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Sinclair User, often abbreviated SU, was a magazine dedicated to the Sinclair Research
Sinclair Research
range of home computers, most specifically the ZX Spectrum (while also occasionally covering arcade games). Initially published by ECC Publications, and later EMAP, it was published in the UK between 1982 and 1993, and was the longest running Sinclair-based magazine. Like many similar magazines, it contained news, game reviews, previews, tips, help guides, regular columns, readers' letters and cover-mounted game demos. In May 1992 the former rival publication CRASH was notionally subsumed into Sinclair User
Sinclair User
but in practice this meant little more than the addition of the Crash! logo to the magazine's cover page. In earlier years, the magazine built up personality cults around some of its "hilariously" monikered staff, including Bill "Incorruptible" Scolding, John "Disgusting" Gilbert, Chris "Lunchbreaks" Bourne, Claire "Ligger" Edgely, Richard Price (writer of the "Gordo Greatbelly" adventure tips section), and columnist Andrew Hewson (founder of Hewson Consultants software). Under David Kelly's editorial tenure, the magazine began to focus more on the gaming scene, and featured more colour graphics under designer Gareth "the Mad Celt". By the time of editor Graham Taylor, the magazine included the cartoon character Kamikaze Bear, and the tone of the publication changed from a semi-serious magazine to something aimed more at children. Timex Sinclair
Timex Sinclair
User[edit]

Timex Sinclair
Timex Sinclair
User was a spin-off published for the US market.

A short-lived[2] spin-off known as Timex Sinclair
Timex Sinclair
User was also published for the American market, where versions of Sinclair computers were marketed under the Timex Sinclair
Timex Sinclair
name.[2][3] See also[edit]

The debut issue, representative of the magazine's early style which was more hobbyist and less games-oriented than in later years.

CRASH Sinclair Programs Your Sinclair Your Spectrum

External links[edit]

Mag-Slag — A humorous analysis of a typical Sinclair User
Sinclair User
review. Sinclair User
Sinclair User
— Images of scanned pages of Sinclair User

References[edit]

^ "April 1993, Issue 134". ysincuser.f9.co.uk. Sinclair User
Sinclair User
Magazine Online. Archived from the original on 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2006-11-15.  ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-13. Retrieved 2011-03-13.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-19. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 

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