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Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:04 pm
by Retrogamer0001
I remember the launch for FF8 very well - the hype surrounding it was incredible. I remember paying $99 for it on release...and it was worth every penny. That being said, I don't think many people remember just how expensive games were back then, even in the PS1 days.

Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:56 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
EGM was far and away my favorite gaming magazine. At some point, I need to start a thread dedicated to its various - and very, very solid - "greatest games of all time" lists. (Published once every 50 issues, they are like the video game equivalent of the AFI's movie lists.) I have been tracking my progress through them for years, and other members may want to do the same thing.

Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:53 pm
by BurningDoom
So for this week's edition of our little classic gaming magazine retrospect we go back to March/April of 1990 with Nintendo Power:

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Inner-Cover - Nintendo Power Subscription Ad
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What's on the agenda for this month:
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Player's Pulse (Letter Pages):
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The Consumer Electronic Show Report (This was where the big reveals happened back then, before E3 existed.)
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Game Boy Section for Consumer Electronic Show Report:
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Howard & Nester Comic:
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A Boy and His Blob
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Astaynax
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720
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Silent Service
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Super C (man, I love that artwork!)
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Pin-Bot (a personal favorite that I spent many long hours with)
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The Cover Story: Super Mario Bros. 3
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Wrath of the Black Ninja
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Final Fantasy:
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Dragon Warrior Text Adventure (continues for a few pages, but 1 pic should give you the idea of what's going on here in this Choose Your Own Adventure type story.)
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General Review Section Page (Turbo Racing, The Battle of Olympus (one of my all-time favorite NES games!))
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Game Boy Section - Nemesis
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Top 30 Games
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Just to clarify: The Super Mario Bros. 3 listed here is the Play-Choice 10 Arcade version. The NES version wasn't quite out yet at the publication of this issue.

Nintendo Merchandise Article - Nintendo Cartoon Home VHS's, Game Boy Carrying Case, Four-Score 4-Player Adapter for NES
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NES Achievers (Player High Scores)
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Counselor's Corner - Player's Get Help in Games From Nintendo Counselor's
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And the Illustrious Counselors Themselves
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Classified Information (Cheats & Codes)
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Sara Gilbert (Roseanne) Profile
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NES Power Trivia Quiz
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Pak Watch (Upcoming Games): Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Crystalis, Rescue Rangers, Golgo 13, Solstice, Castlevania II, Dungeon Magic, Maniac Mansion, Battle Chess
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Nintendo Power Back Issue Ad
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Next Issue Preview
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Nintendo Power Awards '89 Nominees
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Back Cover (and, no, that's not me on the subscription label)
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Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:55 pm
by noiseredux
these are great, BD. Keep it up!

Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:05 pm
by noiseredux
ugh this is devastating. From Official Sega Dreamcast Magazine #11:

No word on whether or not we'll be able to get our greedy little hands on the technology [the Smash Pack Genesis emulator] so we can slide you a couple of free Genesis games with each issue, but we're working on it.


Sadly, issue #12 would be the last issue of the magazine. Imagine how cool that would have been though if subsequent demo discs had come with various Genesis games on them? I mean, theoretically we could have even seen TurboGrafx-16 games as well, as the Japanese internet server (via Dreampassport 3) actually let you download Megadrive and PC Engine games much like the VC/PSN/XBLA do now for retro games.

Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:53 pm
by Frag Mortuus
Post for later. I can upload tons of cool stuff! I'll do it when I get off work :D

Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:47 pm
by BurningDoom
Frag Mortuus wrote:Post for later. I can upload tons of cool stuff! I'll do it when I get off work :D


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Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:08 pm
by Snake
From a 1984 Fantastic Four comic. I'd never heard of Atarisoft before. I like how his friends are assholes and only like him for his video games :lol:

Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:23 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
I would think that the young men in that picture would probably be pretty excited to play a game titled "Manholes of Venus". (The young woman's reaction is pretty much spot-on, however.)

Re: Post cool stuff from old gaming magazines here!

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:23 pm
by Snake
From a 1990 Quasar comic.