More old magazines scans! EGM 01 (May 1989).. any beta in there?

The great people at Retromags have found and shared the first issue of EGM, dated May 1989! Are you unseen-geek enough to find some beta screens in it?


“This issue was incredibly hard to come by on Ebay, I believe in the past 3 years of running Retromags, I have maybe only ever seen it listed 3-4 times. I hope you guys enjoy this release! A big thanks goes out to Meppi for sacrificing his Mario Kart play time to clean up the scans of this issue. I would also like to thank everyone who donates to this site, those donations help us acquire these rare gems for preservation. As this issue is now scanned, I have re listed it on Ebay for selling. We will be taking the money won from selling this issue to acquire more missing EGM issues.”

You can download the file @ Retromags:

They are even working on getting a full set of the first 10 years of EGM released, so help them if you can! 

Scans of Games Master Magazines from the ’90!

I have just found out that GamesMasterLive have got permission to upload all the magazines scans of the old Game Master Magazine, starting with the first number, dated January 1993. You know what this mean? Lots of pages too search through for beta screenshots! I did not find any interesting beta image in it, but maybe you are luckier (or just know those games better than me). You can download the scans from here: Only the first number for now, but we’ll wait for the next ones!


“Issue 1 launched with a bang weighing in at a hefty 148 pages, considerably more than many of its rivals on the market at the time, also GamesMaster Magazine was packed to the brim of that oh so magical 90s gaming with reviews of Sonic 2, Desert Strike, Lemmings and many more top titles, the whole magazine was flawless and captured the heart of the TV show to a treat, the layouts were impressive to especially the reviews section it had the TV shows review booth written all over it and as each new series of GamesMaster would air the theme of the magazine used to change to what ever the show was boosting out at the time.”

There should be some videos too on the website.. i’m trying to find them right now, maybe there is something beta-good in there :)