Old PSMs, Game Informer....from 1997!
by, 15 Feb 2011 at 07:11 PM (6355 Views)
I love going to thrift stores, which takes up a lot of my weekends. I love shopping in general, but shopping at thrift stores always yields the strangest finds. This last weekend, I found a huge lot of old video game magazines. That's not too rare in itself, usually you can find a few GamePros and things like that sitting around. This lot was strange though, the PSM magazines went back to issue #1, from 1997. I sat in the thrift store for about 45 minutes, looking through all these old issues, old memories. In 1997, I was in about 7th or 8th grade, and that's when my passion for games really took off. Like a lot of kids my age, Final Fantasy 7 was the game the really cemented my love of J-RPGs and general weeabooness. It's hilarious looking back at these magazine from 10+ years ago, all the crazy incorrect translations of names, weird speculation, and rampant fanboy writings. Gaming journalism has changed in a lot of ways, but in some ways it's still just as ridiculous. I took a bunch of pictures, sorry they are all cell-phone quality. enjoy!
Game Informer Sept 1997
Old Funcoland coupon
Mischief Makers write up
Sears ad...does anyone still have this shirt?
to be continued...