A Christmas Cover Story: 55 Classic Computer and Video Game Magazine Covers

December was a big time for 1980s computer and video-game magazines.

Their shiny covers stood out at newsagents and magazine stands, hoping to encourage Christmas shoppers to purchase them as stocking stuffers for friends, relatives – or for themselves. However, their actual holiday content tended to vary from one article to several (although in the case of videogame magazines, it could be argued they were all ‘fun’ and hence appropriate regardless of seasonal theme).

We browsed through a lot of these magazines doing research for our current issue, and here’s a bunch of their covers… happy holidays!

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