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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.
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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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    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!
  10. 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.
  11. 6 points

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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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    *demo CD not included
  14. 5 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
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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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!"
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    demo CD not included
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    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
  24. 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.
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    Retromags Presents! Nintendo Power Issue 156 May 2002 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Facebook user Kanghyuk Blair Naujok for donating this issue!
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    Retromags Presents! Game Players Issue 81 February 1996 Thanks to marktrade and MajorLag Database Entry Download Here
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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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    A while back I had asked if there was any literature regarding the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System. I was told the NES never became popular to the American public until 1987. Considering the official American release was in the fall of 1985 I figured there had to be something out there. By late 1984, the Famicom had already sold millions of units in Japan, shadowing the market 9 to 1. Knowing the collapse of the videogame industry left by Atari and Coleco, the retailers and the press stateside told the public that videogames were only a fad and home computers were going to be the future. At the Winter Consumer Electronics Show held in January 1985 in Las Vegas, Nintendo’s booth demonstrated Rob the robot along with other peripherals such as keyboard and data cassette along with the base unit calling it a Advanced Video System to avoid being dismissed as a video game only toy because of the industry crash in America during the last 2 years. This is the brochure they gave to attendees at the Nintendo booth. Brain Breaker of Nintendo Age has provided the only known photos from this booth. Between February and June of 1985, there are currently 6 different sources of media coverage. The Summer CES of 1985 was held June 3rd in Chicago. Nintendo had dropped many of the expensive peripherals and began to focus more on what was eventually released to the American public. The official American release was in late October 1985 but only for select markets. New York first, then Chicago, L.A. and San Francisco in early 1986. These photos were taken late 1986 but they were built for FAO Schwarz Oct 1985 release. They are the only known photos of this display. Steve Lin was one of the first customers during this period and he has recently discovered some public relation materials and order forms he had and scanned it for preservation. He also scanned the results of a survey Nintendo released in January - February 1986. In the May 1986 Issue of Computer and Videogames they review the Deluxe NES set as well as the current popular games. Edward Semrad wrote a column for The Milwaukee Journal on Saturdays. On August 9th he wrote his opinions on the NES and again the following weekend which were quite unfavorable. Nintendo would make another appearance at summer CES in 1986 but nothing is available besides this Ad they created for it. Edward who would later go on to become a senior editor for Electronic Gaming Monthly must have either succumb to the charms from the growing 3rd party games arriving from the orient or he was influenced by the mass hysteria growing on the street by children of all ages despite the attempts from the media to block the success because by December of 1986, he was beginning to favor the lunch box shaped magic box. In 1987 the Nintendo Fun Club News was published and this year Nintendo really learned how to market their golden goose. There was a scarcity for the system as well as the games. It was word of mouth at this point and that mouth was hungry for more of Nintendo. C&VG issues from 1987 are missing although I suspect they will contain more literature on the NES. The Milwaukee Journal once again casts light on the NES in January 17 1987 with columist Edward Semrad. Nintendo returned to the winter CES in 1987 and not much is know except this official trade ad. Edward soon wrote about it on June 6th 1986. 1988 became easier to find NES coverage with Electronic Game Players and Nintendo Power. By 1989, the mainstream realized that videogames were here to stay in America. From what I remember kids used to go outside and play. They loved the clean air and excercise. The day kids discovered the Nintendo Entertainment System and especially before 1990, instead of going outside, looked forward to going indoors and playing their Nintendo. Kids would be driven to disobey their parents and stay up till 1 AM on weeknights, 4 AM on weekends. I watched an episode of 20/20 from 1988 that interviewed children who owned the NES and felt as though I was looking in the mirror. ***Credits*** Milwaukee Journal, Author Edward Semrad https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=jvrRlaHg2sAC&dat=19860809&b_mode=2&hl=en Steve Lin, San Francisco California https://twitter.com/stevenplin/status/660502774182907904/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techtimes.com%2Farticles%2F102129%2F20151102%2Foriginal-nintendo-entertainment-system-press-release-includes-some-surprising-statistics.htm Frank Cifaldi, Game History Org https://gamehistory.org/nes-launch-collection-1985/ Brain Breaker, Nintendo Age, Jan 1985 CES Exhibit http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=148124 Contributors to Game History Org’s “The NES Launch Collection” , Google Drive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0By3fjn1rWdp3Sk81a3FpLUpVSVU
  34. 2 points
    Great job with the post. Living in NY, I was very lucky to have owned a NES (non) Deluxe Set back in 1985. My parents bought one for us as a "Back to school" / and more specifically, as a birthday gift for me. As soon as Super Mario Bros. came out here (Feb 1986), I added it with the rest of my boxes and snapped this picture. If you look closely you can see the NES (non) Deluxe Set box, as well as my R.O.B., who I've designated to hold my Duracel flashlight by this time. And here is my original NES gaming setup. I was also a card carrying member of the Nintendo Fun Club... Too much fun! I used to call all of the video game companies I could locate the phone numbers for, back in the mid-80's, and request any type of advertising they could send me. I loved collecting it, and still do! I received a lot of neat pamphlets.
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    I have scanned in 12 issues of this supplement from Famitsu magazine in 1990/1991 - would anyone be interesting if I uploaded them to Retro Mags. I currently have test version up on archive.org. Is the quality good enough?? I also have 9 issues of Game Boy Magazine and 8 issues of Faminaga's Game Boy Fan.
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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.4 September 1998 Database Entry Download Here
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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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    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 202 July 2005 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
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