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What Will You Be Playing This Christmas? (1987)
Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:03 pm
http://www.ysrnry.co.uk/articles/consolereview87.htm

An article from a Spectrum magazine in September 1987, taking a (biased) look at the new-fangled games consoles about to be released in the UK by Sega and Nintendo (through other companies), and comparing them to the also-about-to-be-released +3. You'll notice that the factual accuracy of games journalism hasn't changed much over the years.
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:41 pm
It's only the hyper-mega-vasto games, like Space Harrier and Enduro Racer, that set you back 'orrible sums like £25, and these need two cartridges (not a bad deal by any means).

LOL I think someone didn't know what two mega cartridge meant XD
 
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:32 pm
As widely reported, the Spectrum+3 will cost £249 initially, although I think we can expect a hefty price cut before Chrimble if A. Sugar Esq has anything to do with it

What does that even mean?
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:44 pm
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As widely reported, the Spectrum+3 will cost £249 initially, although I think we can expect a hefty price cut before Chrimble if A. Sugar Esq has anything to do with it

What does that even mean?


Ahh, those Brits and their crazy slang...Chrimble seems to a term for Christmas. Maxim? A. Sugar, Esq., by my Googling, seems to be Alan Sugar, Esq., who was a "millionaire computer tycoon" (probably involved with Sinclair) and was chairman of some British soccer team.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:03 am
haha that first link was excellent

all those sophisticated 16-bit machines in 1987, right

and I love "the Ni****do" and "the sega" ...

btw why does it **** "ninte ndo?"
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:11 am
Aren't Merkins supposed to think British English is cute? Crimble = crimbo = christmas, Alan M Sugar was the guy behind AMStrad and took over the Spectrum in April 1986, and was perhaps seen as a rampaging businessman more than the bumbling computer geek genius of Sir Clive. He's also the replacement for Donald Trump in the UK version of The Apprentice, even though all his company seems to do these days is make phones and TV boxes.

The forums allow for "word censoring" and all there is in the list is Nintendo. Since the filter is easy to defeat (look, I just did it), there's not much point using it but it's fun to block the Big N.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:12 am
Also they say that Super Mario Bros is an excellent version of a corky old arcade game
 
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:01 pm
Maxim wrote
Aren't Merkins supposed to think British English is cute.


Not when you call us Merkins.

Well I did work out the meaning of Chrimble frm the context but, is that just something people say or is there some kind of joke attached to that?
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(OT) Crimble, Chrimble
Post Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:37 am
Apparently it was coined by John Lennon in a rambling "talking to the fans" track on a christmas record.

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