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GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:25 am
by 3fruits
I was gutted to hear they are closing.
Edge is a dreadful gaming magazine. I'm surprised it's staying.
Worrying for the future of RG especially as we're seeing small changes presumably to save money like less quality paper,
I wonder how long RG has.

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:58 am
by Solegor
All good things come to an end.
Anyway I haven't received two latest issues yet. Maybe just have to buy some older iPad and go digital...

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:36 pm
by ncf1
sucks

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:44 pm
by The Laird
There's already a thread here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55277

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:50 am
by kiwimike
It is sad, I feel the same sadness to the closing of long running mags- especially multi format ones like Gamestm- as I do about the closing of movie and game rental stores, physical format movies games and music becoming less and less the most popular option and so on...
...But it is a sign of the times, and we oldies are also a bygone era and no longer the mainstream demographic.

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:42 pm
by CripleH
It is pretty sad. I used to read Edge a fair bit but started to find it so dry and boring that I switched to GamesTM for something with a bit more character. I was actually going to get a subscription to Retro Gamer as well as my current GamesTM one so I've just transferred my direct debit over.

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:51 am
by Jeremiah Jones
I love getting the Retro annual specials that GamesTM put out, so it's sad to hear they're ending. I wonder if Retro Volume 10 will be the last or if there will be a volume 11. (It's been roughly a year since the last, so I think there's enough material for it)

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:00 am
by psj3809
I wouldn’t hold your breath. Since future took over there’s hardly been any decent retro Bookazines

I used to buy all the smaller compilations as well but again none have come out since Future took over

Frustrating

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:35 pm
by knight_beat
I disagree that there haven't been any good bookazines. The 1970s/80s/90s retro culture mags were great, though a bit lightweight in places. I'd buy a monthly/bimonthly mag on this topic if it offered more in-depth coverage. I notice the new Retro Gamer Annual is also available in WH Smith, along with the usual assortment of annuals, though I have to admit that most don't appeal.

I hope there is a final GamesTM compilation, either under the RetroTM or Classic Gaming title. The Retro section has gone downhill since the early days when Darran edited it, but there were a few good articles I'd be interested in seeing in a compilation (particularly anything related to Codemasters and Dizzy).

Incidentally, I notice that World of Animals also closed this month. It's not a mag I bought, but it's sad to see the Bournemouth-based mags closing. I'm glad that Future didn't get their hand on Scifi Now.

Re: GamesMaster and gamestm magazines closing, your thoughts?

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:57 am
by psj3809
knight_beat wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:35 pm
I disagree that there haven't been any good bookazines. The 1970s/80s/90s retro culture mags were great, though a bit lightweight in places. I'd buy a monthly/bimonthly mag on this topic if it offered more in-depth coverage. I notice the new Retro Gamer Annual is also available in WH Smith, along with the usual assortment of annuals, though I have to admit that most don't appeal.

I hope there is a final GamesTM compilation, either under the RetroTM or Classic Gaming title. The Retro section has gone downhill since the early days when Darran edited it, but there were a few good articles I'd be interested in seeing in a compilation (particularly anything related to Codemasters and Dizzy).

Incidentally, I notice that World of Animals also closed this month. It's not a mag I bought, but it's sad to see the Bournemouth-based mags closing. I'm glad that Future didn't get their hand on Scifi Now.
I disagree !

There have hardly been many retro game bookazines under Future. Under Imagine we had tons of bookazines, the 80's and 90's arent anything to do with Retro Gamer. They're good but i want retro game bookazines not retro bookazines about TV/film/music. Totally different

Just looking at the app now - Edge Annual / Arcade Classics (Already got the two earlier ones) / Retro Hardware (new version) / Sci-fi Movies (not Retro games) etc

There is 100 games to play before you die which is decent and that was a nice surprise, but everything else is 100 greatest tv shows/films/sc-fi etc. Not retro games.

I used to buy every retro gamer bookazine/ebook before and believe me there were loads, there are hardly any now. The ebooks for say Ultimate or Durrell etc were great. We havent had a new Retro bookazine for a while, i know GamesTM has finished but be nice if they did a compilation of the last lot of Retro bits.