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  1. knightbeat

    Doctor Who

    You are Peter Kay and I claim my £5!
  2. knightbeat

    Doctor Who

    Amazon found a way to take revenge on the BBC
  3. knightbeat

    Doctor Who

    "I hope the ears are a bit less conspicuous this time."
  4. knightbeat

    Doctor Who

    Yaz did mention that she was a blood relative, or something, when they first met. If Yay's grandmother does remember that woman she met 70 years previous, she may be justifying the resemblance as a family trait or a symptom of her mind filling in blanks with familiar faces. Alternatively, she may recognise her, but be reluctant to say anything in case her family believe she's losing her mental faculties. I imagine that Yaz's family will learn about The Doctor in the near future, and her gran will get to make the connection, in the same way that Rose told her mum about her experience meeting her Dad in the 2005 series.
  5. knightbeat

    Retro Gamer 187: SNK Blow-out!

    Probably only a small number. PLAY had 4 publishers - Paragon, Highbury, Imagine & Future - though it was digital only by the time it reached the last one. PLAY digital also seems to have been quietly cancelled - the latest issue I can find on Future's page is #297 from August 2018. Amstrad Computer User went through 5 publishers according to Wikipedia. Early issues were published by AMSOFT, an Amstrad subsidiary and are subtitled as the official Amstrad magazine. I can't say I'm an Amstrad fan, but I'm impressed the company was willing to finance a magazine in order to build & support the user base. Was ACU the first UK magazine to be endorsed by a computer/console manufacturer?
  6. I just realised that Postman Pat is also set in Greendale. It puts Mrs. Goggins' post office activities in a whole new light.
  7. knightbeat

    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    It was Highbury, but yeah, the staff were broadly the same during the Paragon/Highbury/Imagine era. Actually, I'm not sure what happened to Paragon. Did it close and have its portfolio bought by Highbury similar to the Highbury-Imagine transition a few years later, or was it a simple rebrand? I just recall PLAY magazine changing the publisher logo. Edit: Anyone recall the GTM thread and Highbury in crisis thread where no one was sure if issue 40 would be the last issue? Good times! (Er... except for the people involved). Looking at my comment, I think I've spent the last 14 years complaining about paper quality! Edit 2: I'd forgotten that Future had made an offer for Highbury in 2005. I wonder what the past 13 years would have been like if that had been approved.
  8. knightbeat

    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    Retro Gamer, 110% Gaming (the pamphlet aimed at children), and that new one mentioned in the discussion forum. There are interesting print fanzines, like NF: Nintendo Force and Switch Player that I'm tempted to try at some stage. I'm surprising WH Smith hasn't invested in print-on-demand services at this stage. There's an economy of scale issue, but greater awareness of the service and a high street presence may help with this to some extent.
  9. knightbeat

    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    This seems to be the time of year Future get sales figures for the first 6 months and make closure decisions. PC Zone's final issue was Sept 2010, Nintendo Gamer ended in September 2012, and Official Nintendo Mag closed in Oct 2014.
  10. knightbeat

    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    What if they offered you the editor role for a relaunched Amstrad Action though? Future's issue previews are now online: GamesTM: https://issuu.com/futurepublishing/docs/gtm206.issuu GamesMaster: https://issuu.com/futurepublishing/docs/gam336.issuu
  11. knightbeat

    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    The final issue of Arcade was Oct 2000, according to Mags from the past. http://magazinesfromthepast.wikia.com/wiki/Video_Gamer
  12. knightbeat

    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    I think we may be talking about different issues, though I really hope to be proven wrong because I've been trying to find the later issues for a few years. The latest issue on Amiga Magazine Rack is April 1996 (which I contributed), but ebay auctions occasionally come up for later issues which I'm always outbid on. There's currently an auction for a Summer 1996 issue, which is selling for an optimistic £3000.
  13. knightbeat

    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    It was even worse than that. The final issue was 16 pages I believe. Is there a cover scan of this issue anywhere? I'm a sucker for magazines with Transformers on the cover, but have never seen this issue.
  14. knightbeat

    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    Finally! I thought I was the only person to like Games World. The time is right for a comeback. I only bought a few issues of GamesMaster during its run (issue 9, the one with the final episode of the TV show, and the redesign issue that obsessed over Sonic the Hedgehog's new scarf) so can't say much about it. GTM, on the other hand was a revelation. I still remember seeing the first issue on the shelf of my local WH Smith. It was astounding to find a magazine that was bright and colorful, without being childish, and covered games with such enthusiasm. The Crash-inspired retro section was a great addition that made me want to buy it on a regular basis. It's probably the magazine that got me back into video game magazines (and the reason I have no cupboard space). That said, a certain former editor would like to clarify one thing (which you'll have to click to see because it's a bit sweary) https://twitter.com/MajorDysentry/status/1053249535508705280 Edit: Er... Does the closure of GTM mean there won't be a a Retro bookazine this year?
  15. knightbeat

    Doctor Who

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the mysterious Timeless Child reference this episode. I assume this is a hint at the story arc for this year?
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