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    HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY EVERYONE! Readers one and all, it is my pleasure as Administrator to announce the single largest acquisition in the history of Retromags. After several weeks of negotiation, Retromags, LLC, a privately-owned Limited Liability Corporation subsidiary of Retromags, with the generous support of two venture capitalists requesting anonymity, has acquired the complete rights to the GameFan brand. Along with this purchase came two complete runs of the magazine. One run will be donated to an archival organization for physical preservation. As for the other set...well, hold on to your seats! Phillyman, E-Day, and Kitsunebi have been working their scanners to the breaking point to make this happen, but starting on the first of April (00:01 EST just so there is no confusion), we will features the first six issues of DieHard Gamefan. Every cover, every ad, every review, every comic, every letter, every page front to back: it'll all be there. Every 5 days (or thereabouts), the site will release a new issue of Gamefan in chronological order. We will continue this process until every last issue is available for download here, and only here, at no cost to you, as long as our servers can hold out. On behalf of all the administrators, moderators, editors, scanners, readers, donators, and uploaders, I just want to say THANK YOU for making Retromags the best damn archival site on the Internet! Now get your mouse-clicking fingers warmed up. In two days, Retromags unleashes hell! *huggles* Areala
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 168 July 2003 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 73 August 1995 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!
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    Retromags Presents! PSM Issue 18 February 1999 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!
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    Retromags Presents Sunsoft Game Time News Issue 3 Winter 1989 Database Entry Download Directly Thanks to WhimsicalPhil for donating the issue and Sean697 for scanning and editing! Sunsoft Game Time News Issue 4 Fall 1989 Database Entry Download Directly Thanks to WhimsicalPhil for donating the issue and Sean697 for scanning and editing! Sunsoft Game Time News Issue 5 Christmas 1989 Database Entry Download Directly Thanks to WhimsicalPhil for donating the issue and Sean697 for scanning and editing!
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    The Nintendo Power section is finally complete (sort of). Member nodoubt provided the last dozen or so issues that were needed. He had scanned them (and all his NP magazines), for his own collection, debinding with scissors and running them through an auto-document feeder. Because of this, some pages start off straight but end up slightly crooked at the bottom, some have the corners folded in, and some were too "damaged" or rough to be edited to correct everything. Overall the scans are very good, and every issue from 1988 to 1999 are there. Eventually I will re-scan the issues that I have on hand (issues 111, 113, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 125 and 127) and replace the existing scans with the new ones. And if anyone has any existing issues and they want to replace a currently scanned issue with a new scan, you are free to do so. Just make sure it's better than what is already there . So a big thanks to nodoubt for the scans, and to me for the editing! Download issues here
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    Retromags Presents! Game Land Issue 86 March 2001 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents! Game Land Issue 66 May 2000 Database Entry! Download Directly! P.S. I have a bad feeling about this upload... First time after update.
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    Retromags Presents! PSExtreme Issue 44 July 1999 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!
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    There is always something to be done on this site, but I don't think there is a list somewhere to keep track of those things. So in order to hopefully keep better track of things that need to be done on the, this topic will list outstanding issues/fixes/changes, so that it's easy to find. Anyone can suggest things below, and valid ones will be added to this post. As things are fixed, they'll be crossed off. Similar to the post in the magazine section for issues with scans. So far we have: Fix the Tips & Tricks magazine database (Phillyman!!) Update the FAQ page Update and restore the scanning guides Fix the Retromags News section so topics are not closed automatically Fix the database page credits to allow multiple names (currently only the creator of the entry is credited - anyone who edits the entry with new information gets no credit) Create newbie-friendly guides not just for scanning/editing, but for ALL forms of contributions (data entry/cover images/donations) & link them in the FAQ Fix the sort order in the galleries to sort in "caption" order Fix image uploader so it doesn't add strings of gibberish to the title of any filename that has spaces in it (this may be fixed in the upcoming image uploader upgrade?) Got something else? Post it below!
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    Retromags Presents! Game Land Issue 93 June 2001 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Hi everyone, I'm a new member and a big fan of all the hard work you guys put scanning and preserving all those magazines, thanks a lot! I'd like to show you guys a virtual magazines shelf I created so maybe you could tell me what you think. Currently it has EDGE, Retro Gamer, EGM and GamePro. This virtual shelf was created to use in Hyperspin, here you have more info about it: http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/files/file/13459-magazines-complete-media-pack/ I actually liked a lot the finished work and things like these couldn't be possible if it wasn't guys like you that preserves all those sweet memories.
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    Supplement from EGM Issue 88.
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    Thanks for putting these up. I'll have the rest out as soon as I can get to them. Shouldn't take long,
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    And before he wonders if no one was paying attention , thanks to KiwiArcader for his lovely scan of this issue, made available last year at OldGameMags.
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    Computer Games issue 174 is now available over at OGM.
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    And the complete 2009 set of Nintendo Power To be prepared! I will most likely scan the 2008-2012 Nintendo Powers this year so that they are ready to go each January 1st
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    I also would love see Game Players and UGP finished as they're what I remember most fondly.
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    The FAQ page has been updated to reflect our rolling cut-off date, as well as to provide information about Patron status and links to more info about it as well as a link to the store.
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    Computer Games issue 157 is also now available over at OGM.
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    Computer Games issue 162 is also now available over at OGM.
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    Thanks for the scan(s) Even though I do not understand he language it is Interesting to see these Russian Magazines in terms of layout, graphics, hardware models etc.
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    Fix the database page credits to allow multiple names (currently only the creator of the entry is credited - anyone who edits the entry with new information gets no credit) Create newbie-friendly guides not just for scanning/editing, but for ALL forms of contributions (data entry/cover images/donations) & link them in the FAQ Fix the sort order in the galleries to sort in "caption" order Fix image uploader so it doesn't add strings of gibberish to the title of any filename that has spaces in it (this may be fixed in the upcoming image uploader upgrade?)
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    Well that's a shame, if unsurprising. I feel for you EGM fans (I was one, long ago), this is just like what us PSM fans went through a few years ago. At least they had the courtesy to say goodbye though... Might I suggest supporting an indie magazine instead? I've been a subscriber of Retro for the last couple years. They're not exactly monthly (or even bi-monthly), but you know what? Reading each issue makes me wanna play the games they're featuring. Isn't that the whole point?
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    Yeah, It's definitely dead despite what they say. I also had a rep tell me I missed a "Spring 2016" issue because my subscription expired. She also said she was going to get that "right out to me". That was in 2016 and I still haven't received a thing. So this appears to be the official stats as of now. 1st run ~ Issue #000 (February 1989) -to- Issue #236 (January 2009) <-#237 was digital only 2nd run ~ Issue #238 (March 2010) -to- Issue #267 (Special Issue #5 September 2015) Officially dead Collection 100% complete (269 issues) 1st issue #000 (Feb 1989) Issue #001 (May 1989) FINAL ISSUE #236 (Jan 2009) 2nd Launch/1st issue #238 Spring 2010 / Final Issue (2nd Launch) #267 (09/2015)
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    I remember when I first found this site and reading all the posts like this one ("What should Retromags scan next?) and others saying things like "our scanners are working on ____." I was pretty naive at the time, but to some degree I still think such wording is misleading, as it creates an impression that there are special people who work for this site whose job or purpose is to scan magazines. It made me feel as if the people making the scans were different from me somehow. The reality, of course, is that that Retromags doesn't scan anything. Our members are the ones doing the scanning. And if you're reading this, you're probably a member, no different from the ones contributing scans. Sure, some people don't own any magazines or can't afford to acquire any, and others may own magazines but not a scanner, so contributing might not be possible for them. But every "scanner" is just a regular member who one day decided to give something back. They didn't need to be asked or given permission, they just did it on their own and were kind enough to share with the rest of us. I'd like to think that most of our members are really just scanners waiting to happen. Imagine how quickly things would blow up around here if everyone who could, would.
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    Emulator for magazines?))) It's something new)))
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    That's pretty cool. In order to simulate what it's actually like to look through my collection, rather than a virtual shelf, I'd have to create a virtual "fly to another country, unlock a storage unit, clear away the cobwebs, open up several cardboard boxes and sort through hundreds of mags to find the one you're looking for" simulator. Yours is probably better.
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    KenMasters - I agree with that 1000%
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    about a month ago, i beat Donkey Kong Country for the first time. now, that game's not that difficult, but i didn't grow up with a SNES so never had long-term exposure with the game. I'd played it here and there at friends' or relatives' houses, but never was able to dedicate the time required to complete the game. So i plugged away at it, here and there, until i finished it. It was actually quite rewarding and brought a huge smile to my face. And the game is, of course, fantastic. Fast forward to late last week, i ordered Crash Bandicoot (the original, for the PlayStation). it arrived on Monday, and i popped that bad boy in and beat a few levels on the spot. I had never played the game before, outside of maybe 5 minutes with a friend or something. I am, for all intents and purposes, a Crash Virgin. But i gotta say that i am really enjoying this one. It has just enough challenge (or "Frustration Factor") to keep me entertained, but not so little to let me beat the game in one sitting. I'm currently 16/32 levels completed. My goal is to conquer it before the new Zelda game comes out, because i am well aware that my backlog goes out the window when that happens. So, now that you've heard my story, What Are You Playing?
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    As a massive fan of Sendai publications I would love to see these issues added to the site to complete some collections! Missing issues of EGM2 1-49: Issue 3 Issue 4 Issue 8 Issue 10 Issue 11 Issue 12 Issue 19 Issue 20 Issue 22 Issue 23 Issue 25 Issue 28 Issue 31-44 Issue 46-47 Issue 49 Missing issues of Mega Play 1-28: Issue 2 & 3 Issue 5 & 6 Issue 8-10 Issue 12-14 Issue 16-19 Issue 22-25 Issue 27-28 Missing issues of Super Nes Buyers Guide 1-17: Issue 2 Issue 4 & 5 Missing issues of Video Game Buyers Guide 1989-2000: 1994 1995 1996 1997 2000 Missing issues of Super Gaming: Issue 1 & 2 Issue 4
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    Computer Games issue 159 is also now available over at OGM.
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    The thing that fascinates me most in these letter sections are the "correspondence/pen pal" sections you see in some magazines, where they print peoples addresses, age, and interests, and you can just write them a letter. I'm really curious to see what would happen if I just picked one out, and pretended like I wrote it back in the 90s and it got "lost in the mail" for 20 years and was finally delivered
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    It was. I remember seeing it in stores but never picked it up because of the high price.
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    Hey thanks for starting a new thread. Something's wrong with the other and it isn't allowing comments for some reason. Anyway, yeah. GameFan was sort of the last great missing link around here, so this is huge. Probably the most exciting thing to happen since I became a member, at any rate. I've gotta say, scanning and editing mags is still a hell of a lot of work no matter what, but it sure is nice to be working with mags in as pristine condition as these are. I'm just working on edits of issues that Philly has been scanning (since shipping the mags to Japan just wasn't sensible), but it saves so much time not having to fix up scuffs and tears and whatnot. The pages are practically ready to go, with a bit of straightening here and there.
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    Primary Systems Coverage Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy Sega Master System Sega Genesis Atari 7800 Atari 2600 PC Amiga Commodore 64 NEC TurboGrafx-16 CD Player arcade ------ The Editors View (editorial) The Tip Sheet King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella Phantasy Star II (tip being, there's some confusion over PSII on SMS) Double Dragon (NES) Friday the 13th (NES) Hudson's Adventure Island (NES) Phantasy Star (SMS) Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) Kid Icarus (NES) Maniac Mansion Rastan (SMS) Player's World NEC's TurboGrafx-CD: Plenty of Potential (Fighting Street (aka Street Fighter)) Super Marioland for Nintendo Game Boy (Super Mario Land) Face To Face... With Dann Pintauro Nintendo News - The Classic Games (NES) Playing Pinball Without Quarters (Pinball) Mazes And Space Zapping (Section Z) Slam-Dunk Action (Double Dribble) The Winner... And Still Champ (Mike Tyson's Punch-Out) That Karate Movie Comes Alive (The Karate Kid) The Best Game That Never Quite Caught On (Karnov) Arcade Action - Crackdown PC Players - Intergalactic Mysteries and Puzzles Archipelagos The Omnicron Conspiracy Sega Masters - Altered Beast: Arcade Action on the Genesis Atari Safari - New Games and Light Gun for 7800 & 2600 (Summer CES coverage) Amiga Players - If I Ruled The World (Populous, Sim City) Commodore Players - Meeting Your Waterloo And Getting Your Qix (Battle of Napoleon, Qix) Mac Players - Cosmic Osmo Forever! Cheap Thrills - New Age Bingo For The Roaring Eighties Nintendo Game of the Month: Ninja Gaiden (NES; strategy guide) Computer Game of the Month: Red Storm Rising (PC; strategy guide) Game Reviews Capone (PC) Stargoose (PC) Jigsaw! (PC) Hidden Agenda (PC) Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer 2.0 (PC) P.O.W. (NES) Bad Dudes (NES) Dr. Chaos (NES) Ducktales (NES) Mega Man II (NES) Wrestlemania (NES) Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II (NES) Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf (Amiga) Baal (C64) News & Previews Lots of New Games For Sega Master System (numerous games mentioned, those shown:) Ultima IV Dead Angle Dynamite Dux Scramble Spirit Cloud Master Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap Wanted! Two Historical Strategy Games For Nintendo (Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Genghis Khan) New LJN Games For Nintendo (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Uncanny X-Men, NFL Football shown) Space Game For PCs Has Enhanced Sound (Echelon) Guideposts: The Hot 100 The Game Player's Hall of Fame (sidebar) Chartbusters (poll results and Top lists)