EDGE reaches #300

We don’t know what the average life expectancy for a videogame magazine is, but we imagine it’s nowhere near #300 issues.

UK publication EDGE reaches this landmark this month, and as such looks back at the industry since the first edition hit newsstands in 1993.


This includes the 10 most important innovations of EDGE’s time, the best games in EDGE’s history and a look at all 300 covers, complete with some surprising statistics. Contrary to popular beliefs, EDGE isn’t biased towards games made in the UK – the majority of EDGE covers have featured games of a Japan origin. 103 Japanese games compared to 49 UK titles, no less.

Kotaku UK has posted an extract from an EDGE #300 feature, in which five renowned developers were asked to pick their best games of mag’s lifetime. It’s well worth a read.

In addition to celebratory features, issue #300 has a ‘Making of’ Shovel Knight, a retrospective on Nier and a preview of Final Fantasy XV – this issue’s cover game. The team managed to squeeze in some Nintendo Switch impressions before hitting the presses, too.

Issue #300 also comes with a double-sided art poster, starring pixel-art Street Fighter characters and a portrait painting of Super Mario by Jon Eckersley.

Congratulations, EDGE.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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