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Become a GamePro pro

GamePro has been in the news recently. Sadly, it hasn’t been for the best of reasons – both the website and magazine were closed down in December. When visiting the GamePro.com now, those expecting gaming news and reviews are instead redirected to the PC World magazine website. The...

The history of Official Nintendo? Go!

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about video game magazines. This month: issue 64 of EMAP’s Nintendo Official Magazine from January 1998. The history of the Official...

Video Gamer

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about video game magazines. This month: issue 3 of Future’s Video Gamer from January 2001. Video Gamer must have been a...

Sonic tome!

Usually once a month we carefully hand-select a vintage videogame magazine from our extensive collection and give it a going over, but with Christmas upon us this month we’re instead looking at something different. That something is Grandream’s Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook from 1992. As a youth,...

A triple dose of CVG

So, here we are – the grand daddy of all videogame magazines. The first issue arrived in newsagents back in October 1981 for 75p, complete with some Mars Attacks-style aliens on the cover. Back then the magazine was very different from the colourful, console focused, publication most remember...

When Official PlayStation 2 bid us adieu

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about video game magazines. This month: issue 100 of The Official PlayStation 2 Magazine from July 2008. When a magazine reaches...

Official Dreamcast – a mag that didn’t last

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about video game magazines. This month: issue 9 of The Official Dreamcast Magazine from July 2000. Official magazines are dubious things....

Saturn had the power

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about a video game magazine. This month: issue 7 of Future Publishing’s Saturn Power from December 1997. When the Sega Saturn...

Mr. Dreamcast

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about video game magazines. This month: issue 1 of Mr. Dreamcast from April 2000. It’s fair to say that there were...

When I’m 64

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about a video game magazine. This month: issue 54 of N64 Magazine from May 2001. Now here’s a publication that you...

EGM – Exquisitely Good Magazine

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about video game magazines. This month: issue 149 of Electronic Gaming Monthly from December 2001. American magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly –...

OPM ended with Lara’s behind

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out from under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about games magazines. This month: the final issue of the Official UK PlayStation Magazine from March 2004. The early days of...