Great digital issue, but don't double pay.... So this digital issue for Play Magazines is FANTASTIC and gorgeous! If you don't have a print or digital subscription, this is a great way to read GI. (Unlike the "app" for digital subscriptions also, this works on my 7" Nexus). However, if you already subscribe to GI, then stick it out or you'll be paying for two subscriptions. I'll be canceling mine when its up and starting a subscription in the Play Store cause this is such an awesome way to read one of the best gaming magazines out there.
Grrr print is way better I'm a huge fan of game informer but since I was tricked into going digital at game stop I haven't seen an issue since august! After finally many frustrating attempts I manage to somehow magically get it to work here in February. Excited I read some of the mag and then eager to read some of the ones I missed realize you can't! It won't let me see back issues. Something I could always easily do with print. Grrr. I never should have switched.
Being Interactive Ruins It I love the content of the magazine, but it runs so slow and pages don't load correctly due to the interactive feature on my tablet. Other magazines work fine, but not this one. The pages that allow you to scroll down to read all of it don't function correctly, as they go blank immediately unless I drag the page halfway through the page turning transitions.
would be great if they cared *update* Now that you can finally download the October issue, I go in to find that there is only half an issue in there. It cuts off in the middle of the magazine! I am done wasting my time on this piece of garbage and demanding my money back. This has left such a bad taste in my mouth, I am never going to even look at a Game Informer magazine again.
Google what's your problem? I have a GI digital subscription and hate the GI app. So I head over here after finding out I can get my digital version on Google play. When I can finally login I select $0.00 but it asks for a payment method. I can use a credit card or redeem a gift card. I buy a $10 Google play card from GameStop and enter it in. I try to do the $0.00 purchase and it tells me I can't use the gift card as the payment. Wow, can't use a $10 gift card for a $0.00 purchase. Talk about mind blowing. Requesting Nook version.
Great when optimized I bought a subscription after listening to their podcast(so much better than the childish banter other gaming sources put out) and trying out their Infamous special issue. That edition made full use of my 10" Sony tablet and offered great content. However the next issue used 4:3 layout and the text is too small to read unless I zoom in. While the content is still great, the reason I get a magazine is to read it like one. Please optimize the issues you publish on Google Play to work well with Android tablets - it is disingenuous to switch between the different formats.