Tag Archives: Entertainment

News: Man Beats Donkey

By | July 18, 2003

 From the It Was a Silly Game But I Loved It Too Dept, Associated Press reports that a guy called Steve Wiebe has become the first player to get a million points on Donkey Kong Junior, the sequel to the original game.     Last week, the 32 year-old broke an 879,200-point record set last year by a… Read More »

Software: Footballers Ahoy

By | July 17, 2003

 Electronic Arts Inc. has launched the 2004 version of NCAA Football 2004, the number two selling football game behind Madden NFL. It has 20 new mascots, over 150 new teams, new pre-game tunnel presentations, and an online competition for the PlayStation 2 version something called a “Talk in-game chat”. I have no idea how that last bit works,… Read More »

News: The Next Big Thing: Mobs

By | July 6, 2003

 Wired reports on the arrival of flash mobs — “performance art projects involving large groups of people. Mobilized by e-mail, a mob suddenly materializes in a public place, acts out according to some loose instructions, and then melts away as quickly as it formed”.     Last Wednesday a mob turned up at the Grand Hyatt in New York,… Read More »

Update: Sims Online gets serious

By | July 3, 2003

The Sims Online takes an unexpected turn       Interesting article from Wired about The Sims Online, reviewed by Loose Wire a few months back. The Sims Online takes Will Wright’s vision of artificial folk being guided by their creators to the Internet world, in what was supposed to be a huge money-making operation for owners EA Inc.… Read More »

Column: SimCity 4

By | March 13, 2003

Loose Wire — Calling All Control Freaks: Crave power? Get a taste of it in the newest version of PC game SimCity; In it, you build and govern your own city, then fill it with characters that you’ve created   By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 20 March 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow… Read More »