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A History of Korean Gaming

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Korean Gaming Magazines

Name:

컴퓨터학습 Computer Study

Publisher:

MinCom

First Issue:

11/1983

Last Issue:

12/1989

Other:

general computer magazine with gaming content, rebranded as MyCom in 1990

Name:

MSX와의 만남 Meeting With MSX

Publisher:

Korea Research Corp of Computer
(한국전산연구사)

First Issue:

7/1988

Last Issue:

11/1989

Other:

general MSX magazine with lots of gaming content

Name:

마이컴 MyCom

Publisher:

MinCom

First Issue:

1/1990

Last Issue:

12/1997

Other:

successor of Computer Study; general computer magazine; gaming magazine insert GameCom from 1992

Name:

컴퓨터랜드 Computer Land

Publisher:

Hankook Ilbo (한국일보사)

First Issue:

1/1990?

Last Issue:

1994?

Other:

insert for the youth science magazine Haksaeng Gwahak (학생과학)

Name:

만트라프레스 Mantra Press

Publisher:

Computer House Mantra (만트라)

First Issue:

?/1990

Last Issue:

?

Other:

newsletter distributed freely to Mantra members

Name:

게임월드 Gameworld

Publisher:

Mirae Sidae (미래시대)

First Issue:

8/1990

Last Issue:

?/1997

Other:

first dedicated console gaming magazine in Korea; insert focused on PC games from 1994; insert focused on 3DO games in 1995.

Name:

The Games

Publisher:

-

First Issue:

11/1990

Last Issue:

1992?

Other:

Copy zine created in cooperation of several software stores, among them A+

Name:

게임뉴스 Game News

Publisher:

Dasun (다선)

First Issue:

8/1991

Last Issue:

12/1993

Other:

PC and console games

Name:

겜통 GamTong

Publisher:

DL (디엘상사)

First Issue:

11/05/1992

Last Issue:

1993?

Other:

first biweekly gaming magazine in Korea; rebranded as Super Game in 1994

Name:

게임챔프 Game Champ

Publisher:

Jeu Media (제우미디어)

First Issue:

12/1992

Last Issue:

?/1998

Other:

focus on console games; inserts for PC and arcade games

Name:

게임채널 Game Channel

Publisher:

DS (동서산업개발)

First Issue:

5/1993

Last Issue:

11/1994

Other:

consisted partly of translated articles licensed from computer gaming world

Name:

게임정보 Game Information

Publisher:

?

First Issue:

1/1993

Last Issue:

4/1993

Other:

-

Name:

제3세대 게임 The 3rd Generation Game

Publisher:

?

First Issue:

11/1993

Last Issue:

1994?

Other:

-

Name:

슈퍼게임 Super Game

Publisher:

DL (디엘상사)

First Issue:

10/1993?

Last Issue:

1995?

Other:

-

Name:

Game Power

Publisher:

Jeu Media

First Issue:

5/1994

Last Issue:

12/2000

Other:

started as an insert on PC games in Game Champ; continued as a standalone magazine afterwards.

Name:

Game Magazine

Publisher:

Communication Group
(커뮤니케이션그룹)

First Issue:

?/1994

Last Issue:

1/2001?

Other:

insert magazine Sofcom

Name:

PC Game Magazine

Publisher:

Communication Group
(커뮤니케이션그룹)

First Issue:

11/1994

Last Issue:

11/2001?

Other:

-

Name:

PC Game

Publisher:

DL (디엘상사)

First Issue:

5/1995

Last Issue:

1/1996

Other:

-

Name:

3DO 얼라이브 3DO Alive

Publisher:

?

First Issue:

6/1995?

Last Issue:

?

Other:

-

Name:

PC Champ

Publisher:

Jeu Media

First Issue:

8/1995

Last Issue:

12/1998

Other:

continued after 1998 as PC Power Zine; partially used translated articles from US PC Gamer

Name:

KBS Gamepia

Publisher:

KBS 문화사업단

First Issue:

11/1995

Last Issue:

6/2003

Other:

-

Name:

어뮤즈 월드 Amuse World

Publisher:

Amuse World (어뮤즈 월드)

First Issue:

5/1996

Last Issue:

11/2001

Other:

business magazine for amusement parks and arcades

Name:

Computer Game

Publisher:

Yejin Media (예진미디어)

First Issue:

9/1996

Last Issue:

?

Other:

-

Name:

Game Times

Publisher:

Game.Ing

First Issue:

1/1996

Last Issue:

?/1996

Other:

only lasted one or two issues

Name:

Game Line

Publisher:

Line League (라인리그)

First Issue:

10/1996

Last Issue:

12/2000

Other:

PC game insert MyPC

Name:

Computer Gaming World

Publisher:

Jeongbo Sidae (정보시대)

First Issue:

11/1996

Last Issue:

2/1998

Other:

translation of the US magazine with the same title

Name:

Disc Station

Publisher:

Compile

First Issue:

Spring 1997

Last Issue:

Winter 1998

Other:

localized version of Compile's disc mag

Name:

게임리더 Game Leader

Publisher:

Ungjin Media (웅진미디어)

First Issue:

11/1997

Last Issue:

1/1998

Other:

-

Name:

PC 플레이어 PC Player

Publisher:

first Riscom (리스콤), later Game Time (게임타임)

First Issue:

5/1997

Last Issue:

6/2008

Other:

-

Name:

v챔프 V-Champ

Publisher:

Daeweon (대원)

First Issue:

6/1998

Last Issue:

8/2002

Other:

-

Name:

Game Life

Publisher:

?

First Issue:

10/1998

Last Issue:

11/1998

Other:

-

Name:

게임마니아 Game Mania

Publisher:

Jungang M&B (중앙M&B)

First Issue:

12/1998

Last Issue:

12/1998?

Other:

-

Name:

PC Power Zine

Publisher:

Jeu Media

First Issue:

1/1999

Last Issue:

2/2005

Other:

rebranding of PC Champ; partly used translated articles from US PC Gamer

Name:

게임저널 Game Journal

Publisher:

Yesom (예솜)

First Issue:

3/1999

Last Issue:

still running

Other:

arcade business magazine

Name:

Net Power

Publisher:

Jeu Media

First Issue:

10/1999

Last Issue:

12/2006

Other:

integrated into the webzine www.gamemeca.com

Name:

PC G@m

Publisher:

?

First Issue:

2/2000

Last Issue:

?

Other:

-

Name:

Gamerz

Publisher:

Game Munhwa (게임문화)

First Issue:

8/2000

Last Issue:

still running

Other:

last surviving general gaming print mag

Name:

게임아이 Game i

Publisher:

Game i (게임아이)

First Issue:

2000 (October)

Last Issue:

Spring 2001

Other:

quarterly walkthrough magazine

Name:

Gamzzang

Publisher:

Intergate Korea (인터게이트코리아)

First Issue:

Summer 2000

Last Issue:

Winter 2000

Other:

quarterly

Name:

PC game net

Publisher:

Game Time (게임타임)

First Issue:

1/2001

Last Issue:

2/2001?

Other:

-

Name:

Netgamer'z

Publisher:

Game Munhwa

First Issue:

7/2001

Last Issue:

1/2002

Other:

-

Name:

게임조선 Game Chosun

Publisher:

Chosun Ilbo

First Issue:

9/2001

Last Issue:

6/2002

Other:

webzine game.chosun.com still running (since September 10th, 1999)

Name:

OnPlayer

Publisher:

Sigongsa (시공사)

First Issue:

11/2001

Last Issue:

1/2009

Other:

-

Name:

PlayStation Official Magazine

Publisher:

Game Munhwa

First Issue:

6/2002

Last Issue:

4/2007

Other:

started as an insert of Gamerz before becoming a magazine of its own in 2002

Name:

패미통 PS2 Famitong PS2

Publisher:

Jeu Media

First Issue:

12/2002

Last Issue:

10/2003

Other:

translation of the Japanese Famitsu PS2

Name:

골라 GOLA (Gaming On-Line Asia)

Publisher:

Multi Plus Entertainment

First Issue:

2/2003

Last Issue:

9/2003

Other:

-

Name:

ES Force

Publisher:

Fighter Forum (파이터포럼)

First Issue:

8/5/2005

Last Issue:

4/25/2008

Other:

weekly e-sports magazine

Name:

PSP Monthly

Publisher:

미디어네트워크키메이커

First Issue:

8/2005

Last Issue:

4/2006

Other:

-


Closer looks at some of these magazines can be found on our blog: 1, 2, 3, 3.5, 4


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