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.