Diehard Gamefan (the name later was changed to just Gamefan with the November 1995 issue) was a magazine started by = Tim Lindquist, Greg Off, George Weising. and Dave Halverson in September 1992. Their goal was to create a gaming magazine that was unlike any other magazine.
They realized that game reviews, screenshots, and even the talk about import games seemed to be seriously lacking. They wanted to change that and redefine what a magazine could do. Their first goal was to get a team of “experts” who could not only review the games, but to also review said games in their areas of expertise. Instead of some sort of drawing representing a game or some sort of graphic that really didn’t show anything, they wanted screenshots that captured the full glory and detail of the games they were reviewing or talking about.
In addition to the above, another goal was to educate the consumer themselves about the games that were available or were going to be available. Games cost a lot of money and many people didn’t have a lot to invest in multiple games so the consumer wanted to get the most “bang for their buck”.
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