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Title: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on November 04, 2016, 01:49:53 AM
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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/
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 04, 2016, 03:52:13 AM
That looks really good. Nice find :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on November 04, 2016, 03:55:15 AM
It is!  I used to read Retrogaming Times Monthly but it just stopped happening.  It's cool to see that it has a legacy that continues.  I printed all of these as PDF files (from the web page) to read on my tablet.  :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: zapiy on November 04, 2016, 09:23:37 AM
They even use us as a source from time to time so please promote them as much as possible.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on November 04, 2016, 11:09:20 AM
Even better!
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on January 08, 2017, 18:21:27 PM
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Sixth Issue - January 2017, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:

http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/

Featured in this issue:

THE AMBITION OF LIMITLESS EXPLORATION!

+ More C64! - Sylvester Stallone (Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra, Rambo III)
+ Retrogaming Feels - Final Fantasy
+ Coin-OP Game Room Coming to San Francisco
+ The Controller Chronicles - Intellivision Controller
+ A Pirate's Life For Me - Fifth Journey (CoolBoy 198 in 1, Games 61 - 75)
+ NES Classic Edition - Worth Waiting For?
+ How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Atari 5200
+ A Timely Gift of Endless Adventure
+ and more...
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on May 01, 2017, 12:29:14 PM
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Eighth Issue - May 2017, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:

http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/

Featured in this issue:

NICE CODE SOFTWARE EXTRAVAGANZA!

+ More C64! - Starring Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Hudson Hawk)
+ Retrogaming Feels - Rogue and Roguelikes
+ Reviving Halcyon Days of Gaming Youth
+ The Controller Chronicles - Sega Genesis Control Pad
+ A Pirate's Life For Me - Seventh Journey (CoolBoy 198, Games 92, 98 - 150, 154) *COVER STORY*
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on August 19, 2017, 15:38:22 PM
Issue 9 is out:  http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/issue009/
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 19, 2017, 19:22:31 PM
These newsletters have some really cool stuff in them.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on August 19, 2017, 19:28:59 PM
They do indeed!  Always nice to read.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: JoeMusashi on August 20, 2017, 10:23:54 AM
I must have missed this so far!
Love the basic layout. The US perspective on classic gaming is always intriguing as it was so different to the UK.
I read the P-51 Mustang article. What a heartwarming story.
A lot more to read but I'm hooked [emoji106]


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Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on August 20, 2017, 13:49:59 PM
Cool, glad you've enjoyed it.  :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2017, 01:58:33 AM
The latest issue is out, celebrating the anniversary of the "Times."  As an added bonus, there is an article on this issue that I wrote.  Be sure to check it out.  ;)

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Greetings!
 
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Tenth Issue - September 2017, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
TWENTY YEARS OF RETROGAMING TIMES!
 
+ More C64! - The Commodore 64's Legacy
+ Retrogaming Feels - CoCo Arcade
+ Apple II Incider - Legacy
+ The Controller Chronicles - Magnavox Odyssey 2 Joystick
+ A Pirate's Life For Me - Eighth Journey
+ The "What If Universe" - E.T.
+ Memory Lane Is Not How I Remembered It
+ The Starpath Supercharger
+ The Retro Junkie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
+ Retro Gaming Legacy
+ What You Leave Behind
+ Show Report - California Extreme 2017
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 01, 2017, 02:22:45 AM
Cool! Enjoyed reading it :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2017, 03:24:26 AM
You, sir, are one fast reader!  ;)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 01, 2017, 03:37:29 AM
Yeah, I'm a speed reader lol. I skipped to your article :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2017, 03:42:34 AM
LOL  Should check out the other content.  :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on November 01, 2017, 21:44:09 PM
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Eleventh Issue - November 2017, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:

http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/

Featured in this issue:

MANIC MINER'S FORGOTTEN CONVERSION!

+ More C64! - Argus and Planet Golf
+ The Controller Chronicles - Super Nintendo Control Pad
+ Betting On Dark Horses
+ By Any Other Name - Back to the Future Part II & III *COVER STORY*
+ 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/

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.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on November 16, 2017, 03:24:56 AM
For anyone interested in getting these in PDF, read this update:

Greetings,
 
Breaking the "six release announcements per year" cycle for a very special announcement.
 
This is an official announcement that the long anticipated Newsletter Legacy Archive is now live.  This is a collected archive of every issue of Retrogaming Times, Bit Age Times, Retrogaming Times Monthly, and The Retrogaming Times in .PDF file format, ready for direct download.  Over 200 total issues across more than 20 years!
 
The link to this part of the site can be found on the main index: www.classicplastic.net/trt
 
Retrogaming Times, Bit Age Times, and Retrogaming Times Monthly each feature single download links to obtain every issue in each respective newsletter.  Issue of The Retrogaming Times will have .PDF files added to the Legacy Archive as they are published.
 
PLEASE read the formatting information on the Legacy Archive page so you understand exactly what you are downloading, as most issues will have download options for two different layout configurations.
 
Additionally the entire archive is backed up, offline, in three locations.  There is no need to stash the whole thing away or redistribute it elsewhere.  In fact I would rather the archive not be redistributed at all, so that any updates or fixes will always take place at the top.
 
If you notice any problems, links that don't go anywhere or point to the wrong file, please contact me using the e-mail contact on the Legacy Archive page.
 
Thank you very much for your patience while this undertaking was completed and thank you for reading The Retrogaming Times.
 
For those interested in contributing to the next issue (January 2018), the deadline is December 22nd.
 
 
See You Next Game,
 
David Lundin, Jr.
Chief Editor / Contributing Columnist, The Retrogaming Times
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on January 08, 2018, 04:12:38 AM
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Twelfth Issue - January 2018, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
THE BATTLE FROM WITHIN!
 
+ More C64! - More Than The Human Body *COVER STORY*
+ Apple II Incider - Star Wars Memories
+ The Controller Chronicles - TurboGrafx-16
+ The Retrogaming Times Newsletter Legacy Archive Is Live
+ The Magical Vacation - Starring Uncle Edward and the Sega Master System
+ Classic Xbox - TRON 2.0 Killer App
+ 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/
 
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.
 
 
See You Next Game,
 
David Lundin, Jr.
Chief Editor / Contributing Columnist, The Retrogaming Times
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on May 17, 2018, 03:43:36 AM

Greetings!
 
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Fourteenth Issue - May 2018, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
LEFT BEHIND IN JAPAN!
 
+ More C64! - Metroid Style
+ Retrogaming at the RSA Conference in San Francisco
+ The Controller Chronicles - Nintendo Virtual Boy
+ Arcade Obscure - Blood Bros.
+ The Magical Kick Off - Starring Dad and His Army of Ninja Cartridges
+ Sakura Wars 6: The Revival Hits The Stage *COVER STORY*
+ Forgotten Famicom - Jumpin' Kid *COVER STORY*
+ 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.
 
 
See You Next Game,
 
David Lundin, Jr.
Chief Editor / Contributing Columnist, The Retrogaming Times
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on July 01, 2018, 02:05:28 AM
The latest issue is out and it has an article I wrote about Pac-Man for the Atari 2600.  It's the first in a series of articles looking at Pac-Man games on the Atari consoles...

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Greetings!
 
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Fifteenth Issue - July 2018, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
THE ENDLESS PURSUIT OF PAC-MAN!
 
+ More C64! - First Impressions of THEC64 Mini
+ Arcade Obscure - Great Swordsman
+ Master System Memories - Star Wars Episode Master - (Not) A New Sequel
+ A History of Pac-Games on the Atari 2600 *COVER STORY*
+ The Controller Chronicles - ColecoVision
+ 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
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on September 02, 2018, 23:02:17 PM
The latest issue is out and it also has an article written by me.  This time, an article looking at Pac-Games on the Atari 5200...

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Greetings!

This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Sixteenth Issue - September 2018, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:

http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/

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Featured in this issue:

LOST HEDGEHOG SIBLINGS REUNITED!

+ More C64! - New Games From Psytronik
+ Mix And Match: Apple II Incider / Nintendo Switch Outsider
+ Arcade Obscure - Sly Spy
+ SMS Memories - The Magical Reunion Starring a World Wide Web of Retrogaming and Homebrewers
+ Dreamcade Replay - One Man's Review
+ A History of Pac-Games on the Atari 5200
+ Show Report - California Extreme 2018 *COVER STORY*
+ A Pirate's Life For Me - Ninth Journey (CoolBoy 198 in 1, Games 161 - 175)
+ The Controller Chronicles - Sega Master System
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...

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!
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on November 02, 2018, 01:13:28 AM
The latest issue is out.  I have another article in this issue...

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This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Seventeenth Issue - November 2018, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
HERCULEAN HOMEBREW HEROES!
 
+ More C64! - The RESET 4K Coding Competition 2018 *COVER STORY*
+ Apple II Incider - What if Apple Had Stayed With The Apple II Instead of the Macintosh?
+ What to Make of the Atari VCS
+ A History of Pac-Games on the Atari 7800 *COVER STORY*
+ The Controller Chronicles - Nintendo GameCube Controller
+ 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!
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: onthinice on November 21, 2018, 16:06:00 PM
Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed this from the beginning then life events happen. Lost time more then interest. Always good reading.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on November 21, 2018, 16:33:47 PM
Glad you enjoyed this.  :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on January 07, 2019, 03:04:51 AM
The first issue of 2019 is out.  It as another article I wrote...

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Greetings!
 
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Eighteenth Issue - January 2019, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
CATCHING CLASSICS JUST LIKE FLIES!
 
+ More C64! - Marvel Licenses on the C64 *COVER STORY*
+ Apple II Incider - Buying Games, Playing Games and Other Miscellaneous Retro Themed Stuff
+ Intellivision Amico, Here We Go Again
+ A History of Pac-Games on Atari Lynx and Jaguar
+ The Retro Junkie - Pokémon and the Evolution of Memories
+ The Controller Chronicles - Atari 5200 SuperSystem
+ 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.
 
 
 
See You Next Game,
 
David Lundin, Jr.
Chief Editor / Contributing Columnist, The Retrogaming Times
 
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 07, 2019, 20:04:30 PM
Good article on Pac-Man. :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on January 07, 2019, 21:19:03 PM
Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on March 01, 2019, 03:32:59 AM
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Nineteenth Issue - March 2019, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
A CELEBRATION OF AMUSEMENT!
 
+ More C64! - Amusement From MUSE Software *COVER STORY*
+ Apple II Incider - More Miscellaneous Retro Themed Stuff
+ Arcade Obscure - Astro Blaster
+ The Controller Chronicles - PlayStation
+ 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!
 
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: demongene on March 30, 2019, 11:29:23 AM
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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/

Thats pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD 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.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD 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.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Spector 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!!
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD 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.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Spector 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.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: zapiy 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.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD 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. :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Shadowrunner 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!
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on May 23, 2019, 16:44:05 PM
Agreed.  It doesn't have to be an argument, just a different perspective.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Spector 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 ;)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: zapiy 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..
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Spector 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!😎
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: zapiy 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.
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Spector 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 :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on July 01, 2019, 03:26:08 AM

Greetings!
 
This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Twenty-First Issue - July 2019, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:
 
http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/
 
Featured in this issue:
 
MASSIVE COMET DRAWS NEAR EARTH!
 
+ More C64! - What's Going On
+ Motherly Recollections
+ Arcade Obscure - Dream Shopper
+ Import Review: Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen
+ The Retro Junkie - Game Boy Color: Pikachu Edition
+ Restoring PlayStation Network Access on PSP
+ Patrick Hickey, Jr. Interview
+ Found In Translation - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Another Story *COVER STORY*
+ The Controller Chronicles - Atari Jaguar
+ Video Game Haiku
+ 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
 
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Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on September 02, 2019, 03:46:54 AM
An article I wrote is in this issue...

This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Twenty-Second Issue - September 2019, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:

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Featured in this issue:

SAXOPHONE SERENADER ROAMS THE NIGHT!

+ More C64! - Jawx Is My Jam *COVER STORY*
+ Mix Plate
+ A History of Pac-Games on Mattel Intellivision
+ Show Report - California Extreme 2019
+ The Controller Chronicles - RCA Studio II
+ Video Game Haiku
+ and more...

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Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2019, 03:58:14 AM
 This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Twenty-Third Issue - November 2019, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:

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Featured in this issue:

CHEER AND MERRIMENT RETURN AGAIN!

+ More C64! - Parker Brothers Part 1 - The Video Games
+ The Retrogaming Times 2019 Holiday Gift Guide *COVER STORY*
+ Show Report - Newcastle Pinball Association Pinfest
+ Adding NES Light Gun Support to an AV Famicom
+ The Controller Chronicles - Brown Box
+ Video Game Haiku
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...

 
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on January 21, 2020, 02:13:21 AM
 Greetings!

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Featured in this issue:

REAL ESTATE MOGUL GOES BUST!

+ More C64! - Parker Brothers Part 2 - The Board Games *COVER STORY*
+ A Post-Holiday Idea Guide For Retrogaming Purchases
+ Game Tunes - Vic Viper - Launch (2016)
+ Galaga's Top Pilot at Galaga Forum
+ Walter Day's Gaming Superstars Volume One
+ Happy Australian 20th Anniversary and Japanese 21st Anniversary, Sega Dreamcast!
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...

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Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on March 02, 2020, 01:19:29 AM
 Greetings!

This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Twenty-Fifth Issue - March 2020, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:


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Featured in this issue:

 

DESPERADO WANTED ON TWO COASTS!

 

+ More C64! - Capcom USA *COVER STORY*
+ Don's Desk - Namco Museum / Galagon
+ A New Forecast For the Intellivision Amico
+ Continuing a Retrogaming Dynasty - Shenmue III
+ The Controller Chronicles - Power Glove (NES)
+ Video Game Haiku
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...

 

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Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on May 02, 2020, 02:21:45 AM
I have another article in this issue, about a certain book published by @Greyfox . Check it out...

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 Featured in this issue:

IMPERIAL COMBAT REVUE ON TOUR!

+ More C64! - THEC64 Unboxing
+ Don's Desk - Video Gaming Exercise
+ Arcade Obscure - Route 16
+ Book Review - Unofficial Atari: A Visual History   <-----------------------------------  This one!
+ Caught On Film: Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)
+ Forgotten Famicom - Route-16 Turbo
+ Found In Translation - Sakura Wars (Sega Saturn) *COVER STORY*
+ The Controller Chronicles - Nintendo Famicom
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: Greyfox on May 02, 2020, 19:03:01 PM
I have another article in this issue, about a certain book published by @Greyfox . Check it out...

Ahh wow, this is amazing to see..many thanks Trek for letting me know, I am about to have a look and check it out. many thanks for the heads-up..All I need now is a roll of red carpet lol.

Thanks pal ;)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on May 02, 2020, 20:12:51 PM
You're welcome!  I had written it with the intention of posting it here but someone else beat me to it. At least it is still available to be read.  :)
Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on July 04, 2020, 00:49:14 AM
 Greetings!

This is an official notification that The Retrogaming Times, Twenty-Sixth Issue - May 2020, has been published and can be viewed at the URL below:

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Featured in this issue:

REVIVED CAVEMAN ON THE LOOSE!

+ More C64! - Pac-Man At 40
+ Apple II Incider - HIYA and Be Water My Friend
+ Sony of America's 1990's Anti-2D Policy
+ The Higher Energy Mini - TurboGrafx-16 Mini Review *COVER STORY*
+ Retro-Bit Super Retro-Cade Quick Look
+ Video Game Haiku
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...

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Title: Re: The Retrogaming Times
Post by: TrekMD on September 02, 2020, 01:09:51 AM
Greetings!

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Featured in this issue:

PLUMBERS EXCAVATE VANISHING FORMAT!

+ More C64! - Type-In Listings
+ Apple II Incider - Show and Tell
+ Arcade Obscure - Intrepid
+ FDSStick - Reviving The Famicom Disk System *COVER STORY*
+ TurboGrafx-16 Review: Neutopia
+ Protective Cases From RetroProtection
+ Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap
+ and more...

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