A lad's lifestyle magazine aimed at the teen market, mostly concerned with semi-naked girls and East End criminals. Posted a first ABC readership figure of 140,000.
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 1 - January 1999
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 2 - February 1999
Death Race (1976).
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 3 - March 1999
Night Driver (1976).
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 4 - April 1999
Boot Hill (1977).
KINGPIN FEATURE - May 1999
The old censorship chestnut rears its bloody, swearing head again. And gets it stoved in with a lead pipe.
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 5 - May 1999
The Atari VCS (1977).
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 6 - June 1999
Atari Football (1978).
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 7 - July 1999
Sea Wolf 2 (1978).
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 8 - August 1999
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 9 - September 1999
Game And Watch (1981). A brief divergence from the chronological history to fit in with that month's handhelds theme.
GAME BOY EXCHANGER FEATURE - September 1999
Deeply irresponsible recommendation of a heinous piracy device.
NEO GEO POCKET COLOUR FEATURE - September 1999
An evangelical piece which sadly failed to ignite the desire of Front readers for the neat little machine.
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 10 - October 1999
Lunar Lander (1979). A particularly memorable comparison to Gran Turismo in this one.
PINBALL FEATURE - October 1999
See if you can guess what this one was about.
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 11 - November 1999
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 11b - November 1999
Berzerk again. I got a bit confused and actually wrote this one twice. Here's the alternative mix.
REMAKES FEATURE - November 1999
A familiar theme - old games updated for the new generation.
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 12 - December 1999
THE HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES PART 13 - January 2000
Unluckily for videogame history lovers, a severe cut in Front's gaming coverage meant this Battlezone piece was the last instalment of the series. And we'd still only got to 1980.
POKEMON FEATURE - January 2000
A very short piece exploring a theme that I'd later tackle in more detail in a major Dick Francis interview for CTW (qv).
10-MINUTE WONDERS - January 2000
A feature about the resurgence in games that you could play in short bursts of fun.