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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:49 pm 
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Notice the cheeky, "Official" stamp on issues 14 to 32, to make it look like it was the official N64 magazine? What a cheap brilliant tactic.


In my defense, I was only 9 at the time, but the trick worked! :lol: When I started paying more attention to magazines, around the age of 12, I always wondered what had happened to make later issues unofficial.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:23 pm 
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Half tempted to start scanning all issues and uploading them for the public. It's a mammoth task, though, so if anyone else who has any issues wants to do it as well, it could be interesting.


You've no idea how much I'd appreciate the early issues mate, N64 mag was immense. I have a good amount of later issues stored in the loft but I don't have a scanner unfortunately. :cry:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:30 pm 
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My favourite ever feature was the one in issue 28 (I think) where they all re-enacted games in real life. I wish I could find a scan of that, some of the photos were hilarious.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:35 pm 
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Was that the feature that involved someone (possibly Andrea) sniping Jes in the streets of Bath in a reenactment of Goldeneye?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:37 pm 
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Was that the feature that involved someone (possibly Andrea) sniping Jes in the streets of Bath in a reenactment of Goldeneye?


I remember a picture of Tim with a cross-bow, looking down at Jes with quite the alarming grin.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:38 pm 
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I guess it was Weaver then.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Tim Weaver running around a field with James Ashton on his back.
Tim Weaver stuffing a dead James Ashton in a Mini Cooper's trunk. I remember around that time I was a massive Mini fanboy, so I was drooling like a person with problems on those particular photos, and was very envious of Ashton.
There was one involving Mario Kart, I think they were running around the office on wheeled chairs wearing fake moustaches and making creepy advances to the only attractive member of the office (not Andrea. It was some receptionist or something)

A noticeable absence of Wil Overton and hair-related stuff. Perhaps, seeing how old he was, by the time he came up with an idea for the photoshoot it was already time for issue 31 or something.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:34 pm 
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A noticeable absence of Wil Overton and hair-related stuff. Perhaps, seeing how old he was, by the time he came up with an idea for the photoshoot it was already time for issue 31 or something.


Oi! I was probably busy actually putting the mag together rather than out and about in Bath, larking around! Someone had to do some work ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:37 pm 
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I wonder how many new games journalists got duped into the job thinking it'd be as awesome everywhere as working for N64 Magazine.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:52 pm 
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James Ashton was ridiculed mercilessly in the magazine's pages for continually failing to pass his driving test. To this very day, he drives his Ferraris on a provisional license.


Is that true? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:13 am 
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Sputnik wrote:
A noticeable absence of Wil Overton and hair-related stuff. Perhaps, seeing how old he was, by the time he came up with an idea for the photoshoot it was already time for issue 31 or something.


Oi! I was probably busy actually putting the mag together rather than out and about in Bath, larking around! Someone had to do some work ;)

:lol:

I actually have Jes Bickham on my XBL friends list.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:48 am 
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Cuttooth wrote:
N64 Magazine Wiki page wrote:
James Ashton was ridiculed mercilessly in the magazine's pages for continually failing to pass his driving test. To this very day, he drives his Ferraris on a provisional license.


Is that true? :lol:


I don't think so; he said he finally passed his test in issue 24. They had a CAR up for grabs in that issue for a competition!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:33 am 
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He drives one of these now

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Oh, how the mighty have fallen!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:20 am 
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There's nothing wrong with driving a camper van! :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Amazing. :lol:

Although the Banjo Kazooie and Mortal Kombat ones were better... :P

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:44 pm 
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The mortal kombat one! Where Tim Weaver breaks someone's leg, and it's actually someone else's leg stuck in thepicture at a weird angle.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:54 pm 
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The mortal kombat one! Where Tim Weaver breaks someone's leg, and it's actually someone else's leg stuck in thepicture at a weird angle.

:lol:

That was superb.

Man, I used to really look forward to reading N64 Magazine each month. It really made me want to write for them as well, but only them, as I didn't think any other magazine would have the same 'vibe'. You just know it would have been great fun to work there. It's what got me into doing freelance.

Then reality hit home and I realised it was all a pipe dream. Now I barely play games at all, let alone read or write about them. :cry:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:01 am 
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While we're here, what the strawberry float was Lex Luthor's Solve my Maze about? Was there actual solutions to them? Perhaps my 13 year old brain was just incapable.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:07 pm 
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In Superman 64 there was a section that was a bunch of rings in a route and you had to fly through them. Lex Luthor would tell you to solve his maze, when in fact it wasn't a maze at all.

I've never played Superman 64 though, so maybe they just made that up. They probably made the whole SUperman 64 game up. Does anyone remember when someone wrote in saying that the magazine had made up a game (Beetle Adventure Racing), including fake review, just for the lols, because the guy couldn't find a copy anywhere?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:42 pm 
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I'd like to know why any of the staff members actually wanted to leave the magazine. They all seemed to be having such fun. I understand that, in the latter stages of NGC, things were looking somewhat bleak--but everything always seemed so vibrant back with N64 Magazine.

I think Ashton presided over the best period, concerning the quality of the games released. Some absolutely phenomenal games were covered when he was editor--like Banjo-Kazooie, Ocarina, and so forth.


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