|Categories||Video games magazines|
|First issue||March 2000|
DC-TIPS was a Dreamcast video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom. Issue #1 was published in March 2000, 7 months after 'parent' magazine DC-UK of which it was a spin-off.
DC-TIPS was a magazine dedicated to game guides and tips for the Dreamcast and each issue was on average 128 pages long, for the price of £3.99.
The magazine was cancelled before issue #4 went to press, with most of the latest issue completed. Some of the commissioned work for future issues included Star Wars: Episode I Racer and Resident Evil Code: Veronica. The magazine was launched as a companion to DC-TIPS and the two magazines were offered to readers in a special combination subscription.
The colour orange was prevalent throughout the magazine, complimenting DC-UK's prevalent blue. It is worth noting that the Dreamcast logo in Europe was blue, and in the US and Japan it was orange. This made orange an obvious choice for DC-TIPS given that the design was so closely tied to its parent DC-UK.
Although its run of magazines was short DC-TIPS covered a relatively large number of games throughout its pages. The magazine would begin with a set of featured games with guides taking up between 5 (Sega Bass Fishing) and 20+ pages (MDK2). At the back of the magazine was a section named "Listings" which had tips for most games on the Dreamcast system. These tips would be between a short paragraph and six pages. The syle in the Listings section was much more compact than in the front of the magazine.
Some of the games featured included
- Chu Chu Rocket
- Crazy Taxi
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
- MDK2 (Cover Art)
- NBA 2K
- Rayman 2
- Resident Evil 2
- Sega Bass Fishing
- Slave Zero
- Sonic Adventure
- Soul Calibur
- Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (Cover Art)
The magazine was launched by Will Groves who was Editor for the lifetime of the magazine. Richard Owen joined as the full-time Staff Writer halfway through the creation of the first issue. In charge of Art was Brad Merrett and the Designer was Efrain Mendoza. Contributors to the magazine included Dean Mortlock, Nadine Pittam, Daniel Glenfield, Sally Meddings and Jon Billington.