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'Rings' now wields power over all gamers

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," one of the best movie-to-games titles ever when it was released late last year on PlayStation2, enhances its reputation as it expands to GameCube and Xbox versions. "Two Towers" was a PS2 exclusive until the final day of 2002, when Electronic Arts released GameCube and Xbox versions ($49.99) to legions of Tolkien-lovin' vidiots. The three titles are identical triplets, each one blessed with the same outrageous game play and stunning visuals as the others. This cross-platform success reaffirms that Peter Jackson's lavish "Lord of the Rings" epics are that rare movie treat -- films that leap from their supposedly...