Next Generation Issue 52 (April 1999)

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Analyzing

  • S3 Announces Savage 4
    Texture Compression and low cost touted
  • Playstation 2 Shows its Guts – Maybe
    Toshiba and Sony’s Ken Kutaragi unveil a new chip
  • Sony Sues Connectix
    Suit raises questions about legitimacy of unlicensed emulators
  • Microsoft Charts Dreamcast Strategy
    Microsoft unveils its strategy to lure developers to Windows CE for Dreamcast
  • Done with Diablo
    Two former Blizzard boys form Click Entertainment
  • Fighter Maker
    If you’ve ever looked at a fighting game and said, “I could do better than that,” well, now’s your chance

NG Japan

  • Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • Bomberman 64
  • Jammer Lammy

Dreamcast

  • Next Generation tracks the progress of Sega’s dream machine
  • Shenmue
  • Sega Rally 2 (Rated 4.5 out of 5)
  • Evolution (Rated 3 out of 5)
  • Frame Gride
  • Maken X
  • Flight Shooting
  • Space Griffon

Alpha’s

  • Team Fortress 2
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Bust A Move 2: Dance Paradise Mix
  • Gran Turismo 2
  • Shadow Man
  • Um Jammer Lammy
  • Road Rash 64
  • Jade Cocoon: The Story of Tamamayu

Milestones

  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Jet Force Gemini
  • Trans-Am Racing
  • Vampire
  • Heavy Gear 2
  • Daikatana
  • Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko

NG Special

  • Learning CurvesHaving been stuck in neutral for many years while others around it overtook, the racing genre has finally found first gear and undergone a major shift. Next Generation dons its overalls and dives under the hood of today’s racing videogames.

Talking

  • A Life Less Ordinary Interview with Gabe Newell (cofounder of Valve)

Finals

  • Baldurs Gate (Rating 5 out of 5)
  • Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri (Rating 5 out of 5)
  • Silent Hill (Rating 5 out of 5)
  • Akuji The Heartless (Rating 3 out of 5)
  • Bomberman Fantasy Racing (Rating 3 out of 5)
  • Civilization II (Rating 5 out of 5)
  • Contender (Rating 1 out of 5)
  • Dead in the Water (Rating 2 out of 5)
  • Guardian’s Crusade (Rating 4 out of 5)
  • Street Fighter Zero 3 (Rating 4 out of 5)
  • WCW/NWO Thunder (Rating 3 out of 5)
  • Syphon Filter (Rating 4 out of 5)
  • Wargasm (Rating 2 out of 5)
  • Return to Krondor (Rating 3 out of 5)
  • Thief (Rating 4 out of 5)

Advance Stratagies

  • Silent Hill: Part Two

Ending

  • Intellivision Lives!
  • The Boys from the Darkside Part 2 (about Sam and Jack Tramiel)
  • Letters

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