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

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:10 am
by bolda
Thought it might be interesting to see at which issue everyone "joined" Retro Gamer, for a variety of reasons:-

- to see if there is one issue in particular that attracted new readers
- to see if there is a mix of recent "devotees" and "old timers" on the forum
- to see if there is a steady growth of new readers with each issue.
- so people can say "I've been reading it longer than you so I'm better... nerrr!" :D

For me, it was issue 3, after someone mentioned it on Managed to get issue 2 as a back issue and was a subscriber from issue 4 onwards.

How about everyone else?

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:21 am
by Morkin
I bought Issue 1 the very second it hit my local newsagents shelves & I've been buying it ever since.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:29 am
by roberthazelby
I found issue 1 on sale in WHSmiths and have bought every issue since. However, I only subbed-up once the mag had moved over to Imagine, as having to fork out for a years worth of subs in one go was too much for me.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:21 am
issue 22 :oops:

I don't really go into a newsagent and somehow didn't see it until issue 22 turned up in Tesco.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:48 am
by Dudley
Issue 1, I was working in GAME at the time.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:56 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Issue 19...

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:42 am
by retro mania
I first found out about rg at issue 6 so thats the first one I brought.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:47 am
by The Last Ginja
It was a wet windy day in January,my boss had forced me to go and fix a computer in Harlow. As I got out of my car the rain lashed at my face, like a lashy thing from the planet lashy, I walked into the newsagents to pick up 20 B&H, and a pack of gum. That was the day I met and fell in love with Issue 1 of Retro Gamer!

The film of this wonderful Love story will not be coming to a cinema near you anytime soon.


Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:21 am
by revgiblet
I saw issue 8 in Virgin Megastore in Brighton. I bought it because it looked like something that I might like to read. Subscribed after issue 9 and the rest, as they say, is history.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:15 pm
by merman
Issue 2, after StuC at Ovine mentioned they were interviewed in it...

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:46 pm
by LeeT
Bought Issue One and I'm still here! :)

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:00 pm
by M.A.G
Started at issue 2 or 3 and stopped at the first issue of the new release.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:08 pm
by Ash

I'd seen Issue 1 at WH Smiths but always overlooked it as I assumed it was a cheap magazine with no valuable content that only relied on its cover-mount to sell the magazine - I was wrong of course. When Issue 2 came out I was lured in by the photo of William Shatner and somehow found myself buying it. Needless to say I loved every page and have been reading it ever since (and writing since Issue 13, natch).

So - Issue 2.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:50 pm
by andy vaisey
Issue 1 8)


Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:49 pm
by Dudley
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Issue 19...
Just making the obvious joke or did you really never read it before that point?