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Bookazine reprints

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:48 am

We're looking at the possibility of reprinting some of our classic bookazines, most notably Atari, SNES/Mega Drive and ZX Spectrum/C64.
Did you manage to buy the book first time around, would you be interested in buying it if you don't have it already.

Would love to hear your thoughts.
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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:31 am

I bought the themed ones first time round, since there's some value to gathering the articles cherently like that.

I bought the first few of the generic compilation ones too, but stopped since there seemed no reason, as I have all the back issues anyway. Without the theme, it offered no reading advantage over grabbing arandom issue.
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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by psj3809 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:34 am

I've already got the paper bookazines. Great to take one into the other 'office' rather than 30 issues etc

Did buy the online versions as well so i can have them on my iphone at all times. Nice to see some smaller ones on the Retro Gamer app (Konami, Speccy only, Ocean etc)

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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by merman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:59 am

Yes, would be interested in buying them as I missed out initially.
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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by joefish » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:04 pm

I did buy the Speccy/C64 book and think it's brilliant - I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in seeing what these 8-bits were about. And I still think the page of C64 screen grabs looks like a malfunction with the printer colours!

Based on that I might go for one or two of the others you mention - but I do strongly recommend everyone should have a copy of the Speccy/C64 one.

Come to think of it, an ST/Amiga one would be a nice addition to the line-up.

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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by markopoloman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:19 pm

joefish wrote:
Come to think of it, an ST/Amiga one would be a nice addition to the line-up.
Could you fill half a bookazine up with ST stuff :mrgreen: :wink:

I got the C64/Speccy one - it was excellent. Might be tempted to get the whole series if the reprint goes ahead.
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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by joefish » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:33 pm

markopoloman wrote:Could you fill half a bookazine up with ST stuff :mrgreen: :wink:
Not if you were only allowed to draw on past RG articles, no!

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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by kiwimike » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:06 pm

Bought them love em. Would be really keen on hardware vol 2 as that is the one I don't have.

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Post by nakamura » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:08 pm

I must admit the idea of a system specific book is appealing. I have the SNES/MD book but would be possibly interested in the others.
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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by damiraga » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:42 am

How about Collection Vol. 1?
Based on the prices people pay for these, I am positive there is enough interest in them as well.

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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by Charco » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:24 pm

kiwimike wrote:Bought them love em. Would be really keen on hardware vol 2 as that is the one I don't have.
This. Need my Neo Geo fix. Completely deprived in the magazine unfortunately.

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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by kiwimike » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:17 am

Charco wrote:
kiwimike wrote:Bought them love em. Would be really keen on hardware vol 2 as that is the one I don't have.
This. Need my Neo Geo fix. Completely deprived in the magazine unfortunately.
Absolutely. I have MD/SNES, Spectrum/C64 and Atari books, all crackers. I bought the Hardware Vol 1 on reprint as I missed it the first time and would love the companion Vol 2 to go with it...and Ebay originals just go silly, on the rare times they do pop up :)

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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by bensonrad » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:08 am

Aren't they available in digital format still? What were the print runs first time round?
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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by psj3809 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:10 pm

bensonrad wrote:Aren't they available in digital format still? What were the print runs first time round?
Yeah they're all available digitally. Just the printed copies ran out a fair while back

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Re: Bookazine reprints

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:48 am

Good initiative. :)
Is there any chance you might reprint the Games TM retro bookazines? I missed out on buying a couple of them.
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