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  • PSM (May 1999)


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    Source: PSM – Issue Number 21 – May 1999

    PSM was among the earliest magazines for the PlayStation. Originally an independent magazine, it covered most of the PlayStation systems throughout the years, eventually becoming the Official PlayStation Magazine in 2007. The May 1999 issue was still primarily covering the PlayStation but some early PS2 coverage had already started. Contents include:

    • Legend of Legaia – The latest RPG to hit the PlayStation is quite a doozy. With more secrets than you can shake a stick at, Sony’s Legend of Legaia not only packs in a lengthy quest, but also incorporates an innovative battle system that’s sure to have players punching in commands like crazy to find all the hidden “Arts” for each character. Beyond each character’s battle moves, there are also countless magic spells to master and a pile of items to collect. PSM is here to provide you with all you need to know to master one of the biggest RPGs of the year.
    • Guardian’s Crusade – One of the cutest, quirkiest and most innovative RPGs to surface so far this year, Guardian’s Crusade not only packs in a lot of breeding sim elements into its gameplay, but also a lengthy quest to find each and every one of the 70 Living Toys. You’ll most likely end up losing sleep if you don’t have a trusty handbook to help you track down some of the hard-to-find toys lurking in the game, so PSM made sure to compile a list of their locations for you on top of a few extra goodies to help you out. So get playing!
    • PlayStation 2! – Sony finally unveiled its next generation PlayStation system in Japan, and of course, we were there to bring back all the info and screenshots! We’ve got four full pages of nothing but PlayStation 2! No if that doesn’t get your heart racing, then you’re just not a serious gamer! So what are you waiting for? Take your shaky, sweaty, PlayStation addicted hand and turn to page 14 for the absolute biggest story of the year!
    • Cover Story: Street Fighter Alpha 3 – Can you tell that we really like Street Fighter Alpha 3? This game could very well be the best fighting game we’ve ever seen for the PlayStation, or any other system for that matter. Could it even top the Tekken games? Check out our review to see what we think, and then be sure to check out our interview and strategy guide for the full story on this incredible new game.
    • Monitor – The latest PlayStation news and up-to-the-minute info
      • Checkpoint! Game Release Schedule
      • Rumors
      • Q&A

    • Reviews – This month’s new games, thoroughly tested by PSM experts
    • Previews – All the best dirt on tomorrow’s hottest games
      • Bloody Roar 2
      • Croc II
      • Dino Crisis
      • D.I.R.T. / The Next Tetris
      • Driver / Ultimate 8 Ball
      • Evil Zone
      • Jade Cocoon
      • Omega Boost / Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
      • Star Ocean
      • Suikoden II
      • Final Fantasy VIII
      • G Police
      • Tomorrow Never Dies

    • Code Junkies – The latest codes for all you addicts
    • Letters – You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers
      • Link-Up
      • Pause
      • Fan Art
      • Top This!
      • Marketplace

    • Otaku Station – Welcome to Otaku Station, the official PSM gift shop – the only place on earth to buy cool official PSM shirts, hats, and other special collectibles. Aiko and Uchu-Kun are waiting for you. Check it out!
    • Bloody Roar 2 – When you think of fighting game makers, there are those that immediately spring to mind, such as Capcom and SNK. But Hudson Soft? Though the company may not exactly be synonymous with the genre, it did surprise its aficionados in late 1997 with the release of Bloody Roar. Now, more than a year later, the franchise returns, thanks once again to Sony.

    …and more!




  • Retro Gamer – Issue Number 50

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    Source: Retro Gamer – Issue Number 50

    Retro Gamer is a magazine published in the U.K. that covers “retro” video and computer games. It has been published for many years and the oldest issues could themselves be considered retro at this point. Even this issue was published more than 11 years ago. Issue number 50 of Retro Gamer includes:

    • The Dream Machine – Find out why Sega’s most innovative console didn’t stop the Japanese giant from crashing out of the hardware race.
    • Reader Special: Your Best Gaming Moments – To celebrate our special 50th issue, 50 of our readers share their all-time favorite gaming moments.
    • Zombie Nation: The House of the Dead – Sega’s popular undead blaster has been terrorizing us for 12 long years. Discover why it’s remained so popular.
    • Desert Island Disk: Celebrity Special – In a change from our usual feature, Lemmy, Gaz Top and Simon Munnery discuss the game they can’t live without.
    • The History of…Grand Theft Auto – As the world patiently waits for the imminent arrival of GTA IV, Retro Gamer charts the history of one of videogaming’s coolest franchises.
    • The Making of… – We’ve reached 50 issues, which is pretty monumental for such a niche mag. Original editor Martyn Carroll reveals how your favorite magazine came into being.
    • The Making Of: Gunstar Heroes – In an excellent new interview, Retro Gamer talks to Treasure about one of its most influential 16-bit blasters.
    • The Big Interview: Roger Dean – His striking images have graced some of Psygnosis’s most popular games. Roger Dean explains how it all began.
    • The Making Of: The Great Giana Sisters – It’s seen as one of the C64’s best platformers, but Nintendo wasn’t a fan. Manfred Trenz explains why.
    • News – Help save the wonderful Museum of Computing.
    • Letters – Your chance to give a little something back to the mag.
    • Collector’s Corner – Benjamin Robinson has a magazine collection to die for.
    • Back to the Nineties – Richard Burton charts the arrival of the Game Boy.
    • Retro Revival – Holy smokes Batman, you’re in an 8-bit videogame.
    • The Classic Game – Rediscover Howard Scott Warshaw’s Yar’s Revenge.
    • Retro Revival – Which 8-bit version of Elite’s Thundercats was the best?
    • Perfect Ten – Ten Dreamcast titles to make your life that little bit better.
    • The Gallery – A lovely collection of Sega arcade games to drool over.
    • Retro Rated – Your latest guide to the very best downloadable classics.
    • Classifieds

    …and more!



  • GamePro (February 1996)

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    Source: GamePro – February 1996

    GamePro was never one of my favorites but no doubt one of the top two most popular video games magazines in the late 1980s to late 1990s. The February 1996 issue includes:

    Features

    • Editors’ Choice Awards For 1995! – Doom, Virtua Fighter 2, and more take top honors in GamePro’s annual retrospective.
    • Cover Feature: Street Fighter Alpha – The best Street Fighter ever comes to the PlayStation! Meet Street Fighter Alpha’s tough new combatants and learn their heavy-hitting moves. “The Fighter’s Edge” breaks it all out for you.

    SWATPro Strategy Section

    • Loaded: ProStrategy Guide (PlayStation) – Load up with four levels of Loaded info, then get ready to take on the meanest space scum in the galaxy!
    • The Fighter’s Edge: Street Fighter Alpha (PlayStation) – “The Fighter’s Edge” brings you the toughest Street Fighter to date! Learn the basic moves and heavy-hitting combos for six fighters.
    • SWATPro – Play as Smoke in MK3 (Genesis), plus other secret weapons, tricks, and tactics.
    • Earthworm Jim 2: ProStrategy Guide (SNES) – Jim’s back, and he has something to Psy-crow about! Get down and dirty with these maps and game secrets.

    ProReviews

    • PlayStation
      • Gex
      • Zero Divide
      • Alien Virus
      • Twisted Metal
      • Cyber Speed
      • Viewpoint
      • Criticom
    • Saturn
      • Virtua Cop
      • Sega Rally Championship
      • Cyberia
      • Ghen War
      • Solar Eclipse
    • 32X
      • Primal Rage
      • T-MEK
      • Star Trek: Star Fleet Academy
    • Genesis
      • Gargoyles
      • Revolution X
      • Mutant Chronicles: Doom Troopers
      • VR Troopers
      • Scooby Doo Adventures
    • Super NES
      • Wild C.A.T.S.
      • WWF Arcade
      • Scooby Doo Mystery
      • Revolution X
      • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
      • Aaahh! Real Monsters
    • 3D0
      • Primal Rage
      • Psychic Detective: The Case of the Black Diamond
    • Game Boy
      • Killer Instinct
    • Game Gear
      • Tails’ Adventures
      • Sonic Drift 2
      • Cutthroat Island
      • Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie
    • Sports Pages
      • Fifa ’96 (PlayStation)
      • Center Ring Boxing (Saturn)
      • Quarterback Attack (3DO)
      • NFL Quarterback Club ’96 (SNES)
      • Frank Thomas “Big Hurt” Baseball (SNES)
    • Role-Player’s Realm
      • Breath of Fire II ProStrategy Guide, Part 1
      • Lost Eden (3DO)

    Departments

    • Letters from the GamePros
    • The Mail
    • GamePro Gallery
    • Buyers Beware – A consumer hotline!
    • ProNews – Sega regroups.
    • GamePro Online – Game info from AOL and the internet.
    • The Cutting Edge – The Ultra 64 finally on view at the Shoshinkai Show.
    • GamePro Labs – Programmable Pad, MK 3 Kontrol Pad, and ASCiiPad PS (all PlayStation), plus Team Tap, ProController, and Jaglink (all Jaguar).
    • Overseas ProSpects – Virtua Fighter 2’s makers reveal news about VF 3!
    • Short ProShots – Previews of Ridge Racer Revolution (PlayStation), Samurai Showdown 3 (Neo Geo), and more!
    • PC GamePro – Duke Nukem 3D, IndyCar Racing II, and more!
    • Hot at the Arcades – NHL Open Ice: 2 on 2 Challenge

    …and more!