On the difficulty of games – A funny discovery

As I am in the process of reading through old issues of magazines I bought at the time (from 92 onwards), something caught my eye in the latest one (Gamers issue 4/92): For the English readers, here’s the relevant part translated:

Old Video Game Magazines – Gamers 03/92

The June/July issue, released in May. From this issue on, the writing team was expanded to 3 people: Boris Schneider, Heinrich Lenhardt and Torsten Oppermann. Their workload in this issue seems to have been relatively uneven though. Heinrich Lenhardt’s name is signed under a lot of the reviews, with Boris Schneider following second (though quite…

Game Releases – Rest of 2017

Update (22.10.2017 19:04): added info to the .hack//G.U. Last Recode entry that I was reminded of by a comment. As the year is coming close to its end, we approach the holiday season, meaning there are still some game releases left to come. Here are some entries that could be interesting.

Gaming Opinion – Big Budget Single Player Games „Over“?

Recently the news came out that Electronic Arts are closing Visceral Games (for once not a studio they bought at some point), the Star Wars game they had in development is being given to another of their development studios and that it’s going to be taken into a different direction (due to “changes in the…

Old Video Game Magazines – Gamers 02/92

The April/May issue, released in March. Still written by a one-man “team”. As an improvement, a list of all reviews contained in the magazine was added to the content overview. In the reader’s letters area, they “backpedal” a bit on the note from the previous magazine about not reviewing “The Immortal” because of the violent…

Sega Game Gear – My childhood experience

As a kid at school, at some point video games become a point of interest for a lot of people. At the time I knew some that had a Nintendo Game Boy, but Christmas 1991 one of the presents I got was a Sega Game Gear. I think the colour screen and some of the…

Old Video Game Magazines – Gamers 01/92

The first ever video game magazine issue that I bought and read. The numbering was 01/92 (February/March) even though it was released in December 1991. This was the first Sega-exclusive magazine and this first issue was a one-man-show in terms of the written content (all done by Heinrich Lenhardt, who has already been around in…