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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #150 on: January 05, 2015, 01:48:03 AM »
Well, I finally had a chance to sit and read issue 5.  One of the nicest reads was the article that focused on the Flashback systems for the Atari 2600, Intellivision, and ColecoVision systems.  The article discusses the original console wars and h as sidebar interviews with Keith Robinson (Intellivision Productions) and Mark Thomann (River West Brands, owner of Coleco).  Both of those are rather short but they are still nice.  There's a nice review of all the Flashbacks along with a listing of games for each one. 

The other cool article is the one that talks about collecting Castlevania, which spans from retro to modern!

I'm hoping that there is more retro content and interviews with folks like Keith and Mark on the second year of the magazine, though.  I'm also hoping they watermark the magazine PDF in some other spot!  Having a watermark within the text is quite annoying!

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #151 on: January 05, 2015, 02:19:53 AM »
Ohh dear that old gremlin still hanging about? , sounds like a good issue :)

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #152 on: January 06, 2015, 23:00:57 PM »
Quote from: "Greyfox"
Ohh dear that old gremlin still hanging about? , sounds like a good issue :)

We are still working hard to make everyone happy.  It is rather difficult in 68 pages, but now we are at 76 for issue 7 I think that will help.  We have some great stuff coming from Warren Davis and SCORPIA :)  Oh, we are also bringing on Graeme Mason for some UK perspective. 

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #153 on: January 07, 2015, 00:24:54 AM »
Cool to see thee Grame is joining!  The watermark was still there on Issue 5 or, least, my issue 5.  If you're permanently removing it, that's great.  Thanks!

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2015, 20:34:15 PM »
How's things looking guys?


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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #155 on: June 12, 2015, 18:43:20 PM »
Has anyone checked out the new preview of RETRO?

http://issuu.com/readretro/docs/retro_issue__8_digital_preview/7?e=14967325/13443298

The look and content changed pretty drastically.

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #156 on: June 12, 2015, 19:08:35 PM »
Looks a lot better actually. :113:
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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #157 on: June 12, 2015, 19:30:27 PM »
Looks totally generic now compared to this one:
http://issuu.com/readretro/docs/retro_issue__7_digital_preview

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #158 on: June 12, 2015, 20:06:43 PM »
It does look more generic but I think I like it better.  At least, the classic/retro content (at least the reviews) seems to have a larger spotlight.

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #159 on: August 29, 2016, 00:16:05 AM »
Looks like this thing is out of money. They are putting out a Mike Kennedy interview only issue, which no one has any interest in reading.

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #160 on: August 29, 2016, 08:30:29 AM »
Shame if that's correct, i guess the retro bubble has burst (a little).
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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #161 on: August 29, 2016, 08:31:50 AM »
No surprise no one wants to fund a fraudulent person anymore to be blunt about it!
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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #162 on: August 29, 2016, 08:45:41 AM »
He certainly is feeling the effects of some silly decisions.
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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #163 on: August 29, 2016, 11:54:43 AM »
I know the Kickstarter was very important for this to get started and for the second year.  I wonder how many subscriptions it got outside of Kickstarter.  If it was mostly funded by Kickstarter money then I can see it running out of steam. 

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Re: RETRO: The Multi-Format, Throw-Back Video Game Magazine
« Reply #164 on: August 29, 2016, 14:59:40 PM »
Yeah, not surprising. I don't see anyone buying an interview issue!