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Next Generation Magazine[edit]

Note: Previewed games might have never been released or had their name changed following development.

1995[edit]
Next Generation Magazine (Lifecycle 1)
Issue Year Month Game Reviews Features News Contact
1 1995 January The 7th Guest, Ace Driver, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Aero Fighters 2, Aggressors of Dark Kombat, Alien vs Predator, Alone in the Dark, Battlecorps, Burn:Cycle, Colonization, Contra: Hard Corps, Cruis'n USA, Delta V, Demolition Man (3DO), Donkey Kong Country, Doom (Jaguar), Doom 2, Dynamite Headdy, Earthworm Jim, FIFA International Soccer, The Fortress of Dr. Radiaki, Killer Instinct, Lethal Enforcers II, The Lion King, Litil Divil, Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine, Madden NFL, Malcolm's Revenge, The Masked Rider, Master of Magic, MegaRace, Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse, Mortal Kombat II (SNES), NBA Live '95, NHL '95, NHL Hockey '95, Pataank, PGA Tour Golf 486, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventures, Primal Rage, Quarantine, Relentless, Ridge Racer 2, Road Rash (3DO), Samurai Shodown, Shaq Fu, Shock Wave[disambiguation needed], Slayer, Snatcher, Soccer Kid, Sonic and Knuckles, Star Control II, Star Wars Arcade, Super Wing Commander, Tempest 2000, Urban Strike, Virtua Cop, Virtua Racing Deluxe, Voyeur, Way of the Warrior, Wolfenstein 3D (Jaguar), X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse Featured: "Players" (Next Generation Consoles for1995: CD-i, Sega 32X, Atari Jaguar, PC-FX, Neo Geo CD, Playstation, Sega Saturn, Ultra 64, 3DO ), "The Violence Tapes"

Interview: "Is it now or never for 3DO?"(Trip Hawkins, 3DO)

Previews: Clockwork Knight, Cyber Sled(Namco), Daytona USA, Fight for Life, Gex, Namco, Motor Toon GP, Ridge Racer, Tama(Tengen), Tekken, Toshinden, Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter 2

Breaking News: "32X takes Genesis one step forward", "US launch for Neo Geo CD", "Coin-ops stay cutting edge"(JAMMA 1995), "Saturn at CSG show, launch date set", "UK chip delivers 3D power" "3DO faces mutiny by game developers"

Arcadia: "Arcade owners vote Killer Instinct best new game", "National Amusement Network", "Sega Buys Data East Pinball", "Coin-op Wrestle With Ratings", "Videogame Factories Plan Their Own Arcade Networks"

Movers & Shakers: "Huizinga Wept", "Sega/Atari: Tell the lawyers to kiss and make up", "Speaking of Sega", "Nintendo proves what goes around comes around", "Is IBM about to buy Apple?", "Is Summer CES gone forever?"

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2 1995 February Alien Gate, Animaniacs, Armored Fist, Biker Mice from Mars, Beavis & Butt-head (video game), Burning Soldier, Checkered Flag, Club Drive, Cops, Cosmic Carnage, Darkstalkers, Death and Return of Superman, Demon's Crest, Doctor Hauzer, Dragon, Dragon's Lair (CD-i), Ecco: Tides of Time, ESPN National Hockey Night, Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side, The Great Circus Mystery, Guardian War, Inca, Iron Soldier, Ishar 3, Kether, Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold, Lost Eden, Magic Carpet, Mary Shelley's Frakenstein, Mega Man X2, Metaltech: Earthsiege, Microcosm, NBA Jam (Sega CD), NFL 95, Panic, Popful Mail, Real Pinball, Red Zone, Rise of the Robots, Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed, Sea Quest, SHADOW: War of Succession, Shock Wave: Operation Jump Gate, Super Afterburner, Super Bomberman 2, Super Punch Out, Super Space Harrier, Syndicate, System Shock, T-Mek, Tetsujin, True Golf Classics: Waialae Country Club, Ultraman, Under a Killing Moon, VR Stalker, WildSnake, Wing Commander Armada, Wolverine: Adamantium Rage, WWF Raw, Zork Anthology Featured: "Sega Saturn", "Revival of the Fittest", "Joyriding: XBand, Sega Channel, Nintendo Gateway, Imagination Network, Internet, 3DO US West"

Interview: "Why are Shigeru Miyamoto's games so damn good?"(Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo)

Previews: Absolute Zero(Domark Group Limited), Alone in the Dark 3, Bioforge, Clockwork Knight, Cybersled(Namco), Raiden, Road Rash 3, Star Blade Alpha(Namco), Super Street Fighter II X, Tekken, Ultimate Parodius(Konami), Victory Goal(Sega)

Breaking News: "Apple's game machine reaches fruition", "Playstation enters the home straight", "Reality Lab: fast 3D for games developer", "Sega reels in Neptune for late 1995 release", "Joyriding: The impact of computer networks for gaming", "US and UK fight over Amiga's future", "Generator: 32X", "Gamehouse flock to Silicon City", "Essential Reading: Behind the Scenes at Sega: The Making of a Video Game, Net Games",

Arcadia: "Virtual Reality", "Sony & Blockbuster get into LBE complexes", "NANI moves toward text phase", "Sim Centers Linked for Remote Interactive Gameplay", "Namco and Sega simulators heading for the theme parks"

Movers & Shakers: "This really is rocket science", "Through the Looking Glass", "Absolutely Sega Street", "If 32X is tough to position what about Virtual Boy?", "Speaking of VR, how about Virtual I/O?"

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3 1995 March Aero the Acrobat 2, Bubsy: Fractured Furry Tales, Bouncers, Brutal, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Cowboy Casino Interactive Poker, Cyberia, Cyberwar, Darkseed, Ecco 2: The Tides of Time, Family Feud, Ghost Hunter, Ignition Factor, Jurassic Park II: The Chaos Continues, Kasumi Ninja, The King of Fighters, King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride, Lemmings (3DO), Lode Runner: The Legend Returns, Looney Tunes B-Ball, Lords of the Realm, Mazinger Z, Mega Bomberman, Menzoberranzan, Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City, Midnight Raiders, Motocross Championship, NHL All-Star 95, Noctropolis, Off-World Interceptor, Phantasy Star IV, PegLeg, PGA Tour III, Radical Rex, Realms of Arkania: Star Trail, Rebel Assault, Rise of the Robots, Ristar, Rugby World Cup 95, Samurai Shodown, Samurai Shodown II, The Shadow, Shanghai: The Great Wall, Slam City with Scottie Pippin, SimTower, Station Invasion, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Supreme Warrior, Uniracers, U.S. Navy Fighters, Val d'lsere Skiing and Snowboarding, Viewpoint, World Cup Golf: Hyatt Dorado Beach, Zephyr, Zool 2 Featured: "Playstation: Sony's bid for power", "Making tracks: The noble art of game music", "What's wrong with the PC"

Interview: "Is Sega's boss scared yet?"(Tom Kalinske, Sega)

Previews: Boxers Road(Sony), Dark Forces, Hudson Soft, Iron Assault(Graffiti), Motor Toon Grand Prix, Ridge Racer, Toshinden, Virtua Fighter

Breaking News: "WCES the calm before the storm", "Nintendo pins hops on Virtual Boy", "Sega and Sony sell the dream"(Japanese Saturn and PS launches), "Joyriding: Internet connections", "Beginning of the end for the Video CD?", "Essential Reading: Video Games: A Guide for Savvy Parents", "Sega still on top in Japan arcades"

Arcadia: "Block party", "Tekken is here", "Look for these new arcade games?", "Virtuality: Coming Soon To An Arcade Near You"

Movers & Shakers: "On the Wing...", "Off a Cliff"(Post holiday PC game sales), "Will it sell a Gazillion?", "Don't copy that...CD?"(SPA begin campaign against future CD copying), "The competitive landscape"(Future estimates for console install bases)

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4 1995 April A-Train, Bassin's Black Bass with Hank Parker, Beyond Oasis, Blackthorne, Clockwork Knight, Corpse Killer, Creature Shock, Crime Patrol, Desert Demolition, Ecco Jr., Flashback, Front Page Sports Baseball '94, Gazillionaire, Inferno, Jammit, Metal Head, Motor Toon Grand Prix, NASCAR Racing, NBA Action '95, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Novastorm, Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen, Pieces, Pinball Fantasies, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Power Instinct, Ren & Stimpy Show Part III: Time Warp, Return Fire, Ridge Racer, Road Rash 3, Shadow of the Beast II, Space Ace, Starblade, Star Crusader, Star Reach, Syndicate, Tama, Tattoo Assassins, Tetris & Dr. Mario, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, The Flintstones: The Movie, The Ignition Factor, The Lemmings Chronicles, Theme Park, Toh Shin Den, Transport Tycoon, Virtua Fighter, Wario's Woods, World Series Baseball '95, X-Men: Children of the Atom, X-Men 2: Clone Wars, Zeppelin(Ikarion) Featured: "Atari: from boom to bust — and back again", "An audience with Gunpei Yokoi", "What's wrong with the PC?"

Interview: "What the hell has Nolan Bushnell started?"(Nolan Bushnell)

Previews: Command & Conquer, Flight Unlimited, Super Speedway(Gran Chaser), Metal Jacket(Pony Canyon), Psychic Detective, Sega Rally, SimIsle, Slipstream 5000, Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri, Tir Na Nog, Virtua Fighter 2

Breaking News: "Atari gears up for battle", "Low-cost 3D power from VideoLogic", "Saturn and PlayStation: the battle begins", "Joyriding: gaming LANs", "The real interactive movie", "Essential Reading: Rebel Assault: The Official Insider's Guide, Game Over", "Pippin debuts as Bandai's Power Player"

Arcadia: "NANI Testing", "Dollar Coins", "New Arcade Video Titles Coming", "Mortal Kombat III", "Virgin, Sony Enter Coin-Op Arena"

Movers & Shakers: "GTE + NOA Spells Muscle"(FX Fighter), "Games -- Get 'em While They're Hot"(digital distribution), "Disney Gets Dissed", "16-bit: Who'll Make Money?", "A Dream-Team Walking"(DreamWorks Interactive), "3DO on the Offensive"

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5 1995 May Air Cavalry, Atari 2600 Action Pack, Bass Masters Classic, Battle Frenzy, Brett Hull Hockey '95, Burn Out (Atari Jaguar), Bust-a-Move, Coach K College Basketball, Crusader of Centy, D-Day: Operation Overlord, Descent, Diggers, Digi Follies, Discworld, Dungeon Explorer, Earthworm Jim: Special Edition, Fight for Life, Flashback, Front Lines(Impressions Games), Heretic, Immercenary, Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings, Kileak: The DNA Imperative, Kirby's Avalanche, Kirby's Dream Course, Keio Flying Squadron, Lemmings 2: The Tribes, Lords of Thunder, Metal Warriors, Mortal Kombat II(PC), Mortal Kombat II(Sega 32X), NBA Hangtime '95, Newman/Haas IndyCar featuring Nigel Mansell, NFL Quarterback Club '95, Night Trap, No Escape, Raiden, Retribution(Gremlin Interactive), Samurai Shodown II, SimTown, Spaceward Ho! 4.0, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Spider-Man Animated Series, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator, Tempo, The King of Fighters '94, Theme Park, Toughman Contest, True Lies, Virtuoso(Tokai Communications), Warlock, Wheel of Fortune(Sony), Wolverine: Adamantium Rage, Word War 5 Featured: "Ultra 64: the story so far", "The ripe stuff"(Apple Inc.)

Interview: "Can Sony handle the PlayStation?"(Steve Race, Sony)

Previews: Chrono Trigger, Cyber Commando, Daytona USA, Jumping Flash!, Kingdom: The Far Reaches(Thayer's Quest), MechLords(Simtex), Panzer Dragoon, Prisoner of Ice, Secret of Evermore

Breaking News: "US Saturn to launch on September 2", "Japanese stats give Saturn the edge", "Nintendo aims high with 'Satellaview'", "Parallel technology enters VRcades"(Tao Systems), "Joyriding: online discussion boards", "Generator: CD-ROM versus cartridge", "Arcade giants do battle at ATEI"

Arcadia: "Virtual Worlds Offers Digital Theme Parks", "Biker Chic from Sega", "A 'Damme' Good Videogame", "More Screen Stars Arriving in Arcades"(Kaneko)

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6 1995 June 32X: Brutal: Above the Claw, Golf Magazine Presents 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples, Knuckles' Chaotix, NFL Quarterback Club
3DO: Myst, Quarantine, Seal of the Pharaoh, Space Hulk, Syndicate
Arcade: Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge
Jaguar: Cannon Fodder, Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls, Hover Strike, Troy Aikman Football
Macintosh: Alone in the Dark, Flashback: The Quest for Identity, Troubled Souls, Wolfenstein 3D
PC: Bureau 13, Dragon Lore, Hodj' 'n' Podj', Pizza Tycoon, Renegade: The Battle for Jacob's Star, Rise of the Triad, Shanghai: Great Moments, Transport Tycoon Scenario, Zorro
Sega CD: Flink, Rapid Deployment Force: Global Conflict, Road Rash, Shining Force CD
Sega Saturn: Panzer Dragoon
Genesis: ATP Tennis, Barkley: Shut Up and Jam 2, Exosquad, Minnesota Fats: The Pool Master, Saturday Night Slam Masters, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Tecmo Super Hockey, True Lies, Warlock
Super NES: Breakthrough, Fatal Fury Special, Hagane: The Final Conflict, Mighty Max, Operation Thunderbolt, Pac-In-Time, Sonic Blastman II, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossroads of Time, Stargate
Featured: "Digital disciples: Sony's PlayStation game plan", "M2: 3DO bites back"

Interview: "Is Peter Molyneux the smartest guy in gaming?"(Peter Molyneux, Bullfrog Productions)

Previews: Fade to Black, Killing Time, Virtual Pool, Minnesota Fats: The Pool Master, Daedalus, MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat, BladeForce, Virtual Hydlide, Heart of Darkness, Extreme Power, PO'ed, Astal,

News: "PlayStation dominates European show", "DVD plagued by double standards", "GP Publications renames itself Imagine Publishing", "Jaguar plugs into the CD revolution", "AOU: coin-op houses unveil '95 line-up", "PowerPC for Model 3?", "DigiPen: Nintendo goes to school", Joyriding: "Gaming on the information superhighway, Generator

Arcadia: "Battle of the Bikes", "Mortal Mania", "Videogame 'Nostalgia for the Future'"

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7 1995 July Aerobiz Supersonic, AirCars, BioForge, Boxing Legends of the Ring(Chavez II), Brett Hull Hockey '95, Casino Tournament of Champions, Chaos Control, ClockWerx, Cosmic Race, Crime Crackers, Daytona USA, Diggers 2: Extractors, Fahrenheit, Gex, Gotha(Micronet co., Ltd.), HardBall IV, High Seas Trader, IMG International Tennis, Iron Angel of the Apocalypse, Jagged Alliance, Jungle Strike, Justice League Task Force, Kawasaki Superbike Challenge, King's Field, Maabus, Machiavelli: The Prince(Merchant Prince), Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold, Marathon, Master of Orion, Mortal Kombat III, NCAA Final Four Basketball, Pete Sampras Tennis, RBI '95, Robotica(Daedalus), Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S, Sensory Overload(Reality Bytes), Shadow Squadron, Slam City with Scottie Pippen, Slipstream 5000, Space Pirates, Stargate, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enchanced CD-ROM, Surgical Strike, Table of D, Tekken, The Doraemons, The Punisher, X-Com: Terror from the Deep, YuYu Hakusho (3DO), Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 Featured: "3DO: past, present, future"

Interview: "Atari's President talks back"(Sam Tramiel, Atari Corporation)

Previews: Demolition Derby, Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster, Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods, Krazy Ivan, Rapid Reload(Gunner's Heaven), RayForce, Team 47 Gorman, Virtua Racing, Wipeout

Breaking News: "E3: the greatest show on earth: Saturn, PlayStation, 3DO, Jaguar, Ultra 64, PC", "Home VR: Hasbro turns up the heat", "Intel chip 'twice as fast as Pentium'", "Joyriding: online gaming", "Saturn plays catch-up", "Essential Reading: Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Videogames", "Generator: console power"

Arcadia: "Missing: $7 billion"(arcade and home video game business)

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8 1995 August 1830: Railroads & Robber Barons, Air Combat 22, Blood Bowl, Comix Zone, Double Dragon, Cannon Fodder, Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory, HardBall '95, Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller, Icebreaker, International Superstar Soccer, Jewels of the Oracle, Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū(Power Baseball), Judge Dredd(Genesis), Judge Dredd(SNES), Jumping Flash!, Justice League Task Force, Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing, Lode Runner: The Legend Returns, Lost Eden, Myst, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Rapid Reload(Gunner's Heaven), Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire, Savage Reign, Sega Rally Championship, Sega Worldwide Soccer, Slam 'n Jam '95, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Crossroads of Time, Super Bases Loaded 3, SuperKarts, Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory, Sterling Sharpe: End 2 End, Syndicate, Tama, Tank Commander, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, The Daedalus Encounter, Theme Park, The Pure Wargame, Trip'd, Triple Play Baseball, Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars, WWF Raw Featured: "Saturn: the hype-free guide", "Played in Japan: The next wave of Far Eastern RPGs (Arc the Lad, Mystaria: The Realms of Lore, Seiken Densetsu 3, others"

Interview: "Why the hell has Nintendo delayed the Ultra 64?"(Howard Lincoln, Nintendo of America)

Previews: Air Combat, Assault Rigs, "Bullfrog (Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park, Syndicate Wars, Magic Carpet 2, Creation, Mist, Hi-Octane, Biosphere)", Duke Nukem 3D, "Head to head: PlayStation link-up games (Destruction Derby, Krazy Ivan, Metal Jacket, Shinobi Legions, Terminal Velocity, Vectorman, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Wing Arms, Wipeout)

Breaking News: "Microsoft comes out to play", "US giant takes stake in PC's future"(Lockheed Martin), "Essential Reading: Playing MUDs on the Internet, Computer Gamer's Survival Guide", "Virtual Boy: Nintendo names the day", "Joyriding: NASCAR Racing online"

Arcadia: "On the Trail of Game Crooks", "Electronic Arts Exits Coin-Op", "The Videogame Violence Issue -- on the way back again?"

Dancter, Archive.org
9 1995 September Astal, Ballz, Battle Monsters, BC Racers, Blue Lightning, Brutal: Paws of Fury, Bug!, Chrono Trigger, College Football USA 96, Cyber Cycles, Cyber Sled, Cyber Speedway(Gran Chaser), Demolition Man, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou, Eco: East Africa, Elevator Action Returns, Flight Unlimited, Flip Out!(Jaguar), FX Fighter, Galactic Pinball, Greatest Nine, Head-On Soccer(Fever Pitch Soccer), Killer Instinct, Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!, Mario Clash, Mario's Tennis, Mega Man 7, Police Quest: Open Season, Primal Rage, Rally Chase, Red Alarm, Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Strahl, Street Fighter: The Movie, Street Hoop, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Syndicate, Teleroboxer, Tekken 2, The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain, The Orion Conspiracy, The Space Adventure, Virtual Pool, World Heroes Perfect, Zhadnost: The People's Party, Featured: "Virtual Reality the Miracle Technology", "Sega's plan of attack"

Interview: "Which 32-bit system is Electronic Arts betting on?"(Bing Gordon, Electronic Arts)

Previews: Destruction Derby, "Let the games begin: sports", Privateer 2: The Darkening, Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Titan Wars(Solar Eclipse), Thunderhawk, Twisted Metal, Urban Decay(Psygnosis), Virtua Cop, Warhawk

Breaking News: "The US Sony PlayStation has landed", "3DO stays in the 32-bit race", "Sony vs Sega: the war continues", "Big players show at Tokyo Toy Expo", "Essential Reading: The Good, the Bad, and the Bogus: Nathan Lockard's Complete Guide to Video Games, The History of Computers", "Escom reveals the Amiga's future", "Joyriding: Confirmed Kill online", "Generator: motion controls"

Arcadia: "Motion Capture Studios", "Street Fighter Alpha", "NANI Hits the Streets", "More Video Networks"

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10 1995 October Aggressors of Dark Kombat, Alpine Racer, Arc the Lad, Celtic Tales: Balor of the Evil Eye, Castlevania: Dracula X, Civilization, Cool Riders, Doom, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Dust: A Tale of the Wired West, Far East of Eden: Kabuki Klash, Head-On Soccer(Fever Pitch Soccer), Hi-Octane, Interactive Fiction Collection, Kawasaki Superbike Challenge, Lunar 2: Eternal Blue, MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat, Mobile Suit Gundam, Mortal Kombat 3, NHL 96, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Paparazzi!: Tales of Tinseltown, Power Drive Rally, Powerhouse, Primal Rage, Rail Chase 2, Rave Racer, Rayman, Shinobi Legions, Space Quest 6, The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time, The Ooze, Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams, Total Eclipse Turbo, Ultra Vortek, Urban Strike, Virtual Hydlide, Virtua Fighter Remix, Virtua Striker, Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars, Weaponlord, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, White Men Can't Jump, World Hockey '95, Zone Hunter Featured: "Do video games screw you up?"(video game controversies), "Motion capture"

Interview: "Is this the end of FMV as we know it?"(Tom Zito, Digital Pictures)

Previews: "3D Realms: Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Ruins: Return of the Gods", Center Ring Boxing, Clay Fighter III, Earthsiege 2, Foes of Ali, Ironblood, Loaded, Madden NFL '96, Maximum Surge, Ripper, Star Rangers, VR Baseball

Breaking News: "3DO's M2 prepares for its debut", "Ultra 64 reaches developers", "Power Player: Mac in a box gets a facelift", "Heavyweights unleash a new DVD contender", "Arcade race starts", "Sega ports Saturn games to the PC", "Essential Reading: The Good, the Bad, and the Bogus: Nathan Lockard's Complete Guide to Video Games, The History of Computers", "Escom reveals the Amiga's future", "Joyriding: DWANGO", "Generator: full motion video"

Arcadia: "We Do Windows", "Disc-Based Arcade Games: The Few, The Proud", "Draw, Pardner!"(American Laser Games), "TWI: Bad Boys", "Thompson's Venturer S2", Street Fighter Alpha", "NANI Hits the Streets", "More Video Networks"

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11 1995 November Aquanaut's Holiday, Atari 2600 Action Pack, Apache, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever, Big Sky Trooper, Casino Deluxe, Clockwork Knight 2, Cyber War, C.E.O., D-Day: America Invades, The Daedalus Encounter, Dark Legends, Destruction Derby, Dragonball Z, Foreman for Real, Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster, The King of Fighters 95, Last Gladiators, The Mask, Mechwarrior 3000, Mirage, Mortal Kombat III (Genesis), NFL Pro League Football, NHL 96, Panzer General, Philosoma, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Jaguar), Prime Time Football 96, Rayman, Riglord Saga, Savage Warriors, Scooby Doo, Secret of Evermore, Speed Racer, Speedy Gonzales in Las Gatos Banditos, Street Fighter: The Movie, Terminal Velocity, Tyrian, Viper Phase 1, Virtua Fighter (32X), Virtual Volleyball, Weaponlord, Winning Eleven Wipeout, World Series Baseball, WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game, Zoop Featured: "Mind games: the rise and rise of artificial intelligence", "75 Power Players"(A list of 75 important figures in the video game industry)

Interview: "Nothing Compares to Yu"(Yu Suzuki, Sega AM2)

Previews: 3D Baseball(Crystal Dynamics), Battlesport (3DO), Chronomaster, Daggerfall, Descent to Undermountain, Electronic Arts, Final Arch(Sega), Indy 500, Psychic Detective, Road Rash 3D, Scavenger, Sega Rally, Shining Wisdom, Shockwave Assault(Electronic Arts), Shredfest(Electronic Arts), Strike series, S.T.O.R.M(Virtual Studio), Virtua Cop 2, Virtua Fighter 2, VR Baseball(VR Studios), Wing Arms(Sega)

Breaking News: "US defense corp holds key to Sega plans", "ECTS: Sony and Sega battle in Europe", "Electronic giants [Sony and Phillips] battle on [over next generation digital video disc format", "The first Windows 95 games arrive", "Siggraph looks to graphic future", "Joyriding: XBAND", "Generator: Handheld game console"

Arcadia: "Saturn gets a Moon", "Checking on Tekken 2", "Another checkered flag for Sega", "Midway Body Slams It"

Movers & Shakers: "Is Sega sweating over Sony?", "Rocket Science adds new fuel", "Creative draws 3D Line in the sand", "Viacom pulls out its wallet for Looking Glass Technologies", "Aristo joins the game"

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12 1995 December Alone in the Dark 2, Area 51, Ascendancy, Battle Beast, Blackfire, Bladeforce, Command and Conquer, Cyberbots, Crypt Killer, D, Dangerous Curves, Defcon 5, Dungeon Master II: The Legend of Skullkeep, Earthworm Jim 2, Emmitt Smith Football, Endorfun, FIFA '96, Fighting Vipers, Final Fight 3, Five A Side Soccer, Flying Nightmares, Full Throttle, Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods CD, Heroes of Might and Magic, Indy 500, Killing Time, Kingdom: the Far Reaches, Kolibri, The Last Bounty Hunter, Light Crusader, LineDrive Baseball, Madden '96, Mansion of Hidden Souls, Marvel Superheroes, Mazer, Mordor, Mortal Kombat 3 (PS), NBA Jam Tournament Edition, NBA Live '96, NHL All-Star Hockey '96, NHL Open Ice Hockey, Orbatak, PGA Tour 96, PGA Tour Inivitational '96, Phantasmagoria, Prisoner of Ice, Off World Interceptor, Power Serve 3-D Tennis, Quarterback Club '96, Seperation Anxiety, Sim City 2000, Star Wars Rebel Assault, Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition, Ultimate Hockey, Ultimate Mortal Kombat, Virtua Cop 2, Virtua Fighter Remix, Virtua Racing, Wolfenstein 3D, WWF Wrestlemania, Zombie Raid, Zero Divide Featured: "Which Game System Is The Best?"(Review of current game consoles)

Interview: "The Way Games Ought to Be"(Chris Crawford)

Previews: Aftermath (Interplay), CRY.SYS (Sierra Entertainment), Dark Savior, Defender 2000, Galapagos (Anark), Impact Racing (JVC), Johnny Bazookatone (U.S. Gold), Legend of Thor (Ancient), Nightmare Circus (FunCom), Quake, Soul Edge, Super Cross 3D (Tiertex), Super Mario RPG, Time Crisis, Toshinden 2, X-Com, Zero Population Growth (Zombie)

The Way Games Ought to Be: "Multiplayer game"

Breaking News: "Coin-op giants reveal latest at JAMMA", "Nintendo 64 homes in on Japan", "US arcades get ready for war", "Joyriding: Gaming Sites", "Generator: PC Game development"

Arcadia: "Sega plans arcade with Speilberk and MCA", "The rise of the polygon, "A new arcade begins", "New 64-bit SNK system"

Movers & Shakers: "Startups Drew Pictures and Pulse Entertainment merge", "Late Again?", "Bandai playing the Ultra 64 tune", "Capcom expanding its cartoon business", "$300 Mil. to Burn"

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1996[edit]
Issue Year Month Game Reviews Features News Contact
13 1996 January 3-D Ultra Pinball, Agile Warrior, Boxer's Road, Breath of Fire II, Cannon Fodder, Capitalism, Chain Reaction, College Football's National Championship II, Criticom, Crusader: No Remorse, Cyberspeed, Double Switch, Drugwars, FIFA International Soccer, FIFA Soccer 96, Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball, Fury3, Gargoyles, Goal Storm, Hoops(Data East), I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, International Superstar Soccer Deluxe, Lost Eden, Magic Carpet 2, Metal Jacket, Miner's Revenge(Lazer-Tron), NBA Give 'n Go, NFL Quarterback Club 96, NHL 96, Quarterback Attack with Mike Ditka, Scooby-Doo Mystery, SimIsle: Missions in the Rainforest, Sport Fishing 2, SteamGear Mash, Stonekeep, Ripley's Believe It or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu, The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time, Theme Park, Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game, Toy Story, True Golf Classics: Wicked 18, Twisted Metal, Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety, Viewpoint, Voyeur, VR Troopers, Warhawk, Werewolf vs. Comanche, Wing Nuts, You Don't Know Jack Featured: "1995: The Calm Before the Storm?", "1996: The Year of the Videogame"(analysis of the Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PC, 3DO, M2)

Interview: "Is war hell for Sega?"(Tom Kalinske, Sega of America)

Previews: Airforce Delta(Deadly Skies), Avengers in Galactic Storm, Diablo, Funky Head Boxers, Marathon 2: Durandal, Monstrous City, NBA ShootOut(Total NBA), "Origin Systems: Ultima IX: Ascension, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom, Silverheart, CyberMage: Darklight Awakening, Jane's AH-64D Longbow, Crusader: No Regret, other projects", Ridge Racer Revolution, Sega Rally, Star Fighter, The City of Lost Children, Virtua Fighter 2, VR Soccer '96, Zork: Nemesis

The Way Games Ought to Be: (Chris Crawford) Hollywood and Silicon Valley

Breaking News: "Sony fights Sega on US streets", "Essential Reading: Fatal Distractions, A Pocket Tour of Games on the Internet", "Matsushita buys 3DO M2 technology", "Atari drops Jaguar?", "Ultra 64 prepares for Internet access", "Joyriding: XBAND", "Generator: online console gaming"

Arcadia: "Networks A-poppin'", "Japan Seeks Videogame Downloading and Remote Interactive Gameplay", "Sega's Next Fun Center", "Incredible Technologies Vows 'Networked' Videogame Tournament System", "Ultimate MK3"

Movers & Shakers: "Next Generation Forced to Move to the Next Level"(PC hardware race), "Total Entertainment Signing Deals", "Acclaim Acquires Probe and Sculptured, Bolsters Talent Pool"

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14 1996 February Abuse, Baldies CD, Battlemorph CD, Battlesport, Beavis and Butt-head (PC), Bust a Move, Caesar II, Captain Quazar, Destruction Derby, Empire 2: The Art of War, Entomorph, F-1 Live Information, Handball 5, Hang On GP '95, Hexen: Beyond Heretic, High Velocity, I-War, In the Hunt, Loaded, Mark Davis' The Fishing Master, NBA In the Zone, NBA Live '96, NFL Gameday, PGA Tour Golf '96, PO'ed, Peter Jacobson's Golden Tee 3D Golf, Revolution X, Sega Rally Championship, Soul Edge, Space Griffon, TekWar, The Last Bounty Hunter, Toukon Retsuden, Virtua Cop, Virtua Fighter 2, X-COM: UFO Defense, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2, Zero Divide Featured: "Ultra 64: Nintendo's shot at the title", "Psst! Wanna buy a game system?" (Sega Saturn & Sony Playstation Marketing Campaigns)

Interview: "Is Ultra 64 as good as Silicon Graphics claims?" (George Zachary, Silicon Graphics)

Previews: Amok, Body Harvest, Buggy Boogie (Angel Studios), Destiny (Interactive Magic), GoldenEye 007, Kirby Bowl 64 (Nintendo), Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time(Demo) Super Mario Kart R, Pilotwings 64, Samurai Spirits RPG, Scorcher (Zyrinx), Secret of Mana 2, Shellshock (Core Design), The Shrinking Character(Cyberdreams), Sky Target (Sega), Spycraft: The Great Game, Star Fox 64, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Street Fighter Alpha, Super Mario 64, Syndicate Wars, Theme Hospital, WaveRacer, Zombieville(Psygnosis)

The Way Games Ought to Be: (Chris Crawford) Hollywood Envy

Breaking News: "Will Ultra 64 launch on April 21?", "32-bit gaming drops in price" (3DO price drop), "Pippin Japanese launch planned", "Playstation immersive headset planned", "Joyriding: Where are the women in cyberspace?"

Arcadia: "Arcade Industry Hits Bottom", "Game makers exit the arcades", "Three-Dimensional Graphics", "Sega Cybermalls", "Virtual Winners"

Essential Reading: Inside Electronic Game Design, Being Digital

Movers & Shakers: "Atari Shifting Focus- 50% of Energy Going to PC Software", "Spectrum Invests $2.5 Million in TEN", "3DO Acquires Cyclone", "Sierra Acquires Papyrus, Sublogic; Bolsters Sim Library"

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15 1996 March Battle Arena Toshinden Remix, Curse of Dragor, Cutthroat Island, Deathkeep, The Dig, Doom (PlayStation), Ecco the Dolphin (PC), EF2000 (game), Full Tilt Pinball, Galactic Attack, Gex, Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return, Johnny Bazookatone, Jupiter Strike, Knight Moves, Lion, Mission Critical, NHL Face Off, Panic Bomber, Rebel Assault II, Ridge Racer Revolution, Ruiner Pinball, Scramble Cobra, Revolution X (SNES), Ruiner Pinball, Shockwave Assault, Spot Goes to Hollywood, Starfighter, SU-27 Flanker, ThunderStrike 2, Torin's Passage, Vertical Force, Warcraft (Macintosh), Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Wetlands, Williams Arcade Classics, Wing Arms, X-Men: Children of the Atom Featured: "The Next Generation 1996 Lexicon " (definitions of gaming terms)

Interview: "Can Playstation compete with Ultra 64?" (Martin Homlish, SCEA)

Previews: Antara(Sierra), Cyber Troopers, Die Hard Trilogy, Hyperblade, Into the Shadows, Lighthouse, Pax Imperia 2, Stahfeder(Santos), Star Trek: Generations, Subterrane(New World Computing)

The Way Games Ought to Be: (Chris Crawford) Video game graphics

Breaking News: "64-bit gaming edges closer to US stores", "One year later is Senator Lieberman satisfied?", "Joyriding: Is online gaming for just $500 possible?", "Generator: Advice on getting a job in the game industry."

Arcadia: "Time Warner Interactive is for sale", "More home and arcade overlap?", "Another Network Test"

Movers & Shakers: "Sega pulls plug on Sega CD", "Catapult in Sega Saturn deal", "CD-I efforts trimmed", "Sanctuary Woods to acquire Morpheus", "Atari lowers Jaguar to $99"

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16 1996 April The 11th Hour, Atari Karts, Battle Arena Toshinden 2, BC Racers, Chronomaster, Cyberia, D, Darkstalkers, Fever Pitch Soccer, FIFA 96, Havoc, The Hive, Kileak 2, King's Field, Missile Command 3D, Mortal Kombat II (Saturn), Philosoma, Police Quest: SWAT, Primal Rage (3DO), Road Rash, SFPD Homicide, Skeleton Warriors, SkyBorg: Into the Vortex, Supercross 3D, Terminator: Future Shock, Thexder, Virtual Karts, Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat, Williams' Arcade Classics, Zone Raiders Featured: "How to get a job in the game industry"(A survey of various professions and details about the industry)

Interview: "So which game machine would Dave Perry buy?" (David Perry, Shiny Entertainment)

Previews: Afterlife, Civilization 2, Deadlock: Planetary Conquest, Manx TT, MDK, Panzer Dragoon 2, Pilotwings 64, Return to Krondor, Top Gun: Fire at Will, Lifeforce Tenka (Psygnosis)

The Way Games Ought to Be (Chris Crawford): "Interaction theory between a person and computer"

Breaking News: "Ultra 64 delayed until September 30", "Crumbling Atari still defiant", "Square eyes PS-X", "Developers worry about M2's future", "NEC and VideoLogic enter 3D war", "Joyriding: World Wide Web"

Arcadia: "Sega vows to triple coin-op sales by 1999", "Williams ties Killer Instinct 2 with Nintendo", "Acclaim plans four coin-ops in '96", "Namco to buy Edison Arcade Chain", "London trade show show highlights new Japanese and US videogames"

Movers & Shakers: "Videogame crash of 1995?", "Atari-You Make the Call"(See "crumbling Atari..."), "Electronic Arts acquires Manly & Associates", "Acclaim takes stake in Pulse and Take 2", "Four Way Merger Between Domark, Simis, Big Red, and Eidos"

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17 1996 May Arcade America, Avengers in Galactic Storm, Bad Mojo, The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery, Brett Hull NHL Hockey, College Slam, CyberMage, Defender 2000, Descent (PlayStation), Druid, Fight For Life, Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of a Monster, Guardian Heroes, Grand Prix Manager, Hi-Octane, Killer Instinct 2, Krazy Ivan, Lucient's Quest, Manx TT Super Bike, Pulstar, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Resident Evil, Samurai Shodown III, Screamer, Separation Anxiety (PC), Shannara, Shivers, Sky Target, World Cup Golf: Proffessional Edition, Virtual On, Zoop Featured: "Get a grip! Joysticks: past, present, and future" (Review of the history game controllers)

Interview: "So Howard, what's the excuse this time?" (Howard Lincoln, Nintendo and delay of the N64)

Previews: Capcom, City of Lost Children (Psygnosis), Decathlon (3DO), Destruction Derby 2, Devil Summoner, Die Hard Trilogy, Eurit (Radical), Formula One, Iron Rain (Sega), Magic Knight Rayearth, NHL Powerplay '96 (Virgin Interactive), Power Soccer (Psygnosis), Red Baron II, Sentient (Psygnosis), Tenka(Psygnosis), Time Commando, Time Gate (Infogrames), Tomb Raider, Wipeout 2, Zombieville (Psygnosis)

The Way Games Ought to Be: (Chris Crawford) Games as story-generating process

Breaking News: "Model 3: Sega affirms arcade supremacy", "Virtua Fighter 3: steals US show", "Just who is winning the 32-bit war?", "Generator: Publishers buying small developers."

Arcadia: "Sega GameWorks goes forward with Speilberg and MCA", "Konami, Matsushita Plan 64-bit Home and Arcade Sister Systems", "ACME Report from the Front", "Midway in the Third Dimension", "Sega and Namco Battle On", "Konami Enters the Race"

Movers & Shakers: "50-plus companies support moving worlds VRML spec", "Acclaim makes coin-op debut", "Bandai Pippin a sleeper hit?", "Rocket, Cybercash team for online arcade and classic games", "TEN readies to launch"

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18 1996 June 19XX, Alien Trilogy, Allied General, Cyberia, Cyberdillo, Cyberspeed, Descent II, Earthworm Jim 2(Saturn), Funky Head Boxers, Hyper 3-D Pinball, Iron Storm (Sega Saturn), NBA Hangtime, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge, Rayman (PC), Ripper, Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV, Shining Wisdom, Silverload, Sidewinder, Space Bucks, Super Mario RPG, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Top Gun (PC), Whiplash, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom, Worms (Saturn), Featured: "What's Microsoft's game?", "DVD: friend or foe?"

Interview: "What the hell does Bill Gates know about games, anyway?" (Bill Gates, Microsoft and it's entry into gaming with DirectX)

Previews: Blast Chamber, Dark Earth (Worldscape), GURPS (Interplay), G-Nome, Killing Zone (Naxat), Last Bronx, Leisure Suit Larry 7, Lords of the Realm II, Might and Magic II, Prop Cycle (Namco), Rayman 2, Virtua Fighter 3, Wrinkle River Story (Sega), X-COM III

The Way Games Ought to Be: (Chris Crawford) Unknown game designers

Breaking News: "1996: Next Generation's game forecast", "Sega creates alternate reality", "Divorce absolute for Sega and M2", "New software prolific at Playstation Expo", "Joyriding: The latest developments in online gaming", "Generator: Integration of GPUs with CPUs"

Arcadia: "WMS acquires Time Warner/Atari Games", "Japan previews more games at AOU", "Sega Model 2 technology licensed to Data East, Jaleco, and Tecmo", "3Dfx: impressive"

Movers & Shakers: "BMG comes out kicking"(BMG's release of soccer games), "NATO's got zip on these guys"(Zipper Interactive teams up with Viacom New Media), "Did someone say online gaming?", "Another EA graduate goes out on his own", "Industry acquisitions continue"

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19 1996 July Advanced Tactical Fighters, Art of Fighting 3, Batman Forever (Arcade), Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (Arcade), Big Red Racing, Bottom of The Ninth, Civilization II, Congo the Movie: The Lost City of Zinj, The Dame was Loaded, Deep Space Nine: Harbinger, Ghen War, Golf (virtual boy), Ken Griffey's Winning Run, Hardball 5, Magical Drop II, Mohawk and Headphone Jack, NBA Jam Extreme, NBA Live '96, NBA Shoot Out, Nester's Funky Bowling, Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, PO'ed (PlayStation), Renegade II: Return to Jacob's Star, Return Fire (PlayStation), Shellshock, Slam N' Jam, Spycraft: The Great Game, Super Major League, Tokyo Wars, Worms (PlayStation), Virtual Boy Wario Land, Wipeout (Saturn), Terra Nova, 3D Tetris, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Saturn), Zork Nemesis Featured: "Getting connected" (the past, present, and future of online gaming)

Interview: "What's the future of online gaming?" (Brian Moriarty, Mpath)

Previews: Bubsy 3D, Crash Bandicoot, E.O. (WARP), Konami, Kowloon's Gate (Sony), Nights Into Dreams, Quake, Rave Racer (PC), Sirens (Caps Software), Sonic 3D Blast (consistently referred to as "Sonic Blast"), Sonic X-Treme, Star Gladiator

Breaking News: "Sega to publish games on Playstation", "Nintendo's Atlantis emerges", "Sega low-cost Saturn unveiled", "Takara and Virtuality head homeward", "Joyriding: What the hell is ISDN, and why should gamers care?", "Generator: Definition of 'polygons per second'"

Arcadia: "Sega's Big Plans", "Killer Instinct 2 Update", "Home Run Derby: Virtual Reality Baseball", "More Coin-op Websites"

Movers & Shakers: "Japan gives Sony Strategy Clue"(new PlayStation bundle in Japan), "Sony grabs Ocean titles", "European Super Publisher Emerges"(Infogrames acquires Ocean), "Race slams Nintendo"(Steve Race of Spectrum Holobyte criticizes Nintendo's N64 publishing policy), "Ex-dictator is videogame nut"

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20 1996 August Alone in the Dark (Saturn), Conquest of the New World, Dinotopia, Duke Nukem 3D, Earthsiege 2, Fantasy General, Golden Axe: The Duel, Icebreaker, Jumping Flash! 2, Midnight Run, NHL Powerplay '96, Olypmic Summer Games, Killing Zone, Run and Gun 2, Shellshock (Saturn), Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer 2, Star Trek: Klingon, Strife, Tekken 2, Time Killers, Top Gun (PlayStation), VR Soccer, War Gods, X-Wing (Macintosh) Featured: "10 reasons why Nintendo will kick Sony's and Sega's ass (& 20 reasons why it won't)", "Super Mario 64: The ultimate preview"

Interview: "Nintendo, Sega, & Sony under one roof" (presidents Jim Whim and Andrew House, Sony, Tom Kalinske, Sega, and Howard Lincoln, Nintendo talk about their plans at E3 '96)

Previews: Ballblazer Champions(Factor 5), Destruction Derby 2, Madden '97, Montezuma's Return(Utopia Technologies), Novalogic, Pilotwings 64, Shining Sword(American Laser Games), Soviet Strike, Super Mario 64, Thunder Truck Rally(Psygnosis), Wipeout XL

The Way Games Ought to Be: (Chris Crawford) "Dreams, stories, and games"

Breaking News: "Sega and Sony prepare for Nintendo 64", "M2: Matsushita breaks its silence", "Intel prepares to enhance Pentium", "E3: Nintendo rekindles Mario's magic"(Nintendo's offerings at E3), "Nintendo's Yamauchi speaks out", "Joyriding: Will Sega's Saturn NetLink succeed or 'do a 32X'?", "Generator: Battle of the bits - Is 64 always better than 32?"

Arcadia: "Capcom's Plans", "Inside Scoop On Williams' 'WAVENet'", "Acclaim Signs Up", "Computer Giant Eyes Arcade Biz"

Movers & Shakers: "Square softens Nintendo line", "Crystal Dynamics faces financial reality", "32-bit sales boom after console price drop", "32-bit Atlantis now on hold", "A new Tokyo show?", "Sega sees naked truth"(Sega announcement about nudity in Saturn games)

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21 1996 September Adidas Power Soccer, AD-64D Longbow, Alpine Surfer, Arcade Classics, Bugs Bunny In Double Trouble, Casper, Chaos Overlords, Descent 2 (Macintosh), Fade to Black, Earthworm Jim 1 & 2: The Whole Can of Worms, Fire Fight, Frank Thomas "Big Hurt" Baseball, Gunblade NY, Knight's Chase, Legend of Oasis, Marsupilami, Micro Machines 2, Namco Mueseum Volume I, Olympic Soccer, Pilotwings 64, Pool Champion 2, Skull Fang, Soul Edge Version II, SpaceDude, Space Hulk, Super Mario 64, Super Stardust '96, Star Gladiator, Striker, Total Mayhem, Total Pinball 3D, Virtual Open Tennis, World Series Baseball '96, X-Perts Featured: The top 100 video and computer games of all time

Interview: "Retrogaming: Hip or Hype?" (Eugene Jarvis, Midway)

Previews: Diehard, Fighting Vipers, Interactive Magic, Interplay, Mechwarrior: Mercenaries, NFL Quarterback Club '97 (Acclaim), Tiger Shark(N-Space), Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Ultima Online

Breaking News: "Big in Japan: Nintendo 64 launches at last", "Sega boosts Saturn at Tokyo Toy Show", "'New Amiga' prepares to kill Mac/PC", "Generator: How a little game called Doom may have changed the business world forever", "Joyriding: Play games on the Internet and win big prizes"

Arcadia: "Arcade Games Down 40% In Five Years", "Sega Previews"

Movers & Shakers: "Nintendo opens doors to deals"(Nintendo's plan to license N64 technology to arcades), "Lego builds game block", "GT bags Formgen (publisher)", "Matsushita coughs up", "Sony's ebullient sales boom"(Sony reports a three fold consoles sales after a $199 price drop), "Japanese gamers lose control"(N64 controller shortage)

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22 1996 October Afterlife, American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox, Battleground Waterloo, Bogey Dead 6, Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon, Cat Fight, Close Combat, College Football USA '97, DeathKeep, Decathlete, Die Hard Arcade, Dunk Mania, Torico, Gunship, Manic Karts, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail (game), Lemmings Paintball, Loaded, Nights Into Dreams, Ninja Masters, Private Eye, Project: Horned Owl, Prop Cycle, Quake, Robo Pit, Sonic Competition, Super Puzzle Fighter, Tokyo Highway Battle, Tracer, True Pinball, Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance, Featured: "Can Apple run with the big guns?", "Money makes the games go round" (Venture capitalists in game development.)

Interview: "The World According to Trip" (Trip Hawkins, 3DO)

Previews: Assault Suits Leynos II(NCS), Blade & Barrel(Software Creations), Blue Ice, Bushido Blade, Carnage Heart, Criterion, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy 7, iM1A2(Interactive Magic), Iron & Blood(Take 2 Interactive), Little Big Adventure 2, Perfect Weapon(Grey Matter (game developer)), Rocket Jockey, Sega Entertainment, Tail of the Sun, Theme Hospital, Top Gear Rally, Tobal No. 1, Tomb Raider, Virtua Cop 2, Virtua Fighter 3, Ultima IX, XCar(Bethesda Softworks)

Breaking News: "M2: Matsushita breaks its silence", "Online gaming: two giants merge", "Generator: The technological and - yes - sociological problems of online gaming", "Joyriding: The new online gaming powerhouse"

Arcadia: "Nintendo Licenses Nintendo 64 For Arcades", "Disney Plans Chain of Fun Centers", "Modem-Linked Video Scores", "Konami's Back"(Konami's return to arcade games), "War Gods: A Change In Plans"

Movers & Shakers: "Nintendo Goes to War"(Nintendo see profits increase), "3DO slips below $100", "Peter Molyneux to quit EA?", "3DO renaissance continues"(3DO opens new office in Redmond, WA), "Id slams software pirates"

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23 1996 November Afterlife, Albion, Alien Trilogy, Beyond the Beyond, Black Dawn, Crash Bandicoot, Die Hard Trilogy, Gridrunner, Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures, NHL '97, Normality, Olympic Soccer, Olympic Summer Games, Project Overkill, Robo-Pit, Saturn Bomberman, Shellshock (PC), Sim City 2000 (PlayStation), Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingom, Tetris Plus, Three Dirty Dwarves, Virtua Fighter Kids, Z Featured: "Artificial Life", "The great videogame swindle"(Who created the first video game?), "Total Recall"(The future of data storage for game consoles)

Interview: "Who's the real boss of Sony?" (Terry Tokunaka, Sony Computer Entrtainment Japan)

Previews: Army Men, Comanche 3(Novalogic), CrimeWave(Eidos Interactive), Crudader: No Remorse, Dark Saviour(Climax), Gundam Gaiden(Bandai), Herc's Adventures, Interstate '76, Jet Ski Sports, Killer Instinct Gold, Mass Destruction(NMS), MechWarrior 2, Meridian 59, NBA Live '97(EA), NFL Gameday '97(989 Studios), POD, Pro-Yakkyu King(Imagineering), Resident Evil 2, Rev Limit(Seta), Shadows of the Empire, Sega AM Annex, Sony Computer Entertainment UK, StarCraft, Steel Legions(Digital Animations), Titanic(CyberFlix), Toshinden URA(Takara), Treasures of the Deep(Black Ops), Virtual On (Saturn), Wave Race 64

Breaking News: "Nintendo's leap into the unknown"(Nintendo's N64 US launch), "'Sega City' nears online launch", "Generator: You see games. You hear games. Why can't you feel games?", "Joyriding: Play games on the Internet for free? As in, no charge?"

Arcadia: "Street Fighter 3 in December", "WMS to use 'NANI'; The Modem Race Is On!"(modem tech being used by arcade game makers), "Microsoft Seeks 'Coin-op Revolution'"(MS commits to bringing PC technology to arcades), "Sneak Peak at Steven Spielberg's Arcade", "Ratings Inspected"(Joe Lieberman visits Arcades)

Movers & Shakers: "Psygnosis bidding hits $300 Million", "Small publishers feel the pinch", "Nolan Bushnell is back"(Bushnell ready to lauch net-based arcade machines), "Publisher fight fest Erupts", "Spirit of Atari leaves"

JimmyBlackwing
24 1996 December 3D Baseball, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Circle of Blood, Disruptor, The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall, Fighting Vipers, Final Doom (PlayStation), Infocom Masterpieces, Iron & Blood: Warriors of RavenLoft, Krazy Ivan (Saturn), Formula One, Links LS, Madden '97, Namco Mueseum Volume 2, NASCAR Racing, NCAA Gamebreaker, The Neverhood, NHL '97, The Pandora Directive, Perfect Weapon, Quarterback Club '97, Soviet Strike, Spot Goes to Hollywood, Star Gladiator, StarWinder, Steel Harbinger, Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Saturn), Street Racer, Tecmo's Deception, Tempest X, Tobal No. 1, World Series Baseball II, X-Men vs. Street Fighter Featured: "Atari's Historic Road to Nowhere"(the death of Atari), "The Big Fight - Nintendo 64 vs PlayStation vs Sega Saturn", "The Future Sound of Game Music"

Interview: "Did You Know that Sega was Founded by an American?"(David Rosen, founder of Sega)

Previews: Armored Fist 2 (Novalogic), Broken Helix (KCEC), Cloak (Sierra), Conquest Earth (Data Design), Dark Reign: The Future of War, Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition, Dual Heroes, Duckman (The Illusions Gaming Company), Ecstatica 2 (Psygnosis), Esoteria 3 (Mobeus Designs), Independence Day (Radical Entertainment), Mr. Tank (Rebellion), Oddworld Inhabitants: Episode One, Pitfall 3D (Activision), Psychic Force, Queen: The Eye, Ridge Racer Grand Prix, Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls (Sierra), Spider: The Video Game (Boss Studios), Street Fighter EX, Tenka(Psygnosis), Toshinden 3, Wayne Gretsky's 3D Hockey (Atari), Wonder Project J2

Breaking News: "Tokyo Game Show '96: Japan Shows Off", "Online gaming via Nintendo 64DD", "JAMMA '96: Konami and Capcom gain ground", "Generator: Force Feedback The Coming 'Sense' In Gaming", "Joyriding: Online Gaming Has A Long Way To Go"

Arcadia: "PC Game Makers Join Microsoft's 'Revolution'", "Microsoft's Arcade Apps", "Konami Boasts 5 million Polygons Per Second"

Movers & Shakers: "Nintendo 64 Frenzy"(Nintendo 64 US launch), "Virgin sucks up Viacom"(Virgin starts publishing Viacom's games), "TEN goes Live", "Stat Happy Sony"(New Sony sales stats), "Pandemonium at EA"(EA publishes Pandemonium), "Games leads to Gambling"(Senator Jay Dardenne says there's a link between gambling and gaming)

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1997[edit]
Issue Year Month Game Reviews Features News Contact
25 1997 January 2Xtreme, Andretti Racing, Azrael's Tear, Batman Forever: The Arcade Game, Blast Chamber, Command and Conquer: Red Alert, Contra: Legacy of War, Destruction Derby 2, Donkey Kong Country 3, F-22 Lightning II, Hind, Leisure Suit Larry 7, Lighthouse, MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries, MLB Pennant Race, Mr. Bones, NBA Live '97, NHL '97, NHL Face Off '97, Pandemonium, Pitball, Psychic Force, Samurai Shodown III, Screamer 2, Star Control 3, Suikoden, Syndicate Wars, Tomb Raider, Tunnel B1, Wave Race 64, Worldwide Soccer '97, Featured: "Sony's new PlayStation: If you can build a better game...", "Every Nintendo 64, Saturn, and Playstation game reviewed"

Interview: "So what do they teach you at videogame school?"(Claude Comair, Digipen)

Previews: Apocalypse, Carmageddon, Castlevania, Christmas Nights(Special demo of Nights Into Dreams included in magazine), D2, Forgotten Realms, Galactic Conquest(3D0), Grandia, The Last Express, League of Pain (Beyond Reality), PaRappa the Rapper, Power F1(Eidos), Propaganda(Burst), Sangoku Musou(Omega-Force), Shining the Holy Ark, Solar Assault, Speed King(Konami), Super Mario Kart 64

Breaking News: "Playstation Expo: Sony shows off in Japan", "JAMMA '96: Konami joins coin-op's elite", "Fall ECTS: Europe's top videogame show", "Joyriding: Playing the online game: it's a tough job, but..."

Arcadia: "Konami & IBM Eclipse Sega's Model 3", "'Me Too' Syndrome"(New clones of Daytona USA and Alpine Racer), "Acclaim Regroups", "Second Coin-Op Network Launched December 1"(WMS and NANI starts release of networked arcade units), "Microsoft Says: Expect PC-Based Coin-ops in '97"

Movers & Shakers: "Sony and the Bad Guys"(Sony files suit against PSX modchip makers under RICO), "Ever changing ways"(3DO starts publishing games for the PlayStation), "Nintendo wallos in Glory"(the N64 sees 61% of sales in September for the 5 days it was out), "What a Surprise!"(Nintendo manages to ship 1.2 Mil N64's into the US as opposed to the announced 500K), "Winners and Losers"(Acclaim shows a loss of $140M in 4th quarter of '96), "Cheesy VB easy at EB"(Trade at EB: 3 old PS/Saturn game for one Virtual Boy)

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26 1997 February The Adventure of Lomax, Bedlam, Blackthorne (Mac), Blazing Dragons, Bubsy 3D, Crusin' USA, Dark Forces (PlayStation), FIFA '97, In the Zone 2, Killer Instinct Gold, King's Field, Machinehead, Monster Truck Madness, Motor Toon Grand Prix, Mummy, Tomb of the Pharaoh, NBA Full Court Press, Power Move Wrestling, Pro Pinball, RAMA, Rebel Assault 2, Shadows of the Empire, Shattered Steel, Slam Scape, Terminator: SkyNET, TNN Hardcore 4X4, Toonstruck, Virtual On (Saturn), Virtua Squad, Featured: "PC goes 3D", "Videogame Myths: Fact or Fiction?"

Interview: "What's next for Shigeru Miyamoto?"(Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo)

Previews: 10th Planet(Bethesda Softworks), British Open Golf(Looking Glass Technologies), Doom 64, Epic MegaGames, Ganbare Goemon, Mace: The Dark Age, J-League Perfect Striker(Konami), San Francisco Rush, Shadow Warrior, Unreal

Breaking News: "World exclusive: M2 specs revealed", "Shoshinkai '97: Nintendo gets in the games", "2D or not 2D? Capcom answers with SFIII", "Joyriding: The death cult strikes online gaming!"

Arcadia: "Ratings Update", "Sega's LBE Delayed", "Play Now, Pay Later"(Namco experiments with a new arcade payment system), "Disney Entering LBE Biz", "Konami's 5-in-1", "Home Run Derby Gets Hot"

Movers & Shakers: "Sony halts Psygnosis sale", "DMA beds up with Epic", "Nintendo's Download Dream", "Sega slams TRST"

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27 1997 March Amber: Journeys Beyond, Area 51 (PlayStation), Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection One, Burning Road, Cool Boarders, Death Rally, Floating Runner, Gameday '97, Hunter Hunted, Jet Moto, Jimmy Johnson's NFL '97, The Lords of Tantrazz, Namco Museum Volume 3, Nanotek Warrior, NeoHunter, Nemesis: A Wizardry Adventure, Noir: A Shadowy Thriller, Persona: Revelations, Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh, Re-Loaded, Robotron X, Rocket Jockey, Space Jam, Street Fighter EX, Ten Pin Alley, Toshinden URA, Virtua Cop 2, Virtua Fighter 3, Virtual Pool, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey, Westworld 2000 Featured: "Top 10 Online Gaming Sites"

Interview: "Is Richard Garriott really building a better world?"(Richard Garriot, Origin Systems)

Previews: Blood, Bomberman (PC), The Dark Project, Flying Saucer(PostLinear), The Lost World(Dreamworks), Myth, Need for Speed II, Pegasus Prime(Presto Studios), Time Crisis

Breaking News: "Videogames continue to shock the system", "3Dfx reveals new high-end PC accelerator", "Saturn/PS-X sequels"

Arcadia: "Arcade games Graded 'D' Ratings Compliance", "Konami: Sssmokin'!", "Sega's Tops--on Home Turf", "Viva la Networked Video!"(Mexican based Mexel plans networked arcades called "Moy Net"), "And in the USA..."(US arcade companies working on networked games)

Movers & Shakers: "Industry Boomtime", "Lieberman back in action", "Square and Sony tie the knot", "Sony's White PlayStation"(Sony release a new PS in other Asian countries with the ability to play MPEG movies), "A new Force?"(Paradigm creates a new video game division), "Interplay's crane trick"

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28 1997 April Alpine Racer 2, Archimedean Dynasty, Bug Too!, Carnage Heart, Codename: Tenka, Dead or Alive, Diablo, Die Hard Arcade (Saturn), The Divide: Enemies Within, Dragon Force, Dragonheart: Fire & Steel, Fighters Megamix, Lords of the Realm III, Master of Orion II, NBA Jam Extreme, Nitro Racers, Open Ice Challenge, Peak Performance, Prime Target, San Francisco Rush, Scorched Planet, Sega Ski Super G, Sega Touring Car Championship, Soul Blade (PlayStation), Spider: The Video Game, Titanic, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Wages of War, Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat, ZPC Featured: "Revival of the Fittest"

Interview: "What is Senator Lieberman's problem with videogames?"

Previews: Cyclone Studios, Darklight Conflict, Deathtrap Dungeon, Gamespotting, Meat Puppet, Mission: Impossible, Moto Racer, Super GT, Star Fox 64, Street Fighter III, Sub Culture, Tekken 3, Wild Choppers

Breaking News: "Who won the videogame wars of 1996?", "M2: Matsushita's 64-bit console gets games", "Joyriding: A look at what's happening in online role-playing games: A special perspective on Diablo's diabolism"

Arcadia: "Rattle Your Tin Cup!", "Microsoft Marches On"(Microsoft plans for the arcade), "New Games Coming!", Tekken Is 1.5 Times Faster"

Movers & Shakers: "Sony unites PS-X control"Sony Computer Entertainment takes complete control of the PlayStation, "Sega extends triple pack promotion", "Acclaim changing ways"(Acclaim plans for financial recovery), "Eidos eyes expansion", "Nintendo's Dragon crisis", "Sensitivity or Censorship?"Chinese government fines Glory Software for WWII sim

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29 1997 May Command and Conquer (Saturn), Crusader: No Remorse (PS), Crusin' World, Death Drome, Descent Maximum, Doom 64, Front Page Sports: Football Pro '97, Heir of Zendor, Hexen (Saturn), Independence Day, Jetfighter III, Lost Vikings II: Norse by Norsewest, MegaMan 8, NBA Hangtime, Prizateer 2: The Darkening, Rage Racer, Scud, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PS), Tigershark (PS), Vandal Hearts, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey (N64) Featured: "Is Nintendo 64 breaking up?"

Interview: "Videogames are good for you!"(Proffessor Henry Jenkins, MIT)

Previews: 688(I) Hunter Killer, Captives, Creatures, European Air War, House of the Dead, InnerLoop, Grand Prix Legends, Major League Soccer, Manx TT, Power Crystal, Runabout, Top Gear Rally, Virtua Striker 2

Breaking News: "Playstation leads drop to $149", "PC Sound Finally Breaks Out", "Violent Content Defined and Rejected"(Arizona Senate bill 1433 regarding videogame violence), "MPlayer dramatically dropped fees and started a trend. What do these new rates mean for the future of online gaming?"

Arcadia: "Street Fighter 3 Arrives", "Atari's Maximum Force", "Sega's First 'Model 3' Driver"

Movers & Shakers: "Final Fantasy Mania"Sony states it would have to make decision on FF7's brothel scene, "Apogee Fuming"(Activison making claims that it has accquired the original Duke Nukem team), "Sony's pricing secret", "Spelling to dump Virgin", "Square looks to arcades?", "Pirates humbled"

JimmyBlackwing
30 1997 June Assault Suits Leynos, Banzai Bug, BRAHMA Force: The Assault On Beltlogger 9, Buster Bros Collection, The Crow: City of Angels, Ecstatica 2, Fifa Soccer 64, A Fork in the Tale, G-Nome, Goal Storm '97, J-League Perfect Striker, K-1 The Arena Fighters, Koala Lumpur: Journey to the Edge, League of Pain, Lunacy, Mario Kart 64, MAX, NBA Shoot Out '97, Obsidian, Powerslave, Rally Cross, Realms of the Haunting, Scarab, Manx TT (PC), Sega Rally (PC), Sentient, Twisted Metal 2, VR Baseball '97, WCW Vs. The World, Featured: "Is your favorite game company ripping you off?"(Analysis into where does $50 cost for game come from), "The state of play"(Analysis of the future for current gen consoles)

Interview: "Does John Romero still enjoy shooting people?"(John Romero, Ion Storm)

Previews: Demon Isle (Cat Daddy), Heat (Sega), King's Quest: Mask of Eternity, Ninja (Core Design), One (Visual Concepts), Reboot (EA), SpecOps (Zombie),

Breaking News: "Tokyo Game Show Report from Japan", "GameWorks Kicks Off", "Konami Steals The Show", "Microsoft's Second Half '97 Plans Revealed", "Joyriding: SegaSoft launches a new online gaming service that should turn the heat up for the competition."

Arcadia: "Konami America Blows Away", "Armadillos Run for their Lives", "Sega and GameWorks", "Vivid's Racer with a Big Head"

Movers & Shakers: "Friends at Last"(Nintendo and EA come to publishing agreement on N64), "64DD Delayed", "Sony to Sega"(Shuji Utsumi from Sony joins Sega of America), "Hurrah! All's well"(IDSA shows a 16% increase in video game sales), "Two Raiders"(Core Design and Shiny squable over two programmers), "GameWorks fights for alcohol"

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31 1997 July Air Warrior II, BallBlazer Champions, Battle Stations, Blast Corps, Bushido Blade, Damage Incorporated, Dark Stalkers: Jedah's Damnation, Dark Rift, Fable, F1 Pole Position 64, Grand Slam, Gundam Gaiden II, Interstate '76, The Last Express, Mace, Magic: The Gathering, MechWarrior 2 (PS), MDK, Moto Racer GP, Overblood, POD, Scorcher, Star Command Revolution, Street Fighter III, Tail of the Sun, Tekken 3, Test Drive Off Road, Theme Hospital, Triple Play '98, War Gods (N64), Wing Commander IV (PS), Xevious 3D/G+, Zap: Snowboarding Trix Featured: "What makes a good game?"

Interview: "Games are going to take over the world"(Sid Meier, Firaxis Games)

Previews: Adrenix(Digital Dialect), Armored Core, Blasto, Bomberman 64, G-Police, Gex: Enter the Gecko, Heavy Gear, Metal Gear Solid, Nuclear Strike, Out of the Void(GameFX), Populous 3, Skullmonkeys, Sonic Jam, SouthPeak Games(SAS Institute), Take No Prisoners(Raven Software), Tonic Trouble, World Championship Racing(3DO), Youngblood(GT Interactive)

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "In search of the future of gameplay"

Breaking News: "CGDC in Santa Clara Geeks get down", "Cleaning time: Corporations slim down", "Game.com: Will it beat Game Boy?", "Toolbox: Lightwave 3.5", "Joyriding: Rtime's solution to the bandwidth problem with online gaming"

Arcadia: GameWorks, Dave & Buster's, and other LBEs (Location Based Entertainment)

Movers & Shakers: "Doom! All Doom"(BMG, 3DO and Rocket Science Games scale back or quit operations), "Hello Sega"(Impending need for a Sega Saturn price drop), "Nintendo's British Invasion", "MPlayer's Future Search", "Big Deal that didn't happen"(THQ has stopped publish Psygnosis games for the Saturn), "Original Sins"(80% of Playstation games are Fighting, Racing, or Sports games)

JimmyBlackwing
32 1997 August All-Star Baseball '97 featuring Frank Thomas, Broken Helix, The City of Lost Children, CrimeWave, Discworld II, Dynasty Warriors, Emperor of the Fading Suns, F/A-18 Hornet 3.0, Fallen Haven, Gundam Gaiden 3, Hexen (N64) , Hummer, iM1A2 Abrams, International Superstar Soccer, Maximum Force, Metal Slug, Need for Speed II, Outlaws, Princess Maker 2, Rage Racer, Redneck Rampage, Rush Hour, Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls, StarFox 64, Wild Arms, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Featured: "More than just a pretty package"

Interview: "What's the 'father of Playstation' playing at?" (Ken Kutaragi, Sony Computer Entertainment)

Previews: Akuji: The Heartless(Crystal Dynamics), Cardinal Syn(Kronos), Colony Wars, Crucible(Maxis), Cyro, Half Life, Hasbro Interactive, Last Bronx, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (arcade game), Nessa no Hoshi(Itochu), Pac-Man Ghost Zone(Namco), Septerra Core, SiN, Top Skater, Transactor(10Six, Vigilance, Skies)(Sega), Rascal(Psygnosis), Redline(Accolade), Tomb Raider 2, Zork: Grand Inquisitor

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "Gamers demand 'Freedom of speech!' as analog controllers open up new gaming possibilities"

Breaking News: "Sega and Bandai: a merger collapses", "Sega's next system: Black Belt", "Can Saturn Survive?", "Creators; Conference: Japan's top designers talk"(at TGS Shigeru Miyamoto, Yu Suzuki, and Yoshiki Okamoto), "Joyriding: Total Entertainment Network"

Arcadia: "Acclaim's Armageddon: Awesome!", "Microsoft, Intel, & Allies Plan Fall Arcade Debut", "PlayNet: Up and Running"

Movers & Shakers: "Sony chases Lara"(Sony/Eidos Interactive TR2 exclusive deal), "New PlayStation Arrives", "Sega's Ups and Downs"(Sega's $200 million in costs for '96 & '97 operations), "The Nintendo-says-sorry shock"(Howard Lincoln apologizes to 3rd parties for neglect), "Sales high, profits low"(Nintendo's yealy sales figures), "Shame on US"(Squaresoft won't release Tobal 2 in US), "M2 is 'alive' says Matsushita"

JimmyBlackwing
33 1997 September Blood, Carmageddon, Comanche 3, D-Xhird, Duke Nukem 3D (Mac), Dungeon Keeper, Heroes of Might and Magic II (Mac), Imperium Galatica, Into the Void, Last Bronx, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Multi Racing Championship, Poy Poy, Quo Vadis 2, Realms of Arkania III: Shadows Over Riva, Sega Ages, Sega Super GT, Sentient (PC), Shining the Holy Ark, Soukyu Gurentai, The Space Bar, Thunder Truck Rally, WipeOut XL (PC), Featured: "From concept to game plan: How to create a design document"

Interview: "Our man in Washington"(Doug Lowenstein, IDSA)

Previews: Agents of Justice(Microprose), Computer Artworks, Daikatana, Dark Vengeance (Reality Bytes), Die by the Sword, Earthworm Jim 3D, EverQuest, FireTeam(Multitude), KillWheel(Apt Productions), Melbourne House, Messiah, Monster Rancher, Plane Crazy, Prey, Psybadek(Psygnosis), SpearHead(Mak Technologies)

The Way Games Ought to Be (): "How force-feedback gives computers another way to communicate with gamers"

Breaking News: "Matsushita: Finally pulling the plug", "New Tech: Tools to die for"(Newfire and their new game development tools), "Macintosh: Not dead yet", "Playstation's Missing Thunder"(Sony announcing removal of force feedback from the Dual Analog Controller), "Online gaming explodes-again" (New online gaming services at E3), "Nintendo Arcade System Nearly Complete", "Joyriding: Multitude's impressive gaming network for the game FireTeam"

Arcadia: "A Work of Art", "Atari, Past & Future"(Atari's history and future plans), "Sega Finds The Lost World", "More CD Games Aimed at Arcades"(Other planned CD-ROM based games)

Movers & Shakers: "Sega on the Threshold"(Sega's Black Belt demo at E3), "Size Matters"(The lack of tiny and huge publishers at E3), "Making Media Work"(Eidos organizing exclusive showings for daily website), "Atlanta Blues"(Disappointing E3 turnout compared to last year)

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34 1997 October 688(I) Hunter/Killer, Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean, Betrayal in Antara, Bravo Air Race, Circle of Blood, Darklight Conflict, Disney's Hercules, Felony 11-79, Final Fantasy VII, GoldenEye 007, Gundam 0079: The War for Earth, House of the Dead, Kickoff '97, The Lost World (PS), Machine Hunter, Meat Puppet, Rampage World Tour, Raystorm, Sky Target, Syndicate Wars, Twinsen's Odyssey, Yuke Yuke Troublemakers, World Series Baseball '98 Featured: "The future of consoles"(Top executives from US branches of Sony, Sega, and Nintendo discuss the future of the console), "The great escape"(Major talent are leaving established developers to start new ones.), "Finding companionship in a digital age"(From the Tamagotchi to Norns the latest in hip pets)

Interview: "Is 3Dfx here to stay?"(Greg Ballard, Scott Sellers, & Gary Tarolli, 3Dfx)

Previews: Alien vs. Predator, Battlespire, Battlezone, Dead or Alive, F-Zero X, Fly by Wire(Shiny), Flesh Feast, Forsaken: The Thrall of Chaos(Cinematix), I-War, Jedi Knight, The Journeyman Project 3(Presto Studios), Kalisto, Mega Man Neo, Monkey Hero(Blam), Power Boat Racing(Promethean Designs), Quake 2, Raider (Leaping Lizard), Rapid Racer(Sony Computer Entertainment Europe), Rare, Road Rash 3D, Sonic R, Wing Commander: Prophecy, Yoshi's Story, Zelda 64

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "But is it art?"

Retroview: "Low point for licensing"

Breaking News: "PowerVR prepares Higlander"(Details of new chipset, and its ties to Sega's new console revealed), "Hyper Neo Geo 64", "Playstation gets surrounded"(3D sound is coming for Sony PlayStation), "Molyneux returns to EA",

"M2 just not good enough"(Panasonic explains its decision to canel M2 gaming console), "Otaku calling"(At JAFCON 6, traditional merchandise takes backseat to offerings from game world), "Sega to enhance VF3", "Joyriding: Ultima Online",

Arcadia: "Konami with a bullet", "Lost World roars!", "Zero to 70 in three seconds!"

Movers & Shakers: "A romance foiled"(Failed 3Dfx Sega deal), "Loss of Faith"(Engage Games Online cuts half its staff)

JimmyBlackwing
35 1997 November Abe's Oddysee, Ace Combat 2, Achtung Spitfire, Alantis: The Lost Tales, Creatures, Croc: The Legend of the Gobbos, Dragon Dice, Extreme Assault, Fantastic 4, Ghost in the Shell, Gridz, Herc's Adventures, iF-22 Raptor, Last Bronx, Madden '98, Marvel Super Heroes, MLB '98, NFL Gameday '98, PaRappa the Rapper, Porsche Challenge, Saturn Bomberman, Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha, Tetrisphere, Warlords III: Reign of Heroes, X-COM: Apocalypse, XCar: Experimental Racing Featured: "25 breakthrough games"(A list of games that will "impact the way we play games forever" Half Life, Starcraft, Metal Gear Solid, Quake 2 and so...)

Interview: "The game industry's Dr. Frankenstein"(Steve Grand, Cyberlife)

Previews: Atari, Einhander, Front Mission Alternative, Joint Strike Fighter, Metropolis, Motor Raid, Outwars, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Powerslide, Quest 64, Respect Inc., San Francisco Rush: The Rock, Alcatraz Edition, Seven Kingdoms, Shadow Master, Sony Music Entertainment, Trespasser

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "Great Videogame art (with no pictures)"

Retroview: "The Owen Rubin Memorial Gameroom"

Breaking News: "Sega's next generation console revealed", "Project X: A Mario killer in the making", "Tokyo catches gaming hysteria", "ECTS shows off everyone's true colors", "Nintendo dealt blow"(Company sees delays, licensing problems), "Toolbox: 3D Studio MAX R2", "Joyriding: DWANGO/Microsoft partnership",

Arcadia: Mortal Kombat 4 takes US by storm", "Next up: Off-Road Challenge", "Konami launches Solar Assault", "CD-ROM games arrive in arcades", "Iwerks, Showscan to merge"

Movers & Shakers: "The press vs. spin doctors"(Criticism of video game press coverage of an early FF 7 launch), "Sega vs. 3Dfx", "Lara Croft

JimmyBlackwing
36 1997 December Aero Fighters Assault, Battle-Girl, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (PC), Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror, Bumbler Bee-Luxe, Bust-A-Move 3, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Clay Fighter 63 1/3, EF2000 v2.0, F1 Pole Position 64, Gran Tour Racing '98, GTI Club: Cote D'azor, Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Lose Your Marbles, Mass Destruction, Mega Man X4, Moto Racer, Mortal Kombat 4, NHL '98, NHL Face Off '98, Nuclear Strike, PGA '98, Quake (Mac), San Francisco Rush (N64), Starfleet Academy, Terracresta 3D, TIE Fighter, Total Annihilation, Treasures of the Deep, Virus, VMX Racing Featured: "Which way to the underground?"(Independent video game developers), "Where to play? The dust settles"(A current review for gaming platforms)

Interview: "The most popular woman in the world!"(Jeremy Smith, Core Design)

Previews: Burning Rangers, Elric the Necromancer(Psygnosis), Extreme Warfare(Trilobyte), Gran Turismo, Grim Fandango, Hyper Olympics in Nagano 64(Konami), Men in Black(Gigawatt Studios), N64 Basketball(Z-Axis), Requiem(3D0), Sentinel Returns, Tim Schafer, Twisted Edge Snowboarding(Boss Games), Vigilante 8, WarGames(Interactive Studios)

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "Why movie license games suck"

Retroview: "Virtual Boy of the 80's"

Breaking News: "Videogame industry loses one of its pioneers", "The future of data storage", "Nintendo gets reasonable"(Price of N64 software drops, eliminating Sony's best weapon), "GT Interactive grabs MicroProse", "Dural team gets to work", "Acclaim shakes up developers"(Acclaim continues housecleaning efforts, turns broom on US development studios and Acclaim Japan), "Toolbox: Torch and Catalyst", "Joyriding: Professional Gamers League",

Arcadia: "PC revolution to launch at expo", "SNK to combine system and dedicated games", "PlayNet restructures", "Dave & Buster's overseas: more, more, more!", "FEC/LBE news: LAI, Disney, Sega, and more"

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1998[edit]
Issue Year Month Game Reviews Features News Contact
37 1998 January Age of Empires, Armored Core, Automobilia Lamborghini 64, Bug Riders, Clock Tower, Close Combat: A Bride Too Far, Cool Boarders 2, Courier Crisis, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Dark Earth, Dead or Alive, Diddy Kong Racing, Duke Nukem 64, Excalibur 2055 AD, Extreme-G, Fighting Force, Frogger (1997 game), Galapagos, Jet Moto 2, Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny, Mace: The Dark Age, Madden 64, Mageslayer, Meridian 59: Revelation, NHL Breakaway '98, Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain, Postal, Quarterback Club 64, Red Asphalt, Sid Meier's Gettysburg, Silhouette Mirage, Steel Reign, Sub Culture, Test Drive 4, Tomb Raider II, Top Gear Rally, Ultima Online, Uprising Featured: "America's Elite"(A landmark portrait of the most important people in the North American video game industry), "Toward reality: The rise of 3D gaming", "Girl trouble"(Portrayl of women in video games), "3Dfx's VoodDoo 2 technology", "Intel's AGP technology"

Interview: "Can Sony stay on top?"(Phil Harrison, Sony)

Previews: Asheron's Call, Bust-a-Move(Enix), Hybrid Heaven, Iron John Hawk: The Shards of Power(JVC), Newman Hass Indy Car Racing(Studio 33), Outcast, Parasite Eve, SiN, Wings of Destiny(General Simulations), The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

Retroview: "The Dumb Shits Club"(Programmers that stayed at Atari after many left to make millions)

Breaking News: "Project X confirmed for 1998", "Mac games aim for high visibility", "Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of Videogames, Second Edition", "Joyriding: Quake online and in arcades", "Toolbox: Motion Factory's Intelligent Digital Actor System"

Arcadia: "Arcades edge out routes in video buys, says WMS", "WMS report offers revealing look at factory", "Konami debuts 'Cobra' videogame system and unique photo vender" "ESPN/Disney to create LBE chain; also Sony/MWE"

Movers & Shakers: "Corporate sharks take another bite"(Big video game publishers buying video game developers)

JimmyBlackwing
38 1998 February Alundra, Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2, CART Precision Racing, Colony Wars, Dark Reign: The Future of War, Fallout, FIFA Road to the World Cup 64, G-Police, Monster Rancher, Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, Myth, NCAA GameBreaker '98, Nightmare Creatures, Quake (Saturn), Riven, Sega Touring Car Championship, Shipwreckers!, Sonic R, Space Ace: Conflict Over Korea, Spawn: The Eternal, Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi, Steep Slope Sliders, Temujin, Time Crisis, Virtual Pool 2, WCW Nitro, Worldwide Soccer '98 Featured: "Are You a Hardcore gamer?"(Quiz to gauge how much of a gamer you are), "A Meeting of the Minds"(Roundtable discussion with Brett Sperry, Dave Perry, Peter Molyneux, Jeremy Smith, David Jones, David Braben)

Interview: "Nintendo's 'Super Stamper Bros.'"(Chris & Tim Stamper, Rare)

Previews: 1080° Snowboarding, 20,000 Leagues The Adventure Continues(SouthPeak Games), Aironauts(Red Lemon Studios), Ehrgeiz, Legend, Lode Runner 2, Metal Gear Solid, Sanitarium, Shadow Man, Tellurian Defender(Psygnosis), Vigilance(Any Channel), Wartorn(Eyst)

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "From one extreme to the other (simplicity in game design)"

Retroview: "The story of Night Trap"

Breaking News: "Nintendo's SpaceWorld 1997"(As Nintendo 64 struggles in Japan, the company postpones 64DD and instead promotes Pocket Monsters), "Good-bye Dural, hello Katana", "Gaming on a live wire", "Unhappy holidays"(MicroProse and GT merger collapses; GameTek files chapter 11), "Joyriding: Ultima Online bugs", "Toolbox: I-Force Studio 2.0"

Arcadia: "Intel inside AMOA"(PC-based arcade games), "Q-Zar and Champions file bankruptcy; CIE gets Virtuality assets", "LBE news: Namco buys 'XS' concept; Sega opens new GameWorks"

Movers & Shakers: "Miller's x-ing", "Most uncivilized", "Guide dog Nintendo"(Nintendo claim Prima Publishing has ripped off its own guides), "Yamauchi corner"(Yamauchi claims todays games are boring and overly complex),

JimmyBlackwing
39 1998 March Aero Gauge, Andretti Racing, Auto Destruct, Blade Runner, The Curse of Monkey Island, Dragon Ball GT Final Bout, Enemy Zero, F1 Racing Simulation, Heavy Gear, The Isle of Four Winds: Rune War, Lode Runner (1998 game), Micro Machines V3, Nagano Winter Olympics '98, One, Quake 2, Resident Evil 2, Robotron 64, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey '98, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Zork: Grand Inquisitor Featured: "How to get a job in the game industry"

Interview: "What have we learned about online gaming?"(Brian Moriarty, MPlayer)

Previews: Assault Korps(Corrosive), Behind Enemy Lines, Last Legion VX, Millennium Four: The Right(5D Games), Ore Tomba, Sega Rally 2, Star Ocean 2, SquareSoft, Superbikes(Milestone Inc.), Ultima IX, Viper(X-Ample Architectures), Virus 2000(Frontier Studios)

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "Artificial life- your questions answered"

Retroview: "The rise and fall of arcades (part 1)"

Breaking News: "NEC announces the next generation of PowerVR", "Katana deal takes shape", "Backward compatibility for Playstation 2?", "Joyriding: Extending Quake 2 gameplay"

Arcadia: "It sure beats a D"(Ratings given to arcades),"Japan's results mixed at fiscal midyear"(Fiscal earnings for various Japanese arcade game makers), "New games coming"(New games from big arcade game makers), "Bromley and allies launch TV/Internet game biz"(Three arcade veteran-Mike Singer, Larry Brody, and Lauran Bromley launce Vega Universe), "Not on track"(Showscan and Iwerks might not be merging)

Movers & Shakers: "Developers unite!"

JimmyBlackwing
40 1998 April Air Warrior III, Einhander, Faery Tale Adventure II: Halls of the Dead, Final Fantasy Tactics, Grandia, Gran Turismo, NASCAR Racing 2, Netstorm, Point Blank (PS), Red Baron II, Shining Force III, Skullmonkeys (PS), Snowboard Kids, Streets of Sim City, Tanarus, Virus, Wing Commander Prophecy, X-Men: Children of the Atom (PS) Featured: "What the hell happened?"

Interview: "To hell and back with Acclaim"(Greg Fischbach, Acclaim)

Previews: Brunswich Circuit Pro Bowling(Adrenalin), Crisis City(Takara), Harley Davidson & LA Riders(Sega AM1), High Heat Baseball, Kase no Monogatari(Ascii), Metal Gear Solid, Shot(Housemarque), Space Bunnies Must Die(Jinx), Urban Assault

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "Technology at its worst"

Retroview: "The rise and fall of arcades (part 2)"

Breaking News: "Project X progresses, "Microsoft's Meltdown pushes NT"(MS push to put DirectX on the NT kernel), "Once Upon Atari: The Agony and the Ecstasy video review", "Arcade exhibit opens in National Press Building", "Joyriding: Kesmai fights back"

Arcadia: "Will new $1 coins impact gameplay prices?", "Sega: Bigger is better...maybe", "LBE explosion continues", "Lazer-Tron updates Prize Zone", Capcom taps Playstation"

Movers & Shakers: "Silence and secrets at Sony", "The dangers of new technology"

JimmyBlackwing
41 1998 May Azel: Panzer Dragoon Saga, Battlespire, Bloody Roar, Breath of Fire III, Bust-A-Move, Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor, Descent to Undermountain, Fighters Destiny, Hot Shots Golf, The Journeyman Project 3, NBA In The Zone 64, NetWAR, Newman Haas Racing, Olympic Hockey '98, Quake 64, Rampage World Tour, Shadow Master, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Yoshi's Story Featured: "The fall of BMG", "Tales of the hardcore(Compiled stories of hardcore gaming)

Interview: "Do you believe in G.O.D.?" (Mike Wilson, GOD)

Previews: Abe's Exxodus, Descent III, Fighting Vipers 2(Sega), Incoming, N20(Fox Interactive), O.D.T., Prince of Persia 3D, Silicon Valley(DMA Design), Trans-Am Racing '68-'72(GT Interactive), World Grand Prix

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "Presumed Innocent"

Retroview: "Photo finish"

Breaking News: "Outlawed in Orlando"(IDSA warns of 'serious threat' to video games in Florida), "Nintendo's next generation handheld", "WizardWorks proves success can be cheap"

Arcadia: "Sequel mania at London and Tokyo expos", "Despite Chapter 11, new Namco arcades, games, and LBEs coming", "Sega: Big Changes"(Soichiro Irimajiri takes over at Sega Enterprises), "NASCAR simulators"

Movers & Shakers: "In defense of EA"

JimmyBlackwing
42 1998 June 1080° Snowboarding, Alien Earth, Battlezone, Blasto, Deathtrap Dungeon, Diablo (PS), Die by the Sword, Gex: Enter the Gecko, Grand Theft Auto, Judge Dredd, March Madness '98, Motocross Go!, NFL Blitz, Pitfall 3D, Powerboat Racing, Punky Skunk, Rival Schools: United By Fate, Sega Touring Car Championship, Speed Racer (game), Ted Murphy: Overseer, Tekken 3, Featured: "How games will conquer the world"(The growth of the Video game industry)

Interview: "A force to be reckoned with" (Jack Sorensen, LucasArts)

Previews: Arokh (Surreal Software), ESPN Digital Games, FASA Interactive, Giants, LAPD 2100 (Electronic Arts), Prax War (Rebel Boat Rockers), Rogue Trip, Slave Zero (Accolade), Spyro the Dragon, Tommorow Never Dies, VR Baseball '99 (Interplay), Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "Hamlet on the Holodeck"

Retroview: "Lucky break"

Breaking News: "Sega lays down gauntlet"(As Katana plans solidify, Sega's Bernie Stolar offers tough talk), "Game Boy gets the gift of sight", "Then and now"(Catching up with 2600 Pac-Man's Tod Frye), "Microsoft unveils next generation game controller", "Review: Official Videogame and Pinball Book of World Records"

Arcadia: "Acclaim exits coin-op", "Sega's own arcade PC reportedly backed by other Japanese factories", "Betson plans national arcade chain"

Movers & Shakers: "Cap'n the Katana, she canna take anymore", "Give unto Lincoln"(Nintendo's Howard Lincoln talks to European partners)

JimmyBlackwing
43 1998 July Aliens Online, All-Star Baseball '99, Armor Command, Banjo-Kazooie, Burnout, Bushido Blade 2, Californa Speed, Cardinal Syn, Dark Omen, Deadlock II, Forsaken (N64/PS), Jane's F-15, Last Bronx (PC), M-1 Tank Platoon II, Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, Of Light and Darkness, Outwars, Quest 64, Rascal, Rebellion, ReBoot, SaGa Frontier, Spec Ops, StarCraft, Starship Titanic, Star Trek Pinball, Tenchu, Tennis Arena, Theme Hospital, Time Crisis 2, Tomb Raider Gold, Ultimate Race Pro Featured: "The Licensing Game"(The return of licensed properties in games)

Interview: "The science of game design"(Mark Cerny, Universal Interactive Studios)

Previews: BattleTanx, Creatures 2, Crash Bandicoot 3, Daytona 2: Battle to the Edge(Sega), Harrier Strike Force(Paradigm Entertainment), Jackie Chan Stuntmaster, Knockout Kings, Nooks & Crannies(AndNow), Return Fire 2(Prolific Publishing), Skier's High(Konami)

The Way Games Ought to Be (Neil West): "Hamlet on the Holodeck (part two)"

Retroview: "Pong comes home"

Breaking News: "VM Labs confirms key details on Project X", "Stop press: Good-bye Katana hello Dreamcast", "Color Game Boy specs revealed", "Emulation: Harmless or lawless?"(Legal issues regarding emulators), "Stymied in the design stage"(Nintendo's post-N64 future is getting complicated), "Games mean business"(A recent study found that computer and videogames generate big bucks, jobs and a technological edge for US economy), "Miyamoto appointed to AIAS hall of fame", "Nintendo and Tommy Hilfiger seal a deal"

Arcadia: "Arcade/PC moves from concept to reality", "Coinsoft: huge boost for Arcade/PC", "Intel moves for truly open platform"

Movers & Shakers: "Vive la revolution"(Sega's attempt to back the market with the Dreamcast), "Original Din"(Originality in video games)

Big in Japan: "Battle Mode"(Enix starts developing for Playstation), "Kenji Ino in the spotlight", "Pikachu out of pocket"(Huge sales of Pokemon in Japan), "Saturation bombing"

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44 1998 August Army Men, Azure Dreams, Black Dahila, Burning Rangers, Escape Velocity: Override, Forsaken, Grandstream Saga, IS Soccer '98, Jersey Devil, Might and Magic VI, Mike Piazza's Strike Zone, Mission: Impossible, Monster Truck Madness 2, Mortal Kombat 4, Sanitarium, Sentiel Returns, Star Control 3, Swarm, Trophy Hunter, Unreal, Wetrix Featured: "The Console Wars of 1999

Interview: "The Secret of GT's Success"(Ron Chaimowitz, GT Interactive)

Previews: Dark Vengeance (Reality Bytes), Homeworld, Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, Omikron, Psygnosis, Redjack: Revenge of the Brethren(CyberFlix), Tiny Tank: Up Your Arsenal(AndNow)

Retroview: "The beginning of Jobs"

Breaking News: "E3: That was the show that was", "The best and worst of E3", "GameWorks now an arcade"

Arcadia: "The Sega Saga"(Sega GameWorks changing business plans), "Namco arcades move to exit Chapter 11"

Movers & Shakers: "Among gaming's warriors"(Demeanor among the big Sega, Nintendo, and Sony's exec at E3), "E3: the Last Word", "Software partnership comes together for VM Labs", "Dreamcast: Performance details emerge"

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45 1998 September Addiction Pinball, Circuit Breakers, Daytona 2, Descent Freespace, Flesh Feast, Game, Net & Match, Industry Giant, Jazz Jackrabbit 2, Kartia, Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, N20, Parasite Eve, Plasma Sword, Pocket Fighter, Radical Bikers, Redjack, Redneck Rampage Rides Again, Risk, Tomba!, Turbo Prop Racing, Vigilante 8, World Cup 98, X-Men vs Street Fighter Featured: "Dreamcast The Full Story"

Interview: "How the hell did he turn Imagesoft around"(Kelly Flock, 989 Studios)

Previews: Alpha Centauri, Blood II: The Chosen, Diablo 2, Final Fantasy VIII, Glover, Gauntlet Legends, Redguard, Sports Car(Image Space Incorportated), Tomb Raider III, Turok 2, Uprising X(Cyclone), Xena: Warrior Princess(Universal Digital Arts)

Retroview: "Resurrection (part 1)"

Breaking News: "Crackdown"(As Internet videogame piracy increases so too does action against it), "Playstation 2: The story so far", "When was the last time you scored?"(A Next Generation look at what happened to the high score), "Company in limbo"(What's next for Red Orb after being bought by The Learning Company?), "Nintendo and Hudson double-team"(Manegi keeps developers happy), "Hollywood 0, Game industry 1"(Game divisions have claimed their rightful place within media giants Universal and Warner), "Toolbox: House of Movies"(motion capture studio)

Arcadia: "'Rushing' on ISDN", "Sega shake-up"(Sega slashes board of directors after $300M loss), "PlayNet bows out"

Movers & Shakers: "The rotten game industry"(The worst practices found in the game industry)

Big in Japan: "King of pockets", "Nintendo squeezes Mother into cart", "Sega spiked", "Namco goes techno"(new games Soul Calibur and Techno Drive)

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46 1998 October Castrol Honda Superbike, Dominion, Extreme Tactics, F-Zero X, G Darius, Incoming, MechCommander, MLB '99, Mortal Kombat 4, NFL Xtreme, Panzer Commander, Quake (arcade), Road Rash 3D, Shining Force III, Thunderforce V, Vangers, VR Baseball '99, WarGames (PS), WarGames (PC), X-Com Interceptor Featured: "A Question of Character"[disambiguation needed], "Nintendo 64: NG previews 60 upcoming N64 games"

Interview: "How do you top Lara Croft"(Toby Gard, Confounding Factor on Galleon)

Previews: Buck Bumble, D2, Dungeon Keeper 2, Heavy Gear 2(Activision), Heretic II, Jet Force Gemini, LucasArts, NASCAR 3(Papyrus Design Group), Myth II, Rayman 2, Starsiege Tribes, T'ai-Fu(DreamWorks)

Retroview: "Resurrection (part 2)"

Breaking News: "Engines of creation"(New game engines), "Sony Price Drop?", "EA takes Westwood", "Next Step"(Are lasers the future of virtual reality), "Dreamcast: The Silence Conspiracy"(Mum's still the word on Dreamcast games in the works), "A bushel of apples(Apple II reunion turns up many game industry greats), "Toolbox: Character Studio R2"

Arcadia: "Politicians praise game industry", "New games are on the way"

Movers & Shakers: "Fleeing the Nest"(Why some game designers leave successful studios)

Big in Japan: "Retroplaying", "Viewing"(Dreamcast commercials), "Sega's monster mash",

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47 1998 November Batman and Robin, Devil Dice, GT 64, Heart of Darkness, Madden '99, MAX 2, Megaman Legends, Nam, NFL Blitz, NFL Gameday '99, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Redline Racer, Spyro, Team Losi RC Racer, Trap Gunner, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Virtual Chess 64, Warlords III, WWF Warzone Featured: "The secret of Namco's success", "Moments of Truth"(Small decisions made at moments that impacted video game history)

Interview: "1999 season scouting report"(Jim Whims, Worlds of Wonder[disambiguation needed] co-founder and venture capitalist)

Previews: Army Men 3D(3DOar), Destrega, Driver, Interstate 82, Jeff Gordon Racing XS(Real Sports), Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Lionhead Studios, RC Racing(Acclaim), Shadow Company: Left for Dead(Sinister Games), Silent Hill, Sonic Adventure, Star Wars Trilogy Arcade,

Retroview: "He's Everywhere"

Breaking News: "Playstation emulation raises questions", "Fair Play"(Are women playing games?), "What if Zelda slips?", "Celebrating Atari", "Game music takes a step forward"(Virgin Records starts selling soundtracks to Myst and Riven), "Ultima suit gets serious"(Lawsuit against Origin and EA)

Arcadia: "Will congress kill internet tourney"(Proposed online gambling legislation might hurt video game tournaments), "Sega, Namco go head to head"(New arcade systems), "Sega buys back arcade sales", "Midway woos arcade players"

Movers & Shakers: "EA-it's the real thing"(New marketing approaches at EA), "Virgin-the sorry reality"(The impact that EA acquiring Westwood will have on Virgin)

Big in Japan: "Curiouser and curiouser", "Who's in the house?"(New Biohazard theme ride), "Minitalk: Spikeout Producer Toshihiro Nagoshi"

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48 1998 December Armored Core, Body Harvest, Brunswick Bowling, Buck Bumble, Crusin' World, Dragonseeds, Duke Nukem: Time to Kill, Dune 2000, Emergency, Get Medieval, Glover, Icarus, MediEvil, Metal Gear Solid, Moto Racer 2, NCAA Football '99, Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, Plane Crazy, Revenge of the Arcade, Rival Schools: United By Fate, Rogue Trip, S.C.A.R.S., Tales of Destiny, Tenchu, Tiger Woods Golf '99, WCW NWO Revenge, Wipeout 64, Zelda 64 Featured: "Do videogames stand a chance in Hollywood?",

Interview: "What the hell is Trip up to now?"(Trip Hawkins, 3DO)

Previews: Beneath (Presto Studios), Big Brother (Media X), Blue Stinger, C3 Racing (Eutechnyx), Cavedog Entertainment, EGG, Roll Cage, Saboteur (Tigon), Warzone: 2100 (Pumkin Games), X-Wing Alliance

Retroview: "Counterfeiters"(Namco's dealings with Yakuza over arcade games), "The Legend of Zelda", "System Shock: Odyssey 2"

Advanced Strategies: Age of Empires, Colony Wars: Vengeance, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Half-Life, Spyro the Dragon

Breaking News: "Dreamcast gaining momentum"(Dreamcast launch information), "Startup watch: Paraform, Poly Surf", "Voodoo 3 shapes up", "Controlling Project X", "Online Console Gaming"(DWANGO's CEO talks about the future), "The Industry is Booming"(The IDSA shows that games are making more money than ever),

Arcadia: "Sega debuts NAOMI", "Games Galore"(New games show at AMOA)

Movers & Shakers: "Put up or shut up"(Changing the status quo in the video game industry)

Big in Japan: "Dishing dirt", "Kon'nichi wa Naomi"

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1999[edit]
Issue Year Month Game Reviews Features News Contact
49 1999 January Brave Fencer Musashi, Bushido Blade 2, Commandos, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Deadly Arts, Dethkarz, Dominant Species, Grand Prix Legends, Hexplore, Knights and Merchants, Knockout Kings, NASCAR '99, NHL '99, Psybadek, Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA, Space Station Silicon Valley, Tomb Raider III, Urban Assault, VR Baseball 2000, Xenogears, X Games Pro Boarder, Wild 9 Featured: "Dreamcast Countdown"(Information about launch and previews of games), "Trick or cheat?"(Tricks used in games for graphics and AI), "What did Super Mario 64 ever do for videogames?"(What SM64 has done for the Platform game genre)

Interview: "Will the US be ready for the Dreamcast?" (Eric Hammond, Sega)

Previews: Duke Nukem: Zero Hour, Hired Guns, Shogun: Total War, Shogun Assassin, Street Fighter Alpha 3, TOCA 2, Wheel of Time

Retroview: "System Shock: Atari VCS", "Populous", "The Silent Partner"

Advanced Strategies Baldur's Gate, Heavy Gear, Uprising X, Vigilante 8, Wipeout 2097

Breaking News: "Tokyo Game Show '99", "Size Does Matter", "Playstation 2 exploding the myths", "Growing up Safe"(ESRB and IDSA charity event for Child Welfare Leagure of America)

Arcadia: NAOMI Followup", "Stop Press: Voodoo 3"

Movers & Shakers: "Contact Frenzies"(Consolidation in the video game industry)

Big in Japan: "Cordially invited", "Going, Going, Goemon", "Minitalk: Konami"(Keiichiro Toyama and Takayashi Sato about Silent Hill)

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50 1999 February Apocalypse, Barrage, Blood II: The Chosen, Bust-A-Groove, Fallout 2, The Fifth Element, Grim Fandango, Half-Life, Jurassic Park: Trespasser, Montezuma's Return, NHL '99, NHL Breakaway '99, Nightmare Creatures, The People's General, Railroad Tycoon II, Rally Cross 2, Red Baron 3D, Redguard, S.C.A.R.S., Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, SiN, Space Bunnies Must Die, Tiny Tank, Twisted Metal 3, Uprising X, Featured: "Dreamcast countdown"(Japanese launch and upcoming games), "The Fifty Best Games of All Time"

Interview: "Hironobu Sakaguchi: The Man behind the fantasies"(Hironobu Sakaguchi, Square USA), "A few moments with Nasir Gebelli"

Previews: Advenure Racing(Paradigm), GT World Tour(Boss Studios), Braveheart(Red Lemon Studios), Conquest(Microsoft), Darkstone, Dragon Valor, Guardian's Crusade, Jumping Flash 3(SCEI), Pandemic Studios, Quake 3: Arena, Starlancer, Star Trek: New Worlds

Retroview: "System Shock: Atari 5200", "Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake", "The Military Contractor"

Advanced Strategies Tomb Raider III, Total Annihilation, Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Breaking News: "Dreamcast has landed"(Japanese Dreamcast launch), "Lifting the lid on Dreamcast"(Dreamcast technical specs), "Psygnosis slims down"(As publisher searches for another hit, operations are consolidated), "Industry Watch: Focus 2"(New package art designer for Id software), "Review: Surfacesuite Pro"

Arcadia: "Sega's NAOMI debuts at Dallas show", "Home Video's success is choking the arcade", "Japan's coin-op exports fell 18% in fiscal 1997", "Midway video: coin-op down, consumer up", "Three more arcade factories back arcade PC"

Big in Japan: "Nintendo gets punchy", "Figures of fun"(Nintendo console sales figures), "Minitalk: Shigeru Miyamoto"

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51 1999 March BattleTanx, Blackstone Chronicles, Castlevania (Nintendo 64), Chaos Gate, Dark Side of the Moon, Delta Force, Gangsters, Heretic II, Mask of Eternity, No One Can Stop Mr. Domino!, O.D.T., Sonic Adventure, South Park, Starsiege: Tribes, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Ultima Online: The Second Age, Uprising 2 Featured: "Physics Matters", "From Genesis ... to Dreamcast"(History of Sega game consoles)

Interview: "Dreamcast Countdown: All Talk"(Yuji Naka, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, and Yoshiki Okamoto, Sega), "Inside the racing mind of John Carmack"(John Carmack, Id Software)

Previews: 3 Xtreme(989 Studios), Ace Combat 3, DMA Design, Dragon(Eclipse Entertainment), Hydro Thunder, Kingpin, Metal Fatigue, Nocturne, Power Stone, Shenmue, Silver, Sinstar Unleashed(GameFX), Soulbringer(Gremlin), Star Ixiom(Namco)

Retroview: "System Shock: Commodore 64", "Wolfenstein 3D", "The boys from the darkside- part 1"(Jack Tramiel and his sons)

Advanced Strategies Starsiege: Tribes, Silent Hill

Breaking News: "Apple tackles game market", "An audience with Steve Jobs", "Playstation, meet the mac", "Nintendo cool on new platform"(Slow-burn strategy for N64 successor, says Peter Main), "Mark Cerny strikes out"(Cerny forms Cerny Games)

Arcadia: "Sega, Midway, debut new arcade games", "US Senators praise game ratings", "Wal-Mart bans violent games", "Will Dreamcast rescue Sega?", "Angel enters arcade arena"

Big in Japan: LA Machine Guns, Tenkomori Shooting, Magical Truck Adventure

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52 1999 April Akuji the Heartless, Baldur's Gate, Bomberman Racing, Civilization II, Contender, Dead in the Water, Guardian's Crusade, Return to Krondor, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Silent Hill, Street Fighter Zero 3, Syphon Filter, Thief, WCW/nWo Thunder Featured: "Learning Curves"

Interview: "A life less ordinary"(Gabe Newell, Valve)

Previews: Bust a Groove 2, Evolution: The World of Sacred Device, Flight Shooting(Konami), Frame Gride(From Software), Gran Turismo 2, Jade Cocoon, Maken X, Road Rash 64, Sega Rally 2, Shadow Man, Shenmue, Space Griffon(Panther Software), Team Fortress 2, Um Jammer Lammy, Unreal Tournament 2003

Retroview: "Intellivision Lives!", "The Boys from the Darkside- Part 2"

Advanced Strategies Silent Hill

Breaking News: "S3 announces Savage 4", "Playstation 2 shows its guts-maybe", "Sony sues Connectix", "Microsoft charts Dreamcast strategy" (Windows CE platform on Dreamcast), "Done With Diablo"(Two former Blizzard employees form Click Entertainment), "Fighter Maker"

Arcadia: "Satellite-beamed arcade games"(Agora Interactive teams with other tech companies for satellite linked arcade games), "Arcade hits for spring", "Midway sees arcade sales stabilizing"

Big in Japan: "Batteries not included", "Another Bomb"

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53 1999 May Army Men II, Beetle Adventure Racing, Blast Radius, Goemon's Great Adventure, Invasion from Beyond, Myth II: Soulblighter, NBA In The Zone '99, Power Stone, Rollcage, The Settlers III, Shadow Madness, SimCity 3000, Vigilante 8, Featured: "Man versus the machine"

Interview: "An audience with Jaca Sorensen"(Jack Sorensen, LucasArts), "Twenty years and rising..."(Bobby Kotick, Activision)

Previews: Aero Dancing, Anachronox, Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2, Crazy Taxi, Daikatana, Deus Ex, Earthworm Jim 3D, Grand Theft Auto: London, Ion Storm, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Monster Truck Madness 64, Ready 2 Rumble, Rockstar Games, Savage Quest(Angel Games), Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (game), Star Wars: Episode I Racer, Vampire: The Masquerade, Wild Metal Country(Rockstar Games), Zombie Revenge

Retroview: "System Shock: Apple I & Apple II", "The Boys from the Darkside- part 3", "Star Wars: Game I"

Advanced Strategies Myth II: Soulblighter, Tom Clancy's Rainbow_Six

Breaking News: "Sony announces Playstation 2", "Nintendo 2K or 2K1?", "Dreamcast news bytes"(Saturn emulator for Dreamcast under consideration), "Two states mull violent game bans"

Big in Japan: "Insert Quarter to Continue"

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54 1999 June Everquest, Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Hybrid Heaven, Legend of Legaia, Need for Speed: High Stakes, Redline, Requiem: Avenging Angel, Starsiege, Street Sk8ter, Super Smash Brothers, Um Jammer Lammy Featured: "Dreamcast Vs Playstation 2"(Comparsion between the two consoles)

Interview: "State of the Dream"(Bernie Stolar, Chris Gilbert[disambiguation needed], and Peter Moore, Sega)

Previews: Army Men: Sarge's Heroes, Biohazard: Code Veronica, Blue Stinger, Dino Crisis, Dead or Alive 2, Gabriel Knight III(Sierra Entertainment), Gauntlet Legends, Need for Speed: High Stakes, Return of Atari(Hasbro Interactive), Sega Sports NFL Football(Sega), Slave Zero (Dreamcast)(Accolade), Sled Storm, Throne of Darkness, Wipeout 3

Retroview: "System Shock: NES", "Zelda"

Advanced Strategies Slave Zero

Breaking News: "Special Report Tokyo Game Show Spring '99", "Pocket Monsters", "Engines old and new"(Game engine licensing), "Game Developers Conference"

Arcadia: "Battle in Arkansas"(Law banning public demostration of violent games is defeated), "New boards from Sony and Namco", "Namco to the rescue?"(Masaya Nakamura (Namco) discusses future of arcades)

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55 1999 July 3Xtreme, All Star Baseball 2000, Bust a Move 2, Civilization: Call to Power, Ehrgeiz, Get Bass, Hydro Thunder, Lunar: Silver Star, Machines, MLB 2000, Monaco Grand Prix, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Recoil, Star Wars: Episode I Racer, Triple Play 2000, Warzone 2100 Featured: "Building the Future"(Game development for the next generation of consoles)

Interview: "State of the arts"(Bing Gordon, Electronic Arts)

Previews: Cool Boarders (Dreamcast), Legend of Mana, Metropolis Street Racer, Racing Lagoon(Square), Rally Masters(Digital Illusions), Rising Zan(UEP Systems), Sanity(Monolith Productions), Silent Bomber, Silent Scope, Soul Calibur (Dreamcast), Sprocket(Sucker Punch Productions), Supreme Snowboarding(Housemarque), Tony Hawk Pro Skater, TrickStyle, Werewolf(ASC)

Retroview: "Accolade Vs Sega", "Looking back at those who looked forward"

Advanced Strategies R4: Ridge Racer Type 4

Breaking News: "E3 '99: Back in Hollywood", "Best of Show/Worse of Show", "Booth Reports", "Dolphin arrives", "The French Invasion", "Big in Russia"(A look at the gaming industry in Russia)

Arcadia: "Win America's first Dreamcast", "GameWorks grows up", "Satellite downloading to Sega arcades?", "Sega's Airline Pilots", "Taking a quantum leap into coin-op"(Midway Games's Quantum3D based PC arcade game), "Tekken Tag Tournament"

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56 1999 August Alexi Lalas Soccer, Ape Escape, Bloody Roar 2, Croc 2, Descent 3, Expendable, Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969, Imperialism II, Jane's Fleet Command, Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest, Midtown Madness, Millennium Soldier: Expendable, Rich Diamond, Warzone 2100 (PS), Ultimate 8 Ball Featured: "Rare's triple threat"(Rare's up coming Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64, and Jet Force Gemini), "The Piracy Files"(Piracy of video games)

Previews: Army Men Air Attack (3DO), Battlezone II (Pandemic Studios), Crusaders of Might and Magic, Die Hard Trilogy 2, Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, Evolva (Interplay), F355 Challenge, Fear Factor, Genesis: Aperian 7 (Massive Entertainment), Hostile Waters, Hydro Thunder (Dreamcast), Jet Moto 3, Jump Runner (Glass Ghost), NFL Blitz 2000, Ready 2 Rumble, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, San Francisco Rush 2049, The Sims, Solider of Fortune, SWAT 3, Toy Commander, Vigilante 8

Retroview: "Accolade Vs. Sega Part II", "Relode"

Breaking News: "Gearing up for the masses","Dolphin Shocker: No movies, 'very aggressive' price", "PlayStation Portable in the works"

Arcadia: "Sega: Losses Continue", "Midway's game locator", "News and Notes"

Big in Japan: "Pokemon Festival '99", "Virtual Hish School", "Tekken Tag Tournament"

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Next Generation Magazine (Lifecycle 2)
1 1999 September A Bug's Life, Castrol Honda Superbike, Driver, Duke Nukem: Zero Hour (N64), Dynamite Deka 2, Expendable, House of the Dead 2, Jade Cocoon, Jeff Gordon XS Racing, Konami Arcade Classics, MechWarrior 3, Might & Magic VII, Need for Speed: High Stakes, Power Stone, R-Type Delta, Sanctum: Oppositions, Sega Bass Fishing, Shutokou Highway Battle, Star Ocean, Star Wars: Episode I, Star Trek: Birth of the Federation, Unreal Tournament, World Driver Featured: "Dreamcast arrives"

Interview: "This is Sonic Team" (Yuji Naka, and other members of Sonic Team)

Previews: Carrier, Championship Motocross(Funcom), Crash Team Racing, Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm(Treyarch), Castlevania: Resurrection, Descent: Freespace 2, MDK 2, Medal of Honor, NBA Showtime, NFL Gameday 2000(989 Studios), Omikron, Soul Fighter(Toka (Video Game Company)), Spyro 2, Summoner, Test Drive 6, Tomb Raider 4, Vampire: The Masquerade


Breaking News: "Playstation 2: The latest news", "PSX 2 Tool News", "Pac-Man Fever Returns", "Sony to discontinue I/O Port", "A GDC near you?", "Developers in Nintendo's net"

Arcadia: "Arcade game factories to use PlayStation 2", "Midway Games reins in Atari", "Sega's new lineup"

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2 1999 October All Star Tennis '99, CART Racing, Championship Motocross, Chocobo Racing, Corsairs, Dino Crisis, Dungeon Keeper 2, Final Fantasy VIII, Frame Gride, Heavy Gear II, Hydro Thunder, Kingpin: Life of Crime, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Mortal Kombat Gold, NFL 2K, Offical Formula I Racing, Omega Boost, Quake II (N64), Re-Volt, Ring, Rising Zan, Shadowgate 64, Sled Storm, Superman 64, Sonic Adventure, Tarzan, Tonic Trouble, Total Annihilation: Kingdoms Featured: "Hooray for Hollywood"(Whether techniques from Hollywood can help game development)

Previews: Fighting Force 2, Grand Theft Auto 2, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, Knockout Kings 2000, MDK 2, NBA 2K, NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC, Motor City Online, Pharoah, Rogue Spear, Shenmue, Supercross Circuit(989 Studios), Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Vagrant Story, WCW Mayhem

Breaking News: "Microsoft to Introduce Console", "QuakeCon", "NHL 2000 for PC 'you're in the game'", "Unreal Architecture", "Sayonara Stolar", "Bleem", "Playstation 2 - too much?"(Developer difficulties with the new hardware), "Sony, Nintendo drop price"(Price drop for PSX and N64), "Drop and give me twenty"

Arcadia: "SNK kicks butt", "Konami rocks on"(DDR and other rhythm games)

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3 1999 November Blue Stinger, C&C: Tiberian Sun, Darkstone, Demolition Racer, Drakan: Order of the Flame, F-16 Aggressor, G-Police, Gulf War, Hot Wheels Turbo Racing, Jet Force Gemini, Jet Moto 3, Juggernaut, KOF, Madden NFL 2000, Monaco GP, Monster Truck Madness 64, NFL Blitz 2000, NFL Game Day 2000, NFL Xtreme 2, Ready 2 Rumble, RC Stunt Copter, Shadow Man, Soul Calibur (Dreamcast), Star Trek: Starfleet Command, Star Wars: Episode I, System Shock 2, Tail Concerto, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Trick Style, Warhammer: Rites of War, Wipeout 3, WWF Attitude, Xena Featured: "Playstation 2 arrives", "The death of the genre"

Interview: "Still swimming with the Dolphin?" (Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo)

Previews: Chrono Cross, Centipede(Realsports), Dead or Alive 2, Everquest: Ruins of Kunark, Nox, Roadsters, Sovereign(Verant), Spawn: In the Demon's Hand, Strider 2, Turok: Rage Wars, Zelda: Majora's Mask, Zombie's Revenge(Sega)

Breaking News: "We Have Life Off!"(Dreamcast US launch), "Finally, Game Boy 2", "Nvidia's GeForce 256", "Xbox Update", "ECTS wrap up", "Classic gaming Expo"

Arcadia: "Sega announces historic plans"(Sega's plans for the arcade market), "Your turn to play, Hemingway", "Namco's 'Tekken Tag' tourneys"

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4 1999 December Army Men: Sarge's Heroes, Battletanx: Global Assault, Braveheart, Donkey Kong 64, Grandia, Homeworld, NASCAR 2000, NHL 2000, NHL FaceOff 2000, No Fear Racing, Outcast, Panzer General 3D Assault, Pen Pen TrilceLon, Prince of Persia 3D, Rainbow Six (N64), Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, Resident Evil 2 (N64), Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Rocket: Robot on Wheels, Shadow Company, Sinistar Unleashed, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Suikoden II, Suzuki Extreme Racing, Test Drive Off Road 3, Thousand Arms, TNN Hardcore Heat, TOCA 2, Toy Commander, Virtua Fighter 3tb, WCW Mayhem, WrestleMania 2000, You Don't Know Jack (PS) Featured: "The War for the living room"

Previews: Anachronox, Crazy Taxi, Deep Fighter(Criterion Studios), Deus Ex, Dronez(Zetha Games), Furballs, Halo, Neverwinter Nights, No One Lives Forever, Parasite Eve 2, Resident Evil: Gun Survivor, Ridge Racer 64, The Rift (Thrushwave Studios), Space Channel 5, Street Fighter EX 3

Breaking News: "Playstation 2 Revealed?", "The Tokyo Game Show", "Sega Rolls On"

(Dreamcast sales), "Sega unveils Dreamcast Exhibit at Epcot", "Breaking up is easy to do"(Sega divides its US and Japanese branches), "Pikachu charged with Racketeering"(Nintendo charged with promoting illegal gambling involving Pokemon trading cards),

Arcadia: "Videogame explodes near Kremlin", "Midway loses MK", "Arcade game factories run for cover"(New label for arcade ratings), "Disney questions 'Quest'"

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2000[edit]
Issue Year Month Game Reviews Features News Contact
1 2000 January Army Men Air Attack, Ballistic, Boombots, Cool Boarders 4, Crash Team Racing, Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City, Evolution: The World of Sacred Device, Earthworm Jim 3D, Freespace 2, GeForce 256, Killer Loop, Knockout Kings 2000, Lego Racers, Medal of Honor, MTV Sports: Snowboarding, NBA 2K, NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC, Nocturne, Psychic Force 2012, Rayman 2, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, Rippin' Riders, Sega Rally 2, Septerra Core, Silver, Slave Zero, SuperCross Circuit, Speed Devils, Thrasher: Skate and Destroy, Turok: Rage Wars, V-Rally 2, Vandal Hearts 2: Heavenly Gate, Winback: Covert Operations, The X-Files: The Game Featured: "Crunch time"(The common practice in the video game industry)

Previews: Eternal Arcadia, Fear Effect, Galerians, Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, Jet: X(Curly Monsters), Legend of the Blade Masters(Ronin Entertainment), NHL 2K, Out Trigger(Sega), Republic, Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Striker Pro(Rage Software), Thief II: The Metal Age, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Breaking News: "ESPN and Konami join forces", "Playstation 2: Hardware heaven or hell"(developers opinions on the PS2 SDK), "Black-market game sales run rampant in Moscow", "The next Voodoo", "Sega's future direction revealed"(Sega chairman Isao Okawa ruminates on a post-hardware future for Sega)

Arcadia: "Don't Luge Your Head", "Midway's Latest Invasion", "Can we give the people what they want?", "Earn your (zebra) stripes"

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2 2000 February Abomination: The Nemesis Project, Age of Wonders, Armada, Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M., Asheron's Call, Centipede (Dreamcast), Chef's Luv Shack, Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2, Delta Force 2, Fighting Force 2, Gabriel Knight 3, Hydro Thunder, Interstate '82, NBA In The Zone 2000, NBA Live 2000, Odium, Omikron: The Nomad Soul, Pharaoh, Pong, Quake III Arena, Revenant, Silhouette Mirage, Sim Theme Park, Spec Ops II, SWAT 3, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomorrow Never Dies, Top Gear Rally 2, Ultima IX: Ascension, Warpath: Jurassic Park, Wheel of Time, Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style, WWF Attitude Featured: "The Games of 2000 Will Blow Your Mind"(New technologies, graphics, and techniques for 2000 in video gaming)

Interview: "What's next for Sega?"(Peter Moore, Sega US)

Previews: Baldur's Gate 2, Berserk, Eternal Ring, Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.², Kiss: Psycho Circus, Motocross Madness 2, Need for Speed: No Limits, Rock the Rink(Electronic Arts), Shadowbane, Sega GT, Spider-Man, Syphon Filter 2, Tekken Tag Tournament

Breaking News: "Dolphin: the industry's best-kept secret?", "GameWorks: Is it really more than a fancy barcade?", "Take a ride on the Evil side"(Capcom partners with Digital Amuse to develop Resident Evil ride), "X-Box stunner!", "PS and PS2: Are these numbers real?"(Sales numbers for the PS brand), "GT submits to Infogrames", "Next Generation correspondent addresses Senator Lieberman; some game grades go up in annual Senate report card." "Sega shows up"(Sega's Private Arcade Show)

Arcadia: "Midway Revs up another 'Off Road' Adventure", "Sega's Tennis, anyone?", "Sega plans net-connected arcades", "Midway joins Internet revolution", "Politicos give arcade industry a 'D'", "Gun games continue low profile"

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3 2000 March Battlezone II: Combat Commander, Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness, Crusaders of Might and Magic, ECW: Hardcore Revolution, F1 World Grand Prix, Fighting Force 2, Gran Turismo 2, Hydro Thunder 64, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, International Track and Field 2000, Jackie Chan's Stunt Master, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, Mortyr: 2093-1944, Planescape: Torment, Plasma Sword, Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey, Quarterback Club 2000, Re-Volt, SaGa Frontier 2, Seventh Cross Evolution, Silent Bomber, Soul Fighter, South Park Rally, Star Trek: Hidden Evil, Test Drive 6, Tomba! 2, Urban Chaos, Vigilante 8: Second Offense, Virtual On Oratorio Tangram, Wild Wild West, Zombie Revenge Interview: "Raising the Bar"(Erik Yeo, Seven Studios, Ted Price, Insomniac Games, Alex Garden, Relic Entertainment, & Alan Patmore, Surreal Software)

Previews: Alone In the Dark IV, Black & White, Hitman, Innocent Tears (GAE), Kessen, Munch's Oddysee, Nightmare Creatures 2, Rune, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Dreamcast)

Breaking News: "Is the PC market in trouble?"(The future of PC games), "Gates hints at X-Box- but what he isn't saying is more interesting", "Nuon Revealed at CES", "Konami goes Hollywood, ASC Games goes down", "Dolphin Watch"

Arcadia: "Sega and Namco plan new technology", "Keep on Crusin'", "Will Sega cut loose its arcade division?", "Play an arcade game- and charge it to your cell phone!", "New arcade titles roll in from Japan"

JimmyBlackwing
4 2000 April Ace Combat 3, Armored Core: Master of Arena, Carrier, Colony Wars: Red Sun, Crazy Taxi, Dead or Alive 2, Deception 3: Dark Delusion, Die Hard Trilogy 2, Dukes of Hazzard, Fear Effect, Galerians, Mario Party 2, MIG Alley, NASCAR Rumble, NHL2K, Rally Championship, Roadsters, Rollcage Stage II, Ridge Racer 64, The Sims, Shadow Watch, Virtua Striker 2000, Wall Street Trader, Wild Metal, Worms: Armageddon Featured: "Playstation 2: Hands-On Report", "Videogaming: The Odyssey"(a review of video game consoles from 72 to 95

Previews: Devil Inside(Gamesquad), Driving Emotion Type-S (Escape), Evergrace, Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Gekikuukan Pro Baseball(SquareSoft), Grandia 2, Jedi Power Battles, Legend of Dragoon, Medievil 2, Speedball 2100(Bitmap Brothers), Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, Tenchu 2, Tribes 2

Breaking News: "Is Nintendo 64 doomed?", "PS2 Delayed in US?", "Square Millennium"(Square's convention showcases its plans for 2000 and beyond), "Nintendo still claims to be launching Dolphin in 2000-but even company insiders have told NG it just isn't going to happen", "X-Box tech specs: the real deal?", "New PlayStation Games for $10?"(Game prices expected to fall with Sony's restructured royalty rates), "THQ: changing with the times", "M.I.T. host inaugural videogame conference" JimmyBlackwing
5 2000 May Alundra 2, Blaze and Blade, Boarder Zone, Break Neck, Chu Chu Rocket, Disney's Tarzan, DrumMania, Eagle One: Harrier Attack, ECW: Hardcore Revolution, Eternal Ring, Industrial Spy: Operation Espionage, Invictus, Kessen, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (DC), Nuclear Strike 64, Nox, Playstation 2, Rayman 2, Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Ridge Racer 5, Road Rash: Jailbreak, Rock the Rink, Sega GT, Sim Theme Park, Stepping Selection, Street Fighter EX 3, Syphon Filter 2, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (N64), WWF Smackdown, Xena: Talisman of Fate Featured: "Sega's new deal"(Dreamcast's online gaming plans)

Interview: "(Yet another) Interview John Carmack(John Carmack, Id Software on the Dreamcast)

Previews: Army Men: World War(3DO), Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn, Dead or Alive 2 (PS2), Legends of Might and Magic, Mike Tyson Boxing(Codemasters), Reiselied(Konami), Rush 2049 (DC), SSX: Snowboard Super X, Star Trek: Invasion, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Wacky Races(Infogrames)

Breaking News: "X-Box Unleashed at GDC", "An interview with Robert Bach"(of the X-Box team), "The big launch"(Japanese PS2 launch), "Dolphin Watch: The launch is officially delayed until first half of 2001", "When will the PS2 cost $99?", "Games at a bargain, or bargain games?" JimmyBlackwing
6 2000 June Dead or Alive 2, Driving Emotion Type-S, Front Mission 3, MediEvil II, MDK2 (DC), Messiah, Might and Magic VIII, Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, Perfect Dark, Speed Punks, Soldier of Fortune, Star Trek: Armada, Star Wars: Force Commander, Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage, Tech Romancer, Tekken Tag Tournament, Thief II: The Metal Age, Time Stalkers, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (DC), Vagrant Story Featured: "Ready for war?"(The upcoming video game generation)

Previews: Armored Core 2, Clive Barker's Undying, Dungeon Siege, Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix, FIFA Soccer World Championship, Freelancer, Hydro Sprint(Promethean Designs), Illbleed, Kengo: Master of Bushido(Lightweight), Onimusha, Picassio(Promethean Designs), Power Stone 2, Summoner, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Breaking News: "Who's driving next generation game technology", "Gesture Recognition Technology", "Built-in hard drive and modem for US Playstation 2?", "Dolphin Watch", "Tokyo Game Show Spring 2000 -- not much to report" JimmyBlackwing
7 2000 July 4 Wheel Thunder, Beetle Buggin', Evolution 2, FantaVision, Gekido, Jedi Power Battles, Lemmings Revolution, Maken X, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Nightmare Creatures 2, Power Stone 2, Roadsters, Shogun: Total War, Sky Surfer, StarLancer, Vanguard Bandits, Wild Arms 2 Previews: American McGee's Alice, Drakan, ESPN X Games Snowboarding(Konami), Gun Griffon Blaze(Game Arts), Jet Grind Radio, Madden 2001, Metal Gear Solid 2, Orphen, Record of Lodoss War, Run Like Hell, Slipheed: The Lost Planet(Game Arts), Smuggler's Run, Startopia, Time Splitters, Virtua Tennis Breaking News: "The Sony Countdown Begins at E3"(Playstation 2 will be available in the U.S. on October 26 for $299), "E3 2000"(The Best and Worse of E3 and a profile on Eidos), "The X-philes", "Dolphin Watch" JimmyBlackwing
8 2000 August Chrono Cross, Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn, Daikatana, Deep Fighter, Excitebike 64, Evolva, Fur Fighter, Grand Theft Auto 2, Gauntlet Legends (DC), Legend of Mana, Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim, Samba De Amigo, Space Channel 5, Surf Riders, Tachyon: The Fringe, Rainbow Six (DC), Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (DC), Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption Featured: "The Making of the Xbox", "20 Games that will save the PC

Previews: Anarchy Online, Battle Realms, Billabong Pro Surfing(Krome Studios), Conker's Bad Fur Day, Dynasty Warriors 2, NASCAR 2001, Project Eden, 7 Blades(Konami), Shadow of Destiny, Velvet File(Dazz), World Sports Cars(West Racing)

Breaking News: "Sega: On the Rebound or on the Ropes?", "Sony Unveils More Hardware", "An off-the-record glance at Game Boy Advance", "The X-philes: Anti-aliasing", "Games find a home with Seoul", "Dolphin Watch: Disc format", "Take me out to the ballgame- so I can play Dreamcast", "Serious Sam stuns websurfers" JimmyBlackwing
9 2000 September Armorines: Project Swarm, Deus Ex, Diablo 2, Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm, Ground Control, Jet Set Radio, Koudelka, MagForce Racing, MDK2, Mister Driller, Motocross Madness 2, N.GEN Racing, The Ring, Seaman, South Park Rally, Super Magnetic Neo, Threads of Fate, Virtua Tennis, Wacky Races Featured: "Dreamcast: The First Anniversary", "Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2"(A comparison between the PS2 and DC versions)

Previews: Alien Front Online, Dragon's Lair 3D, Episode I Starfighter, ESPN International Track and Field(Konami), The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge(Mythos Games), Motor Mayhem(Beyond Games), NHL 2001, Quark(Quantic Dream), Slashout(Soft4)

Breaking News: "Dreamcast Turns One in the USA", "Battle in 3D: GeForce2 vs. Voodoo 5", "The X-philes: etymology", "Metal Gear Solid 2 trailer", "Dolphin Watch: Controller, Development, and Miyamoto", "Pokemon carries game sales to new heights", "Capcom 2000 Conference" JimmyBlackwing
10 2000 October Aerowings 2: Air Strike, Bang! Gunship Elite, Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, Icewind Dale, Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child, Mortal Kombat: Special Forces, NFL GameDay 2001, Omikron: The Nomad Soul, Parasite Eve 2, Silver, Street Fighter III: Double Impact, Tenchu 2, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Valkyrie Profile, Walt Disney's Magical Racing Tour, Warlords Battlecry, World Series Baseball 2K1, WWF Royal Rumble Featured: "Broadband Gaming"

Interview: "The XBoss: An Interview with Robbie Bach"(Robbie Bach, Microsoft))

Previews: The Bouncer, G-Surfers(Blade Interactive), Hundred Swords(Smilebit), Moto GP(Namco), Ring of Red, Titanium Angels(Möbius Entertainment), Warriors of Might and Magic, Wipeout Fusion, World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks, Zone of the Enders

Breaking News: "Classic Gaming Expo 2000", "Sega Keelhauls Dreamcast Pirates", "Ultracade is here!", "The X-philes: The XDK", "Dolphin Watch: SpaceWorld 2000 announcement", "Sony's GScube Unveiled", "Learn to program, make a game, get rich"(DIV Games Studio & DarkBASIC), "Introducing GameWheels- not your average peripheral" JimmyBlackwing
11 2000 November Armored Core 2, Cannon Spike, Crimson Skies, D2, Demolition Racer: No Exit, Dino Crisis 2, Dynasty Warriors 2, Eternal Ring, Flintstones Bedrock Bowling, Frogger 2, Giga Wing, Grind Session, Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.², Hidden and Dangerous, Hogs of War, Madden 2001, Monster Rancher Battle Card, NFL 2K1, NFL Blitz 2001, Ridge Racer V, San Francisco Rush 2049, Sanity: Aiken's Artifact, Soulbringer, Spider-Man, SSX, Swing Away Golf, Sydney 2000, Test Drive V-Rally, Vampire Hunter D, Virtua Athlete 2K Featured: "GameCube: Can Nintendo Compete?", "Playstation 2: Your Complete Launch Guide", "Judgment Day: Lieberman vs. the Videogame Industry"

Interview: "Nintendo's not-so-secret-weapon: Shigeru Miyamoto"

Previews: CMX 2002(Pacific Coast Power and Light), Kengo: Master of Bushido(Lightweight), Lotus Challenge, Phantasy Star Online, Planet Harriers(Amusement Vision), Type X: Spiral Nightmare(Sega), Unison

Breaking News: "SpaceWorld 2000", "Dreamcast Online Gaming Goes Live!", "The X-Philes: 2nd party teams", "GameCube Watch: Game shown at SpaceWorld", "Book Reviews: Trigger Happy: Video Games and the Future of Entertainment and Game Programming Gems" JimmyBlackwing
12 2000 December Baldur's Gate 2, Ball Breakers, Blair Witch Volume I: Rustin Parr, Capcom vs SNK, Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home, Enemy Engaged, Final Fantasy IX, Galaga: Destination Earth, Gunbird 2, Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Medal of Honor Underground, Ms. Pacman Maze Madness, Muppet RaceMania, NHL 2001, Ray Crisis, RC Revenge, Resident Evil Survivor, Sega GT, Shenmue, Silent Scope (PS2), Smuggler's Run, Sno Cross, Spawn: In the Demon's Hand, Star Trek: Invasion, Star Trek: New Worlds, Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force, Street Fighter III: Third Strike (DC), Super Puzzle Bobble, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Toy Story 2, Turok 3: Shadows of Oblivion, Tyco R/C: Assault With a Battery, X Squad, Wild Wild Racing, The World Is Not Enough Interview: "An Interview with Shuhei Yoshida"(Shuhei Yoshida, Sony)

Previews: 18 Wheeler, Cool Boarders Code Alien(UEP Systems), Crash Bandicoot, Dark Cloud, Devil May Cry, Drakan, Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil, Legion(7 Studios), The Lost(Irrational Games), Metal Gear Solid 2, Silent Hill 2, Sim Coaster, Twisted Metal Black, Vikki's Adventures(3DO)

Breaking News: "Tokyo Game Show", "The X-Philes: Release in Japan", "DOA2 Hardcore has a message", "The First Quarter: A 25-Year History of Video Games", "GameCube Watch: Polygon Performace" JimmyBlackwing
2001[edit]
Issue Year Month Game Reviews Features News Contact
1 2001 January Army Men: Air Attack 2, Army Men: Sarge's Heroes, Army Men: World War- Land, Sea, Air, Breath of Fire IV, Cool Boarders 2001, Crash Bash, Cyber Groove, DOA2 Hardcore, The Devil Inside, Evergrace, ESPN International Track and Field, F335 Challenge, Gradius III and IV, The Grinch, Gungriffon Blaze, Hey You, Pikachu, Homeworld: Cataclysm, Jedi Power Battles, Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000, Jet Grind Radio, Knockout Kings 2001, Metropolis Street Racer, Midnight Club Street Racing, Midtown Madness 2, Moto GP, Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness, NFL GameDay 2001, Orphen: Scion of Sorcery, Pokemon Puzzle League, Quake III Arena, Red Alert 2, Red Dog: Superior Firepower, Sega Marine Fishing, Sega Rally 2 Championship, Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon, Street Fighter EX3, Summoner, Test Drive Le Mans, Timesplitters, Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2, Torneko: The Last Hope, Unreal Tournament, WCW Backstage Assault, Wizards and Warriors, World Destruction League, The World Is Not Enough, WWF No Mercy Featured: "Got Talent?"(A survey of First-party developers for each console: Sega; Appaloosa, Amusement Vision, AM2, Hit Maker, No cliche, Sega Overworks, Sega Rosso, Smilebit, Sonic Team, United Game Artists, Visual Concepts, Wave Master, Wow Entertainment; Sony; Eidetic, Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games, Idol Minds, Zipper Interactive, Red Zone Interactive, Rainbow Studios, Polyphony Digital, Sucker Punch Productions, Surreal Software, Incognito Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment; Microsoft; Artificial Mind & Movement, Boss Game Studios, Climax Group, Bungie Studios, Digital Illusions, High Voltage Software, Kodiak Interactive, Lionhead Studios, Big Blue Box Studios, Intrepid Computer, Know Wonder Digital Media Works, Meyer/Glass Interactive, Oddworld Inhabitants, Pipeworks Software, Pseudo Interactive, Rainbow Studios, Stormfront Studios, Universal Interactive Inc., Totally Games, Tremor Entertainment, VR-1 Entertainment; Nintendo; Factor 5, Left Field Productions, Nintendo EAD, NST, Rareware, Retro Studios, Silicon Knights )

Previews: Air Trix (Hit Maker), DNA (Hudson Soft), Dropship, Sonic Adventure 2

Breaking News: "Short on Systems, Long on Lines Playstation 2 arrives in the US", "Sega sets out to prove that 'Graffiti is art'", "Game violence under scrutiny in Japan", "The X-philes: Built in Hard Drive & Ethernet", "GameCube Watch: Modem and Broadband adapters" JimmyBlackwing
2 2001 February 4x4 Evolution, Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2, Bang! Gunship Elite, Banjo-Tooie, Blair Witch 2, Championship Surfer, Colin McRae Rally 2.0, Driver 2, Escape from Monkey Island, Grandia II, The Longest Journey, Looney Tunes Space Race, Lunar 2, MechWarrior 4, Moto Racer World Tour, NASCAR 2001, NBA 2K1, No One Lives Forever, Q-Ball Billiards Master, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, realMyst, Real Pool, Resident Evil (DC), Rune, Sacrifice, Silpheed: The Lost Planet, Skies of Arcadia, Sky Odyssey, StarLancer, Surfing H30, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, WWF Smackdown 2, Xtreme Sports, Zeus Featured: Games Grow Up

Interview: "Ed's Odyssey"(Ed Fries, Microsoft)

Previews: Bloody Roar 3, Floigan Brothers(Visual Concepts), Kessen II, Legend of Alon D'ar, Supercar Street Challenge, Twisted Metal Black, WRC 2001(Evolution Studios)

Breaking News: "Games Invade Hollywood", "Sega of Japan reveals its master plan"(Sega announces plans to develop for othre platforms), "GameCube Watch: the Controller", "The X-philes: Microsoft's Content and Design Team", "Book Review: Understanding Interactivity", "RPGers spill out into real world", "Microsoft acquiring Digital Anvil" JimmyBlackwing
3 2001 March American McGee's Alice, Batman Beyond, Blade, The Bouncer, Call to Power II, Chicken Run, Dave Mirra: Freestyle BMX, Disney's Dinosaur, Driving Emotion Type-S, F1 Championship Season 2000, Gunman Chronicles, HBO Boxing, Hitman, King of Fighters: Evolution, Max Steel, The Mummy, NBA 2 Night, NCAA GameBreaker 2001, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Power Spike Pro Volleyball, Project Justice, RC Revenge Pro, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot Arena, Sea Dogs, Sheep, Sonic Shuffle, Star Wars Demolition, Stupid Invaders, Sudden Strike, Surf Rocket Racer, Theme Park Roller Coaster, Timeline, Top Gear Daredevil, Ultimate Fighting Championship (PS) Featured: "Start your own Game Company", "It's Show Time"

Interview: "Id Software 10 years later"(John Carmack & Kevin Cloud, Id Software)

Previews: Ace Combat 4, Battle Gear 2, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy X, Freedom Force, High Heat Baseball 2002(3DO), Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen II, Metal Gear Solid 2, Spiker's Battle(Amusement Vision)

Breaking News: "Bill Gates unveils the finished Xbox at CES", "3Q Makes Gaming Personal", "The X-philes: XBox's form", "Dreamcast's Budget Development Independent Developer Toolkit", "GameCube Watch: Suspended due to lawsuit", "Out of control: Review of 3rd party PS2 controllers" JimmyBlackwing
4 2001 April 007 Racing, Aqua Aqua, ATV Off-Road Fury, Blair Witch 3, Cossacks: European Wars, Disney's The Emperor's New Groove, Europa Universalis, Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Freedom: First Resistance, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Guilty Gear X, Insane, Kao the Kangaroo, Kengo, Knockout Kings 2001, NBA Live 2001, NCAA Final Four 2001, Oni, Onimusha, Phantasy Star Online, POD Speedzone, Project IGI: I'm Going In, Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, Razor Freestyle Scooter, Starfleet Command: Empires at War, Star Wars Starfighter, Supercross 2001, Vanishing Point, WDL: Thunder Tanks Featured: "Field of Indrema"

Interview: "A conversation with Lorne Lanning"(Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants)

Previews: Bounty Hunter (Warthog Games), Bridge Commander, Extermination, Mad Dash (Crystal Dynamics), Malice, Munch's Oddysee, New Legends (Infinite Machine), Rumble Racing, Shadow Hearts, Warhammer Online, Wild Riders (Wow Entertainment)

Breaking News: "Sega pulls plug on Dreamcast"(Sega becomes a third-party developer), "GameCube Watch: Launch Games", "The X-philes: Nvidia deal", "Nintendo Readies GBA Library", "Tactile feedback mouse offers new level of Immersion", "Looking to Beat the Best?" JimmyBlackwing
5 2001 May Age of Sail II, America, Army Men World War: Final Front, B-17 Flying Fortress, Bangai-O, Bass Rush Dream, Battle of Britain, Clive Barker's Undying, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Cookie and Cream, Dance Dance Revolution, Darkstone, Daytona USA (DC), Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix, Fighting Vipers 2, Kingdom Under Fire, Last Blade 2, Last Kingdom, Metal Slug X, NHL FaceOff 2001, Paper Mario, Q*bert, Record of Lodoss War, Ring of Red, Samba de Amigo 2000, Shadow of Destiny, SimCoaster, WinBack Featured: "Old Systems, New Games"(Retrogaming)

Previews: Aquanox, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Call of Cthulu, Cel Damage, Crazy Taxi 2, Dragon Wars of Might and Magic(3DO), Fighting Legends(Maximum Charisma), Halo, Herdy Gerdy, The Lost(Irrational Games), Maken Shao(Atlus), Ozzy's Black Skies(iRock International), Vampire Night

Breaking News: "Realtime Graphics Go Big Time", "Games As Therapy?", "Who's Next?"(Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo purchases of game developers), "The X-philes: Launch Date", GameCube Watch: Shakedown at Retro Studios", "AOU Amusement Expo debuts new coin-ops" JimmyBlackwing
6 2001 June 4x4 Evolution (PS2), Adventure Pinball: Forgotten Island, Army Men: Air Attack 2, Army Men: Green Rogue, Black & White, Blade of Darkness, Bloody Roar 2, Charge 'n Blast, Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge, In Cold Blood, Mindover: The Europa Project, NBA Hoopz, Quake III (PS2), Rumble Racing, Serious Sam, Star Trek Away Team, Star Wars: Battle for Naboo, Strikers 1945, Triple Play Baseball, Unison, Unreal Tournament (DC), Warriors of Might and Magic, Worms World Party, Zone of the Enders Featured: "Sega's Next Move"(Sega's plans for a multi-platform company)

Previews: Batman: Vengeance, Enclave(Starbreeze Studios), Evil Twin(In Utero), Galleon, POW, Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II, Shadow Man: 2econd Coming, Spy Hunter, Stretch Panic

Breaking News: "Tokyo Game Show 2001", "GeForce3 arrives", "GDC 2001", "GameCube Watch: Retro Studios canceled titles", "The X-philes: Japanese Market" JimmyBlackwing
7 2001 July 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker, Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2, Confidential Mission, Cool Boarders 2001, Escape from Monkey Island, ESPN National Hockey Night, ESPN MLS Extra Time, Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul, Fallout Tactics, Fate of the Dragon, Game Boy Advance, Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, Gran Turismo 3, Heroes of Might and Magic, High Heat Baseball 2002, Illbleed, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX, MDK2: Armageddon, Myst III: Exile, Red Faction, The Simpsons Wrestling, Spider-Man (DC), Star Wars Super Bombad Racing, Time Crisis: Project Titan, Tribes 2, Triple Play Baseball, X-COM Enforcer Featured: "Eidos on Edge"(Eidos's future as a video game publisher)

Interview: "Naughty by Nature"(Andy Gavin & Jason Rubin, Naughty Dog)

Previews: Air Force Delta 2, Exo(Particle Systems), Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jurassic Park: Survival(Savage Entertainment), Ka, Smuggler's Run 2, Splashdown, State of Emergency, Tamamayu Monogatari 2(Genki), Unreal Championship

Breaking News: "E3 2001: An industry reborn", "GameCube to arrive on November 5", "Countdown to Xbox Launch", "GameCube Watch: E3's GameCube offerings", "The X-philes: Exclusive Xbox titles", "Book Review: Game Design: Theory & Practice" JimmyBlackwing
8 2001 August Crazy Taxi (PS2), Crazy Taxi 2, Cultures, Dark Cloud, Dave Mirra Maximum Remix, Echelon, Fur Fighters: Viggo's Revenge, Half-Life: Blue Shift, KISS Pinball, Operation Flashpoint, Pearl Harbor: Defend the Fleet, Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero, Tropico, Twisted Metal Black, World's Scariest Police Chases

Interview: "Moving forward with GameCube"(Peter Main, Nintendo)

Previews: Blood Wake, Dark Summit, Dead to Rights, Eternal Darkness, Luigi's Mansion, Madden NFL 2002, NBA Courtside 2002, Pikmin, Project Gotham Racing, Republic: The Revolution, Sid Meier's SimGolf, Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet, Star Trek: Shattered Universe, Star Wars: Obi-Wan, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Tekken 4, Test Drive Overdrive, Virtua Fighter 4, Wave Race: Blue Storm

Breaking News: "On the set of Resident Evil: Ground Zero", "Movie Review: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider", "GameCube Watch: Mario and other games not seen at E3", "One Hardcore Summer"(Gaming conventions over the summer), "In Pursuit of Better Sounding Games"(Gaming surround speakers), "The X-philes: Amount of Money Spent by MS" JimmyBlackwing
9 2001 September Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse, Emperor: Battle for Dune, Floigan Brothers, Gangsters 2, Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising, Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil, Merchant Prince II, Microsoft Train Simulator, Motor Mayhem, MX 2002 featuring Ricky Carmichael, NASCAR Heat, NBA Street, Redneck Off-road Racing, Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, Soldier of Fortune, Sonic Adventure 2, Sports Jam, WWII Online Featured: "Video Game U"(Colleges with courses related to video game)

Previews: Aliens vs. Predator 2, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, Devil May Cry, Frequency, Kinetica, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Rez, Shenmue 2, Sled Storm 2(EA), The Thing

Breaking News: "Has Xbox Gone Sour?"(Post E3 Xbox reception), "Review: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within", "GameCube Watch: Mario game at Spaceworld", "The X-philes: Fighting games" JimmyBlackwing
10 2001 October Alien Front Online, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, Anachronox, Arcanum, City Crisis, Coaster Works, Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, Ephemeral Fantasia, ESPN X Games Skateboarding, Legends of Might and Magic, Max Payne, Motocross Mania, NCAA Football 2002, Outtrigger, Rune: Viking Warlords, Saiyuki, Shattered Galaxies, Silent Scope 2, Startopia, Steel Soldiers, Tales of Destiny 2, Time Crisis II, WDL: War Jetz Featured: "25 Power Players"(Next Gen's selection for the 25 most powerful and influential in the video game industry)

Interview: "#1, Ken Kutaragi: Playing with Power(Ken Kutaragi, Sony)

Previews: Dead or Alive 3, Good Cop, Bad Cop(Revolution Software), Hunter: The Reckoning, Jet Set Radio Future, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Rubu Tribe(Outrage Entertainment)

Breaking News: "Ready for X-port"(Production progress), "Playstation 2's taking gamers online...but at what cost?", "Classic Games Expo 2001", "GameCube Watch: Preparing for Launch", "The X-philes: Killer apps & hacking" JimmyBlackwing
11 2001 November Armored Core 2, Castlevania Chronicles, Devil May Cry, Eurofighter Typhoon, Extermination, Gallop Racer 2001, Gitaroo Man, Ico, Independence War 2, Le Mans 24 Hours, MechCommander 2, Mobile Suit Gundam, NFL GameDay 2002, Silent Hill 2, Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro, Spy Hunter, Strech Panic, Test Drive: Off-Road Wide Open, World Series Baseball 2K2 Featured: "Xbox arrives"(A review of the system, games, peripherals, etc. )

Previews: Eternal Darkness, Falcone: Into the Maelstrom(Point Blank), Maximo, Moto GP2(Namco), Rune(From Software), Soldier of Fortune II

Breaking News: "SpaceWorld 2001", "Xbox launch delayed in Japan", "The X-philes: Predictions", "GameCube Watch: Cel-da" JimmyBlackwing
12 2001 December 4x4 Evolution 2, Artic Thunder, Batman Vengeance, Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 (PS2), Death Crimson OX, Extreme G3 Racing, Half-Life, Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland, Kinetica, The Legend of Alon D'ar, Luigi's Mansion, Monster Rancher 3, NASCAR Heat, NHL 2002, Ooga Booga, Red Faction, Reel Fishing Wild, Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, Sega Bass Fishing, Super Monkey Ball, Throne of Darkness, Tony Hawk's Prok Skater 2X, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Ultimate Ride, Victorious Boxers, Wave Race: Blue Storm Featured: "Nintendo's GameCube is here"(A review of the system, games, peripherals, etc. )

Interview: "The Making of the GameCube" (Greg Buchner, ATI)

Previews: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Soul Calibur 2, Timesplitters 2, Wreckless(Bunkasha)

Breaking News: "GameCube Goes Hollywood"(Nintendo release party), "GameCube Launch in Japan", "The NextGen Holiday Book Roundup", "GameCube Watch: Eternal Darkness & Resident Evil exclusives" JimmyBlackwing, SilentAria
2002[edit]
Issue Year Month Game Reviews Features News Contact
1 2002 January Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, Civilization III, Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Dragon Warrior VII, FIFA 2002, Frequency, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Grand Theft Auto 3, Metal Gear Solid 2, NFL 2K2, NHL Hitz 20-02, Pikmin, Project Eden, Smuggler's Run 2, Soul Reaver 2, SSX Tricky, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Stronghold, Supercar Street Challenge, Syphon Filter 3, WWF SmackDown!, Yanya Caballista: City Skater, Zoo Tycoon Previews: Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Spider-Man: The Movie, Terminator: Dawn of Fate Breaking News: "Launch Mania"(GameCube and Xbox launch), "Windows XP plays hard" JimmyBlackwing