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PSM Issue 3

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Features:

  • Start (Editorial: Out with the new, in with the old--The classic games are back!)
  • There's A Party in Your PlayStation! (Throwing the ultimate gaming bash with a little help from Sony's little grey box that could)
  • Accessorize Your PlayStation, Part 2 (Continuing the madness from last issue, PSM looks at joysticks, racing wheels, light guns, and a variety of other peripherals on the market to separate the gold from the lead)
  • Letters (Reader love, reader rage)
  • Top This! (Are you gamer enough to meet these harsh challenges for Mega Man X4, Final Fantasy VII, and Armored Core?)
  • Marketplace (Buy, sell and trade your gaming gear with other, like-minded readers)
  • Reset (Coming next month: A Holiday Special, Tomb Raider 2, Women of PlayStation, and more, more, more!)



Monitor (News, gossip, rants, etc...):

  • Tokyo Game Show, Fall 1997 (All the Japanese stuff too cool for everybody else to get)
  • Gran Turismo Unveiled
  • Playstation Overheating Problem Solved? (Maybe, with this little intercooler gizmo thingie...)
  • Playstation's Value Grows (Sony's dropping prices on some great games)
  • Cardinal Syn's coming to Playstation exclusively
  • Net Yaroze Update (All things homebrew for the Yaroze dev scene
  • Gossip (FFVII breaks sales records, Bond coming to Playstation, Tobal No. 2 might come to the US, Jersey Devil's coming, and some very, very early PS2 hardware news)
  • Nihon Game Otaku (Bill Paris shows us all the neat stuff we're missing out on in the Land of the Rising Sun)



Reviews:

  • NFL GameDay '98
  • Armored Core
  • Time Crisis
  • Mega Man X4
  • Colony Wars
  • Madden '98
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Steel Reign
  • G-Police
  • Marvel Superheroes
  • Maximum Force
  • NASCAR '98
  • Formula 1: Championship Edition
  • Ridge Racer
  • The Adventures of Lomax
  • Philosoma



Previews:

  • Mega Man Legends (Here shown as Mega Man Neo)
  • Monster Rancher
  • NBA Live '98
  • Shadow Master
  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Gex 2: Enter the Gecko
  • CART World Series
  • Jet Moto 2
  • Resident Evil 2
  • MDK
  • Youngblood
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Fighting Force
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Critical Depth



Strategy (hard-hitting tips and tricks for beating games):

  • Armored Core
  • Grand Tour Racing
  • Final Fantasy VII (The Extra Stuff)
  • Colony Wars


Code Junkies (You cheater, you...):

  • Carnage Heart
  • Ace Combat 2
  • Command & Conquer
  • Mech Warrior 2
  • NHL '97
  • Street Fighter EX
  • Thunder Truck Rally
  • Triple Play
  • Twisted Metal 2
  • VMX Racing
  • War Gods
  • Allied General
  • Brahma Force
  • Broken Helix
  • Coolboarders
  • Disney's Herculese
  • Herc's Adventures
  • MLB '98
  • Namco Musuem Volume 4


Noteworthy Stuff:

  • It took longer than he wanted, but editor Chris Slate should be happy that Ninja Gaiden, Splatterhouse, and Bionic Commando have all received new games in their respective series at this point. No word on a new Ghouls 'n' Ghosts though.
  • Sony releases a new version of the PS1 that fixes the overheating problem mentioned in 'Monitor' above.
  • Despite the rumour, Tobal No. 2 never materializes on US shores.
  • Bill Paris refers to Lara Croft as 'Laura' in his column. *sigh*
  • Once again, all three of the games reviewed in the 'Flashback' section of the reviews come off worse than they did originally.
  • Intelligent Qube, despite being hailed as one of the best puzzle games ever by gamers, squeaks out a 3.5 / 5.0. NFL GameDay '98, by contrast, pulls off a perfect 5/5. What gives?
  • There's a charter subscription offer to get PSM for $1 per issue for an entire year. What a steal!
  • Another desperate reader writes about a potential "Nude Raider" cheat for Tomb Raider. Boys, boys, boys...



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    Title: PSM Issue 3
    Month: November
    Year: 1997
    Publisher: Imagine Publishing
    Editor: Chris Slate
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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