12/26/02 - Top Picks: "The Sims Online" Products
A charter edition, strategy, and more are available for The Sims Online.
12/26/02 - Review: "The Sims Online"
Build up your skills, make friends and money, and be whomever you want in "The Sims Online."
12/26/02 - Top Picks: Best of 2002
This was a year of many good releases, with a few revolutionary concepts.
12/24/02 - Review: "Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2"
It may not be perfect, but "Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2" has challenging courses, flashy cars, high quality graphics, and "Be The Cop" mode.
12/13/02 - Review: "Trailer Park Tycoon"
As the title suggests, you manage a trailer park in "Trailer Park Tycoon." You choose the trailers to build, make upgrades, set rent prices, and decorate their lawns.
12/05/02 - Joystick or a Yoke?
You can use a joystick or a yoke when playing a flight sim. Which device is right for you?
11/26/02 - Review: "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2"
The sequel to "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2" adds new themed scenery, stalls, shops, and editors to create scenarios and rollercoasters.
11/24/02 - "The Sims Unleashed" FAQ
The questions you want answers to about "The Sims Unleashed Expansion Pack."
11/23/02 - Review: "Combat Flight Simulator 3"
A combat flight sim game that will have battling in the European skies during World War II.
11/18/02 - Review: "Career Creator Pro"
Create and customize career tracks for "The Sims" easily with "Career Creator Pro." Salary, job descriptions, and skins are just a few of the aspects of a career track you can edit.
11/11/02 - Review: "Enigma Rising Tide"
"Enigma Rising Tide" is a naval sim set in the World War 1 era with Germany winning the war. Instead of recreating history "Enigma Rising Tide" gives us a chance to fight a war that has a different outcome.
10/30/02 - "The Sims Online" Beta Test
Take part in "The Sims Online" beta test to help find bugs and suggest improvements.
10/29/02 - Review: "Airlines 2"
Manage an airline in "Airlines 2."
10/27/02 - Review: "Emperor Rise of the Middle Kingdom"
A city building game based in Ancient China.
10/26/02 - Review: Cyber Acoustics CA-5001 Speaker Set
High quality speakers will surround capabilities that will please most gamers.
10/12/02 - Review: "Casino Empire"
Manage a casino in "Casino Empire."
10/05/02 - Review: "The Sims Unleashed Expansion Pack"
Pets, new objects, gardening, and more can be found in this expansion pack for "The Sims."
10/05/02 - Review: "The Sims Unleashed Strategy Guide"
"The Sims Unleashed Strategy Guide" is a helpful guide published by Prima Games.
10/05/02 - Review: Cyber Acoustics CA-3550 Speaker Set
A nice set of speakers that will make the casual gamer happy.
09/29/02 - Review: "Spring Break"
A game about building a resort for college kids.
09/26/02 - Review: "Battlefield 1942"
A World War II simulation that will have you flying planes and driving jeeps.
09/26/02 - Review: "The Sims Vacation Strategy Guide"
This strategy guide will help your Sims have a successful vacation.
09/26/02 - Review: "The Sims Deluxe"
"The Sims Deluxe Edition" repackages the original and "Living Large" together as one game.
09/24/02 - Top Picks: "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002" Scenery Add-Ons
The best scenery add-ons for "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002."
09/15/02 - Review: "Madden NFL 2003 Strategy Guide"
Prima Games has published a strategy guide for "Madden NFL 2003." Find out what it offers and if you need it.
09/15/02 - Top Picks: Impressions Games
Impressions Games has created some of the best city building games on the market.
09/10/02 - "Madden NFL 2003" Predicts Superbowl Winners
The development team simmed the season 30 times to get the game's predictions.
09/09/02 - Review: "Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds"
A real time strategy game based on the "Age of Empires" game engine. Play one of six civilizations in single or multiplayer campaigns.
09/09/02 - Top Picks: Empire Building Sims
Conquer the world in an empire building sim game.
09/05/02 - Top Picks: Medical Sims
Medical sims cover many areas: war zones, emergency room, and hospital management.
09/05/02 - Review: "Fast Food Tycoon 2"
Manage a pizza parlor in "Fast Food Tycoon 2." This is a great sequel, that fans of the original will love.
09/03/02 - Top Picks: Airport Sims
Take over an airport and all the responsibilities that come with it in these airport sim games. Setup security, manage traffic, and set flight schedules are just some of the tasks you'll have to complete.
09/03/02 - Top Picks: Transport Sims
Transport sims deal with either public or private systems. Transport sims cover a variety of areas, including cars, air traffic control, and railroads.
09/02/02 - Top Picks: Golf Sims
Play golf on beautiful courses, or manage your own resort in these golf sims.
09/02/02 - Top Picks: Football Sims
Football sims put in the quarterback's position or on the sidelines. Which ever way you prefer, there is a football game for you.
09/02/02 - Top Picks: Civilian Flight Sims
Civilian flight sims are relaxing and the scenary is often beautiful.
09/02/02 - Top Picks: Flight Sim Accessories
Hardcore flight sim fans will want more then just a good graphics card. Yokes, rudder pedals, headsets, and joysticks are hardware options flight simmers should consider buying.
09/02/02 - Top Picks: Skiing Sims
Skiing sims that bring the action from the outdoors to your desktop.
08/31/02 - Preview: "1503 A.D."
An overview, a list of key features, and screenshots of "1503 A.D."
08/29/02 - Review: "Madden NFL 2003"
The newest version of in the "Madden NFL" series was released August 12. Here's are my thoughts on the game.
08/27/02 - Review: "Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory"
Based on "Sid Meier's Gettysburg," "Austerlitz Napoleon's Greatest Victory" puts you in the middle of the battle between France, Austria, and Russia.
08/24/02 - "The Sims" Weekly Finds
"The Sims" Weekly finds helps making sure you get the best of the downloads a little easier. Each week this page will be updated with new downloads from even the littlest sites.
08/21/02 - "The Sims" and Windows XP
Help with decreasing load times caused by playing "The Sims" on Windows XP.
08/20/02 - "The Sims Hot Date" Guide
This resource is a collection of knowledge I have gathered about "The Sims Hot Date" expansion pack. Installation, new objects, Sim interests, Downtown, and creating dates are some of the topics discussed.
08/13/02 - Review: "Face Factory for The Sims"
Create faces for "The Sims" in 3D with this simple tool.
08/06/02 - Review: "Zoo Tycoon Dinosaur Digs" Expansion Pack
"Zoo Tycoon's" first expansion pack focuses on dinosaurs.
08/06/02 - Top Picks: Demos
A list of demos that are worth downloading.
08/06/02 - Top Picks: Future Releases
Anticipating the release of a game? Here are some of the games I am anxiously waiting to be released.
07/23/02 - Review: "StarLines INC"
"StarLines INC" is a space trading sim game, in which you are responsible for passengers, as well as, cargo. If you enjoy trading sims, you may like this.
07/20/02 - "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2" Screenshots
Preview screenshots of "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2" - due out in the fall of 2002.
07/16/02 - Mice for Gamers
The mouse is an important part of your computer. Optical is the way to go. I was forever cleaning the inside of my old one. Wireless is great for gaming however, long gaming sessions can really wear out mice.
07/16/02 - Top Picks: Free Sims
My picks of free simulation games on the web that you can download or play online.
07/16/02 - Organize Your Sim Wallpaper
Here's some help to delete unwanted wallpaper that you've collected over the years, using programs you can download for free.
07/14/02 - Preview: "The Sims Unleashed" Expansion Pack
Electronic Arts announced plans to release a new expansion pack for "The Sims" this September. The fifth expansion pack, "The Sims Unleashed," will be dedicated to pets.
07/09/02 - Visitor's Choices
Wondering what other gamers are playing? This top picks is a list of visitors' favorite simulation games based on site traffic.
07/02/02 - Top Picks: Tycoon Sims
Over the last year a myriad of "tycoon" games have been released. I've gotten to the point where, if I see the word tycoon used in a game title, I may run for the hills screaming. But there are a few good tycoon games out there.
06/25/02 - Top Picks: Train Sims
Train sims bring the world of model trains to your desktop. These games allow you to manage railroad systems and sit in the engineer's seat.
06/18/02 - "The Sims" Skins - Skins or SkinsBuy Folder?
"The Sims Hot Date" and "Vacation" expansion packs added a few new skin types to the game. After downloading skins to be used on Vacation Island and Downtown, it may be confusing as to which folder they should be placed.
06/11/02 - Review: "IL-2 Sturmovik"
"IL-2 Sturmovik" is a WWII combat flight simulator. The combat takes place in the air, and from the air to the ground.
06/04/02 - Review: "The Sims Living Large Expansion Pack"
"Living Large" is the first expansion pack for "The Sims." It adds career tracks, objects, and new interactions.
05/27/02 - Review: "Casino Mogul"
"Casino Mogul," also known as "Casino Tycoon," is a game about managing and designing the layout of your own casino. The concept is interesting, but overall lacks in gameplay.
05/17/02 - Preview: "Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3"
"Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3" is in development and scheduled to be released in the fall of 2002. This new version will add new gameplay options and take place during World War II."
05/13/02 - "The Sims" Painting Tutorial
This tutorial will teach you how to make a one-tile painting for "The Sims." I wrote the tutorial for Paint Shop Pro 7 users, but the instructions can easily be converted to another graphics program.
05/08/02 - "Civilization III: Play the World" Announced
Infogrames has announced "Civilization III: Play the World," an expansion pack for "Civilization III."
05/04/02 - Review: "Mall Tycoon"
"Mall Tycoon" is all about designing, building, and managing your own mall. The concept is great, but was it executed well?
05/04/02 - Preview: "SimCity 4"
This new edition of "Simcity" will feature new graphic and simulation engines, regional gameplay, and the ability to track the lives of individual residents as they go about their routines.
05/01/02 - Review: "Space Empires IV Gold"
"Space Empires" is a game of strategy, diplomacy, economics, and combat.
04/16/02 - Review: "Out of the Park 4"
If you are looking for a baseball game that lets you manage on and off field, look no further. Not only can you edit lineups, make draft choices, trade, hire coaches, and edit players, you can choose to manage the team during the game.
04/11/02 - Top Picks: Baseball Sims
Computer baseball games let you take control over the team and do things your way. Some of them let you control almost every aspect, including drafting players.
04/04/02 - Review: "The Sims Vacation Expansion Pack"
"The Sims Vacation" is the fourth expansion pack for "The Sims." The theme this time is vacations and letting your Sims enjoy themselves. An island that the Sims can escape to is added to the game (similar to "Hot Date's" downtown).
04/02/02 - Review: "Golf Resort Tycoon II"
Want a golf resort management sim for a reasonable price? You should think about "Golf Resort Tycoon II." In this game you have to build, design, and manage a golf resort, by building essential maintenance buildings and visitor attractions.
03/20/02 - Review: "Star Trek Bridge Commander"
"Star Trek Bridge Commander" is set in the Next Generation era. It is your mission to take command of a starship and investigate the case of a solar eruption, with the help of your crew, Captain Picard, and Commander Data.
03/08/02 - Review: "Tropico: Paradise Island Expansion Pack"
"Paradise Island" is a wonderfully done expansion pack that focuses on tourism and fixes a few bugs that are found in the original version.
03/08/02 - Review: "Moon Tycoon"
Your mission is to colonize and mine the moon for Helium 3 to save Earth. This is the first city building game based on the moon.
02/28/02 - Review: "911 Paramedic"
"911 Paramedic" is part of Legacy Interactive's Real Life Game Series. In this game you are the paramedic on call. You'll have to treat patients with a variety of ailments.
02/12/02 - Top Picks: Maxis Sims
Since the early '90s Maxis has been capturing the attention of many gamers. They have consistently developed addicting and entertaining simulation games.
02/12/02 - Review: "Age of Empires II Official Scenario Design Toolkit"
It's an excellent resource and how to book about creating and designing your own scenario in "Age of Empires II." Each of the options that you can customize is discussed. Even the simple stuff, is written about in detail.
02/12/02 - Review: "Age of Empires II Gold Edition"
"Age of Empires II" is a game of strategic moves, combat, and building up your military. This game comes with lots of playing options, and a great editor to make your own scenarios. The expansion pack is included in this edition.
02/05/02 - Top Picks: Gampads
Gamepads are great for racing and sports game, especially hockey games. Gamepads come in a variety of styles and designs.
02/05/02 - Top Picks: Sims by Sid Meier
Sid Meier is a well-known game designer. He has created some very addictive and trend setting games. If you've played one of them, you may want to think about trying another one.
02/05/02 - Review: "Sid Meier's SimGolf"
"SimGolf" is a golf resort management sim that will keep you amused and addicted. In this game, you'll build, design, and play on your golf courses.
02/03/02 - Review: "Civilization III"
"Civilization III" is a game all about building a civilization and leading it to greatness. It's your goal to rule and lead your civilization to greatness. You conquer enemies, trade with civilizations, make peace treaties, and explore the world.
01/22/02 - Review: "Baseball Mogul 2002"
"Baseball Mogul 2002" puts in you the General Manager's seat, so decisions will finally be made the way you want. You are responsible for the lineup, trading, finances, and more.
01/19/02 - Top Picks: Sports Sims
When you can't be playing your favorite sport, why not play it on the computer? This is exactly what sports sims gives you the opportunity to do.
01/19/02 - Computer Simulation Games 101
This guide will help you learn more about simulation games, whether you are a newbie or thinking about trying one. Info about downloading, installing games, genres, and hardware is just some of the topics discussed.
01/11/02 - Preview: "The Sims Vacation Expansion Pack"
A new expansion pack, "The Sims Vacation," will give your Sims a new world to explore. Give your Sims a break, take them on vacation!