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May In History: 1994 In Review

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Due to the overwhelming amount of fun and interesting things happened in May 1999, 1994 and 1989 Retromags is doing a three part look at May in History. Without further ado, Retromags presents Part 2 of May in History:

15 years ago, we were in the midst of the .com starting to boom and everyone was thinking there were millions of millions of dollars to make in the stock market, or they were starting to think that. Windows 95 was still known by it's codename, 'Chicago' and Microsoft were working hard to get it ready for launch later in the year. In Formula 1 racing, May saw the passing of

Ayrton Senna (who had a couple of Genesis racing games released by Sega) in a tragic accident while racing in the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy. The Channel Tunnel was completed after taking over 7 years and 15,000 workers connecting England and France for the first time. We also saw the execution of John Wayne Gacy this month in Illinois. On the brighter side, this is the month that Canada makes Hockey their official Winter Sport.

On the magazine front,

Gamepro celebrated it's 5th anniversary this year.

In general entertainment we got The Crow and The Flintstones (come on who knows all of the words to the theme song-no cheating) debuted in theaters. Weezer (you can type their name with just the left hand, did you know that?) released their first album and started their walk towards stardom. We heard "Space, the final frontier..." for the last time when Star Trek the Next Generation ended it's 7 year run, the last "whoop whoop" sounded with Arsenio Hall and his talk show also. Rugrats says goodbye till 1997, how many are young enough to have been in the demographic?

Capcom dropped Alien vs Predator in arcades, Acclaim kicked off soccer with Champions World Class Soccer for SNES, Data East saw fit to release the sequel to one of their cult hits with Joe and Mac II: Lost in the Tropics only on SNES (the first game hit NES and Genesis), Mortal Kombat spills blood on Sega CD thanks to Acclaim.

These are the issues you may have seen in your mailbox or on the news stands:

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EGM #58

here

Game Players

here

Gamepro #58

here

Nintendo Magasinet #39

here

Nintendo Power #60

here

Contributors to this section:

Links to the other two parts:

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1994 and 95 were two of my favorite gaming years. The first year I officially had a Super Nintendo was 94 and played the hell out of it!

I remember getting the GamePro and Nintendo Power">NP issues above, as that's when I had my subscriptions.

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It certainly was a great time to be into video games, and to read game magazines. Even though gaming is bigger now, it's just not the same. Instead of being focused on fun games with good gameplay, nowadays the "big" games all involve violence, gore, and shooting.

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Instead of being focused on fun games with good gameplay, nowadays the "big" games all involve violence, gore, and shooting.

Exactly!! There used to be so much texture to the gaming back then. And all different types of games besides first or third person views.

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