Final issues of PSM3 and Xbox World out today

The final issues of PSM3 and Xbox World go on sale today.

As part of its final issue, the PSM3 team polled its readers and debated the ’50 greatest PS moments ever’.

The final issue also includes a list of the 25 greatest PlayStation games ever, voted for by the PSM3 team, a ten page PSM3 celebration feature, and lists including the mag’s Top 10 features ever, Worst 5 games ever and where departed staff members are now.

PSM3 editor Dan Dawkins has written a feature talking about the ‘making of’ PSM3, office secrets, the highs and lows, how things have changed and how the future looks.

Finally, included is a poster with all 161 PSM3 covers.

Meanwhile Xbox World rounds up the biggest, loudest, saddest, funniest, most shocking moments in Xbox history and gives GTA5, arguably the biggest Xbox game of 2013, one final, epic preview.

The team looks back at the history of Xbox World, highlighting everything from the best covers to the worst puns, and ex-editor Tim Weaver also reflects on his years in charge of Xbox World, revealing touching truths, and his special relationship with Master Chief.

Xbox World was launched by Computec Media in 2003, before being purchased by Future later the same year alongside sister mag PlayStation World (PSW).

PSM3 was launched by Future in 2000 as PSM2 and has published over 160 issues.

Buy the final issue of Xbox World online or on Apple Newsstand here (UK) or here (US).

Buy the final issue of PSM3 onlineor on iOS here (UK) or here (US).

Nintendo..Makers of Fun!

Guess what? I love Nintendo! There, I said it and I’m proud. After Atari, it was my brother who re-introduced me to gaming with the original NES back in the 80’s and after many sore thumbs, cross-eyed vision, sleepless nights and a bad cramp in my neck, I thank him and love him all the more for it. It was Super Mario Bros that did it, but then again, that did it for most of us also. I also played his Top Gun and God knows what else.

What I’m saying here is that I had fun! Sure later consoles came with better graphics, more open worlds, etc..the games evolved, but that didn’t make them fun, at least not in the same way I remember when I played a Nintendo game.

Even though the company had it’s highs and lows, I always hoped for the best, I didn’t necessarily agree with the direction they took sometimes, but those decisions are what brought us Sony’s PlayStation.

It was a failed alliance by both companies when Nintendo asked Sony to make an external CD ROM for their system, when Nintendo disagreed with Sony on the direction a CD powered only system could be and the advantages it had over cartridge based games..well, the rest is history.

I don’t believe Nintendo will die anytime soon. They made an incredible comeback with an innovative and at the time laughed at console called The Wii. They may be slow making 1st party games but when they are released, they are great. Ok, so 3rd party games are lacking..they will remedy this with the power of the Wii U, “and might surprise us all over again in the process”. I am definitely looking forward to the Wii U’s release and I’m really Hyped!I can’t wait for all those haters who criticize from other companies and those so called “analysts” eat there words..again. The Wii could not support all the newer more powerful games on the market, but they knew that when it was released, but the system still gave Microsoft and Sony a run for their money AND made them and us see games and the market differently, causing them to create their own versions of motion gaming. Also, I’m sorry.. but to the people who complain that they cater to minors? Please grow up, I thought the same way..yes “we” the older 80’s generation who grew up on Nintendo and saturday morning cartoons are older now, but that doesnt mean their market is dead…children and teens still love Nintendo and look to them for fun, cute games. Nintendo is needed in an industry that caters to us adults with so many violent and bloody games. I plan on getting a PS Vita, but I must say, after I played Mario Kart 3D and Super Mario 3D on the 3DS at the NY Comic-con last yer 2011, I was sold. I really had fun, and yea..I’ll get a 3DS also .

By the way, the top image is from the new cover for Game Informer, doesn’t it make you wanna dive right in? Nintendo dead?…I think not.
Long Live Nintendo…Makers Of FUN !