magazines

  • EGM magazine is no more, 1UP staff slashed

    As you’re no doubt aware by now, UGO (owned by Hearst) has Read More

  • Playboy is getting out of the DVD business, going all-online

    Facing rising ink and paper costs and a declining demand for physical discs, the world’s most recognizable skin rag — I mean, adult entertainment periodical — is getting out of the DVD business. Their online distribution system will be their primary method of content distribution, and other cost-cutting measures will be taken in order to return the company to profitability. Read More

  • Games For Windows mag is no more, moves entirely online

    Games For Windows, known as Computer Gaming Monthly prior to its marriage to Microsoft, is no more. The go-to authority on PC gaming has succumbed to the reality of the magazine business: they’re too costly to make for their own good. Editor-in-chief Jeff Green, whose columns I enjoyed for a number of years, has written a eulogy of sorts on his 1UP blog, wherein he laments the state of… Read More

  • Google preparing to enter the print magazine space?

    I’m a magazine reader. Even in the day when I have four devices that can browse the Internet in my pockets at the same time, I still prefer a paper magazine. They’re not going anywhere, and that’s why it appears Google is targeting them as its next venture. The Goog has filed a patent for a system that would allow the “Customization of Content and Advertisements in… Read More

  • How do video game magazines survive in the online era? Can they?

    Print media, so says conventional wisdom, is dying a slow death, kicking and screaming all the way to the pearly gates. (Sounds like the RIAA to me…) What better way to analyze this than through a lens no doubt many of you can relate to, say, video games. The conundrum for video game magazines is clear: why pay for a magazine that comes only once a month with old news and reviews when… Read More

  • Free Full Version Magazines For iPhone Users

    Texterity.com is offering over 20 free magazines to iPhone users, all wrapped up in a glorious interface programmed specifically for the device. Each magazine is shown in its entirety and the service doesn’t require any special software or plugins to view. All this goodness is free while the digital magazine interface is in beta. No word yet on pricing after the beta period… Read More

  • Negative Apple Article, Ad Pressure Leads to PC World Editor Resignation: Commoner Than We Think?

    This is more meta than we’re used to ’round here, but PC World‘s editor, Harry McCracken, just quit the magazine because he planned to write an article called “Ten Things We Hate About Apple.” But we all know that’s it’s actually been made illegal in the past few years to write anything critical about Apple. One of the publisher’s higher-ups… Read More

  • Oh Snap! Biz 2.0 Doesn't Do Backups!

    The worst possible scenario for a print magazine is for your entire future issue to be completely wiped out in a hard drive failure. Now that you’ve read that sentence and most likely this article’s title, I’m sure you can put two and two together to find out which magazine lost its entire June issue thanks to data failure. Funny how a magazine that’s always ranting on… Read More

  • Official PlayStation Magazine UK Will Pack Blu-ray Discs in Upcoming Issues

    Readers of the UK’s Official PlayStation Magazine can now look forward to getting a shiny Blu-ray disc with every issue. From now on the Sony-blessed mag will include a Blu-ray disc that has first- and third-party demos and lots and lots of other multimedia “content,” possibly including the user-generated kind. I guess this is just another feather in the cap of PS3 supporters. Read More