Videogaming Illustrated (October 1983)

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Source: Videogaming Illustrated – October 1983

Videogaming Illustrated was another relatively short-lived videogames magazine from the early 1980s. Though it lasted less than two years, it changed names twice. For instance, this issue from October 1983 is actually titled Videogaming and Computergaming Illustrated. Contents include:

  • Keyboard – Men, women and computerphobia – an issue for the 80s.
  • Eye On – From voice synthesis to voice controllers – hear the latest!
  • Preview – New games from Avalon Hill and Sega’s Star Trek reviewed.
  • Focus On: Uncensored Videogames – If ever erotic videogames had a chance to enter the market quietly and with minimum resistance, three games bearing the Mystique label scuttled those chance forever.
  • VIP: Gloria Steinem and Lindsay Van Gelder – Two famous feminists discuss women, computers and games.
  • Arcadia: The Perils of Pixel-ated Paulines – The role of women in the industry: are we still in the dark ages?
  • Supergaming – Install a pause button in your Atari joystick without delay!
  • Championship Videogaming – Our readers provide player’s tips on Dragon’s Lair, Star Wars and more.
  • Conquering – All the help you’ll need to keep the Mario Brothers from going down the drain.
  • Behind the Scenes – Are videogames works of art and thus deserving of copyright protection?
  • Chip Ahoy – An all-too-brief glimpse at upcoming video and computergames.
  • Input – Praise and damnation from our readers.
  • RAMblings – Reviews of new strategy and arcade-style computergames.
  • Computereyes – Computer graphics in the home and in the professional studios.
  • Focus On: Questing Games – A new wave of videogames provide incentives other than point accumulation.
  • Video Victor
  • You Read It Here First

…and more!



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