Electronic Gaming Monthly used to be my bible. Every month, I’d flip through the pages, and dream of the future. Quartermann was EGM’s rumormonger, and I hung on his every word.
Rumors about Nintendo launching a handheld. Genesis/Turbo Grafx debates. Charmingly illustrated level maps. Things were very different in the heyday of video game magazines.
Whenever you see someone gripe about how uncreative the game industry is, the 'observation' almost always seems to carry a hint of nostalgia to it. It's almost as if people want to suggest ~the good 'ol days~ were so much better.
Magazine racks will be falling over with joy next March when video game print publication Electronic Gaming Monthly officially returns to bookstores and beyond. The all-new but still familiar EGM has inked a deal with Time/Warner to handle marketing and sales.
EGM is dead. Long live EGM! The struggling game magazine that shut down in January after nearly twenty years in print is returning later this year, courtesy of Electronic Gaming Monthly founder Steve Harris.