Magazines are items found in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. Magazines increase Chuck's abilities in different ways, so long as they are in his inventory. They act like Dead Risingbooks. There are 28 magazines available in Dead Rising 2 and two magazines available in Case Zero. In comparison, Dead Rising had 24 books. Magazine's effects are cumulative, meaning the same effects the magazines provide build upon each other, increasing with each magazine.
Different magazines have different effects. Press when Chuck is holding the magazine in his hands to see the book's effects.