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    HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY EVERYONE! Readers one and all, it is my pleasure as Administrator to announce the single largest acquisition in the history of Retromags. After several weeks of negotiation, Retromags, LLC, a privately-owned Limited Liability Corporation subsidiary of Retromags, with the generous support of two venture capitalists requesting anonymity, has acquired the complete rights to the GameFan brand. Along with this purchase came two complete runs of the magazine. One run will be donated to an archival organization for physical preservation. As for the other set...well, hold on to your seats! Phillyman, E-Day, and Kitsunebi have been working their scanners to the breaking point to make this happen, but starting on the first of April (00:01 EST just so there is no confusion), we will features the first six issues of DieHard Gamefan. Every cover, every ad, every review, every comic, every letter, every page front to back: it'll all be there. Every 5 days (or thereabouts), the site will release a new issue of Gamefan in chronological order. We will continue this process until every last issue is available for download here, and only here, at no cost to you, as long as our servers can hold out. On behalf of all the administrators, moderators, editors, scanners, readers, donators, and uploaders, I just want to say THANK YOU for making Retromags the best damn archival site on the Internet! Now get your mouse-clicking fingers warmed up. In two days, Retromags unleashes hell! *huggles* Areala
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 63 October 1994 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    the "how often do you play your old consoles" topic got me thinking and feeling nostalgic, so wanted to share pics of my gameroom. my basement is cut directly in half by the staircase. on one side is my bar and the other side is games. here's a wide shot, showing the couch, console TV and the shelf i built to hold my NES games. also noteworthy is the pixelated Luigi art behind the tv and a Hylian shield/sword display beside it. a closeup of the TV so you can see the systems that are hooked up. i'm working on building a corner shelf to house the atari, to give the other systems room to breathe. and here's a picture of the shelf with my Nintendo games (168): stacked on top are the SNES (8) and Genesis (7) games. both of these collections are growing and will need a shelf soon.to the left you can see my R.O.B. with a plush Mario. the box they're sitting on houses the Atari games (approx 60) hope you enjoy!
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    Retromags Presents Dengeki PlayStation Vol.86 October 23, 1998 Database Entry Download Here!
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    Retromags Presents Famicom Tsuushin (Famitsu) Issue 43 February 19, 1988 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue! Pages 67-68, 77-96 scanned by ccovell, all other pages scanned by kitsunebi77, edits by kitsunebi77 Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games & Computer Entertainment 23 December 1990 Retromags Database Entry Download from Retromags Download from The Internet Archive
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    Hello! A little while ago I mailed in a handful of gaming publications to a service similar to 1dollarscans, which I first learned of through a thread posted here several months ago. I only sent in things I was sure hadn't been uploaded elsewhere, and I've since received all of the scans and posted them to the Internet Archive. There's really a ton but highlights include: Super Smash Bros. Melee Official Player's Guide (was surprised it hadn't already been uploaded with how popular the game still is, but then I suppose it doesn't mention wavedashing) A bunch of Nintendo Power subscriber-exclusive bonuses (catalogs, preview zines and more) Disney Adventures Winter 2000 (video game edition of a Disney children's magazine) Pokemon Gold & Silver Adventure Guide by Versus Books (this amazing guide, in an effort to not spoil anything, will often give you the encounter percentages of Pokemon in an area but not tell you what the Pokemon are) Animal Crossing Official Player's Guide Scrye Pokemon Price And Players Guide 2000 (extensive one-off magazine about the Pokemon TCG at the height of its popularity) A note about the quality: these were scanned at 300dpi with no touch-ups, overall I'm very happy with them. Regarding the quality of the magazines themselves, many of the covers are beat to hell but are mostly fine once you get into them. I'm sure that at least some of these will be scanned in better quality in the future by folks more willing to dedicate the time and care, but in the meantime I'm happy to share everything I've got. Enjoy! https://archive.org/details/@fauwf?&sort=titleSorter
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    Retromags Presents The Super Famicom Vol.4 No.04 March 5, 1993 Thanks to Akane for scanning and editing this issue! Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents The Super Famicom Vol.4 No.01 January 8/22, 1993 Thanks to Akane for scanning and editing this issue! Database Entry Download Here
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    As someone who has scanned magazines, I feel I am qualified to answer this with sober honesty. The reason someone decides to scan magazines is probably analogous to the reasons someone decides to write fanfiction. It starts because they have a passion for a particular subject, like the love lives of the crew of the Starship Enterprise (or in our case, games, or more specifically, game magazines) and they want to contribute something to the fandom of that subject. Secretly they hope that their efforts will be applauded, but just like fanfiction, their efforts go mostly unappreciated, unless it's a really good Kirk/Spock slashfic or a scan of one of those mags everyone on Earth owned when they were 12, like Nintendo Power. Also, much like fanfiction, regardless of whether their efforts are appreciated or not, and no matter how esteemed a reputation they might manage to build for themselves amongst the online fandom they're a part of, it will always be their secret shame, one they will almost definitely keep hidden from their flesh-and-blood acquaintances. Because no matter how you look at it, spending countless hours slaving away at a scanner/computer just to create a copy of something you already own (and ironically, destroying it in the process), is a complete waste of time at best, and an indefensible act of insanity at worst. Water cooler chat: "So how was everyone's weekend?" "Awesome. Went out drinking with my friends." "Took in a play with the wife." "Went fishing and camping with the kids down by the lake." "I hit it off with this girl at the club." "....And what about you, Bob?" "Ah, you know. Sat around all day Photoshopping pages of GamePro. Same as last weekend."
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 168 July 2003 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the issue (and to me for editing it)!
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    Retromags Presents! Game Players PC Entertainment Volume 6 Issue 3 May/June 1993 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Areala for Donating!
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    Retromags Presents! Ultra Game Players Issue 95 March 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly! Ultra Game Players Issue 96 April 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly! Ultra Game Players Issue 97 May 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thx 2 marktrade for scans Thx 2 aloram for donating
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    Retromags Presents! Game Players PC Entertainment Volume 5 Issue 7 Holiday 1992 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Areala for donating!
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    Retromags Presents! Dengeki Nintendo 64 Issue 18 November, 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents! Ultra Game Players Issue 89 October 1996 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thx 2 marktrade for scans Thx 2 aloram for donating
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    After months of behind-the-scenes deliberation, infused with a ridiculous amount of name-calling, indian leg wrestling, and wedgies, the administrators have reached their conclusion and are now ready to share it with the rest of the community. Presenting: RETRO MAGS! Ruminate with us for a bit. You'll notice that nowhere on the site does it specifically state we are set up to only scan and host old magazines about computers and video games, and every so often we'll receive a request from a user inquiring about whether or not we handle this or that sort of publication, or help finding out-of-print periodicals of various sorts. Fishing magazines. Car magazines. Science magazines. There's a magazine for everything, and if there isn't now, then there probably was in decades past. It's true! Literally starting today, Retromags is going to become your one-stop shop for everything related to old school magazines. Hobbyist publications, consumer reference, news and entertainment...it's all coming both soon and now. Just think: your dad may finally track down that issue of Organic Gardner he read as a lad! Your grandmother may thrill to a digital version of the doll collector's monthly she subscribed to twenty years ago! Those classic 80's knitting patterns? They're going to be here too! Vintage Wrestling quarterlies, 1960's era Hot Rod publications, celebrity gossip rags from back when the hair, the shoulder pads, and the feuds were larger than life? Forget download limits. These files are big, beautiful, and cleaned up to current-year specs as best that we (and Photoshop) can accomplish. To prove we aren't kidding, we've got a handful of brand new releases we've been holding back on for this very announcement. Only you guys could make it possible, with your contributions of time, energy, and cold, hard cash. Especially that last part. Thank you, anonymous donor who wishes to remain anonymous for that sudden infusion back in February. Obviously this is going to require a bit of a site overhaul. Expect to see some serious changes to the way things like the databases are structured as we get things in line with the new, expanded concept. We're aiming to add roughly a dozen different categories per week, then new sub-categories within them similar to the way the gaming magazines are currently broken down by area of release, then name of publication. It's a lot of work, and not something which can be done all at once, but we're going to push on as best we can. Limited site downtime and outages may occur infrequently as we make these changes. The forum software is robust, but we're going to be subjecting it to an awful lot of stretching in directions we aren't sure Invision means for it to stretch. Errors may crop up here and there, and if so, we hope you'll be patient with us. If it all goes as planned, these relics of yester-year will be hosted, preserved forever for future generations to marvel and laugh at. We spared no expense scouring the seedy underbellies of auction sites, hunting for the weirdest, tackiest, most off-beat examples we could find to show we mean business when we say, "At Retromags, we scan it all!" Sincerely - Phillyman, E-Day, Areala, and the rest of the Retromags staff!
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    Retromags Presents Game Players PC Entertainment Vol.6 No.2 March/April 1993 Thanks to Whiskcat for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents Momotarou Densetsu Turbo Super Onitaiji Guide Gekkan PC Engine issue 20 supplement August 1990 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents Benkei Gaiden - Kouryaku Hijou Gekkan PC Engine issue 13 supplement January 1990 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents! Gamepro Issue 135 December 1999 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki All the 1999 issues are preserved now!
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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)!
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    Retromags Presents! Dengeki PlayStation Issue 146 June 23, 2000 Database Entry Download Directly
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    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)!
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    Retromags Presents! Dengeki Nintendo 64 Issue 19 December 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents! Game Players PC Entertainment Volume 6 Issue 4 July/August 1993 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Areala for donating!
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    Apologies for being very silent lately. Had a lot of stuff I had to figure out, some personal, some actually related to scanning. I never stop challenging myself. I've lost over 120 lbs. since Pokémon Go came out last July and have about 50 more pounds to go. It really seems like those are the hardest. I scanned an issue of Game Player's PC Strategy Guide and have an issue of Game Player's MS-DOS Strategy Guide coming in the mail. Little by little we'll conquer this magazine. Today is an issue of Dimension-3. https://archive.org/details/@marktrade https://www.patreon.com/marktrade
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    Retromags Presents! PLAY 19 July 2003 Retromags Database Entry Download from Retromags Download from The Internet Archive
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    Retromags Presents! PC Gamer Issue 19 December 1995 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to marktrade for scanning!
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games and Computer Entertainment Issue 27 April 1991 Retromags Database Entry Download from Retromags Download from The Internet Archive
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    Retromags Presents! PSExtreme Issue 43 July 1999 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning the magazine (and to me for editing it)!
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    Retromags Presents! Famitsu Issue 174 April 17, 1992 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 032 March 1992 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents! PC Gamer Issue 15 August 1995 Database Entry! Download Directly! BIG THANKS GO TO: marktrade for scanning KiwiArcader for editing PC Gamer Issue 16 September 1995 Database Entry! Download Directly! BIG THANKS GO TO: marktrade for scanning KiwiArcader for editing
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    Retromags Presents! EGM 16-Bit Mascot Cover Blowout!! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 19 February 1991 Database Entry! Download Directly! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 22 May 1991 Database Entry! Download Directly! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 27 October 1991 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 105 April 1998 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Sean697 for donating the issue for scanning (and to me for scanning it )!
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    Retromags Presents! NextGen Issue 60 December 1999 Retromags Database Entry Download from Retromags Download from The Internet Archive
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    Many reasons. Nostalgia Having lived through video gaming's rise in popularity, there's something about video game magazines that really take me back. The gaming press was my Internet back then. Curiosity There are so many magazines I've never heard of - especially those from other countries. It's great being able to try out stuff I've never read before. Convenience It's far easier to pull up a digital file on a PC or tablet than digging a physical copy out of my magazine collection. Preservation Let's face it, physical magazines won't last forever. Digitizing and disseminating mag scans helps preserve them for future generations, in the same way digitizing other forms of media allows for greater permanence. Cost and Availability Some magazines are difficult to find, and when they are found, they're often very expensive. Many magazine publishers are out of business or don't offer back issues for sale. History Video game magazines ARE video game history. Modern magazines may offer retro coverage, but always with the bias of hindsight. The gaming mags of the day reflected the attitudes and mindset of the day. They're essentially time capsules. Assistance I'll still reference an issue of Tips & Tricks when working on a particular game.
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    Retromags Presents! The Ultimate Guide To Playstation Games (Gamepro Specials) Winter 1997 Database Entry! Download Directly! Scanned by Phillyman. Edited by Melki
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    Retromags Presents! Tech Gian Issue 15 January 1998 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Electronic Games, April 1993 Info/download page - https://archive.org/details/Electronic-Games-1993-04
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Entertainment 04 April 1994 Retromags Database Entry Download from Retromags Download from The Internet Archive
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 128 March 2000 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents! Super NES Buyer's Guide Issue 16 September/October 1994 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to pauljustice for the donation of the magazine (and to me for scanning it)!
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    Game Players PC Strategy Guide (Jan/Feb 1991) is now available at OGM.
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    Here's something some people may like. Game Players PC Strategy Guide (Jul/Aug 1991) is now available at OGM. I received a box of magazines containing five issues of this title along a a lot of Computer Games: Strategy Plus magazines from the USA today. This is the first release of many ...
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 77 December 1995 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 112 November 1998 Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Sean697 for donating the issue for scanning (and to me for scanning it)!
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 17 December 1990 Database Entry! Download Directly!