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  1. 80's and 90's mags are of the most importance since they are likely the only sources talking about any of these games in depth or at all. If you try to research an obscure Japanese only title from that era, you will get nothing since all the sources are unscanned Japanese magazines. Even 2005+ Japanese magazines have unique interviews and the most you'll get is a brief summary of one or two anecdotes from the interview in an English publication.
  2. For Famitsu, the goal should be to scan every single copy in existence. We can instead aim to scan every single copy from particular years, and then work our way up. So all the 1986 issues for instance. Also, Famitsu has released a digital version since at least 2016. So you won't need to scan those copies. I myself have purchased many of the digital copies.
  3. People have been posting guidebooks from Perfect Dark for a few years now, but it seems they avoided posting any of the magazine scans. Likely just because they're less timeless and less topical.
  4. Do you have a list of specialty issues you don't have? The Street Fighter, Fatal Fury, and Parodius, special issues have already been scanned.
  5. This site is an index to all the Gamest issues, and it lines up exactly with the issue. Here's their breakdown of issue 125: This page has the covers too:
  6. have you checked for artbooks or guidebooks? Also, being P2P, means that what you can find depends on who is onine at that moment right? It's a bit like a lottery.
  7. Oh I've read that and other English media discussing this the strange elements of the game. Reading what Japanese media at the time has to say might shed more light on it. If they're just as confused as everyone else, then it just means the game is quirky. Or they might reveal some kind of reference that flies over the heads of non-Japanese. That's why all these old gaming mags and game guides are important. They can illuminate things we don't know about these old games. Might be dev interviews, or it just might answer age old questions we have.
  8. One of the Famimaga issues covers Dracula II (Simon's Quest). That mag can help answer a question that has plagued fans for ages: Are the villagers lying to you or is there some weird translation issues? What about the Duck in Graveyard and other issues? Seeing what the Japanese at the time had to say about these things really helps.
  9. The retro series of sites (segaretro, sonic retro, nec retro) are another scanning/uploading project. They only accept pdfs though, sadly. You can view their magazine archive here:
  10. None of these are original scans. Where these scans come from in fact is a bit of a mystery. They've been floating around various sites for some time, and we're just adding them to for the first time.
  11. If it's a Mega-CD game, then it's either the game proper or some kind of demo disc. If it's the game, then other people have likely stored a copy of it. However, if it's a unique demo disc then it should be preserved.
  12. Gamest also had a video series of released via VHS. Most of them rips are 360p, and not the best quality. I think most of these come from Niconico.
  13. My whole stance is that this is primarily about scholarship and history. First, we can see what the media was saying about these games. Second, we can find new information about the games (such as interviews, development) that we can't just by playing them that is likely exclusive to these magazines. So the fanbase for a series might debate a topic for like 20 years online, but then it turns out this debate over canon was explained already in some official guidebook or interview from the 90's. The whole idea of restricting this information is silly. This was once very public information on news stands. 100,000 people may have read that issue when it first came out. Now that information is to be hidden away for all eternity?
  14. So quite the haul. Keep up with it. And search using both English and Japanese characters. P2P are just whatever can be found online at the moment right? Archive isn't popular among the Japanese, and the titles are in English. So there's enough of a barrier that they'll likely never even realize or notice this.
  15. Thought this site had a 15 year minimum limit? 2007 + 15 = 2022.