Things AP Did That Were Stolen By Other People
POINTS OF VIEW
Which Was: AP's legendary all writers/all games/pithy opinions/ at-a-glance table.
We Came Up With It In: AP14.
It Was Then Stolen By: Amiga Concept.
Though They Added: A pointless and absurdly complicated average mark column.
SACK OF CACK
Which Was: AP's legendary competition to win a load of crap we couldn't be bothered throwing out.
We Came Up With It In: AP11.
It Was Then Stolen By: New Musical Express.
Though They Added: Nothing at all. Even the wording was the same. (In a hard-hitting in-depth investigation for AP13's news pages, we rang up the NME and asked if they'd nicked the idea from AP. They said yes.)
AMUSINGLY OUT-OF-CONTEXT READER QUOTES
Which Were: AP's legendary Do The Write Thing letter headings.
We Came Up With Them In: AP13.
They Were Then Stolen By: Nearly every magazine in the world.
Though They Added: Nothing. In fact, almost all got it completely wrong, pulling out wholly boring phrases and even (heaven forfend) meaningful clauses.
Things Other People Did That Were Stolen By AP
(That's enough accusation. - Ed.)