The EDGE is an English language magazine, which deals with video games. It is used mainly published by British publisher Future Publishing since 19 August 1993 at four weekly intervals (13 issues per year ) in the UK. A well-known motto of the Edge is: "It's not for everyone" ( " It is not for everyone ").
The EDGE reports about computer games of different platforms. It covers both games for consoles (also for portable models, so-called handhelds) as well as for the PC. A striking detail of the magazine is that under the articles not the names of the editors but always an E, the Edge logo is available. While the individual editors and writers through portraits and opinion boxes back strong in many other games magazines in the foreground, dip the name of the Edge employees only in the imprint. The articles are always written from the " Edge Perspective" ( " Edge asked ..."). Outside this perspective still write various columnists from the experts.
Another principle is the evaluation of games on a scale of one to ten, the respective ratings are relatively stringent known as. So the top grade 10 has been awarded for the following games:
- Bayonetta (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
- Gran Turismo (PlayStation )
- Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC )
- Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
- Guitar Hero (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii, PC)
- Half-Life 2 (PC)
- Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
- Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox )
- Little Big Planet (PlayStation 3 )
- The Orange Box (Xbox 360, PC )
- Rock Band 3 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii)
- Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 ( Wii)
- Super Mario Galaxy ( Wii)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword ( Wii)
All in all, plays the assessment on points only a small role and is also kept deliberately low in the layout: The rating occurs only in the form of a sole number on the end of the text.
Special emphasis is also placed on the peculiar design and layout with its strikingly restrained and simple way partly very different from other magazines that are more geared to younger audiences by design, takes off. The respective cover here occupies a large place and is almost always free of large headlines. However, this is handled differently during the localized output for Germany. There you will find some very many elements of writing on the cover image. These are located ( in the original English ) on a separable sheet in which the magazine is welded.
With few exceptions, usually no media such as CDs or DVDs included.
Under the name of Next Generation, parts of the Edge have been distributed in the U.S.. Since inception 155 (November 2005) appeared until July 2007, a German translation, which was published by Computec Media AG. However, the German translation left to be desired in many places left in some places you could clearly see the original English.
In January 2007, the previously monthly German magazine Edge has been converted to a bi-monthly publication. In July 2007, the magazine was then abruptly set by the German Computec Verlag "strategic reasons." Subscribers automatically receive instead the Play Zone, a magazine for the Sony games consoles from the publisher, but could terminate phone.
- The cover of issue 100 was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto.
- In issue 124, all votes have been replaced by question marks.
- For its tenth anniversary, the issue appeared 128 with ten different covers.
- The cover of issue 134, is a folding Nintendo DS.
- Cover and back of issue 153 form spread out flat an ingame screenshot of the Xbox 360 game Project Gotham Racing 3