Computer and Video Games (CVG) that was launched all the way back in 1981, where it was touted to be the world’s first magazine which was dedicated to gaming, is currently staring down at the risk of folding. In fact, a major overhaul of CVG had already happened during its lifetime, where it became an online-only magazine since 2004. Sources in the industry have mentioned that CVG could cease publication after a 45-day consultation period that kicked off on the 14th of May concludes.
CVG publisher Future has not ruled out the possibility of selling off the brand, so there is still some light left at the end of the proverbial tunnel. In fact, CVG has a long and storied history, including being the tour de force behind the gaming industry’s Golden Joystick Awards, which happens to be an annual event that has been held since 1983.
Future mentioned in a statement, “We are currently exploring various options around how to evolve the CVG brand in particular and the market leading Future Games portfolio in general, in order to keep successfully meeting the needs of our consumers.”
I guess that there are some things which will eventually go the way of the dodo as it has served its purpose fully, even changing with the times as much as possible.