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VOTE America April 16, 2009

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VOTE America

Feeling a little confused as elections roll around? Having trouble choosing between the hick philanderer, the self-serving billionaire du jour, and the reactionary relic? VOTE America (Virtual Entertainment) has everything you’ll need to clear your head and get your feet on the ground again – if you can stay awake long enough to digest it (more…)


Exciting Experiences of Love March 25, 2009

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Exciting Experiences of Love

Exciting Experiences of Love (Relationship Software) is based on a board game; play it alone with your lover, instructs the manual, after putting the kids to bed and preparing a “comfortable environment” around the computer (more…)


PYST March 11, 2009

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PYST (Parroty Interactive – get it?), a parody of Myst, suggests that the Island of Myst, having been overrun by four million nerds with PCs during the past few years, has become a wasteland somewhat akin to Max Yasgur’s farm after Woodstock (more…)


Slopestyle March 10, 2009

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Slopestyle, from L3 Interactive, is even worse. The subject here is snowboarding. The interface is “An Interactive Learning Cube”, basically a virtual Rubik’s Cube with each block corresponding to a different subject (more…)


Unknown Marx Brothers, The February 18, 2009

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The Unknown Marx Brothers

What would it take to screw up a Marx Brothers CD-ROM? Even if you didn’t have a great take on the Brothers, you could string together some funny video and some insightful text, toss in a trivia game and a search function, find another wrinkle or two, and create something entertaining (more…)


Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity

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Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity

Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity (Viacom New Media) is a thing of great and terrible beauty (more…)


Drivin’ Route 66: America’s Main Street January 30, 2009

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Drivin’ Route 66: America’s Main Street

FromCreative Multimedia comes the decidedly uncreative Drivin’ Route 66: America’s Main Street. Use a map of the country to access certain points of interest on the road, then look at a still picture while you read text and listen to the text being read aloud (more…)