The Thread of Great Magazine Covers

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PostThe Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by KK » Sat May 11, 2013 11:55 pm

EDGE

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Official PlayStation Magazine

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Xbox World 360

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Play

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Official Xbox 360 Magazine

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GamesMaster

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Official PlayStation 2 Magazine

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Official Nintendo Magazine

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Retro Gamer

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N64 Magazine

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Empire eat your heart out.

Any in particular you liked that stand out over the years?

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by False » Sun May 12, 2013 12:04 am

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Mafro » Sun May 12, 2013 9:24 am

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:lol:

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Jax » Sun May 12, 2013 3:24 pm

Can't find an image for it but Xbox World did a great Homefront one which was in the style of North Korean propaganda. It came in an envelope too in 'Top Secret' style. It was awesome.

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by HSH28 » Sun May 12, 2013 4:06 pm

Some pretty good ones in here...

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Shadow » Sun May 12, 2013 5:24 pm

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I remember this causing quite a stir in my pants.

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Uppa » Sun May 12, 2013 5:40 pm

KKLEIN wrote:EDGE

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My first issue of EDGE. I remember picking it up when myself and some friends stayed over at a friend's apartment in the Republic of Ireland, near the sea. I have very fond memories of that summer--we got a very hot couple of days when we stayed over, which was a bit of a novelty--and I recall most vividly that all of us were breathlessly excited for "the new Zelda," in between playing Tales of Symphonia together. I think we pored over EDGE's preview for the game for a very long time. To our great delight, that August, we all assembled again and headed over to an unusually sunny Edinburgh, where we'd get to play the newly-named Twilight Princess at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival. The nights before that trip were restless ones; I don't think we got a wink of sleep the night before, despite having to get up early to catch a boat over to Scotland and drive across the breadth of the country before the show started.

I've never been more excited for a game in my entire life. That issue, and the summer it heralded the arrival of, were pretty much together the catalyst for all that excitement--and I think the issue, in particular, is what brought me to the original Gamesradar forums, that year.

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Pell » Sun May 12, 2013 6:04 pm

KKLEIN wrote:
Xbox World 360

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I'm so taking credit for those two.

Jax wrote:Can't find an image for it but Xbox World did a great Homefront one which was in the style of North Korean propaganda. It came in an envelope too in 'Top Secret' style. It was awesome.


And that one. All three were my cover picks (and the metallic Dead Space logo colour change and the Korean propaganda & false cover were too). The Homefront issue didn't come in a top secret bag, though. Definitely not.

Course, it was Weaver and the two art boys who made the magic happen in the end.

Hopefully got some awesome-o things lined up for GamesMaster in the coming months.

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Jax » Sun May 12, 2013 11:22 pm

Pell wrote:The Homefront issue didn't come in a top secret bag, though. Definitely not.


I remember mine being in one, or something much like that. Not sure why then, if you're saying they didn't. It wasn't a subscriber issue or anything either, it was like that on the shelf, with Xbox World 360 on the front of it too.

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by mcjihge2 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:21 am

SuperPlay always had good cover art. What the hell happened to that guy?

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by superfurryfox » Mon May 13, 2013 10:35 am

That guy Wil Overton went on to work for Rare and helped design the avatars and also runs a toy import shop (binkybox or something?).

He came back to do the cover for the last issue of Nintendo Gamer.

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Mafro » Mon May 13, 2013 10:36 am

I had that Perfect Dark poster on my wall years ago.

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by mcjihge2 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:47 am

Sinclair user had some good covers.

I had this operation wolf poster on my wall

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by KK » Mon May 13, 2013 11:35 am

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Best cover they ever did.

What isn't evident here is that it was given that special UV coating (or something similar).

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Rapidly-Greying » Mon May 13, 2013 11:40 am

Zzapp 64 and Your Sinclair had some great covers,more so Zzapp 64.

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by jawafour » Mon May 13, 2013 12:04 pm

Rapidly-Greying wrote:Zzapp 64 and Your Sinclair had some great covers,more so Zzapp 64.

Oli Frey... the legendary master of videogame magazine covers:

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PostRe: The Thread of Great Magazine Covers
by Dangerblade » Mon May 13, 2013 1:55 pm

mcjihge2 wrote:SuperPlay always had good cover art. What the hell happened to that guy?

That's Wil Overton. He still does covers for Retro Gamer, and he even posts on GRCade every now and again.


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