DUNGEON SIEGE

Got a new computer, an Nvidia GeForce 3 or 4 video card, and a bunch of free time? Check out the reviews of Dungeon Siege and see if it looks like you might be tempted. I don’t normally play role-playing games, but Dungeon Siege is so compelling – easy to...

XBOX LIVE AND ONLINE GAMING

The next hot market is online gaming – plenty hot already, but due for a big push in the next eight months. Many people are joining massive online worlds and investing oodles of time in their online characters. Everquest, Ultima Online, Asheron’s Call...

HIGH-TECH TOYS IN A SLUMP

Video games are surging (even the PC games sector is rebounding a bit), but other categories of high-tech toys are slumping. Intel put out some cool toys, but is now exiting the market. (Did you ever look at Intel’s microscope that would hook up to a PC? Very...

LEGO RACERS 2

The original Lego Racers is a fabulous game – simple, addictive, fun. I spent a lot of time with it myself. (You can pick it up for under ten bucks now. Do it!) Lego Racers 2 just hit the store shelves, and it’s got a nasty problem. The hardware...

PONG

If you’ve got your Shockwave plugin all spiffed up and ready, go play 3D first-person pong. A remarkable bit of programming.

WINDOWS 2000 & GAMES

Windows 2000 is so stable that it’s easy to forget to keep it up to date. If you’re running Windows 2000, visit Microsoft Windows Update and check for critical updates. (If you haven’t installed Service Pack 1, it’s a good idea, but not if...