>> Thursday, March 5, 2009
Thanks to Merijn: Some of you may remember ACE magazine. In many ways it was the EDGE magazine of the 80s/early 90's. It's also the magazine that first drew my attention to CDi.. one issue had a picture of Star wars on it, and a CDI player wiht the text 'you've seen the movie, played the game - now play the movie" .. Or something like that.
Anyway, there is this great site: www.old-computer-mags.com which tries to preserve old computer magazines. (Would be nice to see CDI magazine there too). They feature some of the OLD ACE magazines. Check out page 27 in issue 21 for a so-called CDI pilot system in use by Electronic Arts. They say they will have the complete CDI story in issue 22, but unfortunately that issue is not availabe on the site. First mention on CDi in issue 9 btw (that could be the one I saw some 18 years ago), would be great if they could add that to the site! Other mentions of CDI in issue 9,21,22,24,32,33,35) ... Check it out! That 'pilot system' EA is showing here is the same as you can see in video right here! Still amazing to read/see what EA was planning on CD-i, especially with their own child (=3DO) in mind!