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Magazine #12: EGM2 - From the Editors of EGM
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on December 08, 2014   |   Episode 12 (Show Archive)  

   
Welcome to the 29 Days of Christmas, Defunct Games' annual holiday celebration. For the next month, we'll spend every single day looking back at the best and worst magazines from the 1980s, 90s and beyond. Count down the days to Christmas with humorous and informative videos talking about classic publications from around the world. Will we talk about your favorite old school magazine? Find out when you read the 29 Magazines of Christmas!
EGM2
[ Publisher: Sendai Publishing | Price: $4.99 | Format: Multi Console ]
Today we're taking a look at EGM2, from the editors of Electronic Gaming Monthly. It has the same layout, features and advertisements. But despite these similarities, EGM2 pales in comparison to the original. Find out why when you discover today's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas.



Excerpt: Without reviews, EGM2 lacked personality and was always overshadowed by the superior original. It featured page after page of bland previews and fighting game strategies. And thanks to Sendai Publishing, EGM2 had a lot of these pages. While the magazine would eventually dwindle to only a few dozen pages each month, it started strong with two and three hundred pages per issue. Of course, this was mostly filled with obnoxious advertising for games nobody planned on buying.

On Tomorrow's Episode: Come back tomorrow when we'll take a look at Foul, one of the worst magazines of all time. Yes, it's rude and offensive. But Foul is also insanely lazy. Find out what makes this magazine so awful when you check out Tuesday's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas. Still want more? Don't forget to check out last year's 29 Questionable Power-Ups of Christmas. And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, that way you'll never miss a video. See you tomorrow.

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