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6 Month Subscription to Retro Gamer and free 8bitdo M30 joypad £25 @ My Favourite Magazines
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6 Month Subscription to Retro Gamer and free 8bitdo M30 joypad £25 @ My Favourite Magazines

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Posted 18th JulEdited by:"Drittz78"

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Not for everyone but a great deal for those that like retrogames and get a free 8bitdo M30 joypad (Bluetooth version and they are great) and 15% off as well. The joypad alone is £25 on Amazon and the Magazine is good IMHO.

The code is expired but I still think it's a great deal as the M30 joypad is really good so unexpired it.
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Brilliant mag, my one and only sub since PC Zone died. Makes me feel warm inside having a retro themed mag in hand, and get all my modern gaming news online
Used to love when PS magazine gave you free demo discs. Now your lucky to get a screensaver code
Seems like a good deal.

Still missing GamesTM.

Thinking about trying the official Playstation mag. But not being multi format kills it, plus, last time I read it...it came across more like an advert.
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Seems like a good deal.

Still missing GamesTM.

Thinking about trying the official Playstation mag. But not being multi format kills it, plus, last time I read it...it came across more like an advert.
Brilliant mag, my one and only sub since PC Zone died. Makes me feel warm inside having a retro themed mag in hand, and get all my modern gaming news online
Totally agree, excellent magazine. I’ve been a gamer for over 30 years and still finding out things I never knew from back in the day lol
Edited by: "ChrissyBoy" 18th Jul
Used to love when PS magazine gave you free demo discs. Now your lucky to get a screensaver code
How is the 15% off applied op it's coming up as a straight 25 notes for me?
No mention of the free joypad on the linked page or anywhere on the site. Offer over?
1970QPR19/07/2019 08:12

How is the 15% off applied op it's coming up as a straight 25 notes for me?


Go to buy it now and there's promotional code entry on that page
John_W_B19/07/2019 08:58

No mention of the free joypad on the linked page or anywhere on the site. …No mention of the free joypad on the linked page or anywhere on the site. Offer over?


Says it on the linked page, look harder.
carguybiz19/07/2019 09:44

Says it on the linked page, look harder.


Found it in the end, thanks.

I've gone for it (was looking for an excuse to buy a new controller anyway), but there's nothing more about it in the rest of the order processes. I've taken a screen shot and will raise hell (well, have a moan on Twitter) if I do not get it!
1970QPR19/07/2019 08:12

How is the 15% off applied op it's coming up as a straight 25 notes for me?



You need to use the code SAVE15
John_W_B19/07/2019 09:58

Found it in the end, thanks.I've gone for it (was looking for an excuse to …Found it in the end, thanks.I've gone for it (was looking for an excuse to buy a new controller anyway), but there's nothing more about it in the rest of the order processes. I've taken a screen shot and will raise hell (well, have a moan on Twitter) if I do not get it!



It's okay, it's mentioned again in the order confirmation email you get.
Took me like a year to get the controller when I did this and had to chase constantly for months
skankingpigeons19/07/2019 13:57

Took me like a year to get the controller when I did this and had to chase …Took me like a year to get the controller when I did this and had to chase constantly for months


I got an 8bitdo snes type controller last time and came before my first magazine.
As an owner of the M30 controller, I can tell you that it is an awesome 6 button retro controller with one of the best dpads in the business.

It works with switch, pc, android.
skankingpigeons19/07/2019 13:57

Took me like a year to get the controller when I did this and had to chase …Took me like a year to get the controller when I did this and had to chase constantly for months


I subscribed when they were giving away a free mini pac man arcade cabinet, and it came about 45 days after I took out the subscription. Weirdly it came to the billing address not the delivery address (which are different for me). Guess you were just a bit unlucky here
It's not Zapp64. Cold from me!
I have had this offer before with the free 8bitdo pad. Do you think if I registered again with a new email address, it will go through even though my same name/address as before ?
Edited by: "TwoJs" 19th Jul
All in, many thanks! I will eBay the 8bitdo pad
Thanks for posting @Drittz78 we have added this to the Highlights page
I have taken Retro Gamer from the first Live issue. They have never issued ABC figures but I have a funny feeling this might be one of Future's best selling mags...
meherenow19/07/2019 21:20

I have taken Retro Gamer from the first Live issue. They have never issued …I have taken Retro Gamer from the first Live issue. They have never issued ABC figures but I have a funny feeling this might be one of Future's best selling mags...


I did the same, didn't quite get what it meant to be honest! What does it mean and when will we get the first one?
DazLFC18/07/2019 22:46

Used to love when PS magazine gave you free demo discs. Now your lucky to …Used to love when PS magazine gave you free demo discs. Now your lucky to get a screensaver code


Ahhh the childhood memories!
hot hot hot thanks op!
Istanbul_Kop18/07/2019 21:00

Seems like a good deal.Still missing GamesTM.Thinking about trying the …Seems like a good deal.Still missing GamesTM.Thinking about trying the official Playstation mag. But not being multi format kills it, plus, last time I read it...it came across more like an advert.


GamesTM was always my go-to when bringing a magazine on holiday.
All other magazine come across as biased and I'm missing it dearly.

I ended up grabbing Edge, think it's a good substitute but I'll always miss GamesTM...

(I can see why it went under, I only ever bought it once or twice a year when going on holiday)
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Considering doing this just for the controller NGL. I'm sure I'd enjoy the magazine as well
Cheers OP great deal

Needed a decent controller for PC emulation and I’m sure I’ll enjoy the mag too
Decent enough but not long signed up for the recent 6 for £6
Best Controller for Original Megadrive and the Mega SG hands down. can also be used on 8bit computers/consoles. 0 lag noticed.
Jumped on this, cheers
OptimusBrides19/07/2019 22:05

GamesTM was always my go-to when bringing a magazine on holiday.All other …GamesTM was always my go-to when bringing a magazine on holiday.All other magazine come across as biased and I'm missing it dearly.I ended up grabbing Edge, think it's a good substitute but I'll always miss GamesTM...(I can see why it went under, I only ever bought it once or twice a year when going on holiday)


Tried Edge multiple times throughout the years.

Just can't take to it. Feels so far up its own arse it's unreal.

I think the people who write it are the kind of people who would just annoy the hell out of me in real life.

I would have even went back to the childhood favourite GameMaster, if that hadn't also shut down at the same time as GamesTM. Wish CVG was still about too.

I've done the 5 for £5 Playstation mags offer anyway, not expecting much. Haven't read it in years to be fair.
Edited by: "Istanbul_Kop" 19th Jul
I phoned them to cancel the direct debit straight after taking this out. They confirmed but still took money out 6 months later. Please make sure to cancel direct debit from your end once you receive your 1st issue and your free gift.
Istanbul_Kop19/07/2019 23:32

Tried Edge multiple times throughout the years.Just can't take to it. …Tried Edge multiple times throughout the years.Just can't take to it. Feels so far up its own arse it's unreal.I think the people who write it are the kind of people who would just annoy the hell out of me in real life.I would have even went back to the childhood favourite GameMaster, if that hadn't also shut down at the same time as GamesTM. Wish CVG was still about too. I've done the 5 for £5 Playstation mags offer anyway, not expecting much. Haven't read it in years to be fair.


I completely agree with you about Edge, typically on holiday buy the end of 2 weeks I've nearly read the entire thing, I hardly touched Edge because of the writing, not necessarily because of the topics...

But... It's hard to find a replacement that doesn't feel like a paid-for advertisement
Edited by: "OptimusBrides" 20th Jul
Will this controller work with the Mega Drive Mini?

And does it come with an adapter? Looks like it does from the screenshots...
Heat for this for the deal and hopefully raising awareness of the magazine and scene.
grilli19/07/2019 23:05

Decent enough but not long signed up for the recent 6 for £6


Got this message once I'd signed up:

Current Subscribers: If you have an existing subscription, please ignore the start issue stated above. Your new subscription will be added to the end of your current subscription term.
Just want to point out there are 2 versions of the m30 joypad. One is Bluetooth which you get with the subscription and the other which someone posted in this thread is the 2.4 wireless version which comes with a dongle and is intended to be used on the original megadrive which you don’t get. There is a separate dongle you can buy which can be used for the up coming megadrive mini. Hope that helps.
Istanbul_Kop18/07/2019 21:00

Seems like a good deal.Still missing GamesTM.Thinking about trying the …Seems like a good deal.Still missing GamesTM.Thinking about trying the official Playstation mag. But not being multi format kills it, plus, last time I read it...it came across more like an advert.


I feel your pain with this, I read GamesTM since about issue 4, back when I used to read about 4 magazines a month, but it was the only one I kept reading until it ended and the only magazine I've ever subscribed to.
Great magazine. The only magazine I read these days.
merkin5118/07/2019 21:32

Brilliant mag, my one and only sub since PC Zone died. Makes me feel warm …Brilliant mag, my one and only sub since PC Zone died. Makes me feel warm inside having a retro themed mag in hand, and get all my modern gaming news online


I miss PC Zone every day
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