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

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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!
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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.
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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.
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    Version 1.0.0

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    demo CD not included
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    Retromags Presents! Game Players Nintendo Guide Vol.5 No.3 March 1992 Database Entry Download Here!
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    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.
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    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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    GamePro Issue 162 March 2002
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    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 162 March 2002 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
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    Retromags Presents! Play Online No.3 August 1998 Database Entry Download Here!
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    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~~!!"
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    That gives me an exclusive. Maybe I should add some hype to my new release post. "NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY TORRENT!!"
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    thanks for all the hard work, especially taking time to compile everything!
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    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!!!
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    Retromags Presents! Dengeki Super Famicom Vol.2 No.10 June 17, 1994 Database Entry Download Here!
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    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.
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    Odd that this ad was in a mag published in June, but commercialism can never start too early, it seems.
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    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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    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.
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    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 172 January 2003 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
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    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 194 November 2004 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
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    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 202 July 2005 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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    Finally got around to scanning another issue of Computer Games: Strategy Plus, this time issue 60
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    Famitsu 163 January 31, 1992
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    File imported by an administrator
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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
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    Much as I hate to practice necromancy, I feel compelled to bring this thread back from the dead. I understand the difficulties that can be related to torrenting, but all of these posts were from 3 years ago. Is torrenting for many of us not easier now than it was in 2009? I know for me it most certainly is. Not to mention, storage space is cheaper these days too. Now, a couple points I'd like to raise: -Batch torrenting. Rather than individual issues, or complete collections of a particular magazine, what say you to year-by-year or volume-by-volume torrents? I recently came across the Nintendo Power torrents from 1988 through 1995. Wasn't a frequent reader of the magazine, but I like having collections of stuff like this. I've been seeding ever since I came across them, seems I'm in a group of about 10-12 people doing so. -Private torrents. This was mentioned above, with the private tracker thing. Could we not (or is it a gray area) have a section of RetroMags that is only accessable to members, with the links to said torrents? We all know things on the internet have a way of leaking out, but it is certainly one option. I am part of the staff on another forum (my car hobby), and there are plenty of sections on that site that are only accessible to members of various levels. I can't say for certain, but this might be something to do with how the forum software is set up. Might be something to look into for RM 2.0, no? Anyway, my apologies if I'm beating a dead horse, but to me it seems more convenient way of distribution, and I am certainly willing to help out with seeding duties. Also have plenty of storage space on my computer, so there's no issue there. Thoughts? Are we as a group willing to give torrenting another try?