The future of interactive entertainment UK edition July 1994 APSthreeaiadl EDGE Sony I Sega I Nintendo I 3D0 I Amiga I PC I Atari I SNK I Arcade I NEc I CD-i DOA? This is the man who 5 selling the 3DO dream. Now itas reality. Why is he still smiling? Issue ten Voted Magazine of the your &apos;rmmummmum&quot; nun-um. mmmuumm,mcuvi! Ilium-II-thpmll.lli!onuhlllolhl wmmhnmlov-wn&apos;nv-muv Industry awards
Videogames of the future 7 more than just kids&apos; stuff? The videogzme market is changing iast In late 92 the media took the videogame out of die closet and i!ogged it to death. The result? A market that&apos;s come crashing down to land in an ungainly heap. But with Sinnic and Mario as its only (ultural attaches, IS it really any wondera If there was a saturation point. we passed it about I1 months ago with this kind of stui!. The acceptance of the videogame as a cultural phenomenon also coincided with the biggest stagnation in creativity this market has ever seen. Another regurgitated version oi Sonic might seem harmless enough. but in the end it&apos;s the mainstream consumer that&apos;s getting disillusioned. And no-one can blame them. Now. banish all preconeeptions oi the videogame as we know it and suspend reality (or a second. imagine walking past your looal Dixons and seeing a big monitor displaying a Formula One racing game so realistic, that it stops not only motor racing fans in their tracks, but non-videogame players. No longer is your imagination required to do halrthe wark. it looks almost real. It&apos;s exciting. ND fluffy mbhlu. nu evil Robomik. just seductive realism. It&apos;s inevitable that as technology speeds along its natural course. more realistic environments will throw open the interactive entertainment market to wider audiences. The quicker people will be able to relate to something. the quicker they&apos;ll want to get involved. Tezhnolngy will never seduze the masses on its own: but realism Wlll. And when it happens that&apos;s when the videogzme will i!nally enter the realms oi popular acceptance. Until then. there&apos;s always the prospect oi Hyper Super Street Fighter Il Turbo special Champion Edition... The future is almost here... edgeview tnte. i ISGI iinr auizzsmi M
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