Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgia (Update: Loads of PDFs now on Archive.org)

Anything to do with games at all.

Favourite classic games magazines? (Pick 3)

CVG (1981 - 2004)
16
8%
EDGE (1993 -)
26
13%
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 - ???)
1
1%
MAXIMUM (1995 - 1996)
2
1%
ACE (1987 - 1992)
4
2%
Mean Machines/Mean Machines SEGA/Mean Machines PlayStation (1991 - 1996)
9
5%
PC Zone (1993 - 2010)
5
3%
Nintendo Magazine System/Nintendo Official Magazine (1992 - 2006)
14
7%
Official UK PlayStation Magazine (1995 - 2004)
16
8%
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)
38
19%
MEGA (1992 - 1994)
0
No votes
Amiga Format/Commodore Format (1989 - 2000)
9
5%
Zzap! 64 (1985 - 1992)
4
2%
 
Total votes: 196
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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by IGM » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:38 pm

There wasn't a Mean Machines Nintendo as far as I remember. The sister magazine to Mean Machines Sega was Nintendo Magazine System wasn't it?

Also, poll needs more CRASH! http://www.crashonline.org.uk/ Look at that artwork, man! Issue 20 came with a massive poster of the cover... monster snake thingy. Lots of scantily clad women and men warriors fighting/being killed by it, I recall.

Some magazine at some point (I think it was Crash as I don't think any of the nintendo mags I read would have) had a little Judge Dredd cartoon section and introduced the 4 Judges of the Apocalypse - scary stuff.

Great memories on that poll list though!

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by PsychicSykes » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:11 pm

Arcade :wub:

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:20 pm

Dont think I can add anymore poll options without breaking the poll, we came up with the options in the other topic yesterday.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Merge with retro forum topic/
by NickSCFC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:25 pm

Some more CVG and EDGE issues have been added to http://www.retromags.com :)

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Merge with retro forum topic/
by Sputnik » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:31 pm

I have all issues of N64 mag so I can help with the scans.

This is malignant for diapered cartoon girls crutches as well

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Merge with retro forum topic/
by NickSCFC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:39 pm

Yeah that'd be brill, wanna turn the first post into a collection of every download out there.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by sw26 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:00 pm

Nice. I'm going to check out a few issues of Nintendo Power seeing as I've always heard so many people citing its greatness.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by suzzopher » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:27 am

Super Play is my favourite of all time. Honestly the covers Will did were the best covers in the history of gaming mags.

What other mag would put an import only release of a JRPG, on the front cover?


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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by gamerforever » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:29 pm

Been a subscriber to CVG, Gamesmaster, OPS2M, Edge and GamesTM in the past or currently.

CVG gave me the most enjoyable read every month, especially in the mid to late nineties, but I attribute a lot of that to not having the Internet back then and reading the news every month was really new news!

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:51 pm

CVG was absolutely amazing between 1996 and 1998, always loved the Freeview pullout with the rumours (most of them made up by the mag). OPM2 was great for the first year but quickly turned into a lad's mag.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by gamerforever » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:44 pm

NickSCFC wrote:CVG was absolutely amazing between 1996 and 1998, always loved the Freeview pullout with the rumours (most of them made up by the mag). OPM2 was great for the first year but quickly turned into a lad's mag.


It was Freeplay mate! ;)

I used to love reading that section. Articles in it I remember include the mysterious Sega Blackbelt running VF3 and also an advert on the price of an import N64 and Super Mario 64, something like £700!

I got 3 letters printed in the last 10 or so issues (I think), but stupidly chucked my CVG Collection away along with my Official Dreamcast and Sega Saturn Magazine! :fp:

I managed to keep hold of my Edge Collection somehow though! :fp:

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:06 pm

gamerforever wrote:I used to love reading that section. Articles in it I remember include the mysterious Sega Blackbelt running VF3


I remember that, the render was great too, looked like the Saturn crossed with what Dreamcast would eventually look like, the front of the Dreamcast too.

Also got rid of my CVG/Saturn mags but kept EDGE for some reason, managed to download PDFs of all the old mags I had, will have to get through them when I get the time.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by gamerforever » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:07 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
gamerforever wrote:I used to love reading that section. Articles in it I remember include the mysterious Sega Blackbelt running VF3


I remember that, the render was great too, looked like the Saturn crossed with what Dreamcast would eventually look like, the front of the Dreamcast too.

Also got rid of my CVG/Saturn mags but kept EDGE for some reason, managed to download PDFs of all the old mags I had, will have to get through them when I get the time.


I need to get scans of the last 20 or so issues of CVG, but I guess they are going to be tough to find, any chance you know where they can be sourced?

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:44 pm

gamerforever wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
gamerforever wrote:I used to love reading that section. Articles in it I remember include the mysterious Sega Blackbelt running VF3


I remember that, the render was great too, looked like the Saturn crossed with what Dreamcast would eventually look like, the front of the Dreamcast too.

Also got rid of my CVG/Saturn mags but kept EDGE for some reason, managed to download PDFs of all the old mags I had, will have to get through them when I get the time.


I need to get scans of the last 20 or so issues of CVG, but I guess they are going to be tough to find, any chance you know where they can be sourced?


I haven't managed to find anything else other than the issues on retromags.com and outofprintarchive.com

There is a few issues I'm after from 1994/1994, one with Alien vs Predator on the cover, another with Kintaro off Mortal Kombat, and one with Heihachi from Tekken 2 on.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:46 pm

Needs moar Amiga Power and Your Sinclair.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:53 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:Needs moar Amiga Power and Your Sinclair.


Missed the boat I'm afraid, if I added more poll options it'd break. Surprised I forgot that one though considering I used to read SEGA Power :fp:

I'll have a look around for more scan sites though.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by gamerforever » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:00 pm

So glad the Sega Saturn ones were made available on the Internet, they bring back memories. One of my relatives used to work for Sega during that time and she regularly got me Sega Saturn Magazine issues and demos!

I swear magazines tend to have a lot more exclusive previews and smaller general previews. I remember the days when magazines used to really give every game decent coverage. I guess the Internet is partly to blame for that.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:20 pm

Thanks to KK...

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:22 pm

Thanks again to KK...

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Issue #24
(First Redesign)

Editorial

Editor:
Sean Atkins
Deputy Editor: Will Groves
Production Editor: Dan Griffiths
Production Assistant: Dirty Viki
Contributions from... Andy Dyer, Tim Weaver, Clive Gorman, Robin Alway & Zy Nicholson.


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Reviews

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Newman Haas Racing: 86%
Cool Boarders 2: 90%
Diehard Trilogy: 93%
Wipeout 2097 (Platinum): 92%
Street Fighter Collection: 45%
Jet Rider 2: 43%
Skull Monkeys: 77%
Negano Winter Olympics: 40%
Actua Ice Hockey: 73%
NHL Powerplay '98: 69%
NHL Open Ice: 20%


Features

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Big In Japan
Metal Gear Solid

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How To...Disc Swap

In the News

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Time Crisis 2
Point Blank
PlayStation Power's New Look

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100 Resi 2 Screens
Gex 3D
Need for Speed 3
Bust-A-Move 3
Riven
Gran Tursimo
Road Rash '98
Official PlayStation Magazine '98 Awards
Three Lions
Kula World
Moterhead
Powerboat Racing
Celeb Interview...Lee Mack



PlayStation Power Scores [up until summer of 1998]

A

3D Lemmings: 53%
Air Combat: 74%
Ace Combat 2: 75%
Actua Golf: 72%
Actua Golf 2: 81%
Actua Soccer: 76%
Actua Soccer 2: 90%
Actua Soccer Club Edition: 49%
Adidas Power Soccer 2: 61%
Alien Trilogy: 68%
All Star Soccer: 07%
Alone in the Dark: 44%
Area 51: 07%

B

Battle Arena Toshiden: 65%
Battle Arena Toshiden 2: 65%
Battle Arena Toshiden 3: 67%
Bloody Roar: 80%
Broken Sword: 78% :o
Broken Sword 2: 82%
Bust-A-Move 2: 92%

C

Clock Tower: 47%
Command & Conquer: 82%
Cool Boarders: 65%
Crash Bandicoot: 79%
Crash Bandicoot 2: 85%
Croc: 62%
Crypt Killer: 24%
Cyber Sled: 33%
Cyber Speed: 02%

D

D: 56%
Destruction Derby: 58%
Destruction Derby 2: 91%
Discworld: 10%
Discworld 2: 39%
Doom: 93%
Duke Nukem: 86%

E

Earthworm Jim 2: 56%
ESPN Extreme Games: 14%
Extreme Pinball: 11%

F

Fade to Black: 73%
Fantastic Four: 04%
Felony 11-79: 63%
Final Fantasy VII: 97%
Fifa '96: 22%
Fifa '97: 38%
Fifa Road to World Cup: 91%
Floating Runner: 29%
Frogger: 60%
Final Doom: 79%
Formula 1: 82%
Formula 1 '97: 92%
Formula Karts: 40%

G

G-Police: 91%
Gex: 57%
Grand Theft Auto: 78%

H

Hercules: 61%
Hexen: 35%
Hardcore 4x4: 54%

I

ISS Deluxe: 76%
ISS Pro: 89%

R

Rage Racer: 94%
Ridge Racer: 90%
Ridge Racer Revolution: 90%
Resident Evil: 83%
Resident Evil Director's Cut: 90%
Rise of the Robots 2: 18%
Road Rash: 13%
Rosco McQueen: 63%


T

Tekken: 90%
Tekken 2: 94%
Test Drive 4: 82%
Theme Park: 62%
Time Crisis: 81%
TOCA Touring Car: 88%
Tomb Raider: 92%
Tomb Raider 2: 94%
Track & Field: 78%
Tunnel B1: 75%

V

V-Rally: 88%
Victory Boxing: 71%
Virtua Golf: 33%

W

Warhawk: 52%
WCW Vs The World: 70%
Wild Arms: 86%
Wing Over: 69%
Wipeout: 89%
Worms: 60%
WWF In Your House: 41%
WWF WrestleMania: 38%

Unfortunately I threw my copies away quite a while ago. Looking back now, they dished out some quite harsh scores.

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PostRe: Classic gaming magazines - Scans, downloads and nostalgi
by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:23 pm

Sega Saturn magazines coming to http://outofprintarchive.com/catalogue/ ... azine.html, they're uploading an issue every 2 weeks and the quality is fantastic!


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