Boredom: Due to a complete lack of any news or anything else to upload, we thought we'd try to educate you all again with a new feature, descriptively entitled Great moments in British History. Feel free to complain that it's not as good as Employee of the Week. Gary:15/12/97
And God said "Let there be news." And there was news. And the news was good. Then God said "Blimey, there's a bit too much news on the main page, let there be some kind of news archive system." And there was a news archive system. And it was quite good, although a bit of a pain to keep updated regularly. And look! Here it is! News from October '97 to February '98:
Gong: Okay, we've counted the votes (we got an adult to help us with the harder sums), so make sure you read the Red Star Award Winners feature, to see who you voted for.
Large: Top Secret news has finally 'leaked' about Sega Rally 2. The new game features at least four initial tracks and cars, including the boy-racer's favourite - the mighty Ford Escort! There's a cute little hatchback Toyota, and something that looks suspiciously like the Lancia Stratos (but might not be - something pointy and cool, anyway). The courses are alledged to look pretty similar to the first game, only with the addition of a superb Scud Race-beating night-time city course. And of course, it looks incredible. Just keep it to yourself, okay?
Nice try, but wrong: The UK:Resistance disinformation department has seen reports that Alien Resurrection will be released on the Saturn in Europe. This is not true - the Saturn version of the game has, unsurprisingly, been cancelled. And with EA's Fifa '98 and NHL Hockey '98 being released about now, it looks like there are now zero third-party Saturn games left to be released.
No, really: The finished UK version of Croc contains one of the coolest bugs ever - when loading the game normally, Croc has no head! All of the baddies are seriously glitchy as well, with the game taking on an almost tragi-comic appearance. Fox Interactive printed a last-minute advice sheet which should be stuffed in with most copies of Croc - resetting the Saturn and putting the CD back in seems to give Croc his head back. Insert the giving/head/Croc joke of your choice in the space below:
My Croc/head joke:
Confirmed: Official news reaches the rather quiet UK:R newsdesk today regarding X-Men Vs Street Fighter. Sega Europe have indeed signed the game for release around Feb/March with the 4mb cart. Nice. Other conversions currently looking superb, include Winter Heat, which is bound to be cunningly released in time for the Winter Olympics, and the latest version of Burning Rangers. Oh, and Panzer Dragoon Saga and Shining Force 3 as well all of which will be released in the first half of 1998. Jon:11/12/97
Epitaph: Oh dear. It looks like the decline of the once mighty Sega Power has reached its ultimate conclusion, with the closing of their latest incarnation Saturn Power. It used to be a great mag - selling over 100,000 copies at the height of the 16bit boom in 1992, but a gradual slide in Sega's fortunes and the general quality of the mag means that the current issue will also be the last SP we'll ever see. Never mind, this month's SSM is cool! Gary: 11/12/97
Rhythms Dick: Do you lie awake at night wondering if Sega Europe musician Richard Jacques thinks that time travel is possible? Do you worry about whether Richard likes top UK band Oasis or not? And what did he think about SaturnWorld's slagging of his Sonic R tunes? Please allow our Interview with Richard Jacques to put your mind at rest. It's an interview par-excellence! Gary:05/12/97
Massive Thrust: It's an everyday event for us to feel the power of huge equipment between our legs, but soon you'll all be able to enjoy it thanks to Sega's new Harley Davidson licensed arcade game. No other details have emerged yet, but it hardly takes a genius to guess that some kind of Model 3 motorbike racing game is on the way. Gary: 04/12/97
Hardly Davidson: Although it doesn't have to be a racing game - how about a Harley Davidson RPG where the leather-clad character rides his bike across America to "find himself", drinking Budweiser, smashing up bars and starting fights with delicate English tourists along the way?
It could even be a beat 'em up where rival biker gangs attack each other with chains, spanners, broken bottles and spare 'Harley Davidson' bike parts. After drinking a certain amount of beer the 'Davidson Rage' meter would reach full power, allowing players to unleash "The full power of the '78 Harley Davidson 1100cc straight cylinder engine."
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