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  1. 3 points
    Just when I think I might be making some progress on the magazines Civicminded donated and that I'll sun have less magazines in the house, this large box arrives filled with Nintendo Power and some other odds and ends. Thanks to Benjamin who contacted us using the contact form and sending these all the way from Finland
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    I have finished issue 28, August 28, 1983, the first issue under the new name Electronic Games Hotline: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/08/28egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I'll try to get to my other copies of this soon.
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    I have finished issue 27, August 14, 1983, the first issue under the new name Electronic Games Hotline: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/08/14egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I'll be getting to second issue of Electronic Games Hotline shortly.
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    I have finished issue 22, June 5, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/06/05ae/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I'll be getting to the first two issues of Electronic Games Hotline shortly.
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    I got a request from RetroDefense to fill in the two holes in the Arcade Express archive and I decided to bump this thread in case anyone else could help with the missing issues. I have finished Issue 16, March 13, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/03/13ae/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I did this with a 600dpi Document mode scan in Black & White mode and believe it came out fine, but if I need to do them greyscale or with a different B&W cutoff to improve them please let me know.
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    Retromags Presents! Sega Challenge Issue 001 (Winter 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Team Sega Newsletter #7 (December 1989) has been updated.
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    This guy has bought 42 copies of Hippon Super a late 80's ot mid 90's Japanese Gaming magazine. He has made some videos translating some of the developer interviews in the magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlMZcDQKy04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXt6nk5bYGM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5zMwOuhyHc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3lvzsbioUI
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    Retromags Presents! Family Computer Magazine Issue 056 (May 6, 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77 Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 217 (October 2006) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 177 (June 2003) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Scanning some more issues, hope to post them at least 1 each week for the coming weeks
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    I've finished the scan for Xbox Nation (XBN) Issue 3, Summer 2002. I have edited the first 20 pages and hope tomfinish it up in the next few days.
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    Just in time for you Sega fans to use with your Genesis Minis is the guide to Wonder Boy in Monster World, or Wonder Boy V: Monster World III as it's not-at-all-confusingly titled in Japan. https://archive.org/details/wonderboyvmonsterworldiiiofficialguidebook
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 211 (April 2006) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    I was wondering why they decorated the disc with coffee beans until I noticed the clitorises. I already threw the disc in the trash, but after pasting the pic into this post, I noticed the line on the bottom of the disc which says "*Please be careful with products similar to coffee beans"
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    Hey y'all! It's one of those days ending in "y," and you know what THAT means! That's right, it's time for another Wizardry guide!!! https://archive.org/details/wizardryvheartofthemaelstromplayingmanual
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    After uploading a zillion Japanese Wizardry guides to the Internet Archive (with still more left to go), I finally decided it was high time I played through Wizardry I. The only problem is that it's a crazy-masochistically-hard game from 1981 that wipes your saves upon party death. Oh, and it looks like this: Hey, it's 1981, remember? Now, I'm no graphics whore, but come on... So anyway, I saw that there was a translated version of the Japanese Super Famicom release of Wizardry I II and III. Which looks like this: So that's what I'm playing. And since it's a console being emulated, save states allow me to not worry about the game erasing my saves. Anyway, the game IS difficult (though I suspect not as difficult as the original Apple II version), but damned if it isn't strangely addicting thus far. In fact, it may well be the difficulty that makes it interesting. Unlike easy-as-$#%^ JRPGs, you can't just cruise through battles hitting attack over and over if you expect to survive, so you're always on your toes and always engaged. And every little tweak to your equipment or spellbook seems like a big deal, since it might just give you that edge you need to survive a bit longer (unlike games like FFVII, for instance, which had a rich and complex system of applying and upgrading materia to everything, and yet seemed ultimately pointless since the game could be easily beaten by ignoring all that and just smashing your way through.) And of course, there's barely any story to speak of - it's the game itself that engages the player. It's interesting to me how Wizardry is such a successful series in Japan, and yet everything about it is the antithesis of typical JRPG game design. But then again, maybe that's not so different from how Western gamers grew up loving Mario games, and yet Western-developed Mario-style platformers are a rarity.
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    I'm not sure whether this is one for RetroMags or not. Arcade Express was a bi-weekly newsletter from Electronic Games only available through the mail. Each issue was eight pages, two 11x17" pages folded in half. I was a subscriber for most of the run but have only come across part of my collection. I have gone ahead and made a RetroMags-formatted archive of the first issue I dug up: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/01/30ae/Arcade-Express-Issue-013-Jan-30-1983.cbr This is Issue 13 from January 30, 1983. These are the issues I currently have in front of me: As Arcade Express Volume 1, Number 14 - February 13, 1983 Volume 1, Number 15 - February 27, 1983 Volume 1, Number 16 - March 13, 1983 Volume 1, Number 17 - March 27, 1983 Volume 1, Number 18 - April 10, 1983 Volume 1, Number 19 - April 24, 1983 Volume 1, Number 20 - May 8, 1983 Volume 1, Number 21 - May 22, 1983 Volume 1, Number 22 - June 5, 1983 Volume 1, Number 24 - July 3, 1983 As Electronic Games Hotline Volume 2, Number 1 - August 14, 1983 Volume 2, Number 2 - August 28, 1983 Volume 2, Number 7 - November 6, 1983 Volume 2, Number 9 - December 4, 1983 Volume 2, Number 10 - December 18, 1983 Volume 2, Number 14 - February 12, 1984 Volume 2, Number 26 - July 20, 1984 While mostly news they did do reviews. It's interesting to line up major announcements with when they appeared in Electronic Games magazine as a function of lead time. I haven't done any searching around the web for previous archival attempts but plan to scan the ones I have. Does this have a place here at RetroMags?
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 223 (April 2007) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 222 (March 2007) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    I have finished issue 36, December 18, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/12/18egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits.
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    I have finished issue 33, November 6, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/11/06egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits.
  28. 1 point
    Considering it's the only thing being released over a 2-3 month period, I feel like you're really missing your opportunity to use the GamePro-style Retromags logo.
  29. 1 point
    Scanned the following GamePro issues: 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, 191, 193, 197, 198, 199, 201, 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 212, 224, 225, 227, 229. Melki will be editing all the GamePros for me I have also scanned the first two issues of The Adventures of GamePro. (389 scans)
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    Good thing this is among the magazines that I am editing
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    Retromags Presents! Xbox Nation (XBN) Issue 03 (Summer 2002) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse    Edited By: VGBounceHouse    Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  32. 1 point
    Is there a way to clone you 10 times so that you can edit everything? I don't have the patience to make everything look immaculate the way you do. I could use 10 clones of you myself to edit the non-GamePro stuff I'm scanning .
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    I've finished work on this issue of XBN and am finalizing things for release. You can view it online here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/2002/su/xbn/pages/ Lots of editorial and printing issues with this one. I have two copies, both in very good condition, yet the number of offset errors, printed blotches and other irregularities appeared in both. Their use of white text was a constant complaint from readers thought the magazine's run but they never wavered. Also on Page 89 under the advertiser list it implies there was a pullout from Vivendi Universal Games. I didn't have such a thing in either copy, and the one I debound with a hair dryer had no indications of an insert at that page. I still had a loose subscription card so I'm thinking this was just an editorial error, but just in case if anyone else has a copy of this issue can you check for an 8 page pullout?
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 173 (February 2003) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    That there be it! I didn't realize they misspelled my last name back then. However, that is the code that earned me a free Game Genie (that I gifted to my little brother).
  36. 1 point
    My favorite failed "console:" the Nintendo Virtual Boy. $30 well spent.
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 220 (January 2007) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 205 (October 2005) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    iF i HAVE THEM YEAH. i'LL START WITH 195
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    Whether or not he's still got the rest of that issue in a bag, I think we all know that he's got the Fred Durst ad pinned to his wall.
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    Retromags Presents! Official Xbox Magazine Issue 1 (December 2001) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse Edited By: VGBounceHouse Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    Retromags Presents! EGM's 1998 Video Game Buyer's Guide Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman    Edited By: MigJmz    Uploaded By: Guest Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Another guide for your questing pleasure - this time, it's Wizardry III, first released for the Apple II in 1983. https://archive.org/details/Wizardry3HandBook
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 168 (September 2002) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 147 (December 2000) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: Melki Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  46. 1 point
    I haven't forgotten. I scanned the issue a few nights ago. I just have to actually sit at the computer and find the pages you want.
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    Yeah, and in the case of non-donated mags, the scanner also deserves thanks for sacrificing their own magazines if they were de-bound. When a scanner scans their own mags, they essentially take on the role of donator as well. Donator. Scanner. Editor. Sometimes, all three are the same person, but when they aren't, each one should receive thanks.
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    ...or, just upload them to Archive.org and skip all this. Jeez, guys, it's almost like you *don't* want new mags.
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    Great job with the post. Living in NY, I was very lucky to have owned a NES (non) Deluxe Set back in 1985. My parents bought one for us as a "Back to school" / and more specifically, as a birthday gift for me. As soon as Super Mario Bros. came out here (Feb 1986), I added it with the rest of my boxes and snapped this picture. If you look closely you can see the NES (non) Deluxe Set box, as well as my R.O.B., who I've designated to hold my Duracel flashlight by this time. And here is my original NES gaming setup. I was also a card carrying member of the Nintendo Fun Club... Too much fun! I used to call all of the video game companies I could locate the phone numbers for, back in the mid-80's, and request any type of advertising they could send me. I loved collecting it, and still do! I received a lot of neat pamphlets.
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    I use a heatgun occassionally for modelmaking. One thing I would say, is try your absolute best to get into the habit of NEVER touching the metal end where the heat comes out with your hands and NEVER setting it down on anything that even has a chance of setting alight or burning. Never ever. Not even when it's cold. Reason being, I didn't do this and was only careful when it was actually on or being used in that moment. So I got used to picking it up any old how when it was cold and setting it anywhere when it was cold. Then one day I used it, carefully as I always did, turned it off, and set it down on the floor - which was all safe and fine. But then after maybe a couple of minutes I absent-mindedly moved it to the sofa cos it was in the way. Luckily I quickly remembered it was still really hot and grabbed it before it set the sofa on fire. But unluckily I grabbed it by the hot metal end and burned my fingers pretty bad. It's so easy to forget those things take a LONG time to cool down. Hence why now I make a habit of never touching the metal end or setting it down anywhere unsafe even when it's cold. It's just better to ALWAYS do the safe methods, then you're less likely to forget yourself when distracted.