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Next Generation Issue 10

ISSUE: 10Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

Sega Genesis

Sega Saturn

Sega 32X

Sega CD

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Neo Geo - Neo Geo CD

M2 (never released)

Apple Pippin

Ultra 64 (the eventual Nintendo 64)

Jaguar

3DO

Windows 95

PC

Macintosh

Sony Playstation

arcade

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents, with select issue excerpts included. Magazine accurate text formatting (lower case headers, etc) purposefully retained. (Notes) and bullet lists are added for clarity.)

talking

Is this the end of FMV as we know it?

Tom Zito, president of Digital Pictures, has made more than 20 full-motion video (FMV) based games. In this exclusive interview, he answers the hard questions about this controversial game genre. Why use FMV in the first place? And what is its future? (five page interview)

breaking

News

(Original news articles along with regular, recurring news features; one page each unless noted. While original news stories regularly included related sidebars, unrelated sidebars would often be used to fill space as well - these are noted.)

3DO's M2 prepares for its debut

3DO is confident that next year's launch of M2 will put it back on top. (two pages; includes 'Sony's Boss Quits' sidebar (Steve Race leaves Sony for Spectrum Holobyte))

Ultra 64 reaches developers

Nintendo's 64-bit superconsole makes its next step from mere "Project" to gaming "Reality." (includes 'Zelda returns' sidebar (Super Famicom Satellaview Zelda))

Power Player: Mac in a box gets a facelift

Development of Bandai's Pippin-licensed console is proceeding apace. (approx. two pages; Apple Pippin coverage; Shin Unozawa (Power Player general manager) interview)

Heavyweights unleash new DVD contender

Toshiba and Time Warner take on Sony and Philips in the DVD war. (1/2 page; SD-DVD)

Arcade race restarts

Japan's premier arcade companies enter the racing arena once again. (1/2 page)

Sega ports Saturn games to the PC

NVidia exclusively secures Saturn games for its Pentium PC multimedia accelerator. (includes 'Sega Saturn Adapter' sidebar (Datel Universal Adapter region-unlock cart))

(Recurring news features; one page each unless noted:)

Advertainment (sidebar; Saturn commercial video snapshots with commentary)

DataStream (numbers news/trivia sidebar)

Joyriding

DWANGO - a new online gaming WAN. (online gaming news by Bernard Yee)

Arcadia

Coin-operated news and opinion straight from the source, not to mention new coin-ops, too. (misc. arcade news by Marcus Webb)

Generator

Extracting the latest news, views, and rumors from the industry with a sharp scalpel and some surgical gloves. (1/2 page; behind-the-scenes news by Mark James Ramshaw)

Datebook (1/2 page; calendar of events)

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Do videogames screw you up?

Countless politicians, talkshow hosts, and parenting groups have rallied against the perceived dangers of video and computer games for years. Is there any truth in their claims? NEXT Generation identifies the real health risks involved with videogaming. (eight pages; sections:)

  • Epilepsy
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • And another thing, Doc... (eye-strain, motion sickness, sore thumb, neck and back muscles)
  • Do Violent Games Make Players Violent?
  • Videogame Addiction
  • Do Videogames Make You Antisocial?

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Motion Capture

Huge financial and developmental investments are being made in the emerging technology of capturing human movement. This technology will change the way games look forever, so read the full report on how it works and where you'll see it next. (eight pages)

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Alphas (game previews; two pages each unless noted:)

(Next Generation's game previews often varied in scope and size. Smaller previews were usually traditional in presentation, while larger previews often incorporated developer commentary. The largest previews were typically presented as a themed article (focusing on a development studio, accessory, etc) previewing one or more titles and were often accompanied by an interview (noted).)

  • Madden NFL '96 (PS/Sat/PC; three pages; never released for Sat/PS)
  • Loaded (PS)
  • Center Ring Boxing (Sat; one page)
  • Star Rangers (PC)
  • VR Baseball (Sat; one page)
  • Earthsiege II: Skyforce (Win95)
  • Ripper (PC/Mac/PS)
  • Ironblood (M2; never released)
  • Clayfighter III (M2; never released)
  • Maximum Surge (PC)
  • 3D Realms (PC; four pages; company overview with various game previews)
  • Foes Of Ali (3DO/PC; one page)

rating

Finals

(While all video game magazines make the occasional slip, NEXT Generation's game review section was especially notorious and/or exceptional for reviewing games never formally released in North America, or were instead eventually released under a different title. In some cases an import title would be reviewed with the domestic release also reviewed in a later issue. Japanese import reviews are noted when known. Reviews were usually 1/8th to 1/4th page in length, though this varied wildly and length was never pre-determined - one page reviews would see print on rare occasions. Higher rated and/or spotlighted games would usually receive more page real estate than lower rated.)

PlayStation

  • Mobile Suit Gundam (Japan)
  • Rayman
  • Total Eclipse Turbo
  • Arc the Lad

Saturn

  • Shin Shinobi Den (Japan) (the eventual Shinobi Legions)
  • Virtual Hydlide
  • Virtua Fighter Remix

3DO

  • Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger

Jaguar

  • Power Drive Rally
  • Ultra Vortek
  • White Men Can't Jump

32X

  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventures

Neo Geo

  • Aggressors of Dark Kombat CD
  • Kabuki Klash

PC

  • Balor of the Evil Eye
  • Hi-Octane
  • Interactive Fiction Collections
  • Mortal Kombat 3
  • Mechwarrior 2
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
  • Powerhouse
  • Space Quest 6
  • World Hockey 95

Macintosh

  • Buried in Time: The Journeyman Project 2
  • Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
  • Paparazzi: Tales of Tinseltown CD

Sega CD

  • Lunar 2: Eternal Blue

Genesis

  • Primal Rage
  • The Ooze
  • NHL '96
  • Weaponlord

SNES

  • Civilization
  • Castlevania: Dracula X
  • Doom
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
  • Heads On Soccer
  • Kawasaki Super Bike Challenge
  • Urban Strike
  • Wayne Gretsky and the NHLPA All-Stars

Arcade

  • Cool Riders
  • Rail Chase 2
  • Rave Racer
  • Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior Dreams
  • Virtua Striker
  • Zone Hunter
  • Alpine Racer

corresponding

Letters

Let the world's best game mag (and the rest of the free world) know what you really think and feel. (reader mail; three pages; this description is mistakenly listed under the 'now hiring' section of the TOC)



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    Title: Next Generation Issue 10
    Month: October
    Year: 1995
    Publisher: Imagine Media
    Editor: Neil West
    Pages: 148
    Price: $4.99 USA, $5.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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