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Old 24-04-2005, 12:33 PM   #11
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PC Lamer more likely.
There are plenty of better magazines out there. Try Computer Games, you will not read such stupid things from that one. (Or other magazines of course).

I have a feeling that PC Gamer secretely wants to become Console Gamer or something LOL.
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Old 24-04-2005, 12:40 PM   #12
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Magazines? Are those still around?

I thought that broadband would have put them to the death they deserve by now...... Last one I ever bought was somewhere pre-2000.

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Old 24-04-2005, 12:51 PM   #13
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I thought that seemed a bit odd.

Here in the UK, PC Gamer had an article a month or two ago about the greatest PC gaming moments of all time. The top spot went to insult sword fighting in Secret of Monkey Island.

Sam & Max was also fairly high in the list.

PCGUK obviously still likes old games. Yay for them.
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Old 24-04-2005, 01:01 PM   #14
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I tell you what - I hate games with perfect graphics! (eg. Anarchy Online - I don't like the graphics in that game.) I prefer old 'cartoonish' graphics.
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Old 24-04-2005, 01:04 PM   #15
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Originally posted by BlackMageJawa@Apr 24 2005, 01:51 PM
Here in the UK, PC Gamer had an article a month or two ago about the greatest PC gaming moments of all time. The top spot went to insult sword fighting in Secret of Monkey Island.
That was PC Zone with the top 50 gaming moments.

btw, I'm a PC Zone suscriber.
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Old 24-04-2005, 01:05 PM   #16
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Oh. OK, so I got the wrong magazine.

What's PC Gamer like here then? I only ever flick through them in the supermarket on my lunch break, so I never really remember what each one is like.
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Old 24-04-2005, 01:07 PM   #17
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PC Gamer also gave a link to abandonia and that's how I came to be here so they must like old games enough to put a link to abandonware sites in their magazine.
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Old 24-04-2005, 02:02 PM   #18
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PC Gamer probably gets a huge amount of $$$ for promoting either ATi or Nvidia, and it's only only natural then, that their policy would be to ensure expenditure on theiir new products even if we don't need them, and since many of those who read these magazines are younger population, they didn't have the chance to play them...
So they spit on these games so they wouldn't even try to play, because they would find out how good they are, and would play some of them, and ofcourse lower their expenditure on the fancy videocards...
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Old 24-04-2005, 02:17 PM   #19
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Originally posted by Stroggy@Apr 24 2005, 12:18 PM
PC gamer is one of the most widely known PC magazines :blink:
Oops. :whistle: Well, I'm not really a "gamer", I suppose. The last time I bought a PC magazine was in 1998 because it came with a CD which had Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on it...
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Old 24-04-2005, 03:06 PM   #20
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Well, if old games are crap why are there so many people still playing them ...

If old games are crap why do sites like the-underdogs and abandonia get so much traffic ...

If old games are crap why do people like me regularly install old games to replay them ...

If old games are crap why do I regularly use my 56k modem to download files over 100mb ...

Ironic isn't it. Could it perhaps be that they are not crap ? ... Could it perhaps be that people out there enjoy the oldies just like people enjoy old movies? Could it perhaps be that people want to experiece games that they were unable to play because they were too young, or didn't have access to them ... ?

I could argue that modern games are crap (the majority anyway) using the exact opposite point - look at games nowdays, its all about flashy graphics. If you are like me, and don't happen to be a FPS zombie, graphics don't really mean much. I could argue that modern games are total crap, because you waste $40-50 dollars on a game and its only the odd rare game here and there that actually keeps you glued to the screen. I could argue that its the same old rehashed story lines being used and the same old boring gameplay. Lastly I could point out what a huge million dollar industry games are nowdays and therefore innovation and orginality are almost non-existant. Want proof look at all the developers going under after releasing something different to the norm ...

This reminds me of one of my favourite quotes.

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain

"X-Com: Ufo Defense may be a classic, but today it's graphics look sad," granted, but as usual its the empty vessels that make the most sounds. I could also say he used to be thin and young, but is clearly not that anymore ... now does that make him any less of a person ... Also he should please decide which side of the fence he is on before writing crap like that. On the one day, they review games and give them a crappy score saying its only graphics and games need more then graphics, then on the other day they say they game sucks because of the graphics. Make up your mind.

Besides, do we all really care what megalomaniacs think. He clearly told us how great he is.

Let me guess - Half Life is his greatest game ever made. He regularly plays Counter-Strike online and any game he reviews that doesn't look as good as the best currently is already in his bad books. Oh boy, my favourite kind of reviewers ...
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