11 years of Nintendo Power magazines added to Archive.org

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    Nintendo Power, Nintendo of America's own inhouse magazine, which was published from 1988 to 2012, is now partly available on Archive.org. All issues from July 1988 to February 1999 have been uploaded to the site for public viewing.

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    EDIT: They have been since removed due to an unknown cause. Hope you got them while you could!
     
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  1. Justinde75

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    Nice I need to W A C K Y magazines now
    I really like how colorful they are
     
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  2. RevPokemon

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    Sweet!
    There was already a scanned archive that went from the start to about 2001ish but this is great that it will be hosted by Archive.ORG as it adds a sense of legitimacy. Know all we can hope is that they will get the rest on there.
    I loved that magazine to death as it was really funny amd is what made me a gamer. Plus the staff is great and one of them even follows me on twitter!
     
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  3. SirBeethoven

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    HURRAY! I LOVE Nintendo Power!!
     
  4. DinohScene

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    I think I saw an entire collection of them floating around on usenet in cbr format.
    It's great this is getting archived for public viewing as well.
    I've got the entire Donald Duck collection in cbr format for me mums reading pleasure.
     
  5. VinLark

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    YES! I used to collect Nintendo Power magazines when I was really young. Thanks Archive.org!
     
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    I dont know anything about Archive.org, is this legal? Because I have been hunting for years for a complete set of NP mags. I would love to see them continue with the newer issues too.
     
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    It's a nonprofit organization, and according to a quick search online, it's all legal. I was a bit worried initially posting it, but it's apparently A-OK in terms of legality. It might be why there's no issues past 1999, perhaps licensing or something?
     
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  8. bobmcjr

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    Archive.org has certain copyright exemptions (decaying magnetic media especially), and the uploader of the magazine collection appears to be Archive.org's official software collection curator so I'd say it's legitimate.
     
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  9. TheVinAnator

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    Awesome, never got to read any but why not begin now :P
     
  10. Pluupy

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    Finally I will learn all of the secrets to Super Mario 64.
     
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  11. RevPokemon

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    Maybe. Or maybe that is all they have available currently?
     
  12. FAST6191

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    Good luck with that -- decades of pulling things apart, maths to silly levels for fun (and profit), ROM hacking can be safely said to be something I do and then I tried watching videos on people fiddling with mario 64 and what goes there.





    I then decided to take up drooling.
     
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    You got any cites that elaborate on these exemptions they have? I mean, I think a magazine that's not even published anymore should be free of copyrights to anyone who wants to do this, but that's just not the (stupid) law, so I'd really be interested in seeing how archive.org somehow gets special treatment the rest of us don't.
     
  14. bobmcjr

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    https://archive.org/post/82097/inte...ption-to-the-digital-millennium-copyright-act

    For this magazine in particular I imagine they may have actually contacted Nintendo to allow it to be archived. Or they may have exemptions in this area of media as well. I'm not sure.
     
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  15. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Dammit, GBATemp! I saw the Nintendo Power logo and then I got my hopes up thinking it was coming back like Nintendo did with the Mini NES. Digital just ain't the same. :-/
     
  16. PokeAcer

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    AM I the only one who wants an app that connects directly to archive.org for 3DS/PC for things like this? :P
     
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  17. Clydefrosch

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    is there something wrong with my pdf reader, or do i really have to zoom in 400% for a pretty blurry, riddled with jpeg artifacts, scan?
     
  18. azoreseuropa

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    Really ? Source ? We would like to have that if you have a source. :)
     
  19. RevPokemon

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    He was originally a freelance writer for Nintendo Power but later I believe he came on full time. Likewise he has written for other gaming magazines (like Play) and has written a book about Capcom characters.
     
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