Issues 1-100 of CGW Available as PDFs Online!

In honor of Computer Gaming World's 25th Anniversary, they are offering Issues 1-100 online for free in PDF format. While I wish they had a torrent available to download every issue in a large ZIP file, this is still a fun way to read older computer gaming magazines.

What sucks is that Computer Gaming World is going to be changing its name to Games for Windows: The Official Magazine.

Computer Gaming World Issues 1-100 PDFs

Anyone else have fond memories of reading this magazine back in the day?

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Bill Loguidice
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The Magazine and Thoughts on the Games for Windows Initiative

I was thinking about the switch to "Games for Windows" magazine the other day. I think instead of sucking, this is a good thing, as the PC magazine industry has been in a state of declining readership over the past several years and something needs to be done to reignite interest. I think the three official videogame magazines are of supremely high quality, with good editorial neutrality, especially since Nintendo Power cleaned up their act. So why not save both the lineage of Computer Gaming World and have an "official" magazine for the Windows set as well? It seems to me to be a win-win, particularly if it can match its sister publication, Official Xbox Magazine.

I know I'll be subscribing to "Games for Windows", so I'll now have all four official sources. I can round those out with online research and my own hands-on experiences.

On a side note, I like the "Games for Windows" initiative as it applies to the PC software side, requiring for instance simple installs, full widescreen support and standardization on the Xbox 360 controller. Those things will go a long way to offering as pleasing an experience as there is on the console side.

By the way, even though I hate reading magazines in PDF format, I love old computer magazines, particularly pre-90's, so I snagged all 100 issues! This is a researcher's and game-lover's treasure-trove. Thanks for the heads-up, Mat...

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All 100 issues clock in at

All 100 issues clock in at 2.86GB! I'm going to have to transfer them from my work laptop to a different system and place them onto a DVD. In any case, I LOVE the early ones, covering systems like Apple II, TRS-80 Model I, Atari 800, C-64, Vic-20, TI-99/4a, Timex Sinclair, etc., from companies like Epyx, Avalon Hill, SSI, Broderbund, Infocom, etc. Brilliant, fun stuff.

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Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
[ My collection ]
[ http://www.MythCore.com ]

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