Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Published by Future Issue 151 - August 2018
News > PlayStation at E3
Features > In The Mood For... Fishing, The 7th Annual Hot 50 upcoming games (48 pages!) - including:
50- Overkill's The Walking Dead 49 - Evasion 48 - Firewall: Zero Hour 47 - Blood & Truth 46 - Astro Bot Rscue Mission 45 - Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - Mars 44 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 43 - Valkyria Chronicles 4 42 - We Happy Few 41 - Team Sonic Racing 40 - Metro Exodus 39 - Creed: Rise to Glory 38 - Dead or Alive 6 37 - A Plague Tale: Innocence 36 - Strange Brigade 35 - Dreams 34 - Just Cause 4 33 - Generation Zero 32 - Fallout 76 31 - Planet Alpha 30 - Concrete Genie 29 - FIFA 19 28 - Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive 27 - Lego DC Super-Villains 26 - Twin Mirror 25 - PES 2019 24 - Deracine 23 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 22 - Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII 21 - The Division 2 20 - Battlefield V 19 - Babylon's Fall 18 - Control 17 - Spyro Reignited Trilogy 16 - Days Gone 15 - Kingdom Hearts III 14 - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey 13 - Ghost of Tsushima 12 - Death Stranding 11 - Beyond Good & Evil 2 10 - Anthem 9 - Rage 2 8 - Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7 - Resident Evil 2 6 - Hitman 2 5 - Cyberpunk 2077 4 - Devil May Cry 5 3 - Red Dead Redemption II 2 - Spider-Man 1 - The Last of Us Part II
Previews > (As per Hot 50)
Reviews > Vampyr (PS4) - 7 > I Hate Running Backwards (PS4) - 5 > Reverie (PS4) - 7 > Moonlighter (PS4) - 8 > Yoku's Island Express (PS4) - 8 > Dark Souls Remastered (PS4) - 9 > i may play a game tonight are you (PS4) - 7 > The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (PS4) - 6 > Fox N Forests (PS4) - 6 > OnRush (PS4) - 7 > To The Top (PSVR) - 9 > MotoGP 18 (PS4) - 5 > Space Hulk: Deathwing (PS4) - 6 > Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4) - 8 ( ) > BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (PS4) - 6 > Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (PS4) - 9 > Tennis World Tour (PS4) - 4 > Gorogoa (PS4) - 9
Other bits to note > The cover features Cyberpunk 2077 > RetroStation: Prince of Persia (PS3) > Don't Make Me Play!: Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (PS4) > Free gift: "The Games of E3 2018" magazine (68 pages of screenshots and artwork) > Subscription offer: Get three issues for £5 and then ongoing rate of £17/quarter. Click to view offer > Next issue on sale 31 July; includes a feature on Resident Evil 2 plus Dualshock 4 thumb grips and decals
NickSCFC wrote:Why oh why does the E3 section have to be a separate magazine?
The news and the Hot 50 sections are in the main mag and focus on written summaries of the games advertised at E3; the additional mag is more screenshot-orientated. I guess that the production is set for the standard 116-page mag and it's easier to produce an additional 64-page supplement rather than compile a 180-page edition. From an advertising perspective the "double-mag" approach is probably more attractive than a "bigger mag", too.
Because you can probably get away with selling 2 magazines for £7 (a price they seem to do at least 3 times a year now) but not 1 bumper edition. There haven't been many issues of OPM that have gone past the 200 page barier. No E3 edition of the magazine has ever featured that many screenshots either, so you're also getting that. Maybe it's easier as well in terms of E3 deadlines.
I think this is also the longest OPM has gone without a design change. I'd probably hold off until nearer the PS5 though.
I've always found it strange why Future's gaming magazines for the past 10 years - with the exception of Retro Gamer - insist on being so narrow. Compared to the vast majority of magazines on the shelves, the dimensions are wrong. I think PSW was one of the first and then they all slowly adopted it. It's a small thing I know, but I've just never liked it.