Popular Computing Weekly

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Popular Computing Weekly
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Sunshine Publications
Focus Publishing
First issue 23 April 1982 (1982-04-23)
Country United Kingdom

Popular Computing Weekly was a computer magazine in the UK published from the early 1980s until the early 1990s. It was sometimes referred to as PCW (although that abbreviation is more commonly associated with Personal Computer World magazine).

Its subject range was general, covering gaming, business, and productivity software. During 1989 it incorporated Computer Gamesweek.

It was noteworthy for being the UK's only national weekly computer magazine of the time, and for its back page being dominated by an advertisement in the form of a comic strip, Piman, by the firm Automata UK between the years 1983 and 1986.

A further noteworthy feature of the early editions was the high-quality artwork on the magazine covers. These had disappeared by 1983.

One other noteworthy and regular column was about adventure games, notably text adventures. Reviews and cryptic spoilers were eagerly awaited. Readers who had completed the hugely successful text adventure The Hobbit, first released on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum were invited to add their names to a "Hobbit Hall of Fame."