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    kitsunebi77's random stuff

    Been a long week, sorry for the slow reply I only care about blatant skirting of the cutoff and/or Gamefan/Game Informer ban. So again that means ..... "Hey, you guys can go grab this months issue of Game Informer from this link" or "Hey guys here is the entire 2016 year of Retro Gamer magazine that I found on some torrent" Now again I have no control what you put on another site, which means stuff we don't allow here. But again, if someone follows your link for some old Atari Explorer issue that you put up at Archive......and they come across Magazines that you uploaded, whether they are your creations or no concern to me. Just like if they follow your link to Archive and come across GameCube ISOs. Now where it really gets messy is when I get a MarkTrade situation where someone is coming to Retromags to ask our members to fund their actions on outside websites. But ask me about that on another day
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    Auctions Won By Retromags

    This thread will serve to keep members updated with what we have acquired, Any members that wish to go onto Ebay and bid on magazines to send to us to scan is also welcome to post any auctions they win Remember, that if you wish to get a Premium Membership to this website, you can do so by helping out scanning, editing, distributing or donating money or magazines. Depending on the age of the magazine you will be credited a Premium Membership as follows! Each video game magazine donated that is 1997-2001 counts as 2 weeks as a Premium member! Each video game magazine donated that is 1992-1996 counts as 1 month as a Premium member! Each video game magazine donated that is before 1992 counts as 2 months as a Premium member! Any help is appreciated in keeping this project alive!
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    kitsunebi77's random stuff

    I agree, I only care about what is posted at Retromags. So if someone wants to ignore the Cutoff date or the Game Informer/GameFan ban that we have, they can do so any at other magazine repository site that exists. I only ask that our community not blatantly/publicly direct people to items that are not allowed here. So as an example, if you scan something and put it over at Archive and it falls in our rules, feel free to link to it and mention it on the Retromags website. If the people that follow your link, find items that they would not normally find at Retromags, no foul. However if someone comes to Retromags and says "Hey guys I just scanned last months issue of Game Informer, its over at this link at Archive". Well that is a No No! Remember anything you scan and submit to Retromags, you are not prohibited from putting at Archive or any other website. So feel free to advertise the items you put elsewhere, as long as they follow our rules, otherwise keep it to conversations in the PM system
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    Auctions Won By Retromags

    Not really, because after I scan many of these, they will end up in the Retromags store for people to buy That Total 64 will probably end up getting chopped though
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    Auctions Won By Retromags

    Some new wins for the New Year! Total 64 Issue #18 which doesnt seem to exist in our Mag Database and the first issue of PS.X
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    Missing Magazine - Walmart Gamecenter

    Looks like Walmart GameCenter is still being published, putting this in for a reminder to get current with the newest issues. Picture just in case the site goes down....
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    Edge Issue 258

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    Edge Issue 205

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    Edge Issue 202

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    The 200 covers of Edge #200

    Are they all Danky Kang?
  11. Well its a new year and I need to tidy up the Magazine Database. I took some time to think about how I want to handle this and what makes sense going forward. Today I pulled all the Magazine Categories for the USA section into Google Sheets. Once the USA section is cleaned up I will move onto the International sections. Having this data in an online spreadsheet will be much easier for me to work with and collaborate with you guys on. Once I get the USA spreadsheet completed, I should be able to not only flip forward the dates for publications like Nintendo Power and GamePro, but I should have a much better understanding of the three main areas that each magazine falls into..... Static Publications - These are your magazines like Sega Visions, Next Generation, Nintendo Fun Club, etc. These magazines were published a long time ago, are defunct and once we set their issues to "Allowed" and "Defunct".....we really should't need to go back and adjust them in the future. This will probably be a very long list, that will grow over time. Jumping Publication - These are your magazines like Nintendo Power, Electronic Gaming Monthly, GamePro, etc. These magazines may have started out way in the past, but they existed into various spots in our cutoff dates. So these magazines need to be evaluated each year to push them forward. This list should be very short, that should shrink over time. Denied Publications - These are your magazines like DieHard Gamefan and Game Informer, where we have been asked NOT to digitally preserve them by the publisher. This category will also contain magazines like PureNintendo, @Gamer, Walmart GameCenter, etc.....where the magazines started relatively recently and are not close to the 10/15 year cutoff for defunct/ongoing magazines. This list also should be fairly short and items from this list should fall down to the other two lists depending on how long they lasted. I will also be comparing the Magazine Database categories to the Publications Database to make sure that everything that exists in one, exists in the other. Finally I will be running a dump on the USA section to see what issues are missing field data like the year released and such. If anyone notices anywhere that needs attention in the USA section for right now, let me know. I know when I went into the COMPUTE section I noticed that all the Month/Year data is missing, even though we should know it by now. If you know of any data that is missing, or any data that needs to be mass changed, let me know. Once I get done the USA section, I may open up the UK and Japan spreadsheets to be modified by anyone who wants to lend a hand so that we can get this done in a few days, rather than a few weeks or months
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    Edge Issue 128

    Cover 3 of 10: cover 5 of 10: cover 6 of 10:
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    Edge Issue 193

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    Edge Issue 192

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    Edge Issue 184

    cover 2:
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    Need help identifying unedited/low-quality scans

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    Edge Issue 171

    cover 2: