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  1. 11 points

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    The front and back cover of this mag were in pretty gruesome condition. I've done what I could. Also, please note that while the mag itself is complete, I believe this issue shipped with a supplement covering part of Final Fantasy VI, which was not included with my copy.
  2. 11 points

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    Lotsa good stuff this issue. The main features: Parasite Eve (25 pages and a poster!) Resident Evil 2 (18 pages) Tekken 3 (10 pages) Xenogears (8 pages) Bushido Blade 2 (6 pages) Final Fantasy V (6 pages) By the way, the fold-out poster I stitched together looks pretty great. If anyone is interested in having a full-size copy (much bigger than the one included in this file), I uploaded it here: https://mega.nz/#!EBxjzCpS!Yv2RRJsutCUNNUuPDZxjs8-MBHFzbfOzmRO0JX6KfnE It's full 600dpi at 6026x9100px and could be printed out as an actual poster by a printing service if you were so inclined.
  3. 9 points

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    Summon Night 2 may have made the cover, but the main story in this issue is 24 pages on Final Fantasy X, which also earned an impressive 100, 95, 95, 85 from their review crew.
  4. 9 points

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    GamePro July 2005
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    GamePro November 2004
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  7. 8 points

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    Straight from a box in my storage unit to my scanner to you to the recycling bin TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!! Hope you enjoy!
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    GamePro Issue 162 March 2002
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    Gamepro January 2003 .... Reviews: GTA vice city, Metroid prime and fusion, Splinter cell, Residente Evil Zero, Shenmue 2, Mortal Kombat deadly alliance, Suikoden 3, Phantasy star online(GC), Rygar, Zelda a link to the past (GBA), Fatal Frame, timesplitters 2, NHL 2K3 and many more!
  11. 6 points

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    In-depth strategies for: WWF Wrestlemania Air Combat Scooby-Doo Mystery (Genesis) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition D
  12. 6 points

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    Again, it's interesting to me how hardcore this magazine is. Admittedly it can seem a bit dry if you just want to look at pictures, but it's also refreshing that it isn't full of promotional fluff like most game mags - this mag focuses on information meant for hardcore PC game enthusiasts. When you consider that many of the games being discussed aren't even available in Japanese (the coverage of the PC release of Final Fantasy VII laments the fact that it's only available in English), you've just gotta respect the beleaguered Japanese PC gamer who has no choice but to study the monthly column teaching English phrases to use when forced to play games against international opponents, since most Japanese gamers only ever fired up their PCs to play visual novels and porn games.
  13. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

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    Another collaboration of new edits on an unreleased raw scan from one of our fallen homies. So cheers to MajorLag, pour one out for marktrade, and download this mag!
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  15. 6 points

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    *demo CD not included
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    Torrents are Back! Over the last few weeks I have been working on pulling everything out of the Download Manager and organizing it into torrents for mass distribution. I believe the last time we rolled everything up was back in 2008? Maybe 2010? This is the entire Retromags collection as it stands today with 1338 releases and coming in at 195GB. Because of the size I have broken down the collection into 14 sets of 100 magazines each. The magazines are in alphabetical order so the first torrent is #-C and so on. This was a huge undertaking to extract, match and get everything renamed and organized for distribution. Please seed as much as you can to keep these torrents alive. Download All 1338 Retromags Releases! As always our Download Manager will still be the primary storage container. Every 50 new or updated items in the DLM will get rolled up into a torrent "update" pack.
  21. 5 points

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    Rescued from unedited abandonment at archive.org 64 comes one the lost files of marktrade 64. Check it out 64. You won't regret it 64. It's Ultra 64 64.
  22. 4 points

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    Cover feature: Baldur's Gate In-depth strategies: Rainbow Six, Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, Ultima Online the Second Age, Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome Developer Interview: Roberta Williams
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    Thanks to a HUGE donation from Cuckooguy check out this little beauty over at Kiwis.World
  24. 4 points

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    To coincide with the release of Ultima Online: the Second Age, this issue features a lengthy interview with Richard Garriot in additional to a feature covering the game itself. There is also a 21-page feature on flight sims. Always a pleasure, this month's "English Conversation For Network Games" article teaches Japanese players how to speak in the faux Shakespearean English used in Ultima games. As someone who teaches English in Japan, it amuses me to think of Japanese players barely competent in English trying to greet foreign players using some of the phrases covered: "Hail, honored knight of Chaos!" "Well met, sir!" "Fortune guard thy steps, m'lord!"
  25. 4 points

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    59 downloads

    demo CD not included
  26. 3 points
    Hey there guys - my name is Mike Vallas and I'm a former employee of Ziff-Davis/Sendai between 1991-2001 and have worked on practically all the magazines we did in that era. The reason I'm posting is that I'm in the midst of purging my home of old stockpile of mags when brought an old friend of mine to hang out. When I told him I was going to pitch these mags into the recycling bin he suggested to check you guys out and to see if you wanted them. Not only am I impressed at what you've done/are doing, but I've got a BUNCH of mags that you are missing that will fill your gaps! ^_^ First off, I believe I can finish out your entire Expert Gamer, EGM2 collection! I took a look at what you are missing and have practically all those issues in my "to recycle" pile. Here are the issues I currently have mint-condition copies of: Expert Gamer you currently need that I have: Issues 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77. EGM2 issues I can provide that you need: 25, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49. I also have various other things I've done, like a LOT of extra Versus Books/Prima/Brady strategy guides you seemingly do not have. I don't really have time to scan all these (after all, the point is to remove them! Not keep them around ;P) so I was wondering if we can arrange something where I can donate these. I've sent PMs to whom I believe are the people who work at this site, but feel free to message me back and we can talk! ^_^ Thx again! ^_^ Mike Vallas
  27. 3 points
    In following with the rules specified on our home page, as of January 1, 2018, all defunct magazines dated up through December 2008 are allowed to be scanned. Magazines still in publication may be scanned up through the December 2003 issues.
  28. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Nintendo Power Issue 156 May 2002 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Facebook user Kanghyuk Blair Naujok for donating this issue!
  29. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Players Issue 81 February 1996 Thanks to marktrade and MajorLag Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 162 March 2002 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
  31. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Players Nintendo Guide Vol.5 No.3 March 1992 Database Entry Download Here!
  32. 3 points
    I'm sure most of you look at my scans and say to yourself, "Wow! These are the most beautiful scans I've ever seen! His magazines must all be in pristine condition!" But seriously, making things look good usually requires at least some amount of Photoshop magic. Sometimes a lot of Photoshop magic. And sometimes, not even the entire senior staff at Hogwarts has the power to help a badly damaged page, Photoshop or no. After recently scanning an issue of Dengeki Super Famicom I had lying around that had a cover that looked like it had been used as a doormat for the last 25 years, I was tempted to just skip edits on the cover, since making it look good simply wasn't going to be possible without essentially redrawing the entire thing. But I just wasted 45 minutes of my life fiddling with it anyway, and although the results at first might not seem particularly impressive, I can at least be happy that I successfully recreated the part of the cover that had no doubt been torn off and eaten by rodents of unusual size decades ago. First, the original, then the edit:
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    Well, thanks to the comments from kitsunebi77 I was FORCED to update the site to Joomla to enable people to create logins for the site so they can comment if they so desire. All kidding aside though, the other platform I implemented after my amazingly bad WordPress site crash was entirely too problematic anyway so the move was a necessity. Now that most of the uploads are back online (still a lot of PlayStation content to upload though) I am back onto scanning duties. The first title especially for kitsunebi77, is issue 124 of PC Gamer (USA) featuring Half-Life 2.
  34. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Dengeki PlayStation Issue 71 April 10, 1998 Database Entry Download Here!
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 138 January 2001 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!
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    Retromags Presents Play Online No.7 December 1998 Database Entry Download Here
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    Hrmmmm... Some MK stories. There were a few. One of the nice things about Mortal Kombat was that Midway was in the Western Burbs of Chicago, and so were we! We met with them often, particularly when MK rose to its heights. In fact, that bit us in the arse one time when we published our first preview of MK2. It was based on one of the final betas they gave us and Barakka had a BUNCH of moves in the game like spinning like a top and such. We published them, and (due to our month delay) MK2 machines were already out and they REMOVED those moves! We had a TON of hate-mail comming back at us accusing us of photoshopping those moves, and we didn't! I even had a personal friend who believed it and I Insisted we didn't to him! It was kinda nice to be vindicated, albeit nearly a decade later, when Mortal Kombat Trilogy came out and they put Barakka's moves back in. Another story was meeting Rich Divizio who played Kano. Not much there but me being dissapointed that a: he was a really nice guy and b: he was MUCH shorter than me! Kinda took the umph out of that character. =/ Nothing though beat seeing Katalin Zamiar, who played Kitana, that she was REALLY short. Like 5'1 or something!
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    Oh good christ do I ever have many stories One fun one I like to talk of recently actually involves Starfox 2 since that FINALLY got released via the SNES Classic thing by Nintendo. Short version: We saw the game on the show floor and we got hold of the video cables for Nintendo's main screen and spliced the game into a high-8 recorder without them knowing! Was funny too as the big screen blinked off/on quickly - thankfully alerting nobody. Then, Andy Baran (RIP) not only played that game on the show floor, but got all the way to the end and beat the game right there! We were so excited that we had the ENTIRE game recorded so we published the strategy guide (Found in EGM2, Issue 8) and were totally shocked to find out it got delayed, and then shelved. That's just a tiny story! Too many to tell! >_< Another fun fact about me: I'm the guy who did the photoshop work for a lot of the April Fools tricks. My credits go to the All-Bonds code, Akuma in RE2 (I originally pitched that to the EGM staff, but they wanted the All-Bonds code, so I put Akuma/RE2 into EGM2), the 2nd iteration of Shen Long in SF3 (Sushi-X/Ken Williams did the first one. I had only just started there... although I was the guinnea pig for it! I walked in and he showed me the screens and told me how he unlocked Shen Long. I was happy and thought the screens looked cool so I walked away and everybody started laughing! >_<) I also did the GameNOW Metal Gear Solid 2X and freelance-wise I did the LotR Cart Racer screen.
  40. 2 points
    Retromags Presents Tips & Tricks Issue 9 November 1995 Database Entry Download Here! Thanks to Whiskcat for donating this issue!
  41. 2 points
    Finally got around to scanning another issue of Computer Games: Strategy Plus, this time issue 60
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    PC Format issue 17 is now available at Kiwis.World.
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    PC Format issues 18/19 are now available at Kiwis.World.
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    Retromags Presents! Play Online No.3 August 1998 Database Entry Download Here!
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    thanks for all the hard work, especially taking time to compile everything!
  46. 2 points
    I did that on a local/offline php site just for my own use, it's a really handy feature! Other plans are to add some filter controls, so you can display just mags for a certain country, publisher, system, etc
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    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 172 January 2003 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 64 November 1994 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!
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    Retromags Presents! Antic Issue 22 August 1984 Database Entry! Download Directly! Antic Issue 23 September 1984 Database Entry! Download Directly! Antic Issue 30 April 1985 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning these issues (and to me for editing them)!