Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:The reasons the same people appear in the various comments is because they are regularly contributing compared to many others, so they'll appear more often.
The reason why we're covering the spectrum again is because we're out 3 days off its actual birthday. If you think a magazine that celebrates retro games and machines shouldn't get excited about a massive anniversary like this then I really don't know what to say to you evermore. That would mean that the C64, Dragon 32, Ultimate, Mega Man, Street Fighter, Atari 2600, Atari, Pongm Final Fantasy and many other popular names and systems shouldn't have their important anniversaries covered this year. If we can't get excited about genuinely important events on the retro world I'd rather not be involved with the magazine.
I'm not saying it shouldn't be covered Darran, I just feel that the big splash at the back of the magazine about a system so extensively covered smacked of predictability. I think a more original article should have been headlined. Its not that big of a deal at the end of the day.
My point that it is covered so much is another topic entirely. It is the stance the magazine takes, and regardless of what I think it will unlikely change. And who am I to call for changes? Just one reader, but then again, we live in a democratic society so I will express my views every now and then. I would prefer a more broader look at the entire videos games market from yesteryear as opposed to the primary focus on 8-bit computing, but there are obviously enough people who are are happy the wy things are or the mag wouldn't be on sale.