View Full Version : Games TM founder revives Retro Gamer Magazine!
Thanks to the Digital Press boards for the info.
Apparently, RGM is no more. Live Entertainment- the company that ran it- went into administration and closed down all their mags. RG was profitable, but now suffers the same fate as Gamefan: being owned by a company that went belly up.
Hi All, This may be the last post I am allowed to make but this is news you should all know. Live publishing went into administration on Mon 22 August. I don't know if this post will stay of if I will be banned from here but I felt it was my duty as forum Mod to bring you the news when I recieved it. It is truely a sad day and my sympathies go out to all the staff at Live. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.
08-24-2005, 08:54 PM
Sucks, but why would he be banned?!
08-24-2005, 09:21 PM
That's terrible news.
08-25-2005, 05:57 AM
Yeah, I don't get the"I might get banned for this" issue.
Imagine acquires Retro Gamer
Imagine Publising, the innovative new specialist magazine publisher
announces today the acquisition of Retro Gamer magazine
Retro Gamer was launched in December 2003 and is the only newsstand magazine in the UK totally dedicated to covering the classic gaming scene – from ZX81 to Sega MegaDrive, from classic coin-ops to Commodore Amiga.
Published monthly, Retro Gamer is famous for delivering authoritative and in-depth articles covering every facet of the classic computer gaming scene, including developer interviews, celebrations of great gaming moments, and detailed hardware profiles.
The magazine will be re-launched by veteran games journalist Simon Phillips, who was responsible for the award-winning multiformat games magazine, gamesTM, which featured its own popular retro section. Imagine’s Creative Director Mark Kendrick, ex-Crash and Zzap!64, will oversee Retro Gamer’s new look.
“The UK has a proud gaming heritage and its retro scene is now more buoyant than ever. Retro Gamer is extremely well regarded and I am pleased that we have been able to secure its future” said Damian Butt, Managing Director.
“Imagine Publishing’s plan is to grow through a combination of new launches and
acquisitions and Retro Gamer fits well into this strategy.”
Imagine will publish Retro Gamer from issue 19, with a completely new design, editorial direction and team, though many of the magazine’s long-standing writers will continue to contribute.
The first issue will go on sale on 8 December 2005.
Imagine Publishing was founded in 2005 by three former directors of Paragon Publishing. The Imagine team have launched over 60 magazines in the last ten years, including a number of leading videogames magazines.
Name: Retro Gamer
Pagination: 116 pages
Launch: 8 December 2005
Frequency: 13 issues pa
10-29-2005, 02:42 PM
Cool. GamesTM is (was?) a pretty good magazine.
10-30-2005, 12:03 PM
Why does the UK get the best magazine? To my knowledge we do not have a retro magazine in the U.S.
We don't, but you can get RG at any bookstore. It's expensive, but well worth the money.
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