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Computer and Video Games PDF Magazine – Retro Games Magazines
“Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004. Its offshoot website was launched in 1999 and closed in February 2015. It was the world’s first dedicated video games magazine.” – Wikipedia.
Computer Gaming World – Retro Games Magazines
CA: Golden Empire
Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006. Computer Gaming World magazines free.
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Cubed Magazine – Games Magazine Back Issues
Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK: Cubed Magazine
“A monthly gaming magazine from the team of volunteers at Cubed Gamers, an international gaming collective offering the best in reviews, comment and features about the games industry.” – Publisher.
Edge Free Back Issues of Magazines PDF – Retro Games Magazines
“Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year.” – Publisher. Edge magazine free back issues.
Gambit Magazine – Games Magazine Back Issues
Gambit stands for Games, entertainment, movies, television and technology. The articles mostly appear to be about games. There is also a “news” section.
Game and Gamer Collection – Retro Games Magazines
This is a collection of magazines and newsletters based around gaming of all sorts: Arcade games, Computer Games, Console Games, as well as Board Games, Role-Playing Games, and any other sort of related entertainment. Collection at the Internet Archive. Various game and gamer PDF magazines free.
Game Nite Magazine – Board Game Magazine
Shelter Island, US: Serge Pierro
“Game Nite Magazine is a free monthly magazine covering the world of Tabletop Gaming. We cover Board Games, Card Games, Miniatures, and more.” – Publisher
Games & Puzzles Magazine – Board Game Magazine
London, UK: Edu-Games
Games & Puzzles first appeared in 1972 in London. The first editor recruited a team of experts as writers and consulting editors, and it had a good reputation in the games community. It ceased publication in 1981, but was briefly revived in the 1990s. – Wikipedia
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The General – Retro Games Magazines
Baltimore, MD: Avalon Hill
“The General (1964–1998) was a bi-monthly periodical devoted to supporting Avalon Hill’s line of wargames, with articles on game tactics, history, and industry news. It was the first professionally produced wargaming magazine for the nascent cardboard and hex-map wargaming hobby. Over the years the magazine was variously called The Avalon Hill General, Avalon Hill’s General, The General Magazine, or simply General. With the sale of Avalon Hill to Hasbro in 1998 the magazine ceased.” – Wikipedia. Avalon Hill began producing games for the computer in the early or mid-90s, and the magazine issues of that period reflect the change. The General free back issues of magazines.
PC Zone Free PDF Magazine – Computer Gaming Magazine
UK: Dennis, Future Plc
“PC Zone, founded in 1993, was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom. The last issue of PC Zone went on sale 2 September 2010. ” – Wikipedia. PC Zone free back issues of magazines .
Playstation PDF Magazine Collection – Games Magazine Back Issues
At this site there are numerous back issues of various magazines dedicated to games for Sony Playstation game consoles. Titles include: Playstation Max, Playstation Pro, Playstation World, Extreme Playstation, Planet Playstation, Mean Machines Playstation and more. Various Playstation magazines free archive.
Retro Gamer Free Back Issues of Magazines – Retro Games Magazines
“Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games. It was the first commercial magazine to be devoted entirely to the subject. Launched in January 2004 as a quarterly publication, Retro Gamer soon became a monthly. In 2005, a general decline in gaming and computer magazine readership led to the closure of its publishers, Live Publishing, and the rights to the magazine were later purchased by Imagine Publishing. It was taken over by Future plc on 21 October 2016, following Future’s acquisition of Imagine Publishing.” – Wikipedia
Sims Nation Magazine – Games Magazine Back Issues
Wireframe FreePDFMagazine – Games Magazines Back Issues
UK: Raspberry Pi Trading
“Wireframe magazine is a monthly magazine that lifts the lid on video games. In every issue, we’ll be looking at how games are made, who makes them, and even guide you through the process of making your own.” – Publisher. Wireframe magazine back issues free.
Websites of More Games Magazines – Board Game Magazine
Free online versions of these games magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.
The Bridge World – Board Game Magazine
Card Player – Board Game Magazine
Chess Life – Board Game Magazine
Billboard – Entertainment Magazines Online
Billboard Co., Cincinnati, OH
“An American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.” -Wikipedia. Billboard Magazine online.
Den of Geek Magazine – Entertainment Magazines Online
NY and London: Den of Geek
“Den of Geek is dedicated to serving the interests of today’s entertainment enthusiast.” – Website
Entertainment Weekly – Entertainment Magazines Online
“An American magazine online free that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.” -Wikipedia. The link has about 40 issues from 2015 to 2016. Entertainment Weekly Magazine back issues online.
National Enquirer – Entertainment Magazines Online
“The National Enquirer magazine is an American tabloid newspaper published by American Media, Inc.. Founded in 1926, newspaper has undergone a number of changes over the years. As of April 18, 2019, The Washington Post reported that the National Enquirer was being sold for $100 million to James Cohen, CEO of Hudson Group.” This collection has about 40 issues. National Enquirer magazine back issues online.
Rolling Stone – Entertainment Magazines Online
U.S. – Penske Media Corp.
“Rolling Stone magazine is a cultural icon. It’s the number one pop culture reference point for 13 million young adults. In addition to its authoritative position in music, Rolling Stone’s sphere of influence reaches into entertainment, movies, television, technology, and national affairs. Rolling Stone covers everything that’s important, trend-setting, and newsworthy to the thought leaders among young adults.” – Rolling Stone Magazine back issues online. Rolling Stone magazine archives online.
Us Weekly – Entertainment Magazines Online
U.S. – American Media Inc.
“Us Weekly Magazine covers film, video, television and contemporary music. It provides in-depth editorials on top personalities, events and developments current in the world of entertainment.” – Us Weekly Magazine back issues online.