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Post by knight_beat » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:57 am

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Post by russty_russ » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:39 pm

Note the Future logo on the spine. It's all go now!

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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by knight_beat » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:01 pm

More ways to spend your money: Nintendo Archives

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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by kiwimike » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:51 am

knight_beat wrote:More ways to spend your money: Nintendo Archives
Oh, FFS! I knew that would happen :lol:

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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by bensonrad » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:35 am

What this new £7.99 SNES - The Manual book?
WANTED: Mario Party 3 on N64 (just the Box only) ANY SNES GAMES, OR EMPTY SNES BOXES, INSTRUCTION MANUALS or WHITE INNER TRAYS.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:57 am

It's basically the SNES side of the SNES/Mega Drive book in a miniature form.
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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by bensonrad » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:09 pm

Thanks Darran, I won't bother with that one then as have the dual mag already. The shop/website does not seem to work, if you request forgot password, nothing seems to happen, so I can't get in to actually buy anything.
WANTED: Mario Party 3 on N64 (just the Box only) ANY SNES GAMES, OR EMPTY SNES BOXES, INSTRUCTION MANUALS or WHITE INNER TRAYS.

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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by kiwimike » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:17 am

Just received the Nintendo archive Bookazine. What a bloody ripper! Thanks so much, great companion piece with Sega/Atari ones :)

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:29 am

kiwimike wrote:Just received the Nintendo archive Bookazine. What a bloody ripper! Thanks so much, great companion piece with Sega/Atari ones :)
Glad you enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun putting it together :)
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Post by Gamer128 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:22 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
kiwimike wrote:Just received the Nintendo archive Bookazine. What a bloody ripper! Thanks so much, great companion piece with Sega/Atari ones :)
Glad you enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun putting it together :)
I would love to see a new Atari bookazine, the last one was great and surely there's been enough stuff in the last few years to do another?

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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:49 am

Gamer128 wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
kiwimike wrote:Just received the Nintendo archive Bookazine. What a bloody ripper! Thanks so much, great companion piece with Sega/Atari ones :)
Glad you enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun putting it together :)
I would love to see a new Atari bookazine, the last one was great and surely there's been enough stuff in the last few years to do another?
Ah the Atari bookazine...
We wanted to try something different and stripped it all back and redone the templates. It took me rtoughly 80 hours to complete and I vowed to never do another like that. If we ever revisited Atari it would be as a revision to that book I'm afraid.

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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by kiwimike » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:33 pm

Loved that the Nintendo Archive book included Game and Watches.

I had to cull a bit of the magazine collection, as it was just hogging so much space. But intend to get a decent e reader than will happily have a digital subscription to save space and freight. Kept my absolute favourites, but has been enjoyable selling a few mags as you get to chat with kindred spirits who buy them. :) The bookazines are a great thing to keep on the shelf while getting the mag digitally though; best of both worlds then. I've now bought Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Hardware vol1/2, PS, N64, Arcade, MD/SNES, Spectrum/C64. Never really followed Amiga massively so will probably pick up a discounted older version when an update comes out.

Not sure what else I'd like to see in a bookazine. Best of British computers perhaps? That could be stretched out to various markets (guide to Japanese market, US market etc). Or a handheld/stand alone console one? How about 'genre' bookazines- Retro Gamers guide to platformers, guide to shoot em ups, survival horror (had to put my fave genre in), etc :)

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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by psj3809 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:18 am

The smaller cheaper emags which are online only are really good as well and are just a couple of quid each. They're basically smaller compilations of articles, sometimes about a software house etc

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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Post by knight_beat » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:56 pm

We've not had an Amstrad bookazine before. I seem to recall Darran saying that it wouldn't sell well, but maybe a a combined Amstrad/Spectrum edition would work.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:23 am

knight_beat wrote:We've not had an Amstrad bookazine before. I seem to recall Darran saying that it wouldn't sell well, but maybe a a combined Amstrad/Spectrum edition would work.
I'd just never pitch that I'm afraid. Looking at it from a purely commercial point of view it would make no sense to release that book in the US (which is a big market for us) as neither machine was popular there. Commodore/Amstrad might work though.
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