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  1. 158 downloads

    This was originally scanned by marktrade years ago, and due to a combination of the magazine's age and the non-standard settings applied to the scanner used, the original file's pages look VERY dark and VERY brown. Anyone wanting that "pure" version can find it on the Internet Archive. Cleaning this up and trying to make it look less than a zillion years old was probably the most complicated editing job I've ever done, as I had to edit the picture and text portions of each page completely separately. Simply cranking up the white levels would obviously ruin everything by bleaching out text/images, so I had to use different techniques (indeed, I never once even touched the white/black levels) while editing. But the end result is certainly a lot cleaner than this file has ever looked. Go on, try to guess which is the original and which is my edit. PLEASE NOTE: This issue is part of the early "WTF are we doing do we even know how to publish magazines" era of Game Player's. When they first began, Signal Research clumped all of their titles together under a single numbering system. So although this issue is labeled Vol.1 No.2, it is in fact the very first of their PC game line of mags (though the title would change a couple of times in rapid succession before settling on "Game Player's PC Strategy Guide.") For the record, Volume 1 of Game Player's went like this: Vol.1 No.1 The Game Player's Guide to Nintendo (this issue was also sold under the title Game Player's Nintendo Buyer's Guide) Vol.1 No.2 (this issue) The Game Player's Guide to MS-DOS Computer Games Vol.1 No.3 Game Player's Nintendo Strategy Guide (this issue was also sold under the title Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games) Vol.1 No.4 Game Player's MS-DOS Strategy Guide (in my scan pile) After that, the Nintendo and PC titles went their separate ways, but because Signal Research loves confusion SO FREAKING MUCH, the very next issue of the PC mag was labeled Vol.2 No.2. So here's the PC title in full: The Game Player's Guide to MS-DOS Computer Games Vol.1 No.2 Game Player's MS-DOS Strategy Guide Vol.1 No.4 Game Player's PC Strategy Guide Vol.2 No.2 ...and from this point they continued in order, beginning a new volume at the start of a new year. But rest assured, THERE IS NO Vol.1 No.1, Vol.1 No.3, or Vol.2 No.1 of the PC title. And don't expect concrete/accurate cover dates on these early issues - THEY DON'T HAVE ANY. So we're going with "best guesses." For the further adventures of Game Player's PC Strategy Guide, follow along as they release the odd issue under the title Game Player's PC Buyer's Guide, and then switch to the title Game Players PC Entertainment, all using the same number system they started back with The Game Player's Guide to Nintendo. And then of course, they eventually relaunched as PC Gamer. But that's another story. Preservation is learning, kids. Sometimes we learn about the stuff written in the magazines. And sometimes we learn that you can completely sh*t the bed when starting a publishing line of magazines, and yet still have people reading and talking about them 35 years later. Game Player's™: An inspiration for f*ckups everywhere.
    14 points
  2. 144 downloads

    Game Player's Issue 03 - Vol. 1 No. 3 (August-September 1989)
    11 points
  3. 135 downloads

    PSM Issue 130 (December 2007)
    11 points
  4. 302 downloads

    PC Gamer Issue 50 (July 1998)
    11 points
  5. 245 downloads

    PSM Issue 28 (December 1999)
    11 points
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    PC Entertainment Vol. 3 No. 3 (March 1996)
    11 points
  7. 212 downloads

    The Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Seasons - Perfect Guide (2001) Versus Book Volume 25 (flip over magazine) Platform: Game Boy Color
    11 points
  8. 255 downloads

    PSM Issue 16 (December 1998)
    10 points
  9. 160 downloads

    Mario Kart Wii - Prima Official Game Guide (2008) Platform: Nintendo Wii
    10 points
  10. 196 downloads

    The Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Ages - Official Perfect Guide (2001) Versus Book Volume 25 (flip over magazine) Platform: Game Boy Color
    10 points
  11. 224 downloads

    PSM Issue 13 (September 1998)
    10 points
  12. 139 downloads

    IGN64.com The Magazine Issue 1 (1998)
    9 points
  13. 118 downloads

    MegaFan Volume 1 Issue 2 (July-August 1997)
    9 points
  14. 123 downloads

    PSExtreme Issue 20 (July 1997)
    9 points
  15. 143 downloads

    PSExtreme Issue 19 (June 1997)
    9 points
  16. 134 downloads

    PSExtreme Issue 48 (November 1999)
    9 points
  17. 139 downloads

    PSExtreme Issue 47 (October 1999)
    9 points
  18. 176 downloads

    Computer Player Vol.3 Issue 3 (August 1996)
    9 points
  19. 179 downloads

    PSM Issue 123 (May 2007)
    9 points
  20. 78 downloads

    Computer Games Issue 158 (January 2004)
    8 points
  21. 99 downloads

    Computer Games Issue 122 (January 2001)
    8 points
  22. 97 downloads

    Code Vault Issue 17 (December 2003)
    8 points
  23. 95 downloads

    Code Vault Issue 16 (November 2003)
    8 points
  24. 94 downloads

    PC Zone Issue 043 (October 1996)
    8 points
  25. 142 downloads

    PC Gamer Issue 205 (October 2010)
    8 points
  26. 119 downloads

    PC Entertainment Vol. 3 No. 4 (April 1996)
    8 points
  27. 175 downloads

    PSM Issue 120 (February 2007)
    8 points
  28. 178 downloads

    PSExtreme Issue 13 (December 1996)
    8 points
  29. 98 downloads

    Computer Games Issue 139 (June 2002)
    7 points
  30. 54 downloads

    A+ Volume 7 Issue 1 (January 1989)
    7 points
  31. 87 downloads

    63 out of 104 pages had visual elements crossing from one page to the next. So basically 60% of the mag had to be edited together as joins, then spilt back apart into separate pages. Pain in the @$$ for me, but good for anyone who likes to read their mags in two-page view mode. Also, a reminder that "Retromags recommended" Sumatra is one of the WORST choices of CBR reader you could be using (it's not really a CBR reader at all, it's a PDF reader that can open CBRs), so if you're using it, please be aware that some pages will not be displayed as they were intended.
    7 points
  32. 75 downloads

    Code Vault Issue 19 (February 2004)
    7 points
  33. 86 downloads

    Hey DOOMGUY2000. I already uploaded this to the Internet Archive weeks ago. Nya nya nya nya nyaaaa naaaaa!! Too slow! (He'll still upload it again. He can't help it, some people are just simple.) As for the rest of you, here's the latest issue of Computer Gaming World 2.0, complete with its Microsoft-purchased generic new title and Microsoft-purchased advertising section designed to look like articles (but thankfully (legally) labeled "special advertising section.") Skip that part unless you're a complete tool like DOOMGUY2000
    7 points
  34. 102 downloads

    PSExtreme Issue 35 (October 1998)
    6 points
  35. Version 1.0.0

    68 downloads

    The supplement, a guide for the adults-only tactical RPG Utawarerumono, is included at the end of the archive. The CD-ROM included with the magazine can be downloaded HERE.
    6 points
  36. 107 downloads

    Computer Games Issue 121 (December 2000)
    6 points
  37. 50 downloads

    It's late, I've got nothing to say. Enjoy.
    6 points
  38. 81 downloads

    Code Vault Issue 20 (March 2004)
    6 points
  39. Version 1.0.0

    59 downloads

    inCider Vol.5 No.5 (May 1987)
    6 points
  40. 71 downloads

    Compute!'s Gazette Issue 004 (October 1983)
    6 points
  41. 69 downloads

    Compute!'s Gazette Issue 003 (September 1983)
    6 points
  42. 72 downloads

    Computer Games Issue 173 (April 2005)
    5 points
  43. 37 downloads

    WWF Magazine Volume 7, Number 3 (March 1988)
    5 points
  44. 60 downloads

    Game Developer Issue 30 (May 1998)
    5 points
  45. 74 downloads

    Code Vault Issue 15 (October 2003)
    5 points
  46. Version 1.0.0

    62 downloads

    This mag is a bit of a mystery. It was apparently a "special edition" series focused on video games published under the umbrella of a popular pachinko mag. It was printed on super thick high quality paper stock - almost like a coffee table art book. It's labeled Vol.2, so there surely must be at least one more issue, but I've never seen proof of its existence, and the only proof I have that THIS issue exists is that I owned it and scanned it. The only non-dead links found online mentioning this mag are the sites I myself posted it to. Does this mag even really exist? Or is it just an elaborate figment of my imagination? Download and find out.
    5 points
  47. 74 downloads

    Compute!'s Gazette Issue 002 (August 1983)
    5 points
  48. 40 downloads

    WWF Magazine Volume 6, Number 6 (June 1987)
    4 points
  49. 35 downloads

    WWF Magazine Volume 6, Number 3 (April-May 1987)
    4 points
  50. 41 downloads

    電撃G'sマガジン1999年10月号
    4 points
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