Philips CDI

The CD-i or Compact Disc Interactive is the name of an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. CD-i also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard utilized by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was co-developed by Philips and Sony in 1986. The first Philips CD-i player, released in 1991 and initially priced around USD $400, was capable of playing interactive CD-i discs, Audio CDs, CD+G (CD+Graphics), Karaoke CDs, and Video CDs (VCDs), though the last required an optional "Digital Video Card" to provide MPEG-1 decoding.

Early software releases in the CD-i format focused heavily on educational and self-improvement titles, with only a handful of video games, many of them adaptations of board games like "Connect Four". The most popular games for the system were The 7th Guest and Burn: Cycle. Later attempts to develop a foothold in the games market were rendered irrelevant by the arrival of cheaper and more powerful consoles, such as the Sony PlayStation. CD-i is noted for the release of several spinoffs of popular Nintendo video games featuring characters typically seen only on Nintendo consoles, although those games were not developed by Nintendo.

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Hotel Mario was a puzzle game that featured Super Mario Bros. characters and three Legend of Zelda games were released: Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda's Adventure. Nintendo and Philips had secured an agreement to co-develop a CD-ROM enhancement for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Philips was contractually allowed to continue using Nintendo characters after the deal fell through.

Although extensively marketed by Philips, consumer interest in CD-i titles remained low. By 1994, sales of CD-i systems had begun to slow, and in 1998 the product line was dropped. With the home market exhausted, Philips tried with little success to position the technology as a tool for kiosks and industrial multimedia.

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Keep the Faith - An Evening with Bon Jovi

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With a Little Help from My Friends. Love for Sale. Lay Your Hands on Me. Blaze of Glory. Little Bit of Soul. Brother Louie. Bed of Roses. Living on a Prayer. Fever. It's my Life. We Gotta Get Out of This Place. Wanted: Dead or Alive. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead. Bad Medicine. Keep the Faith.

Third Degree

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Would you lie to protect your boss who is having an affair? If you got an anniversary gift you didn't like, what would you do? If you found $1 million, would you keep it? You know how you would answer - but what about your friends? Do you think you know? You'll be quizzed on love, family, career, money and potpourri. Sometimes you're right and sometimes you're not! The answers will surprise you. It's 3rd Degree, the first CDi game show. You are the contestant in the hot seat in this interactive game. Meet hilarious hosts and a very astute judge. Choose from an assortment of colourful characters and challenge your friends to three rounds of provocative dilemmas! In 3rd Degree it all adds up to lots of laughs and the kind of lively conflict everyone loves. After all, it's just a game, isn't it?

Ghost

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Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) and Lolly Jensen (Demi Moore) are in love and have never been happier. Tragedy strikes when Sam is murdered. Trapped on Earth, Sam seeks for a way to contact Molly and warn her that her life is also in danger. He finds Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) a charlatan psychic who is utterly amazed to find that her powers are for real! Ghost is more than a love story, more than a thriller, more than a comedy and more than all three combined.

Clue

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Clue, one of the world's most popular detective games, is back on CDi. Three new mysteries come to life with live actors, sensational video and the powers of interactive investigation. Once again, Mr Boddy has been found murdered in his mansion. Your job is to be the first to identify the killer, the murder weapon and the room in which the deadly deed was done. You can question any character, examine every nook and cranny, follow secret passages, screen video flash backs, check finger prints on any weapon and interrogate likely suspects - but beware of hasty deductions, for what you witness is not always as it appears.

Wings Over The Gulf

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See the planes Saddam’s radar couldn’t see. Relive the awesome first strike that set the night sky ablaze with firepower. Be briefed by the men who masterminded the mission and those who flew them. Hunt the infamous SCUD missile. Get an inside look at the advanced weapons, technology and air power behind the phenomenal success of Operation Desert Storm.

Who Shot Johnny Rock

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Travel back to the thirties in this action-packed gangster whodunit to find out who killed popular singing star Johnny Rock! You’ll need your wits sharp and gun drawn as you navigate the dark streets of this city looking for clues to help you solve the case. There’s danger around every corner and dangerous characters who’d like nothing better than to see you in the morgue! It’s a tough case to crack – are you up to the challenge?

Treasures of the Smithsonian

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Explore the highlights of a dozen museums in this unique, interactive compact disc! From the Air and Space Museum to the National Zoo, treasures range from the World War 1 Albatross Fighter Plane to Zande Harp from Africa. Along the way, you’ll find everything from the Hope Diamonds to Howdy Doody. From Lincoln’s Last Photograph to the famous Pandas. Art works by Picasso and Pollock a Stradivari Cello and a pair of Washington’s Teeth. You can browse through the treasures by museum, category, date or theme. Popular columnist Edward Park provides interesting commentary. Special features let you walk around an object, play its sounds or zoom in on it.

Whack A Bubble

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Whack a bubble; the actionpuzzle game for 1 or 2 players, featuring more than 100 levels of sheer gaming pleasure and brainteasing fun. Beat the clock or your fellow player by skill, quick thinking and a couple of secret special moves. Earn that place on the highscore and be the life of the party

Treasures of the Lost Pyramid

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It’s summer vacation for Dash Daniels…In this integrated and innovative approach to teaching children about nutrition, Dash and his cat Mozart visit Egypt with Dash’s Aunt Olivia an archaeologist. Together they discover the Lost Pyramid whose treasures hold the secrets of a long and happy life. But then Olivia is captured by the wicked ANTU! And Dash with your help must journey through more than 150 Lost Pyramid rooms to find her. Along the way you’ll learn about nutrition with Dash in a way that’s so entertaining you’ll hardly know you’re learning!

Titanic

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The entire story of the Titanic – from its conception in the shipbuilder’s offices to its rediscovery on the ocean floor – becomes an unprecedented true-life interactive adventure. Patrick Stewart narrates this comprehensive presentation, the largest single source of Titanic images ever assembled. Featuring newly shot, exclusive interviews with survivors and ‘A Night To Remember’ author Walter Lord, the story of the Titanic is recreated day by day and minute by minute. Take an intimate tour of the ship in its glory days, compare the detailed deck plans, then tour the murky remains under the seas. Through a unique database of the crew, the passengers and their fates, you can focus on individuals and follow their unique stories.

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