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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (November 1989)

    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – November 1989

    Electronic Gaming Monthly and VideoGames & Computer Entertainment were really the only two video game magazines I cared about. VG&CE was my favorite but EGM was far more successful. The November 1989 issue of EGM includes:

    • Cover Story – Ghouls and Ghosts – Heralded by EGM as one of the best video games of all time, Ghouls and Ghosts is bound to sell Genesis machines just as well as Mario sells Nintendos! This fantastic 16-bitter packs a full five meg of power to generate some of the slickest graphics, most brilliant sounds, and exciting game play we’ve ever seen! See if you agree in this special Ghouls and Ghosts Game of the Month spectacular – compete with reviews, tips and maps!
    • Behind The Screens Look At GameBoy – Find out the future of this pocket powerhouse from the white shirts and other top-level executives that make the industry move! Get the first word on new soft and other exciting developments going on behind the scenes at the top game companies!
    • A New Look At The P.C. Engine – Although NEC has finally given the go-ahead to the P.C. Engine on these shores under a new name, Japan is still buzzing over the 8-Bit machine that does all the things 16-Bitters do. Get sneak peeks at loads of new P.C. Engine games that may be coming this way for the TurboGrafx, as well as the latest updates on the Super Famicom and the first look at a new 32-Bit system!
    • Top Secret! – The Game Busters strike again with a whole new assortment of super secrets that will let you become video invincible! Great tips for the TurboGrafx and Genesis, combined with all new tricks for Nintendo and Sega, make this “For Your Eyes Only” info more valuable than a Super Mario 3 cart! Lots of new stuff from readers too!
    • P.O.W. – The War Rages On – EGM continues its “How to Master” photo maps of SNK’s latest battlefield epic! Get Bart out from behind enemy lines and take on the ruthless leader of the Government of Destruction! Also look for new maps on River City Ransom, Scramble Spirits, Blazing Lazers, and more!
    • Also in this issue:
      • Insert Coin
      • Interface – Letters
      • Gaming Gossip
      • International Outlook
      • Contest – Win a GameBoy
      • At the Arcades
      • Nintendo Player
      • Sega Masters
      • Atari Adventures
      • Turbo Champ
      • Outpost: Genesis
      • GameBoy Club

    …and more!


  • Next Generation (September 1995)

    Source: Next Generation – Issue Number 9 – September 1995

    While EGM and VG&CE were my favorite video gaming magazines, I did really like Next Generation when it arrived with the 32/64 bit generation. Sadly, it didn’t last very long. The September 1995 issue includes:

    • talking: So Which 32-bit system is Electronic Arts betting on? – EA’s Bing Gordan picks his winners of the 32-bit race.
    • breaking: News
      • Joyriding (gaming online)
      • Arcadia (inside the coin-op industry)
      • Generator (game development news)
    • ng special: Reality Check: the future of VR – As the vaporware of the 1980s turns into the hardware of the 1990s, it’s time for a reality check.
    • ng hardware: Saturn: Sega’s plan of attack – Sega Saturn i a tough machine to work with. Very tough. So how is Sega ensuring that its full potential is realized and the games continue to improve?
    • ng software: Alphas: 11 game previews – The future of interactive entertainment is right here: Destruction Derby (PlayStation), WarHawk (PlayStation), Urban Decay (PlayStation), Solar Eclipse (Saturn), Thunderhawk 2 (Saturn), Twisted Metal (PlayStation), The Darkening (PC), Rebel Assault 2 (PC), Yohi’s Island (Super NES) and Virtua Cop (Saturn).
    • rating: Finals: 47 new game reviews – Looking to buy a new game? Trying to decide which system has the best software line-up? Here’s your guide, featuring: Greatest Nine Baseball (Saturn), Ballz (3DO), FlipOut! (Jaguar), Mario Smash (Virtual Boy), Street Hoop (Neo-Geo), Virtual Pool (PC), Dark Forces (Macintosh), Chrono Trigger (Super NES), Tekken 2 (Arcade), and Cybersled (PlayStation).
    • corresponding: Letters – Your means of communicating to a nation. Write us a letter, we print it. Instant respect. No, really.
    • now hiring – The largest recruitment advertising section in the business. Your shot at a dream job starts here.
    • ending – Next month… Next Generation #10 hits the newsstands on September 19. Check out what’s inside today.

    …and more!


  • EGM 2 (August 1994)

    Source: EGM 2 – Issue Number 2 – August 1994

    For a few years anyway, one issue enough just wasn’t enough for Electronic Gaming Monthly. So they came up with EGM 2 (EGM^2…whatever). Each one was in the neighborhood of 200 pages most months and sometimes larger. The August 1994 issue of EGM 2 includes:

    • Knuckle Down with the Latest Installment in the Sonic Series! – We’ve got the scoop on Sega’s latest step in technology, the add-on cart Sonic & Knuckles. You can now play as that ornery critter from Sonic 3. There are more techniques for players to master, like Knuckles’ gliding and wall-scaling maneuvers. Of course, Dr. Robotnik is here once again to make sure both of these boys have a rough time. You’ll have a ball visiting all-new levels and learning the secrets of the game. Sonic fans all across the glob won’t want to miss it.
    • Put On Your Driving Gloves and Goggles for Daytona USA – Start your engines racing fans! Daytona USA is crashing into the arcade! In this issue of EGM 2, we’ve devoted four super-intense pages to the quarter-muncher. Hold on tight as wee speed through every turn, hazard and straightaway in this Virtua Racing-style game.
    • Take a Peek at the Games for the 3DO and 32X! – Fresh from this year’s Summer CES, readers will get a chance to preview the long list of games for the 32-Bit 3DO and 32X systems. Behold such 3DO games as Star Control, Off World, GEX, Samurai Showdown, Alone in the Dark, Sesame Street, and Road Rash. Star Control, Shadow of Atlantis, Star WArs, and Off Road will soon be released for the 32X.
    • Departments
      • Insert Coin
      • Interface: Letters ro the editor
      • Fandom Central
      • Press Start
      • Gaming Gossip
      • Tricks of the Trade
      • Next Wave
      • International Outlook
      • Arcade Action
      • Contests
      • Arcade Strategy
      • Special Features
      • Ad Index
      • Last Minute Update
    • Fact Files
      • International Fact Files – The Land of the Rising Sun comes through again with the coolest games around, including Ghost Chaser Densei, Ninja Boy, Zig Zag Cat, and Ragnacenty. It’s all here in this issue of EGM 2!
      • Super NES Times – Feeling the summertime blues? Well, Super NES has the cure with such radical carts as Power Rangers, Popeye, Demon’s Crest, Batman, Michael Jordan, Crazy Chase, Super Punch Out, and Mega Man X 2.
      • Outpost Sega – Although it’s the dog days of summer, Sega is going strong with their latest releases. Jump into the action with such new carts as Star Blade, Battlecorps, Zero Tolerance, and Aero 2.
      • CD-i Action – Dirk returns to save the princess.
      • Super Gear – Take the kings of MTV with you this summer!

    …and more!