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Kiss Psycho Circus
Kiss Psycho Circus

5.0 out of 5 stars Thankfully Different, 1 Aug. 2000
This review is from: Kiss Psycho Circus (Video Game)
Apart from being very slick graphically the gameplay is fortunately different from other standard 3D blasting fair. The inclusion of the spawners and a good level design mean there are very few moments of bordem or frustration. If you like Kiss, the music is very good and even if you don't it really builds the atmosphere. This combined with the excellent effects and different appearence of each realm makes the game very enjoyable. The fact that you are building up parts of the costumes of Kiss really makes little difference because the whole Ancient Avatars theme gells very well with the 3D genre. Apparently this is based on the Todd McFarlane comic books which were based on the band but seeing as I've never read them I can't comment on this. However I do recommend the game very strongly it's well worth it....

OpenGL Superbible: The Complete Guide to OpenGL Programming for Windows NT and Windows 95
OpenGL Superbible: The Complete Guide to OpenGL Programming for Windows NT and Windows 95
by Richard S Wright
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent book if you want to learn OpenGL., 18 April 2000
I'm a university student and that means I have to buy books. During my course I had to write a dissertation, foolishly I choose to write one on a topic relating to computer graphics. Anyone who knows anything about modern realtime graphics knows that OpenGL is the dogs dangly bits when it comes down to it. This book has let me (almost) painlessly learn the basics and the advanced aspects of OpenGL. It makes a good supplement to the excellent tutorial site hosted be NeHe ... and expands on a lot of the topics covered there.
Well worth checking out if you want to do some OpenGL programming. It's also worth noting that this, second, edition is actually cheaper than the first release.

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