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    Retromags Presents! Famitsu Issue 0067 (February 3, 1989) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi    Edited By: kitsunebi    Uploaded By: kitsunebi    Donated By: ccovell Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    It's actually very simple. Just like all Japanese magazines or books, if the text is printed vertically, it will be read right to left. If the text is horizontal, it will be read left to right.
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    Yeah, the USA magazine (RIP) was a casualty of the USA's geography. The logistics of shipping magazines across an area that wide makes if astronomically more expensive than in a country the size of Japan. If over 1/3 of the population of the USA lived in California, that's Japan in a nutshell. Sure California is still big (as states go), but if it had 126 million people living there, that's a very densely populated location. Mags wouldn't have to be shipped nearly so far, nor to anywhere near the number of different locations as if they were serving the entire continental USA. So the publishers can afford to publish their mags without as much dependence on ad revenue. Also, unlike American mags, Japanese magazine publishers are the same publishers making all the strategy guides, and most times, the games as well. So a mag like Famitsu, published by ASCII, and later Kadokawa (which publishes almost all Japanese game mags still in print today, and has its own games division as well), is full of all kinds of cross promotion. They can write about the games that their own company publishes, and also print multi-part strategy guides in their issues for those games, which they can then collect in book form and publish as separate strategy guides as well. So you've got games, magazines, and guides all made by the same publisher - it makes keeping your mag in print way more feasible, even without the previously mentioned advantage of Japan's geographical advantage.
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    You should check this mag out. I've been reading a bit of it every now and then, pretty interesting so far. I'm considering buying more issues to scan (if it's not a pain in the ass to find them).
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    Retromags Presents! Star Wars Star Fighter - Prima's Official Strategy Guide 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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    Here is yet another Gamest Mook that I found, this time for R-Type Delta. That's the good news. The bad news is that when scanned it cuts off a sizeable amount of text near the bindings as shown with the two-page spreads (the "Y" and "P" are almost gone). This affects the interview near the end of the mook. Unfortunately this means the whole thing will have to be re-scanned. But it's better than nothing I guess. https://archive.org/details/r-type-gamest-ex-69/mode/2up
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    Btw, when you're uploading these, you should probably include the full date. Family Computer Magazine was published biweekly, so, for example, this is the March 20th issue. But there was another issue published in March as well (probably March 6th). So to keep things organized, best to include the full date, not just the month.
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    Retromags Presents! Spacestation Silicon Valley - Prima's Official Strategy Guide 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! Smuggler's Run - Prima's Official Strategy Guide 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! Silent Scope - Prima's Official Strategy Guide 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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    Good lord. I recently made fun of a Famicom mag for putting Dragon Quest on its cover 19 issues in a row. But as I add Famitsu Xbox to our database, I just noticed that it has Dead or Alive somewhere on its cover a total of 43 out of its 44 issues. God knows why that one solitary issue didn't mention DoA on the cover. Probably a mistake, I suppose. I bet someone lost their job for that oversight...
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    Retromags Presents! Secret of Mana - Official Game Secrets 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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    You are correct, @archelon. Game Informer moved to its larger footprint with issue #91 in November of 2000. Their cover price jumped by a dollar to compensate for the cost of printing in that format. As questions go, that was a pretty easy one. The real head scratchers are the ones where someone is like, "At some point between when I was in 8th grade and my junior year of college, I remember a magazine printed a sidebar about a game. It might have been for the Super Nintendo, Genesis, PlayStation, Saturn, 3DO, DOS, Macintosh, or maybe it never got released. I think it was either an RPG or a Flight Sim, like, you either flew on or over a dinosaur, maybe? Some company I never heard of made it. There was one screenshot that was either in black and white or color. The game title had a B, or maybe a D, or a W in it. It definitely started with 'The' (I think). Can anyone help me?" *huggles* Areala
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    Newest upload [05/23/2020] - Famimaga July 1987 https://archive.org/details/famimaga-jul-1987
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    Retromags Presents! Resident Evil Director's Cut (Prima's Unauthorized Guide to) 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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    https://archive.org/details/RetroGameArtbooksAndIllustrations https://archive.org/details/randomartbookcollect These two have a lot of nice books but it's all dumped in a big collection.
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    When a book is over 1000 pages, who in their right mind would want to read a digital copy, anyway? Flipping through that many pages quickly to find something specific is far easier done with a book than with a digital copy. There's probably an index in the back to make it even easier. Personally, I think strategy guides, even thin ones, are FAR better to own in print form. If I have a question about what to do in a game and I'm on my computer, I can get better information from a FAQ or youtube walkthrough faster than finding it in a strategy guide, whether real or digital. But if I was AWAY from my computer, playing the game on my couch or whatever, then I could have a print guide open in my lap if need be. So that's where a strategy guide's value is, in my opinion. Magazines are for reading, so that can be done anywhere, making digital just as good as print. But strategy guides are just better on paper. Imagine needing to find a definition of a word. Connected to the internet? A super-fast search finds the answer. Offline? A real dictionary will be infinitely faster than a digital dictionary on CBR or even searchable PDF. Things meant to be read in order are fine as digital copies. Reference works meant to be flipped through out of order are best in physical format. EDIT for clarification: I don't mean to sound like I'm criticizing anyone for scanning strategy guides. Digital is better than nothing if the print guide is no longer available to purchase.
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    Retromags Presents! Resident Evil - The Official Strategy Guide 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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    E-Day's been living the easy life, scanning puny English guides. I noticed a 3rd grader at school today reading a Pokemon guide...it was over 980 pages. And here's a couple of guides for the new Animal Crossing game: The one on the left (from Nintendo Dream) is 1,216 pages and the one on the right (From Dengeki) is 976 pages. Both of these retail for around $15, by the way. They'd probably cost $50 if published in the US.
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    Retromags Presents! Red Faction - Prima's Official Strategy Guide 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! Nintendo Super NES Player's Guide 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! More Strategies for Nintendo Games 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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    As all the strategy guides are edited and are currently being released, I have taken an editing break and am doing some manual scanning. There are still some items with @Crimsonfox and @jonphilmitch waiting to be edited (though during the pandemic there are much more important priorities for people so those might be a while). These manual scan will include several updated scans for VG&CE as some scans are 12 years old. Scanning all of these has reminded me how much scanning manually sucks. Beyond Gaming Issue 04 (October 1991) EGM 1993 Video Game Preview Guide EGM CES 1994 Video Game Preview Guide EGM2 Official Fighter's Guide 1995 EGM's Guide to Role-Playing Adventure Games EGM's Video Game Accessory Guide Grey Matters Volume 3 Inside EASN Volume 1 Issue 1 (1992) Inside EASN Volume 1 Issue 2 (1992) Inside EA Sports Volume 2 Issue 1 (1993) Masters of the Game NewType Gaming Volume 2 Number 2 Nintendo Sticker Activity Album Sony Imagesoft Super NES Buyer's Guide Issue 04 (September 1992) Team EGM Tips & Tricks Issue 026 (April 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 027 (May 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 028 (June 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 029 (July 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 030 (August 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 031 (September 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 032 (October 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 033 (November 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 034 (December 1997) Tips & Tricks Issue 035 (January 1998) Tips & Tricks Issue 036 (February 1998) TurboPlay Issue 01 (June-July 1990) TurboPlay Issue 14 (August-September 1992) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 03 (April 1989) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 08 (September 1989) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 09 (October 1989) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 10 (November 1989) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 11 (December 1989) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 12 (January 1990) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 13 (February 1990) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 16 (May 1990) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 17 (June 1990) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 19 (August 1990) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 20 (September 1990) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 25 (February 1991) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 26 (March 1991) Video Games & Computer Entertainment Issue 34 (November 1991) Scan count: 593 After that will be a bunch of PSExtreme, Tips & Tricks, and three early 90s GamePro rescans.