In response to Need for Speed Underground, Acclaim presents Juiced, an urban-racing title that lets gamers design and race customized cars through tight city streets. The demo provides an excellent preview of the racing action, if not the customization features. We enjoyed learning the driving mechanics and basic racing tactics, but with no instructions, we wondered what gameplay we were missing.
This demo has an excellent look and feel, but it's up to you to learn how to play. Driving is driving, of course, and most players will figure out the basic controls: Up, down, left, and right control … Read more
If you love the ocean, you ought to enjoy Talking Maritime Encyclopedia. The program presents hundreds of nautical terms, from A.B. (able-bodied seaman) to Zulu time (another term for GMT). You can search the entire database or browse by letter. An animated character named Mari reads the written definitions out loud in a British voice. Mari's diction isn't very smooth, and sometimes she asks how she can help without providing a way for the user to answer. You easily can hide and show her from the system-tray icon.
You can find many definitions in a regular dictionary, … Read more