|Editor||Kevin MacDermot, Neil McGreevy|
|Categories||Computer and video games|
|First issue||May 2000|
|Website||TP Media Online (now defunct)|
Official PlayStation Magazine (Ireland) was a TP Media monthly gaming publication.
The magazine was conceived by TP Media. Ireland's large PlayStation adoption rate[ citation needed ] and the greatly increased prices of imported UK publications at the time were contributing factors in launching such a magazine.[ citation needed ] The Official UK PlayStation Magazine published by Future Publishing could cost up to £9.99 IEP due to Irish import fees.
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Although the first three issues of the magazine had the same cover as the UK magazine, OIPM's content was original and written by a team in Ireland, headed by Kevin MacDermot. Certain features were directly taken from the UK version. The magazine's A-Z section was also taken from the UK version, although all future entries were based on OIPM's reviews, not the UK ones.
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