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I actually found quite a few earlier issues at one of the local comic stores, have been meaning to go back and get some, ended up getting a couple of Walking Dead books and have meant to go back and get them.
Even though the content can fluctuate I like Retro Gamer as it allows me to get that monthly kick of nostalgia. Can take quite a while for each issues to show up here though, sometimes almost when the next issues comes out.
Yeah, games magazines aren't really a thing in the States here. Most of them have been replaced by websites, which are now in the throws of being replaced by youtubers and other independent media. Honestly, I can't say I really miss gaming magazines. Save for EGM, they were all bought and paid for by the publishers and NOT to be trusted. The closest we in America came to a retro gaming magazine was Mike Kennedy's RETRO Videogame Magazine, which has turned out to be a dumpster fire as Mike Kennedy shifted focus to trying to scam people with a "new retro console," the failed Retro VGS/Chameleon.
Shame, really. This magazine looks boss by comparison, and there's no way it's coming here to the US...
EDIT: Hm, didn't see it at Barnes and Noble last time. I might have to take a closer look next time I'm hanging around Miracle Mile...
Loving the "Seal Of Quality" logo on the Zelda cover and the fold out covers for the DK special and the Sonic anniversary edition... Nice of you to find time for some Sega love!! 😎 Your gaming room is properly branching out Gem, how long has cat fighting been a feature?? 🤔 #meow
That magazine is very expensive outside of Great Britain. Like I could subscribe it for 12 months that´s 12 issues but that would cost 173€ =/ I have some really old Nintendo magazines from late 80´s and early 90´s.
This has been my favourite magazine for a few years now. I think the best thing about it is the wide variety of topics it covers and I often find myself really enjoying an article on some game or console or developer that I know nothing about and would never go looking for information on otherwise.
I love Retro Gamer. I wish it was more accessible in the states. I like Retro as well, but it's not even close to as good. Plus I love reading about the home PCs that were a lot more popular over there. I was ecstatic when I found out that Barnes and Noble carried it. Sadly, the ones around here are spotty about having it in stock. I'm going to have to track down a physical copy of the Mario Kart and Sonic issues now.
I came to the magazine quite late, around issue 102/103 - wish I'd started earlier. I subscribe and get it delivered here in Canada about 2 weeks after it's out in the UK (sometimes 3 weeks...not sure why it takes so long) but I read it cover to cover. It's a great read and full of useful info. I agree it's a pleasure to look at as well - beautifully laid out.
I don't know for certain, but the reason RG might have strayed away from doing "novelty" covers (with the fold outs etc) could be down to the current state of print. I'm not sure if you have heard (maybe an idea for a video if you used to buy it) but RG's sister magazine, Play, has published it's last physical issue, just a couple of months after X-One (from the same publisher) folded. And globally, cos you mentioned circulation in other countries, it seems to be that we're seeing less and less printed mags on shelves.
It's obviously heartbreaking, but it's also the way media is going unfortunately. I'm glad though that RG still exists in its physical form, though I will admit that I buy it digitally (maybe something to point out to those that can't get it in shops), the fact that it IS an actually magazine, that you can read on the loo, is very retro in itself.
i try to buy it every month but it's very expensive here it's 10 euro for one magazine. but i love that magazine so much, also still so great that you was in the last issue, and i sold my legend of zelda one when i wa in need of money, i so regret that :(
I wish i would have started collecting retro gaming magazine back when it started, but I don't even own one of those magazines. they look really informative about classic gaming. I like to read things like that, the history of classic gaming. I have this book called the history of video games and its a really good read. theirs like 1000 pages of text and no pictures and was able to read the entire thing in like 3 weeks, reading it like 5 hours a day. lol. I might go to barnes and noble soon and pickup a copy of retro gaming just to see if its everything you say it is. lol.
I wish u were older, sorry but true lol. Now am 32yrs old nd as a child I collected every magazine going and we even had brilliant gaming programs on tv. Yet I believe if you were older you would of made tv gaming.......someone snap Gemma up and get her on TV lol
Some years ago they started to translate the English issue into German. (http://www.emedia.de/retro-gamer/158/321)
Now we are able to get "our own" version of the magazine, although I still slightly prefere the English one because those covers are so much cooler!
they look great, great condition, here in America the one i used to have was the one publish in Mexico, it was in spanish because at that time i was living in central America so you had access to nintedo magazine mexico and also a publication that came from spain, those were the only two gaming magazines i see back then.
I was thinking the other day funny enough in 2008 I bought a boxed excellent condition super Mario world snes with a boxed link to the past and boxed Mario kart and it cost me £45 of eBay oh I miss bargains lol
+BUTCHER 69 Butcher that's a great idea but I don't have the time. With my full time job, three videos per week on here, Juicy Game Reviews and all of my social media management I'm outta energy :) BUT I could find time to guest on one. I've done a few in the past but couldn't commit long term :)
Hmm only got a few left myself lost a lot in a flood a few years ago, anyway in reverse order...Issue 100 ......Issue 97 : bought this one for the History of Dragon Quest feature......Issue 85 : this one for The Secret of Mana feature......Issue 36 : this for Pitfall (Atari2600)....Issue 1 : love the Mastertronic feature, bought so many of them back then for £1.99 (a month's pocket money back then).......What was worse was the stack of Superplays I also lost at the time, had 40+ at least :(
Great vid Gemma, I love retro gamer and collect like you it's awesome, I think one of my favourite mk games is double dash on the GameCube, I run little tournaments from my game shed in my garden and that seems to be one of the most popular ones.
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