Raise a glass gents, GamePro is no more as of noon (PST) today

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  1. Bendimus Prime

    Bendimus Prime Rolls for initiative TFW2005 Supporter

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    Source (for as long as it's still up):GamePro: Video Games, Video Game Reviews, Gaming News, Game Trailers, and Game Info for Gamers
    Source:RIP GamePro

    If anyone else here are gamer kids from the 80's and 90's, this is like the loss of an old friend. I remember this being my first issue, and reading it over and over again until it literally fell apart.
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    Or the days of reading all the info about the "Ultra" 64 from Nintendo and just wondering how much better than the SNES it was going to be.

    I, like most of us here I'm sure, moved on to the Internet and left the game magazines mostly behind, but I'll always fondly remember GamePro at it's height of popularity.

    RIP
     
  2. Triple Melter

    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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  3. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    I remember all the big spreads on Mortal Kombat 2 they had. Back when the magazine was FAT. Used to get it monthly, but then again, I haven't gotten an issue in probably 15 years because all the news is old by the time you get it (thanks, internet). I only have one friend who still regularly buys video game magazines, but that's only because he doesn't have internet (I know, right?).

    Say Hi to Wizard and World Weekly News for me, Gamepro. Print is dead, long live the internet.
     
  4. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    Kinda sad to see GPro go, oh well I guess that's life. It does make me miss my few hundred+ magazine collection I had up until 09.
     
  5. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    i got all the issues of the 90s all issues up to 2006. i a will really miss them.

    dan electro and the four eyed dragon were the best.
     
  6. Bendimus Prime

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    Yep, I remember spending hours reading GamePro, Wizard, ToyFare, and EGM2.
    Those were the days.

    Also, I know Nintendo Power is still around, but do they still have the kickass swag for renewing they used to?
     
  7. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    unfortunately, NP doesn't do that anymore. not for many years.
     
  8. mrhillz

    mrhillz Changed his user title. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, it was still around? I'm sorry to see it go but oh well.
     
  9. Bendimus Prime

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    I figured. That sucks, it was only like 10 years ago I still got it because of the great stuff you could get. Like I remember getting the Zelda Collector's Edition for the Gamecube for like $15 with a renewal.

    I guess that's why I like Collector's Editions and the Skylanders game because I'm sick of digital-only swag. I want something cool to put on a shelf even if it costs me a little more.
     
  10. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    R.I.P gamepro, you were the best. (NP is next)
     
  11. Gryph

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    I glanced at their first quarterly issue. They're final attempt at staying afloat. It was pretty average at best. They had a "Top 50 Fighting Game Characters" list that was pretty horrible. How can you have a list that includes Mokujin, Barbarian (From the old C64 game Barbarian), Gon (The short dinosaur guest character from Tekken 3.), and the midget on stilts character from Thrill Kill (A game that never actually got released.), yet not include Dan Hibiki?
     
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    Fuzz Garbage Pail Kid TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ummm, the Imp is f*cking awesome! And just because the game was never released doesn't mean nobody's played it. It's been available on the internet since late 1998.

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    Image courtesy of Fuzzd0rk's Thrill Kill page
     
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    Man I remember their awesome protips, like "To avoid dying, don't get hit by the enemies too often." Beyond that, it's sad to see them go but they always seemed like EGM but for a slightly younger crowd to me, so I never liked them as much.
     
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    Sad to see a piece of gaming history go.
     
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    I didn't like them as much as EGM, but I still supported them from time to time, and I always enjoyed their April Fools section. They were still a part of an era.
     
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    I still chuckle over the rage Lamepro used to cause.
     
  17. Radioactive Ravage

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    Gamepro was an awesome part of my gaming childhood. Of course, in the growing age of technology, you can find information faster on your gaming console itself. That's one of the wonders- and the cruxes- of technology.

    Farewell, Gamepro. You shall be missed.
     
  18. Optimus

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    Damn I read GamePro a bit in the 90's and it was a great magazine, I don't know if they were still as good but still, RIP.

    EDIT: And a still classic protip from GamePro

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    best protip ever!
     
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    I wonder how many people do that in online FPS shooters?
     

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