True they are very stylish and I certainly don't feel embarassed leaving them around for people to stumble across .
I think you use of the world 'journalism' is correct - it is journalism and not some half-baked press release which alot of the console mags aimed at kids seem to be.
However those errors are annoying. I seem to remember theat Game TM made similar ones especially regarding price.
I just hope that Edge keep these Specials "special". Anyone remember the Amiga Format specials which came out ? They started of as very interesting one offs but then started to get really desperate - I seem to remember that they were quite expensive too.
However it is obviously fufilled many people's wishes - a national professional magazine about retro gaming :-)