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May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« on: May 17, 2010, 08:37:11 AM »
I hope Andy doesn't mind me starting this thread, but thought it was worth getting some feedback

Personally I had a great day, and it nice to meet so many RCM members, as well as other visitors to the event. Please feel free to let us know (in a constructive not critical way) what you thought of the event.

Good points, areas for improvement, any machines you perhaps might like to see in the future or maybe what you think could be done differently etc.

From my point of view

Highlights : great range of machines, nice to see some of my own stuff actually getting used ! great atmosphere, good food, excellent arcade machines (once again), the Jag VR unit.

Possible Improvements ; Maybe a different competition to bomberman next time, get a PA system so Karl doesn't have to keep shouting  :P

Remember RCM can please most of the people most of the time, but we cannot please all of the people all of the time !

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 09:32:11 AM »
yeah was a superb day, looking forward to the next one :)

cant really comment about improvements, I think Andy did a great job to be honest, can't fault him at all for getting the community together!

cheers.

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 09:54:45 AM »
Great day, met up with some old faces and met some new ones.
Highlights, Jag VR,Jag kiosk, tiny Casio MSX

As for improvements, maybe running some old adverts on the projector for systems/games. Maybe zone the exhibits, have all the Atari/C=/Nintendo/Sega stuff in their own areas to show development of the breed/make it easier to find systems that you want to demo.
A separate demo area for showing off what the systems can do when pushed to the limits.

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 10:35:48 AM »
maybe a cash machine on site!
seriously though, outstanding effort by all involved and a rare event too, there isnt many, if any places you can play around with all those systems.
even nicer to see the younger generations enjoying them too

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 11:00:31 AM »
I have a fantastic time there, the grub were great (chilli & baked potato )
Won a raffle for the first time as well & great arcade machines , pinball machine + VR jaguar & I got to demonstrate the MBX for the TI 99/4A + some games( Andy got blown away how many TI carts I'd have)

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 11:05:35 AM »
Matt (homgran) and I had a great time.  Highlights for me was winning a single match of Bomberman, nevermind getting a prize :D.  Was great to play in a competition I stood a chance at winning though, usually I would be out in the first round.

Improvements: I would also agree with a PA system of some kind, was difficult to hear the raffle ticket numbers being shouted out.

Other than that I had a brilliant time and looking forward to coming along to the next event (even if there is a 6 hour drive involved!).

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 11:53:20 AM »
Hi attended for the 1st time yesterday, an would like to say how much I enjoyed the event.

Well done to all involved! was great to play on all the old systems, and share banter with likeminded individuals..

The food was great (Curry was outstanding), and the staff were helpful, and friendly.

A P.A would be benificial next time, but other than that a great event! and look forward to the next one with bated breath!

Also would like to see a music section, with classic systems playing music, but thats just a personal taste!

All the best, and thank you!
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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 12:30:59 PM »
As always, had a brilliant time despite getting lost on the way down again! (couldn't remember which M1 junction it was after my Sat-Nav failed so went down to 21, then thought it was 22 so drove up and around for a bit, then went down to 21 again, drove around a bit more and called my wife then raced up to Jct 23, bit of (sega) rally action around the twisty countryside and managed to squeeze into the last spot in the carpark. I sooo needed a coffee after that trip!

Another fantastic array of comps & consoles on offer again, and thought the change of layout was really good. Wet myself when i saw that Sega Rally 2-up arcade setup!

Crashed out on the Bomberman tourney (again) but managed to at least win one game. Totally hilarious when Mike gave the booby prize back!

Likewise, thought the ZX Specadore and matching Sinclair 1541 drive was so funny!

Thanks Andy for Iss 3 RG mag, and pass on my thanks to your family for providing such wonderful food and service. Words aren't enough for that wonderful chilli....oh and those cornflake cakes...my god!

Big thanks to Scott for in introducing me to Starblade on the 3DO. Picked one up on eBay last night ;D


..and well chuffed I bagged the Master System on the raffle. Also, managed to pickup that Megadrive and bumper games collection for £20.

A huge thanks to Andy & everyone involved & I look forward to seeing some of you again at Bletchley.

Photo's have been uploaded to my flickr account which can be found here -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 01:01:07 PM »
Great day had by myself and imnosonofageek.

Layout was better this time and I liked the room put aside for chatting/eating (This may be of even more use in October) could have done with a bin in there ;)

I also agree with the PA system, oh and what a pleasent suprise no guitar hero  ::)

see ya next time

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 01:14:53 PM »
I had a great time as per usual. The chilli was really nice as always and a big thanks go to Andy & the rest of the crew for putting on the event.

Highlights: The ZX Specadore 64 with matching ZX 1541 ;D (you can always count on Kenz to bring that), spending far too much time watching Amiga demos on my A3000 and later on Scott's A1000 (the ones we could get to work in only 512kb of RAM), watching more C64 demos on Kenz's Specadore, playing a lots of games, lots of socialising, and still coming last in our little "The Crystal Connection" high score competition on the Beeb (something that me, Rinoa, Blackpanther and TwoHeadedBoy tend to play every time we see it at an event .... we're all yet to beat Blackpanther at that game!), no Rock Band/Guitar Hero making socialising impossible and the nice 'chill out' room at the side :)

Improvements: a PA system for Karl so he doesn't have to shout and I don't have to keep asking "What did he say?", also, where's the nearest cash machine? I forgot to draw any cash out on my trip up and hence had a very little amount of cash on me ::)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/
Nice pictures. I really like the ones you've got of people playing on the machines.

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 01:48:25 PM »
Whilst i wait for the rain to stop, just uploaded a short RCM 'walkaround' video from yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zNF5079pno

Regards

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010, 01:52:57 PM »
Phu on the Amstrad 6128, whilst I was no doubt on Cannon Fodder on the Archimedes A3020, my son was having a good go at wearing out the 3D glasses on the Master System, as he seemed to spend so much time on it !!!

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2010, 04:28:53 PM »
I go to RCM meetings mainly for the craic - usually too busy yakking and quaffing the excellent coffee by the bucketful - the new cup sizes were great!  Hope everyone's deliveries are working too (esp. Jimbo's as I think my h/d caddy has finally kicked the bucket!).

I hardly get any time on the machines themselves except for that extra-special game on the Jag.  Can someone make a rotary controller .. please!  Jagpad thumb every six months is damn painful :)

Glad to see that my Jap Sega Saturn works with Jap originals and PAL originals.  So it's just 'demo' versions (US & Jap) that don't work on it now.  Time to get in touch with Console Passion :)

OK, so I managed to win my own donated prize c/o the Bomberman competition ... but I was glad it went to a more deserving home :)  Wonder if the new owner decided to take my advice and use the floppy disks from Rise of the Robots as coffee cup coasters and save his PC the embarrassment of actually trying to install it!

Next event for me will be the Eurocon in Manchester, so have fun at Bletchley Park :)

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2010, 05:13:31 PM »
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Glad to see that my Jap Sega Saturn works with Jap originals and PAL originals.  So it's just 'demo' versions (US & Jap) that don't work on it now.  Time to get in touch with Console Passion Smiley

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Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2010, 06:33:53 PM »
Eveyone has said what I think - Great layout, big selection of systems (some I've never seen), food was spot on and it was great talking to the usual members and new people.

Best thing about the event? Beating Stiggy on Sega Rally  ;D it was sooooooo close.

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