No way meppi, those scans of yours were done without your consent? Wow, that sucks. I do recall reading that feature though, and though it was cool. But it really sucks that somebody at retromags gave the OK behind your back.
On the bright side, it was a very cool feature, as I loved reading about the behind the scenes of my favourite mag from the editors themselfs.
Which brings me to this question; Does it still bother you of this being done without your permission anymore as it ended up being a cool feature, and that without your scans it may not of been done?
Also, do you have that mag with your letter still? If so, you have to do a quick scan for me meppi, please and thank you. You know... because I'm your biggest fan & all.
Oh, and CVG had a retro section.
That's very awesome. Too bad it got dropped. And don't you hate it when no talent people get too much power? (Happens all the time, and sometimes they stay in power for too long too) I mean, how can you not spot these losers? This is the worst when no talent bums get the job instead of the talented ones... because the head honcho is a no talent lucky loser himslef.
No no, the feature itself I was fine with.
Damien who freelances a lot for Retro Gamer asked me if I could help him out with those scans, and at the time I had only done a couple of OSSM scans, so I set out to scan about 600 pages of articles throughout the whole set so they could chose the best ones.
Was glad to be able to help with that.
The problem I have is with the RG scan being posted online like that.
It was supposed to just be a private scan until he got the magazine himself, just so he could see that the RM name appeared in there, since it was such a big dream to appear in print with the site back then.
I found out over a year later and by accident that the scan I did, (which I shouldn't have in the first place I guess) was posted online to brag about being featured in there, even though I made it clear I only did it to make him happy and didn't want it online at all. :-/
Not really sure if I still have the CVG issue where my letter got printed. Don't even know which one it is either.
I wasn't very careful with keeping those issues after the Paul Davies crew left tbh.
Oh yeah, CVG had a great little retro section starting with issue 173 if I'm not mistaken, which ran until Paul Davies left and the mag got redesigned.
It was in the special freeplay section, which also featured tips and letters and later on news items and rumours as well.
Here's a preview: http://members.tele2.nl/zzapback/cvg.html
Funny fact: even though the freeplay section was printed on the cheap yellow/brown paper, it was actually more expensive to use than the regular paper used in the main magazine.