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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. 10 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.
  4. 10 points

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    ADULTS ONLY This issue will be of particular interest to at least one person around here, as it features a two-page preview of Divi Dead. This issue also presented an unusual problem in that the last 40 pages or so look as if some kind of mold had eaten away a chunk of paper at the bottom of each page. Without spending too much time trying to recreate the missing areas, I think I managed to make it fairly unnoticeable if you aren't looking carefully. For anyone interested in knowing what I had to deal with, check out the last two pages (the inside-back cover and back cover), which I left with the missing areas as is. You can download the demo disc at archive.org here. Be aware that it requires Win95 to run. Please feel free to comment or hit the "like" button if you download this or any other file. That kind of encouragement is really the only motivation we have to keep scanning
  5. 9 points

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    GamePro July 2005
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    GamePro November 2004
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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
  9. 9 points
    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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    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 Issue 162 March 2002
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games & Computer Entertainment 23 December 1990 Retromags Database Entry Download from Retromags Download from The Internet Archive
  16. 7 points

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    Ultra Game Players Issue 106 January 1998
  17. 7 points

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    This issue shipped with an ENORMOUS double-sided poster of Ultima VII. I had to cut it into 8 pieces to be scanned, but it has been meticulously restored to perfection. The poster images have been included at the end of the archive at the same resolution as the rest of the mag (2500px high), but for anyone interested, I have uploaded the full-size versions (12,648 x 19,530) of the front and back sides here: Ultima VII poster Ultima VII map
  18. 7 points

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    Systems Coverage: Super Nintendo Entertainment System --- Feedback: (letters column) Super NES Hi-Tech: Nintendo Releases Details on S-NES CD-ROM...! Future Play: Axelay Cyber Formula GPX Flying Warrior Ultima VI Magic Johnson's SUper Slam Dunk Hat Trick Hero Super Famista Super Nintendo - Trick Of The Trade: Joe & Mac (Extra 1-Ups) Wanderers From Y's (Invincibility Code) Super Tennis (Advanced Player) Sim City (Bonus Gift Trick) Thunder Spirits (Option Screen) Darius Twin (No Enemy Demo) Darius Twin (Safe Spot) Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Change the Music) Super Smash T.V. (Life and Continue Increase) Joe & Mac (Max Out Your Lives) Wanderers From Y's (Sound Test) Smash T.V. (Location of Secret Rooms & Special Speed-Up Mode) Ultra Play Super File: Street Fighter II Contra III: The Alien Wars Super File: RIval Turf Gunforce Magic Sword Zelda 3: A Link To The Past Out Of This World Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time Might & Magic II Soul Blazer Spanky's Quest Super NES Reviews: Contra 3 Zelda 3 Castlevania IV Super Adventure Island Super Smash T.V. Lemmings Spanky's Quest Thunder Spirits The Rocketeer Xardion Super Scope 6 Game Over: Gradius III
  19. 7 points

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    Import Systems Coverage Sega Mega Drive Mega CD Sega Game Gear Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Super Famicom Nintendo Game Boy NEC PC-Engine NEC PC-Engine CD-ROM NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM NEC Supergrafx --- Power Surge - Video Games Go International In Super Gaming Magazine (editorial) Super Famicom Buyers Guide Actraiser Bombuzal Final Fight F-Zero Gradius III Hole In One Pilotwings Populous Super Deformer Super Mario World Super Spreads Midnight Resistance (MD) Gradius III (SF) Actraiser (SF) F-Zero (SF) Super R-Type (SF) Dangerous Seed (MD) Wonder Boy (MD) Star Cruiser (MD) Magical Hats (MD) Twin Cobra (MD) Murder Club starring J.B. Harold (PCE-CD) Super Previews Super Professional Baseball (SF) Pro Soccer (SF) Ninja Gaiden 3 (SF) Devil Hunter Yoko (MD) Battle Golf (MD) Chase H.Q. (GG) Shining & Darkness (MD) Road Spirits (PCE)
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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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    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!
  23. 7 points

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    The G's stands for "girls" and that's just what you'll get. No Mario or Solid Snake in these pages, just lots and lots of bishoujo games, pretty much none of which were ever released outside of Japan. But that's what makes it interesting, hey?
  24. 7 points
    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
  30. 6 points

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    This particular copy was apparently given away at E3 (see the sticker on the cover). It's an interesting mag. The opening editorial claims the mag aims to appeal to adult gamers, and for the most part, I found it an interesting read that did indeed succeed in their stated goal of being better than the typical video game mag aimed at children. The only problem I had with the mag was the review section, which for some reason eschewed written reviews in favor of what was essentially a bunch of screenshots and a score. They must have gotten some negative feedback on this format, since later issues would add written commentary to the reviews. Anyway, check it out!
  31. 6 points

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    Systems Coverage: Sega Genesis (along with many Mega Drive previews) Sega CD (primarily in the form of Mega CD hardware and software previews) Sega Game Gear Sega Master System --- Press Start: Sega Grows Stronger!! (editorial) Mega Mail: (letters column) Hi-Tech Sega: Mega Drive Carts Wont Work In Genesis! Capcom To Start Making Mega-CD Discs Final Fight...Mega-CD vs. Cart Mega Tricks: Taz Mania (Genesis) David Robinson's Supreme Court (Genesis) Devilish (Genesis) Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge (Genesis) Desert Strike (Genesis) Krusty's Super Funhouse (Genesis) Splatterhouse 2 (Genesis) Steel Empire (Genesis) Shadow of the Beast (Genesis) Two Crude Dudes (Genesis) Coming Attractions: Phantasy Star IV (Genesis) Phantasy Star Gaiden (Game Gear) Out of This World 2 (Mega Drive) Land Stalker - The Emporer's Treasure (Mega Drive) Deadly Moves (Genesis) Gley Lancer (Mega Drive) Faceball 2000 (Game Gear) Junker's High (Mega Drive) G-Loc (Genesis) Mega lo Mania (Genesis) Metal Fangs (Genesis) Monopoly (Genesis) Clue (Genesis) Mega Files: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear) Cobra Command (Sega CD) Greendog (Genesis) ExMutants (Genesis) Uncharted Waters (Genesis) Batman Returns (Genesis) Predator 2 (Genesis) NHLPA Hockey '93 (Genesis) Super Monaco GP II (Genesis) Chuck Rock (Game Gear) Batman Returns (Game Gear) Thunder Force IV (Genesis) Mega Reviews: Greendog (Genesis) Global Gladiators (Genesis) Super Monaco GP II (Genesis) Alisia Dragoon (Genesis) Cadash (Genesis) Slime World (Genesis) Team USA Basketball (Genesis) NHLPA '93 (Genesis) RBI IV (Genesis) Sports Talk Baseball (Genesis) David Robinson's Supreme Court (Genesis) World Trophy Soccer (Genesis) Jennifer Capriati Tennis (Genesis) Batman Returns (Game Gear) The Terminator (Game Gear) Chuck Rock (Game Gear) Wimbledon Tennis (Game Gear)
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    Super Gaming Issue 3 Winter 1991
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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.
  35. 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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    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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    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! 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! 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.