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Ace's Angles

 A look back at the first 50 issues of GMJ, and Summer CES musings

CES Report, part one

 Nintendo unveils Donkey Kong Country
 Sega shows 32X
 Atari shows JagCD, Alien vs. Predator and more
 Acclaim highlights nearly-finished Mortal Kombat II, with blood
 Capcom lets players awe at Super Street Fighter II for SNES

GMJ's RLR: Real Life Rankings

 5 best and worst reactions to the term, 'online magazine' from the CES

Super NES Reviews

 FIFA International Soccer
 Steven Segal is the Final Option
 Wild Guns

Project TNT

 The Next Thing - the best in CES coverage

In the next GMJ…

 Atari's President Sam Tramiel, 3DO and 3rd-party SNES/Genesis titles


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 Happy anniversary, happy anniversary.  Happy anniversary, HAAAA--PPY

anniversary! [Picture me singing it a la the Flintstones.] Hi gang, and welcome to the big 5-0 edition of A's A. It's me, Anthony "Ace" Shubert, and here's my thoughts del week…

 GMJ is my baby.  And it's now fifty issues old... I'd like to thank

everyone that has made this possible, in order of me thinking of them…

 Our readers: without all of you, this would not be possible.  The feedback
              we get every week means more than you know.
 My mother  : to put up with me for 2 years doing GMJ out of our home proves
              one of two things; she cares or she's nuts.  [Answer: #1.]
 Dean Collins:my time working at Dean's Video was the foundation for GMJ.
              by hiring me when I was 12 [yes, 12!  Not _hiring me_, but
              letting me run my videogame events there...] it sparked my
              interest in working in the biz.
 Harvey Pratt:It's the office space, stupid! :)  Good guy that let a gamer
 John Walsh, Brian Walsh, Sheldon Wong and Timothy Shubert:
              To the 'original 4' writers of GMJ - thanks.  G, Yoyoman, Emax
              and Matrix are doing other things now, but without them we
              would still be a newsletter.
 Eric Torvey: It was a pleasure to know you - and many of you will see his
              name in lights when he hits broadway.  (ET)
 Dave and Marc Scott:
              I wish you finally find your Mega Drive. (MANX and XMAN)
 Ed Roman, Reny Falzarano, and CJ Mushala:
              To the 'second three' - a needed trio if there ever was one.
              Reny's and CJ's reviews were the most honest we ever got around
              here.. a model for all reviewers [in all magazines] to follow.
              Ed, your SF2CE strat guide was fantastic - better than the FAQ.
              (SAI-BLADE, PHUNKY and INSTIGATOR)
 David Rubin, Tanya Kutasz, and Jeff Sauls:
              The 'big three' have really changed the magazine for the
              better.  Tanya's news. Jeff's guides and Dave's reviews have
              kept the mag going through a tough period.. I'm glad to have
              them here.
              (CUE, ARKADY and ELI)
 USC School of Journalism:
              Thanks for accepting the online medium as a viable one.
              Everyone will be doing this soon - I'm glad we are first.
 VidBits, Intelligent Gamer, Frontier, Game Bytes and The Gaming Forum
              Yes, I'm thanking all of you.  VB was a great mag Matt.  Ross,
              Game Bytes is a great example of where the medium is going.
              IG, you'all need to be on time if you want to succeed!
              Frontier, copiers are illegal and immoral.  'Nuff said.
              TGF, flames == (bad writing) + (insults) + (ANSI graphics on
              the newsgroups).  WYSIWYG here.
 Frank Moffitt and the NQ Black Box Drama Club:
              Just remember that falling down the stairs is not as bad as
              rehersing in volleyball gear.  =]
 I guess that's enough waxing reflective, lets get to the Summer CES stuff!

Enjoy GMJ 50, and I'll cya next week. Enjoy the Fourth.

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NINTENDO unveils Donkey Kong Country, renames Project Reality

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The tone for the CES was set by Howard Lincoln during his aaddress to the
convention early Thursday morning.  "..the video game business is still a
relatively new business and it now faces many challenges."
And if NOA's booth is any indication, they are going to plow right through
those challenges.
Nintendo revealed, in grand fashion, Donkey Kong Country for the Super NES.
This game will be released on November 21 with an MSRP of $69.99.  You have
to see this game to believe it; when Lincoln showed it during his speech
everyone thought it was a game for the Project Reality 64-bit system coming
in late '95.  Featuring 3-D rendered graphics using Silicon Graphics (SGI)
workstations, powered with Alias graphic tools, DK Country is a feast for the
eyes.  [See CES Report: part 2 for more on Alias next week.]
The game is made possible with a new design system called Advanced Computer
Modeling (ACM.)  ACM uses the computer to draw each fram of movement, rather
than calling up a series of sprites drawn by artists.  This also allows for
improved shading, shadows and character reality.
The game will have several different levels and varing gameplay.  Make it
from one end of the jungle to the other, going under water, through jungles
and caves, avoiding the evil Kremlings as you go. [ by Ace ]
Project Reality is no more.  Long live the Nintendo Ultra 64!
The 64-bit wonder will be released in the Fall of 95 with a project price of
$250.  As some of you may know, it will be powered by a 1-MIPS RISC (Reduced
Instruction Set Computer) and may serve as a hub for multimedia programs.
'NU64' will use carts rather than CDs as it's main drive.
Online with Ultra 64 are mega-companies such as SGI, Williams/Nintendo (a
joint venture company formed by the two for exclusive Ultra 64 and arcade
games), and Industrial Light & Magic (the special effects geniuses behind the
movies 'Terminator 2' and 'The Abyss.')

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Sega displays 32X

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Sega leads the pack in 32-bit gaming with the impending release of the
Genesis 32X upgrade.  For only $149, Genesis owners will be able to access
"the next level" of video gaming.
The Genesis 32X employes two parallel 32-bit SH2 RISC chips which can produce
over 32,000 colors, improved polygon graphics, texture mapping and realistic
FMV for the Sega CD (without an MPEG cart.)
Companies already signed on to publish for the 32X include:
          Absolute Entertainment
          Accolade                  (Bubsy)
          Acclaim                   (Mortal Kombat II, NBA Jam)
          American Softworks
          American Technos
          Atlus Software
          Capcom                    (Super Street Fighter II)
          Capitol Multimedia
          Core Design
          Crystal Dynamics
          Domark Software
          GameTek                   (Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune)
          Hi Tech Entertainment
          Interplay                 (Clay Fighters)
          JVC Musical Industries
          Konami (America)          (Rocket Knight Adventures)
          Playmates Interactive     (Earthworm Jim)
          Rocket Science Games
          The Software Toolworks
          Takara                    (Fatal Fury 2)
          Time Warner Interactive   (KLAX)
          Twentieth Century Fox
          Vic Tokai
          Virgin Interactive        (Cool Spot)
The Saturn system will be coming in late '95 in the U.S.  It will be a 'true
32-bit system', but as of now it is unclear if the 32X games will be
compatible with it.
[See CES report: part 2 for complete listing of 32X games.]
[See CES report: part 3 for interview with Bill White, Marketing VP.]

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TNT and Video Source/GMJ. : : : :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] Atari shows JagCD, Alien vs. Predator [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] Atari positioned themselves to make a dent into the 'big 2' with a strong showing at the Summer CES. One of the most talked-about games in recent history is Alien vs. Predator, a first-person shooter/maze game that lets you play the role of an Alien (based on the series of movies), the Predator (based on the comic books) or a soldier (to make the other two worry.) Each character has a unique story line, series of weapons to choose from, and objective. The Alien can spit, slash and use her tail. The Predator can fire, turn invisible and track characters well. The soldier has many guns, can punch and is the best in tracking visible characters. The game is about 80% done and should be out this fall. [–] The JagCD was also shown at the Summer CES and was extremely impressive. The JagCD will be coming out for Christmas and will retail at $200. The JagCD will have several games released with it this November. Blue Lightning is a high-speed dogfighting game with 36 levels, many baddies and more. Game save with optional RAM cart. Battlemorph us a 3-D game with over 50 virtual worlds. Players can choose betweem a fighter, tank or submarine - each with realistic 3D movement. The game will take place underwater, on land, in caves or in the sky. Jack Nicklaus Cyber Golf will have VGA images if the Murfield Golf Cource and CD quality voice to help out players on each hole. FMV of Jack and other great golfers. Other games include: Highlander, Creature Shock and Demolition Man. With each JagCD is a Virtual Light Machine built in. The VLM _listens_ to the CD and produces an analysis of the sound in real-time. This information is then translated into a series of graphics which are played on-screen. The light show is truely amazing - perfect for parties if you hook it up to a large screen TV. An optional MPEG cart will allow VideoCD moves to be played (no word yet if the JagCD is 3DO or CDi compatible for movies.) [–] The Jag now has over 150 licensees, including some major players in the biz. The list includes Time-Warner Interactive, JVC Musical Industries and 20th Century Fox. Here is a partial listing: 20th CENTURY FOX Acid Software Alfaro Corp. B.S.A Bando Svenska AB Beris BitMotion Software Bizzare Computing Celebrity Systems Condor Software Cross Products DAP Devolpments Data Design Denton Designs Diskimage ELECTRO BRAIN Electrom Extreme Factor 5 FLAIR SOFTWARE Frankenstein Soft. Funcom Productions Human Soft. i-SPACE iTHINK Inc. JVC MUSICAL INDUSTRIES Kungariket Lost in Time Software MAILBU INTERACTIVE Media Technology Merit Industries Michton Miracle Designs Network 23 Neon-Buttner Odyssey Software NMS Software Ltd. ORION TECHNOLOGIES Phoyx Rage Software Rainmaker Software Reidel Software Scangames Interactive Selgus Limited Shadowsoft Sigma Designs Silmarlis Sinister Develop. Soft Enterprises Softgold GMBH Software 2000 Software Development Spaceball Technologies Steinberg Soft+Hard Tantalus Entertainment Twilight TIME-WARNER Visual Sciences Ltd. Wave Quest Inc. [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] ACCLAIM debuts Mortal Kombat II [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] "Nothing, _nothing_ can prepare you!" for Mortal Kombat II, Acclaim's sure-to-be hit of '94. Coming this September, this arcade port is nearly "flawless", a great improvement over the original MK SNES and Genesis games. In the 80%-done version shown at the CES, all 12 characters were in the SNES and Genesis versions, with all of their moves – including the bloody fatalities, nice friendships and funny babalities. The game plays much better this time around as I could pull off even the toughest-of-tough Scorpion 7-hit Combo Of Doom[tm.] The Game Gear and Game Boy versions, both very good looking and playing, had only 8 characters each. [Baraka, Raiden, Johnny Cage and Kung Lao didn't make the "cut".] The game will come with a warning advising agaiinst people under 17 playing the game. This was aparently enough to get all of the gory moves past the big N. (If a rating system is in place the rating will suffice.) The game is a port of the version 3.1 machine, so there are no babality-then-fatalities like you could in the revision 2 machines. The game will be released either on "Mortal Monday II", September 12th, or "Fatal Friday", September 9th. Acclaim had problems with many stores selling MK before "Mortal Monday" last year, so they may ship it on Thursday [instead of Friday and hoping they hold it for the weekend.] The suggested prices will be: $74.95 for Super NES $34.95 for Game Boy $64.95 for Genesis $44.95 for Game Gear [See CES report: part 2 on the many other games at Acclaim's cool booth including Virtual Bart, WWF Raw, and NFL Quarterback Club.] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] CAPCOM unleashes Super Street Fighter II, amidst rumors of SSF2T [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] [-=-] The largest interactive video wall was being used by Capcom, displaying Super Street Fighter II for the Super NES. [The Genesis version was mysteriously not there.] For SNES and Genesis this is coming July 21 for about $80 and $65, respectively. All sixteen world warriors were in the game, which was an almost-direct arcade translation. Each character has all of his/her moves, combos, clothing [or lack thereof], and stages - which were beautiful in the SNES version. There are selectable speeds (you could, for instance, play at SSF2 Turbo speed) and you ucan configure your controller to your liking. The sound and graphics were translated almost perfectly, with only a few problems (the announcer no longer says "Round One, Fight!", for instance.) There are several ways to play SSF2. There is the standard mode, where you beat everyone and face M.Bison in Thailand, but there are more creative modes as well. In Group Battle, you and your friend pick several characters to play as and you must beat every one of your friend's characters to win. There's also Time Challenge where you race the clock to finish opponents, and the Vs. Mode where the scores are dropped and you get a Mortal Kombat-like scoring system (lists number of total wins, and number of wins in a row.) Clocking in at a record 32 megs for SNES, and _40_ for the Genesis, this game is a heavyweight. Opinion of the game seemed to be: "great game, but _another_ upgrade?" Most people that like SF2 liked the game.. but if you already own an SF2 game it may not be worth the $80. [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] _ _ by: / _| \/ | | ( ) Top and Bottom Five responses to Back Door | | _| |\/| |_ | |/ | the phrases "online magazine" Weasel | |_| | | | | |_| |\ \ and "Game Master Journl" at the CES _ \|_| |_|\_/ |_/ | \ TOP FIVE [#1 = best] BOTTOM FIVE [#1 = worst] | |) | #1 "Game Master Journal? "GMJ? Is that like EGM?" | _ / I've seen you on the Net." - United Press guy | | \ \ - VP of videogame company |_| \_\ eal #2 "Where's Tanya [Kutasz]?" "I hope this check doesn't | | - editor of a printed mag bounce." - Ross Erickson, | | editor of Game Bytes | | #3 "Online magazines are the "Oh, I thought you were | | wave of the future…" from that U.K. mag" - many \| ife - AOL and Prodigy speaking of 'Game Masters' | \ #4 "You're free - How do you "Online? What's that?" | |) | make money?" -Ad manager - too many people to count | _ / of SNES game company | | \ \ #5 "Fifty issues, that's "Ahh - that fanzine." |_| \_\ ankings great.." - Other emag - EGM weasels [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] [-=-{}-=-] | | | #### # # #### ##### #### % % % R E V I E W S | | # # # # # # # # % % % R E V I E W S | | ### # # # # ## ##### % % % % R E V I E W S | | # # # #### # # # % % % % % R E V I E W S | | # # # # # # # # % % % % R E V I E W S | | ### ### # ##### # # % % % % R E V I E W S | |____________________________________________________________________| +=============================================================================+ |TITLE: DEVOLPER/PUBLISHER GAME TYPE: SIZE: AVERAGE OF REVIEWS | | Fifa International Electronic Arts Soccer 8 Meg ..................96| | Soccer Sports #####@@@@@&&&&& | | | |MAIN REVIEW BY: OTHER REVIEWERS | | | | Cue 98 Ace 94 | | | +=============================================================================+ Fifa International Soccer Look out World Cup fans, this game is the one you've been waiting for. The best soccer game on the Genesis system finally is on your Super Nintendo, and is just as good, if not BETTER. Let's get to the nitty-gritty. Graphically, this game is good. The players are nice a medium sized for a soccer game. The field is, well, a field. The game is just right for a soccer sports game, and that's all you have to know for this one. It looks good, plays well, and it's not sluggish. What more do you want? The sound in this game is excellent. From the "EA SPORTS - IT'S IN THE GAME" (which by the way sounds much better then I've ever heard it), to the crowd chanting musically in the background as the ball is played up the field. The background music when starting the game, during halftime, choosing options and so on, has a great beat, and a good tune. The actual sounds of players hitting the ball, and hitting each other, are adequate for a soccer game. Now comes the fun part! :) First, let me start by saying the control on this game is beyond good. You tell a player to move a certain direction, he moves. You tell him to pass, he passes. You tell him to shoot, headbutt, pele, whatever, and the player will do it. So in other words, the control is good. Speaking of control, control over the team is great too. The game has all 30 "international" soccer teams programmed in, with all the players, and all the stats. You can substitute and the such. But no folks, that's NOT all. You can change many things, such as fouls on or off, offsides, field conditions, field type, time of game, Goal Keepers (automatic or manual), and if you want a power bar or not. Then of course, on the field, or just before you go onto the field, you can arrange the team coverage, the team strategy (as in long ball, all out attack etc.), the team formation (as in 2-5-2, 4-4-2, Sweeper, etc.) and your starting line. You say to yourself, well, what a game. And I say, there's MORE! You can either play an exhibition game, a tournament, a league, even playoffs, and everything will be stored in password format. Electronic Arts sure didn't let me down with this one. Fifa Soccer is a game to buy if you like sports, or even if you don't! The game has got some great features, so great sound, some great graphics, and some great other neato stuff to, but I'll let you find that! P.S. Also, for you readers who happen to have a PC, Fifa International Soccer is COMING to your IBM system real soon. It will be in CD-Rom and Disk format, so watch for this one, because the graphics look almost real! Cue - 98 - WOW! This game is fantastic. Enough said. The only reason it didn't go 99 or perfect, is because of two reasons. 1.The USA team doesn't have higher ratings :), and 2. At times, when the ball is out of bounds, it sticks a little. Not a big deal, but it would have been easy to correct. Ace - 94 - Solid sports title by EA. Gee, how many times have we said THAT about them? USA is _not_ that bad.. I mean, they are in Round 2 aren't they? I like the goalie controls (punch, catch, etc.) and ESPECIALLY the crowd. +=============================================================================+ |TITLE: DEVOLPER/PUBLISHER GAME TYPE: SIZE: AVERAGE OF REVIEWS | | Steven Seagal is TecMagik & Action 16 MEG ..................88| | The Final Option RSP Inc. Adventure | | |MAIN REVIEW BY: | | | | Cue 92 | | ---------- | | | +=============================================================================+ Steven Seagal Is The Final Option Well, to start off with, I'm a big fan of Steven Seagal. I love all the action movies he does, and must say he is one of the best action fighters there is (yes, even better then Stalone a.k.a. Rocky), and this video game brings Seagal home to you, like never before. Graphically, this game is great. Seagal is digitized, the enemies are digitized, and the animation is smooth. Figure Mortal Kombat with Mr. Seagal. It looks to me as though they digitized Seagal doing his moves and placed them into the game, making the graphics very realistic. His punches and kicks vary from time to time, looking as excellent as could be. When he walks, he even swings the arm farther away from you. Graphically, this game is great. Soundwise, I can't say too much. Knowing that this version will not be the final release, I hope they can improve it a bit. The Ughs and Owes are there and all, but there just isn't enough for a hit off sound rating. The music is classic action movie type music, however, the sound effects get very repetitive. But, what can you expect from a side scroller? With gameplay, it gets boring after a while. It's basically: go around in this level maze, looking for the bad guys, beating them up, and trying to find the way out. It can get challenging, but after playing through a few boards, it really get's repetitive. Control is pretty constant, but not perfect. You may think you jumped enough to clear a ditch, but you actually didn't. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. In all, this game is a 'rent-before-you-buy'. I like it, and recommend it to those who want to see some great graphics, and those who like Steven Seagal. However, if you don't want a game where you just walk around killing people (no, not like Doom), then this game is not for you. Otherwise, go rent this game. Cue - 88 - Well, nice graphics, OK sound, and OK playabllity. I personally wouldn't buy it because I could probably beat it in a night. Oh well, c la vi. +=============================================================================+ |TITLE: DEVOLPER/PUBLISHER GAME TYPE: SIZE: AVERAGE OF REVIEWS | | Wild Guns Natsume Shoot-em 8 Meg ..................98| | Up #####@@@@@&&&&&% | | | |MAIN REVIEW BY: OTHER REVIEWERS | | | | Cue 98 | | | +=============================================================================+ Wild Guns Well now… This is one is a keeper. This is a great shoot-em-up type game. The only thing I might have liked would be the ability to use a gun like in Lethal Enforcers, but who knows! Graphically, the game is cartoony, which is good in this case. Lethal Enforcers was a great game with a gun where you point and shoot. But this one I enjoyed more, for there was much more on the screen to pay attention to. The detail is fantastic and control is easy. You have the choice of two people, 1 being Clint(how appropriate) and one being Annie(uhhh). Again, graphically, they both look very detailed, and are a matched set. The bullets are big flashing colored balls, which in this case really is better, for you can see it coming at you. The backgrounds are done very well too. The 3D effect is well done. The sound in this game is basic western type music. If you could call music cartoony, I would do just that. The music was well composed, or stolen, whatever the case may be. The sound effects of firing off your pistol, shotgun, machine gun, rocket launcher, or whatever else you happen to find in this game are all perfectly sampled in. The Ughs and such from each of the characters is also a nice touch. In all, sound is done very well in this game. This game plays well, period. People may disagree with me saying that it's hard to follow your little circle in which you fire. Well, you can tell me, which is harder, using a gun which may not be accurate at all, or using your pad which you know is. If mouse support was added to this game, it would work out perfectly. When bullets do come at you, your character has a little bubble that appears saying "Look out". When you see that, get OUT OF THE WAY unless you want to die. Again, this game is pretty easy to learn. The game has two different modes, one being a regular game start (1 or 2 people simultaneously) and a Vs. mode which I found very interesting. In Vs. mode, you and the computer, or you and a friend, go into a shooting frenzy, as characters big as life appear before you in different background areas. The object is to shoot as many as you can, and collect as much gold as you can (which appears after shooting some characters). Whoever has the most points at the end wins. This can get a bit harry when playing the computer because of the accuracy, but I've beaten it a few times. In summary, this game is a game for those people who just like to shoot things (no doomers, not kill things, shoot things). The control is pretty good, graphics are great, and the sound is great. In all, rent the game, like it, and buy it. Cue - 98 - I'm not one who generally goes for this type of game, but I must say that this one was very well done. Added mouse support would be excellent, as it would definitely improve Gameplay. 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