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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 27

ISSUE: 27Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega CD
  • Game Gear
  • Game Boy
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • 3DO
  • 32X (systems coverage)
  • MS-DOS - MS-DOS CD-ROM
  • PC - PC CD-ROM
  • Windows
  • Macintosh - Macintosh CD-ROM

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

Education Goes High Tech

Edutainment software is taking great leaps in its role in educating our children. EG guides you through some of the best software available today. (by Joyce Worley; collection of related articles:)

  • Education Goes High Tech - The Schoolhouse of the '90s (includes 'The Sega Club for Kids' sidebar)
  • The Most Important Lesson - Reading: The First Block of Education
  • Arithmetic Is Tough - Software Makes Drill & Practice Easier
  • The World Around Us - Digital Geography, Science and History
  • The Youngest Computerists - Software for Preschoolers (includes 'Video games for kids' sidebar)
  • A Special Adventure For Kids - Here Come The Night, Nick Style

NEWS

Hotline

  • Sega-Atari Make A Deal - The two giant game companies agree to work together after a longstanding lawsuit is finally put to rest through a lucrative agreement
  • Viacom Makes Blockbuster Move (includes 'Some Viacom Assets' sidebar)
  • Industry Starts Crackdown on Piracy, Patents
  • Did You Know...?
  • Star Power
  • Cutting The Deals That Matter - Doom for Ultra 64, Nintendo Gateway Systems
    • Biz-Deals
    • Edu-Deals
    • Distri-Deals
  • A Rose Would Smell As Sweet...
  • Chronicles First TV On Internet
  • Heavy Hitters Form Team
  • Knuckles Rocks the Rock
  • Science-Fiction Deal - Random, Del Rey, Legend Boost Sci-Fi
  • Street Fighter On The Set
  • Whispers From Cyberspace (by JJ Barrel; rumors & speculation)
  • Sagan Suit Settled
  • Computer Expo Goes On Tour
  • Chess Upset - Machines Top The Top Players
  • Eat-A-Bug At Florida Park
  • CD Consoles To Triple
  • Tech Museum Spotlights Education
  • Game Companies Gear Up Graphics
  • Industry Spotlight - A Designer with Tunnell Vision
  • Top Video Games - September 1994
  • Court Holds For Nintendo In Patent Suits
  • Appeals Court Rejects Apple
  • VHS Publisher To Do CD-ROM
  • Acclaim Tech Stars In Movie
  • 360 Pacific Ships Out To Intracorp
  • Industry Spotlight - Hot Developer Finds New Boss
  • Top Computer Games - September 1994
  • Top Coin-Ops - September 1994
  • Stock Watch - September 1994
  • Contests For Computerists
  • Conventions News - Nintendo Chooses E3; CES Interactive Throws in the Towel

DEPARTMENTS

Power On!

Tackling the standardization of software issue.. ('Oh, That Standardization Scam!;' editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback

Keeping the reviews unbiased and honest. (reader mail; 'Why Not Standardize?')

Cyberwatch

CD game Myst expanding format for success. ('People Are Talking...;' by Bill Kunkel and Ed Dille; sections:)

  • Rental Romance
  • How Do You Feel About This?
  • Mysticism
  • Is This Any Way to Run An Information Railroad?

Game Doctor

Screen savers! Are they really a necessity? ('Do Screen Savers Save?;' Q&A by The Game Doctor)

Test Lab

Putting the Packard Bell Spectria to the test. ('Beauty is in The Eye of The Beholder;' Packard Bell Spectria multimedia computer line; includes 'Tech Specs and Features' and 'Strong Points/Weak Points' sidebars; by Ed Dille)

The Net

Exploring Kesmai's on-line game offerings. ('Kesmai's Development - A Talk With Kelton Flynn, the Man Behind Kesmai;' includes 'Net News Bits' section with the following headlines:)

  • Parlez Vous Machina?
  • And Jim Will Jump From The Computer...
  • Prodigy On The Wire: Working With A Net.
  • Markey Questions On-line Service.

Heimlich Maneuver

What makes an excellent game like Doom II? ('Audible to the Option Pass' by Rich Heimlich)

Deals

Sega and Atar settle a long-standing lawsuit. ('Atari, Sega Shake Hands' by Barry Friedman)

The Kunkel Report

Uncensored truth about illegal game copying. ('Pinhead Pirates, Ahoy!' by Bill Kunkel)

FEATURES

The Systems Dilemma

EG's annual game system analysis featuring video consoles, multimedia and peripherals. (collection of related articles:)

  • Solving the System Dilemma (by the Editors of Electronic Games)
  • Stalking the Ideal System: Game Designers Share Their Wish Lists (by Steven L. Kent)
    • Al Lowe
    • Steve Witael
    • Robb Alvey
    • Richard "Lord British" Garriott
    • Will Wright
    • Daron Stinnett
    • Sid Meier
  • The Big Men From Big N: Nintendo executives discuss the company's history and future (by Steven L. Kent; discussion with Chairman Howard Lincoln and President Minoru Arakawa)
  • "X" Appeal - EG's Hands-On Report on Sega's 32X (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Tomorrow Comes to Epcot (by Russ Ceccola; includes 'A Visit with Tom Kalinske' and 'The Virtual Aladdin' sidebars)

The Netizens

The personal guide to the network revolution. (collection of related articles:)

  • The Network Revolution - logging on to the world (by the editors of Electronic Games; includes 'What to do after you log on' sidebar)
  • The Coming of the Broadband Boom - Broadband Services Are In Your Future (by John P. Withers; includes 'The Street' sidebar)
  • The Marvel of it All - Rumor, Innuendo, Speculation: Microsoft and Online (by John P. Withers)
  • AOL's Virtual Facelift - One of Online's Hippest Services Revamps Itself (by John P. Withers)
  • Music of the Spheres - Ma Bell Got The Ill Communication (by Ed Finkler; includes 'In Sites' sidebar)

Interactive Shopping Guide

Interactive products galore for under the tree. ('Stuffing the Interactive Stocking - A Wish List To SaintNick@Nrthpole.com' by John Wesley Hardin)

The EG Sports Guide

Buying sports games for that special gamer. ('The Sporting Life - EG Tells You What To Buy The Benchwarmer In Your Life;' collection of related articles:)

  • Two for the Road - Nigel Mansell Drives Again! (by Arnie Katz)
  • Get Your Kicks on Route 3DO - Two Views of Soccer for the Multimedia Box
  • Hot Dogs and Baseball Dreams - Go Home and Take Your Baseball Game With You (by John Wesley Hardin)
  • Head-to-Head Hoops - When You've Got Apples Vs. Apples, You Can't Lose! (by John Wesley Hardin)
  • Inside Racqueteering - IMG Tennis Debuts From EA Sports (by Arnie Katz)

CDs Take Flight

Reviewing standouts in the flight sim world. (by Ed Dille)

Heretic

A new PC game featuring the Doom engine. ('Heresy Can Be Fun - Beyond Doom with Raven and id' by Arnie Katz)

The S.A.G.E. Engine

The new real-time graphics system revealed. ('Smoking the SAGE Engine - A Multifaceted Play-System Takes Shape in New York' by Arnie Katz)

In The Works

EG gives you a peek at forthcoming releases. ('In Progress - EG Looks At Tomorrow's Games;' capsule game previews, some with screenshot)

  • Operation Europe: Path to Victory (PC,PCCD)
  • Sim Town (MacCD)
  • Seaquest DSV (SNES)
  • ESPN Sunday Night NFL (SCD)
  • Creature Shock (PCCD)
  • Electronic Blood Bowl (PCCD)

REVIEWS

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

  • Final Fantasy III (SNES; includes 'And The Hits Keep On Coming' sidebar)
  • Shining Force II (Gen)
  • Radical Rex (SNES)
  • Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures (SNES)
  • The Adventures of Batman and Robin (SNES)
  • Generations Lost (Gen)
  • Starfleet Academy (SNES; includes 'Where Gamers Have Gone Before' sidebar)
  • Zero: The Kamikaze Squirrel (Gen)
     
(capsule cart/card reviews:)
 
  • Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya (GG)
  • Yogi Bear's Goldrush (GB)
  • Super Return of the Jedi (SNES) (Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: Time Warp (SNES)
  • Biker Mice from Mars (SNES)
  • Clay Fighter (Gen)
  • Lawnmower Man (Gen)

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

  • Lode Runner (MSDOS; includes 'Holes & Ladders' sidebar)
  • Battle Bugs (MSDOS)
  • Operation Crusader (MSDOS)
  • Glider 4.0 (PC)
  • Dominus (MSDOS)
     
(capsule disk reviews:)
 
  • Citadel of the Dead (Mac)
  • Golf 2.0 (Win)
  • Sim Farm (Mac)
  • FPS: Baseball '94 (PC)
  • PT Boot Simulator (MSDOS)

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

  • Slayer (3DO; includes 'Survival Guide' sidebar)
  • Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager (PCCD)
  • Ultimate Domain (PCCD)
  • Wing Commander Armada (PCCD)
  • Loadstar (SCD)
  • Vay (SCD)
  • UFO (PCCD)
     
(CD capsule reviews:)
 
  • Better Homes and Gardens: Complete Guide to Gardening (MacCD)
  • NHL Hockey '95 (PCCD)
  • Shadow (3DO)
  • Sports Shorts (PCCD)
  • Street Fighter Series (PCCD)
  • Microsoft Complete Baseball (Win)

Edutainment

(includes 'Schools Get Tech' sidebar)

  • America's Civil War (PCCD)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (PCCD)
     
(Edutainment capsule reviews:)
 
  • Macbeth (MacCD)
  • How Multimedia Computers Work (PCCD)
  • Race The Clock (PCCD)
  • Victor Vector & Yanda: The Hypnotic Harp (PCCD,MacCD)
  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! For Kids (PC)
  • Flying Colors (Mac)

Print (book reviews)

  • How Virtual Reality Works (authored by Joshu Eddings)
  • Microsoft Space Simulator: The Official Strategy Guide! (authored by Rick Barba)
  • Net Games: Your Guide to the Games People Play on the Electronic Highway (authored by Michael Wolff & Co.)


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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 27
    Month: December
    Year: 1994
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 212
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.50 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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