Untitled - NAG

suppose you could have a list of publications you rely on to .... What we had were lists of games .... you should listen to when it comes to the DS is Nintendo itself.
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Ed’s Note Industry News Community.za Inbox Domain of the Basilisk Gaming News Technology News Lifestyle: Anime & Manga Lifestyle: Books, Graphic Novels & Music Lifestyle: Role Playing Lifestyle: Figurines & Comics Lifestyle: URL Retro: Atari 520ST Retro: Legacy - Gangster Games Game Over

FEATURES 14 16 76 94

Nolan Bushnell Interview DS vs PSP DFI Interview Unreal Engine 3.00

PREVIEWS 30 32 34 36

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Preview Introduction Athens 2004 Catwoman FlatOut: Developer Diary part two

REVIEWS 44 46 48 50 51 52 53 54 56 58 60 62 64 64 66 66 68 69 70

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Reviews Introduction Counter Strike: Condition Zero Fight Night 2004 Hitman: Contracts Blade & Sword TOCA Race Driver 2 Spy Hunter 2 Perimeter Battle Mage Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots Lords of the Realm III Ganglands Fire Emblem Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Pokémon Colosseum Tak and the Power of Juju This is Football 2004 R-Type Final Singstar

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Lazy Gamer’s Guide: Acrylclear II Case Hardcor3 Roundup - Wireless LAN ASUS A8V Deluxe & Athlon 64 3500+ ASUS WL-330 Portable 802.11g Access Point ASUS & Sapphire ATi X800 Pro Kingmax DDR 500 RAM HP iPAQ h4150 VideOH AVC2010 PCI RatPadz GS Mouse Pad RaveStation Dance Mat VideOH AVC1100 CD Xtreme Mouse Pad Evercool Water Cooling System

COMPETITION Demos Spider-Man 2 Movies Battlefield 2 | Call of Duty: United Offensive | ESWC 2004 | Prince of Persia 2 Republic Commando | Rumble Roses | Sid Meier’s Pirates Silent Hill 4 | The Battle for Middle Earth Trailer #2 Add-Ons Battle for Middle-Earth Wallpapers | The Sims 2 Body Shop Anime .PDF LO Magazine: Volume 2 - July 2004

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PC PS2 PC PC PC PS2 PC PC PC PC PC GBA GBA NGC PS2 PS2 PS2 PS2

ed’s note

Here Kitty... No story this month - the cover on this magazine was planned at least a day in advance.

Get out of the kitchen…

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s a rule I hate complaining - it never gets anything done, but I also make exceptions to most of my rules. Building the case: So people do a job because they are trained, some have learnt the art of their craft under the watchful guidance of a mentor, others simply have a knack and mostly everyone else is doing what they do because that's where they've ended up, and then there are some jobs any idiot can do… Refining the point: Bearing the above in mind, you certainly wouldn't find a situation where an air traffic controler asks the janitor to keep an eye on things while he pops out for a burger and Coke and you wouldn't find a neurosurgeon asking his patient to hold a tricky flap of skin out of the way while he was operating. Statement: There are some jobs that are best left to the professionals. Dramatisation: Unskilled personnel attempting these jobs might lead to serious mistakes occurring or in the case of a nuclear power plant more dire consequences for humanity. Save our souls. The point: I recently read an article in one of the largest SA newspapers about E3 - a lead up article and then a report back article and I was amazed and amused to see that the Xbox was due for an upgrade [?] and Snake Plissken [from Escape from New York fame] will be starring in the next Metal Gear Solid game. Minor errors I know but the whole flavour of both the articles was incorrect, focussing on the wrong things and painting a slanted picture about the biggest entertainment expo in the world. Annoying! Or am I being bitchy? NAG always has and always will be in favour of games, in all forms, enjoying more attention from the mainstream media, but for pity sake get the facts straight [and I'm not talking polygon counts and fill rates either]. Try talking about how real the game looks and how the charac