Received the new mag last week as in the post, delighted when I saw the endvelope on the doormat - knew Retro Gamer was back.
Excellent mag, and many posts previous to this have covered all the positives I have to say. Not that I'm adding a huge negative, but...
Reading the profiles of all the writers did highlight a small concern for me - their areas of experise seem to cover everything from the 8 bit era onwards... and my greatest interest lies in classic coin-ups. Now, before I'm flamed to death, I'm delighted Archer is writing a column, as a better qualified arcade expert would be hard to find.
But a column is only a page, and I hope that the (excellent) writing throughout will remember when all those 8-bit titles came from! No writer listed an arcade game as their all time classic, nor did those who expressed an area of expertise said "arcade". It's just little things which worry me slightly that the "true" beginnings of retro gaming are not fully represented - in the Amstrad article, no mention was made that "Roland goes Digging / Squre Bashing" appear to be (I was a Spectrum kid, so have never actually played them!) versions of Space Panic and Q*Bert.
Hopefully, this is just me being paranoid;) My favourite sections of the "old" Retro Gamer focused on arcade machines - interviews with programmers, or even Archer's Missile Command renovation were great.
I'm hoping that they won't be lost.
Other than that, a vast improvement, will take my next two free copies then subcribe once more immiediately;)
Bite stardust, Space Cadet