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To: Jeffrey L. Henken who wrote (1451)2/12/1997 7:10:00 PM
From: Vincent Le   of 4081
 
Hello all,

I just read the enclosed preview of POWER CRYSTAL (game for M2)
from NEXT GENERATION (date Feb 6/97 ... not that old)...

I wonder if Andrew Whittaker is the only developer who rave about
M2 ... "M2 REALLY IS THE SINGLE FINEST PIECE OF HARDWARE WE'VE
WORKED WITH. ITS POWER WILL HIT THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT
SOFTWARE LIKE A TIDAL WAVE." said Whittaker. "TO CALL IT A
QUANTUM LEAP FORWARD IS SUCH A GROSS UNDERSTATEMENT THAT IT
DOES IT INJUSTICE."

Any comment?

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Preview of POWER CRYSTAL for M2 (Feb 6/97)
NEXT GENERATION MAGAZINE

Following the completion of Alien vs. Predator for Jaguar
, Andrew Whittaker left Rebellion (the company which
developed it) and joined John Taylor to form Springer
Spaniel Software, a new development outfit.

At that time, Whittaker had in his mind a new and, as he
saw it, revolutionary orthogonal RPG. The original
project name was Artemis. A PC version was expected
first with 32-bit console versions to follow, but when
3DO (which at the time still owned the M2 hardware
rights) extended some support, the project underwent a
transformation as did the company.

Whittaker became the managing director of a new
development team called Perceptions. The game itself
changed from an orthogonal design to a complete 3D
realm and the name was changed to Power Crystal.
Whittaker was completely floored by the M2's hardware
(which at that time possessed only a single PPC 602 CPU
as compared to the dual processor set-up it now
possesses). "M2 really is the single finest piece of
hardware we've worked with. Its power will hit the world
of entertainment software like a tidal wave." said
Whittaker. "To call it a quantum leap forward is such a
gross understatement that it does it injustice."

At this point in time, Power Crystal is one of the few
known M2 projects being developed in the UK. Take a
look at today's Special for more M2 information.

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