I have a huge collection of video game magazines, I'm in the process of fully tidying up my room and throwing a bunch of stuff out. I seem to have far to many of them, most notably my Nintendo Magazine collection, the one with Mario's face on the spine so that when there in the right order it shows his full face. While impressive I'm never going to read any of them again. So if you buy magazines, do you like throw it away once your done with it, like you would a newspaper, or do you have a huge stack in your wardrobe?
I've reccently started to get PS3 and Xbox 360 official mag aswell as Empire and Gay Times, this as well as weekly comics fills up space quickly. So I was thinking of going through a system where I buy a copy of them all, put them on my coffe table, for a month, and when the new one comes out I'll replace that one with the new one.
I have a ton; I'm actually looking to sell them. No room. I have nearly every EGM from 1999 to their demise and a boatload of Game Informers and Nintendo Powers. I store them in a filling cabinet that is taking up quite a hitch of space in my closet.
I wouldn't say I collect them, I just think there's not much of a market for old gaming magazines, but I might be truly mistaken.
I have a huge collection of video game magazines, I'm in the process of fully tidying up my room and throwing a bunch of stuff out. I seem to have far to many of them, most notably my Nintendo Magazine collection, the one with Mario's face on the spine so that when there in the right order it shows his full face. While impressive I'm never going to read any of them again. So if you buy magazines, do you like throw it away once your done with it, like you would a newspaper, or do you have a huge stack in your wardrobe?I don't know how old you are, but you might be suprised how much you'll grow to love to go back and look at them.
I had to throw a lot of mine away, but there are a lot of really interesting gaming artifacts that come in handy at times.
I remember showing a guy a preview of the Dragon Ball Z NES game in the very first issue of Nintnedo Power. He didn't know the series was that old.
I remember showing a guy an EGM from back in the days where the magazine was over an inch thick. (I MISS those days...)
I remember using one to prove to someone that N64 games used to be almost $100.
I remember using one to prove to someone fairly recently that the media and the gaming culture at large HATED Quake 1 when it was released and even had cover stories about how it was terrible and Id was done with. THen about 3 months later, after they played it some more, it became the critical darling and favored in front of Duke Nukem who was the previous king of FPS games.
So... I'd say keep them. OR give htem to me.
I started a tradition when I was very young to keep every single issue of Nintendo Power. I have a feeling that I'll keep that up until the magazine goes belly up, online only, or I get married, whichever comes first. Since Future US bought them and a lot of the old crew left, it's gotten pretty lame. Also having to cover not awesome Wii games as though they look great probably doesn't make their job any easier.
That's the only game magazine I keep though. I tossed my few EGMs and Game Informers out a couple years back.
Oh man I had this box of magazines. I had a collection of about 900 magazines from all over, Gamefan, Gamer's Republic, Next Gen, PSM, Game Players, Official Dreamcast, EGM, the list goes on. I moved out thinking I could use my attic for storage and my mothers threw them out. I was a bit crushed. I was able to go into the dumpster and gather a few from every magazine but that only turned out to be like 10 or so. These days I collection Edge, Game Informer, and Retro Gamer.
@JazGalaxy I'm 19, and I sorta have an iPhone, which does all of that.Not as well as you'd think. that's why I had to go back to the magazines to prove all that stuff. He was of the opinion that since he couldn't find proof of it on the inernet, it didn't happen...
No, I wish I had the room and organization to do so but I just can't find a good place to keep old magazines. Everytime I try I always find something that needs the space more or they end up in the way. I usually have the last 3-6 months of Game Informer and Playstation magazine laying around.
So if you buy magazines, do you like throw it away once your done with it, like you would a newspaper, or do you have a huge stack in your wardrobe?If the magazines are in bad conditions and are available online: throw them away, no big loss.
If they are in good conditions and are available online: give them to some collector if you no longer need them.
If they are not available online and are rare: keep them, scan them or give them to somebody who would, would be sad to see a bunch of video game history go.
For German magazines there is http://www.kultpower.de/ which has a lot of stuff archived already.
I got rid of my old game and computer magazines and found my walk-in closet empty, could rent it out, fit a bed and a table and what not in there. Years and years of (enter name of British Amiga or gaming mag here) and GameFan, EGM and the likes, and a lot of Swedish mags. Keeping certain issues that are worth their weight in gold though
The memories are with me forever of the good old days, when if you wanted a game, you'd write to a guy in his parents garage and send him a fiver in the mail and he'd copy a tape of his latest code for you. Bless Jeff Minter.
I have a few old Nintendo Power magazines and all the Strategy Guides they sent me. I use to have quite few well worn issues of Gamepro and EGM because they had move list, combo list, and fatalities to various fighting games. The strangest being Midway's WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game but back in the day I was a beast when I played as Bam Bam Bigelow or Razor Ramon.