The year: 1989.
The place: Toys R Us, Beechnut and 59-Houston, Texas.
At the end of the checkout, as I am leaving the store with my mom, newly purchased NES game in hand, I happened to see a magazine with some bad ass dudes on the cover. It was free, I grabbed it.
Here was a world of secret codes, Protips, and shit that I never had any clue about. RIP, you helped a little nerd ‘triple my scores’ and I’ll never forget it.