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JULY 1998 | VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2


BYTES & PICAS

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BYTES & PICAS ARCHIVE


PLAYSTATION / NINTENDO |
Top Console Games | Rob Turmel


 

BYTES & PICAS will feature monthly gaming and technology updates for Playstation, Nintendo 64 and PC platforms.

 

CONTENTS
IN BOX
COLUMNISTS
LINKS OF THE MONTH
QUESTIONNAIRE



RELATED LINKS
Laird's Web Junk

 
Top TenPC games

KEVIN LAIRD | Lately, the PC Gaming genre has been losing many devoted fans due to the rising costs of gaming. In order to keep up with this incredibly fast industry, gamers have been required to upgrade their systems every time a new technology is implemented. In most cases, after spending so much money keeping their systems up to par there is very little money left to buy games. Gamers need to know which games are worth their $50 investments. This list of the best PC games on the market will help you reap the benefits of the most rewarding gaming platform.

TOP 10 PC Games

  1. Total Annihilation (Core Contingency)

  2. Unreal

  3. Carmageddon (Splat Pack)

  4. Jedi Knight

  5. Quake II

  6. Diablo

  7. Duke Nukem 3D

  8. Tomb Raider I and II

  9. Wing Commander Prophecy

  10. You Don't Know Jack Netshow (free)

Total Annihilation and Core Contingency

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Total Annihilation has been my latest obsession over the past few months. I can't count how many times I have been engulfed in an intense skirmish only to look at a clock and realize that it is four o'clock in the morning and that I have to be at work in two hours. For Command and Conquer fans this game should be a dream come true.

Tremendous improvements have been made on the graphics and the Artificial Intelligence in this game. Also important is the dedication that Cavedog (the maker of TA) has given to this game. New units for the game are being produced every month at the company's home site and are available for download. Included in this game is a level editor which allows gamers to create their own battlegrounds. If you are going to spend your $50 on a game definitely buy this one if you haven't already.

Unreal

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I have been waiting for this one for a long time. I first heard of it back in May 1997. All of the work that GT interactive has been putting into this game over the last few years has definitely paid off. Unreal sports amazingly beautiful graphics, but don't stop and enjoy it just yet because that alien that spotted you from the shadows is now hunting you down.

The artificial intelligence in this game is incredible. Once an alien spots you, it will do anything to kill you including: opening doors, using elevators, ambushing you and even finding a way to come up behind you! This is definitely a Quake killer. Like Total Annihilation, Unreal ships with its own level editor. The editor is somewhat complicated for the average user to learn but once you get the hang of it you can create stunning levels that add to everyone's enjoyment of this game. If you have already bought Unreal be sure to stop by Unreal.com to pick up the latest patches. If you haven't bought it yet, make a point to do so.


KEVIN LAIRD is from Pawtucket, RI. He is a staff writer for Renaissance Online Magazine. more
Email: klaird@mail2.gis.net | Website: http://www.gis.net/~laird/

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