Favorite gaming publications and/or podcasts, old or new?
flamnel last edited by
Doing a quick search, I didn't see a topic dedicated to this so I thought it'd be interesting to talk about it. Like the title says, what are everyone's favorite gaming publications (or podcasts) and why? These could be new, defunct, or still-running. I'll go first:
As a teen in the early 2000's, I loved the old Official Playstation Magazine (OPM). We had a subscription to it for about 5-6 years (can't remember when it officially went out of print) and I would be so excited to get the new issue. I really liked the in-depth previews and reviews they did, and they had some pretty cool features that were super interesting. I remember a feature article they did for Silent Hill 2 when it first came out, and they had a super interesting interview with some of the developers. They also did a cool feature article on the history of Final Fantasy when X came out.
As for podcasts, I've really been digging the Giraffe Feels cast. The guy is just a great storyteller, and listening to him talk about retro games and his childhood really takes me back to mine. My only gripe is that episodes feel too short ;) .
So what about everyone else? What do you remember, or what are you reading/listening to right now that you really like?
Sugar-prisoner last edited by
Inside Gaming on youtube.
Impman66 last edited by
Computer and Video Games for me in the Eighties, this was one of the first go to mags for info on games , what was coming out, tips on game-play etc.
It was the worlds first computer and games magazine. I used most of my pocket money buying it, and as it used to include the code to program your own games, I used to take it to school to program in the code to be sent off to the local computer place (In those days you had to send off your code to have put in to a computer and they would send back the results on printed form (dot matrix, and paper tape). It was good doing computer studies then. Typed in the info on a BBC Micro.
But I mean this magazine, started it all.
I had all of them, and even got onto the letters page twice! Really, REALLY wished I hd saved them all. As I saw recently, issue 1 on eBay, not mint was going for £75! Not bad considering the original price of the magazine was only 75p!
YFZdude last edited by YFZdude
Got a subscription around 1989 and for many years I never missed an issue. At one point, ordered the back issues I had missed and had a huge stack of them. I also re-upped my subscription in 1990 when they gave a free copy of the first Dragon Warrior game with a subscription.
Of course these days about the only thing I do is hit up gamefaqs when I'm searching for all the collectibles in a game or get stuck. My how times have changed.
Clyde last edited by
Two German magazines I loved back in the old days:
Both are available on archive.org:
Today, I'm reading the German version of Retro Gamer:
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Dipkid last edited by
In the 90s I read Super Play / Power (swedish mag), Edge & OPM.
Now I subscribe to the paper version of Retro Gamer Magazine. I love it.
Online I read Kotaku and Polygon.
sad_muso last edited by
The podcasts I like are Men of Low Moral Fiber (discussion about classic LucasArts games), Retro Game Club, Passion for Pixels and The Retro Hour. I normally just listen to episodes about games/topics that interest me from those, otherwise my cup runneth over
Clyde last edited by Clyde
As for YouTube channels and podcasts, these are among my favorites:
Retrogaming on Youtube