EG -- probably my all-time favorite magazine as a kid. I was a subscriber, and read each issue cover to cover over and over. Anyone else love this magazine as much as I did? Great place to read game reviews, learn about upcoming releases, and get gaming tips. I was hooked from the very first issue -- when I spotted a hint about the Easter Egg in Adventure.
The one thing that has always bothered me the way the mag run ended. The Feb '85 issue was the last for the original editing crew -- Bill Kunkel, Joyce Worley, and Arnie Katz. The March issue came with a completely new staff and format -- no explanation, no goodbye. Nothing. And the new format was just not the same. After a few issues, they even switched the name of the magazine to "Computer Entertainment". I let my subscription lapse. The thing is...I loved computer games at that point, but the new format was no fun. Too slick. Too corporate. Just not the same vibe.
Another victim of the great crash. I guess we were lucky the magazine lasted as long as it did.
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