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Game magazine pioneer Joyce Worley-Katz passed away yesterday due to “an array of serious medical problems”.

After making game fanzines a reality, Worley-Katz published the first videogame magazine Electronic Games alongside her husband Arnie and coworker Bill Kunkel, making them the pioneers in US gaming journalism. The trio set the formula for how videogame magazines would be.

Even though the magazine lasted four years in the 80s, the founders of Electronic Games continued with their work as consultants and contributors to other publications during the rest of the decade. Electronic Games made a come back in the early 90s but the publication shut down its doors after three years.

All the issues of the original Electronic Games have been saved as PDF files at Digital Press [].

[Source]: File 770: Joyce Katz (1939-2016).

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