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w w w . p r o p h e c y. c o . z a May 2003 | Volume 6 Issue 2 SA Edition

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Cover: That's right, the Incredible Green Meatball takes over our cover this month... he threatened to smash us if we didn't...


CONTENTS REGULARS Ed’s Note Inbox The Domain of The_Basilisk Role Playing Anime Lazy Gamer’s Guide: Asus Notebook Freeloader Internet Community.za PC News Console News Technology News The Awards Leisure Reviews: Music & DVDs Send Off

PC REVIEWS 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 26 32 36 40 54 96 98

HARDWARE MSI FX5800 Ultra-TD8X Logitech IO Pen Labtec Desk Mic Logitech PS2 Mouse

88 90 92 92

Splinter Cell Divine Divinity Freelancer IGI 2: Covert Strike The Italian Job Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Rallisport Challenge TOCA Race Driver Zoo Tycoon Marine Mania

56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72

C O N S O LE R E V I E W S Primal [PS2] Big Mutha Truckers [PS2] Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven [PS2] International Superstar Soccer 2 [PS2] Pac Man World 2 [PS2] Golden Sun [GBA]

74 76 77 78 80 82


F EAT U R E S Newbie GameSpeak Glossary [email protected] Sound Card Round Up Unreal Tournament 2003: Level Editing

24 82 94

The Hulk Red Faction 2 Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter Restaurant Empire Fable Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight

44 46 48 49 50 52

COVER CD DEMOS Echelon Harbringer

61.8 MB 69.8 MB

MOVIES Enter The Matrix Extras Far Cry Gamers Gate Nintendo GameQuest 2003 Ryzom StarCraft Ghost The Animatrix - A Detective Story

53.8 MB 2.5 MB 8.6 MB 26.5 MB 41.5 MB 13.6 MB 117.0 MB

PATCHES IGI 2 - Update & Dedicated Server No One Lives Forever 2 v1.3 Patch Unreal 2 v1403 Patch

40.3 MB 28.1 MB 4.1 MB

MODIFICATIONS - ADD ONS TOCA Race Driver Fan Site Toolkit Unreal Tournament 2003 Epic Bonus Pack

6.1 MB 149 MB

UTILITIES AdAware 6 AMP WinOFF DivX Video 5.0.3 Fresh Diagnose SendTo Toys Winamp 2.90

1.5 MB 0.5 MB 3.0 MB 1.2 MB 0.5 MB 2.2 MB

DRIVERS ATi Catalyst 3.2 Control Panel ATi CATALYST V3.2 Drivers (Win 9x / ME / 2000 / XP) nVidia Detonator Drivers Version 43.45 (9X / ME / 2000 / XP)

4.7 MB 12.3 MB 15.8 MB

CHEATS Cheatbook Oct 2002 - Apr 2003 Updates


677 MB

Bitch & Moan

With regards to The Hulk and Enter the Matrix… In some way I'm annoyed that Hollywood is now smearing their glitzy veneer all over gaming. My first reaction is a street brawling, hey, back off… this is our territory and if you think you can come in here and turn our precious digital world into more Forest Gump and Driving Miss Daisy you're going to run into a big green fist with your teeth on it. The second [latent] reaction is one of dejected realisation, knowing it was inevitable and then secretly hoping the game in question will be fun because the movie was half decent… I know, I'm a fool but at least I have hope. What are your comments on Hollywood and gaming - send mail to [email protected] With regards to bad service… I don't normally do this, but this month I've been pushed to the extreme… nudged over the edge, and hurled far beyond my breaking point. So in retaliation I'm going to use whatever influence I have to persuade all NAG readers to avoid the following companies… I'm starting an ongoing campaign headlined as follows: Entities that don't deserve your money… I'm going to keep adding to this list each month or whenever it comes up any companies that have dished out poor service to me and I'll even offer up a brief description of the problem I experienced. I've had enough of their stinking attitudes and if I turn just one person away from using, buying etc. their products or services then I've won a minor battle in this war. It's bizarre that they spend so much time and energy, not to mention money, on trying to get