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RCM GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2010 / Re: Competition at May Event
« on: May 22, 2010, 12:02:50 AM »
The Bomberman tournament was fantastic fun. I loved it.

If you're ever planning on doing another Bomberman tournament, then should we try to get the fully-loaded 10-player Saturn version up and running? Ten player Bomberman would be total carnage, and it would look spectacular on the big projector. Does anyone have the necessary equipment? I'm sure we could easily muster ten Saturn joypads (I have two that I could bring along) and a copy of Saturn Bomberman... but what about the two multi-taps? Or, if we were going for a truly authentic feel, how about the special Bomberman-shaped "SBOM" multi-taps? ;)

Someone else suggested 4-player Micro Machines 2 on the Mega Drive. That's always gone down well whenever I've played it in multiplayer mode. In my final year of school (over ten years ago!!), we had a copy of Micro Machines 2 in the common room, which we would play during lunch break and "study" periods. There was always a queue of people waiting to play, so we had a system whereby the bottom-two players would get booted off at the end of each game to make way for the next two people in the queue. Happy times...


RCM GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2010 / Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« on: May 21, 2010, 11:40:14 PM »
As Lindsay (gingerpenguins) said, I had an awesome time! My only complaint is that the time flew by far too quickly. I'm really looking forward to the Halloween event. :) Some of the highlights:

[.] Having a shot of the Jaguar VR.
[.] Playing the Virtual On coin-op (even though Lindsay hammered me!!).
[.] The Bomberman tournament. :D
[.] Meeting up with and chatting to the other attendees. :)

I can't really think of any negatives. The suggestion of a PA system is a good call, though.


FOR SALE / WANTED / Re: Wanted: Sega magazines...
« on: June 22, 2009, 06:19:05 PM »
Only had a quick look due to time and only found a few Nintendo mags. I am planning to go there for the
weekend soon, so will have a proper look and let you know whats there.


That's excellent -- thanks for keeping me up-to-date, Mark! :)


FOR SALE / WANTED / Re: Wanted: Sega magazines...
« on: June 07, 2009, 08:28:16 PM »
Hi Mark,

That's great! Thanks for offering to have a look around on my behalf, I really appreciate it. Do let me know if you find anything of interest. :)


FOR SALE / WANTED / Wanted: Sega magazines...
« on: June 07, 2009, 06:33:33 PM »
Hi guys,

Right, as some of you know I'm into collecting old Sega magazines. I'm doing quite well so far (582 unique issues down, 70-odd to go!), but the following issues are proving to be very elusive:

Sega Power: 29,30
Sega Pro: 7,11,12,17,30,47,48,49,51,53,54,58+
Sega Force: 10
Mega-Tech: 35-40
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming: 25,28,29,31+
MEGA: 32+
Sega Zone: 1,2,4,6,11,14-19,22,23
Sega XS: 1,18,19,21+
Mega Action: 8,10
Mega Power: 5,7,8,16,20+
Sega Master Force: 1,3,6
Mega Machines: 1-5
Sega Pro CD: 42,45,46,50
Saturn+: 1-5
Total Saturn: 1-10
Dreamcast Magazine: 16
Dreamcast Monthly: 3,9,14
Dreamcast Solutions: 3,5-9
DC-Tips: 2,3

One of the problems with collecting old magazines is that there isn't a definitive list of what's out there (so, in the above list, I've used a "+" sign to indicate that there might be further issues, but I've yet to confirm that they actually exist).

Anyway, if you have any of the above magazines and you'd be willing to part with them in exchange for some cash then please get in touch. I'm also happy to trade some of my duplicate issues for anything on that list (I have nearly 300 duplicate Sega magazines), so if you fancy doing a swap then that's great, too. :)


Wow I thought I had a lot of magazines, do you have a reinforced loft?  ;)

Hah, not quite -- I just make sure that the mags are evenly distributed. ;)


Hey Andy,

Many thanks for the warm welcome. :)

It was a long drive, but it was well worth it. Even if it was the hottest day of the year! :P

Looking forward to the next event,


Hey guys,

I just joined a couple of minutes ago! ;)

I was also at the event last Sunday (I'm gingerpenguins' boyfriend), and had an awesome time checking out all of those systems from years gone by. It was my very first Retro event, which made it even more special. It was also the first time that I got to have a shot of certain consoles "in the flesh" (so to speak). For example, I'd read about the Vectrex, 3DO and Jaguar (for the latter two consoles, when they were originally released) -- but before Sunday I hadn't actually played any of them! So that was quite an experience. ;)

My main passion (as far as gaming goes) is collecting old (British) Sega magazines. Strange, I know! I'm basically into anything from the Master System all the way through to the Dreamcast. So far, I have 582 out of (by my estimation) 650 unique Sega magazines. If anyone wants to check out my collection, here's an out-of-date photo-shoot:

I should really get around to updating it because, since those photos were taken, I've acquired another 102 issues. Yep, I guess you could say that Linds is a pretty understanding girlfriend. ;)


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