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    GamePro's Handheld Video Games Issue 1 (Spring 1991)
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    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 4 Number 6 (June 1991)
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    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 187 (January 2005)
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    GamePro Issue 237 (June 2008)
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    GamePro Issue 236 (May 2008)
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    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 4 Number 4 (April 1991)
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    GamePro Issue 102 (March 1997)
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    GamePro Issue 238 (July 2008)
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    GamePro Issue 241 (October 2008)
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro's Handheld Video Games Issue 1 (Spring 1991) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Game Player's Strategy Guide To Nintendo Games Vol.1 No.3 (1988)
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    Originally Coury lent this issue to Chris from Classic Gaming Quarterly for a read through video. I had lent Chris the GamePro Celebrity Gamer magazine for the same reason. When I found out he had this issue I asked him if he could ask Coury if I could borrow it to scan. Coury agreed without ever speaking to me or even knowing who exactly it was going to. Looks like we have a reputation of being trustworthy! I think I scanned it in one night and had it in the mail back to him within a couple of weeks from getting it.
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    Thanks! The second issue will be coming at some point. It's been scanned, and just waiting for me to edit it.
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    I have personally scanned over a thousand magazines and I still have a couple of thousand more in my basement waiting for their day on the scanner. I have bought magazines since I was a teen when computers first appeared so my collection ranges from early issues of CVG onward. Additionally, since I created OGM I have purchased hundreds of mags on the local auction sites specifically because they have not been scanned at all (PC Gamer (UK), PC World (NZ) etc). Physical donations are negligible due to shipping costs to send content to NZ or Australia where we have active scanning members. As stated above, OGM does have a small contingent of scanning members who contribute, some regularly and others randomly. Some scans are great, some not, but all are either not scanned previously or are currently available in better quality on the site than those released previously in the past. Having turned 57 today my desire is to get unreleased content available while I am able to, and if that means a little less editing to get more magazines released then so be it. I simply do not have the time or inclination to spends dozens of hours editing a single title like Meppi does as my collection is far too big to work on that basis if I want to get them all scanned before I no longer able to. As far as members signing up goes, I get a LOT of registrations and maybe one person out of fifty donates to gain access while the other forty nine don't and subsequently get deleted. You are correct, sod all people understand and contribute. Most everyone wants everything for nothing. It's sad times we live in. Of the 140 members of the site probably only a handful came from Retromags so the 15000 you have here are pretty much all leechers too if you were to look at the donations vs members ratio. You have so many simply because no membership donation is required although in truth people from the USA are clouded by GamePro, EGM and Nintendo Power and have little interest in non-USA content so it's likely you have a higher hit rate of donators here anyway.
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    Newest upload [10/23/2019] https://archive.org/details/msxsoftwarecatalog1989 I saw catalogs for some of the other years, but not for 1989. So here you go.
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear. By default, ScanSnap paper size is set to "automatic detection." This is actually autocrop. By manually selecting a paper size, you are turning autocrop off. If you select a size larger than the page you're scanning, it will ensure that you're scanning every part of the page. Unless my calculations are incorrect, if you scan two issues of Famitsu per week, you could be caught up in around 22 years. And then you could die with a tombstone engraved with "He wasted his life. What was he thinking???"
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    I see where you're both coming from but... none of us are the rightly owner of any of this stuff.
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    That asshat picks up all kinds of stuff and runs with it. Pretty much always without asking permission. He's posted lots of my scans over there against my will and there's nothing I can do about it. He once nearly got Retromags into legal trouble by posting a collection of around 150 of our files to the Internet Archive and drawing the attention of the media (and lawyers), forcing us to temporarily remove those same files from our site - downloads which to this day have to remain hidden from anyone not logged in as a member. And I imagine one day, Jason Scott will single-handedly be the reason that @KiwiArcader will be forced to turn Oldgamemags into a completely closed community for scanners only when he posts all of their stuff against Kiwi's explicit wishes. So not a fan, basically.
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    I am. If we're dealing with a constantly evolving translation model, it makes sense that newer versions aren't immediately available on all the servers. Nothing on this scale works that way, and we'll probably see changes that appear in one server propagated to the rest in a matter of hours. I think that when serious research is involved, nothing is of no importance. Ad copy (especially when it's not presented as an actual ad) tells us how a company tries to present a work. You can tell a lot about particular corporate cultures and even about game development by seriously taking a look at them. There's really not a single word in those magazines that can't be used in some capacity when researching aspects of game culture at that point in time.
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 240 (September 2008) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    and Presents! Electronic Game Player Issue 3 (July-August 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: E-Day Uploaded By: E-Day Donated by: CouryC Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    Current number of issues of Famitsu: 1614 Total number of scans released by all members of Retromags since it launched 14 years ago: 1681 Best of luck to you, then.
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    Retromags Presents! Updated Release of GamePro Issue 102 (March 1997) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: Melki Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED
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    I was not playing console games in the 1990s -- I essentially skipped from the 2600 to the PlayStation -- so I never paid any attention to the NES and SNES magazines. That said, does anyone have a sense of how well titles like this sold BITD? Personally, I would only have purchased an occasional issue if there was in-depth coverage of a game that I had (or that I planned to get). I simply could not justify buying it on a regular basis, much less subscribing. There would be many issues with no relevant content. Obviously, today with generally much larger collections, and emulation, the situation is much different.
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    This guy popped up in my recommended feed the other day. Nice to see this series isn't dead.
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    PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Super Famicom (the eventual Super Nintendo Entertainment System) Nintendo Game Boy --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity. With the exception of the Super Famicom news story and Game Boy feature, this issue consists entirely of NES coverage.) Editor's Notes (approx. 1/4 page; editorial by Leslie Mizell; issue's Game Boy coverage) Mailbag (2 pages; reader mail; Q&A tips, tricks, and submissions; discussed:) Mega Man Ninja Gaiden NARC A Boy and His Blob Dragon Warrior II Yo! Noid The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Double Dragon III Mission Impossible Mickey Mousecapade You Asked For It - Maniac Mansion (2 pages; Q&A tips, tricks, and submissions with screenshots) Pen Pal Connection (2 pages; reader contact info; for those looking to exchange correspondence with other readers) 10 All-Star Sports Games: Sports Simulations on the Ball (9 pages; 1 page intro, then game overviews with screenshots for the following NES titles; each 1/2 page unless noted:) Baseball Stars (1 page) Blades of Steel (1 page) Double Dribble Golf Kings of the Beach: Professional Beach Volleyball (1 page) Punch-Out Skate or Die Super Spike V'ball Tecmo Bowl Track and Field II (1 page) Game Boy Takes Off (11 pages; 10 pages of short game overviews (approx. 1/4th page each with screenshot), along with a 1-page 'And Watch For These Titles' section; Game Boy game overviews:) Balloon Kid Battle Unit Zeoth Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge Burger Time Deluxe Caesar's Palace The Chessmaster Days of Thunder Face Ball 2000 Fortified Zone Go! Go! Tank Hatris The Hunt for Red October Gremlins 2: The New Batch Kung Fu Master Maru's Mission Mickey's Dangerous Chase Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge Mousetrap Hotel Mysterium Ninja Boy Nobunaga's Ambition Operation C Pac-Man Power Mission Radar Mission The Rescue of Princess Blobette Robocop Rolan's Curse R-Type Serpent Side Pocket Skate or Die: Tour de Thrash Super Scrabble Sword of Hope Tail 'Gator Torpedo Range Ultima: Runes of Virtue WWF Superstars (Discussed in 'And Watch For These Titles' section; not shown unless noted:) Altered Space Atomic Punk Beetlejuice Bubble Bobble Castelian Cyraid Darkman Dick Tracy Fastest Lap Final Fantasy Legend II Fish Dude (shown) F-1 Race Frankenstein In Your Face Mr. Do Monster Master Navy Seals Nintendo World Cup Power Racer The Punisher Sneaky Snakes Solomon's Club Spot Super R.C. Triumph Who Framed Roger Rabbit (shown) Super Strategy (each a five-page NES strategy guide, complete with game overview and lots of screenshots) Beetlejuice The Last Ninja Robocop 2 S.C.A.T. - Special Cybernetic Attack Team Whomp 'Em Hot Hits (NES; each a 2-page overview with screenshots) Double Strike F-15 City War Harlem Globetrotters KlashBall Metal Mech NES Play Action Football Touchdown Fever GUIDElines (approx. 5 pages; news and products; shown unless noted; topics:) Golf and Gambling (Greg Norman's Power Golf (NES), Caesar's Palace (GB; not shown)) Smile When You Say That, Partner! (Cowboy Kid; not shown) Simpsons Sign on with Super Famicom (The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (NES version shown)) Matchbox Madness (Matchbox Racers, MotorCity Patrol, Eurocup Soccer, Sir Eric the Bold, Noah's Ark; none shown) Some Day Her Prince Will Come (Happily Ever After (NES)) Hair-Raising Adventures (Quantum Fighter (NES)) The Silent Zone (NES wireless headphones; hardware shown) A Real Scorcher (Laser Invasion (NES)) Galloping Gourmet (Thunder & Lightning (NES)) Right on Target (Magic Darts (NES)) Crystal Clear (The Conquest of the Crystal Palace (NES)) Totally Awesome Adventure (Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure (NES)) Capcom Joins with Disney Channel for Promotions (free cable rebate offer) Rocketeer Blasts onto Nintendo (NES)
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 187 (January 2005) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: Cryomancer Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 235 (April 2008) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 4 Number 5 (May 1991) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 234 (March 2008) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 4 Number 4 (April 1991) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 233 (February 2008) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    PC Gamers from 2005 are new to be allowed here but who am I kidding, no one around here scans PC Gamer anyway. I actually stopped gaming for the most part prior to 2005, so I'm not gonna be much help, but maybe some of you youngsters out there who are familiar with these new-fangled MMO thingamajiggers (like, those of you who didn't have to google what a "raid" is) can help.
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    Finding general interest magazines is hard. Since scanning a magazine is such a pain in the ass, typically only people with a passion for a specific hobby or subject are going to be willing to make the effort to do so. To that end it's probably simpler to find scans of model railroad magazines than of something like what you're looking for. Good luck!
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    That's an interesting point of view. If you prefer the still-bound flatbed scanner look, you could take our releases and open them in Photoshop or some other editing software. Select about an inch-worth of space along the gutter side of the page. Then apply a strong blur filter to that section as well as a darkened gradient. Finally, use the warp command to distort it. Voila! Seriously, though, even though we would never allow that sort of thing here, there are plenty of people who can recognize that a low-quality scan is better than no scan at all, so uploading it to a file repository like archive.org isn't b-team at all (that would suggest that they are a team to begin with.) It's just a place where anyone can upload files without needing to worry about if the quality meets any kind of standards or if they have permission top upload the files in the first place. Like torrents. Without the torrents. It's where I upload things that I didn't scan myself. So by all means, scan your stuff in whatever way you're comfortable with and upload it there. I guarantee there will be people who appreciate it.
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    This is one of marktrade's scans he put up at the Internet Archive. His original files are very dark and yellow, so I've done what I can to improve them. If you want his original files, they can be found here: https://archive.org/details/GPPCSGVol3No2
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    You meant to say GameFan, but yeah. As for Retro Gamer, at this point, the way I see it, the majority of people still reading gaming mags are old timers who grew up reading them and still like holding something made of paper in their hands. Younger generations aren't buying gaming mags, and as people get older, some of them (like myself) stop caring about new systems and games - and thus stop being interested in reading new gaming mags as well - which is why their circulation numbers continue to dwindle. By that same logic, however, a print mag focused on retro gaming should have the most lasting appeal with older gamers who still read print mags, so who knows? Retro Gamer may well be the Last Mag Standing when all is said and done.
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    He's right to be scared too; Dave will come after whoever he can find, trust me on that one. Now, as to why he and Game Informer seem to throw fits over distributing old issues of magazines they themselves refuse to sell or make available, I don't know. Game Informer, I can live with out. It has always been, and will always be a magazine they gave away damn-near-free with purchases at FuncoLand. The first few years were alright, but like every other mag they just became a shill rag for Sony later on. Gamefan, on the other hand, was solid all the way through. Granted, we had to put up with Monkey Boy Rox and his blatant bashing of anything non-Sony, but the rest of the staff really seemed to give everyone else a solid shot. It was definitely the only place to find quality Sega coverage. Now, I have almost every issue of Gamefan, the actual mag, as I did EGM and GamePro, but I am tired of lugging around 80lb boxes of mags everywhere I move to, and it's nice to have my entire collection on a portable HDD or bits of it on tablets, phones, etc. Gamefan was the last holdout in terms of finding them digitially. I honestly don't care where Sketch "stole" them from, I am with Marktrade in that it's for the good of the community that they are now available.
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    Well, listen man, I hate to do it to you..but it goes back to my whole "people have scans of Gamefan and are too scared to post them" thoughts from a while back. This guy wasn't scared to do it, and if he'd of contacted me, I'd of posted them for him. Hell, I am going to convert them to CBZ and add them to my Archive.org collection just to have a backup in case his stuff ever gets pulled. Now, for the other stuff, like Play or Gamers' Republic that you guys do scan and post, that he has managed to gank from this site, I can see and support what you're saying. A lot of them look like the "r"(I'm assuming it stands for "review") versions, which makes me wonder how he got a hold of all these in the first place. At any rate, I didn't mean to bring up a sore subject; I just saw and started downloading before running into issues where I could tell how/where he was acquiring them.
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    So after looking at "the new EGM" I kinda feel lied to. When I stated my specialty was in older games and the history of gaming, I was told that they really weren't looking for anyone or anything in that field. I go look at the revamped site today, and see a detailed analysis on "Sneak King" a game close to a decade old. I would have rather been told my writing needs more work or that there were other candidates in the area I specialized in they would prefer to work with than be told they aren't looking for someone in my field of expertise, than bring in someone working in my field of expertise at launch. Again, I am fine being passed by, as I am an amateur. But an honest reason would be a lot better than them doing the opposite mentioned to me. It left a bad taste in my mouth when I checked the site.