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Old 12-05-01, 04:22 PM
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"Next Generation" magazine done

According to gamespot.com, Imagine Media pulled the plug on yet another decent magazine, "Next Generation."

http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories...829764,00.html

I should've known this was coming; I just got a letter in the mail from them trying to get me to subscribe for 2 years for $24. I probably would've done it if they hadn't folded.

So what does that leave left for cross-platform gaming mags? EGM, Game Informer (my personal fave), and GamePro?

Pretty sad state of affairs.
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Old 12-05-01, 04:29 PM
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I stopped subscribing after it changed formats and became Next Gen. Did it switch back to the full name?
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Old 12-05-01, 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by Aghama
I stopped subscribing after it changed formats and became Next Gen. Did it switch back to the full name?
I dunno. Either way, it's done.
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Old 12-05-01, 05:38 PM
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I never cared for that magazine anyway. It was just a little to technical for my tastes and I refuse to buy magazines that cover PC games as I'm paying for pages of reviews/news/info, that I don't give a crap about as I hate PC gaming.
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I always liked NextGen because it was intelligent and pretty unbiased. It will be missed!
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Very disapointing. Watch them kill Maximum PC next.
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Old 12-06-01, 09:12 AM
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I always liked NextGen because it was intelligent and pretty unbiased. It will be missed!
Hmmm. I cancelled my subscription to them because I thought they were biased: against Nintendo.
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Yes, I remember that issue where they burned the effigy of Mario on the cover.

Always thought NextGen was the most mature of the commercially available gaming magazines. They always stayed away from the, for lack of a less ironic term, fanboy attitude that the other magazines seemed to engender in their readers.

No cartoons, no loud graphics; just news, views and reviews on games and the gaming industry.

They will be missed.
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Old 12-06-01, 10:27 AM
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I never read the magazine, but I liked the idea of it. A mature, well-laid out magazine with interviews with people that really mattered. I can't believe that in this period of console explosion that it couldn't be supported any longer.
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Old 12-06-01, 03:28 PM
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this is bad news. I remember I used to frequent next-generations's site every day for my gaming news, it was the best a few years ago with tons of news, pics, and movies. (until they changed it to the evil dailyradar!). Then I moved over to IGN.

I did buy the magazine once to get the demo CD that came with it.....can't remember what game I wanted to play that was on it though. Seemed like a fairly decent magazine but it sucks that a lot of magazine and gaming sites are closing up shop recently.
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Old 12-06-01, 07:53 PM
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Didn't this used to be like biggest gaming mag around? 200,000 readership or something like that. While EGM & Game Informer were going through major changes and/or problems. Now Next Gen is gone. I liked the old format of the magazine better though (with heavy paper).
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Old 12-06-01, 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by Fanboy
Yes, I remember that issue where they burned the effigy of Mario on the cover.

Always thought NextGen was the most mature of the commercially available gaming magazines. They always stayed away from the, for lack of a less ironic term, fanboy attitude that the other magazines seemed to engender in their readers.

No cartoons, no loud graphics; just news, views and reviews on games and the gaming industry.

They will be missed.
Anyone else find it funny that a guy named "Fanboy" is lauding Next Gen for not being a fanboy mag? That's kind of a bummer... I feel the same way as Fanboy.

Next Gen good!
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Old 12-07-01, 12:32 AM
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I have all the issues from #1, I wonder if the set will be worth anything?

I also wonder what I will get in place of Next Generation, as I still had issues left in my subscription!! When Dreamcast magazine when belly up, my sub was moved to PSE or PSX magazine (playstation only mag)

I remember when Next Generation used to be the large format. Was easier to read and nice to hold. Similar to many of the Euro gaming mags.
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Old 12-07-01, 03:39 AM
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I used to think it was a great mag, even had a subscription. But, after the format change, when they started having 'babes' on every cover, the editorial quality went way downhill and I dropped it. All hype no substance, like most of the industry...
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Old 12-07-01, 03:52 AM
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I just put in my subscription order two weeks ago. Does any one know what magazine they are going to replace it with?
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Old 12-07-01, 11:00 AM
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I just put in my subscription order two weeks ago. Does any one know what magazine they are going to replace it with?
This is probably the page to watch for the answer to that question:
http://service.imaginemedia.com/info.html

Right now it says: "Coming Soon".
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Old 12-07-01, 11:34 AM
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Very disapointing. Watch them kill Maximum PC next.
That's what I'm scared of. I've still got the first few issues of Boot lying around somewhere.
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Old 12-07-01, 11:50 AM
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Didn't imagine media just start the official xbox mag?
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Old 01-26-02, 12:07 PM
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well it's now official. just got an issue of PSM in the mail w/ a letter stating Next Gen is done. Apparently they are converting all remaining issues of your subscription to PSM. Next Generation Magazine, you will be missed.
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