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This time we jump back in time a little. The Official Sega Saturn Magazine is an all-time favourite of many people, yet it missed the actual Sega Saturn launch by 6 months. The reason being that at the time the system launched, the magazine was still called the Official Sega Magazine instead.
So we wanted to jump to the Sega Saturn launch and since going through 15 more issues of OSM would take a long time, we jump around a bit. As always we select a couple of features to preview the magazine before you download the full release. We start off with two of the finest racing games ever created: Sega Rally for the arcade and Daytona USA on the Sega Saturn. We also take a look at Theme Park on the Mega Drive and the little known racer for the 32X: BC Racers.

November 12, 2016 Official Sega Magazine 17 - may 1995 (UK)

For the second week in a row we focus on a re-release of a back issue of Official Sega Saturn Magazine. As always, this is the definite version of this magazine. The colours should be spot on with this release as well as the attention to detail when it comes to cleaning up marks of old age has been raised even more compared to the old version.
Our first preview is for a fan favourite racing game that sadly never left the arcades: Scud Race. We then take another in-depth look at Fighters Megamix as well as the newly converted arcade racer Manx TT Superbike.
And for the final preview of this issue we look at Hexen by Probe Entertainment.

OSSM 17 - march 1997 (UK) (REMASTERED) October 15, 2016

We are back with a newly remastered version of issue number 18 of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine.
As always, this issue has been re-edited to look even better than before, including new colour settings which put it much closer to the original physical magazine compared to the previous release. We start off with a look at Elevator Action Returns on the Saturn, which sadly never left Japan. From here we move on to a feature on Manx TT, as well as a big feature on Mass Destruction. Our final feature is for the somewhat obscure arcade fighting game by Capcom: Red Earth. But that is not all! We also have a look at not one, but two interviews in this issue. The first one is with Lobotomy Software about Duke Nukem 3D and the second one talks with Tetsuya Mizuguchi about Sega Touring Car Challenge.

October 8, 2016 OSSM 18 - april 1997 (UK) (REMASTERED)

This week we are proud to present you with the re-release of the second issue of the Official Sega Magazine. The precursor to the Official Sega Saturn Magazine. In the not so distant future we'll be taking a jump in this magazine's past and look at the very first coverage of the Sega Saturn, starting with issue 17. But for now, let's look back at the height of the Mega Drive's populatity with this particular issue.
We begin with a look at the feature for Castlevania Bloodlines, followed by one for Sonic 3. Then we have a look at the Sega Multi-Mega/CDX. And finally we look at reviews for both WWF Rage in the Cage and Castlevania Bloodlines.

Official Sega Magazine 2 - february 1994 (UK) (REMASTERED) October 1, 2016

It took a little more time to get the following release ready due to the rather complicated design of the magazine. But the results are more than worth it. So without further ado, we present you with issue 179 of CVG.
We start this issue of with two PC reviews, the first one for Quake, and the sedond one is for Syndicate. We also have a special NiGHTS into Dreams for the Sega Saturn which goes over the optimal way to play the game. And finally we have a preview for Tobal No.1 on the PSone as well as reviews for Bizarre's Creation Formula 1 as well as Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands, both of which are for the PSone.

September 23, 2016 CVG 179 - october 1996 (UK)

This week we present the re-release of Maximum The Video Game Magazine issue 3 which has been newly remastered so that it looks even better than before.
As previews for this issue we have selected the following articles: The Shoshinkai Show of 1995 (Spaceworld) that focusses on the upcoming Nintendo 64 and it's launch games.
Next up is an interview with AM#3 on Sega Rally 1995. Then we look at a nice big feature for Virtua Cop on the Sega Saturn. And we conclude this update with another big feature for Samurai Shodown 3 on the Neo Geo.

MAXIMUM 3 - january 1996 (UK) (REMASTERED) September 17, 2016

This week we look back at Dreamcast Magazine issue 6 with this remastered version of the magazine.
As always, every page has been re-examined and corrections have been made to the areas that might have been missed in the original release.
The colour values have also been adjusted so that the digital version gives a much better representation of the original physical edition, and thus the magazine looks much more natural in the process.
This day marks our 7 year anniversary, so it's only fitting that a Dreamcast magazine would be the choice for this celebration.

September 9, 2016 Dreamcast Magazine 6 - february 2000 (UK) (REMASTERED)

After a very Nintendo focussed summer, we turn out attention back to Sega with the latest issue of everyone's favourite Sega Saturn Magazine: OSSM.
This issue is packed full of great content to the point where we had a hard time selecting only 4 features for the site, so we gave up and picked 10! ;)
We start off with the features: the Japan exclusive Capcom brawler Cyberbots goes first, closely followed by another Japan exclusive game, Nazca's Metal Slug. The next features are Shining the Holy Ark, Quake and Top Skater, which was an Arcade release.
Now we move on to the review section. Starting with two equally brilliant fighters: Fighters Megamix and The King of Fighters '95. And we finish strong with reviews for Mechwarrior 2, Scorcher and Shining the Holy Ark.

Official Sega Saturn Magazine 20 - june 1997 (UK) September 2, 2016

Today we conclude our summer festival with issue 4 of NGamer. This will be the final issue for the year since issue 5 was released in January of 2007. That doesn't mean we haven't gotten other things to look forward to in the upcoming weeks though. ;)
As previews for this issue we have selected the following articles: Download - History Lesson #3: MSX. A preview for Metal Slug Anthology for the Wii. Reviews for Red Steel and Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, both for the Wii. And finally, reviews for Mario vs Donkey Kong 2 and Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, both of which are for the Nintendo DS.
I hope you have enjoyed these magazines as much as we have and would like to thank once more, everyone who worked on this brilliant magazine, as well as all the other magazines that we cover on the site.
Let's all hope that with the upcoming NX system, we will yet again see a Nintendo magazine appear that hits the same dizzying heights of NGamer and those that came before it...
If we do, and I can not emphasise this enough, please support the magazine. This goes for any kind of media, really. If it doesn't get the support needed, it'll sadly disappear, leading us to wonder what could have been.

August 26, 2016 NGamer 4 - december 2006 (UK)

As our month-long NGamer celebration continues we move on to issue 3 which came out in November of 2006.
Besides having a ton of import coverage, this issue includes a couple other surprises as well.
For instance we take a look at The Tokyo Game Show of 2006. In the Download section we go over a list of 24 games that would hopefully be coming to the Virtual Console.
We also look ahead to Yoshi's Island 2 on Nintendo DS, as well as the reviews for Contact, Chousoujuu Mecha MG and New Zealand Story Revolution, all of which are for the Nintendo DS.

Just a quick reminder for anyone who downloaded issue 1 of NGamer in the past two weeks. Be sure to check the page count of the issue. It has come to our attention that we somehow missed the last 2 pages of the issue when creating the digital version. So if your magazine has 115 pages in total instead of 117, please download it again from the site to get the corrected magazine.
We apologise for any inconvenience this might have caused.

NGamer 3 - november 2006 (UK) August 6, 2016

We continue our celebration of this wonderful magazine with issue 2, which was release in October of 2006.
In this issue you'll find the following articles, as well as a host of others: the review for Bit Generations on the GBA. A review of Star Fox Command on the Nintendo DS. Reviews for both Megaman ZX on DS, and Rhythm Tengoku on the GBA. And last but not least, the retro section called Download, which this time focusses on the Mega Drive.

August 12, 2016 NGamer 2 - october 2006 (UK)

This week we have something rather special.
Exactly 10 years ago, a magazine with a long lineage once again reinvented itself and morphed into NGamer.
Previously known as NGC, N64 Magazine and Super Play before that, it would run for 6 more years before it sadly did not get renewed as the Wii U was being readied for release.
As they say, all good things must come to an end, even if that doesn't make it sting any less...

But enough of that. Today is a day to celebrate the incredible run that this magazine enjoyed and of the legacy it has built up over no less than 4 generations of consoles. Let's celebrate by reading this pixel perfect digital rendition of the launch issue. This issue, and all upcoming ones will be scans from physical copies like usual, and not duplicates of the digital versions that have long been pulled from the online stores.

As a preview of this issue, you can check out the following features as the full magazine downloads: Metroid Prime 3
preview for the Wii, the review of New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS. A special on Akihabara, and last but not least, the retro section called Download, which focussing on the PC-Engine in this issue.

We intend to make the month of August a continuous celebration of this fine magazine, and thus we will release a new issue each week.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

NGamer 1 - august 2006 (UK) August 6, 2016

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!

June 19, 2016 Mean Machines 1 - october 1990 (UK) (REMASTERED)

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.

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 19, 2016

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. ;)

May 28, 2016 CVG 178 - september 1996 (UK) (REMASTERED)

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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