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Is this a terrible idea?
Yes, terrible 52%  52%  [ 12 ]
No, I would subscribe 26%  26%  [ 6 ]
No but I'd only want it if it's cheap 22%  22%  [ 5 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:46 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:29 am 
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I think a good approach would be a online blog covering the yearly competition and a place to keep track of new and old homebrew releases, possibly not limited to NES only.
Maybe even childhood stories or experiences with particular games / systems.
I don't think a printed magazine would have a good audience or even be enough to cover it's costs.
PDF printed issues as a hobby would be nice too.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:50 am 
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I was born way after the NES was discontinued so...
Also, blogs already exist. Personally I like the idea of a magazine.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:32 am 
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Also it would be PDF but if anyone lives in the UK I could send a copy.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:52 am 
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It's hard to say. 30 years ago everything was in print and as a kid it was the only way to get information. I remember waiting every month for Nintendo power, sharing EGM magazine at school and other popular one like, what was the name, gamepro I think? It's was the only way to get information about the latest games and we were all over it.

Fast forward today, those magazine don't exist anymore or are dying since now everything is available online and the need is not there. Even though in Japan Famitsu is still popular and is released weekly, I rarely buy one because the information is rarely worth it.

So if you do such a magazine, you have to keep in mind that you want to do it because you have a personal interest in making such a thing (that what hobbies are for, isn't it ;) ). Maybe you will have a following, maybe not. It will depends on how much dedicated you are and how creative you will be.

The best thing is to just make a simple one, a few pages, keep it digital at first. If it becomes popular then you can think about printing it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:57 am 
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Does anyone have any suggestions for improvements though?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:58 am 
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orlaisadog wrote:
Should it be a white theme (this logo) or black theme (this logo)?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:07 am 
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I think for now the most important thing is not how thing look but what content you want to talk about.

For example, the president of BitFreaks, the guy that started pokemon, started is thing by making hand writent strategy guide for arcade game and look were he is today.

My point is, you are worring too much about the look than the actual content. If we did worried about that we woudn't still playing and making nes game today aren't we? :lol:

Just try, improvise, let your mind free. Don't worry about being perfect. Just try and you will learn from it. You are young so this is the perfect time to experiment.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:15 am 
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Maybe you could try something similar to what the guys at Warp zone did.
In the beginning they did editions with few pages talking about retro stuff, then started to find old people who had relationship with the gaming industry here in Brazil and did some interviews telling their stories.
The group had grown and now they do books and special edition magazines.
Just be sure to make good use of social networks, so you can get an idea of how much support you'll be getting from fans.
AFAIK, these guys are doing it for fun and nostalgia, and seem to be reaching their goals.
I think you can also contact them, maybe asking for advice or some other random questions.
I did in the past and they were pretty nice ;-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:09 am 
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But I just want to have a nice front cover to show people, and if I start writing something I want to know what layout and design to use. Besides, I'll probably get volunteers from the forum to write it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:11 am 
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Fisher wrote:
Maybe you could try something similar to what the guys at Warp zone did.
In the beginning they did editions with few pages talking about retro stuff, then started to find old people who had relationship with the gaming industry here in Brazil and did some interviews telling their stories.
The group had grown and now they do books and special edition magazines.
Just be sure to make good use of social networks, so you can get an idea of how much support you'll be getting from fans.
AFAIK, these guys are doing it for fun and nostalgia, and seem to be reaching their goals.
I think you can also contact them, maybe asking for advice or some other random questions.
I did in the past and they were pretty nice ;-)


I'm not that serious about it. I'm only expecting a few readers.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:29 am 
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Any ideas for articles?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:01 pm 
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What are your favourite homebrew games? I could include some?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:31 pm 
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You could talk about NESmaker, which is due to be available in a few weeks.

Maybe ask Joe a few questions, interview style.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:51 pm 
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What about an article about Super Bat Puncher? I believe that was the first big scale nes homebrew.

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