Introduction

meleu By meleu.

Intro

Due to RL commitments this RANews’ issue came with a delay, but, as they say, better late than later…

Now, let’s check what to expect from this RANews issue.

Quick Overview

What to expect from this issue.

Editorial

An explanation about the RetroAchievements Ecosystem and how the energy flows through the system.

RA Awards

The Very Best of 2020. In several categories.

Play This Set

Community members talking about their favorite sets and why you should play them. Cool stuff!

RAGuide

In this article hardt shows some really rare secrets for the PC Engine port of Gradius. Secrets that are not even present in gamefaqs docs.

Current Events

List of running events in the RetroAchievements scene that are still open to join.

HotCheevs Monthly

List of achievement sets released in the last month.

Top Players

Some statistics about the top 300 players of RetroAchievements and how they progressed over the last month.

Most Wanted Games

List of games with no achievement sets that community is excited to see. Hopefully it can encourage some achievement creators to pick a game and create a set for it.

Revisions and Rescores

Which sets got a revision or a rescore.

Art Updates

Which sets got their game icons and/or badges changed.

Fun

Mixing games with videogames and RetroAchievements. Funny stuff being created by StingX2.

Community Works

Showing off what the RetroAchievements fans are producing outside from here.

How to Contribute

If you have an idea for an article to be published in the RANews, please go to the RAdmin profile page and send us a message.

Keep in mind that the article must be written in markdown format. If you don’t know it, you can learn it in 10 minutes following this online tutorial here: https://commonmark.org/help/tutorial/ (it’s pretty similar to what you may be already using on discord).

Acknowledgements

The RANews project wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of many passionate community members.

Special thanks goes to these guys:

  • First and foremost: all the achievement creators who dedicate their free time to produce content for the whole community to enjoy.
  • StingX2 StingX2, whose dedication and enthusiasm allowed me to focus on the layout and technical aspects of the project while he was gathering content.
  • televandalist televandalist for creating the cover for this issue.
  • Hotscrock Hotscrock for collecting many useful/interesting data to be published here.
  • Xymjak Xymjak for the top players info.
  • lilbud lilbud for creating the RANews logo.
  • hardt hardt for the revealing the secrets of Gradius (PC Engine) in his article.
  • All those who wrote for the “Play This Set” segment: