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About Areala

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  • Birthday 10/21/1976

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    Video games, horror novels, creative writing, girls! :-9
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    Playstation 3
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    Super Nintendo

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    Champions of Norrath (PS2); Akai Ito (PS2)
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    Tomb Raider, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI

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  1. I think you guys are falling for yet another April Fools joke here. *huggles* Areala
  2. HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY EVERYONE! Readers one and all, it is my pleasure as Administrator to announce the single largest acquisition in the history of Retromags. After several weeks of negotiation, Retromags, LLC, a privately-owned Limited Liability Corporation subsidiary of Retromags, with the generous support of two venture capitalists requesting anonymity, has acquired the complete rights to the GameFan brand. Along with this purchase came two complete runs of the magazine. One run will be donated to an archival organization for physical preservation. As for the other set...well, hold on to your seats! Phillyman, E-Day, and Kitsunebi have been working their scanners to the breaking point to make this happen, but starting on the first of April (00:01 EST just so there is no confusion), we will features the first six issues of DieHard Gamefan. Every cover, every ad, every review, every comic, every letter, every page front to back: it'll all be there. Every 5 days (or thereabouts), the site will release a new issue of Gamefan in chronological order. We will continue this process until every last issue is available for download here, and only here, at no cost to you, as long as our servers can hold out. On behalf of all the administrators, moderators, editors, scanners, readers, donators, and uploaders, I just want to say THANK YOU for making Retromags the best damn archival site on the Internet! Now get your mouse-clicking fingers warmed up. In two days, Retromags unleashes hell! *huggles* Areala
  3. I remember back when I was writing for Game Bunker doing research for an article about sexuality in console and arcade games in the early 2000s, and running across some of these titles. One was for either a hanafuda or mahjong game where winning the hand showed you an FMV of your designated female opponent prancing around in her underwear or a swimsuit. I remember thinking that some of these girls looked WAAAAY too young, like they were maybe 14-15, and wondering if they had any idea the people recording them intended to drop the video into a Saturn game, or if they were told they were going to be movie stars. Either way... *shudder* I wound up not writing about them, and don't regret that decision in the slightest. *huggles* Areala
  4. I don't know too much about the PC Engine side of things, but weren't Sega and Sony still prudish in their tolerance for erotic content on their consoles, even in Japan? I've seen games like Eve Burst Error and Desire on the Saturn which stripped the nudity present in the PC versions, and the same goes for some PS1 and PS2 titles as well. Did they sell well just because they were Visual Novels then? Or were there some console releases that were uncensored over there? *huggles* Areala
  5. Personal anecdote, but I've seen "Ghosts 'n Goblins" cabinets in FAR more places where alcohol was served than in regular arcades. If this was deliberate strategy on Capcom's part, commend their genius. *huggles* Areala
  6. Awesome! Thanks, MKMoveList! *huggles* Areala
  7. You take care too, Matt. Remember you're always welcome here, whether you play games or not. I'll miss you. *huggles* Areala
  8. Author: Benoit Marchal ISBN: 0789722429
  9. Author: Ron Person ISBN: 0789700840
  10. Author: Lori Jaworski ISBN: 0789702541
  11. Authors: Cyndie Shaffstall-Klopfenstein & Rich Grace ISBN: 1565294424
  12. Author: Carla Rose ISBN: 0672313014
  13. Author: Jim Boyce ISBN: 0735623287
  14. Authors: David Pogue & Derrick Story ISBN: 059652725X
  15. Author: David Flanagan ISBN: 1565921836