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KISS and Their Video Game Counterparts - incite Magazine [February 2000]
A neat photo spread featuring all of the Originals and their avatars from KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child. All these photos were taken from the Psycho Circus Tour and if you look closely, you can see that the Paul photo were used for the cover of the aborted Alive IV album.
Also, that KISS game totally rocked (pardon the pun). The developers never clubbed you over the head with KISS references and imagery, and I really loved playing through the levels and searching for the scattered armor pieces to turn myself into The Celestial, The Starbearer, The Beast King, or The Demon. Absolute blast.
“Redfield of Dreams” Part Two - Incite Magazine #4 [March 2000]
The final four pages of this piece from Incite with the model dressed up like Claire Redfield. While the first part covered people that Claire would eventually run into, the rest of the feature is spent going over things like the Resident Evil CODE: Veronica star’s diet:
“Three differently colored plant extracts and a constant fear of being eaten alive have done wonders to my waistline.”
“You know, girls, nothing raises your spirits like being chased by a man who really wants you. Dead.”
“I’ve chosen this conservative attire for my dinner date with Tyrant III. I don’t want to create the wrong impression, so I included two Spas 12 shotguns to keep him guessing my intent.”
Pretty dumb article, but the pictures are pretty awesome to go through. I’m not too sure how this could have gotten a reader excited for the upcoming Resident Evil game, but then again, who knows!
“Redfield of Dreams” - Incite Magazine #4 [March 2000]
This strange piece that ran in Incite was partly a preview for Resident Evil CODE: Veronica, mostly a six-page spread that had a model dress up like Claire Redfield with bits written from the perspective of the female protagonist.
Even when enlarged, that tiny bit on the second page is a bit hard to read, but it sets up three of the male characters from the game that you’d encounter:
“A lot of the guys I meet seem to be dead from the neck up…and the neck down for that matter. They always try to engage me in heavy necking — which is fine if your jaw doesn’t fall off in the heat of passion. I’ve learned to kick them to the curb and to respect myself. But there are three men in my life who’ve always seen me as more than just a piece of meat.”
Ahh — zombie puns.
Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X Advert - PlayStation and Dreamcast 
Posting all of these images today has made me want to go back and replay this entire series up to Resident Evil 4. I’ve never played this one past the initial half-hour for some reason but the instant availability of this title on PSN is absolutely intriguing to me.
Sidenote: What the hell does “FULL-FRONTAL FEAR” even mean??
Ice-T Previews Resident Evil: Code Veronica - Incite Magazine #2 [January 2000]
In the year 2000, the short lived Incite Magazine sat down with rapper/actor Ice-T to get his thoughts on the then-unreleased Capcom survival horror game. In fact, the magazine sets the piece up as if Ice-T was the first person in America outside of Capcom to actually see the title, as a copy was “escorted to Ice’s Hollywood home by a representative” of the gaming company.
As it turns out, Ice-T was a fan of the Dreamcast title, along with all the other entries in the series:
“‘It’s not one of those games where you’re constantly running,’ he explains. ‘I had this other game, where you were running, and things were exploding under me…fuck that. I hate fucking jumping games. That shit makes me crazy. I want to walk around and blow shit up. But in Resident Evil, you can stop in the hallway and catch your breath and think things over. So it gives you the vibe of actually being in the house.’”
Fun quote, but I really just wanted to post a photo of Ice-T holding a Dreamcast controller. I’ll be following Ice-T closely on Twitter to see if he reviews Resident Evil 6 in a similar positive manner.
KISS: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child Advert [October 2000]
Even though it was a first person shooter based on a comic book that was based on a rock n’ roll band — this game wasn’t half bad.
I enjoyed playing through it on the Dreamcast but hated the lack of KISS in it. You’d find random jukeboxes that played snippets of KISS songs, and you’d find armor that made your character more KISS-like, but that was about it. Beyond those silly gripes though, I enjoyed mowing down hordes of demon spawn and circus freaks.
Fun Fact: There was a Game Boy Color version planned but cancelled before development started.
SEGA Dreamcast In-Magazine Pull-Out Advert 
I tore this one out of EGM #122, but I’m sure that these things were found in every gaming mag around the time of the system’s launch. I always remember things like “It’s Thinking” and the VMU attachment but reading the lines, “IT’S ALREADY FIGURING OUT HOW TO BEAT YOU IN GAMES YOU HAVEN’T SEEN”, is pretty creeptacular.
Good on you, SEGA.
“9.9.99 The Biggest 24 Hours in Entertainment History” - Electronic Gaming Monthly #122 [September 1999]
Ahh — gotta love that hyperbole.
Also, my scanner and this image I found online couldn’t get seem to get the colors right. The magazine itself is neon orange, just like the Dreamcast swirl logo.
“It’s Thinking” - SEGA Dreamcast Advert 
Thirteen years ago, this quirky console was released in North America to much fanfare. According to Wikipedia:
“In the US alone, a record 300,000 units had been pre-ordered and Sega sold 500,000 consoles in just two weeks (including a record 225,132 sold during the first 24 hours). In fact, due to brisk sales and hardware shortages, Sega was unable to fulfill all of the advance orders. Sega confirmed that it made $98.4 million on combined hardware and software sales with Dreamcast following the September 9, 1999 launch.”
I remember buying one around the time Sonic Adventure 2 launched, and I still hold the console in high regards. There were so many oddball games for the system that I’m surprised that many of them haven’t showed up as downloadable titles during the current generation. Screw Crazy Taxi — let’s see Seaman, Puyo Puyo Fever, and Power Stone available to purchase in 2012!