64 Solutions from Paragon Publishing was focused strictly on codes and strategies for Nintendo 64 games, complementing the publisher's other N64 magazine, "64 Magazine," which focused on news, previews, and reviews.
Acorn User magazine was founded by Acorn Computers in 1982, contract-published by Addison-Wesley, to coincide with the launch of the BBC Micro. It covered the range of Acorn home computers, the BBC Micro and Atom at first and later the Electron, Archimedes and Risc PC. The first issue was dated July/August 1982. From the April 1984 issue, the magazine came under the control of Redwood Publishing. In 1989, the name changed to BBC Acorn User, reflecting the fact that the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC Enterprises, took control of Redwood to expand its publishing activities. The magazine lost the BBC branding when it was sold to Europress, publisher of rival title The Micro User, coinciding with its January 1994 issue.
Games International was published by Foxray for 16 issues from 1988 to 1990. It initially covered only tabletop gaming, but by issue 9 included coverage of computer games as well. After its cancellation with the July 1990 issue, it was succeeded by Strategy Plus magazine, which shifted focus primarily to computer games, and with issue 11 was renamed Computer Games Strategy Plus.
This magazine is a continuation of 360 Gamer, which ran from issues 1-130. At issue 131, it was renamed One Gamer, until issue 141, at which point it was renamed Gamer. Each iteration of the magazine can be found under its respective title in our databases.
IDG Media published 3 issues under the title of "Sony Pro" before changing the title to "PSX-Pro" beginning with the Spring 1996 Game Guide Special and continuing until the 11th and final issue. (see Sony Pro for issues 1-3)
Strategy Plus is the successor to Games International and was launched in October 1990. Ten issues were published before Strategy Plus was licensed to Chips & Bits Inc - a software mail-order business located in the USA - for distribution within the States. With issue 11, Strategy Plus began USA distribution and changed its name to Computer Games Strategy Plus (September 1991), and with issue 18, UK operations ceased entirely and Chips & Bits took over full production of the magazine. (For issue 11 onward, please see the Computer Games Strategy Plus section of our USA magazine gallery/database.)