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Magazine #25: Insert Coin - The Early Days of Defunct Games
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on December 21, 2014   |   Episode 25 (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!
Insert Coin
[ Publisher: Cyril Lachel | Price: $3.00 | Format: Multi Console ]
Today we're taking a look back at Insert Coin, a magazine you probably haven't heard of from the early 1990s. The reason you haven't heard of it is because it was a little-seen zine created by me, Cyril Lachel. This episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas takes a look at the rocky road that made me who I am. Fans of Defunct Games can consider this video a long overdue origin story.



Excerpt: So it probably won't surprise anybody to learn that I attempted to create my own zine back in the early 1990s. This fuzzy picture is all that remains of my very first attempt -- Right Steps. And this is the second attempt, Coin-Op. Before long, I settled on the name Insert Coin and started publishing them bi-monthly. Of course, the magazine mostly covered console games, so neither name made any sense. But I'm pretty sure we've already established that I'm in idiot.

On Tomorrow's Episode: There are only a few days left until the season finale of 29 Magazines of Christmas. The next episode is a secret. I guarantee it will be better than this crap. 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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