thanks for the cover feedback guys... we take everything you say on board.
Just to give you a little insight into the cover, and the mag style overall...
The take was to create a modern 're-imagined' retro gamer that would stand up alongside the console mags of today. That our beloved mag is a multi-format mag which just happens to cover computers and console formats not found in the 'up to date' mags at the mo.
The cover and logo was deliberately designed to reflect the feel of the old logo and styling including taking some direct aspects such as the spine building up and the 'old' (which we all just loved!).
My problem with the old RG logo when looking at the styling of the mag was that it screamed Atari! And old. I love that 70s style font style but I wanted something that would evoke that feel without actually feeling a bias towards one format. Plus the cover had to work on the very competitive mag shelves of WHSmiths etc... and feel 'new'. After all, I hope after you seeing it properly that you see that this mag is a very forward looking retro mag. Though I did stop short of putting 'under new management' on the cover ! heh!
I went through 48 (count 'em!) cover designs and logos before coming up with the one which you sneaky sods got an early look at!
We might at some point show you the 'RG that never was' concept work...
As for the asterisk... well... another little thing which was individual to the old RG, which we just loved for nostalgia reasons...
Overall there may be things you loved about the old RG which has gone, but I hope there's loads about the new RG that you'll come to love. I guess in some sense it's a new mag, with a strong clear focus, which just happens to relate to the old RG.
Anyone who loves the new re-invented "Battlestar Galactica" TV show (like I do) will know what I mean!
Anyway... hope you like it as much as we loved putting it together.
Cheers all... roll on 8th Dec!