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« on: July 17, 2003, 01:20:46 PM »
Stuff announces their new publication geared towards the mass-market gamer.  Hardcore gamers, prepare to be insulted.

STUFF MAGAZINE ENTERS THE GAMING ARENA WITH STUFF GAMER


 Stuff's Video Game Writer Simon Munk Named Publication's Editor-in-Chief


 NEW YORK, NY (July 17, 2003) - Stuff, known for beautiful cover girls and cool, authoritative product reviews, is announcing a special video gaming issue called Stuff Gamer. The new publication from Dennis Publishing will put Stuff's trademark attitude and product expertise into a video game magazine. The Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck will be the exclusive sponsor of this separate video gaming magazine, hitting newsstands this October.


 Stuff Gamer is aimed at the millions of guys out there who play games but don't want to wade through pages of technical jargon, cheat codes and overly-detailed articles just to find out what's hot in gaming. The magazine will cut straight to the point-giving hardcore gamers the depth of information they need, with hard-hitting news and a massive, authoritative reviews section, while recreational gamers will get hooked in by the action-packed features and visually appealing, user-friendly design throughout.


 Stuff has tapped Simon Munk to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the new publication. Munk was on the original launch team for Maxim in the UK in 1995. "The huge video game industry has outgrown the basement and mall arcades," commented Munk. "And it has outgrown the spotty-nerd profile of existing video game magazines. It's high time for a magazine that doesn't just appeal to the hardcore, but to the vast majority of regular guys who're recreational gamers too."


 Munk has been Stuff Magazine's video games writer since 2000 and has worked closely with Stuff's in-house team to develop their video game content. He is also a freelance video game journalist for international media including The Times, England, The Evening Standard, and is a correspondent for the international broadcast TV show Gamer TV. Munk first played video games in the 70s, in the bustling arcades of London's West End and has been an avid gamer ever since.


 Stuff is the nation's # 2 men's lifestyle magazine behind Maxim. It is published 12 times per year by Dennis Publishing. Editor-In-Chief: Mike Hammer. General Manager: Mark MacDonald. Stuff's guaranteed rate base for 2003 is 1.2 million. Stuff is nationally distributed by The Curtis Circulation Company. Maxim, Stuff, Blender and The Week are registered trademarks of Felix Dennis.

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2003, 03:24:48 PM »
"The Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck will be the exclusive sponsor of this separate video gaming magazine..."

Well, that pretty much sums it up. Ick.

Nokia haven't got a clue what they're doing.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2003, 03:57:44 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2003, 04:11:18 PM »
First GamePro. Now Stuff Gamer. Dear God is there
no justice in the world.........
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2003, 04:43:35 PM »
I smell another Incite Gaming Monthly... or hopefully something much worse. Nokia is making more mistakes than it can afford... if there is a god, that is.  

Nokia knows that the slim chance of success of the N-gage has relies on the average idiot gamer market. The non hardcore gamers, bt still fanboys. The kind of people who swear on their lives that the PS2 is more powerful than the Gamecube. Yes... exactly the market we want encouraged...
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2003, 07:44:15 PM »
you know it's too bad this magazine isn't out now...

...then i could use it to wipe up the pool of vomit i made after reading this press release. :-P

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2003, 01:37:07 AM »
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Originally posted by: PGC NewsBot
Stuff announces their new publication geared towards the mass-market gamer.  Hardcore gamers, prepare to be insulted.


Stuff Gamer is aimed at the millions of guys out there who play games but don't want to wade through pages of technical jargon, cheat codes and overly-detailed articles just to find out what's hot in gaming. q]

What the heck are they going to talk about then?

Can't wait to read the reviews.

This game good.

This game baaaaad.

Oh well, who needs video game magazines anyways.  All this stuff is on the internet.

There are two types of people in the world.  Those who finish what they started, and so on...

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2003, 02:00:48 AM »
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If I were a betting man, I'd wager that 80% of the games in this magazine will have titles using the following format: <quasi-celebrity> Pro <extreme sport> <integer>

congratulations, that's officially the funniest thing i've read today.  however, it's only 9:05 am, so i'm still taking submissions.
Why must all things be so bright? Why can things not appear only in hues of brown! I am so serious about this! Dull colors are the future! The next generation! I will never accept a world with such bright colors! It is far too childish! I will rage against your cheery palette with my last breath!

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2003, 04:03:49 AM »
It must suck being an American... having big companies insult you before kicking your shins all the time.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2003, 03:12:56 PM »
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It must suck being an American... having big companies insult you before kicking your shins all the time.


Not really.  But it must suck being Australian and getting crappy support from Nintendo.  Haha.  So you are alive RABicle.


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Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck will be the exclusive sponsor of this separate video gaming magazine, hitting newsstands this October.
, unquote.?  I just don't see that happening.
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2003, 03:54:26 PM »
Ok ok ok. I can on for days about this.

First off, I'm sorry if any one hear suscribes to Maxim, Stuff, FHM (For Him Magazine.) but its like this: They are a big looooong, joke from the table of contents to the ad index. Aside from the occasional worth-reading article, they write mounds of G-A-R-B-A-G-E. These are the folks who don't even consider Soccer (Football for everyone else) a real sport, despite every nation of the world having it as pastime. 2nd, the ladies who are on these covers; most of them are either too chicken, or don't have the 'goods' to grace Playboy or Penthouse. Shania Twain on Maxim's cover? Get bent.

Last and most important: The games. These are the people who will say until their dying breath that Nintendo is kiddie. Not even GBA reviews, no SP, nothing. Not to mention their reviews are ass-backwards. Postal 2 getting rave reviews? Eat my shorts! N-Gage is desperate for hype, because the GBA will smoke it like some sticky-icky. Don't count on them for GBA reviews, do count on them to try to bury GBA while Final Fantasy Tatics and Mario Advance 4 make record sales. Meanwhile N-Gage will be lucky to push half a million units by years end.

Gamecube Reviews? It'll be a miracle if the Metal Gear Solid remake gets mentioned. While Viewtiful Joe goes on to be a holiday hit, what are they gonna spotlight? Tomb Raider for N-Gage.

[The huge video game industry has outgrown the basement and mall arcades," commented Munk] That is true.

["And it has outgrown the spotty-nerd profile of existing video game magazines] That is an insult to all gaming magazines, who live for this stuff (Even if sometimes their biases get in the way).  Game Informer, the Official PS2 and XboX magazines (and unofficial), even Nintendo Power can't take this sitting down.

That's all the venom I have to spit for now. But believe me, there's plenty more where that came from!
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