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Author:   RabidChinaGirl
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 4:07pm (PST)
Subject:   PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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Author:   Shave ya Head
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 4:31pm (PST)
Subject:   PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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I'd say it's a shame since i used to get this every month but to be honest it doesn't bother me. I got tired that everything i was reading in them, i already knew from coming on Neoseeker, Google etc.

Eventually the only things i used to read were the letters and email's people would send in. I recently cleared out all my gaming Mags to make room. There were over 200 and ranged from the very first official Nintendo Wii Magazine, to dozens upon dozens of DS, PS3, PSP and 360 Magazines. I once even had the very first official Xbox 360 Magazine, which had one of the funniest things i've ever seen in it.

The internet is making Magazines obsolete. It'll never be able to replicate holding a magazine in your hands, but the information that was in them was always on the internet first, sometimes months earlier.



Author:   PhoenixBlue
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 4:56pm (PST)
Subject:   re: PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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To add to the above a lot of gaming magazines allowed you to view most if not all of their content on their websites as well, shame I used to be a collector



Author:   THM
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 5:04pm (PST)
Subject:   re: PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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It's just not good enough for me to read considering the higher price than other gaming magazines...

UK PLAY Magazine and Game Informer are the best magazines I bought monthly...



Author:   Paper Fox
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 5:05pm (PST)
Subject:   PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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Whaa noo! I can only assume the Aussie mag will follow suit. Shame



Author:   THM
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 5:08pm (PST)
Subject:   re: PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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quote Paper Fox
Whaa noo! I can only assume the Aussie mag will follow suit. Shame
I agreed, Paper Fox...May God bless those staff on Aus Play Mag.



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 5:34pm (PST)
Subject:   re: PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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The best game magazines I've ever read are Play (ended a few years back) and Edge which seems to still be growing and embracing the digital mediums.

Reviews on sites like Polygon are great because they mimic the feel of a magazine with their large spread images and pull quotes, but it comes at the expense of the physical mags...but it comes down to pulling in the audience.



Author:   Paper Fox
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 5:48pm (PST)
Subject:   PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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Embrace technology or die.
In terms of gaming, it sucks. This time last year I didn't even have a stable internet connection, which meant if a game I bought was flawed and needed a patch, I had to physically haul my console to my guys place and hook it up to the net. Same goes with DLC and games that are becoming increasingly online MP-centric. My heart goes out to those in rural areas who don't have internet access, who are relying on offline gaming and mags like these.



Author:   Zombie_Barioth
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 7:26pm (PST)
Subject:   re: PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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Well, that sucks. I was actually thinking of subscribing after NP stopped.
Thats the sad reality of it, magazines just can't keep up anymore. The only reason I read NP anymore is for the interviews and stuff since I usually know about everything already.

This is the reason technology sucks, convenience outweighs the little things in life. If you don't have the latest gizmos and gadgets everyone else has your basically screwed.




Author:   DarshD
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 10:53pm (PST)
Subject:   PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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Really sad to hear this



Author:   kik36
Date:   Nov 06, 12 at 11:33pm (PST)
Subject:   re: PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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Oh...that's why I never got a renewal notice. Future is great at spamming mailboxes with renewal bills. 'Tis a shame....I was a subscriber for 10+ years.



Author:   Hell Fire
Date:   Nov 07, 12 at 6:48pm (PST)
Subject:   re: PlayStation: The Official Magazine shutting down after five years
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I used to read it quite a bit back in the day but to be honest, I find magazines quite useless now with daily news stories available on gaming sites.


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