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Post by Toaster on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:29 pm

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I guess it would be more fair to call it an 'unsatisfactory magazine,' but seriously, the images you see on those covers is as far as it goes.

I have been receiving Maxim in the mail for the past few weeks now. It seems that Ziff Davis, former publisher of the now deceased EGM magazine, decided to finally make up for the thousands of subscriptions that were cut short without refund, managing to strike a deal with Maxim's publisher.

When the first issue arrived, I was somewhat looking forward to wasting time, flipping through the pages. AS with most magazine of the sort, I expected to see images that were AT LEAST more revealing than the photographs on the cover. After all, the whole point of attaining a magazine known for hosting images of attractive females is typically for the purpose of looking at pictures of naked women.

Instead, I found snap shots of appropriately dressed celebrities who's make-up artists were apparently quite trigger-happy with the air-brush.

Along with unsatisfying pictures, the magazine also hosts occasional shitty game reviews, (50 cent scored higher than Killzone 2) and funny tech reviews which fail to be funny.

It is not a good magazine, and a pretty terrible substitute for the greatness that was once EGM.
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Post by Gauz on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:31 pm

Wha-What?
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Post by KristallNacht on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:42 am

wait...you though maxim was like playboy?

are you retarded?
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Post by Toaster on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:58 am

KristallNacht wrote:wait...you though maxim was like playboy?

are you retarded?

I knew it was more 'respectable,' but to such an extent... I was unaware.
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Post by KristallNacht on Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:41 am

......wow.....just wow....

I prefer Maxim and FHM to Playboy
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Post by Cheese on Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:52 am

Please stop calling everyone retarded for the smallest of things.

Still, you can't expect that kind of thing to have high quality writing. It's just not socially acceptable.

As for the pics, most newsagents here have toplessness galore on the front covers - they're just craftily stored on the top shelf where obviously kids wont see Razz

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Post by Barbbachello on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:22 am

FHM is nice, do you get ZOO weekly in the US? its $4.50 for a 60 page FHM basically here in Aus
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Post by Death no More on Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:40 am

KristallNacht wrote:wait...you though maxim was like playboy?

are you retarded?
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Post by XNate02 on Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:50 am

x Gauz x wrote:Wha-What?
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Post by BBJynne on Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:01 am

Cheese wrote:Please stop calling everyone retarded for the smallest of things.

he's not original enough to think of anything else

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Post by Angatar on Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:37 am

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Post by RX on Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:38 am

Angatar wrote:Internet=porn
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Post by PiEdude on Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:41 am

Toaster, I think you're the reason people hate nerds.

You've pretty much nailed the sterotype.

Oh, and,
KristallNacht wrote:wait...you though maxim was like playboy?

are you retarded?
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Post by Toaster on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:26 am

Pie wrote:Toaster, I think you're the reason people hate nerds.

You've pretty much nailed the sterotype.

Lolwut?

Not being interested in looking at pictures of fully clothed, air-brushed celebrities is why people don't like nerds? Oh that totally makes sense. Rolling Eyes

Or were you referring to my comments about their game reviews?

NT wrote:......wow.....just wow....

It's crazy isn't it!?

Cheese wrote:As for the pics, most newsagents here have toplessness galore on the front covers - they're just craftily stored on the top shelf where obviously kids wont see

Yeah, they can't do that here. I think EU restrictions are pretty lenient when it come to breasts. The FCC isn't.
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Post by PiEdude on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:31 am

ReconToaster wrote:
Pie wrote:Toaster, I think you're the reason people hate nerds.

You've pretty much nailed the sterotype.

Lolwut?

Not being interested in looking at pictures of fully clothed, air-brushed celebrities is why people don't like nerds? Oh that totally makes sense. Rolling Eyes

Or were you referring to my comments about their game reviews?


Game reviews and tech reviews.
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Post by Toaster on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:35 am

Pie wrote:Game reviews and tech reviews.

Well it did come in place of EGM... Sad
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Post by Vigil on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:14 pm

Cheese wrote:Please stop calling everyone retarded for the smallest of things.

Still, you can't expect that kind of thing to have high quality writing. It's just not socially acceptable.

As for the pics, most newsagents here have toplessness galore on the front covers - they're just craftily stored on the top shelf where obviously kids wont see Razz

Yeah, and the lads mag culture over here has put loads of topless woman in magazines here.

I'd also like to point out that Maxim is not EGM.

EGM was a gaming magazine

Maxim is pretty pictures of half naked celebrities.

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:26 pm

ReconToaster wrote:I have been receiving Maxim in the mail for the past few weeks now. It seems that Ziff Davis, former publisher of the now deceased EGM magazine, decided to finally make up for the thousands of subscriptions that were cut short without refund, managing to strike a deal with Maxim's publisher.
I guess the biggest mistake you made here is assuming that the articles in such a magazine might be good, when most of the revenue they make is for the pictures.

I wouldn't be surprised if they save all of their money on reporters and simply buy a chatterbot to write their articles for them.

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Yeah, they can't do that here. I think EU restrictions are pretty lenient when it come to breasts. The FCC isn't.
I once ran low on diesel in the dingier part of town, and I had to stop at one of the more disreputable stations. You probably know what kind of gas station I'm talking about: Dimly lit, back door is open, a couple of cases of beer have been ripped open, the dust bunnies have teamed up with the oily linoleum grime monsters to drive the beetles out, the toilet (Or rather, what's growing on the toilet) is alive and ravenous, there's used hypodermic needles dropped in the candy aisle, and the clerk is most definitely on speed.

You get the picture.

What I remember the most was the magazines, just below the counter. The pictures on the cover were "Oh my God, is that legal?" revealing, but the nipples, crotches, and butts were covered up with what I assumed were peel-off stickers.

Must have made them legal enough to ship and sell.
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Post by Toaster on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:55 pm

It is kind of odd how out culture thinks about that sort of thing. I remember seeing some award show on television where the hostess was almost completely topless, but she had tiny little bits of leather covering her nipples... which made it all okay to show on live TV.

It might not be law. It might just be restrictions set by retailers themselves, not to stock magazines like that. 'Cause you know some soccer mom would sue them.
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:02 pm

ReconToaster wrote:It is kind of odd how out culture thinks about that sort of thing. I remember seeing some award show on television where the hostess was almost completely topless, but she had tiny little bits of leather covering her nipples... which made it all okay to show on live TV.
I think that the nipples are specifically taboo because that is where the skin changes the most noticeably, and nobody's defined how much of the breast is taboo. Ergo, the easiest way to define it is "Don't show the nipples."
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Post by PiEdude on Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:31 pm

Technically, nudity in media isn't illegal at all, but since the FCC decides who gets funded on the basic cable/free networks, they don't show nudity or cuzz, because then they get cut off.
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Post by Toaster on Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:35 pm

PiEman wrote:Technically, nudity in media isn't illegal at all, but since the FCC decides who gets funded on the basic cable/free networks, they don't show nudity or cuzz, because then they get cut off.

That's true. It's not illegal because that would be unconstitutional.
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Post by KristallNacht on Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:25 pm

I found that spanish maxim has significantly better looking girls, and more well written articles.
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Post by PiEdude on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:14 pm

KristallNacht wrote:I found that spanish maxim has significantly better looking girls, and more well written articles.

Since when can you read in spanish?
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Post by Carcarius on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:39 pm

PiEman wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:I found that spanish maxim has significantly better looking girls, and more well written articles.

Since when can you read in spanish?
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