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Monkey Island on the cover of Retro Gamer

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There's a story about this on the Telltale Buzz today but I was a bit concerned that many of you would have missed it. Retro Gamer magazine has just released issue 70 and it's a Monkey Island special. LeChuck is on the cover as you can see and the inside features an 8-page history of the series and brand new interviews with Ron Gilbert, Steve Purcell and Dave Grossman.

UK readers will find the mag in just about any newsagents, while overseas readers can buy a copy from here. And I highly recommend that you do. I mean, how often do you see Monkey Island on a magazine cover these days?

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  • @Irishmile said: I hope so... although it probably means they are releasing even more games on steam

    Either way... I'm excited. The more exposure for adventure games (past or present) the better.

  • Interesting side note: The Retro Gamer guys told me that when they went to get the okay from LucasArts to use the MI2-artwork, LucasArts was actually concerned about that, because - as the put it - "they haven't released Monkey Island 2 yet". Sounds like it's going to get a definite re-relase... question is: will it be an SE?

  • @GaryCXJk said: I love the fact that most companies supplying their products over the internet require you to have a credit card, something that does not come for free in a pack of cereal in some countries.

    You can also use certain debit cards. Point taken though. I'll ask about adding a Paypal option next week.

  • I get the sinking suspicion that they are just going to re-release it on steam and not give it the special edition treatment...

  • @Kaladron said: Please don't. Retro Gamer is a niche magazine and survives on a meager income. If you're not willing to pay for the content then please don't steal it.

    If I lived in a country that sold Retro Gamer it would be a no-brainer, but I don't.

  • Yeah I am not about to spend god knows what to have a magazine shipped here just for one article ... in the end if I read it online they wouldn't have lost any money on my account because they were not going to get it from the start.... Its no different from reading magazines at the Library you know... Some people just want to read an article or two but not have the whole magazine..

  • People are so tight, either you want to read it enough to buy it, or you don't.
    Retro gamer is an excellent magazine and one that I can always read cover to cover, which is a rarity these days. Always an interesting, informative and nostalgic read, and one that I would consider good value for money.
    I have paid silly amounts of money to read back articles from science magazines/journals when I couldn't get hold of the article through university. If you want to read the article and don't have a card, I'm sure you could ask your parents, and pay them back....and Christmas is coming up

    Nic

  • Well, SOMEONE could go ahead and BUY it. And then scan the interviews. ;)

  • Yeah, i support the scanning.
    Unless some good samaritan wants to send a mag down here? I ll pay back.....I promise...

  • @MrsBBC said: People are so tight, either you want to read it enough to buy it, or you don't.
    Retro gamer is an excellent magazine and one that I can always read cover to cover, which is a rarity these days. Always an interesting, informative and nostalgic read, and one that I would consider good value for money.
    I have paid silly amounts of money to read back articles from science magazines/journals when I couldn't get hold of the article through university. If you want to read the article and don't have a card, I'm sure you could ask your parents, and pay them back....and Christmas is coming up

    Nic

    I could give a flip about the rest of the magazine.... and If they had a subscription to it at the library my wife works at I would read it there for free... So I say if someone scanned it that's cool its not like you are scanning the whole dang magazine... I'm sure you will not burn in hell like some thieving sinner.... If not I will go on somehow with the knowledge I never read that one article in a magazine from a different country....

    And being a 29 year old father of three myself... I'm not sure how asking my parents to buy me the magazine would play out :p

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