The Games Machine

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The Games Machine
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The Games Machine #1, OCT NOV 1987
Editor Graeme Kidd, Gary Penn (co-editor)
Categories Video game magazines
Frequency bi-Monthly, monthly
First issue October / November 1987
Final issue
— Number
September 1990
Company Newsfield Publications
Country United Kingdom
Language English
ISSN 0954-8092

The Games Machine was a video game magazine that was published from 1987 until 1990 in the United Kingdom by Newsfield, which also published CRASH, Zzap!64, Amtix! and other magazines.


The magazine ran head to head with Future's recently launched ACE and EMAP's long running C&VG magazines. Unhappy with the profits from the title Newsfield decided to call it a day for the title in 1990.

However Newsfield would, more or less, continue with a multi format magazine with Raze. This new title would concentrate on the ever rising consoles like the Mega Drive as well as the established NES and Master System.

The Games Machine in Italy[edit]

In Italy there is a magazine of the same name which used to be the Italian translated version of the British magazine. However, the Italian version still publishes with original articles, and it is one of the best selling magazines in Italy about PC games.

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