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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby suzzopher » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:49 pm

I paid over £70 for Turok on N64 8-) :fp:
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Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby NickSCFC » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:00 am

I remember Sonic & Knuckles costing £60 too.
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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqzYh0tAgo4[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uwqhgA81pI[/youtube]

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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Re: Which are your favourite retro games magazines? HELP NEE
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby 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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Re: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
Postby fordviper » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:19 pm

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

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