Electronic Games Mag: December 1982

Electronic Games magazine: Dec. 1982
To start off December, how's about a magazine from my childhood: Electronic Games, 1982. Yes, this is the actual magazine—I've kept it ever since. Awww, yeah. I was a gamer, circa 1982. Nothing but Atari, Activision, Colecovision, Intellivision, coin-ops, arcades, etc. for me, thankyouverymuch.

And for the record, I'd rather keep the term "retro" for anything older than 1980.

Also related: if you're ever in Portland, and you dig old arcade games from that early gaming era, you should stop by Ground Kontrol, at 511 NW Couch Street. It's a bar/establishment where you can play pretty much of all those classic arcade games. The original ones, of course. While working in Old Town during the summer, I would take a lunch break by going in to play a couple rounds of Tempest. Oh man, good memories playing that game. One of my favorites of all time. Didn't make it to the red levels, though. Next time.


  1. bought the issue off the stands at the Book Bag in Summerville SC, baby. Warms the cockles of an old man's heart to see it. I am so OLD! (and so are you)

  2. No comments on the cover art? I'm shocked!

    Seriously, I have to fan you now because of this post. I'm an old-skool gamer myself, and I have to say that as someone who still plays one, the ColecoVision WAS a great system for 1982. Even better to play Atari games on.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to fire up the turntable and listen to my Buckner & Garcia LP 'cause I got PAC-MAN FEVER!

    Word Verifier is Spidiest. Most like Spider-Man.

  3. The pixelated title reminds me of custom type i did for this coloring page once. Got quashed tho, since the intended audience was supposed to be grandparents.

  4. What a great magazine this was! The cover on this is one of the best of the entire run! They just don't make them like this anymore!

    I was very young when EG first came out but I would still get issues whenever I could. Most of those issues got pretty beat up from reading and looking through them so much. In recent years I decided to try and put together a complete set. Fun, but no easy task!

  5. Thanks for the cover scan of that mag, which I too had back in the day! It would be awesome if you would scan some more of that magazine, to tickle our little hearts and minds of what we so loved to read! Would you please scan & show more of it?