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What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by knight_beat » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:15 pm

Hello all,
I find that my retro addiction is no longer sated by Retro Gamer alone and I need to buy more retro gaming magazines to get my fix. I have bought the odd issue of Amiga Future and QL Today in the past, but nothing else. Are there any other retro magazines out there that I have missed? Does anyone actually buy these magazines?
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Re: What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by The Laird » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:55 pm

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Re: What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by gman72 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:05 pm

RG is the only one for me as retro is just one facet of my gaming interests.
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Re: What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by shiftytigger » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:51 pm

I used to enjoy GamesTM retro section but i actually now fill my cup from missed RG issues and old magazines from the 90's.
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Re: What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by AmigaJay » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:31 pm

Yeah I too love the retro section of GamesTM, I like the overall design, the double page spreads and the use of more retro boxart, machines and posters..perhaps they could become their own retro magazine!?

Other than that I only buy old games magazines to reminisce, normally some old first editions I used to own before a move across the country.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:40 pm

I've bought a few issues of Revival (mostly homebrew-based) and one issue of Scroll (American - good content but too much usage of the word "Genesis" isn't good for the brain).

The R3play magazines are good too!
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Re: What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by kiwimike » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:10 pm

RG is generally enough for me, although I wouldn't mind getting some older mags (if you find them cheap enough!). I would love the original US electronic games mag. I have a few, not many, as they are too expensive and ebayers want horrendous freight fees for them. Thankfully they are archived online now so you just print out your own...but the originals would be nice.

As well as reading reviews of the time on VCS, Intellivision, Colecovision etc consoles, I do like the Handheld/tabletop review each month (Hint hint to RG mag for a handheld/tabletop review! :) ).

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Re: What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:17 pm

just retro gamer, the others are sh1t

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Re: What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by Joey » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:39 pm

I buy this magazine often.... does that count? :wink:

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:54 am

kiwimike wrote:RG is generally enough for me, although I wouldn't mind getting some older mags (if you find them cheap enough!). I would love the original US electronic games mag. I have a few, not many, as they are too expensive and ebayers want horrendous freight fees for them. Thankfully they are archived online now so you just print out your own...but the originals would be nice.

As well as reading reviews of the time on VCS, Intellivision, Colecovision etc consoles, I do like the Handheld/tabletop review each month (Hint hint to RG mag for a handheld/tabletop review! :) ).
Tabletop feature you say? We have something in 106 that will blow you away.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:16 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
kiwimike wrote:RG is generally enough for me, although I wouldn't mind getting some older mags (if you find them cheap enough!). I would love the original US electronic games mag. I have a few, not many, as they are too expensive and ebayers want horrendous freight fees for them. Thankfully they are archived online now so you just print out your own...but the originals would be nice.

As well as reading reviews of the time on VCS, Intellivision, Colecovision etc consoles, I do like the Handheld/tabletop review each month (Hint hint to RG mag for a handheld/tabletop review! :) ).
Tabletop feature you say? We have something in 106 that will blow you away.
Its about time! These things warrant a regular feature as I've often said before. 1-2 pages, a couple of nice pics and a small blurb. So quick and easy for you to do I'm surprised you've not jumped on this before now as its easy page filler to leave time for other articles.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:26 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote: Its about time! These things warrant a regular feature as I've often said before. 1-2 pages, a couple of nice pics and a small blurb. So quick and easy for you to do I'm surprised you've not jumped on this before now as its easy page filler to leave time for other articles.
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All that changes in issue 106 though...
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Re: What other Retro magazines do you buy?

Post by richie freebird » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:26 pm

Looking forward to the tabletop feature I must say. I’ve been hungry for something like this for a while. Couldn’t really find much about them on youtube either, apart from retro game shops just shilling their merchandise, which isn’t really all that informative.

On the other retro mags topic – Is there anything along the lines of “Retro Life” that just coveres 80’s / 90’s pop culture? I love the Back to the 80’s / 90’s spreads in RG, especially the way they give you a snapshot of the time with current events and how the charts looked. I’d love to read something that focused on other areas of retro entertainment in general.
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