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 91 
 on: June 23, 2016, 06:06:53 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by Mega Drive Bowlsey
Hi, first I just want to say thanks for this amazing site. Being able to read my old favourite gaming mags from back in the day is just fantastic. As my name suggests I grew up a die-hard Sega boy and my favourite publication for Mega Drive/Mega CD related news and reviews was Mega Magazine. I noticed that you have some issues available for download but it seems some of them need to be re-uploaded. If this could be done I'd be very grateful. Also do you think you may have access to more issues of Mega at any point in the near future? I realise it happens to be one of the harder Sega related magazines to find back issues of but as far as I'm concerned it really was one of the best written gaming publications to come out of the early to mid 90's. Thank you so much in advance!  Smiley

 92 
 on: June 20, 2016, 09:17:27 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
You know that I'm not one to hype things up months in advance, but I've been working the past couple of months on something special.

The idea is to make the month of August something exciting when it comes to classic videogame magazines.
So on the 6th of August we'll be putting out the first issue of a new magazine that hasn't been on the site yet, and each Saturday after that we'll release issue 2,3 and 4 one after another.

Now what this magazine is will have to stay a secret for just a bit longer. Wink
All I can say is that it might make Nintendo fans very happy.

So if you've been wondering why the past weeks and months have been a bit slow, now you know.
Yesterday I finished up issue 3 and I'm in the middle of editing issue 4 so that it'll be ready by the end of August.
I'll keep working on other magazines in between as well, but I just want to make sure that I'll make this deadline.

Hope you'll end up enjoying this magazine as much as I do. Smiley

Just a little teaser image.


 93 
 on: June 19, 2016, 10:08:12 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

This time we revisit one of the classic magazines that we released in 2010, namely the original issue of the legendary Mean Machines.
This issue has been updated with the latest settings and has been given a complete work-over
with the newest techniques in our arsenal for restoring classic magazines.
Starting with the cover page, you will be able to notice that the remastering was quite extensive on this one,
as it looks so much cleaner and crisper than the old 2010 version.
So we hope that you enjoy revisiting this classic once more!



Mean Machines 1 - october 1990 (UK) (REMASTERED)



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.

 94 
 on: June 19, 2016, 07:01:15 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

Even though the remastered issue of Dreamcast Magazine issue 1 was released this past February, I came to the conclusion that there were parts that could use some additional work. Mainly the black on white text which suffered from an old editing technique that put a blueish shimmer on the text, for lack of a better explanation. (It's what I used to refer to as bleaching back in those days)
This technique was rather crude and hasn't been used for a number of years, so only the oldest scans made with my defunct scanner suffer from this. Dreamcast Magazine 1 is the only remastered issue which has been released that still had this problem.
So with this latest revision, this problem has now been fixed.
I'm going to incorporate this stance into all the other magazines that are affected, so it'll take a bit longer to get them out. But since we're going for perfect replicas, I don't think another couple of hours of editing is a big deal. Wink

Sorry for the inconvenience of having to download the magazine again to get the best version.
Then again, this is why the scan date was implemented, so that when a scan gets updated, it's easy to see if you have the new version or an older one.



Dreamcast Magazine 1 - september 1999 (UK) (REMASTERED)   JUNE 2016



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.

 95 
 on: June 05, 2016, 06:59:53 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
This one is gone BTW.

 96 
 on: May 28, 2016, 08:11:52 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

This week we return to the classic Computer & Video Games magazine with the remastered issue 178 from September 1996.
As always this issue has been fully re-checked and has fixes applied where needed.
Colours have been balanced as well so that it looks identical to the original physical version.
New releases are going a bit slower these days, but worry not.
We are planning something big for the summer that we can't elaborate on just yet.
Rest assured, it's going to be something rather special. Wink
Enjoy!



CVG 178 - september 1996 (UK) (REMASTERED)



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.

 97 
 on: May 21, 2016, 04:32:43 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

Even though we are just one month away from summer, this week we dive deep into the long,
cold and dark winter nights with the December 1992 issue of Mean Machines Sega 3.
This issue has been fully remastered so as always, every page has been double checked and anything that I might have missed before has been corrected.
This issue is a real whopper as well, weighing in at 180 pages full of Mega Drive, Game Gear and Master System goodness!
Enjoy!



Mean Machines Sega 3 - december 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED)



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.

 98 
 on: May 19, 2016, 08:51:47 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64
Well, we're good for another year.
Just got my bill stating that I was already 5 days overdue and that in another 5 they would shut down the site...
Well, here's a hint: Send me an invoice at the time my account should be renewed, not 5 days later! sheesh.

Hostgater share got a lot more expensive as well.
Used to be $120-130 or so, now it jumped to $173,50.
Not sure if this format is sustainable to be honest.

 99 
 on: May 11, 2016, 04:25:17 AM 
Started by meppi64 - Last post by meppi64

This time we are proud to present to you the next pixel perfect digital rendition of N64 Magazine.
With this December 1997 issue we have a couple of heavy-hitters on our hands. First and foremost,
the legendary FPS that still is revered to this day and on which many of us have spent months and even years: Goldeneye 007.
Next we have another huge release from Rare as they were at the top of their game: Diddy Kong Racing.
Next up a game that couldn't quite top WipEout or F-Zero, but was a lot of fun in it's own right: Extreme G,
and to finish up we take a look at a genre which wasn't represented very well on the system, it the fighting game Mace The Dark Ages.



N64 Magazine 9 - december 1997 (UK)


Goldeneye 007
Diddy Kong Racing
Extreme G
Mace the Dark Ages

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.

 100 
 on: May 01, 2016, 11:08:57 AM 
Started by SNESFan - Last post by meppi64
Hey Jon, always nice to see a new face around here. Smiley
Welcome to the site and I hope you'll enjoy all the content that you'll find here.

It's been a bit slow the past month due to life getting a bit in the way, which tends to happen from time to time.
But I've just started a nice one-week vacation, so I should be able to get quite a bit of work done as I'l starting to unwind from the normal routine.

I do have a full set of Super play magazines, but if there's one thing that I've learned from all my years of digitising magazines, it's that having a secondary copy of a magazine can be a Godsent. Especially since even the best preserved issues can have certain pages that are extremely hard to restore due to printing errors and ink smudges and such.

So I'd love to take these issues, although it will take quite some time before I get up to these ones as I have a massive backlog.
And with one 100 page issue taking approximately 40 hours to complete from start to finish, it all just ends up going a bit slower than I would prefer.

Then again, we've always put quality of our digital version as the top priority, so I should probably stop complaining about not getting them out as fast as I'd want. Wink

If that's okay with you, just send me a PM and we'll work something out.
I live in Belgium btw, so I hope that's not a deal breaker.

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