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Title: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: bsisko on April 17, 2021, 20:59:33
Will there be a syntaxbomb magazine this year.  If there was one last year,  I missed it.  I am itching to tell all about my new endeavors. 
 
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Qube on April 18, 2021, 03:23:30
Will there be a syntaxbomb magazine this year.  If there was one last year,  I missed it.  I am itching to tell all about my new endeavors. 
We didn't have one for 2020 :(

I think we should have another end of the year magazine as I really loved the first one.

Perhaps iWasAdam would be up to the creation of the magazine as he did a great job on the last one?
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: iWasAdam on April 18, 2021, 10:18:35
If People are up for writing some stuff for it...
Think retro, this concepts, thing my game, thing my favorite game. etc :)
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Steve Elliott on April 18, 2021, 10:21:00
A Christmas Syntaxbomb Magazine would be good, and yes the last one was really well done.
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Derron on April 18, 2021, 11:06:23
If People are up for writing some stuff for it...
Think retro, this concepts, thing my game, thing my favorite game. etc :)

I just had a brain fart: what about a "retro future" magazine - and a competition (with this topic) running _before_.
With "reto future" I mean something like "The 50s - and what comes after". Like these atomic cars, atomic grills for everyone, flying cars ...


bye
Ron
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: iWasAdam on April 18, 2021, 12:24:10
I like the general concept of 'Retro Future' especially if this was also a competition title - that would tie in very well ?
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: bsisko on April 19, 2021, 18:19:50
A-Ok


Im in for writing.  Especially on the commodore and sinclai machines.
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Scaremonger on April 19, 2021, 20:50:18
I just had a brain fart: what about a "retro future" magazine - and a competition (with this topic) running _before_.
With "reto future" I mean something like "The 50s - and what comes after". Like these atomic cars, atomic grills for everyone, flying cars ...

You mean a bit like Steampunk but instead of Victorian+Technology you have a 1950's timeline with pale colours, rock 'n roll, polkadots, gingham and poodles with tech powered by Atomic energy..? A pulp fiction style might work with that.

It made me think of the TV show Wandavision.
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Derron on April 19, 2021, 20:53:54
yeah something like this - might of course also work for 60s, 70s, ...


bye
Ron
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: bsisko on April 19, 2021, 23:51:49
@Scaremonger

Grooo___vy.   Just dont do Fallout '76.
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: 3DzForMe on April 24, 2021, 18:10:00
I'm in 🏁😁
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: bsisko on April 25, 2021, 02:24:25
@Derron,

Want to be the father of a new genre

Steampunk.   Retro victorian ethics
Cyberpunk.    Retro cybernetics ethics
Ameripunk.    Just made it up. American western feel.  Could also be called whedonpunk. After firefly or genepunk after Star Trek
And now.   Discopunk.   After the music craze of the era of the late '70s. early '80s. Or since you suggested the idea call it Derronpunk.
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Derron on April 25, 2021, 08:18:19
Am sure the 60s and 70s would have enjoyed the Hampster Dance :)


bye
Ron
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Scaremonger on April 25, 2021, 11:45:24
@Derron,

Want to be the father of a new genre

Steampunk.   Retro victorian ethics
Cyberpunk.    Retro cybernetics ethics
Ameripunk.    Just made it up. American western feel.  Could also be called whedonpunk. After firefly or genepunk after Star Trek
And now.   Discopunk.   After the music craze of the era of the late '70s. early '80s. Or since you suggested the idea call it Derronpunk.

50's would be more like "atomicrock", "atompunk", "polkapunk" or "poodlepunk"!

Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: bsisko on April 25, 2021, 20:18:58
And what would we call the 40s 30s and 20s.
Do we center it on america or go to some other country like england or japan.
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Derron on April 25, 2021, 21:09:47
I choose the 60s or 70s as there were computer games already.
At least for the magazine...

For a competition other decades are surely interesting too.

bye
Ron
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Steve Elliott on April 25, 2021, 21:18:33
Wow this thread really got derailed.  I thought it was just about getting a new Syntaxbomb Magazine.  Surely content is up to whoever contributes?
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Qube on April 26, 2021, 00:32:57
Wow this thread really got derailed.  I thought it was just about getting a new Syntaxbomb Magazine.  Surely content is up to whoever contributes?
Following in the footsteps of our 1st magazine you are spot on. The idea is to submit content on whatever you want ( providing it's related ).

For anyone who missed it or to get a better idea of things to submit then click this magical link. (https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,6325.0.html) Viewing and downloads of the magazine are located at the bottom of the first thread.

I know it's early to be talking about a magazine for Christmas 2021 :)) but for those who want to contribute then no harm in making a start now / soon and we'll get some great content built up. Of course it doesn't have to have a festive theme but if it does then that's fine too.

I was supposed to provide my article on the TI-99/4A computer for our 1st magazine but things didn't go to plan. However, I 100% will be this year, I promise iWasAdam ;D
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: iWasAdam on April 26, 2021, 06:07:53
Ah yes - the Ti. Missing ;D
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: RemiD on April 26, 2021, 08:05:27
personally i like the era end of 1800, beginning of 1900, because of the new discoveries / technologies with electricity / electromagnetism / magnetism, and the associated paradigms, and also a lot of discussions / experiments about "mental science" (related to thoughts and their effects on the mental / occult world)

https://phys.org/news/2015-03-thomas-edison-lost-idea-device.html
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Derron on April 26, 2021, 11:11:03
50s and 60s of 20th century are "exploration into space" ... and begin of computer era. So I think it would fit well into a "magazine" theme (which is more related to that thread here). Albeit it might be even a cool idea ... to (if IWasAdam would like to) ... to have 2 magazines.
A "Nato/US/..." and and "Soviet Union" version.

If people would be able to get convinced to create some "satiric" games for either the sites (patriotic "style") ... this could be kind of interesting - especially if some games are "similar" (with just the villains being ... different - and the technics used too).

Of course it would also allow for "cute" games (Tiny Masha collecting flowers in the forest, John the Farmer harvesting corn fields ...). But yeah, Having Computer boot screens with an Eagle or the Hammer+Sickle ... could be quite "unique" for competitions.

bye
Ron
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: RemiD on April 26, 2021, 12:49:19
yeah whatever the era, i will end up writing about technical stuff anyway  ;D
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: bsisko on May 02, 2021, 22:23:06
So who do we send content to.
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: Qube on May 02, 2021, 22:51:24
So who do we send content to.
iWasAdam is our resident magazine wizard ;D and has luckily agreed to design this years one \o/

It'll be for our Christmas magazine #2 so there's no panic just yet. But no harm in firing things across to him if complete. Note - ONLY send to iWasAdam and no one else so it's all fresh content when the magazine is complete :)
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: 3DzForMe on May 06, 2021, 23:19:19
Awesome stuff.... Plenty time for the creative juices to grind into life  ;D
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: bsisko on May 08, 2021, 02:47:33
Content  ?

The content allowed, will it be articles only, or will project code be allowed (content uploader choice).  I for one program in Torque3D, Godot, and 3D Gamestudio.
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: iWasAdam on May 08, 2021, 05:48:34
programs are an issue. as there is no real way to check if the printed code is correct. so my thought on that would be not to have code itself. concepts, pseudo code - even simple code would be fine - but programme code hmm
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: RemiD on May 08, 2021, 09:39:58
in the previous magazine, i have described a procedure (AStar) with english words, this is more helpful than code in a specific programming langage, imo. more people can understand it...
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: iWasAdam on May 08, 2021, 11:37:19
yep that's the best way to do it. I might do a follow up on djikstra maps this time around
Title: Re: syntaxbomb magazine
Post by: bsisko on May 10, 2021, 23:01:44
That would be fine then.
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