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Expert Gamer


Expert Gamer is a monthly magazine devoted to console games, with an emphasis on strategy guides and reader interaction. It is the immediate followup to EGM2, with mostly the same editorial staff.


By 1998, EGM2 had gone from a second edition of sorts for Electronic Gaming Monthly to a magazine heavily inspired by Tips & Tricks, filled with game strategies and hardcore coverage of Japan and arcade news. The mag was rechristened Expert Gamer to more accurately portray this change in editorial style.

It eventually became a more-or-less clone of Tips & Tricks, with its pages mostly filled with strategies and no reviews or "serious" features to be found (although many issues have humorous game-related features).

In 2001, the magazine had another large-scale redesign (along with a renaming to GameNOW) to reposition it for the GamePro audience. The Expert Gamer name would live in in the form of the Expert Codebook, a seasonal collection of tricks and strategies. It would be renamed EGM Codebook by 2003.

Expert Gamer Index

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1998 50 51 52 53 54
1999 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
2000 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
2001 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88
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    Title:Expert Gamer
    Editor: Howard Grossman, John Ricciardi, Dan Leahy
    Categories: Console video games, strategy
    Frequency: Monthly
    First Issue: August 1998
    Final Issue: October 2001
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Country: United States

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