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    S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 25 (September 1995)
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    Just uploaded Gamest issue 64 (October 1991) (a special edition issue exclusively about Street Fighter II) to my "found magazines" pile at the Internet Archive. You can download it here: https://archive.org/details/GamestIssue064StreetFighterIISpecialEditionOctober1991
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    Well, $^&#. Looks like I AM doing Gamest now, after all. Look for a couple of issues going up on my archive.org page soon.
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    I've gotta say...WTF is wrong with archive.org's cover selection program? They use "sophisticated technology" to automatically select the cover page when you upload a book or magazine. Invariably, they usually pick some random page around page 3 or 4. Why do we need this software? WHEN IS THE COVER OF A BOOK OR MAGAZINE EVER NOT THE FIRST #%^ING PAGE??? Every single time I upload anything, it sets some random page as the cover and I have to go in afterwards and fix it. Really not cool. On the plus side, I was able to set the preview flip book to turn the pages from right to left on Japanese mags that need it, so that's pretty cool. Anyway, here's another strategy guide, this time for the Sega Saturn edition of Treasure's shooter, Radiant Silvergun. And here's an artbook for several TYPE-MOON games, which while perhaps not huge in America, are one of Japan's most successful mega franchises, going way beyond games to dominate in most other entertainment medias as well. Combined sales of manga, novel, and anime adaptations of its games outsell the combined manga, novel, and anime sales of One Piece, for crying out loud. That's huge. https://archive.org/details/@kitsunebi77
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    In case no one looks in my personal thread, Gamest Issue 64 is up: https://archive.org/details/GamestIssue064StreetFighterIISpecialEditionOctober1991
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    I'm confident in saying that Famitsu was a slick and professional magazine right from the start, being a continuation of a column that appeared in Login, which at the time was Japan's most successful (computer) gaming magazine. And I don't own any issues of Beep, but seeing as how it was published by Softbank, the 6th largest telephone company in the world (worth 75 billion USD now), I find it unlikely that it ever gave off a "fanzine aesthetic," either. I'll grant you that Gamest's early issues are probably fairly fanzine-ish. Very hardcore-gamer oriented and a not-very-flashy-looking design with lots of black and white pages lacking pictures.
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    And some more hauls, bringing in 100+ more magazines. Game Informers are if I can get permission to start preserving them again Colecovision Issues 1-3 PC Gamer Magazine 2001-2005 (47 issues) Game Informer Magazine Lot Issues #158-#206
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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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    When saving pages, they should be resized to a constant height. The width will vary page by page.
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    Don't do Gamest April '91! I'm working on that one right now.
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    OK, here it is, the first issue of Famitsu – a landmark issue if ever there was one. Please be aware however, that this IS NOT a scan of the original magazine (which is super-rare and costs hundreds of dollars) but rather is a scan of a reproduction. The gray borders around each page are new to the reproduction, allowing them to occasionally print some commentary on the contents of the page. Otherwise, the content of the magazine, including the ads, is identical to the original. However, the reproduction is printed at about half the physical dimensions of the original. As such, the quality of small detail suffers somewhat – a fault of the magazine’s printing, not of the scan. The copy I had also suffered from some water damage, which is visible in a few places. Even so, unless someone is willing to scan a copy of the original #1 (I won’t hold my breath), this is probably the best we’ll get, and I feel it’s an important look at the origins of the most influential video game magazine ever published. Finally…the cover. This is where most of the damage was evident. Warped by water damage and extremely faded, the cover was in such bad shape that I opted to repaint it (something I would normally never do with a scan). It wasn’t possible to repaint all of the tiny spaces between the Japanese characters, so the text is a little muddy, but on a whole I feel the cover is much more presentable than the unadulterated scan. For anyone who finds such digital manipulation an abomination (moreso than spot clone-stamping here and there, that is), I have included the original scan of the cover as the final page before the Retromags splash page. Anyway, this issue is a special exception. I hope you can look past its faults to appreciate the history! Expect all future Famitsu issues from me to be similar in quality to the previous two I released.
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    Thanks. Unfortunately, as stated in the item description, it's only a scan of a reproduction copy that's half the size (height/width) of the real magazine. And the reproduction quality wasn't perfect either. But it's unlikely that anyone will want to debind and scan such a valuable magazine, so it'll have to do. Luckily, our other issues are the real deal.
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    I've never seen a stapled magazine that didn't look like that. I'm not sure what advice you're asking for. Obviously, the page on the left ends where the yellow ends and the page on the right begins where the white begins. All it means is that you have to edit out the crease and the staple holes from the side on which they appear after cropping out the other side. Content aware fill makes that a 2 second process unless the page has an image that carries over onto the adjacent page, in which case you'll have to be a little more careful.
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    Hello everybody, I’m the owner of Gamest, Arcadia and Neo Geo Freak complete sets. I would like to donate them in order to be scanned, preserved and made available to the general public. Unfortunately this may provide some logistic problems. We’re talking about 10 big boxes, so shipping them from Italy to the US will be extremely expensive. I tried to get in touch with the guys from Retroedicola (they scan and archive computer magazine both domestic and foreign) but so far we were not able to arrange a meeting. Maybe some trusted member resident in central europe is willing to arrange something? Any other ideas?
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    Yep, the problem is definitely that they're listed as images rather than texts. To test it, I just uploaded a dojinshi by Tskukasa Jun and it worked fine. It's mostly video game character art, if anyone cares. https://archive.org/details/TsukasaJunTsukasaBulletSER20010812 As for my other files, they're just going to have to stay the way they are. Unfortunately, there's no way to delete files or change media types. All I can do is wait for the owner of archive.org to read my forum post and fix it himself, since it seems that he's the only person who can do that sort of thing (at least according to all of the information I could find in the forums). Luckily, even though they can't be previewed, they can be downloaded and work just fine.
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    OK, I started with some boring stuff. Don't worry, I've got plenty more to come. Something is bound to strike your fancy eventually. As I said, these aren't my scans, and other than the covers, I haven't edited them at all. They're strictly being uploaded to ensure their preservation. And remember, to get the uncompressed file, you need to download the "Comic Book RAR" file, NOT the PDF (which is a VERY compressed copy automatically created by archive.org's software). https://archive.org/details/@kitsunebi77 First, some strategy guides for Japanese releases of English computer games. Populous and Sim Earth were released on the PC-98, while Art of War (originally released in the USA for the Apple II as The Ancient Art of War) was released on the PC-88. I'll be honest with you, these are pretty dull guides unless you can actually read them. The Sim Earth guide has some color pages, but the other two are entirely black and white. Unless you're Japanese and in need of a strategy guide for these games, you can probably give them a pass. And last (for today) is the Gamest guide to the original arcade release of RayStorm. This one is full color, so might hold a bit more interest to anyone who just wants to look at the pictures. Btw, I don't know if it just takes a long time for archive.org's software to create the preview or what (having never used archive.org to upload mags before), but none of these mags can currently be previewed on their site. Anyone with experience at archive know what the problem might be? They're just ordinary cbrs.
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    Retromags Presents! S.W.A.T. Pro Issue 25 September 1995 Database Entry! Download Directly!
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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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    A supplement included with Electronic Gaming Monthly #57, April 1994. The first part of a 2 part set. Its companion, part 2 of 2 of this set, is included with Electronic Games(1992) May 1994.
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    Uploaded Gamest April 1991 - Happy New Year! What makes this issue interesting is that this is the first article featuring Street Fighter 2 from Gamest, so its interesting to see some of the first images of the game. Although Wikipedia says the game came out in February of 91', so I am trying to figure out what the first Japanese magazine to feature Street Fighter 2 was. If anyone knows and can upload it, that would be awesome!
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    Tips & Tricks premier Issue!
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    Famitsu 158 December 27, 1991
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