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Offline demongene

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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2019, 11:29:23 AM »

I just learned of this online retro gaming newsletter and wanted to share it here: The Retrogaming Times! The Retrogaming Times is the furtherance of Retrogaming Times and Retrogaming Times Monthly, two of the longest running retrogaming newsletters of all time.  This newsletter is entirely hobbyist driven and content created by retro fans.  It even welcomes contributions from readers.  Be sure to check out the site for their latest issue and for the back issues.  The first issue was released in March 2016. 

Check out The Retro Gaming Times here:  http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/

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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2019, 12:45:06 PM »
It is a nice online magazine.  Worth checking it out.  They also have an archive of older issues formatted as PDF files.

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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2019, 20:39:56 PM »
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Twentieth Issue - May 2019, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
THIRTY YEARS OF GAME BOY!
 
+ More C64! - Game Testing
+ Game Boy and Super Mario Land's 30th Anniversary (1989 - 2019) *COVER STORY*
+ Raiders of the Lost Arcade
+ Twenty Five Years of Final Fantasy VI
+ The Controller Chronicles - Sega Saturn
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...
 
Please feel free to circulate the URL and visit the official Facebook page of The Retrogaming Times at https://www.facebook.com/theretrogamingtimes ; We also feature a weekly retrogaming trivia question on our Facebook page every Friday!
 
The Retrogaming Times Info Club on Twitter is the place to go for up-to-the-minute notifications on new issue releases, weekly updates and general information pertaining to the newsletter.  Follow today - @TRTinfoclub - https://twitter.com/TRTinfoclub
 
To be notified via e-mail when new issues are released, join our notification list - details at http://www.classicplastic.net/trt
 
If you would like to contribute to a future issue, please contact trt@classicplastic.net directly. We are a 100% free, 100% hobbyist driven, 100% retrogaming focused newsletter. That means all of our content is created by retrogamers just like you. Submissions for future issues are ALWAYS open!

Thank you for reading The Retrogaming Times.

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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2019, 15:54:20 PM »
David Lundin Jr is certainly very upfront with his views, particularly his hatred of British gaming. Personally I think he's talking rubbish, and the mag suffers from being too Yank-centric. He mentions Robocop 2:

"one thing will be instantly apparent: that bleeding in your ears, yeah, that's the sound of a British game developer.  Sure enough, Ocean Software developed RoboCop 2 for the NES, and it plays like a bog standard British-developed platform game of the time"  and "a mess of over-animated graphics, flashy and overly bright colors, ridiculous enemies, garish background patterns and all the other out of place garbage generally associated with British developed games of this era."

Yes, British programmers were terrible at programming games because they were British. Especially Rare who did Donkey Kong Country and so many other awful games at that time!!
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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2019, 17:07:55 PM »
You can always contribute to the magazine and give an opinion that is not Yank-centric.  It's easy enough to contribute to it.

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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2019, 22:29:45 PM »
On the other side, there was a really interesting article on the story behind and merits of the Atari 2600 classic, Yar's Revenge.
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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2019, 20:11:46 PM »
I think that article he wrote is beyond rude and in fairness complete drivel.

The rest is decent.
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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2019, 00:06:17 AM »
And I will say what I said before.  Anyone can submit an article to The Retrogaming Times.  Feel free to submit something with a different point of view. :)

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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2019, 15:49:34 PM »
A different point of view is fine as long as you are respectful. This guy completely trashed the entire British video game industry of the time. I was going to question how this article even got approved but then I saw he's the chief editor so I guess that explains it. Very poor taste IMO, and I'm not even British!

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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2019, 16:44:05 PM »
Agreed.  It doesn't have to be an argument, just a different perspective.

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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2019, 13:07:11 PM »
I was quite surprised when going through other issues that in September 2017 he headlined with an article on "Manic Miner's Forgotten Conversion!" I thought, "Eh?" Manic Miner is a British game, and more than that, a British ZX Spectrum game!!! Why would he do an article on that? Everyone knows the ZX Spectrum is rubbish! In fact, it's even more rubbish than soccer!! :D

So I read it with gritted teeth, but no, he was incredibly complimentary. He said the following: "Unlike a lot of the rose-tinted perspective concerning early home computer games, and ZX Spectrum games in general, Manic Miner is honestly a very polished and fun to play game." Well, how about that! While ZX Spectrum games in general are rubbish and it's just a rose-tinted perspective that makes British people think they're any good, Manic Miner is actually quite playable! Well, for a British game anyway!  ;D ;D ;D

Sorry Mr Lundin, but you don't know what you're talking about. I think you should stick to what you know best, like Nintendo, Sega and... er, Nintendo ;)
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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2019, 23:36:42 PM »
lol, he has truly upset you mate.

I just take it with a pinch of salt lol, i think we are as critical of US versions of games as some of them are of ours..
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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2019, 15:58:49 PM »
Fair enough heh heh I suppose we've all got our prejudices; just look at the signature on my posts 😁 Maybe I'm worried about the Americanisation of history,  and even people in the UK now talking about the Atari being followed by Sega and Nintendo when that didn't happen here. But he's an American so if he wants to slag UK stuff off, that's up to him!😎
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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2019, 11:39:41 AM »
Agreed, thats where we as a site should make should our content educates that very point.

I am always open for you to write opposing views as articles mate as I do love your reviews.
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Re: The Retrogaming Times
« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2019, 16:50:27 PM »
I'd like to do more reviews at some point too when I can cause it's good fun writing em :)
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