Thursday, 22 September 2011

Retro Videogaming: EDGE issue #1 (1993)


Fair to say, EDGE is the videogaming industry's "bible". Launched in late 1993, EDGE brought a more adult outlook on what was then still considered a childish hobby and passion. Serious consideration and contemplation of all things hardware and software was like a breath of fresh air to those of us who wanted to see beyond the surface gloss of product and managment speak. Their coverage of the Japanese market was so ground breaking and exotic that it seemed like they were peeking into a whole new world of consoles and cartridges. They were right. Japan was the future. The stalwarts Atari and Commodore were the past. Amazing how times have changed. I didn't buy that 3DO but looking back 28 years, I sort of wish I had.

EDGE is still going strong with a recent update to a new format and design. And, yes, I have every issue.

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