Check Out 1983’s Joystik Magazine

Thank god. I can finally beat Q*Bert.

We at Hardcore Gamer have a special love for classic gaming magazines. After all, our magazine was totally modeled after publications like Gamefan that served as gamer’s bibles in the ’80s and ’90s. When we come across an old issue of a magazine, it really warms our heart.

Check out this PDF of a complete issue of Joystik from April 1983. Expect to get a warm and fuzzy feeling flipping through the issue, which is actually really awesome. The whole computerized look of the magazine really captures that cool 1980’s grime. There’s definitely questionable design choices, though, like the hideous black on purple writing of the first few pages. Warning: don’t read this if you don’t want to double your Galaga Firepower!