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Eisenbolan

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Except for GameInformer I don't think there are any more videogame magazines.
I used to love them in the 1990s then Gamepro and EGM became so lousy. Nintendo Power stayed good but got too thin like all magazines.

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Nintendo Power best articles and loved old RPG section. Sad its gone

EGM of the 1990s some mags were 400 pages. Lots of good articles.
Gamepro a bit youngish style. I did like the reviews.
GameInformer never impressed me. Lacked character and humor like others had.
Tips and Tricks really good strategy guide magazine.
Xpert Gamer almost as good.
I miss the strategy guide magazines the most. I know EGM came back a few years ago but I thought it never returned to the 90s quality. It seems like it came back for less then a year.

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Eisenbolan wrote:

Except for GameInformer I don't think there are any more videogame magazines.
I used to love them in the 1990s then Gamepro and EGM became so lousy. Nintendo Power stayed good but got too thin like all magazines.

My ranking is
Nintendo Power best articles and loved old RPG section. Sad its gone

EGM of the 1990s some mags were 400 pages. Lots of good articles.
Gamepro a bit youngish style. I did like the reviews.
GameInformer never impressed me. Lacked character and humor like others had.
Tips and Tricks really good strategy guide magazine.
Xpert Gamer almost as good.
I miss the strategy guide magazines the most. I know EGM came back a few years ago but I thought it never returned to the 90s quality. It seems like it came back for less then a year.

But for all the lack of humor it had Game Informer was more informative and better designed.

For nostalgia's sake I loved Tips and Tricks.

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Wheels2050

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There's an (thankfully still running) Australian PC mag called PC Powerplay that I've been reading for years. It's changed somewhat since I started reading it in the late '90s, but I still think it's a great source of information.

I've even managed to get a letter published in it!

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I've only seriously read three (Nintendo Power, Official Xbox Magazine & Game Informer), & I liked NP the most.

They had a colorful "fun" vibe about them, that I feel is missing from other gaming mags (which go for a more toned down, serious vibe).

That's not to say I disliked the others, though. I enjoyed the reviews, art submissions, and trivia in Game Informer, & Official Xbox Magazine had those demo discs (which is the only reason I ever bought them, lol).

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I had subscriptions for EGM and Gamepro. Fond memories of sneak peek upcoming Genesis and PS1 games. Loved the Gamepro 'crazy excited guy head' rating system.

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Eisenbolan

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One thing I loved most about Nintendo besides the RPG section was their end section where they featured cosplayers. They really did it with respect and I was often in awe at the time and work these cosplayers spent on their costumes along with often incredible talent. One issue features this college student who wore a Princess Zelda costume that she made and how everything was handsewn and she spent 400 hours on it. It won a contest at a costume show. It was incredibly great.

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Nothing compares to Nintendo Power!
I haven't gotten Gameinformer for quite some time now and I don't like it near as much as Nintendo Power.

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Nintendo Power and Tips & Tricks. NP for everything, and T&T for monthly columns like Room of Doom, Japan Report, Reader Mail (with Ed), and Pencil Puzzles.

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I miss the Official Dreamcast Magazine

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RancidVomit86 wrote:

I miss the Official Dreamcast Magazine

I just got a Dreamcast 2 weeks ago, and I got one of the demo disks that came with that magazine. I didn't even know a Sega Dreamcast Magazine existed until then.

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The Super Play>N64>NGC>Nintendo Gamer>NGamer series of magazines were the greatest gaming magazines I've ever read.

Then again, that is compared to both ONM (which will always be slightly biased in my eyes) and another magazine I bought briefly called N.Revolution who threw a childish tantrum and closed the mag because they were unhappy on the casual friendly direction Nintendo was taking with the Wii.

But that doesn't take away from how good the magazines I mentioned were. I personally started reading them during the N64 era - around '98-'99 and that was when the magazine was at its greatest in my opinion.

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Official Nintendo Magazine

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