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PostDesert Island Games - New Episode out now - MHTL
by Rex Kramer » Fri May 12, 2017 1:22 pm

Hi all,

I've been listening to the very excellent Final Games (https://soundcloud.com/finalgamespodcast) an awful lot recently. It's a take on the classic Desert Island Discs format with a guest selecting 8 games that they'll have to play for the rest of their lives while stranded on a desert island. I think it's something that might translate to GR but in a post or even an article on GRView type thing. I've been mulling over this for a while and wondered what kind of interest there would be.

My idea is to produce a weekly/biweekly/monthly post or article based on a forum members choice for their games to take away on a desert island. What I'd need is a PM from anyone who is interested and then I'll contact them for the details of their games. There will be a bit of back and forward with questions on each choice as I don't just want it to be a list with some screenshots. The aim is not to rip off the hard work that Liam has done on FG, think of this more as a piss poor homage to it for people who have got no chance at all of being a guest on FG (apart from maybe Rudderless who I think has already featured on one).

What I'd rather not get is just a load of posts from people with their lists, I'm hoping keeping the choices a secret until the article is done would make more interesting reading. I guess people have a good idea what other forum members would pick anyway based on their post history/platform biases.

There are few rules about what you can pick. Nicking the rules from FG, you do have internet access but no voice chat/text chat as we can't have you telling people where you are. It has to be a released product but there is leeway (i.e. you can pick Super Mario All Stars or Orange Box as they were retail releases). DLC may be allowed even if there isn't a GOTY edition depending on how the wind is blowing on that day.

So who's in?

Cheers,
Rex

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Rax » Fri May 12, 2017 1:33 pm

Yeah Id be down for that. I shall PM you.

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Dual » Fri May 12, 2017 2:33 pm

How much writing would one have to do to participate?

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Rex Kramer » Fri May 12, 2017 2:37 pm

I'm unsure at this point. I'd probably be looking to get 1-2 answers per game, maybe create a paragraph per game. I realise I'm adding to the burden of the person choosing the games but I'd look to direct what was given by sending over particular questions (as if the person was being interviewed). I guess it's something that might develop over time, the first couple will probably be terrible, after that they might hit the heady heights of poor or average!

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Kezzer » Fri May 12, 2017 10:53 pm

This sounds cool, count me in.

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Karl » Fri May 12, 2017 10:59 pm

I'd be up for this, sounds like a great idea. Count me in.

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Pedz » Sat May 13, 2017 9:22 am

Good idea, I shall partake.

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by jawafour » Sat May 13, 2017 9:25 am

That's a terrific initiative, Rex. I'd like to take part!

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Johnny Jalfrezi » Mon May 15, 2017 10:56 pm

I'm up for this.

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Rex Kramer » Thu May 18, 2017 7:44 am

Just a quick update. We've got our first entrant (victim) and I'll be putting it all together of the next week or so. Can anyone give me some brief pointers on how to create an article on GRView?

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by jawafour » Thu May 18, 2017 7:51 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Just a quick update. We've got our first entrant (victim) and I'll be putting it all together of the next week or so. Can anyone give me some brief pointers on how to create an article on GRView?

This sounds like it's gonna be really cool, Rex! As for GRview article guidance, Pedz has written loads of retro articles for View and I think he'd be a top guy to approach for an outline. Let's page him *right now*!

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Pedz » Thu May 18, 2017 8:19 am

What kind of pointers?

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Rex Kramer » Thu May 18, 2017 8:22 am

Maybe I ought to actually look at the site first :oops:

Had a read aroubd and dropped Errkal a PM.

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Rex Kramer » Sun May 21, 2017 9:46 pm

Coming (relatively) soon.

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by jawafour » Sun May 21, 2017 10:26 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Coming (relatively) soon...

"I'm excited!" to discover who is going to be the first GRcadian to join you on the island and talk about games, Rex :toot: .

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by more heat than light » Mon May 22, 2017 6:59 am

jawafour wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Coming (relatively) soon...

"I'm excited!" to discover who is going to be the first GRcadian to join you on the island and talk about games, Rex :toot: .


I'm guessing there's a clue in the image. ;)

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by jawafour » Mon May 22, 2017 7:03 am

more heat than light wrote:I'm guessing there's a clue in the image. ;)


:o ...

... :oops: . I was getting mixed up between Rex and Rax :fp: :lol: .

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Rax » Mon May 22, 2017 10:19 am

The best part about it is Jawa made my avatar. :lol:

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Rex Kramer » Mon May 22, 2017 10:21 am

:lol:

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PostRe: Desert Island Games - An idea
by Kezzer » Mon May 22, 2017 11:18 am

when is the article up?

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