Speccy mags having a pop at each other

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Re: Speccy mags having a pop at each other

Post by 5MinuteRetro » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:28 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:10 pm

Well, here's the kicker. She joined EMAP, it seems.

December 1991 (issue 118) Sinclair User...

I'll take a look at later issues to see any more evidence. Unfortunately this means having to read late-era Sinclair User. My retinas will never forgive me.
Well, I didn't know that, but then I sure wasn't reading SU by that stage. I've just gone through those late-era SUs and she appears up to and including 127...

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...and then she just seems to disappear, with nary a goodbye. I'm still not convinced she was a real person!
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Re: Speccy mags having a pop at each other

Post by Morkin » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:33 pm

Holy carp, I'd almost forgotten how much they milked the "girlie tipster" thing... :lol:
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Re: Speccy mags having a pop at each other

Post by PeteProdge » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:38 pm

Well, there's some kind of mention of her departure in issue 128, when Garth takes over the playing tips...

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And wow, as you can see, SU's attempt at humour always was painful.
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Re: Speccy mags having a pop at each other

Post by PeteProdge » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:41 pm

That car in August, btw...

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Well, it's been educational.
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Re: Speccy mags having a pop at each other

Post by 5MinuteRetro » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:50 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:41 pm
That car in August, btw...
That number plate is pretty much the noise I'm making right now. ;)
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Re: Speccy mags having a pop at each other

Post by Wall_Axe » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:40 am

whats wrong with hudson hawk and final fight? lol

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Re: Speccy mags having a pop at each other

Post by mjwilson » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:41 am

There was some back-and-forth around 3D Game Maker, summed up at and including CRASH saying "Who's the April Fool now, eh YS?"
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Re: Speccy mags having a pop at each other

Post by MatGubbins » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:43 pm

I've been reading my stack of The Games Machine mags and found this...

The Games Machine - Jan 1989, issue 14 (ninja cover) page 103

Mercy Dash cartoon,

Third line down, box 2 - Where's our Future?
Fourth down, box 1, 4 dwarfs singing about magazines moving to Bath.

https://archive.org/details/the-games-m ... /page/n101

Your Sinclair don't mention the move to Bath until April 1990, issue 52 (Stormlord 2 cover) pages 4 and 5
Also, the publisher changes Dennis to Future in this issue
http://live.worldofspectrum.org/infosee ... clair/52#4


I've also noticed that a lot of articles in The Games Machine stop halfway through a sentence, leaving the reader searching for the ending that is not there.
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