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Greg Norman Ultimate Challenge Golf March 12, 2009

Simulations

Greg Norman Ultimate Challenge Golf

The golf sim market is starting to get crowded, with more competitors on the way soon. If you still want to play a good, earth-bound game of golf, however, it’s hard to top Greg Norman Ultimate Challenge Golf (Grolier Interactive Inc (more…)

 

Ultimate 3D Skeleton, The February 2, 2009

Science & Nature

The Ultimate 3D Skeleton

The Ultimate 3D Skeleton, from DK Multimedia, will show you any bone in the human body from almost any angle. Rotate the bones in a 3D environment, flip them around, turn them upside down, or zoom in and out (more…)

 

Mayo Clinic Family Health Book: The Ultimate Guide to Health January 22, 2009

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Health & Anatomy

Mayo Clinic Family Health Book: The Ultimate Guide to Health

Obviously the name Mayo Clinic, attached to any health title, adds a measure of prestige and the expectation of a definitive work (more…)

 

Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect, The January 3, 2009

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Art

The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect

Walking tours play a part in The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect, but they work a lot better here than in Exploring Ancient Architecture: Walk Through Ancient Wonders (more…)

 

Ultimate James Bond, The January 2, 2009

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Popular Culture

The Ultimate James Bond

MGM Interactive has created The Ultimate James Bond, a two-disc set that they call “an interactive dossier.” A James Bond CD-ROM was inevitable, but who would have guessed that it would be a reference work? The Ultimate James Bond’s main menu offers fancy names (along the lines of “interactive dossier,” which really means “CD-ROM encyclopedia”) for subjects that include babes, gadgets, allies, cars, actors, movies, decades, and behind-the-scenes talent (more…)

 

Beyond the Limit: Ultimate Climb December 26, 2008

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Sports

Beyond the Limit: Ultimate Climb

You’ll spend a lot of time clambering around in clickable rooms, learning about great adventurers, before you actually get to Beyond the Limit: Ultimate Climb (Microsoft Corp (more…)

 

Issac Asimov’s The Ultimate Robot Experience December 24, 2008

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Literature

Issac Asimov’s The Ultimate Robot Experience

Issac Asimov makes an appearance in three videos on Issac Asimov’s The Ultimate Robot Experience (Byron Preiss Mutimedia/ Microsoft), but his real contribution is to the text with 28 stories and 16 essays (more…)