Issue 107 was ok, not as good as issue 106 IMO; I think 107 was targeted mainly at the upper-spectrum of the enthusiast market too much focus on SSD's . However my personal criticisms are due to :
- less focus on the How-to section; tech support is ok but - but the internet is better for that. The best How-To's, are the ones you guys do yourself . E.g. Make your own lan box .
Here are however, some of my thoughts on why I have allured to Atomic over reading magazines such as PCPP, PC user, APC and the internet in general :
-The fact the magazine is insightful and doesn't over-emphasise the Art side of things --as in the case of PCPP
-The consistency of the layout, the images, editing, sections and what not --Other magazines mentioned can be consistent though their use of colour often blur's this
-The In-depth review's offered in a vast array of technology -- Some magazines only offer a partial section for tech reviews; whilst they clog up the rest of their content with ad's and "recommendations" (which brings me to the next point)
-The lack of Immense advertising -- Whilst it is understandable for some magazines to generate revenue off other adverts - they often over use this ability (namely pcpp)
-The fact the magazine is authenticated with "How-To" sections and "Educational tips" (which are extremely beneficial trust me) that coincide with the contemporary. E.g. in 107 you guys had an educational feature on the "HSC to UNI" (and "you cant always get what you want").
* recommendation on possible "how-to"(s)? : Maybe "how to setup your own LAN?" (were trying to get this thing mainstream arent we ? )
Atomic is out the first Wed of each month right ? So issue 108 is scheduled for the 2nd O'Dec?
Any special mention i.e. photos of the atomic L4D2 lan lol ?
Those are my thoughts. In issue 108, are you guys able to review any of the following :
-Razer Lachesis (i think this is the one i used at your LAN, not sure)
- Razer sphex
- any mATX case in a suitable budget ( I.e. For lanning on a budget)
...Oh yea, I should be studying instead of writing this !!! I have my last exam tomorrow !
-Your friendly Bogan-zombie-killer (Tehoriginal)