Here is a forum you don’t hear about everyday. RetroMags is a forum that offers direct download links to old issues of PC and console gaming magazines (By ‘old’ we mean issues before the year 2000). You can download a wide range of mags such as Atari Age, Blip, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Game Informer, Official Playstation Magazine and so on. RetroMags even indexes issues of magazines that are currently discontinued. Note that this is not a private torrent tracker - it’s a forum with RapidShare, Megaupload and other one click hosting download links to a select number of indexed magazines.
Some of you might wonder why anyone would want to download ‘old’ issues of gaming magazines. Well I for one find it fascinating to revisit the past – how about a return to those good old days with Atari consoles? It’s not just Atari really, magazines from just about any PC/Console era are available. Most of the releases I have come across were scanned issues in .CBR format (How to open CBR files).
As you might have imagined, RetroMags is a pretty small community -It only has around 3400 registered members. However, there is no shortage of content here – hundreds of magazine downloads are indexed. As said above most download links point to RapidShare hosted files. I have not found broken links or any infected files during my time on this site.
Above is an screenshot showing part of RetroMag’s downloads section - If you can’t find this section in the forums even after logging in, try linking on the ‘Downloads’ link on the top toolbar.
Retromags is a private community – you need to login in order to enjoy full benefits of the site. Public registrations however are currently open. If you are interested, a free account can be created any time.
Site Name: RetroMags (http://www.retromags.com/)
Signup URL: http://www.retromags.com/forums/register.html