EA Games' human fish tank The Sims; one of the best selling PC titles of
all time makes a big return to the Xbox with Sim's Bustin' Out.
Players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way,
players can unlock and collect over a hundred new objects like a Laser Light
Show, DJ Booth, Climbing Wall, and High Dive.
Vice City gets Censored 'WHAT THEY HELL ARE THEY
Rockstar is believed to have bowed to political pressure
in the United States and agreed to remove any reference to Haitian gangs
from future copies of Vice City. There was concern that instructing players
to kill Hiatian crime lords in the game would lead to real-life hatred or
violence toward America's Haitians. The news has sparked a frenzy on eBay
with fans of the game eager to snap up existing copies of the 'uncut' game
for PC, Xbox and PS2 before the new game is released. The precise changes
are unknown at this time, but they're expected to be substantial.
GT4 delays give XBox the lead
When it comes to driving games, Microsoft's Xbox entered
the Christmas sales rush with Project Gotham Racing 2 under the hood, giving
it the racing line for the first corner of 2004,GT4 will be a great game
when it gets here, but it could arrive too late to be the driving game of
2004. Meanwhile, the XBox will soon get another power boost with the arrival
of another XBox exclusive in the shape of Codemaster's Race Driver 2. PGR2
concentrates on production cars (from the Mini to the Ferrari Enzo and
Porsche Carrera GT), racing on street tracks. Race Driver 2 will be much
more track orientated, and will feature the muscle of Ford GT cars and
supercars like the Aston Martin DB9. Race Driver 2 also has a host other
vehicles that will blow our minds such as the new GT40 and big truck racers.
So (for now) Xbox can set off on its lap of honor, with the real racing
action being between Race Driver 2 and Project Gotham Racing 2. Serious fans
of driving games will simply buy both and enjoy.
Project Gotham Racing 3? This looks instresting
With PGR2 hailed by many as the best XBox game, and the
best ever racing sim on any console, it looks as if Creative are already
working on the next incarnation of their awesome driving game. Suggestions
are that the graphics power of the rumoured XBox 2 Console will be ideal for
the rendering of cars and environments in even greater detail. Creative are
sure to be at the front of the queue to release the most realistic racer
ever at the end of 2004 or early in 2005. And you thought that Project
Gotham Racing 2 was realistic!