We discuss non-Nintendo Power /vr/-era gaming magazines...
AKA our internet before the internet became a thing...
I know of retromags, I just wish they had more. I have every Nintendo Power beginning with 1 and going all the way into the year 2000, but I'm still missing the vast majority from other mags.
Man, has so much changed in 14 months.
Oh God, that reminds me of a turbo-autist on the Zephr's Domain forum that swore up and down the N64 was never codenamed the Ultra 64, even with OVERWHELMING evidence to the contrary.
He held on desperately this little image of an old Japanese patent that said N64.
I mean we have the "PSX was never shorthand for Playstation" troll and the "Famicom is impossible to clone" but this autismo really took the cake.
>"PSX was never shorthand for Playstation"
Its funny. Because in magazines it was known as the PSX before Sony came out with that DVD device called the PSX. But I've always called it the PS1 in real life. To which Sony came out with the small PSone.
I actually have this issue somewhere
I loved Electronic Gaming Monthly as a kid. I would read every issue cover to cover multiple times.
Just this weekend I went back and read two of their old issues, the 150th issue with their list of the 100 best games of all time (they put Super Metroid at #1) and Seanbaby's 20 worst games of all time (featuring Custer's Revenge!), and the issue they put out a year later featuring the 10 "naughtiest" games of all time. I was confused by many things that were said. I'm glad I never asked my mom for clarification.
Looking back through their old issues, there were so many casual sexual references, like "the first thing you'll notice about Final Fantasy X-2 is Yuna's ass." Political correctness wouldn't let a magazine get away with that kind of stuff today.
>Looking back through their old issues, there were so many casual sexual references, like "the first thing you'll notice about Final Fantasy X-2 is Yuna's ass." Political correctness wouldn't let a magazine get away with that kind of stuff today.
They use to catch shit for things they said. In the letters to the editor sections people would write in about shit said all the time.
I remember in Game Now 'The last line of the EGM2/Expert Gamer series' they would basically just make fun of all the people who wrote in, even though their target demographic had shifted to 10-14 year olds.
Disappointingly, I only ever picked up UK Playstation and Nintendo magazines, though Nintendo Official Mag was pretty good for physical freebies, and still is. The Smash Melee orchestral soundtrack CD is glorious and probably surprisingly rare.
There was also a Donkey Konga CD, Mario and Luigi coverplates for GBA SP, a replacement Gamecube logo "jewel" you could put custom artwork inside, Zelda Four Swords clips, etc.
Wish I'd managed to get my hands on more Saturn mags. I have issue #35 that contains related image and it's incredibly damaged from being read so many times. I also always wanted to know what the source was on that lewd.
I still read through all the issues of Official Sega Saturn Magazine at least once a year. It's really interesting to be able to read 20 year old fan letters complaining about the 32X going to waste, and Saturn games not releasing on time, amongst all the other problems the Saturn suffered.
i have a copy of this
if i were to scan the whole thing into a PDF, is that something you crackers would appreciate and be interested in
or would i be wasting my time
Inception-PS2 era Electronic Gaming Monthly mags are god tier. I have got my complete Nintendo Power collection, and now I am trying to get all the EGMs. I pick up Gamefan and PSM as well if the price is right.
Huh, that is what's going on in this picture. Never looked that closely at it before.
Yeah, I remember after the naughtiest games issue they dedicated a whole page or something to all the angry letters they got from parents. Their response was basically "we're not a kids' magazine, it's your responsibility to watch what your kids are reading."
They really were man, I read EGM from like 1999-2001 and it was great, every issue was so thick and they did so many fun articles. I bought a few again in like 2005 or something and was sad to see that the magic had gone.
Opm 1999/2000. I hate ads today but I really like these old magazine ads. I also liked opm because of the demo discs.
Lots of hot babes showing off the goods before sjw.
Those were the days.
I've got some "retro" gaming mags as part of my collection.
Here's my collection of EGM (minus a few issues not shown).
Here are my copies of Gamefan. The only magazines I kept from the original collection I had in the '90s.
Here's a smattering of import gaming mags from the '90s that I picked up as a lot.
In 5th grade my friend had a Electronic Gaming Monthly subscription and I had a Nintendo power subscription I remember I didn't have any school books but my magazines were neatly stacked so I could select one from a glance. At first I liked reading the articles but I ended up reading them over and over and grew to like the section in Nintendo Power where people wrote in. He'd let me barrow his magazines and I'd let him barrow mine so it's like we had a subscription to both.
And that my friends, is why I can't read or write in cursive
I had never taken the time to read the subtext. Jesus.
Not exactly retro, but the ad for the Playboy video game with the words "Playboy" blocking out her tits was what I had my first ejaculation to. The pages are stuck together to this day
Anyone have any Katsuya Terada scans from Nintendo Power's Dragon Warrior insert? Looking for a specific picture of a warrior sitting down, leaning on his sword with Charlock in the distance. Can't find it online.
Anitaand her friends are trying to get rid of them. I don't mind booth babes, I wouldn't mind about booth dudes either. I would love to see some crazy muscle dude in loincloth advertising some new fantasy game, no homo.
>that feel when you rented this magazine from the library and were syked af for KI2
Not him but they claim to be standing up for female rights, not male ones. I'm pretty sure a lot also claim that males don't need it. Obviously modern feminism has basically turned into a joke anyway.