All good things sooner or later come to an end: warm summer days, a dollar for 30 rubles or Igromania magazine, the December issue of which will be the last in history. It was this message that was published on the official website of the journal. Of course, we are talking only about the paper version, the site will continue to function and publish materials in standard mode.
The desire to abandon the publication of paper versions of the magazine is dictated by modern realities, because it is no secret to anyone that printed products, be they magazines or books, are gradually going out of fashion. The staff of the site emphasizes that the closure of the printed editions of Igromania was just a matter of time and a simple trend following, as more and more publications are completely moving online.
The last issue of Igromania will be released in December 2018, and if this is sad news for you, then get ready for another blow: the printed version of the World of Fantastic magazine will also soon sink into oblivion. Without undue modesty, one can say that an entire era has passed.
Experienced gamers probably remember very well what a joy it was back in the mid-2000s to buy a brand new issue of the magazine, turn over glossy pages and learn the latest news from the world of video games. And for the layer of gamers who did not have the Internet, "Igromania" was just a salvation and a visual aid, what is worth playing, and which games to keep at a cannon shot.
A little history of the "Igromania" magazine
The first issue was published in September 1997 with a solid circulation of 16 thousand copies. But since in those troubled times computer games were an extremely niche entertainment, and the magazine was not heard, part of the circulation had to be withdrawn. Interestingly, the first issues were devoted not only to computer games, but also to console games, but over time, the magazine completely moved into the PC gaming segment.
In the future, the popularity of the magazine only increased, which was supported by the release of "Video Mania", which comes in a set on a separate disk. The golden time for the magazine was 2007-2008, when the circulation steadily exceeded more than 200,000 copies, and the word "gambling" finally ceased to be associated with only one mental disorder. Among the important dates it is worth noting 2010, when the magazine was retrained into a publication. dedicated to multi-platform games.
It remains only to salute the closing printed version of "Igromania", to thank for the good days spent together, and move on. And in order to replenish the balance of good and bad news, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the top of the best games of October, which will become one of the most saturated game releases of the month in 2018.
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