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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TheTurnipKing
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by TheTurnipKing » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:53 pm

I'll have to see if I have any of my copies of Amiga Power, still, though even if I do, they're unlikely to be in great shape :(
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:05 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:I'll have to see if I have any of my copies of Amiga Power, still, though even if I do, they're unlikely to be in great shape :(


I used to take my old CVGs into school and they used to get completeley battered. Speaking of CVG, a couple of new issues up at www.retromags.com
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by Moggy » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:13 pm

Great thread!

I just downloaded a PDF of Edge from 1994. Interesting (and very funny) to look through at the predicitions that people were making back then. :D

One thing I noticed though was the charts as they have the price of the games on there. Did we really pay £60 for Sonic 3? £48 for Kevin Keegan's Player Manager? £40 for Sim City 2000? £50 for NBA Jam?

I think I might stop moaning about the price of games today. :D
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by IGM » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:07 am

I paid £65 for Street Fighter 2: Turbo on the snes.

It was actually worth every penny!
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by Moggy » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:10 pm

I had it on the SNES as well but don’t remember paying that much!

£65 or more for a game (and not even one of the ridiculously priced Neo Geo games!) 15 or more years ago is crazy, when we moan about paying £30 now. I don’t remember being outraged at the time though, even though before the Megadrive/SNES era I had a Commodore 64 and was used to paying £3.99 tops. :D
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by suzzopher » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:49 pm

I paid over £70 for Turok on N64 8-) :fp:
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by Moggy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:18 am

I remember paying a stupid amount of money for Virtua Racing on the Megadrive. I can't remember how much though! Must have been over £60 and must have been just after Christmas or my birthday as there was no way I would have had that sort of money otherwise.
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by NickSCFC » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:00 am

I remember Sonic & Knuckles costing £60 too.
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by sw26 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:20 pm

As far as I remember it it was the Playstation that really ushered in affordable RRP's for games here - very rarely did the likes of EB/Game sell PSOne titles for more than £35 and I used to use the £5 vouchers that were in OPM.
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by Somebody Else's Problem » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:59 am

sw26 wrote:As far as I remember it it was the Playstation that really ushered in affordable RRP's for games here - very rarely did the likes of EB/Game sell PSOne titles for more than £35 and I used to use the £5 vouchers that were in OPM.


It was one of the major advantages of CD-based gaming. CDs are cheaper to mass-produce than ROM cartridges.
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by gamerforever » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:33 am

If anyone can find and scan the last 20 or so issues of CVG I would be very grateful as I got 3 letters printed in consecutive months (I think), but I am unsure of the Issue Numbers, but reckon its in the last 20 issues. I stupidly chucked out a huge pile of magazines a good 5 years ago as I got frustrated by the amount of space they were taking up. :fp:
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by IGM » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:13 pm

Moggy wrote:I had it on the SNES as well but don’t remember paying that much!

£65 or more for a game (and not even one of the ridiculously priced Neo Geo games!) 15 or more years ago is crazy, when we moan about paying £30 now. I don’t remember being outraged at the time though, even though before the Megadrive/SNES era I had a Commodore 64 and was used to paying £3.99 tops. :D


Yeah, it was quite a leap from Spectrum games (quattro packs: 4 games for £2.99!) to £50 a game on the snes, but it seemed justified for the added quality somehow.
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:10 pm

gamerforever wrote:If anyone can find and scan the last 20 or so issues of CVG I would be very grateful as I got 3 letters printed in consecutive months (I think), but I am unsure of the Issue Numbers, but reckon its in the last 20 issues. I stupidly chucked out a huge pile of magazines a good 5 years ago as I got frustrated by the amount of space they were taking up. :fp:


You bought the last 20 issues of CVG WHY!?
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by gamerforever » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:28 am

NickSCFC wrote:
gamerforever wrote:If anyone can find and scan the last 20 or so issues of CVG I would be very grateful as I got 3 letters printed in consecutive months (I think), but I am unsure of the Issue Numbers, but reckon its in the last 20 issues. I stupidly chucked out a huge pile of magazines a good 5 years ago as I got frustrated by the amount of space they were taking up. :fp:


You bought the last 20 issues of CVG WHY!?


Everything from issue 170 i think until the end.
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by Sputnik » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:21 pm

I started scanning N64 magazine. Problem is my scanner cuts off two-three centimeters from the sides. Based on these samples, do I go on, y/n? Notice how the page number is cut out and stuff.

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The text quality is bad because I downsized it to upload these samples, but it's perfectly clear on the original scans which I will upload in high quality.
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:28 pm

If you have the time go for it, retromags.com are crying out for these.

The margins are usually blank anyway.
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by TheTurkeyKing » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:15 pm

The Holly and The IG(M) wrote:
Moggy wrote:I had it on the SNES as well but don’t remember paying that much!

£65 or more for a game (and not even one of the ridiculously priced Neo Geo games!) 15 or more years ago is crazy, when we moan about paying £30 now. I don’t remember being outraged at the time though, even though before the Megadrive/SNES era I had a Commodore 64 and was used to paying £3.99 tops. :D


Yeah, it was quite a leap from Spectrum games (quattro packs: 4 games for £2.99!) to £50 a game on the snes, but it seemed justified for the added quality somehow.

The quality leap was COLOSSAL.




Add to the leap in visual and audio quality massively superior controls and a complete lack of loading times, and yeah, the 16 bit consoles were finally reaching the point where the increased costs seemed worth it.
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by superfurryfox » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:58 pm

suzzopher wrote:Total Magazine ran from January 1992 until October 1996.
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Still have this and issue 2 :wub:

Best mag EVER... until Super Play was born about a year later :mrgreen:
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by Sputnik » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:47 pm

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 105 (issue 78 missing), and I'll give them to anyone who wants just for the price of postage.
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by fordviper » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:19 pm

Does anyone have any copies of Playstation power magazine at all?

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