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But does it come with the discount card? I don't really see much point to the magazine, I actually kind of wish they'd stop delivering it.

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@zyxomma100: Are you crazy! This is one of the best magazines left. Gamepro went way down hill with its new format change and EGM is great but they still have a ways to be as great as they once were. This is a good deal for those of us who shop for our games online at half.com or ebay. But if you want a gamestop card with the subscription then it would be better to go to your local gamestop and purchase that and get the mag for free.

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@segafanalways: As someone who works in the games reporting industry, I'm not a big fan of Game Informer. I prefer to get the news from trustworthy online sources, such as Kotaku or Destructoid. They check there facts, and give unbiased reviews...

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I don't think its the best source out there, but for casual gamers like myself its a great place to get some reviews, news about upcoming games and interviews with developers once a month. Plus at $6 dollars for a year, its a pretty good deal.

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@lskennedy: let me guess, you "work" for one of those two site you listed. Anyone who says the work in the field that is being talked about is 1. lying or 2. Biased themselves towards there own source of income.

I am an avid gamer, have been my whole life, with subscriptions to most of the major US gaming magazines and even one UK gaming magazine. In my opinion, game informer is very unbiased and even covers a large selection of platforms: PC, PS3, Wii, 360, PSP, and all of the different DS's. They even sometimes talk about Facebook games and Iphone/pod/pad games.

Yes there are multiple online sources for gaming mags and blogs such as 1up or IGN, but when a person wants a physical magazine then I believe that game informer is one of the better choices.

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Actually, I write for a different website. I don't write for those two because they are big league, and I only write for a smaller site, I chose not to list it here because I don't want to self advertise.

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@lskennedy: I love game informer but have to agree with you.

Desctructoid has a lot more insider info and their reviews are generally unbiased.

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I used to love Gamepro during the Mid 90's and early 2000's. But ever since they changed their format and what not I don't like it anymore...

I was never really a big fan of Game Informer, as I felt they were just on a lower level compared to the old Gamepro. However, with Gamepro reduced in quality, I'd say Game Informer is the next best option as far as physical magazines go.

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Note that a year subscription to this magazine is available for the same price from Tanga right now by using coupon code "GAMES": http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/cf7746de-5e43-466e-a9a6-f952715222db/game-informer-magazine-with-coupon-code#0

If you already have a subscription, that deal will add a year to it. Thus, you may be able to combine these two deals and get two years of the mag for $12. However, you might just confuse them and end up receiving two copies of the magazine per month. Caveat emptor.

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If you get this, you're giving 20% to @gwinter (affiliate code). Just a heads-up - your choice on whether you think it's worth helping a fellow Wooter or you think this is a lame trick.

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@bradder: It's @gwintner actually (note the second 'n' - someone in my ancestry was apparently a wine-maker), and I truly have no clue what you're talking about. It's known that Woot gets some kind of profit from people clicking through the links of the deal titles (see e.g. this thread: http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/482a483b-d227-4332-b285-d42cf540b0fa/posting-links-to-alternative-sources-for-deals#24), but if any benefit accrues to me from you doing so in this or any case, I'm not aware of it. As always, I posted this deal because I thought others would appreciate it, and for no other reason.

But hey, if you know how I can collect on this 20% kickback thing, please tell me about it. Can use all the help I can get, these days ...

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@gwintner (hope I got it right):

I dunno. Maybe it wasn't you. But hit up the link and you'll clearly see it redirects through:

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=361470&b=248614&m=22178&afftrack=&urllink=www.discountmags.com/product/7948/game-informer

Before finally settling down. And you can see that's an affiliate link. The bottom of the page over at DiscountMags also says that affiliates get 20% kickback.

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@bradder: Hmm, I hear you. I believe I first noticed this deal on slickdeals.net, but I generally make it a habit whenever posting something here that I saw on another deal site to search for the deal myself and use a "clean" link to it (as opposed to the one provided by the other deal-hunting website). It's possible I forgot to do it this time, in which case that "kickback for affiliates" would probably go to slickdeals.

... Unless it's actually a reference to Woot itself since, as I explained above, Woot benefits somehow from the click-throughs on this site. I'm not sure, maybe @shrdlu or @jumbowoot could explain it ... ?