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Pixelated Ben

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  1. Resurrecting this old abandoned thread to say I bought Lykke Li's most recent album (although it was released nearly three years ago) and - wowzers - what a beautiful album. It's her fourth to-date, and my favourite. Her voice sounds at is absolutely finest.
  2. Does £70 include a games manual, as standard? At that price, I want a manual... even if I never look at it again!
  3. Pixelated Ben

    New Order

    I'm most looking forward to (and so I hope they are played!) the trio of Sub Culture / Bizarre Love Triangle / Vanishing Point. What a trio.
  4. Pixelated Ben

    New Order

    I'm hoping the o2 concert later this year doesn't get cancelled. I've never seen New Order live, and I'm really looking forward to it.
  5. I think I might be in a similar situation; not necessarily because I found it boring, but because I think Advance Wars is such a perfect game, I find it hard to engage with anything else similar. I will give it another go though.
  6. More exciting interviews are planned in the coming issues, definitely! Thank you for your support. And a subscription model is being planned. I will look into this to confirm, but I believe a subscription option will be available from issue 4.
  7. The feedback is appreciated - positive or negative. Our intention is to evolve the magazine each issue, and hopefully you will be pleased with the result in issue 3. The team that put the magazine have a real passion for Nintendo and for print media, but we do of course want that passion to result in a high quality too.
  8. The cover art has now been revealed! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nintymedia/ninty-fresh-issue-3
  9. Just want to confess that it was a few hours before I spotted the '4' on the cover.
  10. Freelance contributions are indeed paid, and are advertised via the Ninty Fresh Twitter account (so any freelance requirements for issue 4 will be posted online at a later date). https://twitter.com/nintyfreshmag
  11. Hi everyone, the Kickstarter for issue 3 of Ninty Fresh is currently live at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nintymedia/ninty-fresh-issue-3 (ending Saturday 6th March), a publication created for everyone who would like to read a mag that fills the void left behind when the official Nintendo magazine closed. Issue 3 has lots of Pokémon content, as well as an interview with Peer Schneider (IGN), coverage on the new LEGO x Super Mario sets, a SNES Retrospective and a huge look at Wii Sports Resort (the latter has been written by me!). The first 4 stretch targets have been reached, adding 6 A6 collectible postcards and increasing the page count to 100. The magazine has been put together by a team of Nintendo enthusiasts who want to deliver a real quality product for readers who value print media. Please do take a look. I'd love some of the Rllmuk readers to get their hands on the magazine.
  12. My main concern with Edge now is that we are getting the March issue in January! How is this war with time going to be resolved?! They literally could have repeated a month in 2020 and no one would have noticed.
  13. SM3DW+BF is my first lead review of a first-party game for Switch Player magazine, and I'd love it if any of you could have a read of my review (below, and also published in issue 49). I've been reading gaming magazines since the late 80s, and so the opportunity to actually write for one is still a buzz for me! Bowser's Fury is a fantastic new adventure for Mario, and for me it alludes to what an open-world Odyssey 2 could offer. https://switchplayer.net/2021/02/10/super-mario-world-3d-bowsers-fury-review/
  14. I had to resurrect this thread just to say that last night the final season of Spiral ended, and I will MISS IT VERY MUCH. If you haven't watched it before, all 8 seasons are currently on iplayer. It really is worth watching; it's my favourite foreign crime drama (and it's not even scandi-noir! ).
  15. I've just completed this after buying the physical release on discount. I'd been intrigued about the game since I'd first heard of it, but my understanding of what the game entailed was slight. I enjoy a linear story path, so this was perfect for me. Atmospherically, it is one of the greatest games I've played in recent times: the locations, the characters, the emotional drive, the soundtrack, the RATS... the game also didn't out-stay its welcome, unlike another high-profile story-driven release that hit our PlayStations this year. I enjoyed the crafting, and Amicia's slingshot was a wholly satisfying weapon to use. The stealth mechanics were fun (OK, I admit the enemy troops could be a little dumb, so perhaps this could be improved upon in a sequel) and the rats were beautifully disgusting. Even the end-of-game boss fight - though extremely surreal - had the right balance of difficulty. I really hope we see a sequel from Asobo Studio.
  16. Everyone find the secret message hidden deep within the opening editorial? It's great to see attention to detail exists in print media!
  17. A Plague Tale: Innocence has been an incredible game so far. Despite being a PS4 release, it's the game I've played the most on my PS5. I thought it would be good, but it has far exceeded that. The story is gripping, and I'm enjoying the stealth gameplay mechanics. Amicia - the lead character - also has a fine slingshot weapon. It's kind of an appropriate game to play during a pandemic I guess; it's made me appreciate that at least we are currently experiencing a plague of deadly rats!
  18. What a truly wonderful game, and an unexpected treat. Is this the most "Nintendo" that PlayStation has ever been?
  19. If it's something I'll want to buy, it's bad news for my wallet. Hopefully it's not something I want to buy.
  20. Good news about this, but can I take this moment to say I would also love a remaster of Blur
  21. Yep. It's an incredible ride. But it's sometimes hard to describe it as "enjoyable"... I like to balance out my gaming by playing something like Yoshi's Crafted World afterwards
  22. Oh no! We went through several title ideas, but Ninty Fresh seemed to capture the concept of focusing on Nintendo (without using the word) and the fact we wanted to cover current gen and a fresh look at retro. Hopefully, you could be tempted to try an issue, even if you just squint every time you look at the cover. This is quite a tasty suggestion.
  23. Thank you for supporting the magazine! That's really appreciated.
  24. I think you'll like it; it's certainly been created to try and channel the vibes of early Nintendo magazines. There is also a tier on the Kickstarter that allows you to buy the first issue as well as the second.
  25. The Ninty Fresh issue 2 Kickstarter is now live! The second issue takes a look at the F-Zero franchise (hopefully Nintendo will get the hint that we want a sequel), as well as plenty of other content including the latest Switch reviews, coverage on the LEGO NES and LEGO x Super Mario, a Game Boy retrospective, a look at Pokémon Yellow and much more retro and current Nintendo coverage. There's even an interview with former ONM editor Matthew Castle. The first issue attracted much positive praise, and the hope is that the second edition can be just as successful. There are some fantastic stretch goals too. The team on the magazine have put a lot of Nintendo Love into this one... hope you like it!
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