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Author Topic: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine  (Read 3782 times)

Lachie Dazdarian

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Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« on: July 16, 2011, 02:41:22 AM »
Something I thought of few days ago, and I think I might keep a motivation to maintain it. I'm thinking mostly about a single man project, a monthly/bi-monthly mag fully concentrated on FB/QB/QB64 game dev, with about 2 reviews per mag, some previews (depending on the production that month) and news briefs. The mag would be fully opened to contributions from others, from letters, reviews or tutorials, but would not depend on them.

What's your opinion on this idea of mine?
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Re: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 02:50:53 AM »
I think it is a good idea.

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Re: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 11:17:28 PM »
Do it!

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Re: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 03:00:45 PM »
A little teaser:



Hopefully, I can make it till that self-imposed date. My biggest unknown is QB64 and QBasic games scene. If it exists...

As I said, it will be mostly oriented toward games related news briefs, with 2-3 reviews per issue, and tutorials/project overviews depending on contributions and my own personal inspiration.
I also plan to have an editorial about promising projects that disappeared from the map, like Artemis: http://www.youtube.com/user/artemisrpg
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Re: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 08:11:47 PM »
I like the name.

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Re: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 08:34:52 AM »
Looks good.

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Re: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 06:55:38 AM »
Two reviews done! Need to compile the gallery, news, letter from the editor, ...

Hrm...

EDIT: Comming along great! :)
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Re: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 12:12:24 PM »
It's comming, it's comming....arghhhh!
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Re: Contemplating about starting a QB/FB/QB64 Games eZine
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2011, 09:01:36 PM »
Superb effort on this. Very good read.