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offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-24 10:43 [#02604137]
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i remember buying lots of magazines before the web
overlorded. started appreciating them again, especially
recently when i saw this one in a kiosk the other
day.

it was 20 euros in germany so i passed (and downloaded the
PDF, and printed it out in the library for free)

really well done collection of interviews and reviews,
pictures and stuff i have never seen before. different
quality than online articles for sure


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-24 11:42 [#02604138]
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i subscribe to viz cos it's less than £3 per issue and well
worth it, and i'm planning to re-subscribe to the wire when
i have a little more spare cash. i miss getting wire tapper
cds


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-24 15:04 [#02604140]
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Nice one, I buy retrogamer magazine every month, nothing
like having a physical mag in your hand. Viz is great, i
usually get the annual as a christmas present


 

offline Cliff Glitchard from DEEP DOWN INSIDE on 2020-06-25 01:10 [#02604161]
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A fantastic waste of trees.



 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-25 01:24 [#02604163]
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fantastic in a good sense?

should be the title of the james corden autobiography

a terrible waste of trees


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-06-25 01:35 [#02604164]
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blunts are kind of a waste of trees
do you really, really need to go that far?
probably not.


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-25 22:36 [#02604220]
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ah! i had one of those in my hands the other day and there
was a whole article about 'the eidolon' by lucasflms in
there. a c64 game that i totally forgot about, playing when
i was 7 or 8. weird game, ancient memories, good times


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-25 22:49 [#02604223]
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bit of a random query, but did you ever play through the dragon's eye
when you were at primary school man? there was one bbc micro
for the whole school and you got a go on it if it was your
birthday, heh


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-25 22:56 [#02604224]
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wire tapper looks good. i always digged the spex samplers.
its funny. in this cravtvverk magazine they describe the
sound of every album. i haven't read music journalism like
this in years. why would you try to explain the sound of an
album, when you can hear it immediately somewhere online…

sounds like talking about an idm soccer match, lol. lovee
ita
LAZY_TITLE


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-25 23:08 [#02604225]
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game


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-25 23:12 [#02604226]
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i am doing lols out of my face hole 😂


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-25 23:19 [#02604228]
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oh wow no, i would have loved to, i loved using the bbc
micro in school, had an acorn electron at home as well, will
read that article now


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-25 23:20 [#02604229]
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yes the eidolon? is that the one where you going through
caves in some sort of steampunk thing, first person
perspective, its a puzzle adventure?


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-25 23:22 [#02604230]
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LAZY_TITLE

I always wanted to have a go on this


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-25 23:32 [#02604232]
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you know what perhaps i did see it but ive totally forgotten
about it/

I remember having this sort of boardgame that you used in
conjunction with the bbc when i was about 4

and I remember really struggling to comprehend when you
rolled the die and got a number, if you included the space
you were already on as part of the number of moves


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-25 23:42 [#02604233]
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lollo, RIP Florian
LAZY_TITLE


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-25 23:48 [#02604234]
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heh, the equivalent of 10,000 floppy disks


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-25 23:48 [#02604235]
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N8


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-25 23:55 [#02604236]
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hehe yeah, i have a bit of a thing for obsolescent gear, I
wish I had a time machine, id take you back to the 80s belb
and we could go to a jumble sale and dixons


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-25 23:59 [#02604237]
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yeh sounds good, hit up tandy and dixons then go for a bite
at wimpy


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-26 00:15 [#02604238]
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oh yeah tandys! i have a memory of being pushed around
tandys in a pram, my dad bought one of those 100 in 1
electronic circuit kits for my brother


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-06-26 04:31 [#02604260]
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the town dump had a "book exchange" where people would take
books they didn't want, put them on a shelf, and other
people could come 'round and take whatever they wanted for
free. there was always, always the book lady, whose compact
hatchback would be stuffed with books. years of idle
debating as to whether she was selling them or simply
catlady crazy

anyways, i'm twelve or thirteen and we score an entire box
full of wired magazine. i got so much mileage out of that.
visually, wired was beautiful, but the articles were equally
quality. i remember reading an article about josh wink, his
track "don't laugh" and it was actually many years after
that when i finally, actually heard the track. i remember
thinking, "oh yeah, that track from the wired article!"

my vague recollection was that the whole issue was full of
articles about that. a few years later, dad insisted on
taking them all back to the book exchange. i argued, but,
sorry son, no. i do wish i'd saved at least that one.

i still have deep respect for wired; their brilliant
long-form articles fill in gaps of history that would
otherwise be lost. here is one that had a
particularly deep impact on me


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-26 16:30 [#02604281]
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yes, that one. not really puzzly. but it had great graphics,
lol


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-26 16:30 [#02604282]
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definitely puzzling, that game


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-26 23:06 [#02604286]
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the smell of fresh videogame magazines back in the 90s


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-06-27 09:44 [#02604316]
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i still read them occasionally, mo.
they smell a bit like cellar now, but when i am spriting and
making 2d games they are a fantastic source of inspiration.
especially the blatant mags that didnt even try to hide they
were targeted to 7-12 year olds, or straight up
advertisements, for their excessive use of screenshots.



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-06-27 09:48 [#02604317]
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id love to get more mags, retrogamer mag was way too
expensive for me though. its like 13€! c´mon... i can get
a decent game cartridge for that.


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2020-06-27 11:07 [#02604318]
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i still have some fangoria magazines from the 80s and 90s
somewhere at my parents. i should get them


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-27 14:08 [#02604319]
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ah yeah nice one, ive never played it but seen screenshots
of it several times


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-27 14:08 [#02604320]
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i know exactly what you mean?


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-27 14:09 [#02604321]
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i know exactly what you mean?


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-27 18:02 [#02604326]
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yeah, we've posted about this before :)


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-27 18:05 [#02604327]
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the age you would read them and dream about the games 'you'
would buy.. and literally dream with them


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-06-28 09:44 [#02604349]
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yes, exactly remember that...
most of the time games even lived up to those high
expectations, well at least i remember those that did.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-06-28 09:50 [#02604350]
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on that notion, reading catalogues was a lot of fun too.
there was an unaffordable cb radio and walkie talkies which
promised to be incredible fun back when there were no
cellphones and landlines for kids, but i guess the real
adventure would have been the police frequency.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-29 00:58 [#02604364]
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yeah i loved flicking through catalogues, seeing unusual
stuff you couldnt afford


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-29 01:03 [#02604365]
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LAZY_TITLE

my brother had most of the mini table top arcade games
growing up


 


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