PC Zone to close down

Wednesday, 14th July 2010 13:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen


PC Zone editor Steve Hogarty has confirmed that the magazine is to close following its next issue.

Hogarty contacted MCV to say he is no longer with the Future mag, having taken up a position at last week.

The September issue will be the last.

RPS first reported the news this afternoon.

Staff have been informed of the decision.

PC Zone was first published in April 1993 by Dennis Publishing until its 2004 buy-out by Future Publishing.

And that’s that, then. Farewell, chaps.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    awww shame, i liked that mag :(

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Wow, after all this time. I used to buy it on and off back when I got my first PC.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. loki

    Hell yeah!
    Today: PC games -fail, and mag about PC games – fail too

    #3 4 years ago
  4. BraveArse

    ^yes because people losing their jobs is great trolling fodder isn’t it.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. TerryWogan

    Ticking timebomb since Future bought it. A damn shame. My favourite magazine ever from the mid-to-late nineties until the horrible Future purchase and subsequent re-design. It never re-captured its awesome.

    For the record: It is still the best PC mag, and one of the best mags full stop, it just isn’t as good as it used to be.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I’ll always remember it fondly because it was the first place I came across the work of one Charlie Brooker.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. fdelfino

    loki = idiot.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Whizzo

    It’s been going down hill for a while really and it was with some regret I didn’t renew my subscription a couple of months ago but I accept no responsibility for it closing!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. cookiejar


    Not a big PC gamer, but never good to see a mag close

    #9 4 years ago
  10. psybass

    fuck! pc gaming seriously Dying!! and this is the best magazine ever!
    loki i wish your daddy keep fucking your ass forever!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. mington

    An eternity of insestual arse rape

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Len

    Incestual or insectual…?

    Both pretty grim…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Superet

    This is a sad day. :(

    #13 4 years ago
  14. amirmir

    I’m going to fuck this “loki”. Who’s with me?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Hunam

    I subscribed to the mag for years but it got really bad in 2008 with a revolving door of staff and next to no direction. It’s a shame that it never quite recovered from that. PC Gamer is good these days though, really good actually. The UK one I mean.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. fdelfino

    “In Norse mythology, Loki is a god or jötunn (or both). Loki’s relation with the gods varies by source. Loki assists the gods, and sometimes causes problems for them. Loki is a shape shifter and in separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon and a mare. Loki’s positive relations with the gods ends with his role in engineering the death of the god Baldr. Loki is eventually bound by the gods with the entrails of one of his sons.”

    #16 4 years ago
  17. evilashchris

    In VG247 mythology, loki is a cunt.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. fdelfino

    I just thought people here would apreciate the part about being bound with entrails…

    #18 4 years ago
  19. mington

    mmmmmmmmmm offal

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt


    #20 4 years ago
  21. Jonty

    There’s a post on the mag blog now, with the date of the final issue:

    #21 4 years ago
  22. prawntoast

    @evilashchris Hehehehehehehe

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Vistrix

    Never liked that mag. I’ve always hated the slogan “Britain’s best PC mag” – how on earth can you prove that?

    PC Gamer is ten times better.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Filofax

    The mag was not too bad, but I always favoured PC Gamer over most other pc magazines.

    #24 4 years ago

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