theassassin

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  1. Thanks Sean, been waiting for this one and great to get one step closer to a complete collection of the classic era (which to me is from 1987 to about 2000 or 2001)
  2. Database/file mistakes & problems I've noticed

    GamePro #49 database link goes to GamePro #48 download page
  3. KiwiArcader's Work In Progress

    Yeh I read more OGM scans than RetroMags but that's mainly cos OGM has more UK mags
  4. Digital collection of old instruction manuals

    I took am looking to build my digital collection of classic game manuals so would appreciate shares or links of more places to look
  5. I've considered myself a retired gamer for at least 10 years. Video games used to be my life but since about 2005 the only gaming I really do is to occassionally replay my old favorites. Don't really have any interest in new games or even old games I haven't played before. The only once-in-a-blue-moon exception is when a remake of one of my old favorites appears, or an old franchise I followed is revived. That sometimes gets my interest for a short time. I do enjoy reading about old games though, particularly how they developed and evolved, and I also collect classic video game artwork and soundtracks.
  6. Database/file mistakes & problems I've noticed

    Just to point out another 10 months have gone by and I don't believe any of the issues I reported here have been addressed
  7. EGM audit thread and needed corrections

    I notice EGM #100 says "PRESERVED ®" in the database. Can anyone tell me what does "R" signify? Can't see it listed anywhere
  8. EGM audit thread and needed corrections

    Well it'll be a couple of weeks till I need it anyway so no huge rush. I'm researching video game release dates trying to improve the information available online, which is often wildly inaccurate or missing. I'm mainly skimming the reviews and previews sections for any mentions of a release date. I also have a little side project of gathering together print mentions of Mortal Kombat rumors/myths from back in the day. Again, a lot of the info online on MK rumors/myths isn't quite accurate (for example Nimbus Terrafaux did NOT originate as an April Fool's gag as everywhere online says) or are missing much of the original depth and detail. And many lesser known myths/rumors from back in the day aren't even listed anywhere online.
  9. De-binding with a heat gun

    I use a heatgun occassionally for modelmaking. One thing I would say, is try your absolute best to get into the habit of NEVER touching the metal end where the heat comes out with your hands and NEVER setting it down on anything that even has a chance of setting alight or burning. Never ever. Not even when it's cold. Reason being, I didn't do this and was only careful when it was actually on or being used in that moment. So I got used to picking it up any old how when it was cold and setting it anywhere when it was cold. Then one day I used it, carefully as I always did, turned it off, and set it down on the floor - which was all safe and fine. But then after maybe a couple of minutes I absent-mindedly moved it to the sofa cos it was in the way. Luckily I quickly remembered it was still really hot and grabbed it before it set the sofa on fire. But unluckily I grabbed it by the hot metal end and burned my fingers pretty bad. It's so easy to forget those things take a LONG time to cool down. Hence why now I make a habit of never touching the metal end or setting it down anywhere unsafe even when it's cold. It's just better to ALWAYS do the safe methods, then you're less likely to forget yourself when distracted.
  10. EGM audit thread and needed corrections

    Any idea of an ETA for the EGM #30 scan please? Using them for a research project and it's the only one left I need to look at
  11. EGM audit thread and needed corrections

    Thanks Sean697, yeh I tried my best to remove the entire pages from the mag to scan them (without debinding the whole thing), nearly got them out clean but then had a couple of small tears at the last second. Typical! Still at least they were just on the background image bits and didn't affect the article text or pics. Have used retro mags a lot for a couple of research projects so glad I could give something small back. Don't forget someone needs to update the database entry also as it still says "Missing pages 113 through 116" on the page - https://www.retromags.com/magazines/category/usa/electronic-gaming-monthly/electronic-gaming-monthly-issue-56#.WAVdQShdWIM
  12. EGM audit thread and needed corrections

    Finally got around to scanning the missing pages (600dpi, TIFF): http://www.mediafire.com/file/edv4h1h0d1i9cqi/EGM56missingpages.zip I no longer have the physical magazine, I can't host this pack indefinetely and once it's gone I will not be reuploading, so please can someone download it and add the pages into to the RetroMags EGM56 scan as soon as possible? Thanks