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Whats the best Playstation Magazine?

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Looking for a little advice, I'm 'relatively' new to PS3 gaming and was looking for a Monthly subscription and want to know from the people who do read them, which is the best magazine out there?

I know of 3 - Play, Playstation Magazine and PSM3, if there are any others let me know.

Thanks
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I apprecieate your point, but as I said, I'd like to know from those who read the magazines, you obviously don't.

I'm looking for something I can pick up when I want to check something out or refer to without haveing to turn the computer on all the time... THATS the point!
#2
My son buys the Official Playstation Magazine. This is the only PS magazine (as far as I am aware) that comes with a "free" BluRay disk every month with a dozen or more playable demo versions of the most recent games.

http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/gaming/official-playstation-magazine-subscription/


Edited By: guilbert53 on Aug 03, 2010 10:00: change
Edited By: guilbert53 on Aug 03, 2010 10:01: change
#3
Thanks, I know PSM3 comes with a Double sided disc with commentaries and reviews on one side and traillers and demos on the other
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guilbert53 is correct. Only Future Publishing's "Official PlayStation Magazine UK" is licensed to provide PS3 demo/trial versions of game titles on the cover-mounted Blu-ray Disc.

The magazine sometimes includes PS2 & PSP content, but this has appeared to be dwindling away to near zero in recent months.

I have been a reader/subscriber from the first issue (as well as a reader of the forerunning publications for the earlier PlayStation family of products; "Official UK PlayStation Magazine" & "Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine").

There is also the digital-only "FirstPlay" (subscribed-based) publication available directly from PlayStation Store (also published by Future Publishing), but I prefer to have something tangible in my hand for my subscription fee.

I also read other PS3/PlayStation tailored magazines occasionally. but I favour the Official magazine because of the covered-mounted discs (so I can retain the demos 'offline' & have access to them at a moment's notice [well, after installation] without having to re-download the content from the PlayStation Network if I have removed them from my PS3's hard drive). The articles are usually well-written by informed writers. A monthly "PodCast" (in MP3 format) is also available. When worldwide press events are in progress the journalists also provide interim MP3 content either directly from the venue(s) or from a central location where they discuss the news between themselves.

Subscribing to the magazine also offers a welcome gift or two & access to the magazine approximately a week before the publication is sold to the general public.

Subscribing to "FirstPlay" offers free access to content (mainly items from the "minis" range of titles playable on both PSP & PS3 consoles) on a regular basis.

BFN,

fp.
#5
whatsThePoint
They are all rubbish and poor value for money, you'll be a lot better off just finding a decent PS3 website


^^this, why read stuff thats out of date, use the interweb
#6
PS. There is also "Play Gamer" magazine for you to consider (beyond those you have already mentioned).

[ http://play-gamer.com ] / [ http://www.uncookedmedia.com ]

I bought this twice; once as it was the first edition & the second edition to see if they just had a bad start or whether it wasn't very good.

I stopped at the second even though it is only £2.99 an issue.

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #7
Thanks Fanpages, thats what I was looking for!

Just out of interest can you tell me what (if you know) does PSM3 have on their dics if indeed as you say OPM is the only mag licensed to have demos and traillers?

Thanks

Edited By: ciaran4174 on Aug 03, 2010 11:13: missing text
#8
ciaran4174
Thanks Fanpages


You are very welcome.

FYI: "OPM's Podcast Blog": [ http://opmpodcast.wordpress.com ]

or directly from iTunes: Official PlayStation Magazine-UK Podcast [Monthly]

Also from iTunes/"App" Store:

"PLAY Magazine - PlayStation Podcast" (Imagine Publishing)

"PSM3: The PlayStation 3 Podcast" ("...the UK's number one independent PlayStation magazine")

"radiOPM - Official PlayStation Magazine's Weekly Podcast" (The editors of the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine) [Weekly]

See also: FirstPlay.co.uk.

BFN,

fp.
banned#9
fanpages
guilbert53 is correct. Only Future Publishing's "Official PlayStation Magazine UK" is licensed to provide PS3 demo/trial versions of game titles on the cover-mounted Blu-ray Disc.

The magazine sometimes includes PS2 & PSP content, but this has appeared to be dwindling away to near zero in recent months.

I have been a reader/subscriber from the first issue (as well as a reader of the forerunning publications for the earlier PlayStation family of products; "Official UK PlayStation Magazine" & "Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine").

There is also the digital-only "FirstPlay" (subscribed-based) publication available directly from PlayStation Store (also published by Future Publishing), but I prefer to have something tangible in my hand for my subscription fee.

I also read other PS3/PlayStation tailored magazines occasionally. but I favour the Official magazine because of the covered-mounted discs (so I can retain the demos 'offline' & have access to them at a moment's notice [well, after installation] without having to re-download the content from the PlayStation Network if I have removed them from my PS3's hard drive). The articles are usually well-written by informed writers. A monthly "PodCast" (in MP3 format) is also available. When worldwide press events are in progress the journalists also provide interim MP3 content either directly from the venue(s) or from a central location where they discuss the news between themselves.

Subscribing to the magazine also offers a welcome gift or two & access to the magazine approximately a week before the publication is sold to the general public.

Subscribing to "FirstPlay" offers free access to content (mainly items from the "minis" range of titles playable on both PSP & PS3 consoles) on a regular basis.

BFN,

fp.


Agreed, I've subscribed through all versions of the magazine dating back to the original OPM for PS1 back in the late 90's. they seem to be quite well balanced and not necessarily biased, they often dish out lower scores for exclusives, plus they have Blu-Ray movie reviews and some interesting features on up-coming stuff like Move. Well worth it. Why not buy an issue before subscribing.
#10
...try your local lending library or even the magazine sellers you see in local markets. You will not get access to the cover-mounted Blu-ray Disc but you will be able to read the magazine for around a £1 (£4.99 less than buying one outright from a typical newsagent/retailer).

(The discs are sent back to the publisher at their request before the magazines are 'disposed of' to market traders).

Alternatively, just listing a "Wanted" classifieds thread in the "For Sale / For Trade" forum may turn up some issues that somebody has finished with.

You may be lucky in gaining these for few pence, or free if you just pay for the postal costs.

BFN,

fp.

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