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      25.08.2002 03:49
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      Computer Games are the source of many sleepless nights, much emotion and expenditure. It’s a fact most of us have at least tried to play on a game whether it be on an old Sega Megadrive, or a latest Gamecube. But the real shame about game consoles is that no matter how good they seem at the time, one day they will be sold off for pounds at a car boot sale. Take the original Nintendo Gameboy for example; Wow, portable gaming, Wow! Now looking back it seems like a brick that we had to trailer round with us. However there is one game system that will not become obsolete with time. It will only improve. In case you have never tried to play online games then I will try an explain how it works. Basically online games can be coded in many different forms and then it is placed on a website like a picture would be. Then you can play it as if it was any normal computer game. Simple, but its becoming ever more popular as technology becomes better and more advanced. The way the games are made and run is varied but here is a few examples; Flash – Flash is a popular game coding program, and I’m fairly sure you would have come across it sometime. Many websites use it not just for games but for other dynamic content. To run in a browser it requires a small download called a ‘Plugin’ which allows it to run. Examples of Flash can be found at www.FlashKit.com Shockwave - Very similar to Flash apart from it is created more based for games than websites. It is a professional piece of software that costs around £200 or more, and so It is found more often by business sites or bigger sites. Examples of Shockwave can be found at www.ShockWave.com Vitalize! – This is a fairly new browser plugin that allows games created by anyone to be put on the internet. I myself use this plugin to put my games on the internet. It is fast loading and games are high quality. Examples of Vitalize! Can be found at www.Vitali
      zeMe.com There are loads more and I could go on, but I’ll get back on subject. The fact that Online Gaming will never become obsolete in my opinion is that more and more of these plugins will be created allowing more and more advanced features, such as 3D soon hopefully! Just a simple download will allow you to play the faster, better games – And all for FREE! In case you haven’t played online games I really would suggest it as it can provide hours of fun, for no money (except phone bill!) and minimum effort. In my opinion it is a great way to play computer games but I should come to a few disadvantages. 1) Some games can be painfully slow to load on a 56K modem so be warned. 2) Don't expect 3D first person, 50 level shooting games. Technology isn't quite that advanced yet. 3) Some games are .. to be honest... rubbish. So don't give up if you stumble on the odd one or two. An however much I like playing online games, It doesn’t quite beat playing it with you mates round the T.V on the old SNES, but I suppose that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea anyway. Oh well, enjoy the games the internet has to offer...

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        07.08.2002 07:51
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        We advise you to prepare your review offline, then to copy it to this space. This ensures that in the event of a connection time-out your contribution is not lost on posting.I got introduced to this site recently by a friend who claimed she was addicted to monopoly on the site. Obviouly she wanst that obsessed with it cos she was out drinking with me, but you get my drift? I went on the site just for a quick nosy around and a look to see if it really was as good as she was making out. Theres a wide choice of different games to play including Monopoly, Sorry, scrabble and loads of others. I registered, ( for Free) and withing ten minutes was as addicted as my freind to Monopoly. Its a really easy site to use and relativly nice to look at The games themselves can be a bit slow moving sometimes and all the street names are americn. But you can always gaurentee a partner. and when you go to each games front page theres a mini description of the game and a breif history of it. Ive spoken to people from all over the world at some point or another on this site. It seems that there are some games which really are popular the world over. and most of them are on this site The only problems I ever have is that sometimes because it is a busy site the connecion always takes a while to get going and you can get disconnected. On the whole though its pretty damn good! Value for money and an interesting way to while away the afternoon when the weather out there aint too bad! I would recomend this sites both to Kids and adults alike theres even a launguage filter so the parents arnt worried. Go on check it out,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, you know you want to!

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          03.08.2002 07:59
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          Orisinal .com, is one of the best online games sites around in the web. All the games are free, and you need Flash to play them. The games download very quickly, each approx. 100-200kb. The layout of the website is very nice, very proffesional. On the main screen you are presented with 29 small icons, each a different enjoyable game. All the games are mini-games, nothing too complicated, with each having their very own highscore board. The games themselves are a pleasant suprise, each one different, and eachone having their own exclusive soundtrack. This site is really fun. Games like 'The Truth Is up There' where you have to position your camera to record UFO's flying past. Other games include the very enjoyable 'Apple Season' and 'The perilous Voyage' So go on check it out, its a great online games site, really fun too!

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            28.05.2002 00:54
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            Online games are the latest craze to be found and pushed to the limit on speed but now with high speed internet you can play full pc games like sim city and more. But you can still play all the old games and all the new games and that’s not it. Now you can play all types of games and most of the online games are free from loads of websites. for more free online game sites search the rest of dooyoo

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              23.05.2002 21:38

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              i hav no idea what im opinioning about! - Advantages: fun - Disadvantages: not fun!

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              30.04.2002 18:53
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              Any peasant can become Lord of their own province, but only the greatest can survive. Being a leader in the world of Utopia will challenge your every skill and demand your careful attention. Without diplomacy and tact, you will never rise to the respect the people demand of you. You must decide when to be ruthless and when to be compassionate. Will you run an empire of might or magic? Perhaps one of cunning and betrayal? Alas, it is almost impossible to do them all. Every decision, every challenge will be yours and yours alone. Are you ready to be a Lord or Lady in Utopia? Utopia is a mystical Fantasy world set in a make belive land where many different races of creatures live side by side.The game is seperated into ages and each age runs for roughly 2 months at a time.Upon entering an age you are given a province and your province is placed in a kingdom with 24 other provinces.All other provinces are controlled by real people so there is no computer interaction every action you make will be against another individual.Your first decision upon arriving is to select your race and the selections are as follows Humans Dwarves Elves Orcs Faeries Halflings Avians UnDead Each race has its on particular advantages,some for example are strong warriors others maybe have powerful mages or highly trained thieves. Once you have selected your race and been placed into your kingdom the first thing you must do is learn to co-exist with your kingdom mates and you must all decide on a monarch to lead your kingdom.Everybody has 1 vote on who they wish the monarch to be and whoever gains the majority will be rewarded with the power of the monarchy. Utopia time moves a lot faster that real time 24 hours is equivalent to 1 Utopian month so a lot of actiopn can take place in one day. You are given the repsonsibility of growing your lands and putting your peasents to work there are many different buil
              dings to be built and again each one has its own specific advantages and what you build depends really on whether you desire to become a powerfull warrior,a powerful mystic ,a deadly thief or a combination of the 3. However where utopis really comes into its own is during War. The monarch of your kingdom will search various other kingdoms until he finds a suitable target and once found he will declare them to be a hostile kingdom and this is where the fun really begins. You can then conduct operations against any province you choose in this Kingdom.You can attack with the power of your armies or destroy them with spells causing natural disasters and great unrest among there population or you can send your thieves into there territory to steal there possesions.Eventually the hostilities between the two kingdoms will degenerate into a state of war and the battle will rage on until either one kingdom admits defeat or if both sides agree a peace pact. Ihave played many online games in the past and this is without a doubt the finest i have come across it is located at www.games.swirve.com/utopia/ It is entirely free to play and i have made many friends all over the world from it.Give it a try im sure you wont be dissapointed

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                28.02.2002 03:33
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                There is a wide range of online games on the Internet ranging from role-playing to shoot em up. The most popular ones are the world wide ones. Like neopets or java games. The Internet is a game network. If you have only just got the internet then I would highly recommend www.neopets.co.uk as you can make friends and do many other things. There are many betting and gambling websites but of course you have to have money to be able to gamble and bet. There are also large community games where a large number of people are playing at once. The Internet is the best place to play games.

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                  09.01.2002 00:15
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                  Virtual Dog.com is something I stumbled upon during the very quiet times at work (we have a lot of them!) I wanted something to do (before I found Dooyoo it was a struggle to find anything of any interest or fun on the net) I went onto Ask Jeeves & asked for a virtual pet - along came the Virtual dog! You log onto the site and are greeted by them asking you for your dogs licence number and your e-mail address. If you don't already have a dog you can click on the 'adopt a free pooch' link. You are then whisked away to the virtual dog pound where you can choose your very own mutt. Here they have 4 groups of dogs that range from Labrador's, Dalmatians, pugs, short haired dachshund and many more!! They tell you about the nature of the dog and how easy it learns & what they were used for e.g hunting, guarding etc. You take your pick! You have to think of a name for your dog and then add your name & e-mail address and tell them if you prefer a female or a male dog. You click on the dog to take him home. Once you have chosen the dog and asked to take him home you will receive a license number for your dog and a password (this is your e-mail address) You will receive a confirmation e-mail that will advise you of your license number, in case you have forgotten to jot it down. You then have to click on 'take the dog home' again and then you are inside your little house! This is where the adventure really starts... This is an adventure for anyone who does not have the time for a real dog and wants a bit of fun. The dogs require daily attention at minimum they need to be fed, watered and pooped! You compete against other players who may have had their dogs for some time so it's a long rise to fame! The better care you take of your dog the higher your score will be. Neglect him/her and it may runaway! You have to buy the dog food and treats from the pet shop and manage the money you are given
                  . You start with $100 and earn $45 per week. You explore the site and discover new things on the site, if you have problems there are help buttons with FAQ's. You can also have live chats with other players (I haven't done this though - no access on work pc's to live chats!) The decor of the house is something that even changing rooms couldn't sort out! ....brown walls & patterned blue carpet with a mustard coloured sofa, never mind though it's the dogs we're here for, not the interior design! From here you will see there is a wallet on the table where you can check how much money you have got and if you have any lottery tickets! You can purchase these from the newspaper seller for $1, you also need to buy a newspaper to clean up your dogs poop - or the police will be on your case! All dogs are trained to poop at the fire hydrants! Luckily! From the house you can go into the kitchen & give the dog it's food (after you have bought this from the pet shop) and water. You can then take your dog for walks & train it to fetch a stick, you also have to find which pack of dogs are it's friends! The better you train it the higher your score will become. There are other places to find money too, down by the waterfront for example. The police are about so you must be careful. You have to visit the dog everyday to feed and poop him etc. (only poop once a day though!) and if you can't you have to pop them in the kennels for a day or two (this costs you money) If you don't they will make a right mess of the house - pooping and chewing & knocking things over! There is also a vet that will give your dog vaccinations & other treatments, good for your dogs health but as always....cost's money This is a great game for both adults and children (I thought so anyway!) Kids may appreciate the time and effort that goes into looking after pets and may even start to appreciate the cost too! I have tried other pet sites such as neopets & these were not as easy to navigate & not half as much fun! Give it a go enjoy or money back guaranteed!! Go on, what are you waiting for?!

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                    30.10.2001 01:33
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                    Much the same as most of my fellow Ciao?ers, I?m a person who really appreciates making extra cash and winning prizes. Well, I see you ears have pricked up at the sound of that. This site won?t make you piles of money but you can bag yourself and a few friends some great prizes. www.tourdevive.com was recommended to my by a colleague. This site is run by Ford (the ford that makes cars) and I have to say it?s rather good. Imagine being able to travel the world from your own PC, jetting off to Iceland at the click of you mouse button, well you can with tourdevive.com. It?s an unusual and fun ideal that involves traveling from country to country (virtually of course), visiting festivals and events, answering questions, earning team points and hopefully bagging a great prize. So what?s it all about?.. read on. STEP 1 ****** Join up! It really simple, from the home page click on new user and follow through to an explanation screen. At the bottom of the screen you click and create your own team. You are the drive and you can invite 4 other people to help you in your quest, this is not essential as you can just drive the car on your own. You will need to fill in some basic information and then hey presto you have your own team! STEP 2 ****** Playing the game, once you have joined up you can start your journey. Click on Road Trip and select a destination. You will then go through to what should be quite a simple question, Get this right and you are awarded points for your team. If you are not sure of the answers you can send the question on to other members of your team and they can suggest an answer. Once you have guessed the main question correctly you take a VIP stop, in this section you are given 10 further questions, which if answered correctly gets you more points for the team. At the end of the round you will be asked to pick your next destination. Once pick
                    ed your invite can take a few days to turn up in your email. Once you receive the invitation you can log back onto the site and take on the next part of the challenge. This carries on with each destination you visit, you cannot take on the next destination until you have arrived there and received an email to confirm your next challenge?..and so on ?..and so on. STEP 3 ****** The important part PRIZES! The points you accumulate from your challenges can be used to buy entries to prize draws. Some cost only a few points to enter so have a lower chance of winning as many people enter buying multiple entries. Some however have a high point cost, these prizes are the ones to go for, they may cost more money, but few people enter because of this, so the odds of winning are much greater. Most draws have multiple prizes, i.e. an over night stay in the Alton Towers Hotel and a 2 day pass. If you win this you may take your 4-team members or 4 friends of your choice. There is usually more than one team that can win; with Alton Towers 3 teams can win the prize. There is a very wide range of prize you can win. These include: A holiday to Hong Kong, Odeon Vouchers, Pizza Express Vouchers, Ten pin bowling, Dry slope Ski, Fine dinning, Alton Towers, Power boating and many others. The competitions are staggered so the don?t all close at the same time, each week one or two competitions seem to be drawn. You can win, I know someone that has won a leisure trip on this site, so its possible if you play the odds right. FINALLY ******** The site is easy to navigate; it uses nice colours that are easy on the eye, and most importantly its fun. If you?re a sucker for trivia and the promise of prizes, this site is for you. So go on troops rally (pardon the pun) round and join up. I know I have probably slashed my odds incredibly let you all in on this site???.but hey if you win you kn
                    ow where to find me! Please let me know if you should be lucky enough to bag a prize, it would be nice to hear some success stories. Good luck, Happy Motoring B xxx

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                      13.10.2001 21:00
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                      www.planetarion.com is the game that will change your life. It is set in a futursitic background in space. The idea is build up your planet in the method of constrution, research, your fleet (army) and PDS (planet defence system). there is MIRC chat applet built in and politics for the whole of your galaxy. The idea is to become the most dominant planet and galaxy in the universe. You have huge Galatic and universal wars and make alliances with other galaxys. When you join you get your own planet in a galaxy far far away. You have the option to chosse Your Planet name and the ruler of the planet. You can get your friends involved and make your own galaxy with them. Unfortunatly the game costs but the charge is well worth it! If you like games like INFANTRY and DARK GALAXY then this is just your cup of tea!

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                        04.10.2001 12:58
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                        Yes really is true; my Cock never got on with my Goose, so I had to sell it! But it likes a Blue Tit and Thrush! No, that statement is nothing to do with me being vulgar and no, I’m not on about bodily organs and sexually transmitted diseases, I’m talking about my animals in my Zoo. What Zoo? I hear you say, have you gone bananas? Well, my ZigZagZoo, that is! And yes, I have gone bananas! I first came across “zigzagzoo.com” the other day whilst searching for online games to play, so being the inquisitive person I am, I took a quick look, and then joined up and I have to say, its one of the craziest and addictive online-games I have seen. The game is a text based (no graphics at all), profit-making game (by this, I don’t mean actual cash, just profit making in the game itself), a bit like buying shares on the stock market, but there is a lot more fun to it than that, you also have to keep your Zoo happy and healthy. What’s the main aim of the game? -------------------------------- The main aim of the game is to run a Zoo and also make a profit, you see, each animal has a set value and these values change at an hourly rate, more like shares in a company, the prices of your animals can be very volatile, I mean you could buy 10 Elephants for $33.50 each one minute and before you know it they are only worth $27.35 each, so you’ve made a big loss. Another aim of your Zoo, is to keep your animals healthy and happy, you don’t want any animals in there that can’t stand another one of your animals, as you can actually lose out, as they fight and kill each other, thus meaning you’ve lost the monies you paid out for them, as well as lower the mood of any other animals you may have in your Zoo. There are also vaccinations to be done; I mean you don’t want your Blue Tit getting Bubonic Plague, do you? The vaccinations cost a couple of dollars, but s
                        ave you from losing any of your beloved animals. How do I keep my animals happy? ----------------------------------- Well, each animal has its own characteristic, i.e. Star sign, Favourite Tree, Hobbies, etc, so as you can imagine, you need to buy other animals that have similar interests, thus meaning they’ll get on and make each other happy, they also have feelings towards other animals that can be bought, these include Hates, Likes, Loves, Adores, Worships, Idolises, Fantasises over or Would die for, so once again, once you have bought your first animal, look out for any other animals, that at least Like your first animal, don’t buy any that hate each other. Here is an example of my Blue Tits profile: ------------------------------------------- Star Sign: Pisces, Favourite Tree: Binary Search Tree, Main Hobby: Foam bashing, Favourite Curry: Sag Paneer, Lucky Kitchen Utensil: Egg-Slicer, Allergic to: Ants Eggs, Really admires: Home and Away storylines, Susceptible to: Bubonic Plague. So, as you can see, it’s a pretty nonsensical game and there is a bit of humour threw in which adds to the enjoyment and there are the moods to think of, the more animals you buy that your original animal likes/loves/adores, etc, the more happier your animals will get, and the happier they get, the more chance of them mating. So, what happens when your Animals are happy? --------------------------------------------- Well, to put it bluntly, they multiply, yes you keep your animals happy and they’ll mate and produce more animals for you, thus meaning you are gaining extra stock at no cost and giving you a chance to sell them off at a profit. This will keep your Bank manager happy! Yes, you also have a bank manager to keep happy, and the happier he is, the bigger overdraft he’ll allow you, thus meaning you can expand your Zoo immensely, there is also a referral scheme, meani
                        ng any friends or family that join through your referral link, gives you further funds to spend and also enhances your profit margin. Is that it? What do I do now I have my Zoo? ------------------------------------------- Well, you can join other peoples Leagues or even make up your own League and compete against other Zoo owners around the globe, or you can make a private league, just between you and your friends. This is easily done and the leagues are very easy to set-up. Does it cost anything? And can I win anything? No, it is a totally free to use game and there are no hidden agendas in here, i.e. forcing you to sign-up for various Internet-related schemes, on the winning things side of the game, well, I don’t really know, it appears that certain companies set up “Sponsored Leagues” to which you join and compete for the prize on offer, but at this moment it appears these Sponsored leagues are very rare. Summary: I enjoy messing about with this game, I find it good fun and pretty well addictive, but no doubt some others may well think the game is pointless and boring. You don’t get any fantastic graphics; actually, as I have stated there are no graphics included at all, it is just a nice and simple text-based game that is very easy to understand. Should you decide to join up, please use my referral name, which is the same as on here “brianlfc” (Don’t worry Dooyoo, I’m not making money out of this program, its just a bit of fun) and let me know and I’ll accept you into any leagues I set-up (Actually, I think I’ll set up a Dooyoo league). There are also chat facilities on the site, but I have not attempted to use them, so I can’t really comment on them. Anyway, I’m off now, to see how my Ox is getting on with my Sea Cucumber or whether my Gerbil has killed any of my Gorillas, Seeya.

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                          26.09.2001 02:45
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                          Online gaming... Whilst far from the ideals put forward by Hollywood (see Existenz) It's a massive phenomena. But it could be so much more easier, simpler and more fun. I have two online gaming "platforms". A decent PC which cost me nearly £1000 with 56k modem and a Sega Dreamcast, which cost me less than £100, with a 33.6k modem. So which do I have more fun on? Well it's the Dreamcast hands down. It's a pity the Dreamcast did not sell, and Sega have stopped releasing online games for it. PC online gaming can be incredibly difficult to get going. I have Unreal Tournament, Quake III and Kingpin. After having speaking to friends, I realised I had to download an 8mb patch for Unreal Tournament to play, and a similar one for Quake III. Luckily PC Zone decided to put patches on it's cover CD. Also whilst I can play UT and Quake online, I can't play them competitively. I live in an area where I cannot get ADSL or cable, I can only get ISDN which I don't really want to pay for. I have to put up with ping times of around 300ms - almost 1/3 of a second. There are people with ping times 60 - they shoot me before their character comes on to my screen. My modem is a hardware internal modem, so I know it not that. It's fun but... I can play Quake III on my Dreamcast. Unfortunatly I have to pay local calls charges - 4p during the day, 1p at weekend. It's expensive. But it's far more fun. Everyone has the same modem - 33.6k. It's slower than my PC one, but this doesn't matter because the PC one only recieves at 56k - it sends at 33.6k. Ping times seem far lower than on the PC. They should be - Sega's network is exclusively for games, not massive downloads off morpheus. Also everyone is at the same speed. I brought the keyboard and mouse, so for me personally I see no need to play the PC version. Beware though - the call charges really mounted up w
                          hen I played Phantasy Star. My June phone bill was £80 - £45 of this was the Sega connection number. It's on my Bestfriend, so I get 20% off, but it's hefty. But I suppose it's a tribute to how masterful and addictive Sega's RPG is. If only the console had actually sold well! When we all have broadband (through PC or console) online gaming will rule. For now I still feel true online fun, in Action games at least, limited to those of us who BT have deemed suitable for the Fat Pipe

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                            On-line gaming is something that has really started to take off over recent years as the growth of the internet means that many people have access to a PC either at home or work with network access. Many of the more popular computer games can be played over the internet against other people, but these often require you to have the game installed on your PC – games like ‘Half-Life’ for example. Nowadays there are a large number of websites that allow you to play a game via the website without the need to have anything special installed on your computer, one such site that I have discovered is ‘Smiliegames’ – www.smiliegames.com. So, what do you get? A very flash (ironic as Flash is used here) presentation allows you to look at the games that are available to play – a rundown of which is below: Bowling BarWars PacMan Bugbuster Sam Spade Soccer Shootout The Amazing Snail Nutz Turtle Hurtle Hopit Incoming Formula Racing Block 4 Vectrox Galaga Pool Conkers Six Nations Conversion eChess Invaders Darts Solitaire Xeroids Genepool Drop4 All of these games are variants on older arcade games – a real blast from the past for me. There are maze games like ‘Pac man’ and ‘The Amazing Snail’ to more traditional blasters like ‘Galaga’. Many of these games can be played against the computer as well as against other people who are on the website at the same time as you. What sets out smiliegames though? The games are of a very high standard in terms of graphics, as with other sites though the games themselves are hit and miss but with such a large choice to pick from there is bound to be something that appeals to you. You can also register with smiliegames too. By doing this you are emailed about new games that are added as well as informati
                            on about the site itself. All the games come with their own instructions about how to play and what controls to use. Should you get stuck though there is a very helpful on line technical support section where most questions are answered in a fairly plain-English style of writing that even the most technophobe will understand. There are also competitions to enter too and screensavers to download. The main attraction of course is the games themselves and they work very well. My personal favourite is Pac Man, but then I always liked this game so I’m kind of biased I think! A handy site to while-away some spare time on, the constantly updated games make it a site worth popping back to now and again to relive some of those arcade classics!

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                            17.09.2001 04:39
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                            Over a vast period of time gamers have been tremendously please with the fact that they are playing computer games with fast improving graphics against A.I creatures or with their friends on multiplayer in which you plug a controller into a socket and play split-screen. Everyone played like this for many years and we still do now but then there are some who expect a bit much more than that. Now that the online gaming experience has been invented (firstly for the PC) every new console seems to be coming equipped with online options at some stage. Also it seems to me, now all up and coming consoles are expected to be fully equipped with online capabilities to win the ‘Console War’. Now this to me is asking way too much from computer games companies. They like inventing fresh experiences for gamers to have fun with and contain an entertaining time with your console. All these companies Like Nintendo or Acclaim have spent years making games like these and are facing the fact they will have to start putting online play in their new titles just to get more sales. Like in a DC magazine they said about Outrigger that they gave it 92% but would have given it 96% if it had online play. Now this seems petty and although I like online games, I do not think that normal old-fashioned games should or ever will be replaced by online games. IT seems to me that the only games that have online options are: FPS’s, racing games, war games (Cossacks, C&C) and this isn’t a big part of gaming just a small fraction. Platform games, some beat em ups, and a few arcade games aren’t really designed for multiplayer and it would be hard to make online games from this meaning that there will be games in the future that aren’t online and do not get completely dominated by the online world (hopefully). In my opinion Nintendo are slightly reluctant to join this online craze, as their games are very successful as it is. If you think about
                            it, we have had a mega good time for most of our gaming lives playing against A.I or your friends in the same room, but is it time to move on? Maybe we have to face the fact that gaming is taking a new turn with the new millennium and that we al have to move on. But do not let your heads hit the floor in disappointment as this is going to be a new opening in the gateway of games! What many others and I have forgotten is that there will always be a single player and multiplayer for us to have a go with. Meaning that having an online feature will just improve on more that’s already there!! If the companies that supply us with the games keep up the good work and don’t let the online options slow their game making genius down and it keeps to the same… better than before then I am very pleased to see online games going through. I am very happy to play online games while having a bash with my mates! Although it will take a while for this to all settle in, it looks like a very exciting time for the next five years. Cheers, T_W (:)

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                              Uproar is a site purely devoted to playing games. The great thing about the site is that with most of the games you play there is a chance of winning prizes as long as you are a member. It is free to register and pretty straightforward. The games that they have on the site are split into the following categories: Game Shows Word games Trivia Arcade Bingo Sports Teasers Game shows There is a choice here of Blankety Blank, Family Fortunes, Catchphrase and To Tell The Truth. These run just like the real gameshows except that as a bonus you are in a chat room so you can talk to the other contestants while you are playing (only if you are registered). The games may take a while to load initially but they are good fun and all offer cash prizes. These are administered by way of a draw and the higher you score in the games the more chances you have in the draw. Word Games Here you can either choose from Wordox or Puzzle- A-Go-Go. You can only win prizes with Puzzle A-Go-Go. These run in a similar fashion to the games above but as the category suggests consist of word puzzles. Trivia There are lots of games to choose from here: Picture This (the only one that doesn’t pay), Trivia free for All, Picture Blitz, 100% Blitz, Classic Trivia Blitz, Entertainment Trivia Blitz and Specials trivia Blitz. The first three are of game show style but the Blitz games are different. These consist of a series of 10 questions which you can attempt as many times as you wish. Once you have received a good enough score (usually about 60%) you will be entered into the weekly draw for £15. You can only enter the draw once a week and the questions change every week. An example of the Classic Trivia Blitz is below. Try it out but remember you need to register with the site to be able to enter the draw. Arcade These are fun games such as Losing your marbles, Beat the
                              Bead, Battle Rox, Fill it, Space Birds, War Zone and Knock your Block Off which do not offer any chance of winning prizes and are all in the style of arcade games. Bingo These are games in the game show style which are games of bingo. There are two to choose from Bingo Blitz and Full house Bingo. As the name suggests in Full House Bingo you have to get a full house in order to win a prize which is determined by the amount of players in the room at the time. In Bingo Blitz there are a variety of ways to win depending on the round you are playing and by calling bingo you will receive prize draw entries. Sports These are all blitz games as described before but with a sports theme: F1 trivia Blitz, Football trivia blitz and sport Trivia Blitz. They also offer entries into a weekly prize draw for 315 Casino There are 5 games here to choose from: Big deal Video Poker, Blackjack, Quick 21, One Armed bandits Booty, 3 Card Monty. There is not an opportunity to chat in these games and you only win prize draw entries by playing Big deal Video Poker or one armed bandits booty for which you get entered in a weekly £100 draw. Teasers There are a great variety of teasers including Abstraction, Blockslide, Puzzle Pusher, Dice Trix, Bug Solitaire, Reversi, Daily Nutcracker, How Low can You Go. You only get the opportunity to be paid for the last two which if you get if you get the daily puzzle correct you will gain 1 draw entry in the weekly draw for £10. General Comments The site is great fun and the puzzles are entertaining especially when you get the opportunity to chat with other players. The fact that there is an opportunity to win money is a great bonus.

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