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Magazine #22: Game Player's - The Original Spin-Off
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on December 18, 2014   |   Episode 22 (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!
Game Player's
[ Publisher: Signal Research | Price: $3.95 | Format: Multi Platform ]
Today we're taking a look at Game Player's, a multi-platform magazine that competed with Video Games & Computer Entertainment, GamePro, and Electronic Gaming Monthly. But this publication is different, because it's a spin-off. Discover what else set Game Player's apart when you watch today's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas.



Excerpt: But Game Player's magazine is anything but normal. In a twist tailor-made for a science fiction TV show about a time traveling island, it turns out that Game Player's is a spin-off. Also, Richard Alpert doesn't age. But we can't gloss over the fact that Game Player's started its life as the Game Player's Nintendo Buyer's Guide back in 1988. Sold as an unofficial alternative to Nintendo Power, this magazine lasted three years and ended up changing its name to Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games.

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