laird » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:04 am

Probably because they are all compatible with each other, so form part of the same range. That can't be said about the Commodore or Sinclair 8-bit computers. Also the QL is 16-bit anyway :wink:

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:14 am

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by Mayhem » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:46 am

Wow, sad to see how low the Vectrex and especially the NGPC came.
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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by antsbull » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:23 am

WaveRacer wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:49 am
The N64 had a good showing, which was surprising given just how much people have said they dislike it on here. Happy to see the Super nintendo in first place, A fully deserved Top spot.
The views on these forums are wildly different from what I see on the RG social media pages, which seem to be a more accurate gauge of the readership.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by Matt_B » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:14 pm

antsbull wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:23 am
WaveRacer wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:49 am
The N64 had a good showing, which was surprising given just how much people have said they dislike it on here. Happy to see the Super nintendo in first place, A fully deserved Top spot.
The views on these forums are wildly different from what I see on the RG social media pages, which seem to be a more accurate gauge of the readership.
Plus, it's based on people's lists of favourites so negative views about machines count for nothing.

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by kiwimike » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:58 am

Mayhem wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:46 am
Wow, sad to see how low the Vectrex and especially the NGPC came.

Yes indeed, was rather shocked at that, and Atari 7800 beating CD32 by one single point! :shock:

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by NorthWay » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:00 am

Yesterday (Tuesday) this dropped in my mailbox! Much more normal schedule, meaning it came an odd 8(ok, that's even, but you know what I mean) days after 176. Something about buses not coming and then...

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by Crusty Starfish » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:47 am

The Laird wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:04 am
Probably because they are all compatible with each other, so form part of the same range. That can't be said about the Commodore or Sinclair 8-bit computers. Also the QL is 16-bit anyway :wink:
Just shows what a complete mess Atari were in the 8 bit days. I still think each Computer should have its own place though. I really wanted an Atari as a kid but my parents were lucky because they had no clue about computers! Randomly, they got me a C64

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Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

Post by The Laird » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:02 pm

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:47 am
The Laird wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:04 am
Probably because they are all compatible with each other, so form part of the same range. That can't be said about the Commodore or Sinclair 8-bit computers. Also the QL is 16-bit anyway :wink:
Just shows what a complete mess Atari were in the 8 bit days. I still think each Computer should have its own place though.
How so?

You wouldn't separate the Spectrum 16k, 48k and 128k would you?

Or the Amstrad CPC464, CPC6128 and CPC664.

It's no different with the A8. All the popular 8-bit computers got minor upgrades over the years, the A8 is no different except they used more distinct model numbers.

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