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Encyclopedia > Computer and Video Games (magazine)
Computer and Video Games
C&VG #117, cover dated August 1991
C&VG #117, cover dated August 1991
Editor Paul Davies
Categories Computer magazine
Frequency Monthly
First Issue November 1981
Company Future Publishing
Country UK
Language
Website ComputerAndVideoGames.com
ISSN 0261-3697
This article is about a British magazine covering computer and video games. For the article about computer and video games, see Computer and video games, and for the American magazine, see Computer Games Magazine

Computer And Video Games (CVG) was a video game magazine in the United Kingdom, published monthly between November 1981 and October 2004. It was one of the first publications to capitialise on the growing home computing market, although it also covered arcade games. The magazine saw many changes over the course of its life, and by the mid 90's had switched focus from home computers to games consoles. Download high resolution version (495x701, 133 KB)Cover of Computer And Video Games magazine, issue 117 (August 1991) This work is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (495x701, 133 KB)Cover of Computer And Video Games magazine, issue 117 (August 1991) This work is copyrighted. ... August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Computer magazines are about computers and related subjects, such as networking and the Internet. ... Future Publishing (FTSE:FUTR) is a magazine publishing company based in Bath, UK. Future Publishing employs more than 1,500 people worldwide, and is one of the largest publishing houses in the UK. It is responsible for publishing over 150 magazines, in the UK, US, France and Italy. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer Video Games be merged into this article or section. ... Computer Games Magazine is a current computer gaming magazine. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... This article is about the magazine as a published medium. ... The home computer is a consumer-friendly word for the second generation of microcomputers (the technical term that was previously used), entering the market in 1977 and becoming common during the 1980s. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ...


Its publishers have included EMAP and Dennis Publishing Ltd. EMAP plc (LSE: EMA) is a British media company, specialising in the production of magazines, and the organization of business events and conferences. ... Dennis Logo Dennis Publishing Ltd. ...


The magazine was "suspended" in 2004 after being sold (alongside PC Zone) to Future Publishing. Future, who also published CVG's main rival Gamesmaster, subsequently decided to publish their magazine as opposed to keeping CVG in operation. Subscribers received a copy of Gamesmaster in place of CVG, along with a letter claiming the magazine had been suspended to allow the staff a break and would return in a few months. Currently the magazine has yet to return. PC Zone (founded in 1993) was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom. ... Future Publishing (FTSE:FUTR) is a magazine publishing company based in Bath, UK. Future Publishing employs more than 1,500 people worldwide, and is one of the largest publishing houses in the UK. It is responsible for publishing over 150 magazines, in the UK, US, France and Italy. ... GamesMaster was a British show, screened on Channel 4 from 1992 to 1998, and was the first-ever UK television show dedicated to computer and video games. ...


In the meantime, the magazine's website has continued to stay active.

Contents

Previous editors

Magazine

  • Terry Pratt
  • Tim Medcalfe
  • Ed Lomas
  • Oz Browne
  • Jamie Smith
  • Tom Guise
  • Alex Huhtala
  • Steven Key
  • Eugene Lacey
  • Graham Taylor
  • Julian Rignall
  • Tim Boone
  • Paul Rand
  • Mark Patterson
  • Paul Davies (Voted most popular, and best looking CVG editor of all time.)
  • Alex Simmons

Julian Jaz Rignall was a reviewer for the seminal Commodore 64 magazine ZZap! 64. ...

Website

  • Paul Davies
  • Patrick Garratt
  • Gareth Ramsay
  • Johnny Minkley (early 2004)
  • Stuart Bishop (acting Ed 2004)
  • John Houlihan (late 2004)

References

  • C&VG at Iqueue.com

External links

  • ComputerAndVideoGames.com Archive of reviews from the magazine, and others by the same publishers]

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The first primitive computer and video games were developed in the 1950s and 1960s and ran on platforms such as oscilloscopes, university mainframes and EDSAC computers.
The popularity of computer and video games, as a whole, has been increasing steadily ever since the 1984-1987 dropoff caused by the video game crash of 1983, and the popularity appears to be continuing to increase.
Video games are made by developers, who can be individuals, but are almost always a team consisting of designers, graphic designers and other artists, programmers, sound designers, musicians, and other technicians.
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