#1 Posted by LikeaSsur (1513 posts) -

So I'm doing a bit of cleaning today, an found a ginormous stash of old magazines. Expert Gamer, Tips & Tricks, Nintendo Power, GameNOW....the list goes on.

I imagine some of you are/have been in the same boat as me, so I ask you: what did you do with your old magazines? Throw them in storage for a nostalgia trip 20 years from now? Recycle them? Something in between?

Give me some ideas, duders. What should I do with the vast amount of pages of gaming tips, news, and reviews?

#2 Edited by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Yeah, I have wondered this too. I have no idea what to do with my old magazines. Sometimes I like looking through them, and they provide a cool way to see what was happening in games at certain times. So I don't want to throw them away, but they take up so much space.

#3 Posted by 49th (2731 posts) -

Recycle them. Unless you have first issues they are not usually worth much.

#4 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1807 posts) -

Scrapbook them.

#5 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3146 posts) -

Got a scanner? It's time consuming, but then they won't take up physical space.

#6 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Eat them.

#7 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

i had this problem with my old porn mag collection. i ended up just putting them in a carrier bag and leaving them near a tree in a local park.

with luck some youngster will find them and put them to good use.

#8 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Dump them in the woods. Kids will be so disappointed when they find them and they aren't porn.

#9 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -


At least that's what I tell myself every time I look at my 8 storage boxes of books and magazines.

That and I could never cope with throwing away my old Nintendo Powers. NEVER.

#10 Posted by LikeaSsur (1513 posts) -

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1: @Apparatus_Unearth: These are both great ideas. I think I'll....wait a sec...

@Ravenlight said:

Eat them.

Well....I am pretty hungry....

#11 Posted by LD50 (415 posts) -

You could take them to a Half Price Books to donate. If their less than two months old, they might pay you for them. It won't be much though. I'm not a fan of HPB anymore, and this will cause extra work for them.

#12 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

put them in the blender with water, yogurt, ice, and milk, and make a delicious magazine smoothie.

#13 Posted by TheHBK (5474 posts) -

Put them in the bathrooms around your house. It is always nice to see what games used to look like, what kind of writing there was in these, reviews for games and compare to what we think of them now, previews are always hilarious where a game is getting hyped up even though back then it looked bad or we later found out it was a piece of garbage.

Yup, keep em because old game magazines are awesome when taking a dump.

#14 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

Re- read all of them and clip out all the hilariously wrong predictions!

#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@49th said:

Recycle them.

#16 Posted by AMyggen (2862 posts) -

I'm not really a collector...of anything. So I just throw them away after I'm done with 'em. I never go back to stuff like that anyway.

Or, I do still have some magazines from my childhood, but that's more for nostalgic reasons. I haven't really kept a single magazine the last 10 years.

#17 Posted by ShaggE (6420 posts) -

Definitely scan and recycle.

#18 Posted by mikey87144 (1729 posts) -

I recycled quite a bit of my collection. I had Gamepro's, going back to the N64 era and was sad to have to toss them but toss them I did.

#19 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Burn them.

#20 Posted by Slag (4250 posts) -

recycle or sell. Unless I really wanted to keep them for nostalgia and had a way to do so that I would actually be able to access them on demand

#21 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

Bury them in my backyard.

#22 Posted by CosmicBatman (317 posts) -

Don't throw them away dude, I love finding old magazines and comics.

#23 Posted by forkboy (1138 posts) -

Only mags I keep now are year end issues of a music magazine I buy irregularly, Terrorizer.

Otherwise, recycled in one way or another, either into the recycling depot or else passed on to other people. I used to hate letting go of magazines but face it brother, you're not going to care what score Spyro 2 got today, never mind in the future. Use that space for something better.

#24 Posted by afrofools (1341 posts) -

Cut them up and make collages with the pictures.

#25 Posted by Sweep (8844 posts) -

Art them.

#26 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

Penis pedestal. 

#27 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

stack them up in the bathroom for your guests

#28 Posted by Hunter5024 (5615 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Burn them.

This is really the only right answer.

#29 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

Glue pages together that have pictures of women on them then give them to your little brother. Do this for every magazine.

#30 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -

Recycle or sell if they're worth anything (usually not; I was saddened at the extreme lack of value that Nintendo Power #100 fetched), but I am not much for nostalgia.