We just finished producing our September 2008 issue, which marks the 10-year anniversary of our magazine. The very first issue of Maximum PC was the September 1998 edition, which featured the Dream Machine ’98 on its cover. To celebrate the occasion (and the successful launch of the new website), the staff took a break from building rigs and benchmarking to enjoy some devilishly delicious cake and champagne.
The September issue will also feature a nostalgic retrospective of the past 10 years of Maximum PC, highlighting predictions we got right (and wrong), the amazing tech trends we witnessed develop, and first-hand recollections from past staff members. Gordon shares his favorite lab memories, and ex-intern Brian Lam (of Gizmodo) reveals what he learned from his tenure.
Here’s to the next 10 years!
Hit the jump for another look at the cake -- it's not a lie!
As the magazine turns 10-years old next month, we’re celebrating by building our most stunning Dream Machine ever. And the perfectly timed launch of our new website is a great opportunity to share with you the details of our sacred tradition. Sign up for our newsletter to get an early glimpse of this year’s Dream Machine, in addition to other behind-the-scenes peeks of Maximum PC. The newsletter will also include lab notes from our editors with insightful commentary about the stories they’ve written for the magazine and website, along with original tips and tricks for the PC enthusiast. Consider it a golden ticket to discover the wonders within MaxPC headquarters*, delivered straight to your inbox every two weeks. Make sure you sign up as soon as possible!
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Why hello there. Fancy bumping into you here. I’m Norman, Maximum PC’s newly minted Online Editor, though you might remember me from such roles as Norm the Intern at PC Gamer magazine. Along with our esteemed Editor-In-Chief Will Smith, I’d like to welcome you to the new Maximum PC website. We’ve been working on the website re-launch for the past few months, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share it with you.
But before you jump in, I want to take this opportunity to spotlight some of the fancy new features of the site, including a few that you’ve been requesting for a long time. Read on for more!
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