Phoenix IV: Polygonal Graphics

Phoenix IV: Polygonal Graphics

Polygonal Graphics Ironically, one of the last projects that the old Atari, Inc. released to the arcades reaffirmed the fact that the company’s designers could be as innovative as ever: I, Robot was the first game that featured state-of-the-art 3D polygonal...
Phoenix IV: Sega’s New Console

Phoenix IV: Sega’s New Console

As Nintendo and SCE volleyed for the top position, it was plain to see that Sega was no longer in the running, even though the Saturn was outselling the N64 in Japan.  American sales for the Saturn had fallen so dramatically during 1997 that Sega of America decided to...
Phoenix IV: Arcade Virtuality

Phoenix IV: Arcade Virtuality

As home consoles were becoming more sophisticated, arcade manufacturers had to stay one step ahead and devise games that couldn’t be played at home. Virtuality, a British company, introduced four virtual reality games into arcades. While the games were different, the...
Phoenix IV: Sony’s Trojan Horse

Phoenix IV: Sony’s Trojan Horse

  Nuon consoles were basically DVD players that played games. The PlayStation 2 (PS2) was a game machine that also played DVDs. And it was the console from the three major hardware manufacturers, Nintendo, Sega and even SCE, that could play DVDs. While the Xbox...
Phoenix IV: Controversial Gaming

Phoenix IV: Controversial Gaming

One third-party vendor, Acclaim, managed to raise controversy with several stunts that it pulled throughout the year.  The first occurred in late-February (2002) when it released Shadow Man: 2econd Coming for the PS2.  The game dealt with death, so Acclaim offered to...

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