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New Release - Play Online No.014 (August 1999)

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For anyone wondering, I somehow accidentally skipped ahead when I scanned this issue, but yes, I will be scanning issues 12 and 13 as well.  (I was surprised as anyone when I went to add this issue to the database and realized I'd skipped a couple of issues.)  Also, there was a one month break between issue 13 and this one, as the publisher changed from Axela to DigiCube.  Interestingly, DigiCube was a subsidiary company of Square, which is why you'll see a couple of ads for Square PlayStation games in this issue, despite the fact that this is a PC-only magazine.

Points of interest (to me): In the Japanese top 10 selling games this month, Hydlide is #6.  Yes, the infamously shitty Hydlide that appeared on the NES.  Retrogaming in 1999?  Of course, the USA top-seller list is no better, with Wal-Mart bargain garbage like Cabella Big Game Hunter and Monopoly sharing the list with actual games like Civilization: Call To Power and Sim City 3000.

Also, the monthly column on understanding  English chat in online games features a section on understanding caveman-speech from ogres, trolls, etc. 

"me cast magik"

"yu loot first, next me."

"otay go"

😂

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Thank you. I am patiently waiting for issue 13 with X-Wing Alliance informations 🙂.

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12 minutes ago, xwing said:

Thank you. I am patiently waiting for issue 13 with X-Wing Alliance informations 🙂.

It was briefly mentioned in this issue, since it came it at #10 in both the Japan and USA sales charts for the month.

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