Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

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Re: Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

Post by R-Tape » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:27 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:57 pm
Many thanks for all your work on this. It's great fun.

The chart of Spectrum games is a little sad (especially if you focus on the blue section). Here's to things getting better in 2018.
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Not sure. One thing that hasn't really changed over time is the number of standout A+++ games (mainly handcoded). The large proportion of blue 10 years back has a significant number of UDG clones and borderline CGC entries. AGD games seem to have replaced those, and the AGD authors are generally striving to innovate rather than churn out the same stuff.

I would still like to see a bit more blue though. (Matron!)

I should have made room for ^this^ in the mag!
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Post by Blerkotron » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:46 pm

Excellent work, all - I need more time to dig into the games properly but crikey that 'Magic Nights' tune is remarkable!
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Post by Ralf » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:00 pm

I disagree that 2017 has been a stinker of a year for the Speccy.
It was a mixed bag.

The bad: dirty bad fight around Vega projects and quite recently several marketing lies reaveled. Community deeply split into followers and haters. Old WOS, may now better called World of Lee going down with each day.

The Nice: people still do a lot of games of different technologies and qualities but even the worse ones can be fun for some moment,

Amd some of games really kick ass. Sword of Ianna already and might Finag Fight probably soon
There is also very high chance to see Zx Next sooon, I can feel it deeply tat it will be a succcess and machnies will go to buyers;
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Post by MatGubbins » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:11 pm

SokobXXX, oh my! Straight into the adult section, no ifs, no buts. They maybe tiny little pixels, but they are dirty little pixels.
M.Whitehouse.
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Post by bob_fossil » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:15 pm

Mr Gubbins, you're an unstoppable puzzle solving machine! :)
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Post by Ivanzx » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:55 pm

Woot!!!! Downloading now :o :)
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Post by hikoki » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:13 pm

Merry Chusma!!! I laugh out loud in pain on the radioactive universe. The numbers on 2017 I think don't reflect two Basic compos to celebrate the 35th aniversary, more than 35 coded by hand games off your victorian radar.
Now to the games. I fear to bump into many UDG graphics which were always my favoUrite
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Post by R-Tape » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 am

bob_fossil wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:15 pm
Mr Gubbins, you're an unstoppable puzzle solving machine! :)
And the Bugfinder General.
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Post by R-Tape » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:58 am

hikoki wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:13 pm
The numbers on 2017 I think don't reflect two Basic compos to celebrate the 35th aniversary, more than 35 coded by hand games off your victorian radar.
I've been statbusted! I just used the ZXDB SC search.

The year isn't over either, the games on this tape aren't included, so we can add at least 4 coded, 3 designer to the total.
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Re: Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

Post by Einar Saukas » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:49 am

Wow! R-Tape's great sense of humor at its finest!

Good work!!! :)
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