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.
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.
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.
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.
Valve is expecting Left 4 Dead 2 to be its fastest-selling in the company's history, launching a $25 million advertising campaign to make sure that happens.
The title is self-explanatory. But here are the details:
No question that print media is dying. Only question is how long it'll hold out. In the interests of keeping tabs on things, then, let's take a look at Future Publishing's latest British circulation numbers.
One entity that doesn't seem too pleased with Nintendo's "blue ocean" strategy is former UK publication N•Revolution. It's closing up shop, in part because Nintendo has moved "away from the hardcore gaming community."