Atomix Mag Issue #10 Is Now Available!


Just a few days before E3, we’re glad to announce that a new issue of Atomix Mag is ready for download. We’re committed to bringing you an interactive magazine where you are part of the experience. In this new issue, you’ll see a lot of video content featuring interviews with the some of the most talented people in the videogames industry as well as veterans like Dylan Cuthbert, who tells us a little bit about how he got into videogames and his recent projects. We also have an interview with Jenova Chen, someone whose determined vision views videogames as a new form of art and entertainment.

Of course, the iOS Section is very important, as we recommend some of the most attractive games you should check out. Go back to the past and relive one of the best action games of all time with the Max Payne remake. If you’re a big fan of the Mass Effect series, try Infiltrator, a spin-off with its own merits that can offer a surprisingly complete experience on mobile devices. Tim Rogers and Action Button Entertainment give us a lesson about how games should be played on your iPad or iPhone with ZiGGURAT

We revisit Konami survival horror franchise Silent Hill with an in-depth feature. See the evolution of the series along all the titles and learn how it shaped the survival horror genre itself. Also, we have a very personal interview with Fez creator Phil Fish, who opens up about how the game changed completely over the course of its life. Is he ready to create another game? Find out inside the mag. Finally, Indie Game: The Movie is a huge success in America. See the reactions of Lisanne and James in our interview and what they think about the great reception of the movie everywhere. 

As we head to E3, we’ll have a lot of content from this special event in the upcoming issue, but until then, what are you waiting for? Go and download the newest issue immediately. If you’re new to Atomix Mag, we want to give you a proper welcome, so please don’t forget to subscribe in order to get all the previous issues for free along with the latest one.

We want to thank everyone for all your support since we started this project. It’s very important for us to hear your opinion, as we want to know what would you would like to see in the future. Please follow us onTwitter and Facebook and give us your opinion. You can download the free app here.

Note: In order to download the new issue, we recommend you to have at least 1.5 GB of free space in your iPad for a better experience. 

AtomixMag one year anniversary

April 7th marks the date the first issue of Atomix Mag was published. It’s been a long year of changes not just in terms of our business model, but also in terms of interactivity and code development. We’ve worked really hard to maintain a high level of quality in our content. We promised you articles that you can read even after a year they were published, and now we can finally say that our vision stayed true to our initial promise.

We also want to thank you all for your incredible support through all these months. It would have been impossible for us to keep going if it wasn’t for your awesome feedback and comments. That’s why we want to dedicate this first anniversary to the engine that keeps our magazine running: the readers.

The first year of any publication is always a hard challenge to overcome. Fortunately, thanks to your encouragement, we’re now making our next issue one year later. We would love to keep publishing Atomix Mag for many more years, and with your support, we’re sure that is going to be a reality.

We also want to announce that our next issue will be out May 14th. We’ve been working really hard to prepare articles that will blow your mind, so stay tuned for further announcements.

Thank you all for a great year.

Atomix Mag Issue #9 is Now Available!

Times flies, as Issue #9 of Atomix Mag is now ready to download. We’re super excited, because we’re one month away from our one year anniversary. It’s been a fantastic experience for all the people involved in this passionate independent project made for every videogame enthusiast. We also want to thank everyone for reading our mag. Our last update, which added subscriptions and NewsStand support, has been very well-received. This only encourages us to keep working hard to make a better product with all the content you would like to see in every new issue.


In Issue #9, you’ll find all kinds of interesting content. Since we’re witnessing the launch of a new portable system from Sony with the PlayStation Vita, we have a special in-depth feature with everything you need to know about the console and its most popular launch games. We also have content for classic game lovers, with a Sonic franchise special feature and an interview with the head Director of Sonic Team. We’re also saying goodbye to the Wii this year and welcoming the Wii U, so we’ve prepared a two-part feature about some of the Wii’s best titles.  And, as usual, we recommend to you some of the best games for iOS devices and give you our opinions on Mario Kart 7, Max Payne 3, Minecraft, Jurassic Park, and many more games.


What are you waiting for? Just go and download it immediately. If you’re new to Atomix Mag, we want to give you a proper welcome, and please don’t forget to subscribe in order to get all the previous issues for free along with the latest one.


The team’s commitment to providing a fantastic interactive videogame magazine experience is the same as it was from day one. Stay tuned for the next issue, as we’re working on great coverage from GDC, including many video interviews.  Until then, we hope you enjoy the latest issue.


We want to thank everyone for all your support since we started this project. It’s very important for us to hear your opinion, as we want to know what would you would like to see in the future. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook and give us your opinion. You can download the free app here.


New Atomix Mag update 2.0.3 available now

As you know, you can download every issue of Atomix Mag at no cost. We’ve been working hard this week to address some problems regarding the Atomix Mag app. Please update the app now to its latest version (2.0.3) to ensure a proper experience.

Update 2.0.3

  • We fixed a bug that could produce a blank screen for some users when trying to open an issue.
  • Now it’s possible to see some videos in landscape mode in full screen.
  • Stability improvements for the app have been added.
  • Minor bug fix

We want to thank you all for the amazing new welcoming of the magazine. We will strive to continue innovating and providing you all the best user experiences we can.

New AtomixMag update 2.0.1 available now

We’ve noticed that many of you are having problems with the latest issue of AtomixMag while you were trying to subscribe or open the new issue. We are glad to announce that we’ve identified this problem and that the solution is available now via an update.

These are the problems fixed:

  • We solved the bug that could make the app crash after touching the download button after subscribing.
  • We solved the bug that makes the app ask subscribers to complete the whole subscription process again when they already did it.
  • We fixed the problem that could make the app crash after a new issue was installed. 

It’s important to tell you that, if you are migrating from app version 1.0.7 into version 2.0, it will be necessary to download the issues that you want to read again. (They’re now all free.)

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and apologize for any inconvenience. Please don’t forget to update you app to the latest version (2.0.1) and enjoy Atomix Mag.

New issue of Atomix Mag available now, along with the new version of the app (2.0)

After several months of work, we are glad to announce that the latest issue of Atomix Mag is available now for free. As part of our new strategy, we have decided to publish the magazine completely for free from now on.  

We believe this is a great opportunity to get a massive, global audience all around the world. We truly believe in the magazine as an original product that we need to share with everyone who loves videogames and owns an iPad.

We’re confident that this is the best decision to ensure the magazine’s success. 2012 will be an important year for Atomix Mag, and we hope you can stay and continue with us in this amazing adventure that started last April. 

But wait, there’s more! We also have an important announcement about the new version of the app (v2.0). 

Subscription Support

It’s here and better than you expected: free subscriptions. Each issue will be available for free, but you will have the option to subscribe for free as well so you don’t have to worry about new issues being released. This is the option we recommend to all our users. The more subscribers we have, the better things are for the future of our publication. Please subscribe! 

Newsstand Support

Atomix Mag is now fully compatible with Newsstand on your iPad. From now on, you will no longer see the app icon in the iPad. Each cover will appear automatically inside Newsstand and will be replaced with the latest cover every time a new issue is available. If you are subscribed, every new issue will download automatically in the background or you’ll be notified about the new issue available if your Atomix Mag app is not running.

System updates

• The magazine loads faster.

• New download system design; once you are downloading the issue, the download will continue even if you restart the app or the iPad.

• New “installing issue” notification has been added. 


More stability and general improvements

• We continue to make the app more stable. We also added new graphical effects when you run or close an issue of the magazine.

• We fixed the problems related to the download and installation process as well as minor bug fixes. 

 

Now let’s talk about the new issue

We’re really proud to announce our most content-rich issue not only in terms of articles and video, but also in the form of interactivity and sound design. In the last months of 2011, we saw the release of many AAA games, like Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Uncharted 3

But Atomix Mag is more than a mainstream video game magazine, as we are aware of the influence of classic games as well as other forms of gaming like iOS titles.

That’s why in this issue, you’ll find a wide spectrum of content. Here’s the exclusive content for Issue #8 of Atomix Mag:

  

• New Super Mario Bros. 3D — Has Nintendo finally developed the missing link between 2D and 3D Mario?

• Buried Treasure — We take a look at one of the most beloved Japanese developers.

• Vox Populi — Lexaloffle Games’ Voxatron re-imagines the legendary Voxel for the modern era. 

• Kill Ten Rats — MMOs have enough potential to fulfill even our wildest childhood fantasies. We get back to the genre’s origins to explain its fundamental flaws.

• Plastic Toys — Is Skylanders the ultimate toy or just an evil plan to take all of our money?

• Jobs — A small tribute to the man that made Atomix Mag possible in its current form.

• iOS — A look at three great experiences for your iPad. We talk about how iOS has become a strong platform to welcome games like Aquaria, Katamari Amore, and Scribblenauts Remix.

• Hollowed: A Dark Souls Narrative Part II — The second part of the well-received story about one of the hardest (and most rewarding) experiences of 2011.

• Lost — Is Uncharted 3 the same must-play experience as its predecessors? We take a deep look to find out its flaws and achievements.

• Cover feature: Skyrim — We analyze one of the RPGs that define this generation. Explore Skyrim thanks to our interactive video map.

• The Six of Seabass — Can Pro Evolution Soccer regain its lost fan base? We asked the man in charge this and other important questions.

• Fujibayashi’s Zelda — Our editors wrote about some of the most interesting and unknown Zeldas to date.

• Take your bombs off — Why Zelda games are like your microwave.

• Legend — A Zelda you can fall in love with.

• Call of Jury: Internal Warfare — We analyze the struggle Infinity Ward endured to develop Modern Warfare 3.

• The Brink of Time — Chrono Trigger: one of the most beloved RPGs ever. We take a different approach to express how important is to us.

 Take a sneak peak of it here:

Before you download the new issue, it’s important to first update the app to the latest version (2.0).

In order to get the best experience out of all those benefits, we recommend you to follow these easy steps:

1) Update the Atomix Mag app to the latest version (2.0). You can do this from iTunes or directly on your iPad.

2) Make sure you have at least 1GB free in your device. This is necessary for the magazine to install correctly.

3) Make sure your Internet connection is working properly before starting the download, and remember: Your iPad needs to be connected to the Internet during the whole process.

4) If you’re having any problems, please try to uninstall the Atomix Mag app and then reinstall it again. Don’t worry, you will never be charged for the issues you’ve already bought.

5) For better performance, we recommend closing all other apps while the installation of the magazine is running.

6) We strongly recommend you download one issue at a time.

Now we invite you to download Issue #8 of Atomix Mag. We hope you enjoy experiencing it as much as we did creating it.


You can download the Atomix Mag App from this link:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/atomix-mag/id429125775?mt=8

Find us! 

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On Twitter:http://twitter.com/atomixmag 

Thank you all!

Atomix Mag Issue #7 is now available!

Let’s talk about Issue #7. Even though we know that seven issues aren’t very many, we are very excited to continue working and improving the app every month while also offering you the best content possible, with a mix of opinions and special features about the video games industry and gaming in general – things we love as much as you do.

 

In this issue, you’ll find all kind of content, including a couple of interviews with two opposite characters in the industry. We sat and talked with eccentric game developer and producer Suda 51 from Grasshopper Manufacture, who tells us about the present and the future of their studio and his perspective about the video games industry in general. Also, we talked with Brian Proviciano, the mind behind Retro City Rampage, a GTA-like 8-bit game.

 

We also have a special feature about Sony’s beloved franchise Ratchet & Clank, as well as a deep analysis about the new model of gameplay known as “Role-Playing Shooter”. Is this the future of gaming? Find out here. We also talk about sports video games in general and how these titles are doing a great job teaching people the games they’re simulating. On the other side, if you are ready for an epic journey, take a look at the narrative about From Software’s Dark Souls.

 

If you are into superheroes, Batman is our cover feature, with a retrospective about the Dark Knight’s best and worst titles, and a deep analysis about the new game which claims to be the best superhero video game ever made. We also have an in-depth article about failure in video games. Make sure you know how many lives you have lost over the years in this fantastic article. And that’s not all, as we have much more content waiting for you in this issue.

 

Always remember that, in Atomix Mag, we try to be very different as we offer content that the consumer can scan and enjoy with every new issue, and we hope you are doing so. Let us know what you think so far since we started this project back in April. Thanks for staying with us, and enjoy Issue #7.

 

Before you download the new issue, it’s important to first update the app to the latest version (1.0.7). 

These are the most notable improvements:

- Now you can reproduce your videos inside Atomix Mag thanks to iOS 5 compatibility.

- The issue is more stable while you are flicking through articles.

- Improvements in stability to use Atomix Mag without an internet connection

- We fixed the download bar, so now you’ll know the progress percentage precisely.

- New visualization that indicates when the issue is getting installed on your iPad

- Airplay support, so now you can see all the magazine videos through the devices compatibles with this option

In order to get the best experience out of all those benefits, we recommend you to follow these easy steps:

1) Update the Atomix Mag app to the latest version (1.0.7). You can do this

from iTunes or directly on your iPad.

2) Make sure you have at least 1GB free in your device. This is necessary for

the magazine to install correctly.

3) Make sure your Internet connection is working properly before starting the

download, and remember: Your iPad needs to be connected to the Internet

during the whole process.

4) If you’re having any problems, please try to uninstall the Atomix Mag app

and then reinstall it again. Don’t worry, you will never be charged for the

issues you’ve already bought.

5) For better performance, we recommend closing all other apps while the

installation of the magazine is running.

6) We strongly recommend you download one issue at a time.

Now we invite you to download Issue #7 of Atomix Mag. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it.

You can download the Atomix Mag App from this link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/atomix-mag/id429125775?mt=8

Find us!

On the web: http://atomixmag.com

Tumblr Blog: http://blog.atomixmag.com/

On Facebook: http://facebook.com/atomixmag

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/atomixmag

Thank you all!

New Atomix Mag app version now available. Adds iOS 5 compatibility

Yes, now we have iOS 5 compatibility for Atomix Mag. It’s important to update your app to the latest version (1.0.7) in order to get the best experience. It took us just a little more that we expected, but finally the update is here and live. Just launch the App Store on your iPad or iTunes on your PC or Mac and check for updates on your apps, the Atomix Mag 1.0.7 update should appear right away.  

These are the most notable improvements:

- Now you can reproduce your videos inside Atomix Mag thanks to iOS 5 compatibility.

- The issue is more stable while you are flicking through articles.

- Improvements in stability to use Atomix Mag without an internet connection

- We fixed the download bar, so now you’ll know the progress percentage precisely.

- New visualization that indicates when the issue is getting installed on your iPad

- Airplay support, so now you can see all the magazine videos through the devices compatibles with this option

In future updates we will add Newsstand support, as it is the most requested feature. We hope to be able to announce more detailed plans in the near future.

Finally, we want to thank you all for your incredible support. We will continue to work hard in improving the magazine. If you have any comment, please send it to us at info@atomixmag.com

Atomix Mag Issue #6 is now available!

We’re six issues in and we’ve already released six very unique publications. These past few months have been a fantastic adventure for all of us, and the fact that we’re creating new, valuable, and authentic content is what drives us to keep making the mag better, waiting for all you to be pleased with the evolution of the magazine.

Since the beginning of this project, the video content has been one of the most important features this mag has offer, and in this sixth issue, you can see tangible evidence of this. Besides all the great text articles with opinions about different games, this month we have fantastic interviews with big industry personalities. From the indie scene, Phil Fish explains how Fez became a reality as well as one of the most anticipated upcoming games. We also have an interview with Gears of War Executive Producer Rod Fergusson as he tells us how he feels now that the trilogy has come to its end. The interview is accompanied by an epic text feature written by Tim Rogers and Urovoros. For the Halo fanatics, Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director of the series, explains the past, present, and future of a series that has left its mark on the videogame industry for the last decade.

The written content is a fundamental complement to these features. In this latest issue, you’ll find opinions and analysis articles about games like Resistance 3, Star Fox 64 3D, El Shaddai, and a remarkable flashback to Fumito Ueda’s fantastic creations with the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection. In Atomix Mag, zombies always have a place in the magazine, so we can’t wait to tell you about our experience with Dead Island and much more.

Take a sneak peak of it here:

Atomix Mag tries to be a different product, one that consumers will enjoy with every new issue available thanks to the variety of content. Thanks for staying with us, and enjoy issue #6.

In addition to all this stellar content, we also want to remind you that we will continue improving the app’s stability. As you may notice, the reading experience is much more dependable compared to the last issue. We hope you notice all the positive changes we have made for you.

Launch your Atomix Mag App now on your iPad and download the 5th issue.

In order to get the best experience out of all those benefits, we recommend you to follow these easy steps:

1) Update the Atomix Mag app to the latest version (1.0.6.1). You can do this

from iTunes or directly on your iPad.

2) Make sure you have at least 1GB free in your device. This is necessary for

the magazine to install correctly.

3) Make sure your Internet connection is working properly before starting the

download, and remember: Your iPad needs to be connected to the Internet

during the whole process.

4) If you’re having any problems, please try to uninstall the Atomix Mag app

and then reinstall it again. Don’t worry, you will never be charged for the

issues you’ve already bought.

5) For better performance, we recommend closing all other apps while the

installation of the magazine is running.

6) We strongly recommend you download one issue at a time.

Now we invite you to download Issue #5 of Atomix Mag. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it. 

You can download the latest version of the app from here::http://itunes.apple.com/app/atomix-mag/id429125775?mt=8

Find us!

On the web: http://atomixmag.com

Tumblr Blog: http://blog.atomixmag.com/

On Facebook: http://facebook.com/atomixmag

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/atomixmag

Thank you all!

Atomix Mag Issue #5 is out and live!
Atomix Mag is not a static magazine, but at the same time, we are concerned with not losing ourselves in that sea of information which flood our screens every day. This new issue is a step forward in both directions. You will notice that we have learned so much about how a digital iPad magazine should read in terms of interactivity and new forms of content to experiment with. You will also see in this new issue that a lot of contributing editors from around the world are part of it. Our original idea was to create a global magazine with high-quality standards for a global public, and that idea is stronger than ever.
 
This month, you’ll enjoy an exclusive video feature about Hideo Kojima, one of the most important and influential video game developers in the industry. We followed him on his trip from Mexico to Costa Rica and talked with him about his future with Kojima Productions, the new FOX Engine, his favorite movies, and more. We also have a feature about the video games industry in Australia as well as an interview with the studios behind Sound Shapes, one of the most anticipated games for the PS Vita. We also sat down and talked with Kudo Tsunoda, the man behind the development of Xbox 360 Kinect.
Take a sneak peak of it here:





Atomix Mag is a timeless magazine. We care about the present, past, and future of video games. The feature Video Games: The Basketball is all about how the industry should learn more from sports like football, soccer, and basketball. We also talk about Catherine (one of the most authentic titles of the year) as well as the Dynasty Warriors series and Duke Nukem Forever, two experiences that always produce polarizing opinions. This issue has many different points of view, including a look at Eric Chahi’s return to the games industry with From Dust and analysis of the brilliantly immense Final Fantasy Tactics and Super Meat Boy. We also celebrate the return of our favorite plumber with an article about Mario’s 2D games and much more.
 
In addition to all this stellar content, we also want to remind you that we will continue improving the app’s stability. As you may notice, the reading experience is much more dependable compared to the last issue. We hope you notice all the positive changes we have made for you.

Launch your Atomix Mag App now on your iPad and download the 5th issue.
In order to get the best experience out of all those benefits, we recommend you to follow these easy steps:
 
1) Update the Atomix Mag app to the latest version (1.0.6.1). You can do this
from iTunes or directly on your iPad.
2) Make sure you have at least 1GB free in your device. This is necessary for
the magazine to install correctly.
3) Make sure your Internet connection is working properly before starting the
download, and remember: Your iPad needs to be connected to the Internet
during the whole process.
4) If you’re having any problems, please try to uninstall the Atomix Mag app
and then reinstall it again. Don’t worry, you will never be charged for the
issues you’ve already bought.
5) For better performance, we recommend closing all other apps while the
installation of the magazine is running.
6) We strongly recommend you download one issue at a time.
Now we invite you to download Issue #5 of Atomix Mag. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it. 
You can download the latest version of the app from here::http://itunes.apple.com/app/atomix-mag/id429125775?mt=8
Find us!
On the web: http://atomixmag.com
Tumblr Blog: http://blog.atomixmag.com/
On Facebook: http://facebook.com/atomixmag
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/atomixmag
Thank you all!
 

Atomix Mag Issue #5 is out and live!

Atomix Mag is not a static magazine, but at the same time, we are concerned with not losing ourselves in that sea of information which flood our screens every day. This new issue is a step forward in both directions. You will notice that we have learned so much about how a digital iPad magazine should read in terms of interactivity and new forms of content to experiment with. You will also see in this new issue that a lot of contributing editors from around the world are part of it. Our original idea was to create a global magazine with high-quality standards for a global public, and that idea is stronger than ever.

 

This month, you’ll enjoy an exclusive video feature about Hideo Kojima, one of the most important and influential video game developers in the industry. We followed him on his trip from Mexico to Costa Rica and talked with him about his future with Kojima Productions, the new FOX Engine, his favorite movies, and more. We also have a feature about the video games industry in Australia as well as an interview with the studios behind Sound Shapes, one of the most anticipated games for the PS Vita. We also sat down and talked with Kudo Tsunoda, the man behind the development of Xbox 360 Kinect.

Take a sneak peak of it here:


Atomix Mag is a timeless magazine. We care about the present, past, and future of video games. The feature Video Games: The Basketball is all about how the industry should learn more from sports like football, soccer, and basketball. We also talk about Catherine (one of the most authentic titles of the year) as well as the Dynasty Warriors series and Duke Nukem Forever, two experiences that always produce polarizing opinions. This issue has many different points of view, including a look at Eric Chahi’s return to the games industry with From Dust and analysis of the brilliantly immense Final Fantasy Tactics and Super Meat Boy. We also celebrate the return of our favorite plumber with an article about Mario’s 2D games and much more.

 

In addition to all this stellar content, we also want to remind you that we will continue improving the app’s stability. As you may notice, the reading experience is much more dependable compared to the last issue. We hope you notice all the positive changes we have made for you.


Launch your Atomix Mag App now on your iPad and download the 5th issue.

In order to get the best experience out of all those benefits, we recommend you to follow these easy steps:

1) Update the Atomix Mag app to the latest version (1.0.6.1). You can do this

from iTunes or directly on your iPad.

2) Make sure you have at least 1GB free in your device. This is necessary for

the magazine to install correctly.

3) Make sure your Internet connection is working properly before starting the

download, and remember: Your iPad needs to be connected to the Internet

during the whole process.

4) If you’re having any problems, please try to uninstall the Atomix Mag app

and then reinstall it again. Don’t worry, you will never be charged for the

issues you’ve already bought.

5) For better performance, we recommend closing all other apps while the

installation of the magazine is running.

6) We strongly recommend you download one issue at a time.

Now we invite you to download Issue #5 of Atomix Mag. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it.

You can download the latest version of the app from here::http://itunes.apple.com/app/atomix-mag/id429125775?mt=8

Find us!

On the web: http://atomixmag.com

Tumblr Blog: http://blog.atomixmag.com/

On Facebook: http://facebook.com/atomixmag

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/atomixmag

Thank you all!