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 on: Today at 09:56:05 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

This week we have something rather special.
Last month I was contacted by Frazer Rhodes and Garry Casey with the question
if I would be interested in working on a Neo Geo fanzine called New Earth by Graham Pike
that started in 1994 and ran up to 1998.
Jump a little bit forward and here we are. The first 15 issues, which make up Volume 1
of this fanzine are available on the site to read, or to download, whichever you prefer.
I have included all 3 versions of each issue into the same package for download
since the size of each one is rather small. This way you'll get both the Max-Rez,
Tablet and Phone version in a single download.
Enjoy!



New Earth - a fanzine for players of the Neo Geo




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 on: February 09, 2018, 11:53:51 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

This week we return to more recent times with issue 7 of NGamer magazine.
We have a ton of preview features and reviews for this issue, as it's packed full with content, so let's get started.
First up we have several Nintendo DS reviews: Children of Mana, Chocobo and the Magic Picturebook,
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, Final Fantasy III and Magical Starign. Then we move on to Elebits for the Wii,
as well as Kororinpa, Metal Slug Anthology, Necro-Nesia and Super Swing Golf Pangya.
On top of this we also have two Wii features: Scarface and SSX Blur.
Then we look at a small feature titled: What the hell is Dragon Quest?,
and we finish off this update with this issues Download feature: History Lesson #4: Hal Laboratory. Enjoy!



NGamer 7 - march 2007 (UK)


Children of Mana (DS review)
Chocobo and the Magic Picturebook (DS review)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (DS review)
Final Fantasy III (DS review)
Magical Starsign (DS review)
Elebits (Wii review)
Kororinpa (Wii review)
Metal Slug Anthology (Wii review)
Necro-Nesia (Wii review)
Super Swing Golf Pangya (Wii review)
Scarface (Wii feature)
SSX Blur (Wii feature)
What the hell is Dragon Quest? (feature
History Lesson #4: Hal Laboratory (feature)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

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 on: February 07, 2018, 08:09:46 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64


This time we return to March of 1996 with the remaster of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine volume 5.
Looking at all the games in this issue alone makes you wonder just why the Saturn
wasn't flying of store shelves back then. It truly deserved so much better...
The first preview is for the incredibly underrated puzzle game Baku Baku Animal by Sega.
The second arcade game that we take a look at is Fighting Vipers,
which would en up getting a brilliant Saturn port later on.
We then go and take a look at the big cover story with the original WipEout,
and finish up this update with the sequel to a Mega Drive classic action RPG: The Story of Thor 2.



Dreamcast Magazine 7 - march 2000 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Baku Baku Animal
WipEout
Fighting Vipers
The Story of Thor 2/url]

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

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 on: January 19, 2018, 06:27:00 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

As we go from strength to strength, we move on from Club Nintendo to some Sega loving
 instead with issue 4 of MegaDrive Advanced Gaming that came out in December of 1992.
As a preview for the full magazine, let's start off by looking at some classic Mega Drive reviews.
First up we have the timeless classic by none other than Sonic Team: Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
We move on to a great little strategy gem by Koei that seems to have been all but forgotten
over the years: Gemfire. from here, we look towards a couple bigger names as we have a gander
at the reviews for Lemmings as well as Prince of Persia for the Mega CD.
Enjoy!



Megadrive Advanced Gaming 4 - december 1992 (UK)


Sonic 2
Gemfire
Lemmings
Prince fo Persia

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

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 on: January 15, 2018, 09:16:16 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Finally went through the whole list and deleted all the corrupted magazines from the scanner problem from last year.
Lost quite a lot, mainly Nintendo Official Magazines and most of the Official Sega Magazines.
So I'll have to rescan all of those as well as a ton of various other stuff.

Already put in some good work on NGamer as you can see as well as Super Play and Mean Machines.
It's take a while to catch up on all the scans that had to be thrown out, but that's how it goes.
Better to take a drastic step like this than take the easy way out, and let the quality of the scans suffer in the long run.

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 on: January 07, 2018, 08:53:07 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

As the first release of a new year we have something rather special to present to you.
A magazine which I wasn't sure about if it would be possible to bring it back to life again.
But after a ton of work and even more hours put into it compared to a regular 100 page magazine in decent condition,
this slim 20 page magazine of 29 years ago finally looks brand new again! Smiley
To view just what it went through, be sure to take a look at the bottom of the updated Restoration Process
feature that has high resolution before/after shots of several problematic pages.
Since this is a tiny magazine, we only selected two preview features this time.
The first one being Rad Racer by Square, and the classic Castlevania by Konami.
Enjoy!



Club Nintendo Volume 1 Issue 2 - 1989 (UK)


Rad Racer
Castlevania


The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.



Restoration Process Feature:



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 on: December 19, 2017, 07:24:28 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

Again, due to ongoing health issues as well as scanner problems
(having to throw out a years worth of scans due to a scanner defect that was noticed way too late),
this update comes a bit later than expected, as a big part of the magazine needed to be redone from scratch...
But our first issue of the Nintendo Official Magazine is finally here.
You might notice this it starts with issue 54 and that's for good reason.
NOM is the continuation of Nintendo Magazine System and thus kept it's numbering
despite changing the magazine's name. There's a ton of great content in this first issue so let's get started!
Let's start of with a look at Enix in an RPG Special.
Then let's take a look at the included interview with Midway about Doom 64.
Besides these two great feature we also selected four reviews to preview the magazine
as you download the full issue: Staring of with the classic Super Mario 64 as well as Pilotwings 64
and then looking at the slightly more dated Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.
Enjoy!



Nintendo Official Magazine 54 - march 1997 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Enix RPG Special
Doom 64 interview with Midway
Super Mario 64
Pilotwings 64
Turok Dinosaur Hunter
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

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 on: November 21, 2017, 06:24:59 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

This week we are proud to present you with the next issue of the official Dreamcast Magazine from the UK,
which was released in March of 2000.
In issue 7 you will find the following articles besides a ton of others: MDK 2 by Shiny Entertainment.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape, from the long running series by Ubisoft. Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
by Core Design. And finally, the rather strange 2D fighter by none other than Capcom: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
Enjoy!



Dreamcast Magazine 7 - march 2000 (UK) (REMASTERED)


MDK 2
Rayman 2
Tomb Raider the Last Revelation
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

Now about that surprise I was talking about last week.
It just came in about an hour ago. Smiley


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 on: November 13, 2017, 08:39:17 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

Due to a couple of setbacks it took a bit longer to get our next issue out.
But we're slowly getting back on track and thus are happy to present you with
the remastered version of issue number 4 of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine from February 1996.
We start our preview with perhaps the finest railgun shooter ever created: Panzer Dragoon Zwei,
and move on to a horizontal 2D shooting game from another quality pedigree: Darius Gaiden by Taito.
After these two big hitters we look at reviews for two lesser known games for the system:
the Sega arcade conversion Wing Arms and the flipper sim True Pinball.



OSSM 4 - february 1996 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Panzer Dragoon Zwei
Darius Gaiden
Wing Arms
True Pinball

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

Oh and with a little bit of luck, I will have another nice surprise in my hands by the end of the week.
So expect a couple of pictures from a pick-up I'm really excited about. Smiley

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 on: November 07, 2017, 10:54:34 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Well, time for a bit of good news I think.

After 2 days of experimenting with all kinds of settings and techniques I finally got the new scans to look perfect.

Getting a new scanner always is a headache since no 2 scanners work the exact same way, well unless they are of the exact same model and calibrated.
But since this was a newer model and the original scanning software wasn't compatible with the new scanner, I had to get the new software.
Which naturally did all kinds of weird things to the scans and made them look washed out and, well kinda weird to be honest.

But now that I got my Photoshop settings to compensate for all that, we should be good to go and ready to pick up from where we left off.
Gonna be a ton of work as always, but at least this part is taken care of.

When I get a bit more money, I'm going to order 2 or 3 more scanners of the same type so that I don't run into this kinda thing again anytime soon.

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