The lights are on
With issue 200 hot off the presses featuring eight unique covers, we here at Game Informer have come down with cover-gazing fever. Unbeknownst to us, our very own production wiz, Curtis Fung, had been satisfying his own nostalgia for old covers by compiling them into a cover gallery. We've spent a good chunk of the day reflecting on these snapshots from video game history, and would like you to join us.
Wondering what failed mascot made its way onto the front of Game Informer in the March/April issue of 1993? Can you spot all the cover story games that never saw the light of day? Well why don't check for yourself?
They're all here. All of them. Ever.
Sorry about the cover gallery, I had to take it down along with all my other pages on the site because I always get the blame when something breaks on this website, it was causing undue stress for me as well as for the administrators who run this place.
So the cover gallery will remain down until someone else in the office have time to redo it from scratch, I've remove all the assets yesterday out of frustration. I wished I kept a backup. Oh well. Cheers to the folks who got a glimpse of the gallery before it went down in flames.
Cover gallery is back up again, good thing I send scans of all the covers to my colleague Jeff Akervik a couple weeks ago as he wanted to do an "Ugliest covers of all time" blog post. So I didn't have to start from scratch to redo the entire thing.
The cover gallery will now be hosted on our media server so the chance of screwing the backend of the gi website is zero.
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Wicked! and first
that's it! i'm resubscribing this weekend. i have TOO many to give up now!
August 1995, the Lunar Cover. That was my first issue.
this is awesome. while i've been with GI for 12 years, i'd forgotten how much it has changed. brings back fond memories...
My first issue was February 2003. Wow. so many memories.
The piece of bread said it to the toast, but it bears repeating here: "You changed..."
Dude that's sick, what a cool idea
This was a good idea. I'm flipping through them right now.
By the way, didn't the old site have some way to get back issues? I would like some...
My first issue was November of 2006. Yet for some reason, I never got the November of 2007 issue, which had tons of great reviews in it (such as Halo 3). Is there a way to get old issues?
cool but you need to have back issues of your magizines.
Thanks for the memories and thanks for the blog. I love every single cover.
A couple of those covers cracked me up including the Bubsy 3D and Azurik: Rise of Perathia covers.
OMG! greatest gift to life of all time! I really dont know what i would have done with my gaming life without this magazine. Been getting it since Sept./Oct. 94 with the MKII cover...and i still have them all!(cept for the ones i let friends borrow for the walkthroughs and i never saw again...)
truly does bring back the memories. any possible chance of getting a copy of any of those older issues???
December 2007, Ghostbusters. My first issue.
Great idea. Thanks.
Man, that's legendary.
The nostalgia is overwhelming.