Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Mire Mare » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:35 pm

Zzap64!

Later it would've been Mean Machines

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:42 pm

PC Zone from around 2000-ish.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Hiro » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:05 pm

ZZap!, totally.

No, not ZZap64... here we had the magazine ZZap! (partially translated from the english mag) that covered all the 8-bit computers 8)
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Richtendo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:06 pm

Super Play

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by NorthWay » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:35 pm

Old C&VG up to about '88. Edge deserves honorable mention.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Tabe » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:12 pm

Next Generation

And it's not even close for #2 (excluding Retro Gamer, of course).

Next Generation was the first magazine - in the US, at least - that was really, truly serious. The first one with - gasp - long articles, in-depth, technical information and so on. A total breath of fresh air and a magazine that is truly missed.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:31 pm

Top 10 in no particular order:
CVG ('92-'96)
Arcade
Sega Saturn Magazine
Total!
Mean Machines Sega
N64
GamesMaster
Official Dreamcast Mag
Official PlayStation Mag (only for the cover discs)
Super Play

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by eeztheman » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:47 pm

Total!, still remember getting issue 1 just before I got my game boy that Christmas.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:57 pm

-Sega Power from late 1994 to early 1996
-Game Zone (pre-split!)
-Sega Pro (not good reading in retrospect, but nicely designed and the A-Z of Sega Games they put out are amazing)
-CVG from 1996 to 1999-ish (the phases where they were doing the High Five scores, and it had Freeplay in the middle)
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by samhain81 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:00 pm

Mean Machines
N-Force
Sega Saturn Magazine
Official Dreamcast Magazine

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by fujiHunter » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:08 pm

'The One' (for 16-bit games) was my favourite gaming magazine by a long way back in the day (late 80s-early 90s). Simply brilliant. :D

Honourable mentions for:
ST Action
ST Format
Zero

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Joey » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:18 pm

Mean Machines in the 16bit days and Playstation Power in the PS1 days.
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by AmigaJay » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:24 pm

Mean Machines - first two years before the split and went downhill.
CVG 1988-1994 again before it went crap and lost its best writers.
The One Amiga - always had the best games news and coverdisks.
Games-X - long before the www began, a weekly games magazine was a godsend...shame it only lasted a year.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Shinobi » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:25 pm

8 bit Commodore User maybe still one of my favourite mag Vulture on here kindly gave me the Commodore 16 era mags for free

16 bit era Mean Machines, and Super Play

I still have boxes of Magazines namely the complete set of Game Zones, Zero(very funy mag) Total, loads of C+VG's did have a complete Zzap gave most a way to Vulture for free, Crash, Maximum(all 6), Sega Pro, Megatech, loads of C+VG's, Bad Influence, Sega Power, Sega Force (loved the first 5 issue's then went downhill), Commodore Format, Total, Mean Machines Sega and more
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Roo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:27 pm

There'll never be another magazine to match N64 Magazine. I've known this for over ten years. That said, NGamer (circa mid 2006-early 2008) and Nintendo Gamer were worthy successors.

Games TM was outstanding, at first. For me, the rot had begun to set in over five years ago.
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