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Old 17 November 2020, 15:56   #21
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I love amiga stuff but what is the point of this kind of thing where everything covered in it is already found online immediately in our inboxes and feeds?
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Old 17 November 2020, 21:21   #22
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Because some of us oldies just like magazines.
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Old 18 November 2020, 00:42   #23
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I personally enjoy real magazines, if only for the smell of the paper. Don’t judge me, but it is the first thing I do when I get a new copy of Retro Gamer in the post. I will be doing this with my copy of Amiga Addict.
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Old 18 November 2020, 16:51   #24
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Also the Internet never quite lines up properly on a shelf...
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Old 20 November 2020, 22:13   #25
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Haha! Maybe in week one of the internet's life you could compile the whole thing in a ringbinder. That would be the perfect geek novelty Christmas gift. I wonder if you could tap the records and do it accurately. Hmm...
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Old 23 November 2020, 22:19   #26
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I just went for a 6 month subscription. A bit disappointed with the first front cover. I was hoping for some Amiga game graphics. Something more impactful and exciting. I'm sure that guy taking up the space is important but he's just a guy to look at.

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Haha! Maybe in week one of the internet's life you could compile the whole thing in a ringbinder. That would be the perfect geek novelty Christmas gift. I wonder if you could tap the records and do it accurately. Hmm...
When they start giving away cover discs with "£1000 of free software" that will be real nostalgia
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Old 06 December 2020, 05:35   #27
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Is this shipping yet? Anyone get a copy?
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Old 06 December 2020, 15:19   #28
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Website says the first issue is Jan 2021 (even though the image says Dec 2020!).
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I subscribed to this magazine as soon as I heard.

I really want proper game reviews. A lot of the time new homebrew games get inflated marks because everyone knows each other. 5/10 or 50% should be the average score

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I love amiga stuff but what is the point of this kind of thing where everything covered in it is already found online immediately in our inboxes and feeds?
Seriously?? That's like saying "What's the point of books?? when I can get 1000 books on my E-reader or phone" Books are way better and it's nice to get away from the screen is the answer. Just like magazines. You can hold them in your hand and flick to where you want.
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I subscribed to this magazine as soon as I heard.

I really want proper game reviews. A lot of the time new homebrew games get inflated marks because everyone knows each other. 5/10 or 50% should be the average score

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What do you mean exactly? Give examples of bias game reviews in the home brew scene?
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Old 17 December 2020, 10:15   #34
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Email says this;

All uk mags have been dispatched eariler this week and should be with you soon. Digital copies being released in batches and International will be dispatched ASAP.
Check the blog for update https://www.amiga-addict.com/amiga-a...en-dispatched/

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Check the blog for update https://www.amiga-addict.com/amiga-a...en-dispatched/

Wasn't meaning that. I was just pointing out, site says its not shipped, email says it has. thats all.
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I ordered a physical copy but I just got my download link. Going to wait for the magazine I think. More enjoyable to read it fresh

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What do you mean exactly? Give examples of bias game reviews in the home brew scene?

I've seen a lot. I think it's natural for a lot of people to look more favourably on new homebrew games espceially if they have been watching their creation.

I read Retro Gamer magazine and I remember a Spectrum homebrew Schmup got 97%. In the same issue one of my favourite schmups (also homebrew but by a more professional company) got approx 70%. I have never heard of the Spectrum game since and it looked fairly simple

That's fairly standard. someone will write a version of Centipede for the MSX and the review will say "collision detection is not perfect) and it will still get 70%.

It's not just Retrogamer though, it's most places.

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Aaarggh, those bags look like they are bending our brand new magazines!!!??
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As a Postman the way those bags are put into that york is bad and you should feel bad !
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Mine arrived today in fine condition. had a quick flick through and looks like a good read. Happy days!
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