The Computer Gaming World Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of all items related to the first magazine specifically dedicated to computer games. Once the Museum's current scans expansion project is completed, you will find scans of every CGW issue, from its debut in November of 1981 to its last issue issue in November of 2006. The Museum's particular focus is on the first 100 CGW issues, which cover a time period that represents the birth and expansion of an industry that is today much, much different than what it was. One of the best ways to explore these early years is by reading what was said back then about the industry, the programmers, and of course, the games. For this, there is no better publication than CGW.

The CGW Museum is always on the lookout for new items and ideas. If you have a CGW-related article for our collection, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail. Furthermore, your comments and suggestions about what you like, dislike, or would like to see are always welcomed and encouraged.

In 1993, CGW was sold to Ziff Davis. Ziff Davis continued to publish the magazine until November 2006, issue 268, after which CGW was replaced by Games for Windows: The Official Magazine, which folded after its last issue in April 2008. Coincidentally with the last issue of CGW, the CGW Museum released the CGW Archive: high-quality scans of the first 100 issues of CGW and the 2 CGF issues, in text-searcheable .PDF format. The CGW Archive was the culmination of over 2 years of work. In all, 7438 pages were scanned and OCRed, allowing the creation of a 3+ million word sercheable global index, which references the first 11 years of CGW. A few years later, the CGW Museum completed the scanning of issues 101 to 268, bringing the entire run to digital format.

The Museum would like to give special thanks to the following people for their contribution to its existence, each in a different yet always important manner:

  • Freddie Bingham
  • Mike Ching
  • Bernard Dy
  • Peter El-Khouri
  • Steve Fellerman
  • Tim Finkas
  • Buell Hollister
  • John McDaniel and the Collection of Robert McDaniel
  • Bob Millard
  • Russell Sipe


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