Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I used to be a Diehard GameFan

In fact, I was such a die-hard fan of Diehard GameFan magazine that I still have the premiere issue--and it's in pretty great condition considering it's 18 years old.

My rather pristine copy of the premiere issue
Diehard GameFan magazine.

As such, I couldn't help but smile when I read that Dave Halverson, one of the founders of the original Diehard GameFan, is getting ready to re-launch the magazine in mid-March.

This time around, the magazine will be "large format" (whatever that means) and "dual cover," meaning it'll tackle both movies and games.

I haven't bought a gaming magazine in years, so I doubt I'll buy a copy of the new-and-hopefully-improved GameFan when it hits newsstands next month. Still, I'm glad I could pick it up if I chose to do so.



Viewtiful_Justin said...

I've subscribed to Nintendo Power since issue 20. I have every issue since then except for a few I lent out and never got back. I just got issue #252 in the mail. It's a sickness. :-P

They boy;s older brother has every issue from #1-20, and I keep asking the boy to find out what it would take for his bro to part with them.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Wow--you must have an absolutely huge stack of Nintendo Power magazines somewhere in your house :)

I actually have most of the early issues of Nintendo Power. (I stopped subscribing after about 5 years, I think.) In fact, I have #1 and #2 with me in Seattle--with the rest being in the basement of my parents' house in Wisconsin.

Here's a photo of my rather tattered copy of issue #1: