08 June 2010

The demise of CGW

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

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