I love those Iron Soldier menu screens.
What's a Nuon? I can't remember!
The Nuon was a console/DVD player hybrid developed by VM Labs, who included several ex-Flare Design staff including Jaguar co-designer John Mathieson and former VP of Atari Richard Miller. Jeff Minter was also involved in the project.
The technology was licensed to people, much like that of the 3DO, with people like Goldstar and Toshiba producing models. Unfortunately they didn't see the PS2 coming with it's built in DVD player support and that killed pretty much any early momentum the system had.
The Nuon has sequels to a number of Jaguar games such as Iron Soldier 3, Tempest 3000 and Merlin Racing (Atari Karts 2)
And least we forget, at the time a KEY engineer who'd been working with Sony on the Playstation 2 hardware, left the company to go and work on the development of Nuon.
The thinking was that by getting the Nuon chipset could exploit the DVD market, as to decode the information stored on a DVD, they needed an MPEG2 decoder, so NUON designed a chipset that not only had MPEG2 decoding, but was also a dedicated games playing piece of kit along with offering internet surfing etc.
NUON offered things like 20X Zoom In (with no loss of clarity), smooth picture searching (forward+Back) and Samsung models could add strobe effects to films, so it was a very impressive video decoding chipset.