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Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Black Squirrel, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Gestalt

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    I'm not sure which ones exactly you mean, but I'm halfway through downloading LOGiN and Family Computer Magazine, if that helps. This one too, because it's the only one missing (as far as I can tell).
     
  2. Pirate Dragon

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    Going by memory I think pretty much all Famitsus from issue 5 or 6 have a Sega console section. Might as well include all as the first few issues probably still contain some Sega (or NEC) info, and it would seem a bit petty to exclude a couple of issues out of thousands solely on the basis that they don't have Sega relevant content.

    Edit: I did start documenting this before, the Sega column started with issue 5 and here's the main game coverage through 1987, but there was usually some extra content, along with some Sega coverage in other parts of the magazine such as SoA CES stuff in the news, Mark III sales charts, and release schedules;

    Famitsu Published
    005 86.08.01 Fantasy Zone
    006 86.08.22 Fantasy Zone
    007 86.09.05 Action Fighter
    008 86.09.19 The Circuit
    009 86.10.03 Gulkave
    010 86.10.17 Miracle World
    011 86.10.31 The Castle
    012 86.11.14 Ashura
    013 86.11.28 Hang-On/Safari
    014 86.12.12 Space Harrier
    015 86.12.26 The Ninja
    016 87.01.09 High School! Kimengumi
    017 87.02.06 Double Target
    018 87.02.20 Great Golf
    019 87.03.06 Woody Pop
    020 87.03.20 Retrospective
    021 87.04.03 Sukeban Deka II
    022 87.04.17 Great Volleyball
    023 87.05.01 Enduro Racer
    024 87.05.15 Rocky
    025 87.05.29 Makai Retsuden
    026 87.06.12 Akai Koudan Zillion
    027 87.06.26 OutRun
    028 87.07.10 The Pro Yakyuu
    029 87.07.24 Anmitsu Hime
    030 / 31 87.08.07 Fantasy Zone II
    32 87.09.04 Great Basketball
    33 87.09.18 Alex Kidd BMX Trial
    34 87.10.02 Penguin Land
    35 87.10.16 Nazca '88
    36 87.10.30 Master System
    37 87.11.13 SDI
    38 87.11.27 Afterburner
    39 87.12.11 Phantasy Star
     
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  3. Black Squirrel

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    It probably be judged on a case by case basis, but I think we can afford to house every early issue of Famitsu.

    There's also situations like these:
    https://segaretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(Mega_Drive)/Magazine_articles

    The idea would be that every magazine article is given a description. And I could easily see situations where we go "Famitsu gives the Mega Drive version 10/20; it previously gave the Famicom version 15/20[1][2]", and we'd want to point to earlier issues. Currently there aren't many of these tables linked up with descriptions - mostly just Sonic ones because of legacy stuff on Sonic Retro.


    The bigger question for me is whether it's worth making a divide between "Famicom Tsuushin" and "Weekly Famitsu" (or Shuukan Famitsu?). Strictly speaking in 1986 it was neither distributed weekly nor (officially) called "Famitsu".
     
  4. Pirate Dragon

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    I think I might have arbitrarily chose "Weekly Famitsu" when creating some page covering the magazine in the past (although the current page seems to be more recent, maybe continuing from where I left off). I think I solely chose that as the most recognisable name at the time, whilst knowing that it had been through several name changes. Personally I don't think there's any need to separate magazines which change name but continue the numbering scheme. As a subscriber to S I always found it strange that Sega Power was considered a different magazine on the wiki despite it just being a refresh with a change of name whilst retaining the numbering system, staff, and continuity from S (letters etc), and most importantly as a 12 month subscriber to "S" your subscription went straight from issue 12 of S to issue 13 of "Sega Power". So yeah, as a subscriber at the time I never considered them different magazines, and I don't expect Famitsu readers would have either.
     
  5. biggestsonicfan

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    Their discord, as the link in our discord would also break rules there lol.
     
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    Quality isn't great, but just chanced upon this video game-based edition (unknown date) of TV Champion with footage filmed at Yokohama Joypolis

    If I'm not mistaken, the graphics seen behind the participants frequently throughout are the debut work of Mie Kumagai (as described here).
     
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  7. Icewarrior

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    Dunno where to put this so might try here :
    I recently bought the April 1994 issue of Super Game Magazine Haōh (スーパーゲームマガジン覇王) as it had exclusive beta screenshots of Streets of Rage 3 and it had a lenghty SEGA special coverage, featuring a Sonic 3 review and developers interviews. Not sure if its of any interest but I uploaded them there:
    https://mega.nz/folder/gVFVkbJK#bJ9rAXqARDkMmdshgkRnbw
     
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  8. Black Squirrel

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    Category:Dreamcast US manual scans

    Uploaded the remaining US Dreamcast manuals from archive.org - there's a few missing because I was too lazy to add missing page placeholders.
     
  9. Black Squirrel

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    Spot the problem:

    Keisuke Tsukahara (composer)

    So the idea is to have game credits on game pages, which thanks to wiki magic, will automatically update people pages. When this article was originally written, we couldn't do that, nor could we handle PDFs at the time (I suspect), which it means one of the references is this link:

    https://media.vgm.io/albums/86/4768/4768-1191149488.jpg

    A JPEG from VGMdb, or specifically the riot that is "4768-1191149488.jpg". It's definitely a number. It's why we like having images hosted locally with descriptive names.


    I had to do a bit of digging to find out what this was, and it turns out it's a scan from Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade Original Sound Track. Except look, the VGMdb page doesn't list the image. I don't know if this is a new policy of theirs - the wiki page is also pointing to another VGMdb URL that wants you to log in, which suggests to me they might be hiding things from us unregistered plebs.

    (the trick to seeing the full size image is just to remove the "medium-" prefix, e.g.

    https://medium-media.vgm.io/albums/86/4768/4768-763ec43fd4ce.jpg
    becomes
    https://media.vgm.io/albums/86/4768/4768-763ec43fd4ce.jpg
    )


    I don't know if this is VGMdb genuinely erecting walls or we just had some dodgy links, but we might want to make sure we're mirroring all relevant images, especially multi-page booklets (which I know for a fact I avoided back in the day because we didn't have the means to store them). I've had our ref templates pick up external JPEGs for years.

    I know the assumption is that when something is uploaded onto the internet, it'll be around forever, but I can't stress enough - that's not the case. The internet wayback machine might not pick it up. The internet wayback machine might not be around forever.
     
  10. biggestsonicfan

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    The entirety of the Japanese Seaman site is gone and I'm devastated... please everyone, try to do your part!