Thanks! I think CGW was the
standard in gaming journalism in the 80's and 90's. Issue 98 (1992) has got a good review of Ultima VII, the GOG game of the moment.
I'm grabbing a few of them to look through over the weekend. I hadn't read them when they were out. Rainbow Magazine was about anything Color Computer, but it did release a gaming issue every-so-often and included some games written in BASIC that you could type in and play. Part of my programming knowledge comes from typing in some of the shorter entries.