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  1. I'm assuming this one revolves around bishonen/yaoi media, based on the name and the covers?
  2. I'll have you know, I am one well acquainted with games wherein the protagonist accidentally trips and falls against a future waifu, only to arrest his forward momentum by reaching second base with both hands!
  3. CarnEvil! Now there's an arcade game that never got a home conversion and really deserved one. Man, talk about bringing back memories...
  4. Y-you shut your dirty mouth. Lara appeared in a U2 live concert show back in the day. She...she knows what she's doing, and would always lay down the smoothest of beats while out clubbing...and you can't convince me otherwise!
  5. I admit to being one of the multi-page ad uploaders. I've since stopped, since I lack the skills necessary to make them look good. But yeah, a number of PlayStation ads in the DB are multi-file ads because of me. As one of the more elaborate indexers on here, I always figure it's better to err on the side of being too informative as opposed to not informative enough. I like to put my own mark of style on things, and hopefully anybody who does read them will be entertained in some fashion. But if not, oh well. I have fun doing it. *huggles* Areala
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    HA HA HA HA HA! I forget the gallery images sometimes randomly post to the Retromags twitter account. @Phillyman is probably gonna slap me with the ban stick for a few days.
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    I thought so.
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    Areala's Random Scatterbox

    Uploads, downloads, inloads, outloads and all-around-the-townloads!
  9. Kitsunebi covered this already earlier in the conversation, but I feel like it's important to note the difference between Western (or at least North American) gaming magazines and Japanese gaming mags. It wasn't uncommon for mags like EGM, GamePro, and PSM to run regular columns that looked at games released in Japan (especially arcades) that were unlikely to receive localized releases. Preview columns, in fact, often used Japanese release content for screenshots and such when they knew a new game would get domestic release (Final Fantasy VII, anyone?). Game mags even went so far as to hire people to either live in Japan and work as a foreign correspondent (like Bill Paris for PSM), or who understood the language and could thus write coherently about the Japanese previews they managed to score (like Nick Rox for GameFan). In PSM's case, they took this a step further by including language helpers for gamers inclined to import titles so they could at least get past the start menu even if they didn't know the first thing about Hiragana or Katakana. Back in the 90's, there were any number of import shops and clubs in the US that catered to Western gamers interested in picking up games and hardware from different regions. Obviously I don't have nearly the experience with Japanese publications that Kitsunebi does, but I've never flipped through an actual Japanese magazine or a scan of one and found anything similar for Japanese gamers interested in trying out Western-only releases. No English-to-Japanese language helpers, no write-ups of what's coming soon to US arcades or home systems, no groups offering Region 1-coded hardware or software imports, no US-based correspondents writing about the international scene, etc... The US attitude about video games was, "Holy cow, I love this stuff, and look at all the things I'm missing!" The Japanese attitude, by contrast, seemed to be, "I have plenty here...why would I care what other parts of the world get?" Granted, like Kitsunebi said before, there were more Japanese-only PS2 games released than there were US-developed and English-localized PS2 games combined, so that's kind of understandable. We had to wait for Nintendo, Sony, Konami, Capcom, and Square to localize their big hits, while Japanese gamers got them on day one, so no need to report on what's "coming soon" in North American or European territories. *huggles* Areala
  10. If I come over, can I play your Xanadu cut-out board game with you? *huggles* Areala
  11. Don't give them any ideas. I don't need to make room for another retro console amongst the hoard. *huggles* Areala
  12. I've had some success with a program called PDFMate PDF Converter for extracting the images from a PDF document. You can also use it to convert a PDF from one format to another, with mixed results depending on the complexity of a file. You can also use it to create PDF files with, again, mixed results depending on file complexity. If you can't afford Photoshop, give this one a try and see if it works.
  13. They were never offered for sale in-stores, they were mail-order only. My brother and I had the one in the upper row, far right, but I don't remember how we got it...I think he may have traded a friend at school for it. I, on the other hand, totally sent away for this from GameSpot (back when they were VideoGameSpot): If you want to watch 45 minutes of VHS-quality Tomb Raiding glory though, some other enterprising soul posted it to YouTube! Rejoice and be glad, ye fellow Lara-holics! *huggles* Areala
  14. Always bet on Duke!
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    Scanner update

    I am so confused. *huggles* Areala
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    Scanner update alarmingly precise. Did you, like, measure yours or something...? *huggles* Areala
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    Scanner update

    I guess I should also find out how large this thing is before there's any talk of shipping, since I don't have a whole lot of room in my little office area for a beastly-sized piece of hardware. *huggles* Areala
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    Scanner update

    I'm not averse to acquiring another scanner. The one I currently have is a flatbed all-in-one printer/scanner combo from Epson that is about 13 years old. *huggles* Areala
  19. My OCD is going overtime looking at all those piles. I'm glad your wife is willing to sort and collate, because otherwise I'd have to haul my butt up there from Indiana and get to work. LOL! *huggles* Areala
  20. In case anybody was unsure, go back and read the first letter of each paragraph up there in Phillyman's post. *huggles* Areala