Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 24

ISSUE: 24Content

Departments:

  • Editorial (Kraig Kujawa's on the warpath about how football games release too early for a truly finalized roster)
  • Letters (You write 'em, we answer 'em)
  • News (Industry insider stuff: gossip, rumors, facts, hints, allegations, etc...)
  • g.e.a.r. (Action figures, controllers, carrying cases, and more for your PlayStation lifestyle)
  • Demo Disc (Check out playable demos of Um Jammer LammySled StormChocobo Racing, and Pong; then enjoy non-interactive content related to Toy Story 2Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense, and NFL GameDay 2000)
  • Review Recap (Stuff you might have missed or forgotten, capsulized for your protection)
  • Trick Archive (Our favorite cheats, reprinted just for you)
  • Next Month (A new magazine, a new demo disc, a new reason to drop eight bucks)

Features:

  • Final Fantasy VIII: It's about to hit the US like a Category 5 storm. Here's what you need to know.
  • Battle of the Brutes: EA and 989 Studios have gone to war on the gridiron, so OPM heads into the locker room for the low-down on this season's new entries.
  • WipeOut 3: Psygnosis's trend-setting series comes roaring back into homes with a vengeance.
  • Jade Cocoon Strategy: So you want to be a Cocoon Master? Learn the ins and outs of monster husbandry with this useful guide to a most peculiar RPG with weapon charts, maps, and more.
  • In The Hot Seat: Phil Harrison of SCEA sits for an interview about the PlayStation 2, developers' tools, his philosophy for helping devs approach the console, and where the company is headed next.

Previews:

  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
  • WipeOut 3
  • Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style
  • Jet Moto 3
  • Mag 3
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
  • Vigilante 8: Second Offense
  • Thousand Arms
  • Bass Landing
  • Hot Wheels Turbo Racing
  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  • Knockout Kings 2000
  • NBA ShootOut 2000
  • Dune 2000
  • WCW Mayhem
  • Rollerball
  • You Don't Know Jack
  • Gekido (later released as Gekido: Urban Fighters)
  • Dan O'Brien Decathelon
  • Army Men: Air Attack
  • Die Hard Trilogy 2
  • Fox NHL Championship 2000
  • Ready 2 Rumble
  • South Park
  • Quake II
  • Fear Factor (released as Fear Effect)
  • Fox NBA Basketball 2000

International Previews:

  • Goo! Goo! Soundy
  • Geppy-X
  • Chrono Cross
  • Vagrant Story
  • Pepsiman
  • Space Invaders 2000

Reviews:

  • NFL Blitz 2000 (5/5 discs)
  • NFL Xtreme 2 (1.5/5 discs)
  • Rising Zan (4/5 discs)
  • Tarzan (3.5/5 discs)
  • Driver (4/5 discs)
  • WWF Attitude (4/5 discs)
  • Um Jammer Lammy (3.5/5 discs)
  • Sled Storm (4/5 discs)
  • The Next Tetris (3/5 discs)
  • Soul of the Samurai (1.5/5 discs)

Tricks of the Trade:

  • Syphon Filter
  • Ape Escape
  • Big Air
  • Driver
  • Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
  • R-Type Delta
  • Destrega
  • Croc 2

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Ape Escape
  • Shadow Man
  • Soul of the Samurai
  • Medal of Honor
  • Expert Gamer subscription ad
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Championship Motocross featuring Ricky Carmichael
  • Croc 2
  • Demolition Racer
  • Rising Zan
  • Marc Ecko brand apparel
  • Fighting Force 2
  • Grand Theft Auto 2
  • Army Men: Sarge's Heroes / Army Men: Air Attack
  • Chocobo Racing
  • Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu
  • Monster Rancher 2
  • NFL GameDay 2000 Sears t-shirt offer
  • 007: Tomorrow Never Dies
  • South Park
  • Um Jammer Lammy
  • G-Police: Weapons of Justice
  • WWF Attitude
  • Silhouette Mirage
  • Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
  • GameDealer.com ad
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Gallop Racing
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Crusaders of Might and Magic
  • Thrasher: Skate and Destroy
  • WCW Mayhem
  • EBWorld.com ad (six pages)
  • WipeOut 3 soundtrack
  • Dino Crisis
  • Hot Wheels Turbo Racing
  • FuncoLand Final Fantasy VIII free poster and coupon ad
  • Bass Landing
  • EGM back issues as
  • Madden 2000
  • ESRB rating system
  • 1-900-PRE-VIEWS tip line
  • Pocket Games magazine ad
  • NFL Blitz 2000
  • Eidos Interactive multi-ad - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver / Fighting Force 2 / Fear Factor / Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

Interesting Stuff:

  • Michael Cheng from San Diego, California writes in to ask why the start of every letter in the Letters section starts with, "Dear OPM", and if this is the result of some sort of psychic forces they use on readers. The editor pens a reply that talks about there being no subliminal messages or other sinister forces at work, and that Michael should learn to trust them more. If you read only the capital letters in the reply, they spell out "DEAR OPM". Cute, guys. :D
  • UK-based model Nell McAndrews, a former Eidos Interactive's real-life Lara Croft stand-in, caused quite a stir when she appeared on the cover of the August 1999 issue of Playboy magazine. But not as much of a stir as the magazine's use of the title "Tomb Raider" on the same cover. A cease-and-desist letter from Eidos's legal department forced Hugh to act quickly, and stickers were sent to all outlets selling the magazine which were meant to cover the offending title.
  • A gag sidebar in the Final Fantasy VIII feature purports to trace the evolution of Final Fantasy characters. Unfortunately, they use the sprite for the Thief from the original Final Fantasy on the NES while referring to him as "Fighter".
  • Review editor Joe Rybicki credits video games (specifically Driver) for saving his life when he had a tire blowout on the highway, by giving him the reflexes and hand-eye coordination necessary to navigate that hazard like a champ.


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    Title: Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 24
    Month: September
    Year: 1999
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Kraig Kujawa
    Pages: 148
    Price: $7.99 US / $9.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 2

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