the cool game for girls
the "why didn't I think of that first" department....
I bring you Rez,
the stoner/rave game becoming exxxtremely popular in Japan among
a new demographic of gamers: Japanese teenage girls. The game is
extremely colorful with a veritable orgy of colors as you fly through
"levels" destroying computer viruses accompanied by a
great soundtrack and a device. Yes, a Device that vibrates to the
explosions and music. See the review on Game
Girl Advance to get what I mean.
game picks for Christmas December, 2002
Okay, this is going to seem a bit biased. About six years ago I
was part of a management team that raised $39 million and formed
five companies. Among them were three game companies: Red Storm
Entertainment with author Tom Clancy, Timeline Computer Entertainment
with author Michael Crichton, and iRock - originally with Ozzy Osbourne.
Of those, both iRock and Red Storm Entertainment are still cranking
out games. We sold Red Storm Entertainment to Ubisoft in 2000. So
let it be known that I no longer have any vested interest in Red
Storm. So my recommendations should be taken to heart.
Six was the world's first realistic tactical first person shooter.
This was a big departure from titles like Doom and Quake where you
ran around shooting monsters and picking up health packs. The tagline
for Rainbow six was "In the real world, one shot kills".
You had to be really careful or your time on a given mission would
be rather short. The gaming world responded well to this new genre
and the game did $60 million in its first year. Over 6 million Rainbow
Six games and mission packs have been sold since.
I recommend Tom
Clancy's Splinter Cell, Ghost
Recon (get the Island Thunder mod) and
the upcoming Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. All of them
continue to break new ground in realism and heart pounding first