First, I am a new member and I have to say I am impressed with the passion of this site, and the efforts put towards archiving an important part of history. There is a great degree of professionalism put on display by the scanners and curators, and I know that no one gets paid to do this. Myself, I subscribed to Electronic Gaming Monthly from the Dreamcast launch (Sept 1999) on to about 2005. I stopped following shortly after I went to college and stopped following console gaming (more of a PC gamer now). My magazine collection was lost over the years (like 99% of people) otherwise I would think to contribute to this site. I remember reading the news when EGM was cancelled in early 2009; a great shame but it was inevitable. I wasn't aware it was re-launched by the magazine's founder, Steve Harris, and that it eventually tapered off in 2015. Reading articles and listening to podcasts, it almost makes me want to do a mini-documentary about the rise and fall of EGM. I purchased a few other video game magazines in the 90s but I only ever subscribed to EGM. Tips & Tricks was one of them. I'm surprised that those are so hard to track down. I distinctly remember reading SNES-era content and I haven't been able to find anything at all from that era.
Which brings me to the topic title. I think we can all agree that Electronic Gaming Monthly is now defunct, according to RetroMags very own thread tracking the last few issues. The last publication was Special Issue #05 published in September 2015. I've done some research and I don't see any cite-able source from EGM saying that the magazine operations has been shut down. The Wikipedia article acts as though EGM is still in publication. This must be a deliberate act by the publisher, for it to not be officially cancelled and can come back at any time? Barring this, is it acceptable to move the scanning window to the 10-year timeline that RetroMags has for defunct magazines? That would put us through to the end of 2008, almost to the very end of the first run. I think the community would be in favor of catching up EGM, based on the topic where EGM is in the lead.
Again, I appreciate the site and the efforts of the community. I've been out of the loop on gaming for a long time, and I don't often sign up for any site, so that should say something. I admire the archivist mentality that a lot of you folks have. I've lost so many magazines, games (probably purchased the PSX Final Fantasy's 3 times each), and all of my various Game Boys somehow, that I don't live up to this mentality at all.
Selling: Next Generation, PSM, Official US Playstation Mag, Nintendo Power, Game Players, Ultra Game Players, EGM, GamePro, S.W.A.T. Pro, and More...By NousWanderer
I have the following available in various qualities and I am happy to provide more information to anyone interested. Prices are negotiable.
I collected / bought all of these myself as a kid. I'm only interested in selling and am more interested in selling to people ready/able/willing to scan for posterity.
Original Run: 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 (2), 48 (2), 49 (2), 50 (2), 51 (2), 52 (2), 53 (2), 54 (2), 55 (2), 56
1999: 1 (2), 2, 3, 4
2000: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2001: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Summer 1998 (FF7)
Official US Playstation Magazine:
1998: August, October, September, November
1999: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November
S.W.A.T. Pro Magazine:
September 1994, November 1994, January 1995
1999: January, October
55, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 92, 94, 109, 113, 126
1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2), 4 (2)
Volume 6. #8 (August 1998)
114, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191
1994: September, October, November, December (2)
1995: February, March, April, May, August, October, November
1996: January, February
Game Players + Ultra Game Players:
Volume 7: #7, #8, #10
1994: November, December, Holiday
1995: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December, Holiday
1996: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December, Holiday
1997: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December, Holiday
1998: January, February, March, April, May, June
BONUS: 11 PC-CDs released between 97 and 98
PSM (Playstation Magazine):
8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 60, 81, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
First time user here, so this is all new to me. Hopefully this is a good place to suggest missing magazines. I was able to find the cover to this magazine on your site, but it doesn't appear available for viewing. Hopefully someone can find it! I have fond memories owing this as a kid at the height of the WWF pro-wrestling age at the time. XD
I remember it distinctly because they had a WWF Warzone vs. WCW/nWo game comparison and it was pretty amusing at the time.
Import Systems Coverage
Sega Mega Drive Mega CD Sega Game Gear Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Super Famicom Nintendo Game Boy NEC PC-Engine NEC PC-Engine CD-ROM NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM NEC Supergrafx ---
Power Surge - Video Games Go International In Super Gaming Magazine (editorial)
Super Famicom Buyers Guide
Actraiser Bombuzal Final Fight F-Zero Gradius III Hole In One Pilotwings Populous Super Deformer Super Mario World Super Spreads
Midnight Resistance (MD) Gradius III (SF) Actraiser (SF) F-Zero (SF) Super R-Type (SF) Dangerous Seed (MD) Wonder Boy (MD) Star Cruiser (MD) Magical Hats (MD) Twin Cobra (MD) Murder Club starring J.B. Harold (PCE-CD) Super Previews
Super Professional Baseball (SF) Pro Soccer (SF) Ninja Gaiden 3 (SF) Devil Hunter Yoko (MD) Battle Golf (MD) Chase H.Q. (GG) Shining & Darkness (MD) Road Spirits (PCE)
Hey guys! Recently got into emulating PS1 games which has sent me on a massive nostalgia trip. Thought I'd try and seek out my primary source of gaming info at the time (Official UK Playstation Magazine) but have come to find that very few issues that I can recall exist online. A search on this forum lead me to some issues that I've been unable to find, however the links are long dead. You also don't appear to have any archived currently. Was just wondering if anybody could push me in the right direction? I find it very odd that one of the (apparently) best selling game mags of it's time has very little online presence. Makes me cringe that I probably threw them away years ago! Thanks in advance!
I'll also make an effort to have a rummage whenever I'm in a charity shop and look into scanning myself... will update on my progress =]