room88

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  1. I think newsgroups is a great idea.. and a way I've been thinking it should have been done for a long while. You just upload everything at once and bam, they're there for a good 3 years on most good providers. And the great thing is, it doesn't have to preclude other means of distribution. If an alternative means (such as the web-based mediafire suggestion above) etc. is found to be viable, it can live side by side. Again, the upload to Usenet is a one shot deal, and it's there for a good long time with zero maintenance. Other methods of web access can come up and be used with no problems. If anything it's an excellent win-win with no drawbacks whatsoever.
  2. Awesome man.. and thanks for scanning. It's good to see the EG's (or heck, any of the early 80's gaming scene mags) start to make a show. My favorites are the ones once they start hitting 1982 and up until the crash era. Heck, I might just start scanning some myself..
  3. Digital Press forums at http://www.digitpress.com/forum and of course, Atariage at http://www.atariage.com
  4. I got them.. but unfortunately they're all at my Mom's house which is thousands upon thousands of miles away. And even if I was there I'd have to search through my piles of junk to find a box with them in it. But yeah.. I bought all the sendai spin off's back in the day.
  5. Born in 1969.. so I saw the Space Invaders arcade craze phenomenon (every machine in most every arcade was pure Space Invaders) and lived the Atari VCS at home. so yeah when the NES came out I was already in college Heck, when the NES came out my memory of it was trying get my girlfriends to tolerate me playing it
  6. Thank you sir.. does my heart good to have these things in electronic format freely archived for the ages
  7. Here ya go. RAW uncropped, unfixed, fresh from the scanner scans. If anyone can help fix up and put this into pdf/cbr format (E-Day? Phillyman? that would be awesome as I dont really know how to do that Also If anyone thinks I should rescan any pages at all just let me know, as it'd be easy to do. Enjoy.. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GIDQS3CE
  8. Light at the end of the tunnel! Got about 10 more pages to do then I'll post the RAW scans up. Sorry it's taking so long but I basically squeeze in 5 pages or so a day while I work So be on the lookout
  9. Guess I should just give an update.. I'm slowly scanning this mag. I'm 29% of the way done but hopefully a burst will happen relatively soon Click for larger preview
  10. Allrighty then.. #3 it is. I'm scanning it this week. I think I'm getting better but I find myself sometimes scanning a single page like 3 or 5 times just to get it straight Ah well.. sorry for the amateur skills but I will get it scanned
  11. Allright allright.. I think I'm refreshed enough to start another scan this week. Any votes on which it should be? EGM 1989 Buyers Guide (aka "EGM 0") or EGM #3? EGM #0 shares much in common with Electronic Game Player I scanned above.. except it has a lot more color And EGM #3 is a very cool issue with the Turbografx and Genesis spreads, and DEFINITELY is the start of the classic EGM we got to know with the review crew scores and whatnot. Anyway.. eventually both will be scanned. Question is which one next? p.s. I noticed the EGP I scanned above was placed in the "misc." magazine section.. I think it should be put into the EGM section.. after all that's what it is
  12. Whoah man you're fast. Even if it took you a couple months I still think that's great Thanks for doing that..
  13. When? Good question That 1st one took me almost all day to scan (while I did other stuff) so it's a kind of a pain to do them. But I will do them. Let's just say whenever I get around to it which will be sometime in the next month or six... Awesome man!
  14. This is the first of my projects to get these scanned (unless someone does them before me.. which would be great. Scanning is hard work! ) I started with the Electronic Game Player (EGP) dated Sept/Oct 1988. EGP is sometimes dismissed as a "pre-EGM newsletter", rather than a part of EGM's proper timeline. But in my opinion it is early EGM through and through predating issue #1 and sharing much of the features of the 1989 Buyers Guide. Although most of the pages are in b&w, Steve Harris, Ed semrad, Donn Nauert, and all the gang are there, so is the Quarterman column, the "Direct Hit" reviews, etc. Anyway, take a look and you can be the judge. Regarding the scans, first of all, my magazines are not mint (which will be obvious ). There are tears and the pages are a little dingy. These are not Ebay purchases but rather I bought them all back in the day straight off the newstand, and have they've gone through my usual abuse i.e. reading them when I was younger. Also, I'm not a good scanner nor a photoshop user. I did the best I could with the gear I have, and tried to make them as straight as I could in the time I could spare. But the truth is they're all over the place. At the end of the day I figured they were a nice little part of history so until someone finds a nicer copy and does a better quality scan, they are what they are.. and they're there for all to have. I purposely left them raw right out of my scanner for the express reason that someone more skilled could try and fix them up. So, if anyone wants to take them and do what needs to be done (cleaning, cropping, joining, etc.) you are absolutely welcome to as that would be awesome! Have at it..... http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HGCICTIJ
  15. Crazy.. makes me wish I had bought a the whole magazine rack lot back in the day! Unfortunately I only bought one