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Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:57 am
by knight_beat
bounty bob wrote:Is there going to be an annual volume three out before Christmas?
Click here to find out.

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:39 pm
by russty_russ
Note the Future logo on the spine. It's all go now!

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:01 pm
by knight_beat
More ways to spend your money: Nintendo Archives

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:51 am
by kiwimike
knight_beat wrote:More ways to spend your money: Nintendo Archives
Oh, FFS! I knew that would happen :lol:

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:35 am
by bensonrad
What this new £7.99 SNES - The Manual book?

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:57 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
It's basically the SNES side of the SNES/Mega Drive book in a miniature form.

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:09 pm
by bensonrad
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.

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:17 am
by kiwimike
Just received the Nintendo archive Bookazine. What a bloody ripper! Thanks so much, great companion piece with Sega/Atari ones :)

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:29 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
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 :)

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:22 am
by Gamer128
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?

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:49 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
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.

Oh, and welcome to the forum.

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:33 pm
by kiwimike
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 :)

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:18 am
by psj3809
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

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:56 pm
by knight_beat
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.

Re: Bookazines / Specials

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:23 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
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.