Computer and Video Games

Computer and Video Games (CVG) is a video game magazine in the United Kingdom. Initially published monthly between November 1981 and October 2004 and solely web-based from 2004 onwards[1], the magazine was one of the first publications to capitalise on the growing home computing market, although it also covered arcade games. The magazine saw many changes over the course of its life, and by the mid 1990's had switched focus to concentrate entirely on games consoles.

The magazine was "suspended" in 2004 after Future Publishing bought the magazine (alongside PC Zone) from Dennis Publishing Ltd who had themselves purchased it from the magazine's original publishers EMAP. Future, who also published CVG's main rival, GamesMaster, subsequently decided to publish their magazine as opposed to keeping CVG in operation. Subscribers received a copy of GamesMaster in place of CVG, along with a letter claiming the magazine had been suspended to allow the staff a break and would return in a few months.

The magazine returned in a new form, titled CVG Presents, on 16 April 2008 with a bi-monthly release schedule.The new format concentrates the whole magazine on a single subject. The first issue of the new format concentrated on the history of the Grand Theft Auto series of games.

In the meantime, the magazine's website has continued to flourish, and recently Future incorporated the forums of many of its other games related publications to in addition to devoting sections to those that did not previously have a formal website, such as PC Gamer.

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