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. GamePro #49 database link goes to GamePro #48 download page
  3. Yeh I read more OGM scans than RetroMags but that's mainly cos OGM has more UK mags
  4. 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. 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. I notice EGM #100 says "PRESERVED ®" in the database. Can anyone tell me what does "R" signify? Can't see it listed anywhere
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  13. I can think of titles I'd most like to see, but not really specific issues -Nintendo Magazine System (UK) -Official Sega Magazine (UK) -Sega Pro (UK) - this one mainly because it had a long-running, fairly comprehensive section dedicated to upcoming Sega release dates. Is there a way to vote for titles instead of specific issues?
  14. Yeh luckily I grabbed the OGM ones yesterday, as they've now added password protection today Take this as an example of my suspicions that a complete set may be about - if you look here at this old discussion of digital retro gaming magazines: http://web.archive.org/web/20130830032329/http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?/topic/269612-retro-magazine-scans-and-plea-for-more-was-your-sinclair-and-sinclair-user/page-2 A user named "Mr. Pickle" stated in 2013 that he has a complete scanned set of Nintendo Magazine System. Can anyone help me find this set?
  15. I'm working on a research project and am rather urgently trying to find digital issues of Nintendo Magazine System (UK). Ideally need the entire run (upto #53 when the name changed). From searching around online I've seen several old discussions on various forums which seem to suggest a complete or near-complete set of this magazine may be floating around in internet-land. Can anyone confirm this? Obviously retromags doesn't have these available currently, but I was wondering if any gaming mag collectors here could point me in the direction of somewhere else online that might have a decent bulk of issues? All I can find is issues 1-12 on outofprintarchive.com and a few more random issues on oldgamemags.com, but I get the impression there may be invitation-only type places where more comprehensive coverage could be found. Would really appreciate assistance, thanks guys.
  16. Just FYI staff/admins, it's been a month now since I reported several problems via my posts in this topic, and none of these problems have been fixed yet. Please could someone allocate/schedule these fixes to be made?
  17. Right so of my issues (46, 48, 52, 56, 63, 64, 67, 77), are you guys sure the only thing you need is those missing pages from #56? If it's just a few pages I may as well just scan them myself rather than mailing the whole mag out to someone. What resolution are you guys wanting?
  18. Are you guys sure all the "acquired" ones are complete? Wouldn't want to trash mine and then a few months later whenever someone gets around to scanning them, you find out they're incomplete or something.
  19. I have these issues of EGM in varying condition: 46, 48, 52, 56, 63, 64, 67, 77 Anyone want any/all to scan for retromags? I'm willing to donate them for free as long as someone pays the shipping. Will ship anywhere but bear in mind I'm in the UK so international will cost more. I'm pretty keen to get rid of them so I'll give it 1 month from the date of this post then any remaining will go in the trash
  20. Shouldn't the title of the magazine in the database be "Official UK Playstation Magazine" instead of just "Official Playstation Magazine"? Apart from the first issue, the cover always included UK in it's name/logo
  21. Yeh I was about to say I've seen a different cover, with a blue sky type background
  22. Thanks. Also you guys seem to be missing the UK magazine "Planet Playstation" from your database. It seems fairly obscure as there aren't any on ebay UK current or completed, but I remember buying this magazine back in the day so it definetely existed. I seem to recall it included a lot of posters. Here's a few images I found on google image search: I can't provide much other info on these mags but hopefully someone else will be able to help with dates and issue numbers etc.