It really is. Never heard about this one before sadly.
I remember there being a Dutch magazine back in the SNES/MD days that did the same thing. Can't quite remember which one though. Think it was something along the lines of Super Play or something like that. Not sure if it might have been Power Unlimited.
I know N64 Magazine has a French version as well as I actually have a couple of issues of it. Most if not all of the content was simply translated and put back into place. Sometimes picking articles from different issues to put into one French edition.
I was going to say that this doesn't seem to be the case with Consoles+, but then I came across some obvious examples:
Original from Mean Machines 9:
Translated one from Consoles+ issue 1:
Still. I have to say that the majority of their content all does seem to be original.
And with some terrific exclusive content to boot! Huge amount of PC-Engine stuff it seems.
Which make a lot of sense since Mean Machines was originally meant to cover Nintendo, Sega, NeoGeo and PC-Engine, but since it was becoming clear that the PC-Engine was not getting an official UK release, it was scrapped and replaced by the GX4000 which was soon dropped as well to concentrate on Nintendo and Sega.
Really wish my French was better as I love reading PC-engine and Neo Geo stuff since it's so hard to come by in magazines.
I can read it for the most part but not effortlessly to say the least.