Adventures on the wheels of steal: Driver

If you liked the idea of Grand Theft Auto but were made physically ill by it's top-down ZD perspective, then Driver could well be the game you have been waiting for. Similarly, if you find most racing games dull and lacking in structure, then this could be the answer to your prayers. Driver is a car chase game set on the streets of four real American cities. Like GTA, you are at large in a massive, free-roaming environment and, again like GTA, you play a legally-challenged individual - in this case a high-speed getaway driver called Tanner. Driver differs from its notorious ancestor on two counts. Firstly, the game is played in gorgeous 30 and,

secondly, there is no bloodletting.

The bods at Reflections, responsible for creating the two Destruction Derby titles, have put a lot of effort into the look of Driver. New York, San Francisco, Miami and LA have been recreated from thousands of photographs and hours of digital video, allowing for a saloon-load of atmosphere and realism. What’s more, a replay mode allows you to direct your own car chase films by placing and editing replay characters. You'll never need to rent Bullitt again. (Peter Ross)

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The weird we of the Web. This issue: Easter special.

Happy Easter

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All you want to know about the holrday season named after Eostre, the Anglo-

.Saxon goddess of the damn, rs decked out here In pastel shades Lrttle bunnies

frolrc across the screen \.'.'hrle terr'rble punnrng Jokes make you want to tear your hare out A cute ancr' colourful srte for the krds, wrth srrnrlar pages on everythrng from St Patrrc k's Day to Hanukkah

The Happy Bunny Sanctuary

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Deciacatecl to the ‘t'elrc rtous langornorph’ as rmmortalrsed by Disney rn the shape of Thurnper' from Barnbr, thrs rs xx'here you'll frnd plenty of prcs of fluffy pets posrng for the camera The author of the srte also reckons you'll be Interested In hrs musical cornposrtrons

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The Good Friday Agreement

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Easter Island

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