GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

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by kerr9000 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:57 pm

Just think back to the spectrum cover tape war days when for a few pound you got a magazine and on it was a tape with between 4 to 8 old games on it, sure some of them might have been oldisg but its the equivalent of going and getting an Xbox mag for £5 now and finding a disc on the front with forza 5, dead rising 3 , peggle 2 and murder soul suspect on it, crazy crazy days.

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by Lotus » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:21 pm

I think the best overall package was the Official Playstation Magazine back in the day. Very well written, loads of content, and a demo disc, for £4.99.
It was a bit serious compared to some magazines (like N64 Magazine, which remains my favourite) but it was still great.

As mentioned a few posts back, I recently picked up all of my old magazines from my parent's place, and I've no idea what to do with them. I really don't want to throw them all out, but they take up so much room.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Tomous » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:04 pm

N64 Magazine will always be my favourite :wub:

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by jawafour » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:12 pm

Tomous wrote:N64 Magazine will always be my favourite :wub:

That was definitely a classic games mag, Tom. For me, my favourites are Zzap! 64, C&VG, Commodore User, ST Action, Mean Machines, Amiga Power, CU Amiga, Amiga Format, PlayStation Power (the first 20 issues or so), Nintendo Offical Magazine / Official Nintendo Magazine, Xbox World (the original Computec Media version) and gamesTM. Nowdays, Retro Gamer and Freeze 64!

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by Tomous » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:26 pm

gamesTM, DC:UK, Arcade also favourites at various points over the year,

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by Gemini73 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:31 pm

jawafour wrote:
Tomous wrote:N64 Magazine will always be my favourite :wub:

That was definitely a classic games mag, Tom. For me, my favourites are Zzap! 64, C&VG, Commodore User, ST Action, Mean Machines, Amiga Power, CU Amiga, Amiga Format, PlayStation Power (the first 20 issues or so), Nintendo Offical Magazine / Official Nintendo Magazine, Xbox World (the original Computec Media version) and gamesTM. Nowdays, Retro Gamer and Freeze 64!


Don't forget PlayStation Plus and their "Campaign against crap American sweet names" :lol:

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:50 pm

Tomous wrote:N64 Magazine will always be my favourite :wub:


Best by a distance.

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by KK » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:09 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:BBC article on retro mags:


Steve Jarratt's undersold OPM by over 100,000 readers there. They hit in excess of 450,000 in 1999.

This is so true though:
"Instead of investing in the product, at Future it always felt like lots of cost-cutting to keep the [profit] margins up," says Jarratt, who left the company in 2011 and now works on a freelance basis contributing to the likes of Bitmap Books' series on retro gaming.

Future should have been best placed to see in the digital revolution in terms of videogames, with what would have been an unparalleled archive of reviews and features to this day, and they bollocked it up.

Magazines like T3 (another Steve Jarratt launch) and Top Gear magazine however continue to do well.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:10 pm

I still read NGC magazine because I am special.

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by KK » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:21 pm

Just as a comparison the biggest selling issue of Official PlayStation Magazine in 2018 was Issue 152 (Hitman 2 on the cover), shifting 24,016; Official Xbox Magazine was Issue 172 (Christmas, Resident Evil 2 and RE Umbrella pin badge) at 18,087; and PC Gamer Issue 321 (World of Warcraft) with 14,691.

Future are very secretive with Retro Gamer for some reason.

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by Mommy » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:43 pm

Crash or Mean Machines. Awesome.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Tomous » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:08 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Tomous wrote:N64 Magazine will always be my favourite :wub:


Best by a distance.


I'm sure it being my "golden era" with gaming helped, the N64 was huge for me, but there was something brilliant about that magazine. Every issue was cherised, my brothers and I routinely dragged my parents round the shops looking for the latest issue as soon as it was meant to be out.

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by Vermilion » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:11 pm

I remember reading a ton of different mags.

Total! Console XS, Super XS, Nintendo Magazine System (later Nintendo official Magazine, before it switched to Future publishing and became ONM), CVG (which was ruined by a dreadful revamp sometime after the millennium), N64/NGC, Official UK Playstation Magazine (i still have issue 1), Dreamcast Magazine, Super Action, GB Action (only 99p!), and mostly likely a bunch of others i can't remember.

Green Gecko wrote:I still read NGC magazine because I am special.


Are you special enough to solve this?

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by Green Gecko » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:25 pm

I remember that and still have the issue :lol:

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by Cumberdanes » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:04 pm

Wasn’t there an issue of NGC with a cut out Reggie mask for cats... and didn’t Kittsy post round here for a while?

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by kerr9000 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:20 pm

I got Alien Storm complete for MegaDrive for £12 , its one of those games I own on compilations and multi carts but its one of my fave games so actually wanted it proper.

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by kerr9000 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:10 am

I got God of War (platinum version) for PS2 for £1 and Baldurs Gate for PS2 for £1, and Beyond two souls for PS3 for £1.50 from a charity shop.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by OrangeRKN » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:14 am

kerr9000 wrote:Beyond two souls for PS3


There is a phone app (BEYOND Touch) that lets you play the game in 2 player co-op, in case that's a thing that interests you. Makes the game a little like a Psi-Ops sequel, which had a similar co-op mode.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:18 am

OrangeRKN wrote:
kerr9000 wrote:Beyond two souls for PS3


There is a phone app (BEYOND Touch) that lets you play the game in 2 player co-op, in case that's a thing that interests you. Makes the game a little like a Psi-Ops sequel, which had a similar co-op mode.


Cool thanks OR, I might try that out with the other half, if I can get her off of DeadSpace her current new fave game, its actually really intresting to watch someone working there way through games I completed a few years back, its surprising how much of them you remember, youll be like oh I remember what is down this corrider etc.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:47 pm

I went in a pawn store today and got Field Commander for PSP complete for 50p, and Socom us navy seals fire team bravo for PSP complete for 50p

While I was in there a woman ran in and dumped a big plastic bag and mutters something about wanting it binned and ran out in the bag was a big rough looking Xbox 360 steering wheel there was also a cart copy of Nes open tournament golf, I took the game and the store binned the wheel, I'm pretty happy with this as a freebie.

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