OMNI Throwback: The Future of Gaming

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OMNI THROWBACK: THE FUTURE OF GAMING AS ACCORDING TO THE JANUARY 1991 ISSUE OF OMNI MAGAZINE

Flailing about with a Wii remote playing virtual tennis or yelling profanities through the small mic attached to your headphones while attempting the perfect kill shot in Halo, do not compare to the suave style of these gaming products featured in this 1990s OMNI article. These excerpts and images come straight from the original article. Believe it or not- most of the phone numbers still connect to the corresponding headquarters. I wouldn't suggest ordering any of these considering the price may now be incredibly higher or lower then originally listed.
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ISSUE: January 1991 PAGE: 108,109 TITLE: Star Tech Fashionable Accesories TAG LINE: If your video game system doesn’t do enough, try adding on the latest refinements. AUTHOR: Erin Murphy
500 Years of Hacking

A NEW WAY TO PLAY

The hands free nintendo game system featured in the January 1991 issue of omni magazine
The hands free system opens up Nintendo video games to a new lesion of users by using air pressure and chin movements to control the system. Cost: $175. Contact L Nintendo of America, Inc., Box 97032, Redmond, WA 98073-9732; (800) 255-3700.
Dominion

NO QUARTER

Neo Geo game system featured in the January 1991 issue of omni magazine
SNK’s Neo-Geo: for the look of the best arcade games. Cost: $649. Contact: SNK, Los Angeles, CA; (800) 253- 6665.

TALKING HEADS

laserscope nintendo game system featured in the January 1991 issue of omni magazine
Line up your target and destroy it with a word. The LaserScope communicates with Nintendo systems and Zapper games. Cost: $39.95. Contact: Konami Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL: (708) 251-5111
Assassin's Creed

AN’A ONE AN’ A TWO

Mircal piano teacher game system featured in the January 1991 issue of omni magazine
Learn to play the piano by watching TV with the Miracle Piano Teaching System. Cost: $349.95. Contact: The Software Toolworks, Novato, CA; (415) 883-5157.

AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

CyberViewX v5.14.20 Model Code=58 F/W Version=1.13
Let your fingers do the walking, driving, and punching with Power Glove. Hand movements control the action. Cost: $90. Contact: Mattel Toys, Hawthorn, CA; (800) 421-2887.
Best Sci-Fi shows on TV

GETTING CARRIED AWAY

Nintendofanny pack featured in the January 1991 issue of omni magazine
Now you can carry your hand-held Nintendo GameBoy when it’s not actually in your hands. Cost: $9.95. Contact: Nintendo, Redmond, WA; (800) 255-3700.

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13 Comments

  1. C33 3 months ago

    I’m confused about what’s happening here—is Omni Reboot dead? Is Claire gone? What happened to all the original content? Nobody seems to be saying anything.

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