While scrounging around my basement for misc PC parts, I came across a box of old game magazines that I had been saving for years. It sent me down a road of fond memories and I’d thought I’d share a few.
Computer Game Review, July 1994:
I had a subscription to CGR and kept this issue because of how much I loved X-COM. In fact, it was this review that made me sit up and notice the game in the first place. Platinum, indeed.
Electronic Gaming Monthly, February 1992:
EGM was a heavy-hitter back in the day and probably my primary source for gaming news pre-Internet. Really wish I had saved more of these. The Feb 1992 Street Fighter II issue stands out because the game consumed me and my brother in both the arcade and at home.
EGM Feb 92:
Scraps from the Quatermann would have to get us by until the next month. Also, love that 90’s “extreme” ad for the Asciipad. (Awesome controller, by the way, and one I still use.)
EGM Feb 92:
Speaking of ads, very often they were just as interesting as the articles. I would stare at these two-page ads from Chips and Bits and dream of owning most of these games. Never did get a Turbo Express, though, it was forever out of reach.
Sierra/Dynamix News Magazine, 1991:
It was fairly common for companies to put out their own newsletter. I was a big Sierra fanboy and, judging by the mailing address this was sent to, stole this from one of my brother’s friends.
These interviews are interesting and unfortunately almost completely lost to history.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment, October 1992
It was a short-lived magazine, but I always appreciated it’s more adult approach to video games. Maybe it had something to do with being published by Larry Flynt’s company. This cover said it was a “Collector’s Edition”, so I just did what I was told and collected it.
For new (old) magazines, I really enjoy Retro Gamer, but damn if it isn’t too expensive in the US to read regularly:
What gaming magazines do you read, collect, or have great memories of?