Sean697

Sunsoft Game Time News (Need database entry)

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Sean697    319

So I am going to start scanning in the issues of the Sunsoft Game Time News newsletters.

I need a database created. Also if anyone has additional information to fill in.

So far through researched Ive more or less confirmed the following.

The numbering only lasted the first 3 issues. (Vol 1 . Number 1-3). After that it was just by season or month. 

1. Sunsoft Game Time News issue 1: There is no known info I could find on the internet on this. Only that it has a 1988 release date. Need a cover scan or any information on release. A true mystery.

2. Summer 1988- Vol 1 issue 2. I can get a cover image.

I will be scanning the following issues and have verified with multiple sources these are the rest that exist.

3. Winter 1989- Vol 1 issue 3

4. Fall 1989

5. Special Christmas Edition 1989

6. Spring 1990

7. Summer 1990

8. Winter 1991

9. Spring 1992

10. Fall 1992

 

Any information people have would be appreciated. But ill need a database created.

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kitsunebi77    730
9 hours ago, Sean697 said:

Honestly it could go in the Magazine Database as it's similar to Nintendo Fun Club News.

Don't discourage him.  Nintendo Fun Club News and Sunsoft's newsletter can both go in the brand new newsletter DB.  But it's the DB DB I'm really looking forward to.  It's gonna take RM's usefulness to a whole 'nother level.

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Depressor    110

All big collections with DAT-files have DAT-files for their collection of DAT-files) TOSEC for example... So, DB for all other DB's looks very reasonable)

 

P.S. IMHO, newsletters don't need their own DB...
 

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Sean697    319

Until I have a place to put these.... I uploaded the 3 issues I have done so far to the file server in my folder staging area. Including cover images. Will continue to stage them there as I complete them till I can get them on the site when database and DL and Gallery sections made.

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kitsunebi77    730

I was actually wondering - do newsletters even need a cover Gallery?  The "cover" of most newsletters is basically page one of articles/text with a title logo at the top.  Considering that the new software allows cover images to be uploaded directly into the database entry itself (separate from the cover Gallery), might that not be a viable option?  Just a thought...what do you guys think?

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Sean697    319
43 minutes ago, kitsunebi77 said:

I was actually wondering - do newsletters even need a cover Gallery?  The "cover" of most newsletters is basically page one of articles/text with a title logo at the top.  Considering that the new software allows cover images to be uploaded directly into the database entry itself (separate from the cover Gallery), might that not be a viable option?  Just a thought...what do you guys think?

They actually have a pretty formal cover. With title and sometimes a large image. 

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kitsunebi77    730
10 hours ago, Sean697 said:

They actually have a pretty formal cover. With title and sometimes a large image. 

All righty then.  Cover Gallery is in place.

I do feel like there will be certain publications that no longer need a cover Gallery, though.  In the past, the image on each issue's entry in the DB was always linked from a Gallery folder, but the current software doesn't require this at all, and an image can be added directly to the DB entry itself without being uploaded to any album.  So for any publication (I'm thinking mainly newsletters) where there isn't any unique cover art, there wouldn't really be much reason to want to browse the covers, and as such, there would be no reason to create a Gallery folder. The cover (or first page, such as it is) could simply be added directly to the DB entry instead.  Now more than ever, the cover galleries function strictly as picture viewers.

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RetroDefense    136

Glad to see the newsletter love.  I'll have to check my collection and see if I have any issues not already scanned.

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Sean697    319

Due to unforeseen life circumstances this got put on the back burner. Hope to get back in the swing of things in August. Long story , but a lot of family stuff.

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kitsunebi77    730

You guys both show back up at almost the same time after months-long absences.  Next thing you know, Marktrade will post something...:lol:

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E-Day    706
17 hours ago, Sean697 said:

Due to unforeseen life circumstances this got put on the back burner. Hope to get back in the swing of things in August. Long story , but a lot of family stuff.

Life first, this nonsense later :) 

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