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News Games mags have a tough time of it

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Jan 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais New Member

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    is bit-tech the new borg? resistance is futile!
     
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  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Dennis feel like expanding? That's not a lot of money for a US mag.
     
  4. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    No surprise there, you can read the same stuff for free on the internet, you don't have any waste to dipose of afterwards, you get more detailed text (after all, room in a print magazine is limited), you get it earlier and on top of that, for free (well, you have to look at stupid ad's, but it's not like print magazines woudn't have them).

    Even Newspapers are struggling and those usually have a older and less computer using target audience.
     
  5. Moriarty

    Moriarty Evil Genius

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    This has seemed a little inevitable, especially in the technology sector.
     
  6. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    :( I <3 EGM.
     
  7. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    Who needs gaming mags when we have bit-tech?
     
  8. supaste

    supaste New Member

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    who needs bit-tech when we have cheesecake?
     
  9. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    saw this coming a long time ago surprise its taken this long for this to happen.
     
  10. NightrainSrt4

    NightrainSrt4 New Member

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    This doesn't surprise me at all. The last time I looked at a printed game magazine was at a doctor's office. It was lying on the table and I had nothing better to do with the time given to me by the inevitable wait.
     
  11. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I stopped reading gaming mags a long, long time ago, I bought the very occasional official PS2/Xbox mag for the demo disks bit since the dawn of downloadable demos and videos on the 360 and PS3 the last reason to get a gaming mag has gone IMO.
     
  12. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    What a wonder they're having trouble getting bids :D
     
  13. mbenoni7

    mbenoni7 New Member

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    It's Electronic Gaming Monthly, lol.
     
  14. twentynine

    twentynine Can never win...

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    My thoughts exactly. The only time I pick up a magazine is when I'm in a waiting room. Personally I think most magazines will be out of business in the future. The only kind of print you'll see is newspapers and books. Those are the only two things I can't stand to read on a computer screen.
     
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