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Catshade: Wake me up when they revive the old Computer Gaming World...
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honorbuddy: Yeah I also got GFW magazine free somehow as well (I really don't know how, maybe a friend subscribed me?) and liked it too, maybe even more so than EGM.

GFW was trash. I had a sub and their reviews were god awful. They gave the first Call of Juarez an 8... although I liked it too, it was nowhere near 8 on the critic scale. 7-6.5 at BEST. They also had a HORRIBLE Bioshock review. They talked about...choices or something and rambled on for eternity. They never said one thing about the actual game. They also had captions that made no sense. There was a picture with a bunch of splicer statues stacked up and the caption was " this is why Fort Frolic is our favorite level."... ok? To someone who hadn't played it yet (like many others) it was a huge WTF moment seeing how it was a 2 page long review. They also gave the game a 10/10 and didn't explain why.
Anyways, glad to see EGM is back, it was my favorite.
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michaelleung: You subscribing to this new old EGM?

Not yet. One of the perks of not having a job is that one also doesn't have money.
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Catshade: Wake me up when they revive the old Computer Gaming World...

Me too. The old one - as in during the era of Jeff Green, Desslock, Scorpia etc - was still the best. Until they, well, decided to thin down their magazines to 1/5 of the original thickness, change the name to Games for Windows, and eventually down the road to hell :(
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Catshade: Wake me up when they revive the old Computer Gaming World...
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lowyhong: Me too. The old one - as in during the era of Jeff Green, Desslock, Scorpia etc - was still the best. Until they, well, decided to thin down their magazines to 1/5 of the original thickness, change the name to Games for Windows, and eventually down the road to hell :(

Desslock's still around in PC Gamer US. Good old cigar chomping RPG Canadian.
Also, PC Gamer US is celebrating its 200th issue soon.
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Aliasalpha: Frankly I don't think magazines are relevant anymore. Thanks to long production & distribution cycles, they're always a month behind on the news and the advantage of the coverdisc has been pretty much nullified by broadband, it's also handy to only have to download the 1 demo you're interested in rather than wade through a DVD of shit.
There's only 2 things I can think of that magazines do better than websites. Firstly the ads are not animated (and I've never seen a magazine ad for evony) and secondly you can roll up a magazine and hit someone with it

I agree in part.
I'll be subscribing though because I like sitting back and reading a physical copy, and with layout only magazines can pull off. Lends itself well to a certain style of writing, too.
PS. Seanbaby is returning.
Post edited February 07, 2010 by chautemoc
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lowyhong: Until they, well, decided to thin down their magazines to 1/5 of the original thickness, change the name to Games for Windows, and eventually down the road to hell :(

Don't forget adding more ads than content and having exclusive 8 page reviews containing 6 pages of nothing but screenshots
I think I'll subscribe. I'm curious to see how the hybrid digital/physical magazine works out, and I enjoyed EGM in their previous iteration.
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Catshade: Wake me up when they revive the old Computer Gaming World...
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lowyhong: Me too. The old one - as in during the era of Jeff Green, Desslock, Scorpia etc - was still the best. Until they, well, decided to thin down their magazines to 1/5 of the original thickness, change the name to Games for Windows, and eventually down the road to hell :(

Don't forget Martin Cirulis ...he did the back page column!
I liked EGM for a while, then lost interest in it. It also didn't help that after they gave their first 10/10 (was it for MGS?) it seemed like they stopped treating 6 as "average" and did the upscaling of scores that everyone else did.
I was actually more of a fan of their sister magazine Official US Playstation Magazine which, ironically, seemed to have less biased reviews. Plus, I actually HAD a Playstation :p. Although, that one fell apart once it became obvious that every god damned PS2 demo disc ever made would be scratched upon arrival...
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honorbuddy: As a matter of fact I believe you're obsolete

No sir, you have it inverted. I represent the attitude of the future, kindof like a movie preview, but not as dishonest.
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honorbuddy: As a matter of fact I believe you're obsolete
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anjohl: No sir, you have it inverted. I represent the attitude of the future, kindof like a movie preview, but not as dishonest.

Hahaha, greatest sentence I've read all day.
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honorbuddy: As a matter of fact I believe you're obsolete
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anjohl: No sir, you have it inverted. I represent the attitude of the future, kindof like a movie preview, but not as dishonest.

Then that's a wacky future.
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honorbuddy: Hahaha, greatest sentence I've read all day.

You are welcome. I am a regular quote machine, and they are all original; literally and figuratively.
EGM: The Lost Issue
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