Putting the band back together...

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Putting the band back together...

Post by 3DOKid » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:21 pm

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It's a preview magazine: 3DO Magazine Zero, no reviews just previews, the whole thing is set to be only 4 pages and is written in the present from the past. It'll work trust me.

Previews. TBD. (Street Fighter and Sam Sho obviously)

News. (completely fictious from 1993-1995 where 3DO doesn't quit the industry)

Readers letters.

Hints and Tips.

Next Month.

What I need is some letters. Nice letters from you guys.

50 words max, and ask me nice questions about games or 3DO future or something like that. PLus your first name, plus your city.

I thank you.
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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:36 pm

You retail outlets, send me a logo and an advert will you?

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:02 pm

actually it might be more than 4 pages, as I have done 3 already. AND It's fun!!!

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Post by Vance » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:51 pm

What is this for?

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:18 pm

my own personal gratification. I'm narcissistic - did you not get the memo?

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:53 pm

I'm up to 5 draft pages.
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Post by Trev » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:08 pm

This is one of the coolest posts I've seen in a while 8)

I'll pm my letter sortly.
Most wanted - Eye of Typhoon, 3DO Magazines issues #14 & #15, Pro Stadium, Defcon 5

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Post by Vance » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:21 pm

The layout and design are all really really sharp. If I ever try getting the mag (there have been two abortive attempts due to lack of content) off the ground, you're my first call.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:31 am

OMFG! I knew I should have PM'ed you. I was thinking of a 3DO Zone zine like this but I figured it would be too much work. I had a cool gold logo that I couldn't get to work too!
"Wait. You don't have a bag of charcoal in your gaming room???"

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:45 pm

Okay this whole magazine making mallarky is pretty easy, and it's polishing up nicely. The front page has been altered to be almost exactly like 3DO Mags cover, I have an article on 'Big in Japan', a need for speed and monster manor article and a next issue page.

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:47 pm

I'm loving this idea :D

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Post by NikeX » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:32 pm

I like the "OLD" corner / bottom right.
And the idea of course.
I think there are some people who like it too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks2sK81-LD4
As a handout in retro / game shops.

You're starting with the ZERO issue, but is there a chronolgy?
I mean: Is it possible to write a review of Crashn Burn AND
Starfighter for ex. in the same let's say 2ND issue? I ask,
because the Crashn Burn was released before the Starfighter.
50 words eh? I try it.

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:04 pm

@NikeX, I'm looking at it as an alternative history, in which you can do/write what you want :)

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Post by ewhac » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:52 am

3DOKid wrote:I'm up to 5 draft pages.
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I think RJ's total contribution to that game was a couple dozen lines of code I stole from something else he wrote (if you discount his code in the operating system).

RJ's official role was project manager. But he was also a mentor. And believe me, I needed a metric fsckton of mentoring...

Schwab

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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:55 pm

Thanks for setting me straight. :) It is going to be partly fictional but details like that shouldn't be.

The Monster Manor manual says he was "Head Zombie" which didn't clarify a lot :)

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I don't mind editing it by the way, with any aspirations you had for the game while it was being developed. People would like that I reckon :) Certainly this lot here :) (Especially grand_barbare :) )

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Post by Silentman » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:41 pm

ewhac wrote:I think RJ's total contribution to that game was a couple dozen lines of code I stole from something else he wrote (if you discount his code in the operating system).

RJ's official role was project manager. But he was also a mentor. And believe me, I needed a metric fsckton of mentoring...

Schwab
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Hello, Mr. Schwab! We're glad to see you here.

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