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Gamers, what are you doing? Support gaming magazines

In recent news, we learned that Future, the company behind gaming magazines like Nintendo Power, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer, Playstation: The Official Magazine and Games Radar suffered massive losses in the U.S. and although the UK was not as bad, they still lost millions of dollars. In fact, profits tumbled a disgraceful 61 percent in 2009.

Gamers, we can't allow this company to die and bring down all of the aforementioned great gaming news magazines with it.

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mjolliffe3159d ago

I'm a monthly buyer of OPM UK, OPM US, OXM UK, 360 Gamer, 360, PSM3, PSW and GamesTM :)

kindi_boy3159d ago

When they start to have an objective scaling system to rate games or at least reviews that do not put their own bias mixed in with it i'll be a subscriber as well.

r0s3b0wl233159d ago (Edited 3159d ago )

Magazines are obsolete, the news is much slower, their reviews are inconsistent, and most of them are playing "you scratch my back, I scratch yours" with publishers and others in the industry. Some sites do it too but online we have a voice. To hell with magazines, I say.

Shotgun_Roamer3159d ago (Edited 3159d ago )

same thing is happening to newspapers, it's just the growing pains of new media. I'm all for supporting a good publication, but digital will overtake physical in time, and these guys will have to find new ways of reaching readers

Sarcasm3158d ago

The problem with magazines is that it has news that we already know (sometimes months ahead) or simply something we can google and get a plethora of information about.

And another problem is that once you've read the entire issue, that's it. Wait a whole 'nother month before the next issue.

cyberwaffles3158d ago

yeah, i stopped caring about game magazines when i came across this site around killzone 2's release. ever since then, it seems like i saw early leaks and scans of the upcoming magazines that i used to subscribe to a long with other info that i wouldn't have gotten from a magazine.

now that i think about it, i think i only had a gamestop subscription because those sneaky bastards at gamestop somehow convinced me to sign up for one. ironically, it was because i wanted to ogle at killzone 1's weapon list in one of the preview sections.

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skewit3159d ago

I grew up with The Official PlayStation Mag. Funny and good read!

rtonaey3159d ago

I once was an avid collector

sakura20093159d ago

if they die trees will be save so its good for the environment

Pumbli3159d ago

Well if it didn't cost me like £15 each month, maybe I'd subscribe to something... But I have better things to do with £15 then spend it on video game magazines.

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