Retro Gamer magazine's terrible Metal Slug feature --reviewed!

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rugal2000

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Sure. What does that have to do with integrity, though? What does my reaction to idiots moronically criticising my work have to do with whether the work itself has integrity or not?



Oh, I've said all I have to say on the original subject. You and I are discussing something else entirely.


But that said, since it turns out this guy Stewart Campbell is well known for lousy writing, frankly based on what i read, I wouldnt buy the magazine again.The article wasnt of a suitable quality, both in terms of readability, and also the presentation of accurate facts. Frankly the author seems an utterly ill informed cunt, out to make a name for himself and the editors should know he was out of his depth.


A writer should stoke the fires of imagination and have some semblance of charisma, eloquence or education. Failing that at least be accurate with facts. The guy is none of the above.

Its not a fine art. Take a member like Steve and read his world heroes 3 review. The enthusiasm and imaginative writing is abundant. Than read a review of something he didnt like, and he is still perfectly readable.
 
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Steve

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A writer should stoke the fires of imagination and have some semblance of charisma, eloquence or education. Failing that at least be accurate with facts. The guy is none of the above.

Its not a fine art. Take a member like Steve and read his world heroes 3 review. The enthusiasm and imaginative writing is abundant. Than read a review of something he didnt like, and he is still perfectly readable.


Thanks for the kind words there. I agree BTW with your first paragraph. Those are some traits of an effective writer indeed.

Ah yes, the World Heroes 3 piece, written about seven years ago. Good times.

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I'm generally an upbeat, positive guy. That's who I am, and also how I write. When I love a game, you can feel my passion for it through my writing. But when I dislike a game, I still try to write in a way that is beyond "This game sucks. I hate it. It is a total piece of shit." That's just not my style and also it's not what I feel constitutes "good writing." But hey, diff strokes for diff folks

And yes, it's time this thread is locked and moved into "Best of"
 

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Yes its been a long day already....... Just making sure Im part of the drama

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From the little Ive seen of the magazine, it seems their editorial staff is a joke.

Missing chunks of Shawns interview, completely wrong photos for the collection story a month ago, this garbage.

Very unprofessional and embarrassing.
Well there was also the article they did on my website where they did a nice little write up on but never gave any info to the readers on how to get to the site. They never put my web address in the article.
Later once the Card Fighter Project was finished I was contacted and they were interested in doing a new article and promised to put the web address in if I were to get a complete set printed and shipped to them. Now since I was doing the project for free and get no money from it and shipping this to the UK would have cost me close to $200 or more. Needless to say I had to turn them down because I don't just have $200 laying around to waste just to get another article that who knows may have just been a correction not even an article.
I don't know if this will work but here is a scan of the article that I'm talking about
http://cardfighterproject.com/retroartical.jpg
 
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joe8

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Is there anywhere I can get a scan of this Retro Gamer Metal Slug article?
 

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I've asked a couple times,
the mgmt I guess agreed not to display scans of the magazine period.
probably for copyright reasons.
I fully recommend not buying their magazine anyways though.
 

Blaine

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I've asked a couple times,
the mgmt ...

Oh girl... you shock me like an electric eel.

I'm sorta, I guess, amazed that with such a huge neo community they couldn't find anyone better to write this. Off the top of my head I could probably name 10 people from the forums.

Hell, I could do a better job and I'm not even a Metal Slug fanatic.

It's kinda like reading an article in the mainstream press where they talk about Nintendo inventing Crash Bandicoot or something - where they can almost be forgiven for ignorance.

As a Retro magazine they should know where to find experts.
 
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