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Digital game magazines 12 issues for $12 from Future Publishing


#1 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5765 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 06:47 PM

Most game magazines in America besides Game Informer are gone now, but they continue to be published in the UK by Future Publishing. The company is currently running a January promotion where you can get digital subscriptions to many of their titles for $12, which include Edge, Retro Gamer, PlayStation Magazine, and PC Gamer.

Retro Gamer is easily the cream of the crop because it often reveals new insight on classic games and they interview developers years after games have released. The current issue features SNK's Neo Geo prominently as its cover story.

The print subscriptions for these magazines are all over $60 since they have to be imported. My only complaint about the digital subscription is that you have to download the magazines and can't just view them online. If you download them as traditional scans, the files can be quite large. There's also a tablet-friendly version that is a lighter download.

https://www.magazine...egories/gaming/

#2 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2862 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 07:48 PM

Thanks, I got a digital sub for Retro Gamer. If I like their stuff I'll probably end up subbing to the print edition.



#3 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10310 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2021 - 08:30 PM

Agreed on Retrogamer. I got it a while back, but stopped reading it.



#4 mightymek   Welcome to the Gutter CAGiversary!   5369 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2021 - 04:59 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I didn’t buy any gaming magazines, but I did grab a digital year of Metal Hammer 🤘🏻🤘🏻

#5 JaytheGamefan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4396 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 05:56 AM

Getting a sub for Retro Gamer - thanks!



#6 pukadon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   45 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2021 - 01:31 PM

Thanks- also got Retro Gamer. I’ve bought it in print before and it’s a beautiful magazine- more like art or photography magazine level of print than Game Informer or other mass print magazines, but usually like $12 an issue. It will still be great to have digitally though, assuming it’s not too tedious to download. It’s one of those magazines that is always fun to read old issues because it obviously isn’t really in sync with contemporary events anyway. My only question is whether I can order the 1 year digital several times and stack it, since the 2 year digital still lists as $64. Might try it.

#7 Zimmy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   962 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2021 - 02:33 PM

Before I jump in, how do I access on my iPad?  Is there a specific app or do I have to download the scans and read them?



#8 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2862 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 07 January 2021 - 03:21 PM

Before I jump in, how do I access on my iPad?  Is there a specific app or do I have to download the scans and read them?

There's a Retro Gamer app. You have to jump through some hoops to activate it, the process is kinda wonky. Tip: Leave the "subscriber number" blank, because none of the numbers given to you are your subscriber number, somehow. That was the part I had the biggest problem with.

 

edit: also mine came with like a year of backissues too, which was nice. Had a great time reading through the issue with the Monkey Island cover feature.



#9 Zimmy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   962 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2021 - 07:03 PM

Thanks!

Just got setup with Retro on my iPad.



#10 BaeStuped   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21364 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2021 - 07:32 PM

Tempted to sub to PCGamer because that's where I get most of my gaming news, but not really seeing what I am missing out on now versus just checking the site.  Anyone subbed?  Any info on whether the magazine has information worth paying for?



#11 billyrox   Old Man CAGiversary!   3339 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2021 - 02:20 AM

Can I keep the pdfs forever or does the app deactivate after a year. Also, they are saying online there is a cheap way to purchase all the back issues... anyone do that before?

#12 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10911 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2021 - 05:37 PM

Thanks op!

#13 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1323 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 12:08 AM

Thanks OP. Ended up buying a year of PC Gamer physical at a bit of a discount. Saved even more with Honey add-on. Excited to have my first physical gaming mags in forever!



#14 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1625 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 05:35 PM

So, is this still going on? I'd definitely like to grab a few of these.

#15 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10310 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2021 - 05:43 PM

So, is this still going on? I'd definitely like to grab a few of these.

Yes, it's a January sale.



#16 SargeSmash   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   98 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:36 AM

Appreciate the heads up. I snagged a year of Retro Gamer. I really like their compilation issues when I catch them in the bookstore.

 

Out of curiosity, is there any way to get this in a PDF format or something? If I can work with it outside an app, that'd be great. If not, no biggie.



#17 Josh1billion   Josh x1,000,000,000 CAGiversary!   2229 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 03:06 AM

In for Retro Gamer. Thanks OP.