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#1 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1850 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:49 PM

Not sure if this really qualifies as a video game deal but I figured there might be some interest in the free Nintendo Power archive.

The price is right

 

https://archive.org/...s/nintendopower



#2 darken   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1045 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:53 PM

That's amazing. I got rid of my issues about 15 years ago. Those were from its inception. Was thinking about reading through the rest here, but who has time for that with our CAG backlogs?

#3 EasyEducator   The Easy Educator CAGiversary!   685 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

EasyEducator

Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:59 PM

I just spent the past 15 minutes reading through the Final Fantasy strategy guide issue and reveling in nostalgia from 25 years ago....good way to spend the morning.  Now I've got to search through to find that Tetris GameBoy score I got published, haha.



#4 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1463 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:02 PM

Now we just need someone to do this for EGM. I'm really bummed that I got rid of all my issues from the 16-bit era. Typically I'm pretty empty inside but those old game magazines almost make me feel something akin to nostalgia and genuine human emotion.

#5 Rollobobo   EAT SHIITAKE! CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:22 PM

This is wonderful. Thank you fro this. 

 

Is there a way to quickly download all of them? Or do you have to go through them individually. 



#6 Nesmaniac   8 bit heaven CAGiversary!   1384 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Nesmaniac

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:30 PM

This is pretty awesome when I get time I might browse through some. I have all of them most in mint condition & this is far easier to look at without worrying about bending the originals.



#7 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1850 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:35 PM

This is wonderful. Thank you fro this. 

 

Is there a way to quickly download all of them? Or do you have to go through them individually. 

I haven't played around with it too much yet. I'm not sure if you can download all of them in one file for easier access. That would be pretty sweet



#8 Raww   Special Agent CAGiversary!   438 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:35 PM

Try this for EGM:
https://www.retromag...y/#.V6IA9sRb2K0

#9 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15300 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:37 PM

Wow, this is pretty cool. I have the remaining issues that aren't uploaded, but no hand scanner. Wondering if I should try scanning the remaining 112 volumes on an AIO printer...

 

EDIT: Viewing quality is pretty poor for these. They're all small, even on my low resolution screen. =\



#10 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5597 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

anotherpoorgamer

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:37 PM

Now if only someone would upload all of the "Tips & Tricks Magazine" issues.  Along with Electronic Gaming Monthly and EGM 2 that would be nice.

Edit:  Found some of the issues for "Sega Visions" magazine on that archive site.



#11 RoytheRobot   El Piraguero. CAGiversary!   2585 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:38 PM

Thanks OP. As someone who never read a Nintendo Power Mag, I highly Appreciate this.

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#12 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1463 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:44 PM

Try this for EGM:
https://www.retromag...y/#.V6IA9sRb2K0


Awesome. Now I know what I'll be doing this weekend, and as usual, it won't involve spending time with my family.

#13 Nine Lives   Making Kawaii Lolis sweat CAGiversary!   556 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Nine Lives

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:45 PM

The posters were always my favorite part of the magazine.

#14 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24176 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:49 PM

Holy shit, these are legit scans... would love it if there was a way to download these. 



#15 guyver2077   CAG Original CAGiversary!   16094 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

guyver2077

Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:57 PM

cool stuff. thanks op. second option to download all at once.



#16 EldritchOnRye   Flim Flam Argle Bargle CAGiversary!   36695 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:59 PM

This makes me want to go watch all those VHS tapes they used to send out, I'm sure they're all on YouTube.

#17 JaytheGamefan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4410 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:18 PM

Holy shit, these are legit scans... would love it if there was a way to download these. 

Click on the issue and then choose the format you want to download it in.



#18 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2539 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:21 PM

Man... brings back memories of trying to memorize things from Metroid when my friends brought their issues to school, or memorizing all of Johnny Cage's moves from EGM and then finally playing at an arcade and losing in like 20 seconds



#19 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6858 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:21 PM

Love this thanks op

#20 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24176 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:30 PM

Click on the issue and then choose the format you want to download it in.

LOL Thanks, didn't even see that. 



#21 EroticMan   Catch you with my death bag CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

thanks for post, no way i'd have seen this otherwise



#22 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2863 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:10 PM

I flipped to a random issue, 8, and was greeted by the legendary Mark Discordia in the letters section.

 

This is a fantastic resource, although I agree that I wish the images were higher res.



#23 abbabaab   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   2044 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:42 PM

Anybody else remember Gamepro?



#24 RySenkari   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   670 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:51 PM

I'm not entirely sure this is Nintendo authorized, the scans have the Retromags labels at the end and seem to be fan scans. Even so, they were uploaded by one of the admins of archive.org, so... I dunno what's going on here, did Nintendo give the thumbs up for them to just upload the Retromags scans?



#25 segasonic128   Segasonic CAGiversary!   615 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:53 PM

wow, thank you for sharing!



#26 Captain N The Game Master  

Captain N The Game Master

Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:24 PM

For those that enjoyed Nintendo Power there is a newer magazine called Nintendo Force. I highly recommend. Its a great mix of new and old.

#27 MetalMegaGio   MetalMegaCAG CAGiversary!   3270 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:17 PM

Anybody else remember Gamepro?


That magazine was my favorite as a kid.

https://archive.org/...gamepromagazine

#28 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3759 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:21 PM

Nintendo Power, GamePro, EGM, Game Players Guide (to Nintendo, To Sega & Nintendo)... and many more were staples of my teen years.  It's nice being able to go back and look at some of these as I've sold off most of my magazine collections.



#29 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6858 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:23 PM

Nintendo Power, GamePro, EGM, Game Players Guide (to Nintendo, To Sega & Nintendo)... and many more were staples of my teen years. It's nice being able to go back and look at some of these as I've sold off most of my magazine collections.


Same, I've been wanting to look through old issues for years.

Seriously thanks OP.

#30 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24176 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:35 PM

Game Players/Ultra Game Players (same mag, not sure why/when they changed the name) was an awesome  mag too, for two reasons: 

1. The Christmas Nights demo (we never had a Saturn, but borrowed a friend's to play it) 

2. The discs, wherein I saw my first glimpse of actual video game trailers... before that, it was just magazine pictures. The two most memorable ones were DN Forever (ha..) and FFVII.  

 

GameFAN and the Unofficial PS magazine (the PS1 days, it nose-dived during the PS2 days) were others I loved and would love to re-visit. Sucks that no few of these magazines are archived.