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Dan Elektro
07-20-2002, 01:15 AM
I snuck in a 1/3 "preview" of Metal Slug 4 into the September issue (Tekken 4 cover) since we could not secure a reviewable copy in time. I know it says "First Look" and the game is already out in arcades, but hey, five screens and a writeup that three million gamers will see is better than no screens and no SNK mentions, right? :)

Thanks to Triueminator for the assist on this one.

RyoGeo
07-20-2002, 01:58 AM
Very cool, Dan.

Nice to see such things in the meanstream mags.

SonGohan
07-20-2002, 01:59 AM
That's pretty cool.. at least one mag that hasn't forgotten about SNK

m_bish0p
07-20-2002, 02:41 AM
I'm new to the board...Dan, are you a columnist or something?

cool no matter what! Now just get some hype in on SNK vs. Capcom. Put some pressure on Playmore to release it!

pyrokilla
07-20-2002, 02:58 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Dan Elektro:
<strong>I snuck in a 1/3 "preview" of Metal Slug 4 into the September issue (Tekken 4 cover) since we could not secure a reviewable copy in time. I know it says "First Look" and the game is already out in arcades, but hey, five screens and a writeup that three million gamers will see is better than no screens and no SNK mentions, right? :)

Thanks to Triueminator for the assist on this one.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Good stuff man!

<img src="graemlins/mrt2.gif" border="0" alt="[Mr T]" /> :D

BeefJerky
07-20-2002, 03:24 AM
Nice work Dan, I gotta pick that issue up, even though I'm not a big fan of Gamepro (I'm an EGM man myself). But they no longer honor the S-N-K like they used to. <img src="graemlins/crying.gif" border="0" alt="[Crying]" />

Medaka
07-20-2002, 04:47 AM
[quote]Originally posted by m_bish0p:
[QB]I'm new to the board...Dan, are you a columnist or something? QB]<hr></blockquote>

Writer/editor, GamePro magazine

BJMFH
07-20-2002, 05:28 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you very much Mr. Elektro. You have no idea how much I appreciate this. I'd even go as far as to mail Gamepro my copy of MS4 if you guys need one to review. Hell, I'll even pay for return shipping! Thanks again!


P.S. My offer is serious, I'm not just blowing smoke up your ass! If Gamepro does need a copy to review I would gladly lend mine.

Tiptonium
07-20-2002, 07:24 AM
Sweet! I'll be sure to look for it when my copy of GamePro gets here in the mail.

Alkanan
07-20-2002, 07:26 AM
Did the neo ever have it's own magazine? (US or Japan)

SonGohan
07-20-2002, 07:33 AM
Neo Geo Freak

slerch666
07-20-2002, 07:35 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Alkanan:
<strong>Did the neo ever have it's own magazine? (US or Japan)</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, I think was it like Neo Geo Freak in JPN (hhmmm... wonder why NGF took the name...) <img src="graemlins/spock.gif" border="0" alt="[Spock]" />

Megatron X
07-20-2002, 08:53 AM
[quote]Originally posted by m_bish0p:
<strong>I'm new to the board...Dan, are you a columnist or something?

cool no matter what! Now just get some hype in on SNK vs. Capcom. Put some pressure on Playmore to release it!</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's better that Playmore takes their time on SNK vs. CAPCOM. Rushing a game is a bad thing. I want this game to be fun and good and I know that all of you want the same.

SNKJorge
07-20-2002, 10:17 AM
Hey thanks for the NEWS DAN.

Orpheus
07-20-2002, 01:55 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Dan Elektro:
<strong>I snuck in a 1/3 "preview" of Metal Slug 4 into the September issue (Tekken 4 cover) since we could not secure a reviewable copy in time. I know it says "First Look" and the game is already out in arcades, but hey, five screens and a writeup that three million gamers will see is better than no screens and no SNK mentions, right? :)

Thanks to Triueminator for the assist on this one.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I love you :)

Lost Basura
07-20-2002, 03:43 PM
nice work... really

Evil Wasabi
07-20-2002, 04:12 PM
Too bad Game pro is written by 4th graders

Megatron X
07-20-2002, 04:20 PM
[quote]Originally posted by bemanisuperstar:
<strong>Too bad Game pro is written by 4th graders</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[LOL]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[LOL]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[LOL]" />
I think it's true.

Loopz
07-20-2002, 05:16 PM
Despite the fact that I feel MS4 blows a big floppy donkey dick, it IS good to see coverage of this game in a mainstream mag.

K_K
07-20-2002, 05:47 PM
i'll have to steal my friends september issue just to read it.

playboycougar
07-20-2002, 05:52 PM
Very nice, cant wait to read it. is it some new screen shots (not the same ones we always see) or is it repeats?

Talen
07-20-2002, 05:55 PM
[quote]Originally posted by bemanisuperstar:
<strong>Too bad Game pro is written by 4th graders</strong><hr></blockquote>

I don't see why you find fault in that, it just means Gamepro and your posts have a lot more in common than you thought.

I don't read Gamepro, but don't come into Dan's threads just to insult his work.

Thanks for the heads up Dan, I might actually pick up that issue. When will you have a full review for Slug 4 and a preview for RotD? :D

Galford Forever
07-20-2002, 06:07 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Talen:
<strong>

I don't see why you find fault in that, it just means Gamepro and your posts have a lot more in common than you thought.

I don't read Gamepro, but don't come into Dan's threads just to insult his work.

Thanks for the heads up Dan, I might actually pick up that issue. When will you have a full review for Slug 4 and a preview for RotD? :D </strong><hr></blockquote>


Seriously. That was just an ass of a thing to say (what bemanisuperstar said) <img src="graemlins/annoyed.gif" border="0" alt="[Annoyed]" /> . I have a subscription to GamePro and I'm not at all disappointed. Keep up the good work Dan.

JTMargs
07-21-2002, 03:36 PM
MS4 is an awesome game. Defiantly worth a good review :D

BC_Gambit
07-22-2002, 02:16 AM
Thanks Dan.

I acually do have a subcription to Gamepro, but I read all the other monthly mags as well.

I didn't think you were THE Dan Elektro though. Nice to see a member of the gaming media not only looking out for the little guy, but communicating it as well! :) .

JHendrix
07-22-2002, 11:30 AM
I actually got my subscription for GP when they picked up the rest of NextGen's subscriber base.

I'm overall pretty happy with the info and reviews, and as much as I'm not huge fan of the game it's good to see a Neo game get recognition.

Peace

JHendrix

RiotoftheBlood
07-22-2002, 12:38 PM
[quote]Originally posted by bemanisuperstar:
<strong>Too bad Game pro is written by 4th graders</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, judging by the quality (or lack thereof) of your post and your sig, I would say you are at about 2nd grade level. I'm surprised you can read well enough to understand Gamepro - that is if you can. Dan Elektro does something for the Neo Geo community and all you want to do is be an ass. I don't think you belong here.

Dan Elektro, thank you. I for one appreciate your efforts.

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RabbitTroop
07-22-2002, 03:51 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Loopz:
[QB]Survival never goes out of style.[QB]<hr></blockquote>

Hey Loopz, are you a Jawbreaker fan?

-Nick

RabbitTroop
07-22-2002, 03:53 PM
[quote]Originally posted by JHendrix:
<strong>I actually got my subscription for GP when they picked up the rest of NextGen's subscriber base.

I'm overall pretty happy with the info and reviews, and as much as I'm not huge fan of the game it's good to see a Neo game get recognition.

Peace

JHendrix</strong><hr></blockquote>

I got the lame PS2 magazine in place of Next Gen... man, I guess Gamepro would have been better... maybe they divided up the subscriptions.

-Nick

GregN
07-22-2002, 04:11 PM
Dan is a good man for doing that.

[quote] Thank you, thank you, thank you very much Mr. Elektro. You have no idea how much I appreciate this. I'd even go as far as to mail Gamepro my copy of MS4 if you guys need one to review. Hell, I'll even pay for return shipping! Thanks again!

P.S. My offer is serious, I'm not just blowing smoke up your ass! If Gamepro does need a copy to review I would gladly lend mine.
<hr></blockquote>

I think Shawn should give this a shot. At least try it with Gamepro.

Remember all those KoF2k1s, rendered less-than-saleable due to shipping damage?

Well there you go..
Try that for RotD and/or SNK Vs. Capcom..

MilkManX
07-22-2002, 08:55 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Loopz:
<strong>Despite the fact that I feel MS4 blows a big floppy donkey dick, it IS good to see coverage of this game in a mainstream mag.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I agree. I may be terribly dissapointed it least some more people will be exposed to *gasp* 2D graphics!


PS Yes Jawbreaker rules. :D

[ July 22, 2002: Message edited by: MilkManX ]</p>

Loefye
07-22-2002, 09:21 PM
Thanks alot Dan for your efforts! Your mag is great, keep up the great work, I don't know why some stupid loser would say it is writen by 4th graders. I'm not saying any names... <img src="graemlins/spock.gif" border="0" alt="[Spock]" />

[ July 22, 2002: Message edited by: mikace01 ]</p>

TRIEUMINATOR
07-23-2002, 02:27 AM
Dan is the Super Man. I can't thank this guy enough for how he has helped me.

Keep up the awesome work Dan, the Neo needs the exposure.

Loopz
07-23-2002, 03:19 AM
Nruva,

When it pains, it roars. :D

Dan Elektro
07-23-2002, 03:51 AM
[quote]Originally posted by bemanisuperstar:
<strong>Too bad Game pro is written by 4th graders</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hmm...not sure when you last read it, but go ahead and browse a recent issue, and give me your thoughts after you've seen it. I am open to constructive criticism, but you gotta give me more to go on than just a cheap insult. When you're ready, just drop me an email at danelektro@gamepro.com and we'll talk.

I pitched a RotD review in a meeting today but I don't have lots of hope--we don't do a lot of arcade coverage (partly because there are not a lot of arcade games coming out--seems MVS carts are the only releases of major note, and we had trouble working with Apple on things like NitD and Zupapa) but this month we're hoping to get a review of Soul Calibur II, which would probably take up a full page on its own. Then again, we were late on our MS4 coveragetoo, so maybe RotD can run a little later and be okay. Better late than never, right? And it is worth noting that I get a few letters every month asking about SNK and Neo games, and they're not from hardcore players--they're from the so-called casual gamers who just know a good thing when they see it. :)

Triueminator has been helping me get in touch with the right folks so we can get loaner copies through the proper channels--but your MS4 offer is very kind. Hell, I wanna just buy it for my own cabinet, but I haven't been able to justify the expense just yet. I just moved so that took up a good chunk of cash.

(various little edits)

[ July 23, 2002: Message edited by: Dan Elektro ]</p>

Shapermc
07-26-2002, 04:25 PM
Great preview "review" Dan Got my copy today!

You even said that it is out already. BTW it was nice to see new screenshoTs!

Evil Wasabi
07-26-2002, 04:43 PM
I apologize to all you loyal Gamepro Readers out there.
The reviews they do are vague at best. They never get too deep into dicussing a game and the look hasn't changed much since it started.

I'll be the first to admit the old show they did with what's his face was cool.

I'll stick with IGN thank you very much.

by the way I did win an SSX Tricky Soundtrack from Game pro not toolong ago.
I would have rather won the final Dreamcast.

Mark of the Wolves
07-26-2002, 05:01 PM
I picked up the issue yesterday because there was a Tekken 4 review. That and the rent one get one free cupon. :D

NeoSpawn
07-28-2002, 05:35 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Dan Elektro:
<strong>

Hmm...not sure when you last read it, but go ahead and browse a recent issue, and give me your thoughts after you've seen it. I am open to constructive criticism, but you gotta give me more to go on than just a cheap insult. When you're ready, just drop me an email at danelektro@gamepro.com and we'll talk.

I pitched a RotD review in a meeting today but I don't have lots of hope--we don't do a lot of arcade coverage (partly because there are not a lot of arcade games coming out--seems MVS carts are the only releases of major note, and we had trouble working with Apple on things like NitD and Zupapa) but this month we're hoping to get a review of Soul Calibur II, which would probably take up a full page on its own. Then again, we were late on our MS4 coveragetoo, so maybe RotD can run a little later and be okay. Better late than never, right? And it is worth noting that I get a few letters every month asking about SNK and Neo games, and they're not from hardcore players--they're from the so-called casual gamers who just know a good thing when they see it. :)

Triueminator has been helping me get in touch with the right folks so we can get loaner copies through the proper channels--but your MS4 offer is very kind. Hell, I wanna just buy it for my own cabinet, but I haven't been able to justify the expense just yet. I just moved so that took up a good chunk of cash.

(various little edits)

[ July 23, 2002: Message edited by: Dan Elektro ]</strong><hr></blockquote>


Thanks alot Dan! Awesome review! It's nice to know at least one mainstream video game magazine is trying to keep people informed of the greatness that is Neo-Geo. Hopefully, you'll be able to get that RotD review or preview in there sometime.

RiotoftheBlood
07-28-2002, 08:52 PM
[quote]Originally posted by bemanisuperstar:
<strong>I apologize to all you loyal Gamepro Readers out there.
The reviews they do are vague at best. They never get too deep into dicussing a game and the look hasn't changed much since it started.

I'll be the first to admit the old show they did with what's his face was cool.

I'll stick with IGN thank you very much.

by the way I did win an SSX Tricky Soundtrack from Game pro not toolong ago.
I would have rather won the final Dreamcast.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You should apologize to Dan instead for being an ass. This thread is about his coverage of MS4, not what you think about his magazine.

Dan Elektro
08-03-2002, 11:28 PM
[quote]Originally posted by RiotoftheBlood:
<strong>

You should apologize to Dan instead for being an ass. This thread is about his coverage of MS4, not what you think about his magazine.</strong><hr></blockquote>


No, it's cool--I'm a target, that's fine. But I don't agree with some of his points, like that we don't go into much detail in our reviews (we go into more detail than most other print mags--see EGM's reviews compared to ours, for instance). To each their own, of course, but I try to get as much detail into my reviews as possible--without justification for my opinion, there's no point in me writing, you know?

There have been lots of little changes over the last few years and we're going to implement a few more in the next few issues, but again, I don't know what your most recent frame of reference is, so I can't really comment on that criticism. To a certain extent, GamePro does go by the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" rule, and we are pretty successful with our formula. Hell, Capcom's still doing 2D games where people fight each other, but nobody's asking them to make radical changes. :)

japhei
08-04-2002, 12:30 AM
I love metal slug 4 Some people Flamed this great first effort from mega enterprise.Look forward to metal Slug on Gameboy Advance.Slug to the Future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mercedes
08-04-2002, 01:04 AM
In case, if some of you haven't picked up a copy of this gaming magazine yet, this is a piece of the previews:-

Metal Slug 4

THERE ARE SIDE-SCROLLING shooters, and then there's Metal Slug! One of the most beloved and gorgeous action games of all time is rumbling into arcades for its fourth episode. Two new soldiers, Nadia and Trevor, will join classic heroes Marco and Fio as they take on General Morden's new terror organization, Amadeus. The game will feature six new Slug vehicles, including a walking machine, a mobile rocket launcher, a forklift, and a motorcycle with a sidecar. It's out now -- if your local arcade doesn't have it, ask for it!


Thank you Dan! This is a great preview.


:) :) :) :)

gangstah
08-16-2002, 02:32 PM
Hey Dan Elektro, my name at GP forums is 24mursud, anyway is Metal Slug 4 any good, also, could you tell DPad to email me back on the interview thing

Takuma79
08-16-2002, 07:36 PM
nice dude, maybe if there is enough of these reviews and previews people will gro more interested in the neo geo again

Dan Elektro
09-02-2002, 02:22 PM
Watch the November issue for a short article on Rage of the Dragons, similar to the MS4 blurb. Trieuminator has helped me get in contact with SNK Neo Geo USA, and I've requested loaner copies of games for more in-depth coverage in the future (namely hands-on previews and proper reviews). Here's hoping it works out.

November issue just went to the printer, won't be out for a few more weeks. THPS4 cover. October is Shinobi and I think that's out now.

Dan

Goose Howard
09-02-2002, 02:44 PM
Hey I have that issue and I saw that preview! Haha look Ma I'm rymin! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[LOL]" /> <img src="graemlins/glee.gif" border="0" alt="[Glee]" />

ShikiMikoto
09-02-2002, 02:57 PM
Cool, Neo-Geo presented in a mainstream magazine, it'll gain some more popularity that way.

Nice work, Dan!

Orochi_invisibleink
09-02-2002, 09:25 PM
Although GP isnt my favorite mag i must admit its cool that they havent completely lost the faith

Hikaru Ichijyo
09-02-2002, 10:04 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Dan Elektro:
<strong>

Hmm...not sure when you last read it, but go ahead and browse a recent issue, and give me your thoughts after you've seen it. I am open to constructive criticism, but you gotta give me more to go on than just a cheap insult. When you're ready, just drop me an email at danelektro@gamepro.com and we'll talk.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Gamepro is okay in my book. I was always more for Gamefan since it dealt more with the niche consoles back in the day (or so I felt anyway) but for a mainstream mag I always thought Gamepro was a good enough mag to warrant buying every month.

FWIW keep up the good job Dan. I'll e-mail you a criticism of mine about the mag instead of posting it here for the wolves to pick apart ;) .

Dan Elektro
10-08-2002, 08:57 PM
FYI, November issue should be going out to subscribers and newsstands now, and the Rage of the Dragons 1/3 pager (very similar to the MS4 writeup) did make the final cut, so it's in there. Look for the Tony Hawk 4 cover.

Dan

VX
10-08-2002, 09:09 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Dan Elektro:
<strong>FYI, November issue should be going out to subscribers and newsstands now, and the Rage of the Dragons 1/3 pager (very similar to the MS4 writeup) did make the final cut, so it's in there. Look for the Tony Hawk 4 cover.

Dan</strong><hr></blockquote>

<a href="http://www.neo-geo.com/cgi-local/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=004358" target="_blank">Thank You! </a> :D

Shawn
10-09-2002, 03:00 AM
Glad to hear it, Iíll be sure to buy a copy to read your article. Itís great to see publications on new Neo releases, thanks for keeping the interest alive.

prosper1ne
10-09-2002, 03:22 AM
dan, great job, keep up the good work. pbc, nice to see you back, long time no see! its addictive isnt it?

Viewpoint
10-09-2002, 04:37 AM
I just hope you guys got a real better cover artist since then.

The guy who did the cover art for Street Fighter II back in the day left such a mental scar with his butch drawn Chun-Li. <img src="graemlins/angry.gif" border="0" alt="[Angry]" />

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