Tag Archives: Entertainment

The Virtual World Gets Surprisingly Lifelike

By | December 17, 2003

The Sims Online – an Internet-only world where ordinary folk can take on another persona and interact with other folk virtually — seems to be exhibiting all the signs of the real world, with a twist. Salon carries an article about a Sims community called Alphaville, and some of its citizens, including an academic called Urizenus (in real… Read More »

News: CNET Buys MP3.com from Vivendi

By | November 17, 2003

 More music download site musical chairs: CNET Networks will buy MP3.com, one of the first online music services, from Vivendi Universal Net USA. AP reports that CNET, an online magazine/download site, will launch new digital music service launching next year.   Vivendi acquired MP3.com in May 2001 in a $372 million cash-and-stock deal.

Update: SimCity Expansion Pack Hits Stores Shock

By | September 23, 2003

As predicted a month or two back, EA has issued an expansion pack for SimCity 4, called Rush Hour. allowing players to “take charge of vehicles in their cities to drive or solve missions that earn reward buildings and vehicles. Players have the ultimate level of control over their city’s transportation network by completely taking charge of roads,… Read More »

News: Three Hours Of Gaming A Night. Is It Enough?

By | September 8, 2003

 From the Give The People What They Want Dept, a survey by Gamer.tv, a provider of online gaming, “as well as compelling and entertaining TV video games programmes”, said it had surveyed more than 1,000 young men and women in the UK and found that “respondents played an average of three hours of computer games a night and over… Read More »

News: The Sim Franchise Rolls On

By | July 31, 2003

 I don’t know whether to be excited or appalled at how Electronic Arts have turned the Sim thing into such a money-making business. Purists weren’t that enamored of Sim City 4, and my computer is not really powerful enough for it to be fun, and The Sims Online has not been the great follow-up to The Sims that… Read More »