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Electronic Gaming Monthly Coming Back 45

skulluminati writes "It looks like the late, great, gaming mag EGM, which was canceled earlier this year by publisher Ziff-Davis, will now be making a comeback. Steve Harris, the founder of EGM, has acquired the trademark and publishing rights to the magazine. As a reader of EGM for 19 years (almost since the beginning) it is great to see the brutally honest, independent voice of the gaming community rise from the ashes."
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Electronic Gaming Monthly Coming Back

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  • Re:What's the point? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Dogtanian ( 588974 ) on Saturday May 30, 2009 @12:35PM (#28150117) Homepage

    Print is dead.

    Oh, that's very fascinating to me. I read a lot myself. Some people think I'm too intellectual but I think it's a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play raquetball. Do you have any hobbies?

  • by hansamurai ( 907719 ) <> on Saturday May 30, 2009 @12:37PM (#28150131) Homepage Journal

    Will my original subscription which was supposed to run through the end of the year be continued? Or was it conveniently lost?

  • by nausea_malvarma ( 1544887 ) on Saturday May 30, 2009 @12:49PM (#28150225)
    Hey I got an idea - lets start a magazine in a decade where newspapers and magazines are losing readers, and sell it to a group already very immersed in our competition (the internet). Yeah! Let's charge for the same gaming news that websites offer for free. And where as they update every day, our magazine will be released once a month.Let's base our entire business on the difficulty of reading websites in the bathroom.
  • Oh, and a ridiculous over-emphasis on fighting and action games.

    Hadoken! Finish Him! Yeah, SNES/Genesis era EGM was crap, if you weren't a fighting game player. Goddamned Sushi-X. I always added a point to any Sushi-X review of a game that wasn't a fighting game. the strategy sections were filled with SFIIfoo/MKfoo strategy. Ken VS Ryu, Ken Vs Chun Li, Ken Vs Vega, Ken Vs. whatever. Pages upon pages of move lists, fatality lists, Kombat Kodes.

    And then there were the fighting game fanboys, writing letters upon letters about fighting games, submitting tons of SF/MK letter art: Ren and Stimpy as Ryu and E.Honda, Ren and Stimpy as Raiden and Sub-Zero, Bart and Lisa Simpson as Raiden and Mileena, Marge and Homer as Goro and Sheeva. tons of Guile doing his flash kick art, or Ken/Ryu tossing Fireballs.

    And they couldn't just call them Fireballs, they had to start using the Japanese names (this was the beginning of American kids fascination with Japanese stuff) so it was all Hadoken and Tatsumaki senpyu kyakku, instead of Fireball and Hurricane kick. It became even more ridiculous with Toshinden with hugely long Japanese names for the moves in the move lists.

    Thank god all that's over with.

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