Games news from a parallel universe

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Games news from a parallel universe

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:37 pm

Well, that was bizarre. Just finished my Sunday dinner and then all of a sudden, a wormhole appeared and a different version of myself popped out and handed me a copy of this month's Your Sinclair.

He didn't have much time to explain it to me, but the gist of it is, in his dimension, the ZX Spectrum is still a commercially viable platform, it's a place where people just got bored of the so-called 'superior' platforms. Then he jumped back into the wormhole before I could ask for next week's lottery numbers.

Here's a quick scan of T'Zers..

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Post by MatGubbins » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:38 pm

Important news has arrived by a white raven telling us about the official Game Of Thrones arcade game! It's bound to be a winner and we hope that Macsen Software proven track record of TV to computer conversions will not let us down. Be you a Lannister, a Stark, a trader from Bravos or that bird with the Dragons......Winter is coming for all 128k owners £7.95
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Post by R-Tape » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:00 pm

Bizarre! I also had some guy calling himself Pete Prodge appear from a wormhole during my morning porridge today, all he said was "Here's an issue of YS from 3 months in the future, sorry, it's a cricket special". Then he deliquesced away.

I picked a couple of mockups...

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Post by PeteProdge » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:41 pm

MatGubbins wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:38 pm
Important news has arrived by a white raven telling us about the official Game Of Thrones arcade game! It's bound to be a winner and we hope that Macsen Software proven track record of TV to computer conversions will not let us down. Be you a Lannister, a Stark, a trader from Bravos or that bird with the Dragons......Winter is coming for all 128k owners £7.95
That's right up my street. Love the show immensely.

In a way, it's already on the Speccy...
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Post by Wall_Axe » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:28 am

get your gnashers around this kangaroo- lol

The spectrum would be 134238974987982374K by now?
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:09 pm

As expected, Ocean got the rights to publish the official Russia 2018 world cup game for the ZX Spectrum. It will be called 'International Match Day - Russia 2018 edition'. There are rumours that Jon Ritman & Chris Clarke will be again in charge of the team of 300 programmers, graphic designers, testers and donut confectioners that will release the game.
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Post by PeteProdge » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:18 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:09 pm
As expected, Ocean got the rights to publish the official Russia 2018 world cup game for the ZX Spectrum. It will be called 'International Match Day - Russia 2018 edition'. There are rumours that Jon Ritman & Chris Clarke will be again in charge of the team of 300 programmers, graphic designers, testers and donut confectioners that will release the game.
Already a Your Sinclair Megagame; Crash Smash and Sinclair User Classic. The publishing companies are currently reviewing their firewall software.
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Post by MatGubbins » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:09 pm
As expected, Ocean got the rights to publish the official Russia 2018 world cup game for the ZX Spectrum. It will be called 'International Match Day - Russia 2018 edition'. There are rumours that Jon Ritman & Chris Clarke will be again in charge of the team of 300 programmers, graphic designers, testers and donut confectioners that will release the game.
Good job it wasn't US Gold.... the merchandise, the stickers, the wall calendar, the sew on patch, the badge, the t-shirt, stick-on fluffy bugs, the slightly reprogrammed Artic game.
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Post by Morkin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:46 pm

Quite scary, I could imagine that column quite realistically.

Though I wonder if people would have eventually got sick of film tie-ins, and start bringing back originality points for new game ideas...
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Post by Joefish » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:22 pm

Reviewed this issue:

TerrormolAthens (Hewson)
Trump Tower Willy (Software Projects)
Monty Goes Fracking (Gremlin)
Raid over Pyongyang (U.S. Gold)
Strictly Come Dancing - The Computer Game (Domark)
Strictly Dumb Prancing (Mastertronic)
Advanced Dancing Simulator (CodeMasters)
How to be a Complete S*x P*st (Virgin)
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