At which issue did you \"join\" Retro Gamer?

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Post by RS200 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:26 pm

I first started off with issue 2. I had a paddy fit when I saw it in the WH Smiths, it was almost like my dreams had been answered and "i wasn't the only one into this censored" ! ... Like many others it seems I managed to get issue 1 from eBay ... for not such a bargain price.

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Post by Ghostbiscuit » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:01 pm

Issue 2 - Virgin Megastore, Oxford Circus. Can't believe issue 1 of a magazine called "Retro Gamer" passed me by...

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Post by rossi46 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:05 pm

Stumbled upon issue 1 in Smiths while I was in looking to get GamesTM for the retro bit.
Thoughts and prayers.

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Post by telengard » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:53 pm

Issue 8 via subscription, had bought 7 in store IIRC. Back to buying in the store.

My mame cabinet and 8 bit gaming room:

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Post by Kai » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:53 am

I wish I could say that I started with no. 1, but unfortunately it was issue no. 11 :oops:

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Post by col75 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:51 pm

the last! one infact this is my first time on this forum

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:15 pm

col75 wrote:the last! one infact this is my first time on this forum
Welcome to the forum, now get a subscription ;)

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Post by David GP » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:33 am

Issue 1. That magazine was a godsend! And it still is.

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Post by Submerge » Mon May 01, 2006 6:45 am

issue 24, bit late me, but got here in the end!
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Post by lazy jones » Mon May 08, 2006 4:16 am

Issue 4

I have a feeling that issue 1 and maybe 2 weren't available in normal Australian newsagents. Can any fellow Aussies confirm this?

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Post by Sega Hedgehog » Mon May 08, 2006 5:31 am

rossi46 wrote:Stumbled upon issue 1 in Smiths while I was in looking to get GamesTM for the retro bit.
It was exactly the same for me.

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Post by felgekarp » Mon May 08, 2006 11:10 am

I picked up issue 1 from smiths also but I didn't get it immediately as I'd gone off computer mags due to there being very little of interest in them, but when I bought issue 1 I read every page, as I have with every issue since.

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Post by psj3809 » Tue May 09, 2006 9:07 am

Been buying it since Day 1. Someone heard about it on one of the retro forums i used to go to and just managed to get Issue 1. Obviously its easy to look back but if i had bought several copies of issue 1 i would have been minted specially when you had some idiots paying 90 quid for it !!!

The cd's never really did it for me and there were a fair few articles i wasnt keen on at all but i kept buying it never the less because i wanted to support the mag and didnt want to see it fold.

I much much prefer the new Retro Gamer as to me its more games orientated and i personally love most of the articles.

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Post by sparkes » Tue May 09, 2006 9:13 am

Issue One but I resented the fact I had to pay for a cd full of stuff when only about 2% of it was useful to me as a linux user. cover mounted games are so 1980's (or at least pre broadband britain)

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Post by nes_fan97 » Tue May 09, 2006 12:05 pm

Issue 23, my local newsagents. I just really got into retro gaming, & seeing this just made me want to drop the PS2 magazine I was about to buy, & go straight for it.

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