I'm satisfied with the number of issues per year, and we have to consider 
how difficult it is to have enough material to publish.  One idea about 
having audio game reviews, walk throughs, and the like that comes to my mind 
is this:  A magazine subscriber who has the software and know-how could 
record him- or herself actually playing a game, describing what he or she is 
doing as the game progresses.  This recording could be saved to a site from 
which magazine subscribers could find the link to download it.  The link 
would be published in the magazine.  Maybe one game recording per issue?  I 
don't know if this is feasible, I'm just typing as I think.
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In God we trust!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] audyssey game magazine proposal


Well, I agree that more regular magazine releases if at all possible would
be a good thing, ----- provided Ron (as current editer), would be happy with
a collective effort.

However, going from there to "maybe the magazine is no longer needed" seems
rather unreasonable.

Firstly, there are obviously a lot of people who are subscribed to the
magazine only list, ---- and therefore the announcements and news are stil
valuable, ---- besides, I personally often find the audeasy news a good
overview.

Even more than that though, the magazine is the only place to publish
semi-academic articals on audio games (I'm writing one for the next issue
myself).

it is not possible to publish numbers of articals from various people in a
blog, nor does a blog have either the same authority when presented in
future accessible game discussion, ---- especially with future developers,
independent companies, or other sources who may need the articals to refer
to (such as gamespot).

As for having the magazine in an audio form, --- well if  a human reader
would be willing to reccord the thing in audio, ---- that would be a good
thing, but if your just talking about an mp3 version read by a synth I'm
afraid I don't particularly see the bennifit sinse everyone here has synths
to read the text anyway.

If on the human reader subject you were imagining converting the magazine to
some sort of podcast format, where people submitted audio reviews and
articals, ---- well, that's a good idea as far as it goes, however given
recording difficulties, ---- not to mention the need for text articals to
refer to, ---- and considderations for people on dile up connections, I'm
not sure how workable that would be.

Of course, more audio reviews would be a good thing indeed, ---- so if I'm
wrong about this please let me know.

Beware the grue!

Dark.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "shaun everiss" <shau...@xtra.co.nz>
To: <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 8:26 PM
Subject: [Audyssey] audyssey game magazine proposal


> Hi.
> I think the audyssey magazine takes to long to publish.
> its not regular enough.
> I therefore think  that instead of one editor doing this thing every 3
> times a year or whenever he can that several should do it.
> actually I could put it all together or whatever and others could write
> articles, etc.
> I have the time.
> Not sure how it would all work I just know its taking ages or seems like
> it to get another issue.
> When mike feir was round it came out 4 times a year and was rather
> regular.
> if it could be so again then it would be good.
> I've never done a magazine I just know there is time.
> Could also do an audio version for those that care.
> obviously there would have to be text for those on dialup.
> Right now I am not proposing a change immediately but its an idea.
> I  feel that as a community we should make decisions like this rather than
> complaining about this.
> On the usagames list muhammed said the mag was to long and I thought well
> its not regular so there is so much to put in.
> On that note I wander with all the blogs, and stuff if we even need a mag
> since everything thats in the mag is known by everyone thats on the net,
> most of it is old news.
> Some newer articles, etc.
> I propose that we could have some extra things to go with for say software
> release dates, etc.
> Say for full versions or maybe other things, events, etc to happen exactly
> on the day the magazine ispublished so we can get interest in it again.
> I remember in the old days i started reading the mag on my 386 laptop.
> I had at that point little net, dialup, etc.
> It really got me realising that there was more  to life than just me.
> I know there have been times that I have gone a bit over the top on here
> however I am trying to post a reasonable post this time.
> ANyway lets vote on this or something.
> shaun
>
>
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