The way we read about video games has changed a lot over the last couple of decades, a rigid previews-features-reviews magazine format giving way to...whatever the hell the internet decides to write about at any given second. For the most part this has been an improvement, but there will always be those misty-eyed for…
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.
Aussie writer Daniel Hindes, who for a while has run a niche site called Sneaky Bastards, wants to take the idea of discussing stealth games to a more tangible format. Hence, Sneaky Bastards, the magazine.
GamePro, the 20-plus-years-old games mag, is no longer a monthly concern. The magazine will go quarterly as of November, changing to "a visually stunning, tactile experience" with "rich, engaging editorial" and bumping up its price. More details at IndustryGamers.
Kevin "Game Mag Weasel" Gifford has a plan. He's sitting on a motherload of old (like, pre-2000) video game magazines and wants to know if anyone's got the means to scan them all. Make a digital "library" of sorts. If you can help, head here for details.
Video gaming's greatest (and goofiest) moments in print will be forever preserved online, thanks to the efforts of a man and his scanner, Benj Edwards and an Epson Perfection 2480 Photo.
Master Chief, Nathan Drake, Alyx Vance, Niko Bellic, Kratos, The Boss, GlaDOS — just a small selection of the 30 video game stars that the newest issue of Game Informer names as the video game characters who "defined a decade."
As the gaming press becomes ever more focused on the internet, the printed word is becoming a dying medium. And as with anything on the decline, rarity can at times go hand-in-hand with value.
Print is dying to the tune of a 5.6% drop in magazine sales in the United States for the first half of 2010, but one video game mag is still going strong.
Because no one ever signs in-game deals with Hustler, Capcom has teamed up with Playboy to litter Dead Rising 2 with images, magazine covers, and Playboy bunnies galore, including a special upgrade for protagonist Chuck Greene.
Retailer Best Buy may have had limited success aping competitor GameStop's lucrative (for now) used games business, but it's taking another cue from the video game giant—it's launching its own video game print magazine.
This is EXP., a new magazine that smartly rejects "the idea that a video game magazine has to be be comprised of reviews and previews of the latest games". What's it do instead? Look pretty, and be interesting.
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.
In this final season two episode of Players Only with Scott Steinberg, Crecente and Totilo join Oddworld's Lorne Lanning, Cliff Bleszinski, and many more as they discuss the evolution of games journalism.
When it's not perched too high upon its high horse, Britain's Edge magazine is a good read. How many other mags do we read? Uh...none. We would, however, read Amusement. If we could.
Those of us with outstanding subscriptions to Electronic Gaming Monthly may finally be on the receiving end of a suitable replacement, should you be a horny hetero male who doesn't like actual nudity in your magazines and enjoys skimming Maxim.
Rockstar Games' Max Payne 3 is apparently getting Game Informer cover treatment this month, as early issues of the magazine appear to be already in subscriber's hands. So, what's going on with Max Payne these days?
The newest issue of exclusive-hoarding magazine Game Informer has landed Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 for its "world exclusive first look" at the upcoming shooter. Ten pages worth of coverage promises "to blow your mind."