Magazines as we know them have reached their transition point. They’re slowly but surely making the switch to digital, but it isn’t playing out as smoothly as it could. In their current state, magazines shouldn’t just have their pages ported to digital pictures. Thanks to the Internet, writing something even a couple days before releasing it is outdated. That’s where PXL, the Android (and iPad) gaming magazine comes in.
PXL is a new type of gaming magazine that’s in the works right now, backed by a cast of all-star writers from PSM, Nintendo Power, Next Generation, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Joystiq and more. PXL will still utilize the per-issue pricing structure, but dynamic content is what sets it apart from the competition.
Issues will be updated with news and reviews as the week goes on, ensuring that readers are never out of the loop. So if some big story breaks, or a game review is finally eligible for publishing, the most current issue of PXL will be updated. Other apps and websites have adopted a magazine-esque design, but this is one of the first magazines that will adopt a website-esque content model.
As of right now, the first issue of PXL is slated for release in February of 2012 for just $0.99. The second issue won’t cost much more than that, but in order to get to that point, they need some help. PXL is on Kickstarter right now looking for $3,500 to get the magazine off the ground. They’ve already reached $500, and there’s still a month before the drive is over.
If PXL sounds like something you’d be interested in reading on your Android tablet, then head on over to Kickstarter and see what you can do.