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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:07 am
by CraigGrannell
But just try sellotaping it to the front of a magazine!

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:59 pm
by savva0122
Not as a rule, but perhaps as a one off at Christmas, I wouldn't mind paying an extra quid or two. There;s been the odd belter of a coverdisk, the one that springs to mind is the one with the Kickstart roms on it, if it were done once a year, perhaps there could be enough "good stuf" to whet most peoples lips?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:23 am
by Sega2006
You do realise putting a CD rom or DVD rom puts sales up as people who are bored will want to play the games on the disc and more will buy the Mag. Thats the reason I got a Live publishing issue once as I was bored and wanted somthing to play

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:48 am
by psj3809
I'm sure they are aware whether it will put up sales enough to warrant the extra cost/time

If i'm bored i simply go to the net and download games for any emulators or remakes

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:10 am
by Sega2006
Not everybody has the Net or knows how to download a decent game

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:14 am
by Lorfarius
Duddyroar wrote:I never loaded up a single one of the coverdiscs that came with the Live era magazine.
So you missed out on all the good Konix stuff? thats a bit silly! :(

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:47 am
by Elgin_McQueen
Lorfarius wrote:
Duddyroar wrote:I never loaded up a single one of the coverdiscs that came with the Live era magazine.
So you missed out on all the good Konix stuff? thats a bit silly! :(

it really has to be done. If only to cry about how a major benefactor of the early console wars could very nearly have been UK based. :(

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:18 am
by Dudley
Sega2006 wrote:You do realise putting a CD rom or DVD rom puts sales up as people who are bored will want to play the games on the disc and more will buy the Mag. Thats the reason I got a Live publishing issue once as I was bored and wanted somthing to play
If that was true, why does the current mag not have one?

It might gain a few sales from people who don't have the internet but will lost many more from people thinking £6 for a magazine?!

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:15 pm
by seanmcmanus
Can't help noticing we've been round this discussion often enough before. Surprised it hasn't been locked for that reason.

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:32 pm
by andrew_rollings
No to coverdisks...

Yes to a yearly CD containing the magazines from the past year in searchable pdf format...

Andrew

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:38 pm
by paranoid marvin
andrew_rollings wrote:No to coverdisks...

Yes to a yearly CD containing the magazines from the past year in searchable pdf format...

Andrew
or how about this same cd , but sent to people who subscribe as a free gift?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:05 pm
by andrew_rollings
paranoid marvin wrote:
andrew_rollings wrote:No to coverdisks...

Yes to a yearly CD containing the magazines from the past year in searchable pdf format...

Andrew
or how about this same cd , but sent to people who subscribe as a free gift?
Also good...
I'd be happy to pay for it though...

Andrew

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:01 pm
by Fred83
i think one way to keep both sides happy would be.If any company/site wanted to give their old software away for free/Let them advertise it in RG.So the readers will get something free if they want it without having to pay extra for a covermount cd.There are some company sites that are giving away their old titles as free downloads.Cinemaware comes to mind,they are allowing you to download defender of the crown for the amiga legally.

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:21 pm
by Gnome
paranoid marvin wrote:No to a disc , but yes to pull-outs like the Oli calendar and the Game Over poster , or even the ZZap!/YS tributes - stuff you just can't get elsewhere
I really couldn't agree more.

The odd very special/exclusive (a la Konix, audio CD, etc) coverdisk might be nice too, as of course would be any number of 3" disks. Or tapes. Or old computer bits stuck on the cover.

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:43 am
by jdanddiet
psj3809 wrote:100% dont want them back, most of the stuff on the disc you can easily get off the net yourself. People moan (??) about the price of the mag at the moment, pushing it up a quid or two will have them moaning even more.
i bought four-four-two to read on the plane the other day. £4.10!!! - and they can't argue that's a "niche" market can they!

NO Coverdiscs PLEASE