Just general points that may be of some interest to someone
The Amiga Computing games supplement has been called many things
over the last few years of its existence. It first appeared
sometime in 1991 under the title of "Gamer." This continued until
1995 when it was decided to be time for a shake up, and so it was
renamed "System." It would have remained under this title but for
the incorporation of their sister mag, Amiga Action, renaming the
supplement in its honour. Amiga Computing shrunk to 68 pages with
one disk, costing a massive £4.99. The last few issues
allegedly only sold around 8,000 copies.
In case you're wondering the first four issues of Amiga Pro
magazine came with a 32 page supplement called 32. This reviewed
A1200 and CD³² games, as well as having some darn good
interviews with programmers.
The One Amiga
The One Amiga was incorporated into CU Amiga magazine for one
month before being brought by Maverick. The One Amiga shrunk to a
tiny 16 pages with 1 disk and cost £3.99 on the last issue
when Maverick owned it.
Amiga Action shrunk to 36 pages and 1 disk for £4.50.
Amiga CD32 Gamer
Amiga CD32 Gamer, the only monthly Amiga CD³² magazine
shrunk to 32 pages and 1 CD, costing £5.99.
Amiga Power and Shopper shrunk to 52 pages and cost £4.50
with one disk each. Amiga Power are renowned for giving games low
marks, disproving the Marxist claim that the media is used by the
ruling class to validate their rule, creating False Class
1996 was highlighted by bitter arguments between Amiga Power
and almost every other Amiga magazine.
This is a list of some of the accusations they made (that I can
Amiga Action Accused them of reviewing
incomplete copies of games, and even on one occasion the PC
Amiga Format. They accused them of not
reviewing a game properly because of a bug that prevented them from
getting past level 3.
Amiga Technologies Amiga Power gave Pinball
Mania and Whizz a low score, which were bundled with the Amiga
Magic pack. Therefore, Amiga Technologies accused them of trying to
kill the Amiga.
Amiga User International For using exactly the
same words, in the same order to describe a game.
The One Amiga Just giving brilliant scores to
games they thought were crap.
The Mary Whitehouse Committee tried to have Cannon Fodder and
Amiga Power issue 32 withdrawn from sale, because it featured a
poppy on the cover and claimed "war has never been so much fun!".
It was even featured in the Daily Star! If you're wondering why
there are so many references to Amiga Power, it is because AP was
the only mag I brought EVERY SINGLE month since I got my Amiga, and
now it's dead. Sob.
Amiga User International
Amiga User International (featuring Techno World) was 100 pages,
with 2 disks for £3.99. Techno World covered anything vaguely
computery. Amiga User International began in 1987 as a free (very
tiny) magazine in Commodore Computing International. It then became
a subscription only magazine called Commodore Business and Amiga
User, which then became a mainstream magazine. If the
CD³² market had taken off in 1994 Amiga User
International would have spawned, a subscription-only magazine
called "Amiga CD!".
Amiga Format Special was basically an issue of Amiga Format that
contained articles on a specific subject. Amiga Format was created
after the metaphorical egg that was ST/Amiga Format split. This
caused twin foetus' to be born- the lovely Amiga Format and the
psychopathic ST Format. ST Format died in September 1996 after its
adopted children ST, TT, Falcon, and Jaguar were disowned by their
father, Atari in favour of a younger woman (who gave him a hard
drive). Amiga Format is too distraught too comment at the moment.
Amiga Formats' own problems appear to have been sorted with the
recent settlement of the long custody battle with her former lover
Escom. Her children A1200 and A4000 are said to be staying with
their financially secure step father, Gateway 2000.
I was contacted by Biagio Nativo who added a few magazines
to the list. Here are his comment about them.
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review
The first magazine is called Australian Commodore and Amiga
Review. It was first published in 1983 as a Commodore 8 bit
computer only mag. The name back in 1983 may have been Australian
Commodore Review. I am not 100% sure of this though as the first
issue I bought was way after the Amiga was released here in
Australia. The magazine ran into financial difficulties which
forced them to release their final issue of the magazine in the
early months of 1996.
Australian Amiga Gazzete
The next magazine is called Australian Amiga Gazzete. It was
first published on December 1996 and is still going. Both magazines
feature game and utility software info and reviews as well as
Editors note. This magazine seems to be in the process of
relaunching as aag-NG. Go to the website for more information.