History Magazine / AmigaPower

11th Apr '16 6:32:55 PM MartinJS
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* HurricaneOfPuns: In the 1992 All-Time top 100 list, the description for ''VideoGame/JamesPond 2: Codename Robocod'' read "If you ever haddock-raving for salmon-tertaining and rock-hard platform action but couldn't find anything to fit the brill, Robocod whale mackerel change and sprat's a fact. The o-fish-ial sea-quel to James Pond is an a-fish-onado's bream come true. With it's whelk-ool look and fin-tastic sound, Robocod comes across as a gil-t edged con-sole p-rod-uct. Its swi-shark-ade action represents a trout-standing o-perch-unity for krill-ing time, so get your skates on and scampi on down to your local software aquarium to plaice an order for Robocod today". This is justifiably followed by an Ed Comment "we're really sorry about this"

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* HurricaneOfPuns: In the 1992 All-Time top 100 list, the description for ''VideoGame/JamesPond 2: Codename Robocod'' read "If you ever haddock-raving for salmon-tertaining and rock-hard platform action but couldn't codn't find anything to fit the brill, Robocod whale mackerel change and sprat's a fact. The o-fish-ial sea-quel to James Pond is an a-fish-onado's bream come true. With it's whelk-ool look and fin-tastic sound, Robocod comes across as a gil-t edged con-sole p-rod-uct. Its swi-shark-ade action represents a trout-standing o-perch-unity for krill-ing time, so get your skates on and scampi on down to your local software aquarium to plaice an order for Robocod today". This is justifiably followed by an Ed Comment "we're really sorry about this"
9th Mar '16 4:20:24 PM MartinJS
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* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain: Stuart Campbell's review of the Hit Squad rerelease of ''VideoGame/SimCity'' just said: "Look, I'm not reviewing ''Sim City'' again. No way. Forget it." Similarly, when both the A500 and enhanced A1200 versions of Sleepwalker were reissued simultaneously, Campbell reviewed the A500 version in detail, but the main text body for the A1200 version simply read "Exactly the same" (the Bottom Line section elaborated that it was slightly more colourful, but not to the point that it made a differencel both scored 77%)

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* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain: Stuart Campbell's review of the Hit Squad rerelease of ''VideoGame/SimCity'' just said: "Look, I'm not reviewing ''Sim City'' again. No way. Forget it." Similarly, when both the A500 and enhanced A1200 versions of Sleepwalker were reissued simultaneously, Campbell reviewed the A500 version in detail, but the main text body for the A1200 version simply read "Exactly the same" (the Bottom Line section elaborated that it was slightly more colourful, but not to the point that it made a differencel difference; both scored 77%)
9th Mar '16 4:19:47 PM MartinJS
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* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain: Stuart Campbell's review of the Hit Squad rerelease of ''VideoGame/SimCity'' just said: "Look, I'm not reviewing ''Sim City'' again. No way. Forget it."

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* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain: Stuart Campbell's review of the Hit Squad rerelease of ''VideoGame/SimCity'' just said: "Look, I'm not reviewing ''Sim City'' again. No way. Forget it."" Similarly, when both the A500 and enhanced A1200 versions of Sleepwalker were reissued simultaneously, Campbell reviewed the A500 version in detail, but the main text body for the A1200 version simply read "Exactly the same" (the Bottom Line section elaborated that it was slightly more colourful, but not to the point that it made a differencel both scored 77%)
9th Mar '16 4:17:18 PM MartinJS
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** A more obvious Spiritual Successor was ''Magazine/PCGamer''. Many of AP's former staffers moved on to that magazine after ''Amiga Power'' folded, including such names as Jonathan Davies, Kieron Gillen (aka C-Monster) and Stuart Campbell. They brought to it many familiar in-jokes and running gags from their ''Amiga Power'' days.

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** A more obvious Spiritual Successor was ''Magazine/PCGamer''. Many of AP's former staffers AP writers moved onto PC Gamer (just as so many Amiga owners moved on to that magazine after ''Amiga Power'' folded, PCs) including such names as Jonathan Davies, Kieron Gillen (aka C-Monster) and Stuart Campbell. They brought to it many familiar in-jokes and running gags from their ''Amiga Power'' days.
18th Feb '16 4:30:35 PM MartinJS
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: One of the magazine's more prominent terms was appending "natch" to sentences (a contradiction of "naturally"). Andy Nuttall, a writer from the competing mag ''The One'', parodied this by using "obv" in the same context. Johnathan Nash found this funny enough to use in ''Amiga Power'' proper, and ''AP2'' refers to it as [[TakeThat "perhaps the last funny thing The One did."]]

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: One of the magazine's more prominent terms was appending "natch" to sentences (a contradiction contraction of "naturally"). Andy Nuttall, a writer from the competing mag ''The One'', parodied this by using "obv" in the same context. Johnathan Nash found this funny enough to use in ''Amiga Power'' proper, and ''AP2'' refers to it as [[TakeThat "perhaps the last funny thing The One did."]]
18th Feb '16 4:01:41 PM MartinJS
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* LiteralMetaphor: The motorcycle racing game Prime Mover featured a bug on the Japanese circuit, in which a mountain is visible initally, but moves on the second lap and disappears completely by lap three. AP's review demonstrates this effect with a box-out titled "I Can Move, Move, Move Any Mountain", a play on a motivational hit song by dance-pop act The Shamen
10th Jan '16 4:33:16 PM BlueGuy
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** For a non-games example, they absolutely ''loathed'' ''Film/BatmanForever'' (Stuart Campbell remarked "I genuinely haven't felt this bad since my dog died" as he left the theater, and the staff subsequently nicknamed it [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour "Batman (Jackboot Stamping On A Human Face) Forever"]]). Much later, after the magazine's demise, ''Amiga Power 2'' declared ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' "a challenger to [the] misery crown".
10th Jan '16 4:00:40 PM Prfnoff
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* HurricaneOfPuns: In the 1992 All-Time top 100 list, the description for James Pond 2: Codename Robocod read "If you ever haddock-raving for salmon-tertaining and rock-hard platform action but couldn't find anything to fit the brill, Robocod whale mackerel change and sprat's a fact. The o-fish-ial sea-quel to James Pond is an a-fish-onado's bream come true. With it's whelk-ool look and fin-tastic sound, Robocod comes across as a gil-t edged con-sole p-rod-uct. Its swi-shark-ade action represents a trout-standing o-perch-unity for krill-ing time, so get your skates on and scampi on down to your local software aquarium to plaice an order for Robocod today". This is justifiably followed by an Ed Comment "we're really sorry about this"

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* HurricaneOfPuns: In the 1992 All-Time top 100 list, the description for James Pond ''VideoGame/JamesPond 2: Codename Robocod Robocod'' read "If you ever haddock-raving for salmon-tertaining and rock-hard platform action but couldn't find anything to fit the brill, Robocod whale mackerel change and sprat's a fact. The o-fish-ial sea-quel to James Pond is an a-fish-onado's bream come true. With it's whelk-ool look and fin-tastic sound, Robocod comes across as a gil-t edged con-sole p-rod-uct. Its swi-shark-ade action represents a trout-standing o-perch-unity for krill-ing time, so get your skates on and scampi on down to your local software aquarium to plaice an order for Robocod today". This is justifiably followed by an Ed Comment "we're really sorry about this"
16th Dec '15 3:47:05 PM MartinJS
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* HurricaneOfPuns: In the 1992 All-Time top 100 list, the description for James Pond 2: Codename Robocod read "If you ever haddock-raving for salmon-tertaining and rock-hard platform action but couldn't find anything to fit the brill, Robocod whale mackerel change and sprat's a fact. The o-fish-ial sea-quel to James Pond is an a-fish-onado's bream come true. With it's whelk-ool look and fin-tastic sound, Robocod comes across as a gil-t edged con-sole p-rod-uct. Its swi-shark-ade action represents a trout-standing o-perch-unity for krill-ing time, so get your skates on and scapmi on down to your local software aquarium to plaice an order for Robocod today". This is justifiably followed by an Ed Comment "we're really sorry about this"

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* HurricaneOfPuns: In the 1992 All-Time top 100 list, the description for James Pond 2: Codename Robocod read "If you ever haddock-raving for salmon-tertaining and rock-hard platform action but couldn't find anything to fit the brill, Robocod whale mackerel change and sprat's a fact. The o-fish-ial sea-quel to James Pond is an a-fish-onado's bream come true. With it's whelk-ool look and fin-tastic sound, Robocod comes across as a gil-t edged con-sole p-rod-uct. Its swi-shark-ade action represents a trout-standing o-perch-unity for krill-ing time, so get your skates on and scapmi scampi on down to your local software aquarium to plaice an order for Robocod today". This is justifiably followed by an Ed Comment "we're really sorry about this"
16th Dec '15 3:42:46 PM MartinJS
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* HurricaneOfPuns: In the 1992 All-Time top 100 list, the description for James Pond 2: Codename Robocod read "If you ever haddock-raving for salmon-tertaining and rock-hard platform action but couldn't find anything to fit the brill, Robocod whale mackerel change and sprat's a fact. The o-fish-ial sea-quel to James Pond is an a-fish-onado's bream come true. With it's whelk-ool look and fin-tastic sound, Robocod comes across as a gil-t edged con-sole p-rod-uct. Its swi-shark-ade action represents a trout-standing o-perch-unity for krill-ing time, so get your skates on and scapmi on down to your local software aquarium to plaice an order for Robocod today". This is justifiably followed by an Ed Comment "we're really sorry about this"
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