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Coverdiscs On Retro Gamer Magazine

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Post by merman » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:24 pm

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Antiriad2097 wrote:I've no need for a covermount. Just make proper use of the website and host any particular oddities (like the Konix stuff) there, tucked away for subscribers to access.
Totally agree.

The covermount should come back as a dedicated (and perhaps smaller) section of the web site. All it needs is some editorial and links to the software in question. Exclusives and specials should be possible to store at the site itself.
Don't know how you could keep it reader-only though.
Various games mags already have a readers only website section, with a password printed in the mag.
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Post by djcarlos » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:51 am

How about once a year?

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:21 am

Disk or no disk, I don't really give a sh!t - I'm paying the same price for the magazine as I was when it had a cover disk. So while you lot save 1 pound off the old Live cover price, there's no change here in Oz.
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Post by Dudley » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:06 am

Shin_Gouki wrote:Disk or no disk, I don't really give a sh!t - I'm paying the same price for the magazine as I was when it had a cover disk. So while you lot save 1 pound off the old Live cover price, there's no change here in Oz.
Just because you're paying the same as the Live price now though, doesn't mean a coverdisk now wouldn't push up your price,.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:55 pm

A disc with the Anthology might be nice,then it gives a real reason to buy it,ran than just for completist's sake
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Post by rossi46 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:03 pm

PC Format came down in price last year from about 14 grand to £4.99. I imagine they must have had crisis talks about that in the Future offices. Mags need to keep the price down to under a five, IMO, or buyers will go elsewhere for their reading pleasure. Now that most households have a net connection, there's really no need for any magazines whatsoever. Not when you can get any amount of info from the net.
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Post by knight_beat » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:43 pm

I agree. It's crazy that some publishers expect people to pay £5.99/£6.49 every issue for a magazine.

To move discussion to a retro theme, I recall being angry when console magazines rose to £2.50 per issue.

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Post by rossi46 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:55 pm

A cd of pdfs of the back issues would be ace, but again raises the ugly issue of people who already own all the back issues getting what amounts to nothing. In this day and age paper magazines should be doing all they can to retain their readers when there's so many other ways to get much more up to date info for free. I didn't renew my sub to Linux Format, for example, because it was getting way too expensive to dish out big money every year for what was out of date opinion and rhetoric. Fair enough there's not that much up to date info to be given out in retro circles, but most of the other articles and stuff can be downloaded. But maybe not so easily read on the toilet.
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Post by Shin_Gouki » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:48 pm

Dudley wrote:
Shin_Gouki wrote:Disk or no disk, I don't really give a sh!t - I'm paying the same price for the magazine as I was when it had a cover disk. So while you lot save 1 pound off the old Live cover price, there's no change here in Oz.
Just because you're paying the same as the Live price now though, doesn't mean a coverdisk now wouldn't push up your price,.
I've no doubt that would be the case - I'm just saying that what I pay in Australian dollars for the Imagine series is the same as I paid for the Live series. The old mag was more expensive but had a disk, the new had a drop in cover price which hasn't been passed on to us Aussies, which is in no way RG's fault of course.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:35 am

rossi46 wrote:A cd of pdfs of the back issues would be ace
Well, Darran did mention this a while back, and so the possibility is there, depending on any outstanding rights issues being resolved. As for those who already own the back catalogue, I'm not sure PDFs would be a waste for them. Personally, I'd love a digital set of Retro Gamer, at least if the text was searchable (easy enough to do with PDF output), because it'd make it a lot easier to rifle through issues, looking for specific content. However, I think the project would perhaps work best as a standalone store item, thereby enabling those who want it to buy it, rather than 'forcing' those who don't to subsidise those who do.
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Post by Mar » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:22 am

Never liked the cover disks. I never used them, and they just added huge bulk to the magazine and made it clumsy / ruined the covers.
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Post by MagikGimp » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:42 pm

Never mind a cover CD, how about a cover floppy or cassette? Those were the days eh? It'd be very cool and collectable I'm sure if we saw those again and you could have a disk-mag, some special home-brew, music or something like that on them. It perhaps could also be a great opportunity for sceners who could create the soon-to-be-legendary RG megademos. :D You could have a medium for each old machine, different each month; do they still make Amstrad discs? :wink:
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Post by RetroBob » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:14 pm

Jesus, first the porn ads, now this old chestnut.
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Post by Kai » Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:06 am

I voted NO THANKS because I have thousands and thousands of cover disks flying and lying around my apartment and I do not need even more.

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Post by Dudley » Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:59 am

The internet is the world's cover disk ;)
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