From the PS to Wipeout and Monument Valley: a history of gaming in CR

As it’s Games Week on CR, we’re delving into the magazine archives to look at how we’ve covered gaming over the years, including the design of games themselves and the at-times controversial advertising for them

The history of Creative Review maps fairly neatly onto the history of ‘video games’, as they were once known. CR began in 1980, during the so-called ‘golden age of arcade games’.

Our early years coincided with the first home consoles from the likes of Commodore and Atari, while we watched on as Nintendo, Sega, Xbox and the Sony PlayStation changed the industry, as well as prompting some of the most striking advertising of the times.

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