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TriVerse (OP)

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Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« on: September 01, 2013, 12:12:32 am »
Okay, due to popular demand, we will be launching Retro Gaming Magazine in 2014. Yes, this is two full years after the original scheduled launch that was scuttled after we added more staff than probably was required to launch the first shuttle. We have streamlined the team considerably, taken a new approach to marketing (learned that hard lesson with GoB Mag) and are working a new angle (think tabloids but for games).

We will be launching the new site soon, which will be in line with what we already offer on our other sites as far as style and design.

Some info on the mag as it stands now:

60 to 80 pages gloss pages like Gamefan on 80# paper
No reviews
No news
Features and editorials
Print and digital versions
Subscriptions from day one will be available (save by subscribing)

If you are interested in helping us craft the magazine we currently have a couple of things we are looking for community input on:

First, the cover. We are running a contest to create the cover. We are looking for clear, high resolution, photos of games in a pile. The games in question would be from SNES, Genesis and TG-16/PC-Engine.

The chosen picture will earn the person that submitted it a free copy of the first issue in print and digital. This prize is valued at about $21 total.

Second, we are needing votes on that cover feature. The article is being referred to as "Cross Platform Gaming" at the moment. It will focus on games that were available for SNES and Genesis. We need votes on which version of each game was the better of the two.

We will also be doing a feature on the TG-16/PC-Engine in a title specific "must own" piece. Votes are being collected for this too.

We ask that each person submitting votes to please keep them to about 5 games per system. This is because we may use your top 5 list in the mag. If we do, you will receive a free copy of the digital. This prize is valued at about $1 to $3 (we haven't set the price yet).

Don't know what games were shared between the Genesis and SNES? No problem, the list is below:

3 Ninjas Kick Back
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Addams Family, the
Adventures of Batman and Robin
Adventures of Mighty Max, the
Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends, the
Aero the Acrobat
Aero the Acrobat 2
Aerobiz
Aerobiz: Supersonic
Aladdin
Alien 3
American Gladiators
Andre Agassi Tennis
Animiacs
Art of Fighting
B.O.B.
Ballz 3D
Barkley: Shut Up and Jam!
Bass Masters Classic
Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Battletoads/Double Dragon
Beavis and Butthead
Best of the Best Championship Karate
Bill Walsh College Football
Bonkers
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
Boxing: Legends of the Ring
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Brett Hull Hockey '95
Brutal: Paws of Fury
Bubsy II
Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs
Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball
Captain America and the Avengers
Castlevania IV/Bloodlines
Champions World Class Soccer
Championship Pool
Chavez II
Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest
Chuck Rock
Clayfighter
Cliffhanger
Clue
College Football USA '97: The Road to New Orleans
College Slam
Cool Spot
Cutthroat Island
David Crane's Amazing Tennis
Death and Return of Superman, the
Demolition Man
Desert Strike: Return to the Strike
Doom Troopers: The Mutant Chronicles
Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim 2
ESPN Baseball Tonight
ESPN National Hockey Night
ESPN Speedworld
ESPN Sunday Night NFL
Family Feud
Fatal Fury
Fatal Fury 2
FIFA International Soccer
FIFA Soccer '96
Flashback: The Quest for Identity
Flintstones, the
Foreman For Real Boxing
Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball
Frogger
Fun 'n Games
Gemfire
Genghis Khan 2: Clan of the Gray Wolf
George Foreman's KO Boxing
Ghouls 'n Ghosts/Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Gods
Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey and Minnie, the
Great Waldo Search, the
Hardball III
Head-On Soccer
Hit the Ice
Home Alone
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Hook
Incredible Crash Dummies, the
Incredible Hulk, the
Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings
Jammit
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy! Deluxe Edition
Jeopardy! Sports Edition
Joe & Mac
John Madden Football
John Madden Football '93
Judge Dredd
Jungle Book, the
Jurassic Park
Justice League Task Force
Kawasaki Superbike Challenge
King of Monsters
King of Monsters 2
Last Action Hero
Lawnmower Man, the
Lemmings
Lemmings 2: The Tribes
Lethal Enforcers
Liberty or Death
Lion King, the
Lost Vikings (SG +5 levels)
Madden NFL '94
Madden NFL '95
Madden NFL '96
Madden NFL '97
Madden NFL '98
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Math Blasters Episode 1
Maximum Carnage
Mickey Mania: Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (Sega CD +level)
Mickey's Ultimate Challenge
Micro Machines
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie
Miracle Piano Teaching System, the
MLBPA Baseball
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat II
Ms. Pac-Man
NBA Hang Time
NBA Jam
NBA Jam Tournament Edition
NBA Live 95
NBA Live 96
NBA Live 97
NBA Live 98
NCAA Final Four Basketball
NCAA Football
Newman Haas IndyCar featuring Nigel Mansell
NFL Quarterback Club
NFL Quarterback Club 96
NHL 94
NHL 95
NHL 96
NHL 97
NHL 98
NHLPA Hockey 93
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing
No Escape
Nobunaga's Ambition
Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45
Out of this World
Pac-Attack
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
Pagemaster, the
Paperboy 2
PGA Tour III/PGA Tour 96 on SNES
PGA Tour Golf
Phantom 2040
Pink Goes to Hollywood
Pinocchio
Pirates of Dark Water
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Pit-Fighter
Populous
Primal Rage
Prince of Persia
Pro Quarterback
PTO: Pacific Theater of Operations
Puyo Puyo series (Kirbys Avalanche, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine)
Race Drivin'
Radical Rex
Raiden (Trad on SNES)
Rampart
Revolution X featuring Aerosmith
Rock 'N Roll Racing
Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III
Samurai Shodown
Saturday Night Slam Masters
Scooby-Doo Mystery
SeaQuest DSV
Shadowrun
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye
Shag-Fu
Side Pocket
Simpsons, the: Bart's Nightmare
Simpsons, the: Krusty's Super Funhouse
Simpsons, the: Virtual Bart
Soldiers of Fortune
Sparkster
Spider-Man (Fox Kids version)
Spider-Man/Venom: Maximum Carnage
Spider-Man/Venom: Separation Anxiety
Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Crossroads of Time
Stargate
Steel Talons
Street Fighter Series
Sunset Riders
Super Baseball 2020
Super Battleship
Super Battletank: War in the Gulf
Super High Impact
Super Off-Road
Super Smash TV
Syndicate
T2: The Arcade Game
Taz-Mania
Tecmo Super Baseball
Tecmo Super Bowl
Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Edition
Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition
Tecmo Super NBA Basketball
Terminator, the
Test Drive II: The Duel
Theme Park
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Tick, the
TMNT Tournament Fighters
TMNT Turtles in Time/Hyperstone Heist
TNN Bass Tournament of Champions
Thunder Force III/Thunder Spirits
Top Gear 2
Toy Story
Toys
Troy Aikman NFL Football
True Lies
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Uncharted Waters
Uncharted Waters: New Horizons
Urban Strike: The Sequel to Jungle Strike
Warlock
Warpspeed
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars
Wayne's World
WeaponLord
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Tale
Wheel of Fortune
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
Williams Arcade Greatest Hits
Wolfchild
Wolverine: Adamantium Rage
World Cup 94
World Heroes
WWF RAW
WWF Royal Rumble
WWF Super Wrestlemania
WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game
Y's III: Wanderer From Y's
Zero: The Kamikaze Squirrel
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension
Zoop

Dexidus

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Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 12:18:12 am »
I'd subscribe to that for sure!

Edit:
Try to get it into Zinio, it's where most of my mags are from :)

TriVerse (OP)

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 01:00:01 am »
I am working on getting the digital everywhere we possibly can so that we can reach the maximum number of readers.  We won't be charging $4.99 for the digital either and subscribers to the print will get the digital version free, unlike other magazines.  We also will be offering digital subscriptions for those that are not keen on waiting on, or paying for, print versions.

Here are a couple of pages that spurred on the cross platform idea for the first issue:




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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 02:29:22 pm »
Do you have a site or blog of project?

TriVerse (OP)

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 04:12:34 pm »
We are currently working on the site for the mag, right now it is pointing at an old mockup that was created for the announcement - www.retrogamingmag.com

TriVerse (OP)

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 03:40:36 am »


That is a mockup of one of the pages.  It is not final by any means, but let the comments fly.  I have heard some rough ones over this already, which is cool, just remember, this is not the final product (I know it is missing the text before anyone mentions it).

Dexidus

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 01:38:42 pm »
No offense, but that's kinda pretty ugly if i'm being honest.

Here's some competition (if it's not you, if it is - huge kudos because it looks like it's goin to be brilliant!):
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/socalmike/retro-the-multi-format-throw-back-video-game-magaz

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 09:08:10 pm »
That's not the only competition, there's also the well-established Retro Gamer Mag:
http://www.retrogamer.net/

I'm liking what I've seen on www.retrogamingmag.com so far, the article on the Genesis port of the GBA Silent Hill VN was particularly interesting. I'd certainly appreciate the chance to read more articles like these in print!
My machines:
GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

Currently playing: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2DS)

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 05:30:40 pm »
No offense, but that's kinda pretty ugly if i'm being honest.

Here's some competition (if it's not you, if it is - huge kudos because it looks like it's goin to be brilliant!):
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/socalmike/retro-the-multi-format-throw-back-video-game-magaz

Sorry to send this thread in this direction again, but this is the last day of their Kickstarter and I'm now a backer. I've been backing print material Kickstarters lately, I guess I just find them to be low risk projects.

The contributors to Retro magazine are a who's who of the retro gaming scene. But they had my pledge when I saw they've got Seanbaby.

As for retrogamingmag.com (ugh, this is getting confusing!) I agree the style is a little ugly for a professionally printed magazine. It looks looks waaaaay too old. Like a late 90's gaming magazine. The modern style is very hard to perfect. But on the other hand, it's a pretty good style for a webazine. So maybe on a website is where retrogamingmag should stay.
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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2013, 03:28:11 am »
The contributors to Retro magazine are a who's who of the retro gaming scene. But they had my pledge when I saw they've got Seanbaby.

They got my pledge when I saw they've got Andy Eddy. VG&CE was my first gaming mag.  8)
My machines:
GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

Currently playing: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2DS)

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 08:04:32 pm »

What!? Aladin was a much beter game one SNES than Genesis.... the Genesis one was just prettier... and Aladin had a sword, that was cool to.

Back on topic.
Sounds good, but agree that the layouts are... ugly. Old SMS box art ugly...

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013, 08:51:43 pm »
I think the 90s design is intentional because it jives with the retro spirit.

TriVerse (OP)

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 03:08:50 am »
Originally, I was going for a "90's" game mag style but as the fans have spoken, the mag is now going in a new direction with layouts and the like.  Something more in line with what other mags are offering, something slightly more mainstream.

We are working on bringing articles such as the Silent Hill on Genesis to the mag.

Our first issue will feature a comparison of Sega Genesis to SNES games that were on both systems (as the original post in this thread mentioned).  The games chosen and the version that wins is based on votes from fans. 

Here is another failed mock up that did not pass the internal voting amongst the staff (the right side was to be the SNES pics but development didn't get that far):



and we are working in this vein now:

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2013, 12:32:35 am »
Sorry, it looks like this thread is doomed to forever be compared to the other retro gaming magazine upstarts.

I backed the Retro Videogame Magazine Kickstarter and they just revealed their issue #1 cover. Looks awesome!! I can't wait!


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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 02:55:50 am »
Ditto :)

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2013, 03:43:10 pm »
The new look is pretty sweet Triverse, looking good.
Handhelds:
GPD Win, GPD XD 64gb, Pap KIII-Plus, RS-97, RS-90, New Bittboy, 3DS XL, DSi XL, GBA SP, GBBC Clone, Gameboy Pocket, PSP Go,
PC:
HP Envy M6, Acer 522, Dell Mini 9
Psion 5 & 5MX
Tons of other old laptops and tablets.....

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2013, 01:01:33 am »
Rob Duenas of Sketchcraft (and upcoming Gamecave Magazine) did that cover for Retro Magazine.  Rob is the former Art Director for Gamefan Magazine's rebooted attempt where I worked with him starting between issues 5 and 6.  He is a good guy and a rocking artist.  For more of his work you can catch his show-

http://www.sketchcraft.com

As far as Retro Gaming Magazine, we are going to launch in later January/early February.  Partly to give Retro Magazine their time in the limelight and to help ease  the pain on the wallets of the fans.  Launching in late January will have our magazines release in an alternating manner rather than both at the same time each month.

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2014, 02:09:21 am »
Getting Retro with the Bronze Fonz.
My machines:
GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

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TriVerse (OP)

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2014, 10:32:22 pm »
Here are a few more pages from our first issue:







We will also be giving away the digital version of Retro Gaming Magazine as this is the only way to say thanks to the community and make sure everyone that wants a copy can get it.

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Re: Retro Gaming Magazine Coming in 2014
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2014, 03:48:24 am »
The first issue is now available.  Pre-orders have closed and we have begun work on the second issue due in mid April.

http://retrogamingmagazine.com/buy-rgm/