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    OPM canned due to lack of cover disks...

    Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and Ziff Davis Game Group announced today the companies have mutually agreed to discontinue production on the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) in North America. The final issue will be dated January 2007. OPM is a publication officially licensed by SCEA.
    A whole mag canned because of online content delivery?

    Read more in this 'No disky, no sale' Press Release.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

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    Not everyone has the internet.... I've got several friends who buy OXM because it has the coverdisk with demos (which they obivously can't download from live) on it.
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    Very true but Sony are obsessed with making the PS3 a do everything device so if they can push people into getting broadband then they will be able to get a whole lot more content to them.

    Still Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine was never the most objective view...maybe will be better for 3rd party mags now.

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    I remember I only ever bought mags with demos, back in the PS1 days. The target market(kids/young teenagers mainly) isn't big on reading for readings sake.

    Demos are the main focus of the mag. I can see why it's dying now.

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    Silly to can it - they should make an online version that people can buy over the online service to read.

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    gotta say the UK version was getting really rubbish by the time i stopped reading it 2/ years ago, so i can see where they might be coming from.

    And all the official news is published anyway so i dont think its much of a bad thing...

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    They will still charge £6 for it tho.

    I agree that its a stupid idea, I would hate to have to download full demos and stuff on a 2mb connection nevermind a 56K... its bad enough with Xbox Live and a 10mb connection (thats because im impatient)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    They will still charge £6 for it tho.

    I agree that its a stupid idea, I would hate to have to download full demos and stuff on a 2mb connection nevermind a 56K... its bad enough with Xbox Live and a 10mb connection (thats because im impatient)
    I find that my 360 demos download lightning fast. That on a 4mb connection

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