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 on: Today at 03:29:13 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Just wanted to let you know that it might take a bit more time to get newer updates out.
While I'm continuing to work on unreleased magazines I've run into a bit of trouble when it comes to my health again.
Not quite sure how serious it is as I haven't been to the doctor yet, but I've not been well for the past 2 weeks or so now.

My best guess at this point is over exhaustion since I worked 3 times as hard during my "vacations" this past summer than I normally do at work. So I haven't had any real downtime for over 6 months now.
I'm just hoping I'm not heading towards another burnout where I spend 16 hours a day sleeping because that wasn't much fun a couple of years back. :-/

It's not that I have burned myself out on magazines, far from it in fact. I haven't been as excited to work on new ones for years now.
It's just that I'm not feeling well at all.
That's actually quite an understatement as my body is telling to to lie down all the time. Wink

So I'll keep working on magazines as much as I can, but I think I'll need some time to recuperate which will most likely equal a lot of downtime for me personally.
So don't panic, releases are still coming. Just at a slower pace.

 on: October 06, 2017, 09:39:01 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

Today we are extremely proud to be to be able to present a very rare issue from 1989.
I'm talking about none other than the very first issue of Club Nintendo Magazine from the UK.
It's taken me nearly a decade of searching on and off to get my hands on this very magazine.
So be sure to grab it because you might have to wait
till the next blue moon for a physical copy in excellent condition. Wink
From the way the magazine is put together, you can clearly see that they were still
figuring things out a bit. The first preview article is an introduction to the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Next up we have a review for the infamous Top Gun by Konami. Then we look at
two all-time classics for the NES: The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.

Club Nintendo Volume 1 Issue 1 - 1989 (UK)

Introducing the Nintendo Entertainment System
Top Gun
The Legend of Zelda
Super Mario Bros.

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.

 on: October 04, 2017, 02:46:40 PM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Mean Machines 5 and 9 phone versions are broken.

Thanks for letting me know!

I've just repacked and re-uped the files.
Here are the links:


 on: October 04, 2017, 01:24:05 PM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by retroking1981
Mean Machines 5 and 9 phone versions are broken.

 on: October 04, 2017, 05:22:20 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Already started scanning the first issue of the official Nintendo Magazine by EMAP (issue 54 as it continued on from Nintendo Magazine System) and came across this guy!

That sure brought back the memories! Cheesy

I wonder what it would take to convince Sakurai to put him into the next Smash Bros. Wink

 on: October 03, 2017, 03:08:42 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Besides the local post office now probably thinking I'm an international drug cartel, the day started of rather brilliant. Tongue

All of these magazines were donated by John, a very generous person from the UK.
Nearly 200 Nintendo magazines. Most of which are Official Nintendo magazines from the UK that I didn't have in my possession. Only a duplicate here and there, maybe 5 or so in total.

So it looks like I'm just about set for life when it comes to scanning and restoring classic magazines. Wink
That's quite the workload to pile on top of everything else, but it's also a great motivational force to keep me pushing forward.

 on: September 30, 2017, 04:39:01 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

Originally released here at the start of 2015, issue 10 of Sega Pro
just received the remaster treatment and thus, has never looked better.
This issue dates back to the summer of 1992 and therefor
has quite a bit of Game Gear content to keep you busy during that long vacation.
We found a lot of great stuff so it was hard to pick only four preview articles,
so we ended up with eight instead. We have an abundance of Game Gear content up as a preview for this issue,
so lets jump right in and take a look at the reviews for Prince of Persia, Klax, Popils
and last but not least Marble Madness, all of which are for the Sega Game Gear.
Then we have a look at Batman for the Mega Drive, followed by
 the Friday the 13th inspired game Splatterhouse II, also for the Sega Mega Drive.

Sega Pro 10 - august 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED)

Prince of Persia (Game Gear)
Klax (Game Gear)
Popils (Game Gear)
Marble Madness (Game Gear)
Splatterhouse II (Mega Drive)
Batman (Mega Drive)

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.

 on: September 25, 2017, 04:46:33 PM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Nice to see you here! Smiley

As you see, I should be able to resurrect issue 2 albeit with a lot more hours to put into it.
I came across some really tough parts in this page, but in the end it all worked out.

Issue one is a much easier magazine to work one. As you know very well, it's basically in mint condition. Wink
I only have 3 pages left on that one before I can wrap it up, but got sidetracked on page 19 of issue 2 as my mind kept wondering if I would be able to even do it. So I had to step aside and give it a shot first.
During the week I basically have no time to work on magazines so my weekends and vacations are the days that I need to concentrate on for getting as much work into them as possible.
I think this week I'll be able to release a Sega Pro remastered issue that I have finished a while back and after that should be issue 1 of Club Nintendo.

With a bit of luck, as well as another generous donation, I should have close to 200 Nintendo magazines to work on, many still brand new and unopened from the looks of it.
So I certainly have my work cut out for me for the next decennia. Wink

 on: September 25, 2017, 01:56:59 PM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by retroking1981
Top work mate, looking forward to the uploads  Smiley

 on: September 24, 2017, 06:51:46 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Well, I said I was in for a challenge when I stated my intent to try and resurrect issue 2 of Club Nintendo which is in rather terrible shape.

Over 6 hours later we seem to have our first page finished up. Smiley


Started off with the worst page of the bunch as I would have kicked myself if I ended up doing all other pages and this one was impossible to restore.
So I'll have it at least a bit easier with the rest. Well besides the cover page, which I'm sure will give me quite a few headaches just looking at it.

Then again, the end result will be worth it. Wink

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