Digital Magazines for iPad - Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) is back!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Swampthing, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Swampthing macrumors 6502a

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    The first issues are available and I presume they will look great on an iPad at http://www.egmnow.com

    Right now it looks like they are using Flash, but here's a link to the article that says they will be making iPad versions of their digital mags: http://www.egmmediagroup.com/blog/page/270

    Editor Steve Harris:

    "Now that Apple has finally unveiled the iPad, a piece of hardware that blew away pretty much everyone at launch, even more people will be sampling these new kinds of publications. And that's a great thing. As I mentioned in a Facebook post many weeks ago, we are now developing an iPad solution and hope to introduce it very soon. Before we show off what we've been working on, however, we want to make sure that the experience it delivers takes full advantage of the special things that only digital can do.

    Some publishers have done very nice jobs of repurposing their existing content into an iPad format, but I think many are missing an opportunity to change the way magazines communicate with readers at a more fundamental level. In my opinion, there are things about print that just don't translate well to digital (and vice-versa). It's part of the growing process that any new technology undergoes, I imagine, but the features we're creating for EGMi adhere to this approach (even more than what you've seen in the Lost issue).

    It's this experience that we're working hard to convey in our iPad edition. Stay tuned for more information -- we're hoping to reveal the first iteration of EGMi on the iPad very soon."
     
  2. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my, I used to read EGM every single month back in the early 90's, very nice news.
     
  3. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the info. I really like EGM. I'll have to watch for the iPad version :)

    Looking forward to "very soon"
     
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  5. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    Nice! I knew that were coming out with a digital version, but I assumed it would just be a Zinia download. A specialized app taking advantage of the iPad's form factor would be even better! Let's hope it doesn't take them too long!
     
  6. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome. I will be keeping an eye on this. Thanks fir the heads up!
     
  7. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet! I just browsed through the website and the interface for viewing the magazine digitally is very nice. On my 27" iMac, I went into full-screen mode and was very pleasantly surprised at how quickly it loaded, how crisp everything looked, and how nice the interface is.

    I'm definitely subscribing, but I'm wondering how that'll work when the iPad version comes out? I assume you would just sign in with your subscription and then have access on your iPad, right? They wouldn't make you pay more for the iPad version, would they?
     
  8. Soulcrux macrumors 6502

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    I very much doubt it. Mr Harris seems to be one of the few who are currently on the whole "elecontric magazine" train that isn't drastically overcharging for the e-issues.

    Right now the subscription is 24.99 for 12 full issues and 56 (weekly) EGM issues.

    I imagine the EGMs will not be as robust as the full isuess, but this way it seems they can get content out more timely. And seeing this in comparison to TIME charging 5.00 per weekly issue? Bargain.

    Hope the big magazines do it like this soon.
     
  9. Swampthing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry, the EGM issues on the website are not Adobe Flash, but some ScreenPaper format.
     

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