I can't tell that much of a difference, but then again I'm not a regular reader. As long as the content remains good and it continues to look sleek, yet colourful, I don't mind.
ledreppe wrote:I was underwhelmed when I first saw the new look. It's basically been frigged around the edges and not changed enough. There's still too much news that's out of date by the time it goes to print (seen it on independednt websites weeks before). The Wii U features are next to useless, it even repeated the information about what's in the Wii U box from the last issue! Then there's the faq's about the Wii U, talking about how to connect a Wii U to a t.v, I mean seriously who needs this pointless info? The games guide at the back will just be repeated or rehashed every month, I don't read these guides, I don't need them and it's a waste of magazine page space. There's just too much that I already know that makes it's way into the magazine, and the rest is useless to me. A proper redesign is needed.
If you read gaming news sites, then what else do you expect?! Magazines as a format clearly aren't for you. They cater to people who don't keep up with gaming news and who want something edited for them, so they have something concise to read (yes, you can search a website rather easily, but it is still a chore). They are also for people who like something very well thought out and organised, yet not generic (like many online articles look).
I agree with stuff like 'how to connect a WiiU to a T.V.' being a bit of a waste of space, but there are younger people who read this magazine for whom it may be useful.
Anyway, the new format has more community stuff.
At the end of the day, take it or leave it.