Video Game Collector Issue #10 is at the printer and will be shipping in 1-2 weeks! We know the readers have been waiting patiently so you'll be pleased to know this is the biggest issue in VGC history! We have many major announcements that will follow in an official press release in the near future, but to keep everyone in the loop, here are some issue #10 highlights:
*New editors bring in a wide span of expertise to each page of the 80-page giant-sized issue: Bill "The Game Doctor" Kunkel serves as guest editor for the issue, Aaron Auzins comes aboard as assistant editor and last, but certainly not least, Joe Santulli joins us as price guide editor!
*This issue's photo checklist is a whopper! Issue #10 recognizes the Atari 2600's 30th anniversary and collectors will find enclosed multiple pages featuring box art for every single U.S. retail release!
*Speaking of the Atari 2600, prototypes run wild in Issue #10, with multiple pages detailing "VCS carts that could have been."
*Our quarterly editorial also continues with Greg Wilcox discussing some of Japan's most infamous "kusage" - literally the best "crap" money can buy! Kristina Potts also returns to bring us up to speed on the library of anime series based off of gaming's most popular fighting franchises. With Indiana Jones whipping the box office recently, Aaron Auzins has chronicled Indy's escapades in video game form, pointing Indy gaming fans toward the series' most collectible goods.
*Exclusive interviews are abound in VGC Issue #10! We've pulled in interviews with the extremely talented video game soundtrack composer Tommy Tallarico and legendary game designer David Perry and are featuring an interview with current internet celebrity The Angry Video Game Nerd all in one convenient place!
*More classic game reviews than ever before! While a lot of video games are worth money, are they worth your time? This issue covers a huge span of consoles and handhelds to provide an honest opinion and photos of some of gaming's most collectible titles.
*A completely updated price guide and checklist featuring updated pricing on classic systems and every single retail release up to our editorial deadline for current systems. More people have worked on the listings than ever before to bring you a guide as accurate as we can possibly make it!
*Celebrate Atari's 30th anniversary in style: In our exclusive contest, one lucky reader will win a private dinner with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell at his new restaurant in Los Angeles, hotel and airfare included!
Of course, there is even more content to take in with Video Game Collector Issue #10, so stay tuned for more announcements on the latest issue! The issue will ship in limited quantities toward the end of the month and will make special debuts at the Wizard World event in Chicago (June 26-29, www.wizardworld.com), as well as at the Digital Press Store in Clifton, N.J., on Saturday, June 28 during the Triple Threat Starcade featuring The Angry Video Game Nerd (I'm sure he'd sign your copy of VGC!), PBC Products and Digital Press (2-10 p.m. EST, Digital Press, 387 Piaget Ave., Clifton, N.J., 07011 - check out the event forum thread at www.digitpress.com for details).
As stated earlier, aside from our subscribers and orders, the magazine will only be available in limited quantities and we're anticipating the issue will sell out fast. You can visit www.vgcollector.com to subscribe and renew subscriptions and, of course, once shipped, you will be able to purchase the issue directly from the site or a number of online and brick-and-mortar retail locations.
We are currently auditing the subscriber list so everyone can rest easy knowing their copies will indeed be on their way. As always you can contact the magazine at its new (and much more dependable) e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and you can contact me directly at email@example.com or right here on the Digit Press forums. Thank you for your support through 10 issues! We have much more coming on the horizon and everyone can expect Video Game Collector Issue #11 to be released on schedule in August - more details as they become available.