Many iPad owners are also serious gamers. That’s the audience that the folks at PXL (pronounced “pixel”) hope to reach with their new magazine. PXL bring news from multiple gaming platforms to Apple’s Newstand each month.
The app is free to download from the App Store and readers can pick up the brand new second issue, devoted to retro gaming, for just $0.99 and snag the inaugural issue for free.
Unlike its paper brethren, PXL isn’t static once it goes to press. The magazine plans to update content between issues, which means PXL can review games within days of a new release. PXL promises that video game fans will love its content and its UI. Readers can tap into PXL Live for updated news, as well as listen to the PXL podcast or post to the magazine’s forum from within the magazine’s digital pages.
PXL editor executive editor Randy Nelson, formerly of PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation Magazine, sums up his new digital mag, “PXL is the new tablet home for video game fans looking for solid editorial written and stylized in a fun spirit.Our content pops off the screen and is easy to navigate and we keep an irreverent perspective about gaming while placing the gaming community front and center.”
The newest issue of PXL offers up 80 ad-free pages of news, game and gear reviews and interviews with Tim Shafer, Jeff Minter, and Walter Day.
Readers can purchase an annual subscription (12 issues) in-app for $9.99. PXL is also available for Android tablets.
PXL wants to take gaming seriously, yet inject its content with a dose of humor and a dash of wit. In his editor’s letter in the inaugural issue, Nelson says he created PXL to “make reading about games fun again.” Is he right? Let us know if you’ve checked out PXL. Do you want to read about video games on your iPad or just play them?