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    Here are two guides for Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor - an RPG for the Game Boy exclusive to Japan. https://archive.org/details/WizardryGaidenIINoSubete https://archive.org/details/WizardryGaidenIIHisshouKouryakuHou
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    Welcome Phillyman's 100 March 2019 Scans! These will be scans 102 thru 201 I tried to keep them to packs of 10, but threw in some fillers where I couldn't find a tenth magazine.
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    I went ahead and sent them an e-mail. Sure, my only literary works of note is being a blogger for Retro Gaming Roundup and a couple of self-titled books, but I figured I would give it a shot. I made a pitch for a Retro corner feature, since that is the era of gaming I specialize in. We will see if they get back ahold of me, but if they do, I would like to push for some sort of return to print feature. Perhaps not a monthly magazine (which in 2019 seems a horrible idea), but a quarterly, annually, or yearly publication featuring articles on both retro and modern gaming. Going in-depth would be the game changer, doing something like the Hardcore Gaming 101 books. They could even be Kickstarted to gauge interest, with higher levels of funding going towards being a longer publication, higher quality paper, or even a hardcover book version! It wouldn't have to be specifically about the games and systems either, it could be a celebration of what EGM used to be, including interviews with key members of the staff over the past, and features of the magazine itself, such as a look at all the Aprils Fools moments and so forth. They have made mistakes in the past, but if done right this could be a decent revival. I'm willing to throw my name in the hat for a new generation of EGM, for as little weight as my name carries.
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 103 (February 1998) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman Edited By: MigJmz Uploaded By: MigJmz Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    Sorry to disappoint, but there was no "all Pencil Puzzles" issue. We stopped doing the puzzles around 2005 because we no longer had that newsprint section in the middle of the magazine, and the puzzles didn't work on the glossy pages. We did bring the puzzles back in the Tips & Tricks Codebook after the monthly Tips & Tricks was discontinued in 2007, because the Codebook was almost entirely newsprint. After that, they appeared in every subsequent issue until the last one came out in 2011. Come to think of it, there may have been one issue with more puzzles than usual - like eight or ten of them instead of the usual two or four, I can't remember exactly. Maybe that's what you're thinking of.
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    Gamest 7 uploaded, uploading issue 8 right now
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    Uploaded issue 6 https://archive.org/details/Gamest007198703 I already requested to fix the url since the uploaded file had an incorrect name I was thinking to upload also some Neo Geo Freak issues just to keep things fresh and interesting
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    A taste of the next 100 magazines to be scanned (50 out of 100)...more details this weekend
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    101 Magazines Scanned In February 2019 Scans 96-101
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    Man GamePros are a time suck with all the inserts, fold outs, posters, comics, trading cards and whatever else they could throw in that mag. One of the GamePros I picked out to scan was too damaged, so I had to throw an EGM2 in the mix to hit my numbers Anywho, I am now up to 95 magazines for February 2019 Scans 84-95
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    Uploaded Gamest 10 and NGF 65, 2 more NGF issue will come in the next days
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    So it begins, I gave my first shot at scanning something. I opted for 600 dpi because why not :). Jpgs shouldn't be compressed. Let me have your impressions. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1slyRLhCIBSCxvdxac3SW48Phkjk_JhEC I'm using the scansnap utility and it looks like it generates pdf and then extract the pages as single images. Is there any option to make it output jpgs natively? Later I'll upload it to archive.org and from there anyone would be allowed to edit/reupload it as they please
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    prepared and scanned a few neo geo freak issues, will upload during next days
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    Retromags Presents! Compute! Issue 060 Vol. 7 No.5 (May 1985) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Compute! Issue 059 Vol. 7 No.4 (April 1985) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Compute! Issue 058 Vol. 7 No.3 (March 1985) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Compute! Issue 055 Vol. 6 No. 12 (December 1984) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    On the one hand, I question why I should really care about the announcement of a new website being launched using the EGM name. So far as I'm concerned, EGM is the name of a print magazine, not a website, so this new venture seems to be rather tastelessly trying to capitalize on that mag's name recognition and reputation. On the other hand, I have no interest in modern gaming anyway, so even if they change their minds and decide to relaunch a print mag under the EGM name, unless it was a retro-focused publication, I'd have no interest in it regardless of what it was called. Wake me when Hardcore Gaming 101 decides to launch a print mag. That's something I'd pay for.
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    I look forward to seeing how they can stand out from IGN, Polygon, Kotaku and all the other sites out there. EGM has gone through so many alterations I had to read the Wikipedia page to remember their site changes.
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    Interesting...I'm quite tempted to shoot them an e-mail and see what they're looking for (and if it pays)... *huggles* Areala
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    Retromags Presents! Compute! Issue 054 Vol. 6 No. 11 (November 1984) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman Edited By: E-Day Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    This is the model I own and use for my scans. It is a mighty piece of kit and at that price is a steal if the glass hasn't been scratched by some turkey feeding stapled pages through the thing. The only issue with this model is if glass gets under the optics. I have had that problem with mine and couldn't get it serviced in New Zealand so I learnt how to dismantle it to clean the optics myself. You need to be careful as it uses mercury lamps instead of CCD given it is a 2008 vintage scanner. If mine died I'd likely eBay another one in preference to any other unit out there.
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    Retromags Presents! Compute! Issue 052 Vol. 6 No. 9 (September 1984) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman Edited By: E-Day Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    No, it's a proper 4:3 screen. I suggest you have a look at the Apple page for the device. It is designed to be held in portrait mode unlike tablets like the Samsung 12.2 Tab Pro which is definitely 16:9. I had one of those and dumped it for the iPad Pro purely because the screen is the proper aspect ratio for reading magazines etc. You get what you pay for with tablets.That tablet you link to has a 16:9 1080p resolution screen which frankly is sub-par for reading. The resolution on the iPad Pro is 2732 x 2048. Way, way better but of course you pay for it. The new version also supports high colour so HDR movies look great on the thing.
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    The best option currently is an expensive one but in my opinion an iPad Pro with the 12.9" screen is almost perfect for reading magazines because: The screen is a 4:3 format which is the same as an A4 page The size with that format means it is almost the same physical viewing size as A4 paper so if reading an A4 based magazine on the iPad it's the same as the print copy It's portable so load up a bucket load of mags into the 128/256/512GB built in storage and read them on the plane, at the beach .... anywhere you care to .... The only con is the price but as soon as I saw one I knew nothing else compares to it.
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    Retromags Presents! Compute! Issue 049 Vol. 6 No. 6 (June 1984) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Basically, storing them properly will be your best option. You generally want a cool environment which isn't subjected to temperature extremes, so don't keep them in your garage or up in the attic. Direct sunlight is lethal to paper, so some sort of file box storage will be helpful for protecting them from light exposure as well as keeping dust and other junk off them. Polybags, if you're truly serious about preservation, are an option as long as they and the backing boards you choose are archival quality and acid-free. There are companies that make magazine-size storage bags that will fit most stuff printed from the 80's to the 2000's. Weight is a big problem, since magazines are heavy, so you'll want some kind of heavy-duty storage option like a high-quality metal shelving unit rated to hold several hundred pounds. Wooden shelves, unless they are made of high-quality wood and anchored to a wall or otherwise reinforced in the center, will tend to warp and bend over time, making bookcases and the like less-than-ideal for storing them off the ground. If you're putting them in a basement, keep them several inches off the floor to prevent water damage in case the basement floods. If ease of access isn't an issue, and you're more concerned about long-term survival as opposed to frequent readability, and you have the money to afford it, there's nothing wrong with renting a climate-controlled storage unit to house your collection. This would also protect it in the event of a disaster like your house catching on fire, and storage units are often insured so you would recoup some money in the event of theft or other problems. *huggles* Areala
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    Good news everybody! The wikipedia page for Electric Brain has been recently reviewed and approved. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Brain
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    I already posted about this in the other thread but let's just make it official here. Published by Imagine, based in the US, appears to be a bimonthly/quarterly, did not last long. Completely separate from Pocket Games.
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    Retromags Presents! Computer Game Review and CD-ROM Entertainment Volume 2 Issue 01 (August 1992) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman Edited By: E-Day Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    The USA magazine Boot is missing from the database. It had 23 issues released from #1 Aug/Sep 1996 to issue #23 Jul/Aug 1998. At that time the magazine was renamed Maximum PC. All issues had a cd-rom. I do not know if there was a non cd-rom version. Issue 16 has 156 pages including the covers. whole # volume # date 1 v01#01 Aug/Sep 1996 2 v01#02 Oct 1996 3 v01#03 Nov 1996 4 v01#04 Dec 1996 5 v02#01 Jan 1997 6 v02#02 Feb 1997 7 v02#03 Mar 1997 8 v02#04 Apr 1997 9 v02#05 May 1997 10 v02#06 Jun 1997 11 v02#07 Jul 1997 12 v02#08 Aug 1997 13 v02#09 Sep 1997 14 v02#10 Oct 1997 15 v02#11 Nov 1997 16 v02#12 Dec 1997 17 v03#01 Jan 1998 18 v03#02 Feb 1998 19 v03#03 Mar 1998 20 v03#04 Apr 1998 21 v03#05 May 1998 22 v03#06 Jun 1998 23 v03#07 Jul/Aug 1998 Archive.org has scans of issues 1, 3-7, 20 and 23. They also have copies of all 23 cd-roms.
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    Yessss! More Lara Croft! More PSM! I am a happy Warrior Nun. *huggles* Areala
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    Nice selection you've got there! I think I own this one issue of PSM where they outlined a hypothetical RPG that defied the cliches of the time and they had art of this one character who healed people by doing live surgery on them. Eeeyuck. I think it was around late 2002 since it had a bunch of stuff on the first SOCOM. Got it from my dentist's office of all places. Also looking forward to the NPs being complete because you guys are the only scanners of it anywhere who keep the posters (which have important stuff on the side of them, nice design choice people who made the magazine )!
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    Looks insane! EGM 100 is awesome, but also looking forward to more Nintendo Power, bringing us closer to the end of the magazines run. OPM is cool as well, I read it a lot during the PS1 era.
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    Retro Gaming Roundup (a podcast that I am a blogger and news submitter for) is celebrating their 10 year anniversary in March! To help celebrate, I am making the Kindle version of the two short books I have written available for free! Afterglow - This short title goes over my childhood growing up as a gamer. Certain childhood memories and favorite games are covered in this book. The Virtual Boy Game Library - This title reviews the history of the release and downfall of the Virtual Boy, as well as gives short reviews, screenshots, and box art photos of all 14 Virtual Boy games released in the NTSC market. I hope you guys enjoy these quick reads! I'm working on a longer book that covers all officially licensed Star Trek video games, and am considering two more: one that covers Mega Man games and one that covers 32X games. There's also physical versions of these available if you read the free Kindle version and decide you wouldn't mind having it in physical form. The Virtual Boy book in physical form is a little pricey for its length at $7.99, but I wanted to keep all the photos in the book full color for the boxart. At $7.99, I am literally making 9 cents per physical copy sold, but wanted to make sure the book looked good and was available at a reasonable price due to its short length, and I am doing this more for the writing experience than any financial reason. Finally, if you get time, check out the Retro Gaming Roundup podcast, they are a bunch of cool guys making the longest monthly retro gaming podcast around!
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    Just a reminder the free books giveaway started today, and ends on the 5th. I remember hearing the suicide rumor true, and was glad it was false. The original Game Boy was an awesome system, and the Virtual Boy had potential if done right at a budget price.
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    Data returned a few weeks ago, at about 22,000,000 and is closing in on Phillyman. Date of last work unit 2019-02-28 15:45:37 Active CPUs within 50 days 9 Team Id 54458 Grand Score 107,161,495 Work Unit Count 45,894 Team Ranking 729 of 228438 Rank Name Credit WUs 7,089 Phillyman 46,396,311 31,747 8,266 Data 36,062,810 1,121 16,191 Toad 12,378,661 159 30,364 perfinpuz2 4,317,942 948 28,076 BMan 3,977,690 57 43,979 MBJ 2,119,250 9,156 66,096 TaiWolf 952,283 180 129,772 Areala 219,788 45 149,723 twiztor 159,220 146 125,105 kuaneos 139,127 722 166,269 Hidinger2 125,928 699
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    Retromags Presents! Game Players Issue 084 (May 1996) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: marktrade Edited By: MajorLag Uploaded By: MajorLag Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Oh man I thought I was the only one. I just spent 3 hours at work searching for an old letter to a gaming magazine (has to be either CGW, EGM or the impossible to find Computer Game Review, and almost certainly from the early/mid 90s). The guy in the letter was reminiscing about how when Ultima first came out, he would wake up, play it for 14 hours straight, eat a tv dinner and sleep for a couple hours before waking up and doing it all again. I remember my best friend and I reading that letter and making fun of the guy. Then we spent the next 10 hours taking turns playing Might and Magic III. I'm almost positive the letter was in Computer Game Review and CD-ROM Entertainment, which I remember being my favorite PC gaming magazine, but unfortunately does not seem to be archived anywhere.
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    don't tell me that Issue 4 uploaded, later issue 5 will follow
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    Retromags Presents! Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Sternosaur Edited By: Sternosaur Uploaded By: Sternosaur Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Gamest 2 up https://archive.org/details/@japanesemagazinesscanproject?tab=uploads&sort=titleSorter Next will be Gamest 4
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    Everything in the "000 In Progress" is being worked on by me. If you decide to edit something, either put your name in the folder name or move it to the In Progress folder so I don't start working on it too eventually.
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    Picked this weekends workload, this will finish out my 100 for February and then I can start prepping out the next 100 for March!
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    In the home stretch now, up to 83 magazines.....will start poking around piles of magazines for 17 candidates for next weekend to close out my February goal of 100 magazines scanned 2019 Scans 69-83 Also lets check out the counter on my Fujitsu
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    Scans #54 thru #68 were done today, and tomorrow I will aim to end the day at over 80 magazines scanned for February. I noticed that I am actually running out of preprepped magazines from that initial 100 post in this thread. So in order to hit my goal of 100 magazines scanned this month, I will need to grab some other magazines and prep them out for tomorrow and next week. 2019 Scans 54-68
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    And today we pass the 50% mark of my 100 scan goal for February 2019 Scans 33-53