Nostalgic and/or Favorite Video Game Mags

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MSR1701
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Re: Nostalgic and/or Favorite Video Game Mags

Postby MSR1701 » July 25th, 2019, 10:37 am

Matchstick wrote:
MSR1701 wrote:The annual Lamepro April Fools bits were deliciously funny (and now very not pc).


Boy, you ain't a'kiddin'...

There was a similar topic a week or two ago about GamePro mags from the 90's. After posting a few replies to that topic, I went back and read a few of my older issues just for fun. One of them, Issue 91, from April of 1996, had the LamePro feature tucked inside.

Among the "games" listed, along with some of their descriptions:

Post Office DOOM: The Employee's Edition - "NoTip: When you see yourself on a Most Wanted poster, you're halfway through the game"

OJ Simpson's 'Search for the Real Killers' Golf Tour '96 - "OJ works on his slice... in this combination sports / puzzle game"

Pokerhontas: The Casino Game - "Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon? You'll cry all the way to the bank as Pokerhontas soon parts the fools from their money"

Virtuous Fighter 3: Nuns With Guns - "Fighting is a hard 'habit' to break"

Picard vs Kirk in Trekkin' 2: Captain's Flog - (...okay, that's just clever...)

The best part of the "issue" was a fake ad making fun of the Virtual Boy - "The new and improved Virtual Box - now featuring two colors!" "Easy to set-up! Easy to use! Requires 150 AA batteries (not included)." "Buy one today, and tomorrow you'll say, 'I got The Box... and the shaft was free!'"

Twas a simpler time ^_^


Yeah, they could get away with more then it seems. I remember the LamePro Covers being rather amusing with the list of "games" being "covered," such as Samurai Mo-Down (a play on Mario Kart and Samurai Showdown), Mortal Wombats, NPR Jam, and Bubonic the Blowfrog 2.

I also remember EGM having some very amusing (and at times cruel) April Fools gags, including fighting Shen Long in one of the Street Fighter games and unlocking Sonic in Smash Bros. Melee. These two were both very mean, as they seemed legit and asked for a stunt to be performed that was not unusual for unlocking items in games (Mega Man X Hadoken capsule, Chun-Li in Breath of Fire II, etc.).

EGM2 issue 50/Expert Gamer's debut issue (when the name change occured) included top tricks of "all time" that also included the fakes, many from April Fool's gags...

FusekiGames
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Re: Nostalgic and/or Favorite Video Game Mags

Postby FusekiGames » July 26th, 2019, 11:48 am

I grew up in the era of mid-70s to mid-80s arcades, so I'm partial to the old magazines. The May 1982 issue of Electronic Games really sticks out in my mind, as it was the very first video game magazine purchase I made with my newspaper route (remember those?) money, and I wore it out by reading it over and over. Others of the era that bring back great memories include Joystik, Video Games, Electronic Fun with Computers and Games, Compute!, and a somewhat local magazine, Vidiot (from the publishers of Creem). In the late 90s, I picked video games back up and liked NextGen, Official Dreamcast Magazine, and Gamefan. With the exception of the latter, these can all be found on archive.org. Gamefan (at least, the later issues) is a bitch to find, as I think the former publisher is attempting to protect/continue making money off of it.

EDIT: It turns out that the later Gamefan issues are now available on archive.org. I hadn't checked in a couple of years until today. Awesome.
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djc
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Re: Nostalgic and/or Favorite Video Game Mags

Postby djc » July 26th, 2019, 3:47 pm

For me, it was Electronic Gaming Monthly. My cousin and I always used to go to B. Dalton or Waldenbooks in the local mall and pick up the newest issue whenever it was released. It was awesome looking over the reviews and previews of upcoming games (and drooling over pics of Neo Geo and 3DO systems we could never afford - at the time at least :) ).

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Re: Nostalgic and/or Favorite Video Game Mags

Postby C64_Critic » July 26th, 2019, 11:08 pm

FusekiGames wrote:Others of the era that bring back great memories include Joystik, Video Games, Electronic Fun with Computers and Games, Compute!, and a somewhat local magazine, Vidiot (from the publishers of Creem).


I was going to mention Electronic Fun with Computers and Games - beat me to it! Also, Computer Gaming World was hands-down my favorite long-running video game magazine. I still have dozens and dozens of them, and browse through them from time to time for a stroll down memory lane. Sadly, all my Electronic Fun w/Computers and Game cache got destroyed years ago when my basement flooded :-(

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Re: Nostalgic and/or Favorite Video Game Mags

Postby jon » July 27th, 2019, 4:40 pm

Honestly every mag that’s been listed was awesome back in the mid 90’s. About a year ago an amazing poster put up a link to I can’t remember if it was egm or something called edge magazine. I ended up looking at a ‘95 issue mid 95. And for whatever reason I wasn’t expecting g much Bc I really hadn’t heard of it I think it was called edge. But when I read the mag it was amazing. I think the there was a huge article on the apple pippin which was very interesting. I don’t think you can go wrong with any mag back then. Any mag about anything was awesome too


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