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    Newest upload [09/29/2019] - Famimaga June 1989 https://archive.org/details/famimagajune1989 It's all over man! This was the last gaming magazine I was able to pull from Perfect Dark that was not already archived elsewhere.
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    Relevant for this thread, I found Gamest Issue #125 and uploaded it to archive. This issue came with a poster which I don't believe is scanned. I believe this is a regular issue of Gamest much in the same way the previous SFII issue was dedicated to one game. I think later one they spun these issues off into the "Gamest Mook" line. If you check archive there's other issues of Gamest and Gamest mook floating around archive. https://archive.org/details/Gamest125Gokujuparodiusspecialissue
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    Retromags Presents! Family Computer Magazine Issue 056 (May 6, 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Donated By: ccovell Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    I have finished issue 27, August 14, 1983, the first issue under the new name Electronic Games Hotline: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/08/14egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I'll be getting to second issue of Electronic Games Hotline shortly.
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    Retromags Presents! Official U.S. Playstation Magazine February 2000  Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning this issue (and to me for editing it!)
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    Retromags Presents Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku Soreyuke Daiundoukai - Hisshou tora no Maki Family Computer Magazine Issue 113 supplement October 19, 1990 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 192 (September 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games Issue 02 (October 1982) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse    Edited By: VGBounceHouse    Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Scanning some more issues, hope to post them at least 1 each week for the coming weeks
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    The beginning of a new era! Download Section!
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    Here's a guide for Sega's Ninja Burai Densetsu, a strategy game released in 1991 for the Mega Drive that is said to play very similarly to their Shining series. https://archive.org/details/NinjaBuraiDensetsuRanseNoHashaOfficialGuideBook
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    I hope nobody minds, but I've decided to draw the line at adding arcade card game magazines to the database. They're big business in Japanese arcades (they'd have to be to support multiple magazines devoted to them), but since we've never had anything similar in the West (to my knowledge), and they can't be played by anyone not actually standing inside of an arcade in Japan, I just don't know who would possibly want to read about them here. Especially since they seem to mostly focus on soccer games, and from what I've gathered in forum posts through the years, most Retromags readers are adamantly opposed to the existence of sports and would like to see all athletic activities and games based upon them banished from the universe. (I kid but...no, no I don't. You all really seem to despise sports.) So none of these: Of course not ALL arcade card games are soccer-themed, even if those are (obviously) the most popular. And although I'm not interested in arcade games myself (the only game I ever play in arcades is Taiko no Tatsujin), it's still worth investigating, if only to realize that there is an entire subcategory of games in Japan that Westerners are never exposed to. https://gamecola.net/2017/05/playing-scannable-card-games-in-japan/ https://www.beastsofwar.com/video-games/tabletop-otaku-arcade-card-games/ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/05/feature_diving_down_the_rabbit_hole_with_japans_arcade-based_trading_card_games
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    EDIT A bunch of them are here, including that one. (Not gonna count. Some of the files aren't PDFs. A lot, though.) https://archive.org/details/MSXMagazine-Japan
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear. By default, ScanSnap paper size is set to "automatic detection." This is actually autocrop. By manually selecting a paper size, you are turning autocrop off. If you select a size larger than the page you're scanning, it will ensure that you're scanning every part of the page. Unless my calculations are incorrect, if you scan two issues of Famitsu per week, you could be caught up in around 22 years. And then you could die with a tombstone engraved with "He wasted his life. What was he thinking???"
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    Thank you so much for the scans, it is good to see some japanese magazines. , I do not like specially Gamest, but it is wellcome. I want to thanks that you scan too another magazines.
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 4 Number 2 (February 1991) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 215 (August 2006) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    The retro series of sites (segaretro, sonic retro, nec retro) are another scanning/uploading project. They only accept pdfs though, sadly. You can view their magazine archive here: https://retrocdn.net/Category:Shared_magazine_scans
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    You have no idea the sheer jubilant pleasure I get imagining that some Japanese magazine scan hoarders are getting pissed off noticing this stuff show up at the Internet Archive. Keep it up. Hmmm...that does pose a problem, doesn't it. Lots of Japanese mags have Japanese titles, and even ones that have words written alphabetically on the cover are often written in Japanese when people list them in auctions or otherwise write about them online. I wonder how much you're overlooking...
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Game Boy Games Volume 1 Number 2 (September 1990) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 193 (October 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Issues 0-9 exist.
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    I can't post the direct link because you would have to be a member of the AtariAge group, but the seller said that he would be interested in selling individual magazines as well as large lots. Let me know if anyone wants to buy anything and I can contact him. I do have dibs on VG&CE's October 1992 issue, though, ha.
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    Hey y'all! It's one of those days ending in "y," and you know what THAT means! That's right, it's time for another Wizardry guide!!! https://archive.org/details/wizardryvheartofthemaelstromplayingmanual
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    I'm not sure whether this is one for RetroMags or not. Arcade Express was a bi-weekly newsletter from Electronic Games only available through the mail. Each issue was eight pages, two 11x17" pages folded in half. I was a subscriber for most of the run but have only come across part of my collection. I have gone ahead and made a RetroMags-formatted archive of the first issue I dug up: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/01/30ae/Arcade-Express-Issue-013-Jan-30-1983.cbr This is Issue 13 from January 30, 1983. These are the issues I currently have in front of me: As Arcade Express Volume 1, Number 14 - February 13, 1983 Volume 1, Number 15 - February 27, 1983 Volume 1, Number 16 - March 13, 1983 Volume 1, Number 17 - March 27, 1983 Volume 1, Number 18 - April 10, 1983 Volume 1, Number 19 - April 24, 1983 Volume 1, Number 20 - May 8, 1983 Volume 1, Number 21 - May 22, 1983 Volume 1, Number 22 - June 5, 1983 Volume 1, Number 24 - July 3, 1983 As Electronic Games Hotline Volume 2, Number 1 - August 14, 1983 Volume 2, Number 2 - August 28, 1983 Volume 2, Number 7 - November 6, 1983 Volume 2, Number 9 - December 4, 1983 Volume 2, Number 10 - December 18, 1983 Volume 2, Number 14 - February 12, 1984 Volume 2, Number 26 - July 20, 1984 While mostly news they did do reviews. It's interesting to line up major announcements with when they appeared in Electronic Games magazine as a function of lead time. I haven't done any searching around the web for previous archival attempts but plan to scan the ones I have. Does this have a place here at RetroMags?
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    I have finished issue 35, December 4, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/12/04egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits.
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    Scanned the following GamePro issues: 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, 191, 193, 197, 198, 199, 201, 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 212, 224, 225, 227, 229. Melki will be editing all the GamePros for me I have also scanned the first two issues of The Adventures of GamePro. (389 scans)
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    Retromags Presents! Tips & Tricks Issue 085 (March 2002) 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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    Team: Retromags.com Date of last work unit 2019-05-27 21:20:03 Active CPUs within 50 days 14 Team Id 54458 Grand Score 132,408,951 Work Unit Count 47,023 Team Ranking 677 of 228615 Homepage http://www.retromags.com/ Fast Teampage URL https://apps.foldingathome.org/teamstats/team54458.html Team members Rank Name Credit WUs 7,133 Phillyman 49,190,672 32,142 7,049 Data 49,070,284 1,486 17,265 Toad 12,378,661 159 22,847 RENDERRAPIDLY.com 8,092,388 105 27,909 perfinpuz2 5,671,175 1,212 30,021 BMan 3,977,690 57 46,973 MBJ 2,119,250 9,156 69,630 TaiWolf 952,283 180 134,173 Areala 219,788 45 154,305 twiztor 159,220 146 129,462 kuaneos 139,127 722
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    Retromags Presents! Tips & Tricks Issue 084 (February 2002) 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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    Electric Brain #33, April 1993 #34, May 1993 #35, June 1993
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    I thought I was through with Gundam. But when dealing with Japan, you can't ever be through with Gundam. For the PlayStation circa 2000: https://archive.org/details/MobileSuitGundamGihrensGreedBloodOfZeonConquestSideBook
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    Scanning issues 3 to 5 right now
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    Yeah, I'm the opposite. In a way, I find video games to be the least interesting part of video game magazines. I'm more interested in the news articles, and editorial content like feature articles and reviews. Anything that's just matter-of-fact discussion or depiction of a game's contents like previews or strategy sections is something that I don't even look at. So although I used to have a "download everything under the sun" philosophy, I've since come to realize that full-on strategy guides are something I have zero interest in having in my collection, so I'm uploading them to the Internet Archive and then deleting them from my hard drive.
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    Hey JhonnyD! Unfortunately I don't have very many more but will try to pick some more up as i catch them at a good price. These weren't bad at all. I have Official Dreamcast Magazine issues so I can knock some of those out. The rest I do not though but like I said if someone wants to mail me some I can work on them. BTW added another Famitsu this morning, #134. https://archive.org/details/WeeklyFamitsuNo134June28th1991
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    Yes today is April Fools, but the magazines above are real. No they won't Rick Roll you if you click on them So those are really Retromags releases! They are not going anywhere. The April Fools part was to act as though we got bored with scanning old gaming magazines. The truthful part is that we won't deny someone from posting a non gaming magazine from here on out. I can't say that I will ever scan another skateboarding or doll magazine in the future. I probably won't purchase any either, but if someone is out there and they want to scan the missing 4 issues of Sheep!.......well they have a home here! No we probably won't expand the magazine database or gallery sections, but the Misc section in the Download section will stay for anyone who wishes to use it. It will be fun to see what comes of this, if anything. Anyhow, thanks for the fun today!
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    Here's a guide for Wizardry: Summoner, another Japanese exclusive RPG, released for the Game Boy Advance in 2001. https://archive.org/details/WizardrySummonerOfficialGuideBook
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    I did research it, but I'll grant you I only spent about 20 minutes or so. What I gathered was that it was an algorithm that could fluctuate and adjust the amount of compression applied to any given image in order to maintain a quality where degradation would not be noticeable to the naked eye. If it's something more than that, I apologize. I wasn't trying to say anything negative about it. Maintaining visible quality and reducing filesize is what good compression does. When I said it reduced quality level, that was simply referring to the amount of compression using the terminology used by Photoshop, which is the editing tool I use. More compression = lower quality level (again, this is just terminology). It doesn't mean that a quality 7 will necessarily look any different from a quality 12, it means that a quality 7 has been compressed more. But whereas most of us tend to save every picture in a given project at a consistent compression level, Jpegmini can identify which images won't be noticeably compromised by applying more compression, thus acting as a "smart" compression tool that can compress each image in a project differently while maintaining a consistent quality level. Again, I apologize if the information I gathered has mislead me in this understanding. As for ginormous files at archive, I didn't see any files that were as large as 5 GB, but I hear ya. Regardless of whatever your download speed is, you're always stuck with whatever bottleneck is at the other end with IA, so sometimes their downloads can crawl. I usually won't download 600dpi scans at all, simply because I have no desire to store files that big permanently, and I'm too lazy and busy with other things to want to download it, unzip it, batch process it, rezip it........zzzzzz. The only reason I downloaded any of these Gamest issues was so I could edit them and put them up here in a format more people can appreciate.
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    A little update. As Raging Fighter was released in 1993 for the Game Boy, the issue it appears in will be narrowed down to that year. I believe it after issue 10, but it very could have have been issue 13 based on the details in the database here that lists it in that issue in the Game Genie/Swap Shop.
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    prepared and scanned a few neo geo freak issues, will upload during next days
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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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    Uploaded a guide to Wizardry Gaiden I: Suffering of the Queen, a Japanese exclusive RPG for the Game Boy. https://archive.org/details/@kitsunebi77
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    Now editing: EGM MK2 magazine 3 of 4. Then when I'm done with that I will begin editing MK2 magazine 1 of 4 and 4 of 4 (unless EtherealDragonz is already editing those?). Then I'll go on to scanning magazine 2 of 4.
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    The best website for "revistas" in Spanish language (among other things) is Retroinvaders.
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    It's funny how Pasocom Paradise puts a little symbol of solid gold bars over top of any "lady parts" as if they're censoring them, since those parts are already covered by a mosaic to begin with. Oh, Japan. Where cartoon depictions of pedophilia are legal but cartoon drawings of adult genitalia have to be censored. SMH
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    I pitied your wife before, but now that I know you purchase every copy you can find of unsold magazines like you're taking in unwanted stray cats or something...well...I hope you realize how lucky you are she still sticks with you.
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    Well let me ask you, have you marked your entire inventory as acquired? Has E-Day? I know I sure haven't. I just don't see the point to it, other than (as I said) to discourage anyone from possibly scanning their own copy of a mag because they've been given the impression that anything marked "acquired" is already in some sort of queue to be scanned. As a scanner myself, if I saw something I own as marked "acquired," I would react in one of two ways: 1. "Oh thank god, someone else has it - let that poor sorry SOB scan it." 2. "Hmm...guess I won't scan that one - don't want to step on their toes if they were planning to scan it." In other words, the "acquired" label is effectively a "do-not-scan" label.
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    Kiwis.World or you can get to it via the old name OldGameMags