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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!

Mean Machines Sega 3 - december 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED) May 21, 2016

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.

May 7, 2016 N64 Magazine 9 - december 1997 (UK)

This week we go all the way back to 1989 with the release of the remastered version of the third issue of the original Club Nintendo Magazine.
Like always, every page has been double checked and any inconsistencies have been corrected.
This is a tiny magazine that weighs in at just 20 pages, but the level of nostalgia certainly measures up to any of it's big brothers.

Club Nintendo Volume 1 Issue 3 - 1989 (UK) (REMASTERED) March 25, 2016

It took a bit longer than anticipated to get a brand new issue finished, as it needed some extra attention so that it could be released in pristine condition. But this week we are finally ready to proudly present the newest issue of Mean Machines Sega with issue 4 from January of 1993.
While the full magazine downloads you can check out the following reviews for the Sega Mega Drive: Another World, Chiki Chiki Boys, Micro Machines, Rampart and Shinobi 3.
As well as Prince of Persia and Super Space Invaders for the Game Gear.
A little note on this release: The cover page does state that this is issue 5, but rest assured, this is indeed issue 4. Misproints happen to the best of them. ;) Speaking of which, several pages in the magazine are misnumbered to the point where certain pages had their numbering removed entirely. Yet again, no need to worry, each page is in the same position as you'll find in the physical magazine.

March 19, 2016 Mean Machines Sega 4 - january 1993 (UK)

This week we go back to November of 1992 with the remaster of the second issue of Mean Machines Sega.
As you're used to by now, this issue has been re-checked and corrected where needed.
Since this was a very recent scan, edits are minimal compared to magazines that we've originally released a couple of years ago. But still, as I'm going through the catalogue one by one, it's better to be thorough and get each and every one up to date. Not to mention make sure that each of these magazines are on the filehost without any corrupted sections.

Mean Machines Sega 2 - november 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED) March 12, 2016

This time we go all the way back to November of 1995 with the release of the very first Official Sega Saturn Magazine.
This issue has yet again been fully remastered and thus has seen several big improvements as well as countless little ones over the previous version that was available.
At this point in time, I feel confident in saying that this version is as close as it gets to having the original physical magazine in your hands.

March 5, 2016 OSSM 1 - november 1995 (REMASTERED)

This week we take you back to the original issue of Dreamcast Magazine by Paragon Publishing.
This issue has been fully remastered and is now looking better than it ever did. Not only have the colours been corrected to be as close as can be to the original print version, but every single page has gone through a detailed analysis once again to correct any spots or errors that might have been missed all those years ago.
On top of this, the black on white text has also been corrected in a way that removes the blueish shine that was apparent before. This side effect was due to the cleanup process we applied in the early years of the site and will be removed with each magazine that gets the remastere treatment.

Dreamcast Magazine 1 - september 1999 (UK) (REMASTERED) February 27, 2016

This week we revisit the very first issue of Mean Machines Sega with another remastered edition.
It's not so long ago that we released the original remastered version of this magazine, but with the troubles that our filehost ran into a while back, we just want to make sure that every issue is up in it's intended form.
This means first and foremost that you will be able to download it, but also that none of the pages show up corrupted in one way or another.
Also, this gives us the opportunity to add the scan date to this issue so that in case there are any future updates to the magazine, it's easy to see which version you have compared to the one on the servers.

February 13, 2016 Mean Machines Sega 1 - october 1992 (REMASTERED)

This week we are looking at the remastered version of Computer & Video games issue 168.
As always, this issue has been re-examined for spots, dust, scratches, tears, ink smears and just about anything else that you can think of.
Every page has also has been colour corrected so that this digital rendition looks as close as possible to the original physical version as it hit the newspaper stands in late 1995.

CVG 168 - november 1995 (UK) (REMASTERED) January 30, 2016

This week sees the release of the newly remastered version of MAXIMUM The Video Game Magazine Issue 2 from november 1995.
Alongside the extra layer of polish that has been added thanks to correcting any spots or blemishes that might have been missed in the past as well as fixes to certain pages that weren't possible with the skillset at the time, we also implemented the latest colour correction settings to make the magazine seem spot on with the actual physical rendition. So the magazine has never looked better! Seeing as how the original version was releases 7 years ago, these improvements were quite welcome.

January 23, 2016 MAXIMUM 2 - november 1995 (UK) (REMASTERED)

This week we are re-releasing issue 1 of MAXIMUM.
The issue had been re-released about a year ago already, but with the server troubles that our file host has had, quite a few magazines have gotten corrupted or even completely broken and thus impossible to download.
So by redoing the release we can ensure that these 2016 issues are available in perfect condition.
Also, with the new date stamps being implemented on each release, both on the magazine's final page as well as on the site's release page for said magazine, it's now much easier to know if you have the latest version of a magazine or not.
For more info on this please check out the folloing forum post.

MAXIMUM Issue 1 - october 1995 (UK) January 16, 2016

Sooner than most expected, we are back with another magazine release. This time it is none other than issue 19 of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine from May 1997.
We start of with one of my favourite features that occasionally pop up in classic video game magazines, a trade show special. This one is even more special than usual since it covers arcade games: The AOU Amusement Expo of 1997. We follow this up with features for Saturn Bomberman, King of Fighters '96 and Quake. The latter one also includes an interview with Lobotomy Entertainment. And to finish up the preview for this issue we have the following reviews: Super Puzzle Fighter II, Return Fire and Saturn Bomberman.

January 9, 2016 Official Sega Saturn Magazine 19 - may 1997 (UK)

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