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Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects.

The tool on the cover of Gaming Hacks is a Viking helmet. The image of a Viking soldier with horned helmet, popularized by Hollywood movies and cartoons, is now seen as a myth by the scientific community. Some researchers say Vikings wore no helmets. Others use fragments to depict a helmet with a smooth, curved surface that could deflect blows. Other features included cheek guards that could be worn folded up (perhaps horn-like) and a goggle-like band of steel that protected the nose, eyes, and upper cheekbones without interfering with breathing or visibility.


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