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Want To Read Old Nintendo Power, EGM, & GamePro Magazines?

BurningDoom
Monday, January 16, 2012 2:30:23 PM
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Feeling nostalgic?

Check out this website, it's not a torrent site, and it's safe, I've downloaded a crap load of these already. It's got tons of video game magazines in PDF & CBR (you need a free downloadable program to read CBR) form from the 80s & 90s. U.S. & U.K. magazines. Stuff like Nintendo Power, Electronic Gaming Monthly, GamePro, Game Player's, Sega Vision, PlayStation Magazine (PSM), and others.

http://www.retromags.com/forums/files/
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I used to have a subscription to Electronics Gaming Monthly and GamePro. I really enjoyed both but I think GamePro was a little better.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:03:47 PM
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Man I would read Nintendo Power cover to cover until the pages about fell out.


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BurningDoom
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:23:11 PM
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Mick77 wrote:
Man I would read Nintendo Power cover to cover until the pages about fell out.


I did that to pretty much any video game magazine I came across (and before I knew any better, comic books as well).

Video game magazines today just aren't the same, either. Back then it was like each magazine had their own personality, some had a sense of humor, some were completely serious, some spread straight rumors. And they were thick as hell, sometimes totaling up to 200 pages a piece. You'd be paying $20 for a gaming magazine that size today. I'm really happy I stumbled across this site.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:19:41 PM
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Wow this was awesome. I remember reading Nintendo Power. That's what I like about the magazines back then compared to now. You see the first issue in Nintendo Power they have a walk through of Super Mario 2. I like how they'd have maps and show you where potions, free lives or secret rooms were hidden. Gaming Magazines now (my son has a subscription to Game Informer) basically gives you a description of the game and a review. I personally like that old feel where they took time to walk you through a game and gave you knowledge you could use rather then tell you what games you should or shouldn't play.

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BurningDoom
Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:37:27 PM
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Well, looks like this is no longer an option. Megaupload, the site that RetroMags was using to host their files, was shut down. So no more classic magazines. RetroMags themselves weren't shut down, just the file hosting site they used. So even though the magazines were legit, there was likely other stuff on there that wasn't that has nothing to do with RetroMags. Oh well, C'est la vie.

This is a shame, though, since RetroMags themselves clearly post that they do not have any magazines available after 1999, and that they are happy to remove any magazines at the creator's/owner's request. It's clear that they meant no copyright infringement, they were simply enthusiasts preserving something that is not available anymore. It's not like there's digital copies, reprints, or trade paperbacks of these magazines out there, and it's not like any of the stuff in those magazines pertain to today's economy anyways.

RetroMags said that plans to use a future site to host the files are up in the air at this point, since this all went down today.
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wickedcomics
Friday, January 20, 2012 1:49:53 AM
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How many of the Nintendo Powers were you able to snag?
BurningDoom
Friday, January 20, 2012 11:15:01 AM
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wickedcomics wrote:
How many of the Nintendo Powers were you able to snag?


Pretty much all the issues I wanted. I got lucky.
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mrhaddock
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I have a box of old Nintendo mags that are complete and in really good condition, i love them they have all the early walk throughs and reviews used to wait before the shops opened so i could get my new issue and just sit and read. May have to go blow the dust of them maybe post a pic or two
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