Friday, February 18th, 2005

Why gaming magazines suck


Gaming magazines are by and large terrible, as eloquently stated here and here.
I don’t really play many videogames anymore, but when I did, I was lucky enough to be able to read “Next Generation” magazine, the onl gaming magazine I’ve ever come across aimed at adult readers. Besides having the balls to give bad reviews, unlike, say, EGM and its ilk, Next Gen was also the only mag to have in depth interviews with execs and game creators from all the major console players and the PC world. Since they appealed to intelligent readers, they inevitably crashed and burned. No videogame magazine I know of has come close to replacing them.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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