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Become a Sega Master Force master

If you spent a lot of pocket money on video game magazines back in the ‘90s, then the story of how Mean Machines magazine was divided to become Mean Machines Sega and Nintendo Magazine System should be familiar. It’s not quite so common knowledge however that Impact’s Sega...

The dream team of Dreamcast magazines

EMAP’s Official SEGA Saturn Magazine ceased publication in November 1998, with the last few issues featuring the likes of Godzilla Generations, Sonic Adventure and other early Dreamcast titles on the cover. It spelled the end of SEGA’s relationship with EMAP – who also held the official Nintendo license...

CVG #191 – A Cloud with a silver lining

Computer and Video Games magazine went through several revamps during its 23 year reign. We’d wager that every reader has their own most cherished design, be it from the days when the pages were filled with DIY coding instructions, or when the cassette based formats were slowly dying...

Arcade – the “semi-lifestyle” games magazine

I have very fond memories of Arcade magazine, but looking over the 24 issues now, it was a curious beast. As launch editor Matt Bielby put it in his first editorial: “there are two ways of looking at this magazine.” Those were “the culmination of years of videogame...

Look and Find Street Fighter II

You can thank the helpful old dears at the charity shop in town for this article – if they hadn’t put this book in their shop window then we wouldn’t have popped in and bought it. Ostensibly ‘Where’s Wally?’ with the Street Fighter II crew, this hardback from...

DC-UK: part of Future’s unofficial past

It’s time for another of our regular look backs at a video game magazine of old. This time our incessant rummaging around the attic has unearthed Future Publishing’s unofficial Dreamcast magazine, DC-UK. Word – by which I mean Wikipedia – has it that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe stopped...