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  1. An interesting read if you have the time. Interviewing a few former staffers, the article discusses some of the behind-the-scenes drama and machinations at Game Fan magazine.
  2. None. I do have a PS Classic - still in box - sitting here waiting to be modded though.
  3. OG Doom (PC) via Switch. I thought the console controls would be off-putting - originally having played it on it's native platform back in the day - but it isn't bad, actually. Recently finished some retro-inspired titles - Streets of Rage 4, Blaster Master Zero and Battle Princess Madelyn: Royal Edition.
  4. Metroid. Always Metroid. F-Zero. I'd even be happy with a collection or remaster at this point. Ristar. I'm actually hopeful for this one. Sega has been doing some great stuff lately, outsourcing their classic IPs. I hope Ristar makes the list someday. Chibi Robo. My kids would be thrilled.
  5. Turbografx-16 Mini. But if we're talking "proper" consoles, a PS4.
  6. If I recall correctly, this issue of VG&CE always felt like it opted for a lower weight cover stock. So thinner-than-usual cover pages that don't hold up well. Sorry, but my copy is in worse shape than the current scan.
  7. I've been watching My Life In Gaming for a couple of years now. The channel features an impressive level of retro-gaming expertise and fantastic production values. Definitely recommended. Glad to see they support RetroMags' preservation mission as well!
  8. Game Player's Issue 12 Volume 2 Number 6 (June 1990) - duplicate pg 62, missing pg 65
  9. Game Player's Buyer's Guide to Nintendo Games Vol.2 No.5 (October/November 1989) - pages 113,114,127,128 clipped
  10. I've mentioned this before, but I've always been under the impression RetroMags preserves newsletters that eventually evolved into magazines - otherwise, gaming newsletters are ignored. This is a shame as these newsletters are often rare and in more desperate need of preservation. They may not have much nostalgic merit but there's lots of historical value there. They should definitely be archived. Thanks, VGBounceHouse, for scanning these issues! You've performed a service for video game historians & researchers - these issues have eluded archivists for years.
  11. I still have a 28" CRT - which is beginning to fail, I believe, as I'm having light gun difficulties - as well as another stored away as a backup. Call me old fashioned but I prefer scan lines, fuzzy pixels, and no screen lag. The time, effort, and money involved to connect all my retro systems to a HDTV is also something I'd rather avoid. Not that I don't often retro game in HD but I prefer other options for modern displays - classic game collections for modern systems, neo-retro systems, mini plug-n-plays, SBC emulation consoles, etc.
  12. Like twiztor, I like to chronogame by game series or franchise. Probably explains why I appreciate franchise reboots more than most. Thanks for the Youtube recommendation, kitsunebi77. Padded my watch list.
  13. This is the only reason I'm considering a Playstation Classic as - postmortem - it's a mess when played stock. With the clearance prices, I'll probably grab one and take a stab at softmodding - something I haven't done with the other minis on the market. I don't have an extreme fondness or nostalgia for many PS1 games - most of the 3D titles haven't aged well - but there are enough 2D and 2.5D titles to make the effort worthwhile.
  14. Found this in issue 13. Only one code and the last name is a bit different - perhaps a typo?
  15. Very nice! I still have my Genesis box tucked away, along with many others. The collector bug, y'know. Coax adapter ftw.
  16. Starmaster for the Atari 2600 VCS. The game featured 1st person spaceship combat in a pseudo-3D environment, resource management strategy, and a navigation map screen accessed via the console's Color/B&W switch. Starmaster actually had something of a narrative as it ended when all of the enemies were defeated instead of throwing you into another game loop. Definitely ahead of its time considering the console.
  17. I can binge GDQ speed runs like they're going out of style. Watching amazingly talented game players while raising money for charity - what's not to like? I'm a huge fan of the Mario Marathon online fundraiser as well - have been for years. Otherwise, I'm not big on watching versus playing. I have considered long plays of games I never seem to have the time for though.
  18. Video Games & Computer Entertainment 14 (March 1990) - missing pages 10-18, 21,44
  19. In no particular order: Starmaster Kaboom Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Warlords Super Breakout Asteroids Yar's Revenge Cosmic Ark Atlantis Combat Barnstorming
  20. I replay games often, which probably explains why I'm so big on game ownership and will avoid DRMed digital-only and physical-digital hybrids at all costs. If I pay for it, I'd like the opportunity to revisit it years later without double, triple, or quadruple dipping, thank ya very much. I'll replay various Mega Man, Castlevania and Metroid games annually, if not more. Other franchises are revisited often too - Ninja Gaiden, Mario, etc. Mostly action games that require little playtime once mastered. They're like a comfort food without the calories. Though, funny enough, I'll double, triple, and quadruple dip for DRM-free digital or physical collections of games I already own. I like to support such things and usually appreciate the bonus goodies or quality-of-life features thrown in. I don't replay neo-retro and modern games as often as they're lengthier and more involved. That said, the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Metroid Prime and Super Mario Sunshine are on deck for this winter.
  21. Final Fantasy VII on Switch, taking breaks with the SNK 40th Anniversary Edition Collection on PS4.
  22. My favorite failed "console:" the Nintendo Virtual Boy. $30 well spent.
  23. Really looking forward to this. I have an original - picked one up years ago - but I don't play it nearly as often as I used to. Sure, it'd be nice to break it out and dust it off but it's crazy expensive to support anymore. And don't get me started about the add-ons. Talking about the TG-16 mini, btw. Nice to see CD-ROM games are included despite the form factor not reflecting the fact. Would love to see Castlevania: Rondo of Blood finally receive an official, physical release in the states. Even if it is by way of a mini plug-and-play. I'm surprised Konami is releasing it in the states, actually. The TG-16 didn't exactly catch the gaming world on fire here. Great system with some great games - I'm happy with the USA line-up thus far - but I can't imagine mainstream nostalgia will sell this one. Anyone know who will be handling the emulation? Konami tapped M2 for their recent digital collections (Arcade, Castlevania, Contra). Hopefully they're doing the same for this thing.
  24. 3 buttons vs. 6 buttons notwithstanding, this thing looks solid. I have faith in M2's emulation talents and appreciate the unreleased games thrown in the mix. If I hadn't picked up a repro of Mega Man: The Wily Wars a few years ago, I'm sure I'd be uber-excited. Like everyone, there are some titles I could have done without. But this has always been subjective - personally, I love Altered Beast and don't mind wasting time with Sonic Spinball. I doubt the Genesis version of Tetris has aged well, but damn, a Darius port out of the blue?! Sign me up. A shame MUSHA didn't make the list. I had hope - considering it made the Japan release - but I suppose licensing got in the way. Though Disney is onboard - a pleasant surprise. I hope Sega will continue chasing licenses in the future. Maybe Warner to score Batman: The Video Game and TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist. I also think this won't be Sega's last Genesis mini. Unlike Nintendo - who are on record stating the NES and SNES Classic were fillers for hardware-weak holiday seasons - I can see Sega introducing a Model 2 Mini in the future. Hopefully with 6-button controllers & the remaining core Sonic titles the second time out.
  25. As a holdover until rescans can be made, I can scan the missing pages from my bound GP issues 19 & 20 if someone doesn't mind Frankensteining them in.