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20th Aug '16 5:50:19 AM Jabroniville
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** Cheese was brought up frequently for jokes. Bill Donohue demanded offerings of it in the letters columns... only to be horrified when people actually ''delivered''. A few months and several dozen very, ''very'' smelly packages later, and he was begging them to stop. Apparently this continued for quite some time.
20th Oct '15 10:04:29 AM speedyboris
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* BlandNameProduct: Chicken Cookies ("Addictive snack cookies"), a parody of Chicken in a Biskit.
18th Oct '15 1:28:39 AM tenryufan
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* KillerApp: Frequent hype was common, despite a relatively-impartial viewpoint. They all but blew their wad with ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', calling it literally the "Best Brawler EVER!" on their cover after playing the Japanese version. Though they were spot-on sometimes (''Tomb Raider'', ''SuperMario64''), things like that just look more hilarious in retrospect.



* SeriesHiatus: The main ''Game Players'' title went on one from October 1991 to June 1993.
6th Nov '14 11:14:01 AM speedyboris
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* BeeAfraid: One of the subscriber newsletters featured a comic strip about deadly bees. But they're no ordinary bees, they're... ''LASERBEES''.
6th Nov '14 11:10:25 AM speedyboris
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* AllWomenArePrudes: Deconstructed: One reader letter addressed the controversy of how women are depicted in video games by arguing that there are just as many hunky guys in games, and that women should open their eyes and enjoy the beefcakes instead of complaining about the scantily clad women.

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* AllWomenArePrudes: Deconstructed: One reader letter addressed the controversy of how women are depicted in video games by arguing that there are just as many hunky guys in games, and that women should open their eyes and enjoy the beefcakes instead of complaining about the scantily clad women. (the letter was from a woman, mind you)
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* AllWomenArePrudes: Deconstructed: One reader letter addressed the controversy of how women are depicted in video games by arguing that there are just as many hunky guys in games, and that women should open their eyes and enjoy the beefcakes instead of complaining about the scantily clad women.
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* WritersCannotDoMath: The ''Stunt Race FX'' review is a notable example. The game scored "7" and "8" in every category, yet ended up with a 90% score.
6th Nov '14 10:54:20 AM speedyboris
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* DenserAndWackier: The format from roughly mid-93 to September 1996.
6th Nov '14 10:33:11 AM speedyboris
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* RunningGag: When ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper'' was brand new, the magazine frequently made light of the fact that this was one instance where rap wouldn't cause a drive-by shooting. Some readers wrote in complaining of this [[LogicalFallacies logical fallacy]].
25th Sep '14 11:12:03 PM Saurubiker
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''Game Players'' was a video game magazine that had its best years in the mid-[[TheNineties 1990s]]. Starting out as a seemingly-regular game mag (debuting in 1989 around the same time as ''GamePro'' and ''ElectronicGamingMonthly''), there was very little to separate it from the competition as far as video game magazines went, but in the mid-90s, it shifted into a more comedic, irreverent style with Chris Slate taking over as its Editor. Under Slate, the entire magazine started getting more deliberately wacky, with the game reviewers gaining personality (and faux-personality, with Bill Donohue as an evil dungeon-master and Mike Salmon as a sarcastic ladies-man).

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''Game Players'' was a video game magazine that had its best years in the mid-[[TheNineties 1990s]]. Starting out as a seemingly-regular game mag (debuting in 1989 around the same time as ''GamePro'' ''Game Pro'' and ''ElectronicGamingMonthly''), there was very little to separate it from the competition as far as video game magazines went, but in the mid-90s, it shifted into a more comedic, irreverent style with Chris Slate taking over as its Editor. Under Slate, the entire magazine started getting more deliberately wacky, with the game reviewers gaining personality (and faux-personality, with Bill Donohue as an evil dungeon-master and Mike Salmon as a sarcastic ladies-man).
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