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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (January 1997)

    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – January 1997

    After the original Electronic Games, Electronic Gaming Monthly was probably the most influential and popular video games magazine. The January 1997 issue includes:

    Departments

    • Insert Coin – Our editorial director goes to the Dark Side.
    • Press Start – The news that’s making headlines in the world of video games.
    • Gaming Gossip – THE inside source on the gaming industry from Q-Mann.
    • Next Wave Protos – Exclusive first-looks at games on the horizon.
    • Review Crew – A no-holds-barred critique of gaming’s latest releases.
    • Tricks of the Trade – Want a power trip? Check out the hottest cheats here.
    • Special Features – An in-depth look at the newest of the new (including Mechwarrior 2).
    • Next Wave – Get a sneak peek at upcoming titles for all systems!
    • Contests – Don’t miss your chance to win BIG!
    • Team EGM – Previews and reviews for sports games.
    • Interface – An open forum for readers’ questions and concerns.

    Features

    • EGM Delivers The Gaming Goodies From Shoshinkai – While gamers were feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, our editors were busy compiling the information gathered at this year’s Shoshinkai Show in Japan. Now gamers can savor each morsel of gaming info provided in this issue.
    • Which MKT Version Is Better: The PS Or N64? – Mortal Kombat Trilogy has hit the PlayStation and the Nintendo 64. The EGM editors dissect each one, showing the pros and cons of each version (glitches, character differences and the price tag). As well, each Review Crew member picks the version he says is the best to get!
    • Final Fantasy VII Update Sheds Some Light… – …on what gamers can expect from the next Fantasy installment. This much-anticipated title – to be released in the second half of this year – will be on three discs instead of the rumored two in order to live up to gamers’ expectations. Final Fantasy buffs won’t be disappointed with this one!

    Next Wave

    • Saturn – Play as a not-too-quick-to-become disposable assassin in SCUD.
    • PlayStation – Find out who you truly are in the latest role-playing game for the PS – Persona.
    • Neo Geo – Samurai Showdown IV packs all your favorite characters and a whole lot 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!


  • GamePro (October 1996)


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    Source: GamePro – October 1996

    GamePro was never one of my favorite gaming magazines. It did have a lot of good content but the organization always seemed…random. Nevertheless, it was a popular and long lasting magazine. The October 1996 issue includes:

    Cover Feature

    • Nintendo 64: The U.S. Launch
      • The N64: It’s Heeeeeeeeeere!
      • Let the Games Begin: N64 Release Calendar
      • The Game Names: Updates on MK Trilogy, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, and Freak Boy
      • The Cutting Edge: Nintendo 64 Graphics Hardwired
      • Super Mario 64 ProStrategy Guide

    Special Feature

    • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Gold! – An inside look at LucasArts’ five hot Star Wars games: Shadows of the Empire (N64), Dark Forces (PlayStation), Rebel Assault II (PlayStation), Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (PC-CD), and X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (PC-CD).

    SWATPro Strategy Section

    • Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 ProStrategy Guide – Mario’s most essential moves, how to use camera views, and a breakdown of the first two areas.
    • The Fighter’s Edge Presents: Tekken 2 (PlayStation), Conclusion – Best combos, special moves, linking moves, and throws for the remaining bosses: Anna, Devil, Angel, Bruce, Kuma, Ganryu, Roger, and Alex.
    • SWATPro – Secret coedes and tips! Play as Akuma in X-Men: Children of the Atom, Toshinden 2 boss codes, Game Shark codes, and more!

    ProReviews

    • N64
    • PlayStation
    • Saturn
    • SNES
    • Sports Pages
    • Role-Player’s Realm

    Departments

    • Head-2-Head
    • The Mail
    • Art Attack
    • Buyers Beware
    • ProNews – Johnny Cage will appear in Mortal Kombat Trilogy!
    • GamePro Online – AOL games and hot Web sites
    • GamePro Labs – ASCII Saturn Stick, Psychopad K.O., and Saturn 3D Analog Controller
    • Overseas ProSpects – CoolBoarders and Motor Toon 2!
    • Sneak Previews – Fighting Vipers, Soviet Strike, Treasures of the Deep, Doom, and more!
    • PC GamePro – Starcraft, Interstate ’76, and more!
    • Hot at the Arcades – Soul Edge Version II

    …and more!