C-lehti (sometimes written as C=lehti) ('C-magazine') was a Finnish computer magazine targeted specifically at Commodore computers. It was in circulation between 1987 and 1992.

January 1991 cover
PublisherErikoislehdet Oy Tecnopress
First issue1987
Final issue

History and profile edit

C-lehti was started in 1987[1][2] as a spin-off of MikroBitti and was published six times per year.[3] It was Finland's first ever computer magazine to only cover one specific family of computers. Originally, it covered the Commodore 64 (and to a lesser extent, its "bigger brother" Commodore 128) and the Amiga computers, but later it became more and more Amiga-centric, as the 64 and 128 were rapidly becoming obsolete. The magazine was part of Sanoma.[4]

Later, as the Amiga was also becoming obsolete and lost market share to the PC computers and games consoles, C-lehti discontinued and was renamed Pelit in 1992.[1][3] There were 29 magazine issues in total.

A character in C-lehti was the Guru, drawn by Harri "Wallu" Vaalio. The Guru, a bald man with a bushy beard and a shiny scalp, was the symbol for the magazine's hints and tips column. For hints & tips in computer games, he was called the Peliguru ("game guru") and had a joystick on top of his head. The Guru was never used again after the magazine was discontinued.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Mark J. P. Wolf, ed. (2015). Video Games Around the World. Cambridge, MA; London: MIT Press. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-262-52716-3.
  2. ^ Tuukka Taarluoto (Fall 2007). "Writing Games. A Study of Finnish Video Game Journalism". University of Tampere. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b Jaakko Suominen; Markku Reunanen; Sami Remes (June 2015). "Return in Play: The Emergence of Retrogaming in Finnish Computer Hobbyist and Game Magazines from the 1980s to the 2000s". Kinephanos. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ A Wilson; et al., eds. (2012). Major Companies of Europe 1990/91. Vol. 3. London: Graham & Trotham. p. 82. ISBN 978-94-009-0801-7.

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