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Robbie Parry
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RESIDENT EVIL 2 was the first and only game I played on a PC. 

I don't think the first two were ever equalled. 
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Alone in the Dark was a big influence on Resident Evil as was Capcom's own Sweet Home, a survival horror RPG on the Nintendo Famicom.

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Worth a read (SPACE INVADERS):

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Great read, cheers Robbie.
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Issue #180 of UK magazine RETRO GAMER, which will be out on the 19th April, will have an article on Spider-Man. This is the blurb:

How Marvel's web-slinger overwhelmed gamers when he swung onto Sega's consoles.

Should be interesting!
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Look at this 1993 cover:





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CVG was such a great mag. One of the first UK publications to cover the Japanese console scene.
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I always thought that "generalist" magazines covering numerous consoles were a hard sell. 

I could be wrong, but statistically speaking, aren't there likely to be more folk who own one console than those who own many? 

I didn't always buy generalist magazines. Back in the early 2000s, I only had a PlayStation, so picking up a magazine that also covered Xbox and Nintendo games didn't appeal to me.
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I'm looking forward to this, having enjoyed THEME HOSPITAL:

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Anyone played through FAR CRY 5 yet?  I'm a big fan of the franchise, but I gotta say that the ending not only came out of left field but it was pretty horrible all the way 'round.  Interested in having an inviso-text discussion with those that have finished it.  
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Theme Hospital was bloody brilliant Robbie and the fact that both Mark Webley and Gary Carr are working on Two Point Hospital has me very eager for the game.
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Going back to your point about multi format magazines Robbie, CVG was one of the biggest and longest running mags in the business.

Certainly myself and my friends of that era enjoyed reading about all the systems and not just about the ones we owned.
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Anyone played the latest God of War? I hear it is awesome! Most reviewers have giving it a 10. 
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GoW is in my Amazon queue.  I'll probably pull the trigger on it today based on the universally great reviews I've read.  Never played a game in the franchise, but I read that this is a good jumping on point for someone like me.
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Iím interested in God of War, but I get the impression that itíll have an eventual Game of the Year edition, so Iíll wait for that.
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Worth a read:

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Going back to that Computer and Video games issue Robbie, the one with the Turner cover, I read an interview with the editor who mentioned it was their lowest selling issue ever!
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It doesn't surprise me.

Long-term readers and subscribers would no doubt enjoy it, but a casual reader may glance at that and think it is a history magazine.
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Latest issue of RETRO GAMER (UK) is out, with a feature on STREET FIGHTER, and THE SIMPSONS on the NES:


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Playing WITCHER 3 for the first time.  Never visited this franchise until now.  Although I'm somewhat enjoying it, I feel it lacking after having played DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION over a year ago.  That game was amazing with a tight story, deft controls and an intuitive progression system.  So far I feel like WITCHER is meandering with a ton of inconsequential side quests (often just fetch quests or button mashing fights).  Speaking of fights, the controls/default button setting leaves something to be desired and I'm not a fan of a limited progression where you have only so many slots to level up your character.

It's just an OK game that may or may not last me until RED DEAD 2 comes out this fall.  We'll see...
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