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Launch Editor

Terry Pratt

Company

EMAP

ISSN

First Date

November 1981

Final Date

October 2004

Total Issues

278 + 6

Computer and Video Games (often abbreviated to C&VG, C+VG or CVG) was Europe's first magazine to be dedicated solely to video games.

History[]

Launched in November 1981, C&VG ran for 23 years, ending with its October 2004 issue. Initially published by EMAP, the multi-format magazine was resonsible for many innovations in the videogaming magazine industry, including critical reviewing, notable staff and the Mean Machines section (a console gaming section which broke off into its own title).

Due to declining readership, the magazine was sold onto Dennis Publishing (15 Feb 2001), who themselves, sold the magazine onto Future Publishing in 2004. Future decided not to produce anymore issues of C&VG, instead concentrating on their own multi-format titles GamesMaster and Edge. The Computer and Video Games name did survive, however, as Future used it for ComputerAndVideoGames.com, which several gaming titles were incorporated into.

In 2008, the magazine did return in print form, with a new bi-monthly format, with each issue covering a particular subject.

Editors[]

Writers[]

Please see here for a list of writers who are credited with writing articles or reviews in C+VG.

Stats[]

Circulation Figures[]

Year Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
1985 98,258

Reviews[]

Please see here for a list of reviews processed so far.

Figures in brackets show games reviewed but not scored. For the purposes of the Average Score, the Playability will be used until C+VG started to use an overall score. Playability score denoted with a *.

Issue Reviews Avg Score Highest Score Highest Scoring Game Lowest Score Lowest Scoring Game
1 (17) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 (24) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 (15) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 (18) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 (12) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 (17) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 (8) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 (13) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
9 (12) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 (14) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
11 4 (11) 7.5* 8* QS Scramble (ZX81), Borg (Apple II) 7* VIC 6 (VIC-20), Conflict (ZX81)
12 5 (6) 7.0* 9* Omega Race (VIC-20),
Snapper (BBC),
Star Blazer (Apple II)
2* Invaders (VIC-20)
13 8 (7) 7.0* 10* Defender (BBC) 4* Space Raiders (Spectrum)
14 4 (9) 3.0* 5* Great Britain Ltd (BBC) 1* Games 3 (Spectrum)
15 12 (5) 6.2* 8* Boss Chess (VIC-20),
Choplifter (Apple II),
Meteor Storm (Spectrum),
Airstrike (Atari)
3* Games 1 (Spectrum)
16 6 (7) 6.2* 8* Star Raiders (Atari 8-bit) 4* Spookyman (Spectrum)
17 76 (7) 7.0* 10* Pimania (Spectrum),
Planetoid (BBC),
Dragon Trek (Dragon)
3* Adventure A: Planet of Death (Spectrum),
Meteor Run (Dragon)
18 5 (5) 8.2* 9* Choplifter (VIC-20),
Penetrator (Spectrum),
Starship Command (BBC)
6* 3D Tunnel (Spectrum)
19 5 (8) 7.0* 9* Super Glooper / Frogs (ZX-81) 6* Defender (Atari 8-bit),
Schizoids (Spectrum),
Crazy Kong (VIC-20)
20 8 (6) 5.6* 10* Star Maze (Apple II) 3* Blind Alley (Spectrum),
Space Invaders (BBC)
51 35 (1) 7.5* 10* Saboteur, Spellbound, Commando, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Sorcery+ 2* Merlock the Mede, Lucifer's Realm
62 53 7.3* 10* Sanxion, Uridium, Tass Times in Tonetown, Pawn, The, Sacred Armour of Antiriad, The 0* Hoodoo Voodoo, Knight Rider, Return to Oz
74 29 (6) 8.4* 10* Nebulus (C64, Spectrum), Buggy Boy (C64), Cruncher Factory (Amiga), Action Force (Spectrum, C64) 4 How to be a Complete Bastard
78 25 7.4/10* 9* Cybernoid, Predator, Knight Games 2, Infiltrator II 4* The Train
79 34 (3) 7.3/10* 10* Barbarian 3* Okinawa
82 26 (2) 6.8/10 10 Uninvited 0 Mindfighter
83 45 (2) 6.3/10 9 The Legend of Zelda, Starglider 2 1 Hot Shot

Other Info[]

Issue Cover Date Release Date Pages Price Editor Publisher
1 November 1981 October 1981 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
2 December 1981 18 November 1981 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
3 January 1982 16 December 1981 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
4 February 1982 16 January 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
5 March 1982 16 February 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
6 April 1982 16 March 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
7 May 1982 16 April 1982 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
8 June 1982 May 1982 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
9 July 1982 June 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
10 August 1982 July 1982 92 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
11 September 1982 August 1982 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
12 October 1982 September 1982 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
13 November 1982 October 1982 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
14 December 1982 16 November 1982 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
15 January 1983 16 December 1982 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
16 February 1983 16 January 1983 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
17 March 1983 16 February 1983 100 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
18 April 1983 16 March 1983 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
19 May 1983 16 April 1983 116 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
20 June 1983 May 1983 132 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
21 July 1983 16 June 1983 156 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
22 August 1983 16 July 1983 124 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
23 September 1983 16 August 1983 148 £0.75 Terry Pratt EMAP
24 October 1983 16 September 1983 164 £0.85 Terry Pratt EMAP
25 November 1983 16 October 1983 196 £0.85 Terry Pratt EMAP
26 December 1983 16 November 1983 220 £0.85 Terry Pratt EMAP
27 January 1984 16 December 1983 172 £0.85 Terry Pratt EMAP
28 February 1984 16 January 1983 172 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
29 March 1984 16 February 1983 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
30 April 1984 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
31 May 1984 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
32 June 1984 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
33 July 1984 £0.85 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
34 August 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
35 September 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
36 October 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
37 November 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
38 December 1984 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
39 January 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
40 February 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
41 March 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
42 April 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
43 May 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
44 June 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
45 July 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
46 August 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
47 September 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
48 October 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
49 November 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
50 December 1985 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
51 January 1986 16 December 1985 164 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
52 February 1986 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
53 March 1986 £0.95 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
54 April 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
55 May 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
56 June 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
57 July 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
58 August 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
59 September 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
60 October 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
61 November 1986 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
62 December 1986 18 November 1986 164 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
63 January 1987 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
64 February 1987 15 January 1987 168 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
65 March 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
66 April 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
67 May 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
68 June 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
69 July 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
70 August 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
71 September 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
72 October 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
73 November 1987 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
74 December 1987 15th November 1987 196 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
75 January 1988 164 £1.00 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
76 February 1988 140 £1.00 Eugene Lacey EMAP
77 March 1988 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
78 April 1988 132 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
79 May 1988 15th April 1988 132 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
80 June 1988 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
81 July 1988 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
82 August 1988 15th July 1988 116 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP
83 September 1988 16th August 1988 132 £1.10 Eugene Lacey EMAP

Notes[]

In 1989 there were 2 Issue 93's (oops!)

In 1992 there were 2 issue 128's

Issues[]

C+VG Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
1981                     Cover missing
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1984 Cover missing
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1985 Cover missing
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1988 Cover missing
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1991 Cover missing
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1992 Cover missing
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1993 Cover missing
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1994 Cover missing
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1995 Cover missing
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1996 Cover missing
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1997 Cover missing
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1998 Cover missing
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2002 Cover missing
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