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Retrogaming Magazine

by chalo 07 Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:10 am

Is there an alternative to Retro Gamer?

It seems like a high quality mag, but it's a tad pricey for U.S. residents. Yes, I'm sure it's probably worth it, but in a hobby that to a degree, trumpets thrift as a virtue, 131 bucks is enough to make me look for an alternative.

Any suggestions?

(Plus, I am a homer for the USA...)

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Re: Retrogaming Magazine

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Re: Retrogaming Magazine

by Hatta Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:12 am

Your alternative is reading retro gaming forums and watching retro gaming streams. Putting out a high quality print publication is an expensive prospect, especially for a niche hobby like ours. Take some of the money you've saved by buying used games and invest it in current projects. That's the only way this hobby will grow.
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Re: Retrogaming Magazine

by NintendoLegend Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:54 am

I am only aware of a couple print magazines specifically for retro gamers, and both are European. Until someone comes along in the States and really puts their finances and marketing savvy into a new publication, I do not foresee the situation changing. :?
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Re: Retrogaming Magazine

by Stark Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:57 am

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Re: Retrogaming Magazine

by final fight cd Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:19 pm

Stark wrote:Just sayin: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=32513


isn't that mag more modern gaming related?
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Re: Retrogaming Magazine

by chalo 07 Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:52 pm

Hatta wrote:Your alternative is reading retro gaming forums and watching retro gaming streams. Putting out a high quality print publication is an expensive prospect, especially for a niche hobby like ours. Take some of the money you've saved by buying used games and invest it in current projects. That's the only way this hobby will grow.


You have a good point. Since retro gamer seems to be the most polished publication, I will probably get myself a subscription as an xmas present....
Stark wrote:Just sayin: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=32513


Less than three bucks for a digital copy, now that is doable.
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Re: Retrogaming Magazine

by flojocabron Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:17 pm

although not a gaming magazine, this site also has interesting stuff for the discernable classic gamer.

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Re: Retrogaming Magazine

by retrosportsgamer Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:49 am

Does their yearly subscription include the annual? I ask because it's $9.99 around here, so for the year it makes more sense to just pick up individual issues. I did download one for my iPhone for $4.99 but the print seems the better buy.

I like the magazine a lot, except for the heavy slant towards retro European systems like the spectrum , etc. To be expected though given it's publishing base.
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