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Wario64
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(11-06-2012, 09:36 PM)
https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/...e-closing.aspx

Future US confirmed today it will end production of PlayStation: The Official Magazine with the last issue slated for the Holiday 2012 issue. Both Future US and PlayStation The Official Magazine could not offer further comment at this time.

Future US announced earlier this year it would also be closing Nintendo Power.
ezekial45
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(11-06-2012, 09:37 PM)
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I didn't know it was still around.
TwIsTeD
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(11-06-2012, 09:37 PM)
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who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?
DidntKnowJack
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(11-06-2012, 09:37 PM)
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The only reason I ever bought those magazines were the demos. But since they stopped including them (same mag, right?) I haven't even thought of looking at one.
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(11-06-2012, 09:37 PM)
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Crazy times in the world of print.

I have to admit, when I was younger I used to read The Official PlayStation Magazine a lot, but once they made the unofficial one the official one I lost a lot of interest.
Nibel
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(11-06-2012, 09:38 PM)
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A few less useless 9/10 reviews
Avallon
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(11-06-2012, 09:38 PM)
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Physical media is dying!
onQ123
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(11-06-2012, 09:38 PM)
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I thought it died years ago. oh well save the trees . Internet >>>> Magazines
Derrick01
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(11-06-2012, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

he says as a ton of people are salivating over game informer's upcoming GTA issue in the next few days.
skylenorman
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(11-06-2012, 09:39 PM)
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I actually have a subscription for this on my tablet. I wonder what'll happen with that. Technically they owe me some money now.
Tr4nce
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(11-06-2012, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

Me. In about 45.5 hours. If you know what I mean.
Johnas
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(11-06-2012, 09:39 PM)
It really is a wonder any print gaming magazine has held on this long.

I guess Game Informer will be the last to go with the whole Gamestop connection.

I don't begrudge any of them, to be clear. Seeing EGM go was tough.
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(11-06-2012, 09:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by skylenorman

I actually have a subscription for this on my tablet. I wonder what'll happen with that. Technically they owe me some money now.

You'll get your subscription transfered to another Future magazine.
-Cade
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(11-06-2012, 09:40 PM)
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And then there was one. Microsoft monopoly 2012
Zee-Row
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(11-06-2012, 09:40 PM)
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EGM shut down again?
Wuthering_Heights
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(11-06-2012, 09:41 PM)
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Well, crap.

The last good 'official' magazine bites the dust.
FINALBOSS
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(11-06-2012, 09:41 PM)
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Game Informer is only staying afloat thanks to it's tie-in with Gamestop. A magazine pretty much has to do something like that these days.
strafer
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(11-06-2012, 09:41 PM)
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I'll miss you.

comedy bomb
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(11-06-2012, 09:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

I do. Or did I guess. I was contemplating subscribing to this mag since NP is done but that's out too.
darkside31337
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(11-06-2012, 09:42 PM)
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I used to buy these all the time for demo discs. Sad but I'm surprised its lasted this long.
Router
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(11-06-2012, 09:43 PM)
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Oh man, gaming magazines! Good memories. Amazing how far we have come. From growing up gaming in Australia in the 80's and 90's without acces to the Internet until the latter part of the 90's gaming magazines were the shit.

The only problem was they were 2-4 months behind (for some unknown reason. I guess they sent them by boat?)
Talladega Knight
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(11-06-2012, 09:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

i read and LOVE LOVE LOVE retro gamer magazine
TwIsTeD
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(11-06-2012, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Derrick01

he says as a ton of people are salivating over game informer's upcoming GTA issue in the next few days.


meh....magazines were awesome with demo discs and before the internet (Next Generation & EGM were amazing until about 1999)

I never even activated my digital sub to GI but thanks for reminding me I should...

Originally Posted by Talladega Knight

i read and LOVE LOVE LOVE retro gamer magazine


Forgot about that...yea I endorse this since its not time sensitive
kswiston
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(11-06-2012, 09:46 PM)
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I used to love these magazines during the earlier PS1 days when I couldn't afford a ton of games. Got as much gameplay out of some of those demos back then as I do out of full games today.
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(11-06-2012, 09:47 PM)
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This actually wasn't the magazine that came with demo discs. That one was published by Ziff Davis and had the incredibly long winded "Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine" title. It ended in 2007, and Future's unofficial PSM became this magazine.
Hellshadow
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(11-06-2012, 09:48 PM)
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Hopefully EDGE will hang on as long as possible.
OldJadedGamer
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(11-06-2012, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

This actually wasn't the magazine that came with demo discs. That one was published by Ziff Davis and had the incredibly long winded "Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine" title. It ended in 2007, and Future's unofficial PSM became this magazine.

Yeah, this is actually the second time the Official PS Magazine has been shut down.
joeygreco1985
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(11-06-2012, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

This actually wasn't the magazine that came with demo discs. That one was published by Ziff Davis and had the incredibly long winded "Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine" title. It ended in 2007, and Future's unofficial PSM became this magazine.

Yes! thats the mag I was thinking about! Their PS2 reveal and launch issues were the best :)
Chacranajxy
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(11-06-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

I would if I still could :(
Korigama
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(11-06-2012, 09:52 PM)
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I stopped subscribing to this magazine years ago when they switched from being PSM (and even then, they had declined significantly before the switch anyway).
JustAnotherOtaku
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(11-06-2012, 09:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

Guilty. Also have a subscription to it.
maverick40
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(11-06-2012, 09:54 PM)
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As long as EDGE is still around, all is good in the world!
Takao
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As of the end of 2011 the circulation for Future's recently canceled magazines:

PlayStation: The Official Magazine - 139,000
Nintendo Power - 145,657

Future's other gaming mags:

Official Xbox Magazine - 230,000
PC Gamer - 120,000

US monthly circulation obviously.
evil solrac v3.0
(11-06-2012, 09:55 PM)
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awww... still remember their early covers were they had comic boo artists do the covers. good memories. they used to be pretty damn good and dare I say, unbiased.
joeygreco1985
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(11-06-2012, 09:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

I'd read them if they didn't cost so damn much. With that many ads the digital versions should be free.
Zeranium
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(11-06-2012, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by evil solrac v3.0

awww... still remember their early covers were they had comic boo artists do the covers. good memories. they used to be pretty damn good and dare I say, unbiased.

I remember those.


I read PSM a lot during the PS1 era.
Then every once in a while during the PS2.... and then not much at all after then became "Official" and when Bill Donohue left.

Still, it sucks to see another mag bite the dust.
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Eusis
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(11-06-2012, 10:05 PM)
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Shame, I liked the earlier days of PSM. One of those times I'm most nostalgic for, and even though I know they weren't the most liked magazine I have a soft spot for them (probably because at that time I was also especially into anime and Japanese games... though in hindsight that probably pales compared to a lot of today's fans.)
RPGCrazied
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(11-06-2012, 10:07 PM)
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Sucks all the gaming mags ending. Whats next, Game Informer? Quit ridding of my bathroom material! :P
TheWesker
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(11-06-2012, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeranium

I remember those.


I read PSM a lot during the PS1 era.
Then every once in a while during the PS2.... and then not much at all after then became "Official" and when Bill Donohue left.

Still, it sucks to see another mag bite the dust.

How much testosterone is Chun Li taking?
No_Style
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(11-06-2012, 10:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

I subscribed to Edge Magazine for iPad. It's been great! Digital magazines!
Takao
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(11-06-2012, 10:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Sucks all the gaming mags ending. Whats next, Game Informer? Quit ridding of my bathroom material! :P

Game Informer has one of the highest US magazine circulations IIRC.
skylenorman
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(11-06-2012, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

Game Informer has one of the highest US magazine circulations IIRC.

Mostly because of the Gamestop rewards program.
Wyndstryker
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(11-06-2012, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkside31337

I used to buy these all the time for demo discs. Sad but I'm surprised its lasted this long.

I think all the kids in my area were trading demo discs more than actual games. I know I was doing that with friends for awhile.

I knew a ton of kids who would take the disc and throw away the magazine lol.
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(11-07-2012, 02:59 AM)
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I used to read it in markets, had some good reviews. Enthusiast magazines are often a good thing.
Talladega Knight
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(11-07-2012, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by skylenorman

Mostly because of the Gamestop rewards program.

when i was younger i used to love the variety of magazines both domestic and foreign that used to be sold in gamestops, ebgames, etc. it was one of the few places i could buy hard to find gaming mags. fucking gamestop/game informer exclusivity. it doesn't even make sense considering they should be the experts/go to store for games, accessories, and supplements such as mags and guides.
Terrell
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(11-07-2012, 03:18 AM)
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No surprise that platform-specific rags are dying so fast. Sony and Nintendo haven't exactly been giving them much to report on. DS/3DS coverage was easy to come by in the other publications, nothing was coming out for Wii, PS3 was mostly multiplats and then the Vita problem happened. Their existence became largely irrelevant.
woodypop
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(11-07-2012, 03:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Talladega Knight

i read and LOVE LOVE LOVE retro gamer magazine

*fist bump*
cRIPticon
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(11-07-2012, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeD

who honestly still reads magazines about video games or tech?

Many of us still enjoy them! Looking back over the years is still fun.

JazzmanZ
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(11-07-2012, 03:46 AM)
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Is Future inc. dying or something?
Arsenic
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(11-07-2012, 03:48 AM)
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I still read Wired. I hope that never goes away.

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