Just read my new Game Room magazine I received last night and thought I'd make a few comments and see what you guys that received it think.
I thought it was a great start. Nice glossy color pictures. Large text which is easy to read but I could read smaller text and still be happy. Good article on Stern's new KISS. Rob Craig did a nice article about Stern's pinball machines. The David Copperfield article was short but good (he only had so much content to work with because of David's schedule) - his penny arcade collection was interesting and neat! Virtual pinball story. Lot's of ads by The Pinball Company who I'm guessing is tied to Nic Parks - understandable since it's a nice tie in for him if that's the case. My impression is it's a good start with room for improvement. It seemed to be heavy on 90's - current pins + virtual. What's needed is an em pin article written for each issue.
What I'd like to see:
Ball Bowlers, pitch and bats, and a gun game article
Early arcade articles
Juke Box articles
*And, most importantly, I think we need someone from the em side of the house to contact Nic and see if we can contribute an article about em machines for each issue*
Here's a few of my suggestions for a contributing writer or writers. Because of Pinside's success, it has probably brought more of us together since Mr. Pinball and rgp. Help me out here because I've forgot some candidates:
I think the best format would be to accept volunteers and rotate articles among the group. Everyone could tell their story and include pics.
Opinions and more candidates I missed - I just listed a few off the top of my head?