In November 2001 Microsoft released their first console into a market that was changing. Sega’s Dreamcast had failed so they left the market. However Microsoft knew how to make an entrance! From the off they set out to do things differently.
Welcome to our latest episode where we discuss the first part of the Top 10 Listener’s Choice Games Magazines. Back in January this year we asked for people to tell us their favourite magazines, the votes were counted and here are the results! Over 100 magazines were voted for so some obviously didn’t make the cut but some that did may surprise you.
In this episode Paul interviews Dave Upchurch. Starting his career at EMAP on popular 90’s magazine ACE he soon was moved to The One Amiga where he became the magazines editor. At the time the Amiga was going from strength to strength with games such as The Secret Of Monkey Island 2, Chaos Engine.
When GamesMaster magazine launched way back in December 1992 it was a big deal! With the tv show bringing gaming to the mainstream, Future publishing had been hard at work ready to capitalise on the ready made audience. GamesMaster was the new and exciting multi-format magazine covering Nintendo, Sega, Amiga, PC and much more.
The Sony PlayStation is one of the most successful consoles and brands that we as gamers have seen. We spoke to Geoff Glendenning who was Head Of Marketing for the PlayStation as he shares some of his memories. Geoff had worked in advertising previously and did work for Commodore and Acclaim before his big move to Sony.