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User Info: CyanRouge

CyanRouge
2 months ago#1
Hello, and welcome to the discussion topic for what may be one of the most bizarre completion projects on the site! 20 years ago, the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine debuted. This magazine was a bit different than many others, as each issue came with a playable demo disc. I'm currently trying to review all 51 of the PS1 demo discs released with these issues, so I figured I may as well create this topic to keep track of my progress and to have an easily accessible list of discs that have been covered so far. Please note that I can't review a disc if I do not have it in my collection, so I haven't been able to go in order from the start. Also note that discs 49, 51, and 53 are PS2 discs, so they are not counted here.

Current Status

#1-6: Do not own.
#7: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916435-official-us-playstation-magazine-7/reviews/162838
#8: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916436-official-us-playstation-magazine-8/reviews/162929
#9: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916437-official-us-playstation-magazine-9/reviews/162958
#10: Owned, played, review in progress.
#11: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916439-official-us-playstation-magazine-11/reviews/162961
#12: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916440-official-us-playstation-magazine-12/reviews/162937
#13: Owned, not played yet.
#14: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916442-official-us-playstation-magazine-14/reviews/162987
#15: Owned, not played yet.
#16: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916444-official-us-playstation-magazine-16/reviews/162992
#17-21: Owned, not played yet.
#22: Do not own.
#23: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916621-official-us-playstation-magazine-23/reviews/163076
#24: Do not own.
#25: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916623-official-us-playstation-magazine-25/reviews/163165
#26: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916624-official-us-playstation-magazine-26/reviews/163355
#27: Owned, not played yet.
#28: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916626-official-us-playstation-magazine-28/reviews/163816
#29: Do not own.
#30: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916628-official-us-playstation-magazine-30/reviews/164641
#31 & 32: Do not own.
#33: https://www.gamefaqs.com/PS/916631-official-us-playstation-magazine-33/reviews/164969
#34-48 & 50: Do not own.
#52: Owned, not played yet.
#54: Do not own.

Overall: 13/51 demos reviewed. 25.5%complete.
"What is not good they (the foolish) call the worst, and what is not hateful, they call the best." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
(edited 2 months ago)

User Info: 16-BITTER

16-BITTER
2 months ago#2
I remember reading some of these from a while back, I think you needed some advice on formatting or something, my memory's a bit foggy there.

Either way, these sorts of passion projects are very welcome here, no matter how unusual. If you weren't covering them, they'd probably never get covered!
The folks who know about frostiness stay frostiest the most.

User Info: CyanRouge

CyanRouge
2 months ago#3
16-BITTER posted...
I remember reading some of these from a while back, I think you needed some advice on formatting or something, my memory's a bit foggy there.

Either way, these sorts of passion projects are very welcome here, no matter how unusual. If you weren't covering them, they'd probably never get covered!


I will be alternating between new reviews and editing older ones. I started writing these about a year ago, and I am dissatisfied with some of my earlier works. My first version of disc 7 in particular was awful, but I've edited it since then.

Currently, I'm working on a review for disc 10, which should be out by the end of next week at the latest, and I'm also going to make some edits to discs 9, 11, and 12.
"What is not good they (the foolish) call the worst, and what is not hateful, they call the best." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

User Info: CyanRouge

CyanRouge
1 month ago#4
Sorry about a lack of updates. My college work took up some of my time, but I should still be able to submit a new review by Saturday morning.
"What is not good they (the foolish) call the worst, and what is not hateful, they call the best." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

User Info: 16-BITTER

16-BITTER
1 month ago#5
I think the purge rate is something like 8-10 days, so as long as you stop by once a week, the topic will keep.
The folks who know about frostiness stay frostiest the most.

User Info: CyanRouge

CyanRouge
1 month ago#6
16-BITTER posted...
I think the purge rate is something like 8-10 days, so as long as you stop by once a week, the topic will keep.

Thanks for letting me know. I wasn't sure how long it would take for a thread to be locked.
"What is not good they (the foolish) call the worst, and what is not hateful, they call the best." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

User Info: GavsEvans123

GavsEvans123
1 month ago#7
I've read what you've written thus far, and it seems really fun! I'll definitely be keeping track of this! I don't live in America, so it'll be interesting to me to see what games are on the discs. Will you be trying to track down and acquire all discs to review them all, or are you only going to cover the discs you have?

User Info: CyanRouge

CyanRouge
1 month ago#8
GavsEvans123 posted...
I've read what you've written thus far, and it seems really fun! I'll definitely be keeping track of this! I don't live in America, so it'll be interesting to me to see what games are on the discs. Will you be trying to track down and acquire all discs to review them all, or are you only going to cover the discs you have?

I'll be trying to obtain all of the O.U.S.P.M. discs. I may not be able to track down the first 6 discs for a while, as they are very hard to find, but if I run out of PlayStation Magazine discs, I do have some other ones that I may cover, including a very small disc that I'll cover around Halloween that has only one game on it . . .
"What is not good they (the foolish) call the worst, and what is not hateful, they call the best." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

User Info: CyanRouge

CyanRouge
1 month ago#9
Review is finished. I'm going to have someone I know proofread it before I submit it, but it will be in the system to be evaluated later today.
"What is not good they (the foolish) call the worst, and what is not hateful, they call the best." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

User Info: CyanRouge

CyanRouge
1 month ago#10
My latest review has been submitted, and is now waiting to be accepted. :)
"What is not good they (the foolish) call the worst, and what is not hateful, they call the best." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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