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I watched that the other night, and I thought it was pretty audacious how he went in on Mark Green and Jes Bickham. Especially with Mark Green during his South Park Rally chat, it almost felt personal.

The choice of games wasn't so bold though, it's mostly safe stuff that I think anybody can agree on. NGamer Magazine was the one that I thought ripped the pish with suspect reviews. I blew hundreds of pounds on games that Matthew Castle & co got really excited about - games that were free for them, but the best part of fifty quid for me. Evil or Very Mad
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'It was packed with a team of writers who weren't bound by political correctness' is a very good way to make me start second-guessing my childhood. Pale I'll watch the entire thing later, but that's a dreadful start.
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When I hear Tim Weaver, Matthew Castle and so on talk about those old mag days now, they are quick to lament that there was a pretty bad "lad culture" at the time, I don't think it's too surprising.

Still, they were never as bad as ONM, who literally called things they thought were a bit lame "gay".
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N64 Pro Magazine was more about sport, bevvy and normalising sexism than it was about N64. At least from back when I was growing up, I don’t think the stereotypical lad culture was as fierce in the Nintendo magazines as it was with the PlayStation magazines. I can’t think of any pre-mid ‘00s games magazines that weren’t guilty of it to some extent. It’s mental to go back to something like an old issue of Official Nintendo Magazine and see an advert for a phone wallpaper of Michelle Marsh’s cameltoe printed parallel to an 86% review for Spongebob Squarepants on the GBA.
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Oh yeah, there was definitely some bad stuff going on in the adverts across all magazines. The Cheatmaster's leather-clad female equivalent springs to mind. And occasionally I remember Scullion's words about how the NGamer-ONM rivalry got quite nasty. I still cling to the hope that, as you both say, it was better than others of the same time. CVG was a heck of a lot worse from the few issues I got.
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@The Cappuccino Kid wrote:
an advert for a phone wallpaper of Michelle Marsh’s cameltoe printed parallel to an 86% review for Spongebob Squarepants on the GBA.

Laughing And I'm not sure what's worse. I do remember those and even at the time wondering who would want (let alone pay for) a chronic leaf or a squirting cock.

Buskalily wrote:
Still, they were never as bad as ONM, who literally called things they thought were a bit lame "gay".

I definitely recall Greystation, but Gaystation and Shaturn ring a bell too. It was only a few years earlier SEGA were using "poof" in their Street Fighter 2 adverts. As great as those days were for gaming, we have come a long way really.
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@The Cappuccino Kid wrote:
Michelle Marsh’s cameltoe
72%, Amiga Power, July 1996
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Sony must have taken it on the cheek because this a real thing

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