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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.
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* DenserAndWackier: The format from roughly mid-93 to September 1996.
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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).
25th Sep '14 11:11:22 PM Saurubiker
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I'm pretty sure EGM and Game Pro both debuted before Game Players.
''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 (that was actually the very [[NewerThanTheyThink first one]] not devoted to only one system and produced in-house by a video game company). There was very little to separate it from what came later 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). The letters page started with several running gags, with Donohue and the fans building upon each others' jokes, creating new fictional characters and personas, speaking of a "Cleansing" (and later, "The Rinsing"), and promises of world domination and violent reprisals. It was just that kind of a mag -- mostly nonsensical, and all in good fun (and vulgar taste). While ''Game Pro Magazine'' was far bigger, and ''EGM'' and ''Diehard Game Fan'' got all the "legit" industry cred, Game Players was a wild and wacky book with running gags, a letters page that was 80% joke-topics (leaving the rest for actual video games), and stands out even today.
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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 (that was actually (debuting in 1989 around the very [[NewerThanTheyThink first one]] not devoted to only one system same time as ''GamePro'' and produced in-house by a video game company). There ''ElectronicGamingMonthly''), there was very little to separate it from what came later 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). The letters page started with several running gags, with Donohue and the fans building upon each others' jokes, creating new fictional characters and personas, speaking of a "Cleansing" (and later, "The Rinsing"), and promises of world domination and violent reprisals. It was just that kind of a mag -- mostly nonsensical, and all in good fun (and vulgar taste). While ''Game Pro Magazine'' Pro'' was far bigger, and ''EGM'' and ''Diehard Game Fan'' got all the "legit" industry cred, Game Players was a wild and wacky book with running gags, a letters page that was 80% joke-topics (leaving the rest for actual video games), and stands out even today.
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