Official PlayStation Magazine (Ireland)

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Official PlayStation Magazine (Ireland)
Editor Kevin MacDermot, Neil McGreevy
Categories Computer and video games
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 64,000
First issue May 2000
Company TP Media
Country Ireland
Language English
Website TP Media Online (now defunct)

Official PlayStation Magazine (Ireland) was a TP Media monthly gaming publication.

Contents

History

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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OIPM launched for £4.99 with a demo disc.

Differences between the UK version

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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