Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgia

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Favourite classic games magazines? (Pick 3)

CVG (1981 - 2004)
16
9%
EDGE (1993 -)
26
14%
ARCADE (1998 - 2000)
17
9%
GamesMaster (1993 -)
13
7%
GamePro/SEGAPro (1991 - ???)
0
No votes
GameZone/SegaZone (??? - ???)
1
1%
TOTAL! (1992 - 1996)
6
3%
Total Control (1999 - ???)
0
No votes
MAXIMUM (1995 - 1996)
2
1%
ACE (1987 - 1992)
3
2%
Mean Machines/Mean Machines SEGA/Mean Machines PlayStation (1991 - 1996)
9
5%
PC Zone (1993 - 2010)
4
2%
Nintendo Magazine System/Nintendo Official Magazine (1992 - 2006)
14
7%
Official UK PlayStation Magazine (1995 - 2004)
16
9%
SEGA Magazine/Sega Saturn Official Magazine (1994 - 1998)
10
5%
Dreamcast Official Magazine (1999 - 2002)
5
3%
Super Play/N64 Magazine/NGC Magazine (1992 - 2004)
34
18%
MEGA (1992 - 1994)
0
No votes
Amiga Format/Commodore Format (1989 - 2000)
9
5%
Zzap! 64 (1985 - 1992)
3
2%
 
Total votes: 188
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by PuppetBoy » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:14 pm

St. Putnik wrote:I really cannot find the time to scan the N64 Magazines like I promised.

Is anyone interested in having them? I have all numbers from 2 to 104, and I'll give them to anyone who wants just for the price of postage.


While I would absolutely love them, they should probably go to someone who is likely to scan them if possible. I can't see that person being me. If nobody else does come forward I'm interested though. I don't think I have very many of my copies left anymore, and there were loads I never got in the first place.

How much do you reckon postage would be? It must weigh gooseberry fool loads to send 100 magazines.
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by Dan. » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:49 pm

St. Putnik wrote:I really cannot find the time to scan the N64 Magazines like I promised.

Is anyone interested in having them? I have all numbers from 2 to 104, and I'll give them to anyone who wants just for the price of postage.


Are you only interested in getting shot of the whole batch at once, or would you consider giving them away bit by bit? I'd happily pay for postage for the issues of N64 magazine I'm missing :wub: (about 35-40 issues in total but not in any set order :oops: )
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by gamerforever » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:56 pm

Cancelled my GamesTM subs and now I am subscription free. I need to cut out a lot of costs as I aim to save more in the next year no matter how small they are. I am also finding myself not even reading the magazines like I used to back in the CVG/ older Edge era and news is always old news these days in the printed media, which is to be expected.
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by suzzopher » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:26 pm

gamerforever wrote:Cancelled my GamesTM subs and now I am subscription free. I need to cut out a lot of costs as I aim to save more in the next year no matter how small they are. I am also finding myself not even reading the magazines like I used to back in the CVG/ older Edge era and news is always old news these days in the printed media, which is to be expected.


You should try Retro Gamer and N Gamer. Both are excellent reads.
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by Sputnik » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:28 pm

Slight mistake, the issues I have are from 2 to 105, with issue 78 missing for some reason.

I live in Switzerland, so postage may be a bit steep. Here are the shipping costs. UK is in zone 2.

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Danny Boy, 35-40 issues weigh around 13 kilos, which costs 64 CHF to ship. http://www.xe.com tells me that is roughly £44.

muppetBoy, all issues weigh 33 kilos, which costs 158 CHF to ship (106 GBP). I'd be happy to send them out to you, but it'd be more democratic to spread them out a bit first if there are any other takers.
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by PuppetBoy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:33 pm

St. Putnik wrote:muppetBoy, all issues weigh 33 kilos, which costs 158 CHF to ship (106 GBP). I'd be happy to send them out to you, but it'd be more democratic to spread them out a bit first if there are any other takers.


Ouch. Yeah, I won't be going for them all anyway. :lol:

I might be prepared to take some of your hands, but as I haven't really got a collection anymore to be missing issues out of, I haven't really got any major preference on particulars anyway. It might be better to let danny (and anyone else) pick first and if you're left with some I could well be up for getting ten or twenty from you.
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by Abs » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:02 am

I've still got my copy of a PC Zone magazine from 1998 with David Bowie on the front, it came with a demo of starsiege:tribes, the best and most ahead of it's time online fps ever, i feel sorry for people who never got the chance to play it or the sequel.
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by Sputnik » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:12 pm

See my thread in the trading post.

http://www.grcade.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=23005
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by Fargo » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:17 pm

There was a great Irish mag called G4. Anyone remember it ?
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by Rapidly-Greying » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:14 am

I have copies of several magazines first issues. Edge. gamestm,arcade,your spectrum, and a few more I cant think of,will edit later.


Also,your sinclair really needs to be in the poll. It was a super magazine and I once had a letter printed in it. You received a badge for a printed letter which I unfortunately lost :(
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by NickSCFC » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:37 pm

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by NickSCFC » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:41 pm

Quite a month over at www.retromags.com

Retromags Monthly Update - Month Ending August 31, 2011

New magazines for the month of August


Blast Corps Comics

Computer & Video Games Issue 199 June 1998
Computer & Video Games Issue 200 July 1998
Computer & Video Games Issue 213

DC-UK 03
Dreamcast Magazine 02 UK

EGM's 1997 Show Guide to E3

GamePro Issue 120 July 1999
Games Master Issue 001 UK January 1993
Games Master Issue 081 May 1999

N64 Magazine 023 UK
Next Generation Issue 031 July 1997

Official UK Playstation Magazine (Platinum Special)
Official UK Playstation Magazine Issue 048

Planet Game Boy 02 UK

Video Games The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 88 May 1996
Video Games The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 89 June 1996
Video Games The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 90 July 1996
Video Games The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 91 August 1996
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by Sputnik » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:52 pm

If anyone is interested I have a bunch of NGC Magazines that need a new home. Approx issue 60 to issue 100.

All I ask for is shipping charges.
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by Qikz » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:50 pm

NOM.

Not ONM though. It took what NOM had and ruined it.
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by Nanook » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:18 pm

I had no idea that CVG stopped publishing in 2004... did it? I could've sworn I seen it in the last couple of years...
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:18 pm

Nanook wrote:I had no idea that CVG stopped publishing in 2004... did it? I could've sworn I seen it in the last couple of years...


They've done the odd feature edition since then. In my opinion the magazine died in 1999 with the redesign and departure of Ed Lomas.
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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:58 pm

Some great links here. Does anyone remember a games mag in the early 90's called "Games X"? It was a fairly short lived weekly multiformat magazine.
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by jawafour » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:36 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:...Games X


Yep, I remember that! It was a weekly mag that competed with the more historic (and, originally, more serious) Popular Computing Weekly.

A cool mag that delivered a great weekly update in the years before the web arrived. I remember Bart Simpson being on the cover of one of the issues. Good memories!

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