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Electronic Games LC2 Issue 30

ISSUE: 30Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega CD
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • 3DO
  • 32X
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Game Gear
  • DOS
  • MS-DOS
  • PC - PC CD-ROM
  • Windows - Windows CD-ROM
  • Macintosh - Macintosh CD-ROM
  • Philips CD-i
  • Nintendo Virtual Boy (commentary,news coverage)
  • Sega Saturn (commentary,news coverage)
  • Sony PlayStation (commentary,news coverage)

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

(This issue, EG overhauls its review section yet again. Instead of categorizing games by media format (cart, CD-ROM, disk, etc), games are now sorted by hardware format (console, computer, portable). The capsule review sections are also expanded.)

(Yes, this issue's Game Doctor column is a reprint of last issue.)

(Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors for the Sega CD - previewed in this issue - was never officially released. The game eventually found its way into the hands of gaming enthusiasts, however, and serves as the backdrop for the popular online charity fundraiser, Desert Bus For Hope.)

Penn and Teller

They're at it again, this time invading cyberspace with their new game Smoke and Mirrors by Absolute. ('Penn & Teller's Magic Bus' by Russ Ceccola; includes 'Interview with Penn Jillette' and 'The Games Themselves' sidebars)

NEWS

Hotline (compiled by Joyce Worley & Ross Chamberlain)

  • CES Glamour Even In The Mud - Las Vegas Played Host To The Gaming Elite But CES Left The Entertainment Industry In The Cold Damp Tents
  • Accusations & Denial
  • Sony Sneak-Peeks PlayStation
  • PlayStation Facts
  • Game Makers Jump To Sony PlayStation
  • Acclaim Announces Titles For PlayStation
  • Virtual Boy Takes Virtual Bow
  • Microsoft Does 3-D For Saturn
  • Who Is Bob?
  • 32X Gets Quick Fix
  • The Spirit CD
  • Atari News (sections:)
    • Jaguar Gets CD
    • Jaguar Gains Spots
    • Atari Offers Game Giveaway
    • Atari Releases Sales Data
  • Smoke & Mirrors By Penn & Teller
  • Neon Deion Plays Ball With Sega
  • Bargaining Block
  • Distri-Deals
  • Edu-Deals
  • The Chips Are Down (sections:)
    • The Floating Decimal Error Puts Intel On The Spot
    • The Outrage On-Line
  • Sales Stats
  • Cyberstocks: Dec. 1994
  • ALG Gets QQP
  • Unisys Claims Rights Under GIF Patent
  • Star Power
  • Whispers from Cyberspace (rumors & speculation by JJ Barrel)
  • Net News
  • Top Video Games - December 1994
  • Top Computer Games - December 1994

DEPARTMENTS

Power On!

Our promise to you, the game enthusiast, The Coveted Electronic Games bill of rights. ('The Adult Gaming Bill of Rights;' editorial by Arnie Katz)

Feedback

Classic video games and their impact on new games. Is full-motion video worth it? (reader mail; 'Bigger Book or Better Buy?')

CyberWatch

Bill "Pearly" Gates to purchase the Vatican? Chip Hawkins speaks Computer addiction. ('Microsoft Meets the Virtual Vatican;' by Bill Kunkel & Laurie Yates)

Game Doctor

How did the Atari VCS become the 2600? The "brick wall" in TV graphics potential. ('Video Game MIAs;' Q&A by The Game Doctor)

Test Lab

Matrox Impressions Graphics Accelerator. ('Making a Good First Impression;' by Ed Dille; includes 'Software Features' and 'Performance Specifications' sidebars)

The Net

WWW and the Mosaic to hit the Net soon. ('Time to Go from Prosaic to Mosaic;' by John P. Withers; also includes the following sections:)

  • Microsoft to Acquire Vatican?
  • Biggest Boy on the Block
  • Sega Channel Goes National
  • Company Pursues Interactive Home Gambling
  • The Ballad of John and Bill

Deals

TCI's stake in the new Microsoft Network. ('Headlights Comin' Down the Road' by Barry Friedman)

The Kunkel Report

Sheff's opinions for you, the savvy reader. ('Undercooked Sheff' by Bill Kunkel)

FEATURES

Gaming at the Crossroads

The holidays saw 16-Bit games fade. Are they really gone? What will take their place? ('Evolution or Extinction;' by Arnie Katz & the EG staff; collection of related articles:)

  • Video Games Aren't Dead - Just Hibernating
  • When Worlds Don't Collide (by Bill Kunkel)
  • Apple Bears Fruit (by Laurie Yates)
  • Virtual Boy

Repetitive Stress Syndrome

Author Deborah Quilter informs computer gamers how to avoid this silent crippler. ('Gaming With Pain')

REVIEWS

Console (console video game reviews; includes 'The Final Grade' sidebar featuring review scores for games not (usually) listed here)

  • Uniracers (SNES; includes 'Should-Be Winners' sidebar)
  • Demolition Man (3DO; includes 'Level Codes' sidebar)
  • Boogerman: A Pick & Flick Adventure (Gen; includes 'Game Taste?' sidebar)
  • Cadillacs & Dinosaurs (SCD)
  • Iron Soldier (Jag)
     
(capsule console reviews:)
 
  • Masked Rider (SCD)
  • Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (SNES)
  • 3 Ninjas Strike Back & Hook (SCD)
  • Johnny Cocktails (3DO)
  • Chaos Control (CDi)
  • Michael Jordan Chaos (SNES)
  • Flashback (Gen)
  • Doom (Jag)
  • ESPN Speed World (Gen)
  • ATP Tour Championship Tennis (Gen)
  • Lemmings II: The Tribes (SNES)

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

  • Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (PCCD)
  • Hammer of the Gods (PCCD)
  • Menzoberranzan (MSDOS)
  • WarCraft (PCCD)
  • Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure (PCCD)
  • Blake Stone: Planet Strike! (MSDOS)
  • Death Gate (PC)
     
(capsule computer game reviews:)
 
  • Risk Deluxe (Mac)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive Manual (MacCD)
  • Secrets of Stargate (WinCD,MacCD)
  • Wyatt Earp's Old West (WinCD)
  • The Essential Frankenstein (PCCD)
  • Power Hits: Movies (PCCD)
  • Sargon V (Mac)
  • Corpse Killer (MacCD)
  • Dress Shop 2.0 (MSDOS)
  • Retribution (PC)
  • People: 20 Amazing Years of Pop Culture (MacCD)
  • TIE Fighter: Defender of the Empire (MSDOS)

Portable (portable video game reviews)

  • Desert Strike: Return tot he Gulf (GB)

    (capsule portable game reviews:)
     
  • Wario Blast (GB)
  • Breakthru! (GB)
  • Itchy and Scratchy (GG)
  • Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (GB)
  • Madden '95 (GB)

Edutainment

(includes 'Games In Focus' sidebar)

  • Jump*Start Kindergarten (PCCD)
  • Station Invasion (3DO)
     
(Edutainment capsule reviews:)
 
  • WordStuff (WinCD,MacCD)
  • Professor Multimedia Version 2 (WinCD)
  • Rescue the Scientists (WinCD)
  • The Farm - Junior Encyclopedia (WinCD)
  • Discovering Endangering Wildlife (WinCD)

Print (book reviews)

  • X-COM UFO Defense: The Official Strategy Guide (authored by David Ellis)
  • Under a Killing Moon: The Official Strategy Guide (authored by Rick Barba)
  • Conquering Super Nintendo Games (authored by Jeff Rovin)


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    Title: Electronic Games LC2 Issue 30
    Month: March
    Year: 1995
    Publisher: Decker Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 100
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.50 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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