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I got my first issue of Game Informer when I was 15. I am now 25 and have not missed an issue yet. That is 10 years, 120 issues, of gaming goodness. I had some spare issues I had purchased at newsstands, but my first subscription issue was #102 the October issue of 2001. The feature of the GI was Devil May Cry and had some news from the Nintendo Space World exhbition on what games what would come with the Gamecube launch. There was a perview for Grand Theft Auto 3. The game of the month was Devil May Cry. There was a review for Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor, a GBA game, which scored a whopping 2.75 and a 2 in the second opinion. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec sat atop the sales charts. The only current editors that were there for that issue was Andy, he was the man in charge back then too, Reiner, Matt, and Kato. Game Informer was in the middle of moving offices at the time and were jammed in a small space to do their work.
Over the years I have enjoyed the opinion pieces, features, previews, and reviews. Despite coming into GI at the end of his time there I mourned the loss of Paul. I have seen the magazine redesigned three times. I have witnessed the GI community grow to what it is today. Over the years Game Informer has helped influence my gaming decisions as well as my career path. All my issues of GI have survived multiple moves and provide me with a look into not just the industry's, but my own gaming past.
Fast forward to present day and now there are new editors and GI has grown to be the largest video game publication on the market. The Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube era is over and now we are even winding towards the end of the current generation of hardware. I look back on the last 10 years of Game Informer fondly and I look forward to the next 10 years. So, a big Thank You to Game Informer for doing what you do.
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