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  1. 10 points
    Retromags Presents! Updated Releases of GamePro Issues 111 (December 1997), 112 (January 1998), 113 (February 1998), 114 (March 1998) and 115 (April 1998) Issue 111 Issue 112 Issue 113 Issue 114 Issue 115 Database Record Database Record Database Record Database Record Database Record Download Directly! Download Directly! Download Directly! Download Directly! Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: Melki Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED
  2. 4 points
    Retromags Presents! S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 24 (July 1995) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: MigJmz    Edited By: MigJmz    Donated By: Vanguard3000 Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  3. 4 points
    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???"
  4. 3 points
    Moving away from computer games for a second, here's a guide to a console game - and you know what that means! Lots of pictures in full color! I've wondered why console game guidebooks are colorful and packed with artwork, but computer game guides are usually black and white with very little art, and I've come up with a few possibilities: Most console gamers were children. Color and pictures are necessary to appeal to that market. Meanwhile, most computer gamers were adults who would be more accepting of a drab presentation. But honestly, I think even adults would appreciate the pics and color... Consoles have always been big business in Japan, and computer games are more of a niche product. Thus there is less money to be made in computer game guides, and thus less money is spent on printing color pages with graphics. This is probably true, but probably not the only factor at work. Console games are usually very simplistic in gameplay, so very little needs to be said in text about strategies necessary to play them. Without all of the pictures, there wouldn't be enough text to fill a book. This is probably true to a degree. Does a fighting game really need a 150 page strategy guide, or would a few pages of move lists more or less cover all of the important information? Does a beat-em-up even need a strategy guide, when the only thing you do in the entire game is walk right and punch stuff? It's probably a combination of all three and some other reasons I haven't considered. But regardless of the reason, the bottom line is...hey look! A console game guide!! Pretty pictures!!! Grandread for the Sega Saturn (1997): https://archive.org/details/grandreadofficialguidebook
  5. 3 points
    Relevant for this thread, I found Gamest Issue #125 and uploaded it to archive. This issue came with a poster which I don't believe is scanned. I believe this is a regular issue of Gamest much in the same way the previous SFII issue was dedicated to one game. I think later one they spun these issues off into the "Gamest Mook" line. If you check archive there's other issues of Gamest and Gamest mook floating around archive. https://archive.org/details/Gamest125Gokujuparodiusspecialissue
  6. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Family Computer Magazine Issue 056 (May 6, 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Donated By: ccovell Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  7. 3 points
    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.
  8. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! PC Games Vol.3 No.07 (July 1996) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi    Edited By: kitsunebi    Uploaded By: kitsunebi    Donated By: Whiskcat Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  9. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Protoculture Addicts Issue 18 (July-August 1992) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi    Edited By: kitsunebi    Uploaded By: kitsunebi    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  10. 2 points
    Bump; I've just started scanning and cleaning up the covers and first 10 pages of Official US Playstation Magazine, November 1999. I don't mind posting my progress here; may I have one of the mods change the thread name to "Phanterm's Work Thread"? Less clutter that way, though I'm also happy to start a new thread.
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games Issue 02 (October 1982) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse    Edited By: VGBounceHouse    Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse    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
  15. 1 point
    Thank you very much for the upload. I hope we get some more issues of Comptiq
  16. 1 point
    In retrospect, it seems blatantly obvious that a magazine titled "GamePro En Espanol" would just be plain old GamePro...in Spanish. A-duh. I'm unfamiliar with GamePro...are the Spanish edition covers exclusive to that version, or do they use the same art as the English ones? Regardless, if the contents are nothing but translations, that renders something that was already of niche interest into something almost entirely lacking of importance as well. Unless of course you only speak Spanish.
  17. 1 point
    BWA-HAHAHA!!! OK, just so everyone is clear...just about every file I've ever uploaded to the Internet Archive is a CBR file (maybe ALL of them...?). So if you download any of my uploads there, you MUST DOWNLOAD THE CBR...NOT THE PDF!!!!! The Internet Archive automatically generates a PDF file any time a CBR is uploaded, but the PDF is for OCR purposes ONLY. A 100 MB CBR will become a 5 MB PDF because the only thing it's preserving is the text - the images are all compressed to the point that they're just blobs of color. These files should NOT be downloaded. The CBR is what you need. I bring this up because I just noticed that someone recently swiped all 170+ of my IA uploads and uploaded them to one of those other sites that likes to mirror files...except they copied the PDFs by mistake So now they have 170+ files that look like dog$#!+ cluttering up their site! Sigh... Well, that's their problem, I guess. But I'd hate to think that any of you guys might also make such a dumb mistake, so again: for any and all files you see linked to in this thread, leave the PDFs alone and DOWNLOAD THE CBR, BIATCHES!!!
  18. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Pokémon Power Issue 5 (December 1998) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: Crimsonfox Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
  19. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Updated Releases of GamePro Issues 123 (December 1998) and 124 (January 1999) Issue 123 Issue 124 Database Record Database Record Download Directly! Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: Melki Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED
  20. 1 point
    I can't say I noticed either of those things you mentioned while flipping through, but it was an interesting time-capsule peek at the very early 80s nonetheless.
  21. 1 point
    Shining Force II: Shinier Force was a tactical RPG from Sega circa 1993. But you already knew that. What you probably didn't know is the molecular weight of tungsten, which sadly is something this guide isn't going to help you with at all. https://archive.org/details/shiningforceiiinishienofuuinhisshoukouryakuhou
  22. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Updated Release of GamePro Issue 80 (March 1996) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: E-Day Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED
  23. 1 point
    That's one of my favorites, too. I always pick up a 6pack whenever I'm home for Christmas. Oh, wait, you were excited about the GamePro.
  24. 1 point
    Dungeon Master II guide. Apparently this game was released first in Japan, despite being a Western-developed game. Not really sure what the story is there, but I'm also not going to spend any time figuring it out, since I never was one of the Dungeon Master faithful. https://archive.org/details/dungeonmasteriiofficialguide
  25. 1 point
    It's coming soon! I want to break up the GamePro stuff with something different first!
  26. 1 point
    I can't post the direct link because you would have to be a member of the AtariAge group, but the seller said that he would be interested in selling individual magazines as well as large lots. Let me know if anyone wants to buy anything and I can contact him. I do have dibs on VG&CE's October 1992 issue, though, ha.
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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!  
  29. 1 point
    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!  
  30. 1 point
    Thank you so much for the scans, it is good to see some japanese magazines. , I do not like specially Gamest, but it is wellcome. I want to thanks that you scan too another magazines.
  31. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 4 Number 2 (February 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!  
  32. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 221 (February 2007) 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!  
  33. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 215 (August 2006) 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!  
  34. 1 point
    Newest upload [09/17/2019] - Famimaga February 1988 https://archive.org/details/famimagafebruary1988 Ok this one is not available in at least two different sites :-).
  35. 1 point
    The retro series of sites (segaretro, sonic retro, nec retro) are another scanning/uploading project. They only accept pdfs though, sadly. You can view their magazine archive here: https://retrocdn.net/Category:Shared_magazine_scans
  36. 1 point
    You have no idea the sheer jubilant pleasure I get imagining that some Japanese magazine scan hoarders are getting pissed off noticing this stuff show up at the Internet Archive. Keep it up. Hmmm...that does pose a problem, doesn't it. Lots of Japanese mags have Japanese titles, and even ones that have words written alphabetically on the cover are often written in Japanese when people list them in auctions or otherwise write about them online. I wonder how much you're overlooking...
  37. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 193 (October 2004) 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!  
  38. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Dengeki PlayStation G (Vol.283 supplement) (September 24, 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  39. 1 point
    with a cover like that how can i NOT download and read? this is awesome, thanks for your hard work!!
  40. 1 point
    After my last upload, I was really in a bind. "Self," I thought to myself, "how can you possibly top that last upload? What could you ever give everyone that could possibly outshine that Tenka Touitsu guide?" And then it hit me. There's only one thing in the world that's even better than a Tenka Touitsu guide. Two Tenka Touitsu guides. https://archive.org/details/tenkatouitsukongoubushouden
  41. 1 point
    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!  
  42. 1 point
    I have finished issue 35, December 4, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/12/04egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits.
  43. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Tips & Tricks Issue 085 (March 2002) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  44. 1 point
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  45. 1 point
    I thought I was through with Gundam. But when dealing with Japan, you can't ever be through with Gundam. For the PlayStation circa 2000: https://archive.org/details/MobileSuitGundamGihrensGreedBloodOfZeonConquestSideBook
  46. 1 point
    Are the donations still going for this?
  47. 1 point
    Scanning issues 3 to 5 right now
  48. 1 point
    Yeah, I'm the opposite. In a way, I find video games to be the least interesting part of video game magazines. I'm more interested in the news articles, and editorial content like feature articles and reviews. Anything that's just matter-of-fact discussion or depiction of a game's contents like previews or strategy sections is something that I don't even look at. So although I used to have a "download everything under the sun" philosophy, I've since come to realize that full-on strategy guides are something I have zero interest in having in my collection, so I'm uploading them to the Internet Archive and then deleting them from my hard drive.
  49. 1 point
    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.
  50. 1 point
    yikes that cover! I'll fix it up for you. Here, you can update your file with this cover.