08 June 2010
The demise of CGW
Joran: So that's what happened.
Joran: Computer Gaming World. One of the most influential PC gaming magazines, as well as the most expensive. I had been a supporter since around '95 till its demise at '08.
The printed media had been threatened by the Internet for some time. One, the Net offers reviews in 2 weeks, compared to 3 months by a magazine. Two, the quality of the reviews on the Net can rival those from the magazines. However, there is a certain draw to getting my information from the printed page, much like I prefer to do my travel research from guide books. Certainly, the Tom vs Bruce column helped substained my interests.
Here's a belated cheers to CGW. Long live your memory.
Entry in Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Gaming_World
It's survived (in a way) by 1Up.com. Wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1up.com
Scanned archives of first 100 issues, site 1: http://cgw.vintagegaming.org/
Scanned archives of first 100 issues, site 2: http://pdf.textfiles.com/zines/CGW/
Tom vs Bruce podcasts: http://flashofsteel.com/index.php/three-moves-ahead/
Tom vs Bruce archives: http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3167371