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  • Video Games Player (August/September 1983)

    Source: Video Games Player – August/September 1983

    The awkwardly named ‘Video Games Player’ was another short-lived early 1980s video games magazine that had the misfortune to begin around the time of the crash. The August/September 1983 issue includes:

    First Wave – News

    • Hot Gossip
    • The Video Games Gazette
    • Win An Arcade Game! – Enter our contest at your local 7-Eleven
    • New Products
    • Lights! Camera! Action! Roll ‘Em! – Here come the latest batch of games based on hit movies
    • What’s In Store For You – Who’s coming out with what
    • How To Turn Your Atari Into A Computer
    • The Hotline – The latest news as we go to press
    • Are You A Computer Nerd?

    Second Wave – Clues

    • Can You Survive? – We put you in a tricky situation
    • Beat It! – We show you how to rip apart Popeye, Pole Position, Keystone Kapers and Centipede
    • The World According To Q*Bert – We caught the lovable munchkin on a bad day

    Third Wave – Reviews

    • 1983 Golden Joystick Awards – We pick the games of the year
    • Video Game Buyer’s Guide
    • Colecovision Vs. Atari 5200 – Which super system should you buy?
    • Computer Game Buyer’s Guide
    • A Year’s Worth of Quarters – Winner of our Design A Video Game contest

    …and more!


  • Atarian – (September/October 1989)


    Source: Atarian – Issue Number 3 – September/October 1989



    I think most console makers tried their hand at an official magazine to varying degrees of success. Nintendo Power is perhaps the most successful of those. At the other end of the scale is Atarian which only had a handful of issues. Not necessarily because it was a terrible magazine (for the most part) but because Atari just didn’t survive long enough as a console maker after the Magazine started. The September/October 1989 issue of Atarian includes:

    Reviews

    • Off the Wall
    • Jinks
    • Super Huey
    • Radar Lock
    • Ace of Aces
    • Gato
    • Airball
    • Tank Command
    • Touchdown Football
    • Glacier Patrol

    Playing Strategy

    • Dark Chambers
    • Xevious
    • Rescue on Fractulus
    • River Raid

    Departments

    • Mailbag – Our mailbox overflowith
    • Top 30 – Your favorite 10 games for 2600, 7800, and XE
    • 10 Years Ago – The great autumn of 1979
    • Tips & Tricks – Reader tips for maxing your scores
    • Gameslist – Games made by other manufacturers
    • Adventures of Atari – The evil Ninja-Endo marshals an army of mutant sea creatures against Beth and Atari.
    • Puzzlers – Challenge your mind with these stumpers

    Features

    • Consumer Electronics Show – Atarian goes to a fantastic trade show
    • Previews – Sneak peeks of new games coming out soon

    Classics

    • Donkey Kong
    • Millipede

    …and more!