Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Magazine Assignment




















The two magazine covers that I have chosen were the Game Informer Magazine (Love) and the Game Pro Magazine. They have many similarities such as when you look at it you can obviously tell they are both video game magazines. The MAIN difference they they do have is Game Informer goes in depth of a new game release whereas Game Pro is less detailed but supplies a lot of images and screen shots of new games. That's what I have noticed any way since I have been subscribed to both of them for several years now. The Game Informer cover image has a symbol for the new game Elder of Scrolls (Comes out soon so pre order.) Game Pro has an Image for Halo (this is an older edition magazine so this one is dated.) Normally what both of these Magazines do to get there cover image is they pick the top release of the month and advertise that nothing less then perfect in my opinion.
Fonts and headlines are basically the same although the cover image is the only thing that will change. Basic Times New Roman is utilized throughout the magazine. They do tend to both color in the top headlines though. Last but not least the last difference that I notice which is a big one for me is that Game Informer in the end of the magazine has the best to worst games of the month and Game Pro has cheats for this months games.

12 comments:

  1. Great job on comparing and contrasting these two gaming magazines. I wish I saw more elaboration on the details about the covers rather than the information inside. Like what the headlines said and what makes them stand out to be a headline. The differences in the name plates what makes them different and the same. The highlights on the GamePro under special features.

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  2. wow! these two couldn't be more different!

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  3. I agree with Stephen these magazines are very different. Great job comparing them!

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  4. I will be sure to elaborate a little more next time. Thanks guys.

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  5. I agree both magazines are really different but they do both draw your eye.

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  6. Good work to notice each of the magazines main differences, one magazine really does work to inform you while the other... not so much

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  7. I agree that these magazines are both very different. Great job

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  8. Seeing Skyrim made me smile, it's about time ES5 came out. On Topic: nice job.

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  9. Very different covers to the same type magazines.

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  10. The first magazine is really eye catching because you're not sure what they are trying to show you, so you really have to look. Compared to the second one where it is a video game and it is apparent. The colors are cooler in the first one.

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  11. Great comparison on the covers. I like the game informer because it doesn't seem as "cluttered".

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