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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Garry » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:22 pm

some good shout outs there, must have bought at least one copy of most every mag that came out, anyone remember gamesworld mag?
but for me, it was zzapp/commodore force, then it stopped
mean machines sega, then that stopped
Arcade, then ...hmm that disappeared
official dreamcast mag then, and that aint on the shelves no longer?
crikey! i have every retrogamer, but that aint gonna go is it.... gulp!
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by NorthWay » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:35 pm

I'll add that Arcade was a good mag that I was really sad to see disappear. It felt different.

Personal Computing Weekly was not a games mag, but I liked the wibe you got from a mag that had a very short turnaround and was very day-to-day or hand-to-mouth.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by snowkatt » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:40 pm

well thats easy
the official sega saturn mag
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and c&vg from around 1995 to 1999
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Pinhead7 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:45 pm

I won't include Retrogamer only as it is a modern magazine. That then means that it would be Your Sinclair, although I used to read Crash as well sometimes and personal Computer Weekly and others but YS was the one that I regularly bought. :D

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by crusto » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:02 pm

A toughie, probably c+vg and the mean machines mags. Although super play was a great read, it wasn't available at my local newsagents so I only bought it rarely. The complete guide to consoles volumes are out and out winners for me though, even though they weren't strictly 'mags'
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by joefish » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:06 pm

Your Sinclair - crap, in a funky skillo sort of way (has that already been done?). Or later on, ZERO.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Green Bert » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:12 am

boggyb68 wrote:Zzap64, amazing mag that as has been said in this thread was almost as good as getting and playing the actual games.. still love reading through it today.. Issue 16 was my favourite, the one with Leaderboard on the cover,..
Same here boggy. Issue 16 was the first one I bought and it remains a favourite of mine. I'd say issues 16 to 22 were the best and I too dip into them now and then. I love the way you can look back to a game that you read about back in the day, and fire it up seconds later via emulation to playtest it like the Zzap team did. And the they were almost alway spot on in their review comments/ratings.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by SirClive » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:40 am

boggyb68 wrote:Zzap64, amazing mag that as has been said in this thread was almost as good as getting and playing the actual games.. still love reading through it today..
Crash, for exactly the same reason.
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by learnedrobb » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:52 am

Your Sinclair and Mean Machines.
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by 32Bitter » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:05 am

CVG '96-97. OPM and Mean Machines Sega too. I like mags with a mix of humour to go with the gaming info.
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by rossi46 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:16 am

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by Green Bert » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:38 am

I picked up Big K for the first time on its final issue (issue 12 I think) and loved it. It had a new computer generated comic that debuted in the magazine that was called Shattered. The following month I looked out for it in the paper shop looking to but the next issue but it never came. A shame really as looking back over the magazines' back issues now, it was quite enjoyable, apart from the ubiquitous type-in listings which just I ignored.

I remember reading an article online recently with a member of staff who came into work one day to be given the bad news that it was folding - he said people just left the building with whatever the could carry and he left with a couple Vic 20s under his arm.

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by dste » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:30 pm

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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:15 pm

DoraemonTheCat wrote:WTF!!

Did NOBODY else read MEGA then?? Have just read everyones reply and it didn't get name checked at all!?!
I read it, still have three or four issues... It was good, just not a favourite. The Top 50 bit at the end's good, especially in the early issues when there wasn't really that many games to choose from, so the games towards the end of the list would be mostly rubbish.
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Re: Your favourite all time gaming magazine is?

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:18 pm

Immeadiately I say Crash! The Christmas Specials were something else.

But, do you know something? With extra consideration I would say it was Zero. The reviewes were brutally honest (unlike Crash!) the humour at times childish but always humorous, and the idea of a multi-format mag was everything that C+VG wasn't. Possibly the only games mag that could just as easily have been enjoyed by a non-gamer; Zero , I salute you!
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