EGM no more….

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There was some sad news for me all over the video games websites over the last day. My favorite video game magazine, the one I have been reading almost non-stop for 20 years is now gone. After being bought out by another company the magazine was folded. Also they binned all of the podcasts from their website “1up”. My train rides and drives to work a much sadder for it. The worst part is, I still had a year of subsription left.

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17 responses to “EGM no more….

  1. Ku Ri Su

    fight for a refund. Those bastards cant do that to you!!

  2. Jojo

    what’s wrong with Gamepro?;P

    …yep it was sad to see. Dunno what to read now after 10+ years of EGM piled up in storage.

  3. I’m going to try and get a refund. Ziff Davis the publisher is famous for bad service though.

    Jojo, Gamepro was the magazine that used to rate games with how excited the smiley face was, wasn’t it? Nuff said.

  4. Maybe I shouldn’t comment here…cuz I haven’t been current with video games since “Tron” was a new game!πŸ™‚
    My kids have GameBoy and Nintendo DS with games that I don’t see the point of. Although Mario is alright…for short periods at a time.

    I bought myself two games to use on their DS machines:
    One’s not a game, actually…the γ€Œζ­£γ—γ„ζΌ’ε­—γ‹γγ¨γ‚Šγ‚―γƒ³γ€ (for Kanji writing practice)
    and the other has five ’80s retro arcade games on it…like “Galactica” and “Pac-Man“.

    Now, do I look out-of-touch by even writing this comment on this post?πŸ˜‰

  5. A little bit out of touch, Tokyo 5.πŸ˜‰ I just never stopped playing as I got older. You’re not that much older than me, so you must have at least played some Atari and NES back in the day.

  6. I never had Atari or any TV game console when I was a kid…but my friends did. The Atari came with Pac-Man…a simple game now, but was immensely popular.

    As many teenagers did in the ’80s, my friends and I would sometimes go to video game arcades and play things like Centipede and Star Wars.

    I guess it’s still the same…you can see game centers in shopping centers all over Japan.

    I don’t really play video games anymore (I guess you can tell)…for me, Tetris is good enough.πŸ™‚

    (Did I just change the subject of your post? γ‚Ήγ‚€γƒžγ‚»γƒ³γ€‚;)

  7. (BTW, did you know Atari is an American company…but γ€Œε½“γŸγ‚Šγ€ (atari) is a Japanese word? Means “Win”.

  8. I often go to the game center to kill time while my wife is shopping. It’s a good time waster when you’re tired of walking around.

    Did also you know the word Atari originates from the board game Go. When you call it, a stone will be taken on the next turn. It’s kind of like saying “check” in chess. I like to play a little bit of Go sometimes. Have you ever played?

  9. Ku Ri Su

    I have always been interested in playing go. Never got the chance. Love to learn

  10. It’s pretty easy to learn to play Go, but very difficult to master. It’s too bad I didn’t know this in Ottawa we could have played Chris.

  11. Ku Ri Su

    I’ll get one of the games for the DS and practice. Then when we come to Japan we can play.

  12. No, I’ve never played γ€Œε›²η’γ€(I-go).
    Actually, the day I came to Japan, after going thru Customs (for the first time in my life)…I saw a TV in the airport and a Go match was on.
    I had never seen that game before that…so it just added to the culture shock.

    You like those ancient Chinese games like 麻雀 (Ma-jan) and 囲璁 (I-go)…don’t you?

  13. Chris,
    Sounds good. I’ll practice too. There’s some online web games as well. You can play against random people, but some people are super good.

    Tokyo5,
    I like most board games in general. Mahjong is very relaxing and fun to play with friends while eating and drinking. Go is very intelligent and challenging, some say even more so than chess.

  14. I sometimes play γ€Œγ‚ͺセロ」 (Othello) with my kids (well, just one of them at a time, since it’s a two-player game).

    I’m not a big Chess player either. I’m more of a Checkers kind-of-guy.

  15. Othello seems to be more popular here than it is in North America. In fact a lot of young Japanese people think Go is same as Othello

  16. >Othello seems to be more popular here than it is in North America.

    I never heard of Othello until I came to Japan.

    According to Wikipedia, it was invented in England and called “Reversi”…but the Japanese toy company Tsukuda renamed it “Othello” and said it was inspired by the Chinese game Go.

    (Maybe why Japanese people think the games are the same, as you said).

    Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi#Origins

  17. I had played Othello many times when I was a kid. Maybe it’s more common in Canada than in the US.

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