|22 July 2013
||Tim Finkas passes away
|I've just received the sad news that after a nearly two year battle with pancreatic cancer, Tim Finkas, the original cover artist, graphic designer, and layout editor of CGW has passed away. Tim created every cover of CGW up to #26, with the exception of 4.4, 5.5, and 25. You may remember this interview that I did with Tim nearly ten years ago, in which he explains his start with the magazine, his thoughts on many of the covers, and much more. If you've already read it, it's worth another look, and if you haven't, you're missing out on some very interesting CGW material - head on over for a read.
Our thoughts are with his family in these difficult times. Thanks Tim, for your friendliness, creativity, and amazing talent.
|10 July 2012
|Now that the scanning is over, I want to take a few minutes to recognize a few people for their contributions in making this project possible, mainly by donating issues:
- Bernard Dy, who donated the great majority of the scanned issues (about 140!)
- Brad Frohock
- Ken Cavanaugh
- Rodney Lelah
- Bill Haworth
- Kerry Timm
- Eleanor Howell
- Paul Smith, who provided the last three missing issues
- And everyone who donated to make this happen
Hopefully I haven't missed anyone!
|5 July 2012
|Well, after almost exactly a year and a half and 33,544 additional scanned pages, the CGW scanning project is now complete. Every single issue of the magazine's 25 year run is available online, from #1.1 in November 1981 to #268 in November 2006. The total, including the two issues of Computer Game Forum: 40,982 pages!
|28 June 2012
|I added another 21 issues today, all the way to #268, the last issue in November 2006. The CGW scanning project is almost complete, with just a few holes to fill remaining: issue 109, 111, 113, 246, and 259, as well as a few pages from issue 234. I already have the first three issues, and the last three should be here shortly.
|6 May 2012
||Complete up to 2004
|I added five more issues today, 241-245, which now means that the entire set of issues from 2004 is available online. Only 2005 and 2006 to go, and the three "orphan" issues from 1993.