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  1. Oooooh! Protoculture Addicts! Haven't seen an issue of this (except for the ones I own) in decades. Very nice.
  2. According to my index, I have the March 1996 issue in my collection somewhere. I'll have to find it and add it to the database. *huggles* Areala
  3. I'm delighted to see this show up here! Thanks, Kitsunebi and Whiskcat! *huggles* Areala
  4. I'm a little over 3 months late, but happy 10th Retromags Anniversary to me! :angel:

  5. I absolutely love this. The first Zork is one of my most beloved adventure games of all time, and seeing the artist renditions of the different areas is really neat. Also fun for learning some kanji as well. Thanks, Kitsu-san! *huggles* Areala
  6. I've got to say, this might be the very worst cover art I've ever seen for an issue of Game Player's. That's just...oof...bad.
  7. Congrats on finishing a game of Wizardry! I've tried multiple different versions (including that Apple II version from waaaay back in the day on my school's computers), and they've all managed to soundly hand me my ass enough times that I gave up. I wasn't using save states, so maybe that was the problem...watching the disk churn and eat a beloved party member eventually hurt too much for me to continue. One of my go-to "I just want to play for an hour or so" PC games is "Dungeon Hack" for MS-DOS from 1993. I own the original game with the box, but for ease of use I bought the digital version off GOG, because that edition has the copy protection hacked out. Fumbling with the manuals was fun when I was a teen, but nowadays I just want to kill things, loot their bodies, and get to the next level. Anybody else ever play this one? *huggles* Areala
  8. I enjoy using them as a form of practice. It's always enjoyable to learn new vocabulary, then flip through a magazine and go, "Oh look, that's the kanji for 'girlfriend'!" But, yeah, I'm much better at enjoying the pictures than I am reading the articles. *huggles* Areala
  9. There...are an awful lot of boobies in this magazine... I am scandalized.
  10. COME TO ME, YOU BEAUTIFUL TECH GIAN ISSUE, YOU! I will love you forever and ever and EVER!
  11. I have the issue of Expert Gamer myself, and was comparing it to the digital version when writing the index, which is the only reason I noticed it. I'm quite happy to donate it for a re-scan if Philly doesn't still have the de-bound pages any longer. *huggles* Areala
  12. Expert Gamer 72 - Missing page 5/6 (Fred Durst in Marc Ecko ad, and the first half of Space Channel 5 ad). *huggles* Areala
  13. Did you at least rip it for before you binned it? *huggles* Areala
  14. This issue needs a re-scan badly. It's been noted in the database entry. Please do not report this; we're aware of it. Thank you!
  15. "Blaster Master" in Japan was seriously known as "Great Planet War Metafight"? (Maybe...? I'm super amateurish with my Kanji here, so it might be something like Record of Super Planet Battle too...) That's like...the most Japanese name ever!
  16. Actually, this is off-topic from the TG-16 mini, but your example brought up something I've always wondered. I know that alcohol and drinking is very big in Japanese culture, especially among co-workers...or at least that's the way it seems from people I've spoken to who have lived there. My problem is that I'm very allergic to it (I'd be dead long before I hit even mild intoxication, so I have to be quite careful). Is there any acceptable way to decline an invitation to drink, either for health reasons or because one is, say, a recovering alcoholic? Or is it more the presence at the social gathering as opposed to the consumption of beverages that is the big deal? *huggles* Areala
  17. OK, first of all, I don't even want to THINK about what you saw doing a Google search for Japanese censorship. Haven't watched the video yet, but I'm going to assume it has something do with the number four being associated with death in Japanese culture? [Edit after reading: Holy crap, I was so wrong...!] Also, yeah, that Censored Gaming channel is a time-sink extraordinaire. I love it! *huggles* Areala
  18. That's not censorship. They actually look blurry and pixelated like that IRL. *huggles* Areala
  19. Speaking as a gamer who has one, you aren't missing a whole lot, really. *huggles* Areala
  20. Just checked and I don't have a copy of this issue either. *huggles* Areala
  21. I felt the same way about the Mini PS1 released earlier. Why stick to the original controller when a lack of the analog sticks on a Dual Analog or DualShock limits the type of software you can include? Other than keeping the price lower, or for nostalgia factor, ie: "Here's what you originally got in the box in 1989!", I see no reason to exclude the six-button controller. *huggles* Areala
  22. Oh, nifty! So an otome game is just a visual novel where the protagonist is assumed to be female instead of male! How awesome.
  23. I'm assuming this one revolves around bishonen/yaoi media, based on the name and the covers?
  24. 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!