Quilts and blan­kets

Retro Gamer - - MAIL BAG -

hi all,

Just fin­ished the ex­cel­lent Tetris ar­ti­cle, i love how such a sim­ple game has taken the world by storm over the course of the last three-and-a-half decades and is still evolv­ing and find­ing new ways to hook us all over again, with­out stray­ing too far from the hum­ble ori­gins of it’s orig­i­nal sim­ple con­cept. it can be played on pretty much any sys­tem from the ZX81 to a Plays­ta­tion 4.

one com­ment i would make is that peo­ple al­ways call it a puz­zle game, but there’s no puz­zle, there’s noth­ing to solve, it’s a twitch ar­cade re­source man­age­ment game which per­fectly en­cap­su­lates the ‘sim­ple to play hard to mas­ter’ ethos that the very best games have.

as you can tell, i’m a huge fan, and i thought i’d share a picture of the blan­ket my very tal­ented wife cro­cheted, it’s an ab­so­lute beast that took months of her life to make! her other cre­ations, in­clud­ing some retro themed thin­gies can be found on in­sta­gram @mag­ic­sheep­cre­ations.

any­way cheers for keep­ing the mag fresh for 183+ is­sues, it seems like no time at all since i picked up the first is­sue back in 2004 and thought it’d be an in­ter­est­ing one-off or short lived niche pub­li­ca­tion.

all the best, dave

glad you loved the ar­ti­cle Dave and we’re mas­sively im­pressed with your wife’s blan­ket. It looks ab­so­lutely lovely and we can imag­ine it’s the per­fect thing to wrap up in while you’re read­ing the next is­sue.

Dave’s quilt looks ab­so­lutely mar­vel­lous. We’re quite jeal­ous!

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