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Areala last won the day on March 7 2019

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    Video games, horror novels, creative writing, girls! :-9
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    Bloodrayne 2 (PS2); Tomb Raider (PC)
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  1. "Primal Rage: better than Mortal Kombat 2?" Spoiler alert: No.
  2. Same here. Mortal Kombat II absolutely conquered my childhood, both in the arcades and at home. Back in those days, if a magazine put it (or anything about it) on their cover, I was sold. *huggles* Areala
  3. I read this issue when it first came out. My brother and I were convinced the joke had to be the presence of some unnamed hidden boss character in the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo game. It seemed the most likely, considering the Sheng Long gag from a couple of years earlier. But of course, Akuma was legit and we were duped. If memory serves, the gag turned out to be a news blurb about Radio Shack re-issuing tons of Atari 2600 software due to consumer demand for less violent video games. (Edit: memory did not serve, as the "joke" this issue turns out to be the misspelling of "Streets of Rage 3" as "Streeets" on the cover. That's not an April Fools gag, that's a typo. That's the kind of crap we'd expect from a LamePro entry, not the mag that fooled us with the promise of Simon Belmont in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II but I guess that's what happens when Martin Alessi is no longer around to keep the tradition of quality going). *huggles* Areala
  4. Pages 75/76 in this scan are missing a chunk where the magazine's previous owner appears to have cut out one or more screenshots in the Shining Force CD preview section. We're working on finding a replacement.
  5. I bought this one off the newsstand the day it came out. Loved me some Mortal Kombat II action.
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    Grand Theft Auto 2

    Single-page image for Grand Theft Auto 2.
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    Colony Wars III: Red Sun

    Single-page ad for Colony Wars III: Red Sun
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    Power Instinct

    Single-page ad for Power Instinct.
  9. Single-page ad for Wolverine: Adamantium Rage.
  10. Single-page ad for Wolverine: Adamantium Rage
  11. With how wildly successful the Trophy/Achievement systems have become in the last few console generations, it's not surprising to see a group of people banding together to do the same with old-school systems. Enter (not affiliated with RetroMags in any way), where you can use your favorite emulator and put your money where your mouth is to earn Achievements on old school games! I thought this was a fun idea when I ran across it, so I created an account and will be testing it out here before long. The list of supported games is simply staggering, so I guarantee there's one you can find in there that you like. They support the DuckStation emulator for PS1 games, along with RetroArch and their own builds of other emulators. If you join up and want to add me, my username there is Areala21. *huggles* Areala
  12. You're more than welcome. I indexed that issue of EGM for the database, and I tend to go overboard when I write mine. If you check some of the other entries, they are more simplified. I'm just a big nerd. *huggles* Areala
  13. This has been one of my 'grail' magazines for a while now. Parasite Eve is one of my favorite PS1 games of all time. Thanks so much for this one!