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PC Games Volume 5 Number 4

ISSUE: 23Content

Departments: 

  • Editor's Note (Letter from the editor)
  • PCGAMES.EXE (What's on that CD-ROM this month)
  • Games.net (PC Games is now part of the Games.net family!)
  • Incoming! (Reader letters)
  • Gamewire:
    - Slippery Shooters: Why some FPS titles keep slipping release dates.
  • Bookmark This! (Websites the editors like)
  • The Player: To Be A Game Reviewer, Part II (Reader-submitted reviews, critiqued by Steve Klett)
  • The Opponent: People Are Strange (The gaming community's obsession with nude codes and other assorted perversions)
  • Face-Off (What Good Are Bad-Guy Games?)
  • End Game (Level packs, add-ons, bundles, and other stuff for your favorite software which might be worth your time)

Features: 

  • Check Six, Nine, Twelve... (The PC Games staff dishes out enough flight sim tips to take you straight to the Danger Zone)
  • TA: Core Contingency (George T. Chronis takes a look at the newest expansion for Total Annihilation with a little help from developer Cavedog Studios)
  • Easter Eggs (Shane Mooney reveals the gags hidden in your favorite games)
  • Weasel's Watch (Erase Yourself in Quake II with the Eraser bot AI upgrade)
  • PC Games "Greatest Games of All Time" Contestl

Reviews: (Game title (letter grade A - F))

  • Worms 2 (A)
  • Grand Theft Auto (C+)
  • Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith (B)
  • Nightmare Creatures (B+)
  • X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse (B-)
  • Croc (B-)
  • Pandemonium 2 (B-)
  • Frogger (B+)
  • Tanarus (B+)
  • Descent to Undermountain (C-)
  • Front Page Sports: Ski Racing (B-)
  • Dungeon Keeper: The Deeper Dungeons (A-)
  • Civ II: Fantastic Worlds (B+)
  • Caesar's Palace (C)
  • Hades' Challenge (B+)
  • Microshaft Winblows 98 (B)
  • Pictionary (C+)
  • SCUD: Industrial Evolution (C-)
  • Jet Moto (C)

Strategy & Tactics: The first section you turned to, you cheating wanker!

  • Excalibur 2555 A.D.
  • F-22 Raptor
  • FIFA '98
  • Diablo: Hellfire
  • Nightmare Creatures
  • Pandemonium 2
  • SCUD: Industrial Evolution
  • Test Drive 4
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • JSF: Joint Strike Fighter

Technobabble: 

  • The K6 Alternative (Is AMD's competing CPU worth considering?)
  • S.O.S. (Hardware/Software troubleshooting)
  • Hardware Reviews:
    - SyQuest SparQ 1GB storage drive
    - Number Nine Revolution 3D card
    - Techmedia 3DZoneMaster controller
    - InterAct Cyclone 3D joystick
    - InterAct 3D Program Pad controller
    - Mediatrix Audiotrix 3D-XG sound card

Ads: 

  • Unreal
  • Dune 2000
  • Flesh Feast
  • 3Dfx Vooooo 2 video cards
  • Gunmetal
  • Age of Empires
  • Deathtrap Dungeon
  • Stratosphere: Conquest of the Skies
  • Diamond Monster 3D II video card
  • HappyPuppy.com website
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Myth: The Fallen Lords
  • Sanitarium
  • Hard Ball 6
  • Lords of Magic
  • Descent: Freespace
  • Terra Victus
  • Creative Labs Blaster Voodoo 2 sound/video card
  • M1 Tank Platoon II
  • Mindspring internet service provider
  • Armor Command
  • Army Men
  • Burnout Championship Drag Racing
  • Falcon Mach V PCs
  • Air Warrior II
  • Liberation Day
  • Aliens Online
  • Forsaken
  • Battlezone
  • ATI XpertPlay video cards
  • Semper Fi
  • Extreme Tactics
  • MPlayer online network
  • NRI Schools Computer Learning Center
  • PC Games subscription ad
  • US Navy enlistment ad
  • Dominion
  • Intergraph Intense 3D Voodoo video card

Notable Stuff: 

  • PC-themed magazines seem to have the worst ads-to-content ratios outside of the fashion industry. This one is no exception. I get that advertising pays the bills around the office, but come on!
  • The ad for Forsaken is a racier version of the one which ran in console magazines of the time.
  • According to "Bookmark This!", there once was a Diablo II fan-site run by a fellow using the handle 'Poop'. Today, it no longer exists. Part of me is fine with this.
  • PC Games helpfully provides the Quake II Eraser bot install on their CD-ROM. Easiest way to commit digital suicide yet!


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    Title: PC Games Volume 5 Number 4
    Month: April
    Year: 1998
    Publisher: IDG Communications
    Editor: Steve Klett
    Pages: 110
    Price: $7.99
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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