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Encyclopedia > Edge (games magazine)
Edge
The cover of Edge issue 146 (February 2005)
Editor Tony Mott
Categories Computer and video games
Frequency Monthly
First Issue October 1993
Final Issue
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Company Future Publishing
Country United Kingdom
Website Edge online

Edge is a multi-format computer and video game magazine published by Future Publishing in the United Kingdom. It is well known for its industry contacts, uncompromising editorial stance (which has frequently given it problems in obtaining pre-release review code for games), yearly awards, and longevity. The magazine is very strict in its scoring; it was several years before any game was given a ten-out-of-ten rating, and the scores it grants major games are often controversial. In 2003 it celebrated its tenth anniversary. Edge magazine cover; fair use, I believe. ... Look up February in Wiktionary, the free dictionary February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... -1... A video game magazine is a magazine that talks about video games on PC, other computers or video game consoles. ... -1... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The magazine was launched by Steve Jarratt, a long-time videogames journalist who has launched many different magazines for Future. The current editor is Tony Mott. Other regular contributors to the magazine include My Life In Orange author Tim Guest, ex-games journalist Gary Penn and Digitiser founder "Mr Biffo". Previous columnists have included Trigger Happy author Steven Poole, who chose to end his column after issue 148 (marked April 2005), and Toshihiro Nagoshi of Sega's Amusement Vision, whose column appears to have been on hiatus since issue 142 (November 2004). Artwork for the cover of the magazine's hundredth issue was specially provided by Shigeru Miyamoto. Steve Jarratt is a long-time videogames journalist and magazine editor. ... Videogames Journalism is the branch of journalism concerning the reporting and discussion of video games. ... An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... Digitiser (not to be confused with a digitizer) was a video games magazine that was broadcast on the Teletext service on Channel 4 in the UK from 1993 to 2003, and (save for nine months during 2002 when it went to three days a week) was updated daily. ... Mr. ... A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a column. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. ... Trigger Happy is a book by Steven Poole, examining videogames in terms of their aesthetic appeal - what makes certain games more fun to play than others. ... Steven Poole is a British author and journalist. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in April • 26: Augusto Roa Bastos • 24: Ezer Weizman • 23: Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen • 23: John Mills • 16: Marla Ruzicka • 9: Andrea Dworkin • 6: Prince Rainier III • 5: Dale Messick • 5: Saul Bellow • 2: Pope John... Toshihiro Nagoshi is a video game producer and designer for Sega. ... Sega (セガ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Amusement Vision Amusement Vision, Ltd. ... November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... Shigeru Miyamoto with some of his creations, from left to right - Luigi, Wario, Donkey Kong, Mario, and Yoshi stuffed toys Shigeru Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本茂, Miyamoto Shigeru, born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese electronic game designer. ...


A forerunner of the magazine was ACE [1] and its main competitor is Games™. Between 1995 and 2002, some of the content from the UK edition of Edge was published in the United States as Next Generation. Issue 24 cover story Grand Theft Auto San Andreas GamesTM is a UK-based multi-format video games magazine, covering many video game platforms including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Revolution, GameCube, Xbox, PC Games, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS and Penny Arcade machines. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... The cover of the January 95 issue of Next Generation. ...


List of games receiving a "ten out of ten" score

It was almost three years before Edge gave a game a rating of "ten-out-of-ten". The magazine has only awarded this score—which prior to issue 143 was defined as "revolutionary"—to five games.

Super Mario 64 is a video game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Nintendo 64, commonly called the N64, is Nintendos third home video game console. ... Gran Turismo (GT) is a racing video game series developed by Polyphony Digital for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable gaming systems. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758 , NYSE: SNE) is a global Japanese consumer electronics, financial services and entertainment corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... The PlayStation is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid 1990s. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Nintendo 64, commonly called the N64, is Nintendos third home video game console. ... Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ... Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, SEHK: 4338) is a U.S. software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, with 2005 global annual sales of close to $40 billion USD and about 64,000 employees in 85 countries and regions. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Half-Life 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter computer game and the highly anticipated sequel to Half-Life, developed by Valve Corporation. ... Microsoft Windows is a series of popular proprietary operating environments and operating systems created by Microsoft for use on personal computers and servers. ... One of the first PCs from IBM - the IBM PC model 5150. ...

Posthumous Awards

In December 2002, Edge awarded posthumous "ten-out-of-ten" ratings to the following titles:

  • Elite (originally released in 1984)
  • Exile (originally released in 1988)

Elite is a seminal space trading computer game, originally published by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers and subsequently ported to many others. ... For the shareware Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows role-playing game series see Exile (computer game). ...

External links

  • Official Edge site
  • Ste Curran's Blog A games journalist who has contributed to Edge under the pseudonym "RedEye". His blog contains some of the features he has written, such as the review of Kabuki Warriors, the only game to ever receive a "One out of Ten" score.
  • Paul Rose's blog
  • Steven Poole's web site Containing an archive of the "Trigger Happy" columns he has written for the magazine
  • Edge's Halo review
  • Crashlander The comic strip printed monthly in Edge.

 
 

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