Discussion of scanning, archiving, and printing things such as magazines, manuals, video captures, and game covers
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Do You Care That Much About The Magazine Posts?

by racketboy Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:35 pm

I'll cut to the point... should I keep doing single Magazine PDF posts?

I'm just noticing a lot less traffic and comments for them than just about any other kind of post.
I'm experimenting with OCR'ing the PDFs so they are searchable, but the results are a bit iffy.

What are your thoughts?
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by Mozgus Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:14 pm

I'm not really into it. Well, not in reading digital backups anyway. It's only fun if you're holding the real thing. I may have even said I was interested in this project when it started. I dunno, I was crazy.
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by GSZX1337 Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:55 pm

I think it's cool to have magazine scans for the big events like when the SNES and Dreamcast were in the works, but other than that, I don't really care.
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Re: Do You Care That Much About The Magazine Posts?

by durkada Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:14 pm

I think its worth linking to the magazine scan sites. But as far as advertising that another magazine has been scanned, I could care less. I actually downloaded the most recent one, and was so nonplussed by the writing and contents, that I didn't even make it to the Saturn Bomberman review. Of course, that was what made me download it in the first place.
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by Droid party Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:40 pm

For what it's worth I like em , however the last mag was a bit crap.
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by extrarice Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:44 pm

Personally I would be a bit more interested in specific pages, rather than the entire magazine pdf'd. Kind of how http://www.vintagecomputing.com has it, with one funky ad every once in a while.
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by racketboy Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:18 pm

extrarice wrote:Personally I would be a bit more interested in specific pages, rather than the entire magazine pdf'd. Kind of how http://www.vintagecomputing.com has it, with one funky ad every once in a while.


Yeah, they do a good job of that -- better than I could do unless I spent a lot more time digging up the good stuff. But maybe I'll be on the lookout for specific articles of interest.
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by NebachadnezzaR Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:11 pm

Personally I love this scans. I like gaming magazines in general and specially older magazines, since it's a great way to "feel" like you're living that time, now what I mean? All that excitement about (then) upcoming games, the detailed walkthoughs and tips for newly released AAA titles, that kind of stuff...

I specially enjoy mags about the Saturn, Dreamcast and PSX, since those are my favourite retro consoles. I didn't download the issue you last posted, since I already have that one, but I still look forward for other issues.
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by ohayes Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:24 pm

I loved the recent magazine post, keep them coming if you like :) its a great idea
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by abeisgreat Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:27 pm

Well id read the mag scans if i had an interest in saturn if you had DC mags scans id definatly read those
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