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What is Kingpin?
Kingpin is one of the most hotly awaited first person shooters out there - it's gotten a lot of hype from many gaming news websites and the demo release from this past weekend has been hugely anticipated. In fact, the demo finally came out less than a day ago. So what's the problem? Well, put succinctly, it's one hundred megs! This is a daunting prospect for the thousands of eager gamers out there on 28.8 or even 56K modems. Let's see a 56K modem downloading at 4K per second (which you're not going to get on the flooded download sites), trying to get 100 MB....that's like 7 hours! Of course this doesn't take into account the clogged servers, and getting thrown offline. Is the Kingpin demo worth downloading or should you just wait for your magazine to arrive with it on the demo CD? Thresh and I delve into the question.
Keep your weapon away - this guy may be friendly
So what is Kingpin about? You start off as a gutter trash street punk (sorta like Kenn), half beaten up, and without a dime to your name. The task at hand is to find out the latest dirt on the street, get mixed up in it, and build up a gang of your own to terrorize the streets. You'll run into amiable street trash, hostile punks, and indifferent denizens of the hood as you try to grow your reputation and your criminal reach. The tools of the trade include lead pipes, pistols, and shotguns. To get the snazzy hardware, you'll either have to find it, or buy them from the Pawn - O - matic, your friendly neighborhood gun shop. There you'll also be able to buy mods for the guns like silencers. There's also a surprise weapon hidden in the demo - but we'll leave that one for you to find out about.