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Irregular Review #1 by Spaceballs [web]
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rulez added on the 2016-08-29 23:38:58 by Frequent Frequent
Can't argue with a new Amiga diskmag, especially when it's tastefully presented like here.
rulez added on the 2016-08-29 23:48:31 by exocet exocet
Nice idea to make a "review only" mag. Tune is nice and the presentation of the mag is fine too but there's still room for improvement as just switching the pages without any (very simple) effect is not what I expect from a Slummy prod, nag nag. :)

Anyway, good stuff, looking forward to the next issue! :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 00:02:13 by StingRay StingRay
Yep, goodie :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 00:03:58 by sachy sachy
well, thanks!
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 01:12:00 by bonefish bonefish
What a nice little surprise, hope you guys release many, many more
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 07:04:13 by britelite britelite
Terrific! More plz!
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 08:37:56 by MetRebelS MetRebelS
Great!!! Hope to see more!! :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 10:30:35 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Diskmags? Are they still alive? On the Amiga even
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 11:12:19 by Optimus Optimus
Holy shit! This is very good news. How lovely to see a new diskmag. Keep the issues coming.
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 11:19:57 by Randy Randy
Who would have thought we would get a new diskmag in 2016? This is awesome!
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 12:37:32 by vedder-ins vedder-ins
Great idea and a nice read! I dig
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 13:02:18 by losso losso
:D
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 14:56:28 by elkmoose elkmoose
\o/
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 14:56:58 by raztaman raztaman
Yes! =D
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 14:58:22 by deadguy deadguy
Thanks for surprising me with a new diskmag released in 2016! A first issue and it is already so good, there is nothing I would criticize. Controls are smooth, font is legible and music is very good. I enjoyed reading the reviews and I am curious to watch some of the reviewed productions myself. Good job!
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 15:18:59 by Adok Adok
Yes, enjoyable reading and nice tune.
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 16:39:48 by Serpent Serpent
Yes! Will definitely keep reading this mag.
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 18:30:43 by booger booger
After RAW a new diskmag by spaceballs.. Already informed Lord Helmet :-)

What a Nice surprise.. Thumb already for the WOW factor
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 20:05:21 by magic magic
Well dam, thats good.
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 21:26:30 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
I hope you can include som nice gfx as well in the next issue. Rock on.
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 22:29:18 by bitflippr bitflippr
just read it from start to end. i'm a big fan of review, especially if they are done by people who can write and who know what they're talking about. this is clearly the case here. the interface was great, the music too. only the font was, while very cool in itself, a bit hard to read for a longer period. i am really looking forward for more!
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 22:52:55 by dipswitch dipswitch
Nice to see a new mag in 2016, A+ for the effort.
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 23:12:03 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
This is a really great idea. A diskmag with only reviews of Amiga prods!
So we need to make a lot of new Amiga prods to make sure that the next issue will come soon!
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 23:27:11 by ham ham
Exactly what dipswitch said, including the font bit.
rulez added on the 2016-08-31 09:09:22 by Kylearan Kylearan
So this is basically Nordic Scene Review for Amiga prodz judging from the screenshot? Cool! If I ever manage to get a working Amiga setup again I'll have to check it out. :-)
added on the 2016-08-31 10:47:40 by Radiant Radiant
thanks for the honorable mention =)
rulez added on the 2016-08-31 12:52:52 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
This was a great read, so many thanks to the authors for making this production. Hope to see more issues appearing in the future!
rulez added on the 2016-08-31 18:22:49 by puni^void puni^void
Yeah, finally we can read some cool amiga demoscene reviews. Excellent idea and good execution (elegant, clean design). Good job!
rulez added on the 2016-09-01 22:53:42 by slayer slayer
Nice read and I think it's great you keep it short and focus on prods.

I could read through it in ~1 hour which is just right I think. Interface works great. I guessed everything without hitting any wrong keys.

Now we just need more amiga prods to fill up the next issue.
rulez added on the 2016-09-02 08:05:21 by rloaderro rloaderro
Thanks for this!
rulez added on the 2016-09-02 16:10:41 by Debvgger Debvgger
Excellent start!
I'd prefer a higher resolution screen and scrolling text.
rulez added on the 2016-09-03 22:05:12 by yzi yzi
- not a single mention of polish scene
- 1991ish sounding music vs. modern looking visuals
+ great idea
+ well written texts
+ awesome looking menu

Now for some nitpicking from a delicate aesthetician. I know The Bastard loves to keep things simple and usually I totally love it, but this time I'm not quite sure… The thing looks more like a text viewer than a diskmagazine to me; I'd love to see some panels, cliparts or columns (done in a modern way).

Few months ago I was talking to someone about making an alltime top of Amiga demos. With a huge amount of people voting. We all know that Pouet charts are not too reliable since people vote mostly for new productions. Perhaps it would be a good idea to make it in Irregular Review?
rulez added on the 2016-09-07 22:36:50 by jazzcat jazzcat
fantastic! really smash and cool :)
rulez added on the 2016-09-08 10:04:14 by unity1 unity1
@stingray: Watch out or you'll get 1994-style endless vector wipes and sinus-bouncing on everything!

@dipswitch, yzi: I sort of agree on the issues with readability as well. We'll probably try out some other font variations later on. As for high-res text I'm hoping to avoid that as I really like the low-res aesthetic.

@radiant: We _loved_ NSR and it's definitely the main inspiration here. However, we're doing a couple of things differently by not feeling like a bitchy chat-room (yet, at least) and by being alive in 2016. :)


@Jazzcat: Thanks! Structured feedback deserves a proper response:

- We want the contents of the mag to feel _fresh_ and will therefore only review stuff from a limited time range. This issue is focused on June - August (which was actually a bit more than I wanted..) Maybe the polish scene shouldn't have taken summer holidays. :)

- You are correct in that it looks more like a text viewer, that was the purpose of it. :)
The mag "engine" and look will change at some point in time (actually, I hope it'll change quite often!). However, I can guarantee you that I won't be doing anything with panels or cliparts. IR is about the text and reading experience.

- Any project or idea based on the words "a huge amount of people" is a no-go. Our focus is on having something that's low-maintenance and requires very little effort to release other than the text itself. This is required in order to keep it fun and make sure we do more issues.
We'd definitely love for someone else to do a chart on their own though! (Although I personally would be more interested in a "top of the last 10 years"-thing to service the _living_ scene and avoid the worst retrowankery).

Hopefully this doesn't come off as too harsh. We've actually considered most of the things you mentioned at some point, before deciding to go with the concept that's here now. We'll see how it works out going forward (some stuff will definitely change).
+ OCS diskmag
+ here I was thinking one of my factual comments might be perceived as negative on Pouet, but your review tone makes me a saint :)
- (as with a few diskmags and understandable) lack of interesting you know interviews, articles, demoparty stories, etc
- I must say far from the production value and feeling from reading a diskmag from 1990 (but I understand it's the first issue)

If you post to Pouet for peers to vote, then go vote as you review. Put your thumb where your balls are. Ehm. So to speak. :)
added on the 2016-09-13 00:52:45 by Photon Photon
Finally read it, and it was great!
rulez added on the 2016-09-14 08:12:42 by malmix malmix
Super! Thanks for making this!
rulez added on the 2016-09-21 13:29:31 by Todi Todi
Really good read and a tad inspiring.
rulez added on the 2017-03-24 22:51:35 by lennart lennart

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