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Welcome to the second issue of Edge As predicted. Edge one caused a real sensation in the videogames industry. We were swamped with congratulatory letters, telephone tails and iaxes irom all over the world, Edge would like to say thankyou to everyone who took the time to contact us, But to business. Edge two is the first magallne to print the reality behind the CD-ROM hype. 5e iar iew would deny that CD 7 the supposed medium oi the iuture V has got oiito a bad Start CD games are little more than animations with pauses. the Mega CD is i!oundering with no decent seitmte. and Philips&apos; CD-i system is only now starting to show signs oi liie (see Cutting Edge. page M). The new 3DO system and big Mega CD releases like Thunderhawk and Silpheed may liit sales, but still CD games arenat all theyare made out to he. Edge shows you why on page 45, Taking a step iurther into the iuture. Edge looks into the realities oi network gaming. What ii you tould get your information directly over the phone or by satellite! it&apos;s happening in japan, in the us, and it&apos;s only a matter of time beiore Europe ioins the information rate. Be one oi the iirst (a get wired up ior the i!rst UK games network Turn to page 70 and Find out about the iuture oi interconnectivity. Meanwhile. many are claiming the advent oi iull-motion video games will herald a new era oi adult soitware, But with CD-i games like Voyeur (presereen. page 26). and CD titles like The jay Of Sex. it&apos;s only a matter oi time beiore the regulators close in. What will iull certii!cation mean ior the games industry? Edge asks the regulators and the leading industry i!gures. Turn to page 62 to find out what they have to say. And on top oi all that. Edge two has pictures from the Jamma (om-op show in Japan. the latest news oi Nintendoas entry into the Mbit gaming arena. and the totally exclusive story on Atari&apos;s stunning a yes. honest 7 Mint Jaguar. The Cutting Edge begins on page 6, Stay with it The future is almost here... edgeview gsetiaouienoiu aulzei!emm
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ri eteeiapn Dem canninx Testscreen The whole videogaming world distilled to an essente ol perlettion. This mendi, Edge puts its i!nely tuned measuring instruments to work with assessments of Tatsuiin 2, Thunderlaluwk, jumssK Park Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Turrican 3. Aladle and Top Gear 2 Prescreen Not only the games you are likely to be playing next month and the month after 7 also, unlque Edge insight into the people, techniques and ideas that make the latest games; including Beneath A Steel Sky (ielt) VI ew CD-ROM is universally heralded as the medium or the luture. indeed, it has been heralded as the medium ol the luture lor the past six years, hall the lile ol the whole computer games industry as we know it. So what&apos;s the big dealz How does it work, and what can we expect from it! Find out in this in.depth Edge investigation 22 44 58 77 insideview The jaguar revealed e haw goud is it looking! And what are Nintendo doing to compete! Charts The usual and the unusual in a seamless blend 7 details of what&apos;s hot and what&apos;s not warldwlde Prescreen Upcoming and incominga Edge sends its investigative team out to track down new games Release dates You know what you want. you know where to get it. Here&apos;s when you tan expect it to appear The i!oppy disk vos already looking very lll. but now the tartridge too is on its last legs. Whyi The history of CDrROM The luture olvideogaming has actually been a physical reality since I989, What do you know! Street i!ghter ll has been the big hit ol the last two years. But is violence doing us darnagei Tworplayer games with a whole new meaning e are real-lire opponents the way lerwardz Testscreen Only top releases are considered lor an Edge review. Even then, they might rail the (231.. Win a great brgi brilliant new Phlllps coei player, a Digital Video cartridge, and seven great games. 98 Subscribe There&apos;s a very good reason why you should subscribe to Edge Learn what it is on [798 100 Recommended reading Where you i!nd out what the best at the rest of the videogame press will be doing next month 102 Letters For the i!rst time in lull, the part ol the magazine where the readers get a turn to do the [alklng 106 Over the Edge The future is, after all, what we&apos;re concerned wldl here. So what&apos;s in the future for Edgel Saar numerical euizesnm gm
EDGErnogazine November 199:: New 64bit Jaguar from Ma page 6. . Nlntendo signs up for 5&apos; new home graphics workstations, page 11. con Graphics deal for Ph p5 CD-l first with Digital Video cartridge, page 14... News from the JAMMA arcade show, page 16 Full EGTS report, page 20. The very latest news from across the entire world of videogaming Atari springs Jaguar on unsuspecting world The next round of the technology wars has started. Commodoreas Amiga CD32 is already onsale, the 3m) has upped the stakes for speed and power and now Atari are a g for broke WIth a 64bit, 16 million colour console... aster than a Speeding. ,welh &apos;3 Jaguar. Atari lntroduced hamware prototypes or its upcomllalg superr console and showed in-progress sortware to a gathering or the press on August lath at its Sunnyvale, Calirsrnia orrices, The press conterence that Edge attended was headed up by Atarl president Sim Yramlel ana rurmally threw the gauntlet hack in the race at Trlp Hawkins and his we. in lact, the Jaguar press kit started on by quoting Hawklrls&apos; own introduction or zoo: aVou have to prouiue a perrormanee level that puts the stake way out there then people don&apos;t tmther to challenge it &apos; Atari&apos;s press release went on to say that the Jaguara: suecs e \\ which include over 16 million colours and animation exceedlnq 850 million pixels per second. compared to was reported (:4 million 7 pm the stake way out there.a And, no surpriszs here either, Atari are keen to aestahlish Jaguar as the industry standard lor interactive multimedia perrormance&apos; mp Hawkins or 200 has his own opinion at this aOur competitors are iust rorming their alliances and making announcements. 300 was at this stage more than two years ago. We&apos;re dellghtei! that theyare taking our launch so seriously, and they think our eoatrtaiis are the onesthat will provme the best ride.a There were announcements that eaught many reportersa attention prior to Atari&apos;s press canierence. and gave some credence to the Jaguars chances in what many would call a clogged marketplace On July 2nd. Atari claimed that it had signed a $500 million deal withieM, in -) c-n Atari rally prodlleo mir um Jagu- want- for in: non ntdlal And my hlvl &quot;my stuck with unmet? Hawkins hawks 300 Matting the opening sulech at the annual Sig-aph computer graphics show in Anaheim. caiitornia. ten days heron the launch or the Jaguar,1rip ttawttins oi son sounded like he was aireany on the detensire. He pointed out that when radio was Introduced to the us, in one year 35 per sent or torniture sold in the states was r a s and that, it you translate the prise irorn those days into modem terms, sash radio cost the eooiuient or sunos AII the simli his system with its $100 prisetag begins to look a little overpriced next to . Jaguar with nit-tum at aronnit $400,&quot;