let’s talk about video game magazines.
in the 90s, i only had subscriptions to tips & tricks and eXpert gamer, but i’d get to occasionally buy stuff like OPM and EGM and stuff. it wasn’t until the early 2000s that i was able to subscribe to other magazines. i think it was expert gamer that alerted me to harvest moon 64’s existence, as well. i remember going to my therapist and telling her about the game and my therapist convincing my mother to get it for me because of its “social” aspects. probably the only good thing to come out of therapy as a kid.
I had an issue of eXpert Gamer with this ad on the back, and I was obsessed with it. this was one of the last games i really remember feeling excited for before my depression took hold (I’ve already mentioned this a million times here, though).
Remember haivng to pay $50 for a VHS copy of the Gatchaman reboot because you only had a 56k connection so it’s not like you could pirate it off of usenet?
i loved gmr mostly for its visual style.