HMV's Level One games department in Oxford Street, London, will be giving away a Sega Mega Drive and lots of other prizes on Primal Rage Day, the launch of Time-Warner's new dinosaur beat-'em-up. Play the game against other hopefuls between 1pm and 3pm on 26 August, and the highest scorer will win the console.
Billed as an interactive computer playground for children of all ages, Megafun with Computers is at Bristol's Exploratory Hands-on Science Centre until 1 November. The show has 22 exhibits including New Faces, where children can digitise their faces and add funny features to them. The show is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm and costs pounds 4.75 for adults, pounds 3 for children aged 5-17 and pounds 14 for a family of two adults and two children.
The Sexton's Tales is a new series for Radio 2, starring George Cole as the last grave-digger of Highgate Cemetery. It starts on 15 August. Even spookier, it has its own Web site at http://www.worldserver.pipex.com/nc/Emlyn/.
Welcome to the Web
A nautical pair on the Internet. The raised Tudor warship Mary Rose now has its own Web site, at http://www.synergy.net/channels/maryrose/homeport.html, and the Sea Cadets have one at http://eleceng.ukc.ac.uk/pm1/seacadet.html.
Peter Vincent (100614.1756@ compuserve.com) writes: "Your two recent items on Internet mailing lists were fascinating. I accessed the ftp site you quoted (ftp.mailbase.ac.uk) which proved uncooperative. It did quote the Web URL of http://www.mailbase. ac.uk which was much better although painfully slow as usual. I recommend a visit."
Talking to the telly
The UK satellite and cable TV station Bravo has been talking to its viewers live through the Internet. Using Internet Relay Chat, where text messages can be exchanged in real time, and a video conferencing system, CU-SeeMe, Bravo viewers were able to fire questions at Dave Rogers, an expert on ITC programmes. Bravo's Web site is: http://www.uaep.co.uk/ bravo.html
The National Trust has placed information for its disabled visitors on the Disabilities Access World Wide Web site. The guide contains information on car parking, access, availability of wheelchairs and toilets and the best times to visit the Trust's properties. It also highlights areas of particular interest for the disabled. http://www.pavilion.co.uk/ daccess
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