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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 28

ISSUE: 28Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega CD
  • Game Boy
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • 3DO
  • 32X (commentary)
  • MS-DOS - MS-DOS CD-ROM
  • PC - PC CD-ROM
  • Windows - 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 is incorrectly labeled 'Volume 2, Issue 11' on the cover. It's actually Volume 3, Issue 4.)

Hollywood Interactive

The marriage of Hollywood and the Interactive game industry is growing in leaps and bounds. EG reviews the newest entries in this expanding genre of gaming. (collection of related articles:)

  • The Hottest From Hollywood - The Union of Hollywood and Electronic Gaming - The Commitment Grows (by Bill Kunkel)
  • The Stars of Wing Commander III (by Russ Ceccola)
  • Animaniacs In Gameland - Two New Games Feature Three Cartoon Favorites (by John Wesley Hardin)
  • Take 2 Interactive: Using Voice Acting To Make A Product Impression (by John Wesley Hardin)
  • Seaquest DSV: Going For The Depths - T*HQ's Game Based On The TV Series Gets The Hi-Tech Treatment (by Ross Chamberlain)

NEWS

Hotline (compiled by Joyce Worley & Ross Chamberlin)

  • Mindscape Acquires SSI - Strategic Simulations, Inc. Extensive Game Line To Go Multiplayer Due To A Recent Merger With The Mindscape Company
  • Boss Opens Game Studio
  • Greystone Goes Skiing
  • News Wire... Star Team Forms Terraglyph
  • Sega Channel Gets Virtual i-Glasses
  • KA Worlds' On-Line Service Will Feature Interactive World's Fair
  • Acclaim, TCI Team Up For Cable Gaming
  • The Sinistar Story
  • Microsoft On Trick or Treak Trail in Salem
  • Two Companies Announce Try-Before-You-Buy
  • 3DO Sets Fee For Game Developers
  • Atari Vows Year End VR Games
  • Koei Plans FPR SNES
  • Did You Know...
  • Star Power
  • Kidsoft, Ronald McDonald Click With Sick Kids
  • Microsoft's Marvel On Windows '95
  • Industry Spotlight - Julie Carlson: From Interpreter To Designer
  • Whispers In Cyberspace With JJ Barrel (rumors & speculation)
  • No Wires On Naki's 3DO Pad
  • Computer Museum Opens Highway Show
  • VR Flight Sim Through The Looking Glass
  • Radio Shack Sponsors Rock 'N' Roll Museum
  • SF Author To Write Games
  • Cyber Stock Watch: October 1994

DEPARTMENTS

Power On!

The heated issue of illegal game software piracy is on the chopping block once again. ('Time to Redeem the Pledge?;' editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback

The sound card controversy. Game hit charts. (reader mail and top list sidebars; 'Is Our ROM in the Cards?')

  • Top Video Games October 1994
  • Top Computer Games October 1994
  • Top Coin-Ops October 1994

Cyberwatch

The latest news and views from cyberspace. ('Riding the Internet;' edited by Bill Kunkel)

Game Doctor

Will TVs be able to handle the new systems? ('The Censorship Upshot;' Q&A by The Game Doctor)

The Net

Hitchhiking on the Information Highway. (by John Withers)

The Heimlich Maneuver

What's going on in the super systems race? ('To Every Gamer, Turn, Turn, Turn' by Rich Heimlich)

Deals

TCI and Acclaim join forces in a huge deal. ('TCI Buys Into Acclaim' by Barry Friedman)

The Kunkel Report

Living through TBS' Cybermania 1994. ('TBS & The Sonic Hedgehog' by Bill Kunkel)

FEATURES

Gamers of the Year

We have co-winners this year, John Carmack and John Romero of id software fame. (collection of related articles:)

  • Prepare To Meet Thy Doom - id's Romero and Carmack: Experience and Talent Produce A Great Combination
  • Prophet of Doom - Jay Wilbur: The Man Who Doomed Gaming (by Arnie Katz)
  • A Visit At The Id Office (by John P. Withers)

Top Headlines of 1994

The stories that shaped the '94 gaming year. ('News Of '94 - The Top Headlines of 1994 and What They Mean To Games;' collection of news articles:)

  • Games Rated
  • Data East Wins Capcom Suit
  • Hollywood Comes To Gameland
  • Jaguar Gets Sega Boost
  • Viacom's Blockbuster Deals
  • Multimedia Multiples
  • Donkey Kong Barrels Over Graphics
  • On-Line Gaming Takes Off
  • Games On Demand On Cable TV
  • Everybody's Getting Smarter
  • The Year In Review

Horrors of Britannia Manor

Lord British's annual halloween fright fest. ('Horrors of Britannia Manor - Our ace reporter goes behind the scenes at Lord British's biennial Fright Fest;' by Russ Ceccola; includes 'Behind the Scenes at Britannia Manor...' section)

The World According to Trip

Trip Hawkins discusses the future of the 3DO. ('The World According To Trip - The CEO of 3DO Discusses His Company and His Competition;' by Steven L. Kent; includes the following:)

  • The Industry Replys (sic)...
    • Sega's Response
    • Nintendo's Response
    • Atari's Response
  • A Killer Application (sidebar)

Rare Talents

The people behind Donkey Kong Country. ('Battling For All The Bananas - Rare Limited Breathes New Life Into 16-Bit Technology;' by Steve Kent; includes 'The Good Fight' sidebar)

The Gaming Party Guide

Your guide to having a holiday game party. ('Holiday Video Game Party - A guide to video game parties for the naughty and the nice;' by Jayson Hill)

REVIEWS

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

  • WWF Raw (Gen; includes 'Rating The Wrestlers' sidebar)
  • Red Zone (Gen)
  • Syndicate (Gen)
  • Star Trek Generations: Beyond the Nexus (GB)
  • Clayfighter 2: Judgement Clay (SNES)
  • Acme Animation Factory (SNES)
  • Demon's Crest (SNES)
  • Pac-Attack (Gen)
     
(capsule cart/card reviews:)
 
  • Bubsy II (Gen)
  • Pitfall 2: Mayan Adventure (SNES)
  • Aero the Acrobat II (Gen)
  • Ballz (SNES)
  • FIFA Soccer '95 (Gen)
  • Radical Rex (Gen)
  • PGA Tour 3 (Gen)

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

  • Doom II: Hell on Earth (MSDOS; includes 'Inside Id' sidebar with the following sections:)
    • The Doom Challenge
    • Doomsday In New York
  • System Shock (MSDOS)
  • DreamWeb (MSDOS)
  • Sid Meier's Colonization (MSDOS)
  • Master of Magic (MSDOS)
  • Lords of the Realm (MSDOS)
     
(capsule disk reviews:)
 
  • Etch A Sketch (Win)
  • BreakThru (MSDOS)
  • Powermonger (Mac)
  • Blackthorne (MSDOS)
  • Double Talk Sports Edition (Win)

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

  • Under A Killing Moon (PCCD)
  • Microsoft Space Simulator (MSDOS)
  • Star Trail (PCCD)
  • Armored Fist (PCCD)
  • Hell: A Cyberpunk Adventure (MSDOS)
  • VR Stalker (3DO)
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (SCD)
     
(CD capsule reviews:)
 
  • The First Twenty Years (Saturday Night Live) (PCCD)
  • FIFA International Soccer (PCCD)
  • Night Trap (MacCD)
  • The Journeyman Project Turbo (MacCD)
  • Spy Club (MacCD,PCCD)
  • Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (MacCD)

Edutainment

(includes 'California Tech' sidebar)

  • Kid Works 2 (MacCD,PCCD)
  • The Cartoon History of the Universe (WinCD)
     
(Edutainment capsule reviews:)
 
  • Dr. T's Sing-A-Long Around The World (PCCD)
  • Mrs. Winkle's Class (PCCD)
  • 3 Balloons Alphabet, Numbers & Shapes (PCCD)
  • Merriam-Webster's Dictionary for Kids (PCCD)
  • EA*Kids Art Center (WinCD)
  • Mario's Time Machine Deluxe (WinCD)

Print (book reviews)

  • Shadow of the Comet (authored by Steve Schwartz)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Bogus: Nathan Lockard's Complete Guide to Video Games (authored by Nathan Lockard)
  • Unbounding the Future (authored by K. Eric Drexler, Chris Peterson, and Gayle Pergamit)


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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 28
    Month: January
    Year: 1995
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 148
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.50 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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