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Post by mr.zzapback » Sun May 14, 2006 2:23 pm

80s: There can be only one: Zzap!64

90s: SuperPlay / Mean Machines
00s: Arcade / Edge
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Post by Sabreman » Sun May 14, 2006 3:12 pm

In one of them there strange coincidence things I recently won issue 1 of The One from ebay. A pure nostalgia buy. The writing/editorial team on the first issue was Gary Penn, Steve Jarratt, Graeme Kidd, Julian Rignall, Graham Taylor and Gary Whitta.

Funny thing is, 18 years later I still know the whole mag cover to cover. I must have read it an awful lot back in the day :D

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Post by Kai » Sun May 14, 2006 4:10 pm

1.) Amiga Joker
2.) Amiga Joker
3.) Amiga Joker
4.) PC Joker

The Amiga Joker was an outstanding, brilliant mag, far ahead of its time with very good reviews and articles and a gorgeous layout. This surpassed all - except for the new Retro Gamer :wink:
Unfortunately there wasn't an UK version of the mag...

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Post by necronom » Mon May 15, 2006 6:07 am

I forgot to mention one: CU Amiga.

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Post by kaiserpc » Mon May 15, 2006 6:17 am

in order

zzap64
c+vg
ST Format
CU
Arcade
The One
c64 > spectrum 48k

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Mon May 15, 2006 6:26 am

It seems that everyone seems to remember reading computer mags in the 80's (c64, amiga, amstrad, spectrum etc) but were there any mags dedicated to nintendo and sega ?

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Post by RB » Mon May 15, 2006 7:30 am

I always had a soft spot for the multi-format magazines, Personal Computer Games and Big K - both of which were sadly shortlived.

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Post by LeeT » Mon May 15, 2006 10:49 am

preownedgames.co.uk wrote:It seems that everyone seems to remember reading computer mags in the 80's (c64, amiga, amstrad, spectrum etc) but were there any mags dedicated to nintendo and sega ?
N/SNES Force and Sega Force to name two.

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Post by merman » Mon May 15, 2006 10:56 am

LeeT wrote:
preownedgames.co.uk wrote:It seems that everyone seems to remember reading computer mags in the 80's (c64, amiga, amstrad, spectrum etc) but were there any mags dedicated to nintendo and sega ?
N/SNES Force and Sega Force to name two.
Which didn't come out until the 1990's...
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Post by Lindopski » Mon May 15, 2006 10:58 am

Zzap 64 was my favourite in the 80s
Amiga Power ruled in the early 90's
Mid ninties I liked Ultimate future games and Amiga Format after Power died
and Now Retro gamer and PC Gamer, the console mags are rubbish
Retro when it wasnt cool

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Post by Swainy » Mon May 15, 2006 11:15 am

I don't think any of todays mags are as good as the likes of Crash, Your Sinclair & Amiga Power ect. It's probably down to rose tinted glasses on my part but I feel that most mags today really do lack a sense of humour & charm.

Apart from Retro Gamer of course :)

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon May 15, 2006 11:24 am

Swainy wrote:I don't think any of todays mags are as good as the likes of Crash, Your Sinclair & Amiga Power ect. It's probably down to rose tinted glasses on my part but I feel that most mags today really do lack a sense of humour & charm.

Apart from Retro Gamer of course :)
You were so close to getting banned then :lol:
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Post by stigodump » Mon May 15, 2006 11:47 am

Amstrad Action
Computer & Video Games
Mean Machines

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Post by K-J N. » Mon May 15, 2006 11:56 am

Commodore Format Good mix of games and light technie sections.

Zzap!64 A classic, at least untill that awful redesign in issue 82.

Datormagazin Is there anyone who had a C64 or Amiga and lived in Sweden that didn't read it at some point? The first few years the mag was done in a tabloid format which ment that if you didnt take good care of your magazines they didnt last long. As a result they are a bit hard to find these days.
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Btw did anyone ever see that cdtv tv-commercial with Svullo mentioned in the issue to the right.
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Post by psj3809 » Mon May 15, 2006 11:57 am

Crash
Your Sinclair
C&VG

Used to get Crash from its early days, the Xmas specials, damn that brings a tear to my eye, back then in the mid 80's the Xmas specials were legendary. Your Sinclair was also very very good and very funny, Sinclair user was too 'square' and boring but i would sometimes but that in the heyday.

C & VG catered for most of the machines which was interesting reading. Reading through all of these old mags on dvd is brilliant

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