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Game Players (1993)



The history of Game Players can be divided into two parts, based on its two separate publishing runs. Read about the first publishing run.

The second era (1993-1996)

The Game Players multiplatform title was resurrected in 1993 with the merging of Game Players Nintendo Guide and Game Players Sega Guide, the two surviving magazines of Signal Research, which was bought out by its creditors in 1992 and renamed GP Publications.

The two magazines were continued mainly so the creditors could find a buyer for them, and they found it in Chris Anderson, founder of Future Publishing in Britain. Searching for an entry into the US magazine market, Anderson bought GP in 1993, eventually leaving the UK to work at GP full time and moving the outfit to Burlingame, CA.

Under his guidance (which had already began with the Nintendo and Sega mags), Game Players became a far more professional and well-written magazine. Writers like Chris Slate, Jeff Lundrigan, Mike Salmon, and Bill Donohue turned GP into a reader-oriented magazine filled with offbeat and engaging humor -- a very UK-like product in the US marketplace.

The magazine changed names to Ultra Game Players in 1996 in tandem with a large-scale redesign.

Game Players (1993) Index

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Hol
1993 48 49 50 51 52 53 54
1994 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
1995 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
1996 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88

Edited by E-Day

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    Title:Game Players (1993)
    Editor: Leslie Mizell, Mark Higham, Chris Slate
    Categories: Console/PC video games
    Frequency: Monthly
    Publisher: GP Publications (1993-95), Imagine Media (1995-96)
    Country: United States

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