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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2015, 10:57:02 AM »
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Done.

Could anyone check if the link below works for them? I wanted to extract a couple of scans from PC Engine dedicated  magazines that covered Rondo. The website appears to be down but when I checked, I got the message it's supposedly only down for me.

http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/archives.tg-16.com.html 

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2015, 04:03:22 PM »
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Done.

Could anyone check if the link below works for them? I wanted to extract a couple of scans from PC Engine dedicated  magazines that covered Rondo. The website appears to be down but when I checked, I got the message it's supposedly only down for me.

http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/archives.tg-16.com.html

Doesn't work, sorry Nagumo.
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2015, 05:51:05 PM »
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Done.

Could anyone check if the link below works for them? I wanted to extract a couple of scans from PC Engine dedicated  magazines that covered Rondo. The website appears to be down but when I checked, I got the message it's supposedly only down for me.

http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/archives.tg-16.com.html

Here it says it's down only for me.

Also, when I try entering the site, it says the site is temporarily unavailable but will be back shortly.
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2015, 11:15:35 AM »
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Thank you both for checking. I'll take a look again later this month.

I added 5 more articles. I didn't check the contents, but they are all from Konami's official magazine that used to be given away for free in game stores. It includes previews for Legends and Chronicles (both include timelines as well), IGA interviews about SotN and HoD, and a feature about KCE Nagoya which features the director of Legends and the SotN Saturn Port. Also, I added better scans for the Dengeki interview that is listed under miscellaneous.         

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2015, 11:32:48 AM »
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Also, I added better scans for the Dengeki interview that is listed under miscellaneous.         

I... Don't think they're better. I mean, they're REALLY REALLY small.

EDIT: The others you added are also REALLY small.
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2015, 05:39:05 AM »
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Really? I checked just now and I can zoom in and see the text very clearly. This was on PC though, when I looked at it on mobile they were indeed very small (except the Dengeki scans for some reason).   

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2015, 06:15:50 AM »
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The heck?

When I open the same link on Chrome and on Firefox, it appears thumbnail-sized on Chrome, but big and clear on Firefox o_o
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2015, 07:29:44 AM »
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I'm thinking about updating this thread twice a week: on Tuesday and Friday (although this specific update is on a Monday). I'll probably add five different articles each update. The reason I'm doing that is because it would otherwise be a lot of work to add a whole bunch of articles at once, and that way people won't get overwhelmed by a massive info dump.

Anyway, I added the following: developers comments by the SotN Saturn version staff (in Japanese, I'll translate it eventually...sometime), an EGM interview with IGA mainly about LoI and other interesting bits, a Gamespot Q&A about HoD, the special IGA interview from the DoS Double Jump Guide, and a Nintendo Power preview for PoR (which is the source that confirms Charlotte as being related to the Belnades family).   

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2015, 04:26:41 AM »
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New update. I added the staff comments from SCIV team from the Akumajo Dracula Best 2 booklet (in Japanese), another Legends preview from Konami magazine (is the source for the game's 1450 date and also says Dracula became a vampire in 1431), IGA and Yamane about Lament of Innocence, a chat with IGA about Portrait of Ruin, and Game Informer's "Castlevania Mania" (something trivial I thought was interesting was IGA's idea to go back and tweak stories of older games, the ones he didn't work on, I presume).   

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2015, 06:51:22 AM »
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"Castlevania Mania" (something trivial I thought was interesting was IGA's idea to go back and tweak stories of older games, the ones he didn't work on, I presume).   
Hmmm, right after switching 'Quincy Morris' with 'Alucard' keeps Dracula at bay during the events of Stoker's novel ;P
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2015, 09:05:24 AM »
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a chat with IGA about Portrait of Ruin   

Is this the one where Charlotte's surname was "Orlean"? I prefer it over "Aulin," which always sounded silly.

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2015, 05:43:23 PM »
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Is this the one where Charlotte's surname was "Orlean"? I prefer it over "Aulin," which always sounded silly.

I thought I saw gameplay footage of the NA Castlevania POR and when paused, Charlotte's last name was 'Orlean'. Assuming this was a translation error. At the time I thought the NA version just had a slightly different spelling for her name, as the pronunciation is very similar. 
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2015, 09:44:24 AM »
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Many links are broken or dead.
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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2015, 10:19:09 AM »
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Many links are broken or dead.

Which ones? I checked many and all of them work for me.

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2015, 02:17:33 PM »
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Many links are broken or dead.

Not many, just three. In fact, these three links are from the Castlevania Crypt, and that site won't let images be linked anywhere. This happens in Google Images too - if you look for a spritesheet on Google images, clicks on it and it takes you to the Castlevania Crypt, then it'll say "Not Found". But if you try getting on these images through the Castlevania Crypt site, then it'll work. The links with these issues are:

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Nintendo Power preview part 1
Nintendo Power preview part 2
Nintendo Power preview part 3 + IGA interview

Now, Nagumo, remember how I said certain images linked on your post are appearing very small? This is happening because the URLs you used have something like "/revision/latest?cb=20130314043855" after them. For instance:

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/castlevania/images/8/83/Dengeki-scoop1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151203044254

Removing this last part, right after the "jpg", fixes the issue, and the images appear big as their normally would. Could you please do that :| ? The links with this issue are:

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Konami Magazine 2 IGA interview
Saturn version developer comments

Castlevania Legends
Konami Magazine 3 preview and timeline
Konami Magazine 4 preview part 1
Konami Magazine 4 preview part 2

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Konami Magazine 25 IGA and MANA interview

Miscellaneous
Dengeki IGA interview part 1
Dengeki IGA interview part 2
Visit to KCE Nagoya
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