Yes I just remember it was that magazine that taught me basic programming.
After typing in hundreds of game code line by line they had as their "centerfold" it seemed, hundreds of games, modding them and I got pretty perfect at it. Even won first place in 8th grade FBLA state programming competition with a program you did your taxes on, then roll the 1040/ez form into an okidata printer and it would print the form, do the math and only thing to do was sign it is what won first in 8th grade, I was only one in my region to do programming in 80s so I went straight to state and beat out other programs, I remember one was program that turned keyboard into musical keyboard, another mimicked an animated ball bouncing around the screen.
Loved that magazine, still got about 20 editions I saved, I'm 38 now, love reading ads for $2000 5 or 10 meg mfm hard drives and wanting one so bad...
My first modem was an acoustic coupler ;-) I think it was 300 baud
In ham radio I had a 1200 baud tnc for packet radio and at the moment was faster than my dialup modem was hehe