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Gareth Knight
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Just general points that may be of some interest to someone somewhere.

Amiga Computing

The Amiga Computing games supplement has been called many things over the last few years of its existence. It first appeared sometime in 1991 under the title of "Gamer." This continued until 1995 when it was decided to be time for a shake up, and so it was renamed "System." It would have remained under this title but for the incorporation of their sister mag, Amiga Action, renaming the supplement in its honour. Amiga Computing shrunk to 68 pages with one disk, costing a massive £4.99. The last few issues allegedly only sold around 8,000 copies.

Amiga Pro

In case you're wondering the first four issues of Amiga Pro magazine came with a 32 page supplement called 32. This reviewed A1200 and CD³² games, as well as having some darn good interviews with programmers.

The One Amiga

The One Amiga was incorporated into CU Amiga magazine for one month before being brought by Maverick. The One Amiga shrunk to a tiny 16 pages with 1 disk and cost £3.99 on the last issue when Maverick owned it.

Amiga Action

Amiga Action shrunk to 36 pages and 1 disk for £4.50.

Amiga CD32 Gamer

Amiga CD32 Gamer, the only monthly Amiga CD³² magazine shrunk to 32 pages and 1 CD, costing £5.99.

Amiga Power

Amiga Power and Shopper shrunk to 52 pages and cost £4.50 with one disk each. Amiga Power are renowned for giving games low marks, disproving the Marxist claim that the media is used by the ruling class to validate their rule, creating False Class Consciousness.

1996 was highlighted by bitter arguments between Amiga Power and almost every other Amiga magazine.

This is a list of some of the accusations they made (that I can remember):

Amiga Action Accused them of reviewing incomplete copies of games, and even on one occasion the PC version.

Amiga Format. They accused them of not reviewing a game properly because of a bug that prevented them from getting past level 3.

Amiga Technologies Amiga Power gave Pinball Mania and Whizz a low score, which were bundled with the Amiga Magic pack. Therefore, Amiga Technologies accused them of trying to kill the Amiga.

Amiga User International For using exactly the same words, in the same order to describe a game.

The One Amiga Just giving brilliant scores to games they thought were crap.

The Mary Whitehouse Committee tried to have Cannon Fodder and Amiga Power issue 32 withdrawn from sale, because it featured a poppy on the cover and claimed "war has never been so much fun!". It was even featured in the Daily Star! If you're wondering why there are so many references to Amiga Power, it is because AP was the only mag I brought EVERY SINGLE month since I got my Amiga, and now it's dead. Sob.

Amiga User International

Amiga User International (featuring Techno World) was 100 pages, with 2 disks for £3.99. Techno World covered anything vaguely computery. Amiga User International began in 1987 as a free (very tiny) magazine in Commodore Computing International. It then became a subscription only magazine called Commodore Business and Amiga User, which then became a mainstream magazine. If the CD³² market had taken off in 1994 Amiga User International would have spawned, a subscription-only magazine called "Amiga CD!".

Amiga Format

Amiga Format Special was basically an issue of Amiga Format that contained articles on a specific subject. Amiga Format was created after the metaphorical egg that was ST/Amiga Format split. This caused twin foetus' to be born- the lovely Amiga Format and the psychopathic ST Format. ST Format died in September 1996 after its adopted children ST, TT, Falcon, and Jaguar were disowned by their father, Atari in favour of a younger woman (who gave him a hard drive). Amiga Format is too distraught too comment at the moment. Amiga Formats' own problems appear to have been sorted with the recent settlement of the long custody battle with her former lover Escom. Her children A1200 and A4000 are said to be staying with their financially secure step father, Gateway 2000.

I was contacted by Biagio Nativo who added a few magazines to the list. Here are his comment about them.

Australian Commodore and Amiga Review

The first magazine is called Australian Commodore and Amiga Review. It was first published in 1983 as a Commodore 8 bit computer only mag. The name back in 1983 may have been Australian Commodore Review. I am not 100% sure of this though as the first issue I bought was way after the Amiga was released here in Australia. The magazine ran into financial difficulties which forced them to release their final issue of the magazine in the early months of 1996.

Australian Amiga Gazzete

The next magazine is called Australian Amiga Gazzete. It was first published on December 1996 and is still going. Both magazines feature game and utility software info and reviews as well as hardware.

Editors note. This magazine seems to be in the process of relaunching as aag-NG. Go to the website for more information.



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