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Mr Magic
We know how obsolete they are. Whatever information they have, we can pick up on the World Wide Web.

What gaming mags did you enjoy reading when they were in production?

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Vaporman87
My main magazine, for a time, was Electronic Gaming Monthly. Until the Sega vs. Nintendo wars started that is. I felt like EGM was heavily biased against the SNES, so I stopped buying the magazine.

Others I read on occasion were GameFan, Nintendo Power, and NextGen.

I was lucky enough to have art submissions published in EGM 2 and GameFan.
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echidna64
Electronic Gaming Monthly was pretty good, but definitely catered to console gaming and triple A titles.

My favorite is PC Gamer
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Mr Magic
@Vaporman:

I remember seeing an article about Killer Instinct in an old EGM issue, and it never occured to me that they were biased.

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massreality
I was all about Nintendo Power. Nothing else came close to the quality of that magazine in my eyes.
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Vaporman87
thecrow174 wrote :

@Vaporman:

I remember seeing an article about Killer Instinct in an old EGM issue, and it never occured to me that they were biased.
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In all likelihood, they were probably not. But to college age me, it was sooooo obvious.
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blueluigi
Back in 2000, I was a subscriber to Expert Gamer magazine. I was only a subscriber for a year, but the issues brings back a lot of memories. It has news and tips on all the games that were out at the time, and it was also the first in which I got to learn about the Sega Dreamcast.

Also, for a few years, I was a subscriber to Playstation Magazine. The coolest thing about those were the fact that each issue came with it's own demo disc, which was a huge deal to me. Although, I liked the concept of Playstation Underground a lot better... mainly because it worked as a magazine, but all of the contents were inside the game discs as opposed to being in a paper magazine.

Even though I wasn't a subscriber until the magazine was pretty much on their last legs, I had a ton of issues of Nintendo Power from around 1998-2000. I still have them in storage to this day, though there were some pages my mom made me rip out due to a project I was working on in high school. I still regret having some of those pages ripped off to this day.
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Vaporman87
@blue: I had several Playstation Underground discs until I sold them via the Classifieds section. I still own the MST3K disc though!
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demonpuppet87
I have a couple in my personal magazine, mostly from the 2000s. Game Informer, Nintendo Power, EGM, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and my most favorite of all, Tips & Tricks Codebook.
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Mr Magic
blueluigi wrote :

Back in 2000, I was a subscriber to Expert Gamer magazine. I was only a subscriber for a year, but the issues brings back a lot of memories. It has news and tips on all the games that were out at the time, and it was also the first in which I got to learn about the Sega Dreamcast.

Also, for a few years, I was a subscriber to Playstation Magazine. The coolest thing about those were the fact that each issue came with it's own demo disc, which was a huge deal to me. Although, I liked the concept of Playstation Underground a lot better... mainly because it worked as a magazine, but all of the contents were inside the game discs as opposed to being in a paper magazine.

Even though I wasn't a subscriber until the magazine was pretty much on their last legs, I had a ton of issues of Nintendo Power from around 1998-2000. I still have them in storage to this day, though there were some pages my mom made me rip out due to a project I was working on in high school. I still regret having some of those pages ripped off to this day.
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Playstation Magazine was so great. Without it, I would've never experienced the Rollcage demo. That is one addictive racing game.
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