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Your favoutire gaming mags of yesteryear.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:06 pm
by preownedgames.co.uk
This has probably been done before but before my time.

There are too many to do a poll but i'd love to know what mags people used to read. My favourites were Amiga Format, Zero (anyone remember that?) and before that I used to get a c64 mag when I was younger which I htink was called Commodore 64 User.

Currently I get the official nintendo mag and retro gamer every month and occasionally get an xbox 360 mag.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:07 pm
by SirClive
Crash
Amiga Format
Retro Gamer

All the others were just passing time until the next issue of those.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:13 pm
by The Hardest of All Freds
Super Play. The best mag ever.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:16 pm
by Captain Commodore
Super Gamer for my SNES needs up to April 1995 when the crew all left,
Oldschool Game Master (still got the official big binding folder you had to send away for),
and Games World up to around April 1995 when the show ended.

Apparantly Future Publishing had major problems around Easter 1995 (according to Dave Perry) and that's why around that exact time, so many of the mags had new staff, dropped in volume massively and began being printer on lower quality stock (as well as magazines previously bound with spines became stapled).

Such a shame that it happened to Super Gamer and Games World, two of my absolute favorites.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 3:17 pm
by JonnyP
Mean Machines Sega! Sweeeet!

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 3:28 pm
by Szczepaniak
GameFan from the USA, without a doubt. Lots, and lots, and lots of Japanese games covered. Something sorely lacking in modern mags.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 4:33 pm
by necronom
My favourite mag of all time is Zzap!64. I also liked The One, Amiga Action and Amiga Format.

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 4:41 pm
by preownedgames.co.uk
necronom wrote:The One
That rings a bell, but I can't remember why.

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 4:45 pm
by necronom
preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
necronom wrote:The One
That rings a bell, but I can't remember why.
Fantastic Amiga mag. Andy Nuttall who was mentioned on page 7 of issue 20 (no mention of The One though) was the editor for a while.

[edit] See here: http://www.amigau.com/aig/oneamiga4.html

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 4:45 pm
by michaelf
preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
necronom wrote:The One
That rings a bell, but I can't remember why.
IMO The One was useless. Not quite as useless as Amiga Action, though The One certainly had its' moments.

My favourite, departed, mags were:

1. Your Sinclair
2. Amiga Format
3. ACE (before it was bought by EMAP)
4. Amiga Power

now I just read Retro*Gamer, MacFormat and occasionally iCreate.[/list]

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 4:50 pm
by Sabreman
Crash in the Speccy days.

ACE for the 16-bit stuff.

Mean Machines for the console stuff (before it split up - I never bought it after that).

Zero for being just plain fantastic and funny as hell.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 5:04 pm
by Kickboxingshrimp
The first and fav mag i eva got into was Amstrad Action...oh the joy of playing "The untouchables" demo...happy days...

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 5:09 pm
by preownedgames.co.uk
Sabreman wrote:
Zero for being just plain fantastic and funny as hell.
I remember entering their "highest joystick in the world" competition when we were at school, we built a parachute for a quickshot and chucked it out of a tree.

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 5:59 pm
by LeeT
preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
necronom wrote:The One
That rings a bell, but I can't remember why.
I believe (from memory) that Gary Penn launched this mag after leaving TGM.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 6:03 pm
by paranoid marvin
Speccy-Crash! for reviews,YS for laughs

C64-ZZap! all the way

Amiga-Amiga Power for reviews,Zero for laughs

since then,Arcade and GamesTM

used to like PC gamer,now like PC Zone

also C&VG was good mid-eighties