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  1. You should make your own thread for your own material. And collaborate with people scanning it already to ensure you don't scan something already scanned.
  2. does hubz post here? They are uploading fantastic content, but they're doing it via raw files in a zip then several pdfs. Wouldn't it make more sense to upload the zip as a cbz and forego the pdfs?
  3. That games criticism magazine looks fantastic and fascinating! A lot of game reviews, features, and interviews for sure. I checked a few issues and they have a feature called "Kojima Cinema" (no clue what that is exactly), and I saw an interview with Yoji Shinkawa. Plus I saw a Famitsu issue that devoted a page to Summer Carnival 92, the one with the infamous Recca.
  4. My other guess is that magazines aren't as interesting and the sheer volume of them discourages people from scanning or trading them. Unique books are thus more interesting and far smaller to scan and catalogue.
  5. My guess is that these aren't considered acceptable at all, and these are being scanned underground. My theory is that these are private scanned collections and passed around through Perfect Dark before leaking to the rest of the internet. Where they go from PD to the net is a mystery to me, as I think there's some intermediaries somewhere along the line.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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:
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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:
  15. 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.