I'm pleased to announced that Armchair Arcade is officially aligned with the upcoming Retro Gaming Magazine (RGM). Not only will RGM's staff be bringing you great editorial content each month, but so will the Armchair Arcade team--all in the style you've come to expect from us since our founding in 2003. On a personal note, a magazine is something those of us at Armchair Arcade had always wanted to pursue, but for various reasons, including industry volatility, it never quite got off the ground through traditional means. Of course, as many of you may remember, Armchair Arcade itself originally started as an online magazine, which ran for seven issues before we became a general purpose site, with on-demand articles, features, news items, blog posts, forums, videos, etc. That also allowed us time to better focus on other projects, including our popular books and even a documentary film, which should finally see release in 2014. In any case, this is an exciting new chapter in Armchair Arcade's continued evolution and we plan to fully support the RGM team in making the magazine - which is available in print and PDF versions - a success. Click here to see the worldwide purchasing options. You can check out RGM's official Facebook page, here, as well as Armchair Arcade's page, here.
I'm wondering if this is the new Retro magazine that recently got funded by Kickstarter? It's going to be published by some of he crew from Gamegavel i think?
It looks good but a bit expensive to ship to the UK.
This is a different magazine. This is not using Kickstarter funding to get it going. The main difference between the magazines is that Retro will be a mix of (mostly) retro and some new stuff, as well as a little bit of lifestyle things. Retro Gaming Magazine on the other hand will have a strict focus on Retro and new retro-related products. It's a subtle distinction, but it's there.