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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I have a load of gaming mags from the Netherlands, myself - they're all stored in a moving box, kept them around mostly just to page through them from time to time, would be cool to have them properly archived, I guess.

First off, I have a whole bunch of issues from "Power Unlimited", the leading Dutch multiplatform gaming magazine (still ongoing today, first issue's from July '93, notable games of which featured StarWing and Super Mario Kart, second one featured Bubsy and Lost Vikings, to give an idea of the timeframe), mostly complete apart from a few missing issues here and there, some of them damaged (sniplets cut out) and such, but most of them in pretty good state as I recall.
A few of these even have Philips CD-I articles as well, hahaha.

I'm still deciding what I want to do with these since I do still like to page through them from time to time and regain old memories.
But yeah, it's there I guess. I dunno, if I really want to keep these I could always see about summing up the articles in them and scan them myself, if you want.

I also got a small stack (about 15-20 in all I think) of "Club Nintendo Extra" mags which I got from a friend of mine, don't really remember when it started, but I know there's a bunch of 'em with SNES stuff in there, dating around '94ish. I know the latest I have already had N64 stuff in there. There's also a single "Club Nintendo" (not Extra) mag among them which is from '92 which has Street Fighter 2 on the cover, and as I recall, Zelda Link to the Past in it too, among others.
There's not too many of these, and I don't know how complete they are, really. I'll give it a check soon, and if I get these sorted out I won't be too torn up about it to part with them, either; always been more of a Sega guy, anyway.

As for reimbursement or whatever... we'll see, whatever seems fair, don't need much for 'em, really. Only problem is that I live in the Netherlands. The Club Nintendo's shouldn't be too much trouble, but if I do decide to get rid of the Power Unlimiteds it could be kind of a costly venture, so yeah - I should definitely look into listing the articles in these myself and see whatever's interesting among them.
Like I said, I'm still gonna decide what I want to do with those. I dunno if I really want to get rid of THE first few ones since they have a bit of youthly sentimental value to me as well, but I can definitely part with the Club Nintendo mags, no problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LocalH wrote:
words

Any word, Frank? I'm so hard up for money that I'm checking this on almost a daily basis to see if you've looked through the list. On the same token, I'm almost considering selling some of my most prized VG items (which is basically my Sonic 3 EPROM cart and possibly my Super Magic Drive) just to get through. This world is fuckin sad, that someone can't even own a very few prized VG items without having to worry about selling them just to make it through :/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LocalH wrote:
On the same token, I'm almost considering selling some of my most prized VG items (which is basically my Sonic 3 EPROM cart and possibly my Super Magic Drive) just to get through.


Out of curiosity, are there any interesting beta-ish aspects/features of the Sonic 3 cart to speak of? I've got a soft spot for Sonic 3 and/or Knuckles.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall it being identical to the final version. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Binary-identical, at that. I dumped it myself, obviously. It's valuable to me not for what's on it, but the fact that it is a pre-production EPROM prototype.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LocalH wrote:

NP:
76, 79, 82

GP:
Apr 94, May 94, Feb 95, 79 (Hol 95), 81 (Feb 96)

UGP:
91 (Dec 96), 94 (Feb 97), 95 (Mar 97)


Sorry for the delay, these are the ones I'd like. I will PM you.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgive the lack of formatting, but here is the list of the magazines that I have. I'm at my parents' place (horray dialup), so forgive the slowness of my response if you want any of them. I'm going to make an effort to get rid of all of these by the end of the month, as I am moving to Australia next year, and my parents are already storing a lot of my crap. TheRedEye has first dibs on any of these.

Magazine Month condition
Consumer Guide Hot Tips for the Coolest Nintendo Games missing cover
Consumer Guide Play Action Strategies : Super Nintendo cover in rough shape
EGM June 1996 damage on the front cover
EGM July 1996 good shape
EGM January 1997 good shape
EGM July 1997 good shape
EGM March 1998 good shape
EGM May 1998 good shape
EGM June 1998 good shape
EGM July 1998 good shape
EGM December 1998 good shape
EGM January 1999 two copies in good shape; one is Cartman cover, the other Kenny
EGM June 1999 good shape
EGM July 1999 good shape
EGM September 2000 good shape
EGM October 2000 good shape
EGM November 2001 good shape
EGM January 2002 good shape
EGM January 2006 good shape
EGM Buyer's Guide 1998 Buyer's Guide cover and binding has some damage
EGM Buyer's Guide 1999 Buyer's Guide missing front cover
EGM Buyer's Guide 2000 Buyers Guide good shape
EGM2/Expert Gamer August 1998 missing front cover
Expert Gamer January 2000 good shape
Expert Gamer September 2000 good shape
Expert Gamer December 2000 good shape
Gamefan November 1997 good shape
Gamefan Super Mario 64 strategy guide cover in rough shape, pages are loose
Gamepro February 1995 Missing first and last 8 pages
Gamepro November 1995 All pages, the cover is ratty, the corner is torn off the last few pages
Gamepro December 1995 All pages, though some pages are torn and corners are folded
Gamepro January 1996 binding has some damage, top corner of the front cover is torn off
Gamepro February 1996 some damage on the binding, but good shape
Gamepro March 1996 binding is fairly well damaged
Gamepro April 1996 good shape
Gamepro May 1996 good shape
Gamepro June 1996 good shape except for some tears on the binding
Gamepro July 1996 good shape except a small tear on the binding
Gamepro August 1996 good shape, except the front cover has some creases and it is missing the first few pages
Gamepro September 1996 binding and front cover have some damage
Gamepro October 1996 missing front cover
Gamepro November 1996 binding and back cover have some damage
Gamepro December 1996 two copies, both in great shape
Gamepro January 1997 good shape
Gamepro February 1997 some damage on the binding
Gamepro March 1997 damage on the binding
Gamepro April 1997 good shape
Gamepro May 1997 good shape
Gamepro June 1997 some damage on the binding
Gamepro July 1997 cover has become detached from binding, but otherwise in good shape
Gamepro August 1997 good shape
Gamepro September 1997 good shape
Gamepro October 1997 some damage on the binding
Gamepro November 1997 corners of the front few pages folded
Gamepro December 1997 missing front cover
Gamepro January 1998 good shape, though one page has fallen out
Gamepro February 1998 good shape
Gamepro March 1998 good shape
Gamepro April 1998 good shape
Gamepro May 1998 good shape
Gamepro June 1998 some damage to the binding
Gamepro July 1998 some damage to the binding
Gamepro August 1998 good shape
Gamepro September 1998 good shape
Gamepro October 1998 good shape
Gamepro November 1998 good shape
Gamepro December 1998 good shape
Gamepro January 1999 good shape
Gamepro February 1999 good shape
Gamepro March 1999 good shape
Gamepro March 1999 good shape
Gamepro April 1999 good shape
Gamepro May 1999 good shape
Gamepro June 1999 good shape
Gamepro July 1999 some damage on the binding
Gamepro August 1999 good shape
Gamepro September 1999 good shape
Gamepro October 1999 front cover has some damage
Gamepro November 1999 missing all pages after 248
Gamepro December 1999 back cover is coming off
Gamepro January 2000 front cover is missing
Gamepro February 2000 good shape
Gamepro March 2000 good shape
Gamepro June 2000 good shape
Gamepro July 2000 good shape
Gamepro September 2000 good shape
Gamepro December 2000 good shape
Gamepro January 2001 good shape
Gamepro April 2001 good shape
Gamepro May 2001 good shape
Gamepro September 2001 good shape
Gamepro July 2003 good shape
Gamepro September 2004 good shape
GMR October 2003 good shape
GMR November 2003 good shape
Insight PC Gaming August 2000 good shape
Next Generation May 1997 good shape
Nintendo Power January 1991 binding has some damage
Nintendo Power September 1991 missing front cover and several pages
Nintendo Power October 1991 missing front cover
Nintendo Power January 1992 missing front cover
Nintendo Power April 1992 missing front cover and first four pages
Nintendo Power June 1992 missing cover and a few of the last pages
Nintendo Power October 1996 cover has some damage
Nintendo Power May 1997 good shape
Nintendo Power August 1997 good shape
Nintendo Power November 1997 missing front cover
Nintendo Power December 1997 good shape
Nintendo Power January 1998 binding has damage
Nintendo Power March 1998 good shape
Nintendo Power February 1999 cover has some damage
Nintendo Power December 1999 front cover is damaged
Nintendo Power February 2000 good shape
Nintendo Power July 2000 good shape
Nintendo Power March 2001 good shape
Nintendo Power Strategy Guides Diddy Kong Racing good shape
Nintendo Power Strategy Guides Jet force Gemini good shape
Nintendo Power Strategy Guides Yoshi's Island good shape
Official US Playstation Magazine August 2001 good shape
Pocket Games Winter 2002 good shape
PSM September 2001 good shape
Tips & Tricks August 1996 cover in rough shape
Tips & Tricks December 1997 missing cover
Tips & Tricks January 2001 good shape
Total Gamer November 2003 good shape
Ultra Gameplayers March 1998 good shape
Ultra Gameplayers April 1998 good shape
Ultra Gameplayers May 1998 good shape
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evan wrote:

EGM March 1998 good shape
EGM October 2000 good shape
EGM Buyer's Guide 1998 Buyer's Guide cover and binding has some damage
EGM Buyer's Guide 2000 Buyers Guide good shape
Expert Gamer January 2000 good shape
Expert Gamer September 2000 good shape
Expert Gamer December 2000 good shape
Gamepro March 1996 binding is fairly well damaged
Gamepro March 1998 good shape
Gamepro April 1998 good shape
Gamepro May 1998 good shape
Gamepro June 1998 some damage to the binding
Gamepro July 1998 some damage to the binding
Gamepro August 1998 good shape
Gamepro September 1998 good shape
Gamepro October 1998 good shape
Gamepro November 1998 good shape
Gamepro December 1998 good shape
Gamepro January 1999 good shape
Gamepro February 1999 good shape
Gamepro April 1999 good shape
Gamepro May 1999 good shape
Gamepro June 1999 good shape
Gamepro July 1999 some damage on the binding
Gamepro August 1999 good shape
Gamepro September 1999 good shape
Gamepro October 1999 front cover has some damage
Gamepro December 1999 back cover is coming off
Gamepro February 2000 good shape
Gamepro March 2000 good shape
Gamepro June 2000 good shape
Gamepro September 2000 good shape
Gamepro December 2000 good shape
Gamepro January 2001 good shape
Gamepro April 2001 good shape
Gamepro May 2001 good shape
Gamepro September 2001 good shape
Gamepro July 2003 good shape
GMR October 2003 good shape
GMR November 2003 good shape
Insight PC Gaming August 2000 good shape
Nintendo Power March 1998 good shape
Official US Playstation Magazine August 2001 good shape
Pocket Games Winter 2002 good shape
PSM September 2001 good shape
Tips & Tricks January 2001 good shape
Total Gamer November 2003 good shape
Ultra Gameplayers March 1998 good shape
Ultra Gameplayers April 1998 good shape
Ultra Gameplayers May 1998 good shape


So, these are the ones I don't have, though I'd be happy to take anything you're going to throw away (except Nintendo Power, I have too many of those). We can arrange something over PM if you'd like.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I threw the ones you needed in a box. Send me a PM with your address, and I will figure out how much shipping will be. I'll be giving the rest to a guy on Retromags, as it will be pretty easy just to drop them off at his place.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: I want your old video game magazines, newsletters, etc. Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
That said, one of my secret hopes is that there is a crazy person in the U.S. who has imported every issue of Edge and wants to get rid of them. If you are that crazy person, please let me know!


I am such a crazy person - I own the whole Edge Magazine collection minus Issue Zero - and for a few years now I have been in the process of scanning my entire collection and turning it into an 'Edge Magazine' database so to speak - a fancy web app with all reviews, previews, Time Extends and so on. The intent is to send this app to Edge Magazine somewhere in the first quarter of 2010 - hopefully, they will then put it online or provide it as a coverdisc of some sort. Looking at the sheer size and scope of the app right now ,it would be crazy for them NOT to do anything with it.

Anyway, I live in The Netherlands, and shipping to the US is so exorbitantly high that it would really be quite crazy for me to send you my entire backcatalogue.

So far I have uploaded/scanned 47 entire issues - beginning with Issue One. You can download these scans from this site:

DOWNLOAD EDGE MAGAZINE ISSUE 1 (1993) TO ISSUE 79 (1999) HERE (47 ISSUES RIGHT NOW)

http://popularsymbolism.com/mitaphane/

Here's what I ask in return - PLEASE can someone scan the Next Generation Magazine issues? As part of my 'Edge Database' project, I also want to include all articles from its US sister magazine, Next Generation. Unfortunately, while I do own ALL Edge issues, I own ZERO Next Generation issues.

So I have been having to make do with the Next Generation scans I have found on these sites:

http://www.retromags.com/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showcat=13

http://www.emuparadise.org/magazine-comic-guide-scans/

Unfortunately, these amount to barely 5 issues - so I am missing out on a large amount of magazines.

So, to summarise:
- If you have any Next Generation issues and you want to share these with me (preferably by scanning them in and putting them somewhere - I can give you FTP upload permits), then PLEASE contact me or PM me.
- If people provide me with Next Generation scans (the entire issue, mind you), I am willing to scan in all the magazines from Edge Magazine.

Sorry for asking something back in return - but I have already been disappointed by several people on the Internet that supposedly had full backcatalogues of Next Generation Magazine yet were not quite willing to scan them in for me (this was after I scanned in a shitload of issues from Edge).


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap, look at all those scans! I have a few issues of Next Generation, but man, I can't promise you scans of entire issues, especially of magazines as thick as these. I'm always open to donating what I have though, I even have a bunch of extra copies I could send to someone who wants to debind them and do it right.

Oh, I also have the entire Steve Jarratt run of Total!, which he did right before Edge. It's not a very good magazine, but it might be of interest to you as an Edge fan.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
Holy crap, look at all those scans! I have a few issues of Next Generation, but man, I can't promise you scans of entire issues, especially of magazines as thick as these. I'm always open to donating what I have though, I even have a bunch of extra copies I could send to someone who wants to debind them and do it right.

Oh, I also have the entire Steve Jarratt run of Total!, which he did right before Edge. It's not a very good magazine, but it might be of interest to you as an Edge fan.


As for my own scanning needs, I decided against debinding - I realize you're interested in this for the purpose of automation (ie. you can 'feed it' all those debinded pages and you won't have to bother flipping back and forth through the magazine and scanning each page in by hand) - on the flip side your magazine is pretty much destroyed.

Debinding isn't really necessary for the old-style Edge issues anyway, so it suited my needs for the first 87 issues - starting with Issue 87, they switched to some sort of irregular paper size - and videogame reviews have these images that overlap on both pages - it's pretty much impossible to scan these without a gap in the image without debinding. But it isn't such a big deal really.

As for the Next Generation magazines you own - while I would of course really appreciate scans of those issues - it's up to you I suppose. You might even leave out all the ad pages and whatnot - that will save you about 20/30 pages to scan I reckon.

These are the Next-Generation Issues I've already found scanned on the web (IE. THESE ARE NOT NEEDED):

Next Generation Issue 8
Next Generation Issue 9
Next Generation Issue 20
Next Generation Issue 27
Next Generation Issue 31
Next Generation Issue 33
Next Generation Issue 51
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the ones I own:

4
6
11-37
39-42
46
54
55
(becomes Next Gen)
69-70
77-78
82-84

Also, I wouldn't debind any of my master copies, I was just saying that I'd sacrifice my doubles for the sake of scanning if anyone was up for it. We could also figure out a way for me to just give them to you if you want to cover shipping. I haven't sorted out my doubles yet, but I think I have maybe 20-25.

I really want to help you out but I haaaate scanning, it takes forever and I end up hurting my back from all of the hunching over.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
These are the ones I own:

4
6
11-37
39-42
46
54
55
(becomes Next Gen)
69-70
77-78
82-84

Also, I wouldn't debind any of my master copies, I was just saying that I'd sacrifice my doubles for the sake of scanning if anyone was up for it. We could also figure out a way for me to just give them to you if you want to cover shipping. I haven't sorted out my doubles yet, but I think I have maybe 20-25.

I really want to help you out but I haaaate scanning, it takes forever and I end up hurting my back from all of the hunching over.


Let's take a look at the shipping costs - how much would a package of (say) 20/10 copies to the Netherlands set me back? You can let me know by PM.

Here's what a previous guy told me - I was in talks with some guy from Wikipedia and the shipping costs basically put me off the whole thing:

Quote:

Shipping Route: Jeffersonville, IN USA to Amsterdam, Netherlands (I didn't know your city so I used the one Netherlands city I know to get a rough estimate)
Package Size: 11 in x 11 in x 5 in (Average sized package to carry between 10-20 issues)
Package Weight: 9 lbs (Average weight between 10-20 issues)
Cost: $140-$200 (Varies based on transit time)


$140-200 for say 10-20 issues is pretty much the reason why I'm looking for people to scan them in and put them up for download - substituting dollars for sweat and tears.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added three issues:

- Edge Magazine Issue 46 (June 1997)
- Edge Magazine Issue 48 (August 1997)
- Edge Magazine Issue 77 (Autumn 1999)

You can get these (and other issues) here:

http://popularsymbolism.com/mitaphane/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added today:

- Edge Magazine Issue 38 (November 1996)
- Edge Magazine Issue 40 (Christmas 1996)

This completes Issue 1 to 40 (except for issue 39, which is still missing).

Anyway, hope you guys are getting some use out of this.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squarepusher wrote:
Added today:

- Edge Magazine Issue 38 (November 1996)
- Edge Magazine Issue 40 (Christmas 1996)

This completes Issue 1 to 40 (except for issue 39, which is still missing).

Anyway, hope you guys are getting some use out of this.


I absolutely will, though to be honest I haven't downloaded any of them yet, I've got too much on my plate right now. Is there any danger they'll go away? Should I try to grab them all while I can?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
Squarepusher wrote:
Added today:

- Edge Magazine Issue 38 (November 1996)
- Edge Magazine Issue 40 (Christmas 1996)

This completes Issue 1 to 40 (except for issue 39, which is still missing).

Anyway, hope you guys are getting some use out of this.


I absolutely will, though to be honest I haven't downloaded any of them yet, I've got too much on my plate right now. Is there any danger they'll go away? Should I try to grab them all while I can?


They just pulled all of Retromags.com's content yesterday - apparently they got a Cease and Desist from the hosting site and they had to take all their magazines offline.

So yeah, that danger definitely persists. I'm not even sure setting up a private FTP could get around that - since I would still be using the same hosting site and everything would therefore be bound to their Fair Use guidelines and EULA.

To automate the downloading process, you should get Downthemall for Firefox, go to a specific issue folder and just have it download all the pictures inside that folder. Saves lots of time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All right, I managed to download everything. I hope your host doesn't mind this 21GB transfer...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
All right, I managed to download everything. I hope your host doesn't mind this 21GB transfer...


Laughing - it's that big already is it?

PS. I added Issue 39 today.
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