I saw the MagPi magazine in the local WHSmiths but at £5.99 I decided not to buy it. However, I was sent a copy to review and found it an enjoyable and informative read.
MagPi has the latest news and reviews but the majority of the magazine about projects people have done with the Pi and tutorials that go into detail of what you could do yourself. There is a good mixture of coding and hardware projects.
The MagPi magazine has been running for over 3 years now created by independent volunteers who are enthusiastic about the Raspberry Pi. The magazine is available as a free download and has previously trialled print runs back at edition 6. Recently they teamed up with the Raspberry Pi Foundation and that has allowed them to relaunch and produce print editions for purchase in shops or more cheaply via subscription. You can also get a digitial subscription via your preferred app store.
Issue 36 has some fantastic showcase projects and a big feature about retro gaming. The tutorials include an beginners guide, Minecraft, Scratch, physics simulation and Neopixels. There's code examples to type in which reminded me of the computer magazines of my youth but these are also available to download. The magazine is good quality and full of useful information. You don't need to know much about computers or electronics to benifit from the magazine and I'm sure even the experts will gain something from reading it. I know I've learnt a few things already.
Apart from the walk up single issue price the only bad point I noticed was that some of the screenshots of the command lines were a bit difficult to read.
Since getting a Pi with a Road Test the other year I've done nothing with it. Reading MagPi has inspired me to try to get it to drive a big LCD that I found whilst sorting out some boxes, which I am sure will set me some challenges.