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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 the world's first magazine to be dedicated soley to videogames.

HistoryEdit

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, 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.

EditorsEdit

WritersEdit

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

StatsEdit

ReviewsEdit

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
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
80
81
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 InfoEdit

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 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
63 January 1987 £0.98 Tim Metcalfe EMAP
64 February 1987 £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

NotesEdit

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

IssuesEdit

C+VG Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
1981 1 2
1982 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1983 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
1984 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
1985 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
1986 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62
1987 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
1988 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86
1989 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 93a 94 95 96 97
1990 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109
1991 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121
1992 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133
1993 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145
1994 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157
1995 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169
1996 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181
1997 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193
1998 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205
1999 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217
2000 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229
2001 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241
2002 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254
2003 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267
2004 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277

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