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Mike Larkin

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  • Avatar for mikelarkin89 mikelarkin89 10 months ago

    BTW fellow Mean Machines fan - this a great website for a trip down memory lane....

    http://www.meanmachinesmag.co.uk/

    Posted in The Magazines That Were Video Gaming's Original Clickbait

  • Avatar for mikelarkin89 mikelarkin89 10 months ago

    Ha ha - regards Mean Machines, I notice Jaz still uses some of the same stock phrases such as 'veritable smorgasbord'.

    My personal favourite was the liberal use of the word cack....Edited March 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in The Magazines That Were Video Gaming's Original Clickbait

  • Avatar for mikelarkin89 mikelarkin89 10 months ago

    As someone who drives in LA traffic, causing mayhem is quite the stress release!

    Posted in Open World Games Make me Drive Like an Idiot

  • Avatar for mikelarkin89 mikelarkin89 10 months ago

    One of the things that mad Mean Machines stand out was the quality of the screenshots. Other magazines would take really ugly oversaturated scans, while the MM lads would take proper photos.

    A point of pride if I can remember some of the old mailbags!

    Posted in Back When Screenshots Really Were Screen Shots

  • Avatar for mikelarkin89 mikelarkin89 10 months ago

    Personally I found the British magazines far more intriguing. They also engage far more with their target audience - boys and teens. They communicate the same way we did about games in the playground.

    In contrast the American magazines were far less fun to read, which is reflected in the covers.

    Personally, Mean Machines is still the best magazine of its type for me. It was most provocative and, most importantly, fun. Things were never really the same when the magazine fractured into the Sega and far more boring Nintendo versions.

    The covers were also usually very good, and, if memory serves, my first ever copy featured Cody from Final Fight brandishing a large knife. No wonder as a young lad I couldn't resist!

    The work of Jaz and the lads even inspired me to become a journalist, even if I ended up taking a different path to the one I dreamed about as a kid!Edited 4 times. Last edited March 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in The Magazines That Were Video Gaming's Original Clickbait

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