PC Gamer (USA) …

Many years ago a Retromags member asked me if I'd like his collection of PC Gamer (USA) magazines. As I was keen but neither of us could afford to ship them to New Zealand I gave him my brothers address in Maryland to send them to. Nothing seemed to come of it as no magazines turned up at my brothers address. A few years later IIRC I got an email from the donator who advised he was at College and hadn't been home in years hence nothing turning up as he hadn't had a chance to get back to package them up. My brother had shifted address by then so I gave the new address and thought no more of it as seemingly there wouldn't be much happening for some time. Lo and behold a year or so ago, after I'd actually visited my brother for a holiday two big boxes of magazines turned up on his doorstep.

Well, my brother flew in for a flying visit this weekend and brought a couple of magazines from the boxes with him for me to check and see if they were what I wanted/was expecting. As they were I have given him $150US to ship out what he can with the money so soon we should hopefully have a load of these to complement the Computer Games: Strategy Plus magazines I received recently. In the mean time I have scanned issue 119 which he brought over and is now available. This issue was unopened and contained the demo CD-Rom so expect that to end up on Archive.org at some point.


  1. This website is a dream come true for someone like me who had to go through hell and back just to get my hands on any kind of gaming magazine as a child. Not only was money a huge issue due to the crappy exchange rate for my country, but we didn't have any local magazines either. Finding an old PC Zone or Megadrive magazine at a fleamarket in a box was like winning to lottory to me back then and I would read them over and over from cover to cover. I guess what I want to say is keep up the great work and thank you for giving me the opportunityt to finally read some of the mags that I so coveted back then. I don't know why, but reading these old magazines is still way better than reading any of the online websites covering games these days that seem to focus more on their own political agendas than actually covering the games!

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