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Get the very last South African PC Format next week

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It wasn’t too long ago that we brought you the rather disappointing news that publications took the decision to shut down the South African edition of long-running gamer mag, PC format. The decision was made because sales of the mag had dropped, and shutting it down could help Panorama refocus its efforts on its other great publications like Barbie magazine, Teen Zone  and of course Animal Talk, which asks pressing questions like “How do animals interpret life?”

Now’s your chance to be part of history, and pick up the very last edition of our local PC Format. We’ve been told it’ll hit shelves next week. Here’s what it’ll look like.


The thing has a sticker price of R45, which is less than even the cheapest worthwhile game on Steam. Hopefully, if enough of you pick up this final collector’s edition of a great magazine, the folks at Panorama responsible for canning the publication end up in the foetal position crying over this great thing they’ve lost.

Last Updated: April 25, 2014


  1. Matewis Jubilai

    April 25, 2014 at 17:10

    “…the rag” ? That’s a bit uncalled for 😛


  2. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    April 25, 2014 at 19:21

    Yeah the guys who canned this need to be hit right in the feels for what they did. Still angry that this is happening.

    I will most definitely be buying 2 copies of this.

    1 for myself to keep and another to mail to Panorama with a lovely note telling them how they killed one of the best magazines ever and I will circle each writer’s name in red to remind Panorama of the cool people who’s lives they have destroyed.

    Yeah I’m a bit sour about all this. Sorry


    • Gustav Willem Diedericks

      April 25, 2014 at 19:42

      Every right to be sour about this, dude. Every reason!


    • FoxOneZA

      April 28, 2014 at 11:32

      The previous Editors before the residen Wookie are to be blamed for the demise of this awesome publication.


      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        April 29, 2014 at 07:12

        Yeah big contributing factor.


  3. Matewis Jubilai

    April 26, 2014 at 01:16

    Gaming mags were great in the 486 era to drool over. I remember looking in awe at those upright PC cases with CD-ROMS. I’d fantasize about having my own PC with a bunch of CDs lying around…

    First CD game : Wing Commander IV : The Price of Freedom


  4. Tomahawk "Lightning" Jones

    April 26, 2014 at 13:57

  5. MakeItLegal

    April 26, 2014 at 22:58

    Sad news indeed


  6. Norm the Horrible

    April 29, 2014 at 08:27

    I will buy this with tears in my eyes.


  7. WoestynK

    April 29, 2014 at 12:05

    Agree, still remember the demo’s of the earlier days – fond times, Anno, Jagged Alliance 2 and even Commandos… Sad times indeed….


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