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New Retro Gaming Mag: Manci Games now available!


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'ello all,

 

Just thought I'd post this for those who may be interested:

 

Manci Games, a retro gaming magazine is now available!!! The website is located here:

 

http://www.mancigames.com/

 

It's available in single issues, or by subscription via online retailers or Manci Games itself.

 

Here's a review of the first issue:

 

http://www.hooligansofthenight.com/modules...order=0&thold=0

 

I've got the first issue, and it's pretty hip. I mean, if you're into the whole retrogaming thing, it's definitely your only real choice for a print magazine.

 

If anyone happens to pick up an issue, let me know what you think...

 

Bel

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"The First Retro VideoGame Magazine & Price Guide!"

 

Not even close to being the first. Gah. And price guides are a bad thing not to be supported... I'll let Digital Press get away with it because they rarely explicitly mention prices, just rarity guides, but generally, I'm not a fan of them - it encourages price gouging & hoarding & all the nasty collector scenes that other hobbies have.

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Well, the price guide in the magazine is pretty much just a version of the price guide from Digital Press, highlighting the most rare of games and such...it's not a full, every-game-every-system guide by any means. I thought it was pretty nice, I mean, what it mentions, are a lot of the prices I see stuff going for on ebay.

 

I do agree that it generally will allow for people to gouge and such, but they can only really charge as much as someone will pay. One price in there, Metal Slug for the Neo Geo, is quoted at over $999...which, sadly, is about what it really goes for. Now granted, you can't get $1000 for it unless someone is willing to pay it...but...

 

From what I read in the price guide, the Sega CD and 32X stuff was spot on from what I had seen on ebay...other stuff was about right, some being way off...but that's just the way the market goes I guess. :)

 

Bel

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Brian's concern about price guides is probably not that it reflects the going price, but sets it. Once people see a price of $1000 in print for a Metal Slug Neo Geo cart, they won't sell it for anything less, no matter what profit they were already making from their original purchase cost.

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Yeah, I understand...but the thing is, I don't think they are setting it, per se....but rather, just seeing what it usually goes for and basing it off that. I mean, just because a price guide will tell you that, say, Chrono Trigger goes for $70 loose doesn't mean that's what you're going to get for it, or what you'll be charged for it...it's just what they see it going for.

 

I do agree though, some people use priceguides to set their prices, but I just don't see enough people doing that where it actually sets the price, everywhere, of particular games(just based on my time with various pricing sheets, shopping experience, etc). :)

 

Bel

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