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Computer Gaming World 001 - 100 & Specials
Posted by MasJ @ Tue, 25 May 2010 | Message Boards

I've just added Computer Gaming World Issues 001 - 100 to our Video Game Magazine Scans Section. That's a total of over 2.7GBs worth of magazine scans. Pretty awesome, eh! Also, there are two specials which are the 1987 Computer Game Forum Magazines that came out during the off-months of CGW. Some pretty great moments of gaming history are captured in these magazines so they're definitely worth checking out.

Thanks go out to superbus for uploading these issues in PDF format to our server. You can definitely spend a few weeks pouring through the ages of gaming with these Magazines. Some more information on CGW [from wikipedia.org]:

Computer Gaming World (CGW) was a magazine founded in 1981 by Russell Sipe as a bimonthly publication. Early issues were typically 40-50 pages in length, written in a newsletter style, including submissions by game designers such as Joel Billings (SSI), Dan(i) Bunten (Ozark Software), and Chris Crawford. As well, early covers were not always directly related to the magazine's contents, but rather featured work by artist Tim Finkas. In 1986, CGW increased its publication cycle to 9 times a year, and the editorial staff included well-known writers such as Scorpia, Charles Ardai, and M. Evan Brooks.

In late 1987, CGW introduced a quarterly newlsetter called Computer Game Forum (CGF), which was published during the off-months of CGW. The focus of the newsletter was game design, game hints and scenarios, and game development. The newsletter never really took off and only two issues were published (Fall 1987 and Winter 1987) before it was cancelled. Many of the columns which debuted in CGF, such as Scorpion's Tale and The Rumor Bag, were incorporated into CGW, which went monthly in 1988.

The magazine went through significant expansion starting in 1991, with growing page counts reaching 196 pages by its 100th issue, in November 1992. During that same year, Johnny Wilson became Editor-In-Chief, although Russell Sipe remained as Publisher. In 1993, Sipe sold the magazine to Ziff Davis.

Well, without further ado, head to our Video Game Magazine Scans section and start downloading! : )


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