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  1. 10 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.
  2. 9 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.
  3. 9 points

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    GamePro July 2005
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    GamePro November 2004
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    GamePro 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!
  7. 7 points
  8. 5 points

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    *demo CD not included
  9. 5 points
    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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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:
  12. 3 points
    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.
  13. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Dengeki PlayStation Issue 71 April 10, 1998 Database Entry Download Here!
  14. 3 points
    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)!
  15. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 152 March 2002 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
  16. 2 points
    So as I begin to embark on my quest to create the most complete and high quality database and cover collection of Japanese gaming/computer mags in the world (seriously, I've uploaded 7500 pics so far and I've barely even started), I discover new mags along the way that I'd never heard of. Today it was Asocom (a portmanteau of "asobi" (play) and "computer." What caught my eye was the charmingly offensive cover of the first issue, seen here: Researching the mag revealed that although it covered computer games in general, for whatever reason, they decided their launch issue should focus entirely on adult games, despite them being exceedingly difficult to find/purchase in Japan in 1985. The first issue was such a success, coverage of adult games was included (along with regular games) in every issue. Now, generally, I have very little interest in either adult games (which are often pretty offensive to western sensibilities - can anyone say rape/incest/pedophilia?) or computer mags from the mid-80s (other than graphic adventures, I can't say I have a lot of fond memories of computer games until about 1988 or so.) And these are Japanese computer games at that, meaning they aren't even for DOS systems. And yet, combining the ancient primitiveness of the technology with the naiive primitiveness of the genre of adult games as they were in 1985 made both aspects more appealing than they are separately, and I found myself wishing I could get a hold of some copies of these mags (unfortunately they seem to be too pricey.) Of course, Japanese computers in 1985 weren't restricted to the crappy 4-color CGA graphics most DOS users were stuck with in America, either. Looks like it would make for some beautiful scans. So 80s: GALL FORCE!!! (from a1988 issue) Anybody else remember the anime? Character designs by Kenichi (Bubblegum Crisis) Sonoda: I like the text on the pic of Elza and Rabby..."NO WAY~~!!"
  17. 2 points
    That gives me an exclusive. Maybe I should add some hype to my new release post. "NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY TORRENT!!"
  18. 2 points
    thanks for all the hard work, especially taking time to compile everything!
  19. 2 points
    Yes!!!! In the matter of fact, it was because of that very first torrent that I found out about this site, back in the day. Thanks!!!
  20. 2 points
    There are no real words to express the gratitude I have for the work that you and the others have put into this site. I remember when Retromags was on life support and it looked this important preservation project would be over. Now it has become bigger than I thought it would be and there is still so much left to do. So thank you for that, I have not got around to saying that before.
  21. 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
  22. 2 points
    I'm not saying I would use such a feature, but displaying all the mags in a given month might be kind of neat. I can't say I have any interest in grouping together "milestone" issues, though. My dream would be able to type in the name of a game and get an index of all issues it was reviewed in along with the score it was given in each (if applicable), with links to their DB/download pages. Gamerankings has something like this that includes online reviews with print mag reviews, but their inclusion of print mag reviews is far from complete, particularly with older games. And while reviews would be my main interest, being able to find what issues had feature articles/previews/strategy guides for a given game would be nice as well. No need for indexing stuff like codes - that's what Gamefaqs/the internet is for. Of course, we're nowhere remotely near being able to do anything like this, and probably never will be, but dreams don't have to be realistic.
  23. 2 points
    Retromags Presents Game Players Issue 80 January 1996 Database Entry Download Directly! Thanks to marktrade for scans and MajorLag for edits!
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    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 162 January 2003 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
  26. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 184 November 2004 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
  27. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 192 July 2005 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
  28. 2 points
    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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  30. 2 points
    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)!
  31. 1 point
    I am very familiar with heat guns and I plan to make them my go to as well. I too also like to make seamless scans of spreads with no gutter cutoff when I can. However, I'm not up for disposing of magazines when I'm done unless they're in really bad condition afterwards; I've been been dropping mad cash on back issues of Famitsu and it would be painful if I wasn't able to put them back together. I didn't think they even sold those anymore! I think I'll stick with my sour apple Rockstars. Oh, and full disclosure. I've been using RM scans for my blog for over 3-4 years now, with proper scanner credits whenever I can.Thought it was time to repay the favor.
  32. 1 point
    Thank you so much! I love dengeki's magazines. Never had a chance yet to read a Dengeki SFC though, so I'm pretty excited
  33. 1 point
    They are from Quebec (Saint-Louis, Léry). They were sold in grocery stores and corner shops. I am trying to contact the guys behind it to see if they'd have some old issues lying around as they are hard to come by. Managed to snag three in a video game lot I bought recently They cover N64, PS1, Dreamcast (Rare stuff) and Gameboy
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    Odd that this ad was in a mag published in June, but commercialism can never start too early, it seems.
  36. 1 point
    In situations like this, supposing that the date can be confirmed as reasonably accurate, I see no reason not to include it as well. So while I agree that it should be identified by volume/number, since that is what is printed on the mag, adding the date as well allows people to get a general idea of what to expect from the contents. So, Sega Visions Volume 1 , Number 1 (June-July 1990).cbr OR Sega Visions v1n1 (June-July 1990).cbr OR Sega Visions Vol1-Num1 (June-July 1990).cbr
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  38. 1 point
    Thank you, one more for the collection
  39. 1 point
    First time I've had a 3 page spread on one of my scans.
  40. 1 point
    Geez!!! I think you probably need to take some time out mate. I think you're the sole mag cover uploader around here and I don't think anybody cares all that much that you've been slaving your guts out for the last year. Well, it certainly hasn't been all that obvious that people enjoy your gallery submissions which kinda sucks. It's especially sad that RetroCDN has caused you to stop scanning mags when the fact is the internet is the wild wet nowadays and anything anyone scans is going to end up somewhere, be it them or Archive.org or friggin' TOSEC. I am committed to preserving magazines first and foremost. If I wasn't I'd have shut down OGM ages ago or after the WordPress site bellied up a couple of months ago and saved myself the costs of file hosting etc along with the hassles of running such a site . I put it back up because of the mags and a small group of guys who want to get their collections preserved in digital format. I could have just given Jason and the others direct access to my NAS and gone down the "scan for ourselves" path but we both like the fact that at least we're progressing the preservation of content that might otherwise disappear and making it available for everyone to enjoy.
  41. 1 point
    Ironically...?...bewilderingly...?...inexplicably...?....tragically...?...I've all but given up caring about gaming mags so far as reading them is concerned, so the promise of access to additional scans means very little to me, outside of a few rare PC mags from the 80s/early 90s which I doubt you're keeping under wraps. I can't tell you the last time I actually read a mag, but it was at least a year ago. I rarely even download anything anymore, outside of new (i.e. current) stuff that needs to be grabbed before the links expire, or something I need access to in order to add it to the database. As for the releases of older mags either here or on your site, though I'm grateful for them, I usually don't do more than make a mental note of their existence, secure(ish) in the feeling that they will still be there in the future if I ever feel the need to have/read them. Why I spend so much time contributing to a community that I no longer have an active interest in is something I can't explain, but since it's the community and not the mags to which I'm committed, it helps explain why I lose motivation when the community goes silent. That said, I don't choose what to scan based on where other people's interests lie. If I did, I sure as hell wouldn't be scanning Japanese mags, which are only of interest to a small niche group of members (or at the very least, I'd confine those scans to Famitsu, which despite the fact that I own hundreds of them and it being the most in-demand Japanese mag, I've stopped scanning entirely thanks to the annoyance of RetroCDN.)
  42. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 73 August 1995 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!
  43. 1 point
    So I've got all issues of this Japanese magazine dating from November 93 up to January 1995. I'm still not sure, but I might be looking to hand them off to someone that will scan them. I'm trying to get a whole bunch of other JP magazines and quite frankly can't afford taking up more room. I looked around the site but I can't find anything that says how to donate. How does donation work? The weight of these things is pretty heavy too, so shipping won't be simple. If anyone were in the Bay Area like me it'd be easier to just meet up and hand them off. Do you guys buy magazines off of people if they offer them? Let me know. I plan to be getting tons of issues of Playstation Magazine, Dengeki Playstation, Dengeki Nintendo 64, and Sega Saturn Magazine which I'd also give in the future. My primary thing is I want to sell what I have to afford more, but I only want them to go to someone who will scan them.
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    Famitsu 158 December 27, 1991
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    Previews E3: Crónica de un viaje extraordinario Hardware Especial E3 Nota de Tapa Copa del Mundo: Francia 98 Reviews Army Men Forsaken Unreal Flesh Feast Red Line Racer Alien Earth F1 Racing Simulation F-15 Soluciones Lands of Lore 2: Guardians of Destiny
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    Previews Extreme Warfare Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun SimCity 3000 Spec Ops: US Army Descent Freespace: The Great War Nota de Tapa Forsaken Reviews Starcraft The Deeper Dungeons Deadlock II: The Shrine Wars Excalibur 2555 AD Battlezone Tenka Twisted Metal 2 Frogger Interstate '76 Arsenal Street Fighter Zero The Puzzle Collection F22: ADF Multimedia El mundo de Sofía Mensa: Prueba tu mente y ejercita tu inteligencia Hardware Informe Especial: Voodoo 2 La Zona 3D Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Noticas de último momento: Blood 2, Half Life se demora Lo Que Viene Más allá del joystick Emuladores Super Nintendo Soluciones Balls of Steel
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    Previews Unreal Final Fantasy VII Star Wars: Rebellion Prey Mysteries of the Sith Grand Prix Legens The Curse of Monkey Island Nota de Tapa The Curse of Monkey Island Reviews Earth 2140 Atomic Bomberman Virtua Fighter 2 X-Men: Ravages of the Apocalypse for Quake Quake 2 Dreams to Reality Need for Speed 2 SE Turok Blade Runner Shadows over Riva Longbow 2 Cart Precision Racing NHL 98 Virtual Pool 2 Hardware Diamond Viper 330 Informe Especial: Monitores Informes MP3: El Futuro del Sonido Digital Soluciones Safecracker