RETRO Game Magazine

I love video game magazines. I also love retro games. Putting the two together and creating a retro gaming magazine might be the best thing, ever. Unfortunately it’s 2013 which means there aren’t a ton of video game magazines left, let alone ones focused on the retro gaming scene. In fact, as far as I know, there’s only one currently, Retro Gamer. It’s great but there two downsides to the magazine:

  • It’s really, really expensive (check out the subscription rate).
  • It’s British so it has a somewhat different retro focus then a U.S. magazine would.

Other than that it’s an excellent magazine, which is why I’m hoping the Kickstarter for RETRO hits it’s goal. The one year subscription is reasonably priced and it’s U.S. based. They’ve also got a great list of contributors to back the magazine, as well. Mike Kennedy, the man behind the Kickstarter, is also a part of the awesome Retro Gaming Roundup where I initially hard about the project. It’s a super long (like, 8 hours or so) monthly retro podcast.

I’m not sure why they chose a trailer filled with literally zero content except pre-rendered mockups and dubstep.

I Think the Site is No Longer Hacked

After a traditionally long absence I’ve decided to randomly start posting on Awesome Radical Gaming again. Because, why not? I was inspired by Will Smith, long story. I think I also fixed the very much hacked RSS feed. I don’t understand how it is that WordPress always gets hacked. The plugins? I don’t know, or care, but it’s a major pain in the ass every single time. Going forward I’m going to use Github for revisioning and backup the site regularly so this kind of thing won’t happen again (or if it does, I can easily restore it).

Other then that I really have nothing exciting to say, except that you should check out this video for Chroma Squad, a manager game with japanese-style super heroes. From the people that brought us Knights of Pen and Paper.

You should also know that I’ve become much more obsessed with board games lately, mostly due to Kickstarter. And that I’ve been collecting SNES Rom hack carts, or Japanese ROMs that were patched with English translations, then put onto a cart. It’s the shady underworld of SNES collecting.