The iPad has been a real trendsetter when it comes down to magazine publishing in the digital age. And, for the first time I have begun to dabble in these experiences. The mag that caught my attention is the Atomix Magazine App.
It’s the first video game magazine for the iPad. It’s a mixture of video and text articles, reviews and opinions. The guys behind the magazine have worked on great prodctions like The 1up Show and Co-op. Creatively, I feel it’s done really well. The UI is really easy to use and there wasn’t much of a learning curve. Swipe left to right to go to each page. Up and down to read the articles. You flip the ipad to the landscape orientation to see large pics of the subject you are reading.
Right now, each monthly issue will set you back 99¢. They will figure out a subscription model soon, but the price is perfect. You just can’t say no for that price and for the content you get, it’s a steal.
The download for the issue I bought (#2) was a whopping 680 mb. Which is big, I know, but you get the convenience of having the videos embedded so that you can play the video articles locally without being at a wifi hotspot or 3G enabled.
So if you like video games and have an iPad, this is the app for you. If you like video games and don’t have an ipad, buy one.