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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 26

ISSUE: 26Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega CD
  • Game Gear
  • Jaguar
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • 3DO
  • CD-i (football preview coverage)
  • Amiga
  • MS-DOS - MS-DOS CD-ROM
  • PC - PC CD-ROM - MPC2 CD-ROM
  • Windows - Windows 3.1 - Windows CD-ROM
  • Macintosh - Macintosh CD-ROM

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(TOC transcription follows, with (notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)

(This issue of Electronic Games came bundled with a bonus 'EG's Introduction to Home Theater' supplement.)

EG's 1995 Football Preview

Interactive electronic football is more popular now than ever. EG reveals the front-runners for the 1995 season. ('The Kick Off - 1995 Football Preview;' shares running 'EG Sports Special' logo with this issue's 'EG's Sports Extravaganza' feature; collection of related articles:)

  • Scouting the Electronic Super Bowl - The Interactive Pro and College Electronic Football Guide (by Arnie Katz; includes 'Confessions of a Football Game Designer - Some insights into the state of interactive electronic football' section)
  • Scrimmage on the SNES - Three New Grid Sims Hit the Field (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Four Roads to Grid Heaven - Two pro and two college carts debut for Genesis (by Arnie Katz)
  • Football Comes Alive - ScriptX puts PC and Mac multimedia users in the same league (by Arnie Katz; includes 'Scriptx Breaks the Platform Barrier' sidebar)
  • MicroProse Aims for the Ultimate - Sim/Fantasy program debuts for multimedia (by Arnie Katz)
  • NHL: Hall of Fame - CD-i Combines a Football Game and a Database (by Bill Kunkel)

NEWS

Hotline

  • E3 vs. CES Interactive - The E3-CES War for the industry rages on as new ground is won and lost as big players take their sides.
  • Philips Visits Woodstock
  • Whispers From Cyberspace (by JJ Barrel; rumors & speculation)
  • Star Power
  • Software Etc., Babbages Link
  • The AD&D License War
  • Let The Deals Roll - Acclaim pay plenty for Voyager, VR systems based on Pixelflow (includes Distri-Deals section)
  • Novalink Sets Speed Record
  • Did You Know...
  • AT&T Dumps Its Edge
  • Data East Pins Sold To Sega
  • X-Men Assault Arcades
  • Sega, Nintendo To Catapult - Get Ready for Net Competition
  • Joint Venture - Diverse Firms form RealTime Sports
  • Video Games - August 1994
  • Zelazny Goes Interactive
  • R&B Plays CD ROM
  • Industry Spotlight - Westwood's Desultory Mr. Gush
  • Multimedia Boom Seen
  • Stock Watch
  • Industry Spotlight - Jim Walls: Wambaugh in Cyberspace
  • Fuji Develops Super Floppy

DEPARTMENTS

Power On!

Time to give thanks and look to the new year. ('No Escape from This Manor;' editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback

The image of females in electronic games. (reader mail; 'The Gender Game Revisted')

Game Doctor

The 32X debate, ordering Japanese cartridges. ('32X and What Do You Get?;' Q&A by The Game Doctor)

Test Lab

Behold! Ultimate piano teacher from Gravis. ('Hey, Mr. Piano Man...;' The Advanced Gravis Personal Piano system; includes 'What is General MIDI?' and 'The Making of the Perfect Sonic Beast: the SRS Factor' sidebars)

The Net

Multiple-User Dialog examined and analyzed. ('Through the MUD and the MUCK;' includes 'How to Get Started' sidebar)

CyberWatch

The latest news straight from cyberspace. ('Making Waves In Cyberspace;' includes 'Surfing on the Net' sidebar; by Bill Kunkel)

Heimlich Maneuver

A hassle-free sound card? Is it even possible? ('Pennywise, And Still $5 Short' by Rich Heimlich)

Deals

The battle of the on-line services still active. ('On-Line Service Battle Rages On!;' by Barry Friedman)

Relics

Recalling forgotten games of the early '80s. ('Recalling Our Roots;' retro coverage by Joe Santulli)

The Kunkel Report

The Sega Skeeter Scandal moves the industry. ('What's Bugging Nintendo?' by Bill Kunkel)

FEATURES

EG's Sports Extravaganza

In-depth reports on the hottest sports games. (shares running 'EG Sports Special' logo with this issue's 'EG's 1995 Football Preview' feature; collection of related articles:)

  • Gridiron Entertainment - Inside Inside the NCAA - Football (by John Wesley Hardin)
  • Body Slam and Headlock - Stars of World Championship Wrestling Meet Themselves in Video Game Form (by John Wesley Hardin; includes 'History of Professional Wrestling Games' and 'Sega Declines Superbrawl' sidebars)
  • Sport Screen Savers - save your screen with some of the hottest "savers" on the market today (by Laurie Yates)
  • Genesis Hockey Shootout - EA Sports and ESPN Fiercely Face Off With Their Best Hockey Games To Date (by Bill "Banana Stick" Kunkel)
  • Baseball Showdown - Voyager's Baseball's Greatest Hits vs. Microsoft's Complete Baseball (by John Wesley Hardin)
  • ESPN Speedworld - Strap Yourself In For This Realistic, Full-Throttle Stockcar Racing Action (by John Wesley Hardin)

Virtual Sex

The new popularity of adult interactive games has set new standards of quality for the genre. (collection of related articles:)

  • Embracing the medium - Interactive Erotica Strives to Transcend its Sordid Past and Seduce the New Media Frontier (includes 'It's Not Just A Game Anymore' sidebar)
  • The Hot Ones (by Scott Wolf)
  • Video Vanguard Pixis Interactive (by Scott Wolf)
  • Sex Goes Online - Inside the Shop-a-Home Meet Market (by Arnie Katz)

King's Quest

Roberta William's (sic) newest King's Quest series. ('Return of the Queen - Roberta Williams, Computer Gamin's Reigning Queen of Adventure, Returns with King's Quest VII' by Russ Ceccola)

Comparing the Networks

An analysis of major Net services and fees. ('Buying Into The Net' by John P. Withers)

Blown Away

A look into this exciting new action game! ('Bombs Away - A Preview of Blown Away, the New CD-ROM Title Guaranteed to Keep Things Ticking' by Russ Ceccola)

REVIEWS

Cartridge (cart/card video game reviews; includes 'The Final Grade' sidebar featuring review scores for games not (usually) listed here)

  • The Lion King (Gen; includes 'Pride's Eye View' sidebar (lead designer Set Mendelsohn discussion))
  • Virtual Bart (SNES)
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Gen)
  • Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
  • Mickey Mania (Gen; includes 'Producer's Angle' sidebar (producer Mary Ann Norris discussion))
  • New Horizons (Gen)
  • Alien Vs. Predator (Jag)
     
(capsule cart/card reviews:)
 
  • Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Gen)
  • Lethal Enforcers II (Gen)
  • Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge (SNES)
  • Star Trek, The Next Generation: Advanced Holodeck Tutorial (GG)
  • Wild Snake (SNES)

Disk (disk computer game reviews; includes 'The Final Grade' sidebar featuring review scores for games not (usually) listed here)

  • Corridor 7 (MSDOS; includes 'C7 Over The Net' sidebar)
  • Superhero League of Hoboken (MSDOS; includes 'Meretzky's Mind' sidebar (designer Steve Meretzky discussion))
  • Alien Legacy (MSDOS)
  • The Lion King Print Studio (Win)
  • Crystal Caliburn (Win31)
     
(capsule disk reviews:)
 
  • The Battle of Britain (PC)
  • Prime Mover (Amiga)
  • Chuck Yeager's Air Combat (Mac)
  • ChessNet 3 - Single User (MSDOS)
  • Sabre Team (PC)

CD-ROM (CD computer and video game reviews; includes 'The Final Grade' sidebar featuring review scores for games not (usually) listed here)

  • Pataank (3DO; includes 'First Person Pinball' sidebar)
  • Psychotron (MPC2 CDROM)
  • Android Assault (SCD)
  • Buzz Aldrin's Race Into Space (MSDOSCD)
  • Battle Isle 2200 (PCCD)
  • Star Crusader (PCCD)
     
(CD capsule reviews:)
 
  • Jets (PCCD)
  • Litil Divil (PCCD)
  • Maniac Sports (PCCD)
  • Mickey Mania (SCD)
  • Road Rash (3DO)
  • Star Control 2 (3DO)

Edutainment

(includes 'On The Horizon' sidebar)

  • Scavenger Hunt Adventure (MacCD)
  • Magic Theatre (WinCD)
     
(Edutainment capsule reviews:)
 
  • Arthur's Birthday (PCCD,MacCD)
  • The Discoverers (PCCD)
  • The Human Calculator (PCCD)
  • Mario's Early Years: Fun With Numbers (SNES)
  • Peter's Magic Adventure (MacCD)
  • The Wanderoos Go To Town (PCCD,MacCD)

Print (book reviews)

  • The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (authored by Bruce Sterling)
  • Outpost: The Official Strategy Guide (authored by Bruce Balfour)
  • Mega Man X Official Game Secrets (authored by Tom Stratton Jr.)

SPECIAL INSERT

EG's Introduction to Home Theater (loose supplement)

Now is your chance to delve into the realm of Home Theater as presented through the eyes of a game player. EG shows you the way.

Welcome Home - Make Yourself Comfortable With EG's Introduction To Home Theater

TV & VCR

  • TV - Sony KV-32XBR96S
  • VCR - JVC HR-VP710U

Receiver

  • Receiver - Pioneer VSX-DSS
  • Don't Look Now... You're Surrounded! (sidebar)

Laser & Compact Discs

  • Laserdisc Player - Pioneer CLD-D703
  • CD Player - Pioneer's PD-F100

Mini Disc & Speakers

  • MiniDisc Player/Recorder - Sony MDS-501
  • Speakers - Pioneer S-V401

Wiring & Power

  • Wiring - Monster Cable
  • Surge Protector - Panamax MAX 1000
  • The Mystery of THX (sidebar)

Gaming Systems

  • Video Game Systems
  • The Systems in Brief:
  • Super Nintendo
  • Sega CDX
  • Philips CD-i
  • The Atari Jaguar

The Do-It-Yourself Solution - Building the Perfect Body (entertainment center)

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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 26
    Month: November
    Year: 1994
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 180
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.50 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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