I’ve just been generously donated a large pile of old PC magazines for the price of postage. There are no PC Zones so it won’t help with that particular project and it was instead mainly CD-ROM Magazine, PC Answers and PC Home from around 94/95. I only bought a handful of these at the time when the cover CD was particularly appealing. The main reason for this is that they weren’t 100% games but they were still a lot less serious and more entertainment oriented than the giant tomes like PC Plus used to be.
The first thing I have to do with any old magazines like this is look through them all for articles on Origin games. I found a small number of them to get through starting with this preview of The Darkening, back before it became Privateer 2. It’s a brief article which is frustrating given that the author apparently got a full tour of the studio as well as meeting the cast. It does however include a gruesome photo of one the actors in burn makeup that I don’t recall seeing before.
I’ve just spotted a further page with a Clive Owen interview which I ‘d managed to miss entirely first time around :-