gamelab.jpg Lawrence/NFGMan from the ubergeek, ubercool, GamesX website has posted a Wiki entry on the Japanese Backup Technique/GameLab magazines, a series hitherto relatively unknown in the West, and which predates the vaguely similar MAKE Magazine by, say, a decade plus.

The Wiki entry explains: "Starting with the Famicom, this A5-sized magazine covered nearly every console and computer system available, and was filled with hard and soft hacking, cracking and duplication. It was a magazine that simply had no Western equivalent... Backup Technique later changed the name to GameLab, a less copyright-offensive title... [and shifted focus] from low-level hacking to GameShark codes, modchip information and flashcart reviews." Oh, and scroll down for NSFW cartoon covers to other 'DIY' titles,