The premiere issue of Retro Gaming Magazine is now available in both print and PDF versions. The print version is particularly nice since it uses high quality 80# stock throughout, which is even thicker than what's found on the typical magazine covers you'll find at your favorite newsstand. The theme of the first issue is cross platform gaming, focusing on the rivalry between the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Nintendo Super NES/Famicom. Of course, there is plenty of other content in the issue, including a review from me for the new Commodore 64 game, Soulless. Armchair Arcade is proud to be a small, but ongoing part of this promising new publication, and we hope you enjoy it.
From the RGM Website:
"Retro Gaming Magazine is available for $7.49 plus applicable shipping to you. Pick your purchase option, then click Buy Now to be taken to a secure Paypal payment screen (we never have access to your payment information).
The PDF version of RGM will be free to download. We feel this is the best way to say thank you to the fans that have supported us and to also allow the maximum number of fans access to the content we make available. Thank you.
- See more at: http://retrogamingmagazine.com/buy-rgm/#sthash.SEtBXH3w.dpuf"
Special note: If you buy the print version, you'll note that the front and back covers are linked to form one continuous image. This allows for more expansive cover art.
Here's what the premiere issue of RGM looks like in its print version with the front and back cover laid flat:
I wonder if it is available in any other countries in the EU, the only option I get is UK
Are you seeing the Magcloud version? You could ask Carl about it, but I don't think print sales should be restricted in any way unless Magcloud for some reason does.
This is what the Magcloud site says:
What countries can I ship my order to?
MagCloud ships orders of all sizes worldwide, although shipping carriers and delivery times vary by country. Visit our Pricing page to use our pricing calculator and see the shipping options for your country.
For FedEx shipments outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, the recipient is responsible for any customs fees and import duties levied by the destination country, which could cause delays beyond the original delivery estimate.
I moved the pre-order option over to Magcloud just for this reason. I started with pre-orders on the site and asked for suggestions for additional countries to ship to but it was too confusing. Going straight with Magcloud streamlines the process and people can pick their shipping option.
If you've already downloaded the PDF, there is now a corrected (edited) version that will be used for the final print version available: http://retrogamingmagazine.com/buy-rgm/ . Also, there are new subscription and ordering options.