Da 'Hood Neverhood's Skullmonkeys, developed for the PlayStation, features cute but violent clay-molded characters and more than 40,000 frames of stop-motion animation. Other gamers hope that Doug TenNapel ports the retro-styled title to the PC. Release: January. DreamWorks Interactive: +1 (310) 234 7000.
Brain on Crumb In the book Trips: How Hallucinogens Work in Your Brain, Cheryl Pellerin delves into the the neuroscience of psychedelia. Even better, she does so with the aid of scientific illustrations by Zap Comix cartoonist R. Crumb, which should add color to the notorious bad trip. Release: January. Seven Stories Press: +1 (212) 995 0908.
Nail-Gun Redux Quake rocked because it hinged on a fast engine and evil design. Quake II follows in that vein - even if id misses the direction of pentagram-art aficionado John Romero. Featuring larger mission levels, new enemies, and 32-player deathmatches, the new title is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Release: Late fall. id: +1 (972) 234 0423.
Binary Yeas and Nays The authors of the new book Cyberdemocracy take a glimpse at the future of representative government by examining the history of communications technology, contemporary case studies for an emergent electronic democracy, and the coming age of universal access. Release: December. Routledge: +1 (606) 525 2230.
This article originally appeared in the December issue of Wired magazine.
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