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  1. You may be thinking of N Force, later renamed SNES Force. This was a mag published by Europress (basically the same team as Newsfield).
  2. I popped into the Mean Machines Archive one day and noticed meppi's thread on Maximum and Sega Saturn Mag scans, which in turn brought me to Retromags. So, it's all meppi's fault that I haven't finished issue 3 of Retroaction yet
  3. There's some good choices here, and some of them are definitely among my fave movies: Chungking Express, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, etc. But my all time fave movie has to be Carlito's Way. Directed superbly by Brian de Palma, with fine acting from both Pacino and Penn. I just fell for the great direction, acting, set pieces... that haunting, sombre music score. And that pool scene and breathtaking finale just clinched it for me.
  4. My fave point and click adventure ever has to be Blade Runner (based on one of my fave films). Close runner ups must include Beneath a Steel Sky and Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. Yeah, there's a definite sci-fi element to these games, which can't be a coincidence. Additionaly, the adventure games that I gravitate towards all have a superb plot with great twists and surprises, interesting lead characters, engaging NPCs, and, most importantly, satisfying gameplay.
  5. This is top secret info... [whispers] but I'll let you guys know that there's a very special Mother feature in issue 3 of Retroaction.[/whispers] If you're a fan of the games then it's not to be missed.
  6. Is RE4 a Survival Horror?? RE1 and 2 were without doubt the best in the series, though. The original Alone in the Dark was good as well. I have heard good things about Sweet Home over the years, but can't say I've ever managed to see it.
  7. Oh, yeah. There's no doubt Digitiser was well recognised - being freely available to millions of viewers helps. No doubt the publishing industry resented this fact. There's some articles on Stuart Campbell's website that he wrote for Digitiser (http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/world/digi.htm). He also states in his pages that Digitiser had "a phenomenal readership of around 1.5 million," but was "almost totally ignored by the games industry in favour of print mags with circulations 2% of the size."
  8. TOP 10 webistes 1) Retroaction magazine As it's our (my) website, and I'm supposed to be in charge of it, I spend most of my 'net time here. 2) Retromags While I don't post much or scan magazines as much as I'd like, I do lurk around and keep in touch with what's going on. 3) Gnome's Lair Gnome is a great blogger and a great guy who helped start up Retroaction. He is being missed while he's away on military service. 4) Retro Gamer The UK's only commercial retrogaming mag. Again, it's mostly lurking around here. It's far too busy for me to keep up with anyway. 5) Just One More Game Gabe is a great blogger and freelance writer. He's appeared in Retro Gamer on a few occasions. 6) Matty on Games Another fine blogger, who happens to help out with Retroaction's games review. A good, witty writer. 7) PD ROMS I visit this site daily to get the latest homebrew news. 8) Retro Remakes A great source of Retro Remakes news, chat, and everything else. 9) CPC Wiki After the demise of CPC Zone, this is now the only place for Amstrad CPC enthusiasts to visit. Again, a lurker in the forums. 10) CaptainD's PC Gaming Blog Another contributor to Retroaction. A very active blogger who covers PC games new and old. Plus many more...
  9. Ah, Bad Influence. That brings back memories... Not necessarily good ones, though. One irritation was the presenter’s insistence on saying "sness". This and the fact that it looked like a children’s show through and through didn't help - teenagers don't like being patronised. No, GamesMaster was the videogaming TV show to watch in the early 90s and nothing came close to the formula, and presenting, they had going there. As for the Bad Influence mag, well you'll be lucky to find any copies of these around. I don't think it sold well at all - hence why there were only a few issues. Teletext mags didn't really get a good press, either, although that was a bit unfair as they were probably more professional than most printed mags. It would be nice to see archives of Digitiser or GameCentral appear (GameCentral even still exists here), but I think archiving teletext mags might be even harder to do than rare printed mags. Perhaps the companies or people behind them have the old issues backed up somewhere.
  10. A fascinating read and I look forward to future posts. Thanks to everyone involved, and especially Bill Kunkel for his support of Retromags. It's great when people from the industry take time out of their schedule to help out with these kind of projects.
  11. I'm pretty sure Future Publishing would not be very happy to learn that the Super Play and Your Sinclair DVDs are up there for sale. After all, they told Mort to drop them from his site.
  12. Oh, man, that is so wrong. And yet, when the guy who scanned in the Amstrad Action and Amstrad Computer User magazines, listed AA & ACU DVDs for sale, eBay gave him a cease and desist order. What gives with this guy?
  13. Don't know if you guys have seen this, but I was browsing through eBay and came across something very interesting... Sega Saturn Magazine scans DVD for sale. Surely, these are meppi's scans??? Plus, if you check out the guy's ebay shop, you will find other magazine scan DVDs for sale. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/COLLECTION-OF-OFFICI...1QQcmdZViewItem
  14. Hi Philyman, can't seem to send you a PM. Well it doesn't show in my sent folder, anyway. Can you let me know if you're getting them OK?

  15. Hi everyone, This is such a great website with some of the hardest workers on the web. I wish I could contribute more with my own mag scaning, but I committed myself to another project, which I thought you might like to know about. The magazine, which is called Retroaction, is about to launch; we are putting the final touches to issue one. Retroaction is an interactive PDF magazine featuring old and new games on retro platforms: Sinclair, Commodore, Amstrad, DOS, Arcade, Atari, Sega, Nintendo, NEC, MSX, Acorn, Apple, and more. We have been working on issue one for a few months now, and expect it completed within the next week or so. The magazine will be available as a free PDF download and will be around 30mb (compressed) for around 62 pages. The Retroaction team consists of a handful of writers from around the world. Our main goal is to cater to retro gamers all over the globe who are looking for a good balanced magazine; one that is easy to get hold of, has articles and reviews on new retro games, old classic ones, and those forgotten games lost in retro time. Our website ( http://www.retroactionmagazine.com/ ) is up and running, where you will find the home page (current issue box-out with magazine highlights and a link to the download page, as well as any major retro news), the magazine download section (with contents of the first issue), a page about some of the magazine's writers, a link to the magazine's forum, and a retrolinks page. So go to the website, look around (it'll only take a minute or so. No, really, it will). P.s. Oh, and I would very much like to have a feature/interview all about the website and the projects in issue two. So let me know what you would like to see in that. Thanks for your time, Neil Reive Editor, Designer http://www.retroactionmagazine.com/