In Brief: Dec. 18, 2000

ALICE GETS EVEN Lewis Carroll may have skewed his Wonderland writings for preteens, but the most recent trip through the looking glass is pitched for more mature audiences. American McGee's Alice for the PC (EA Games; $50) uses the popular Quake game engine to pay tribute to the classic with spellbinding visuals, witty mind games and gore enough for even the Red Queen.

'N SYNC-RONIZED For kids who divide their waking moments among Britney, Christina and 'N Sync, Trendmasters' three C-Watches ($20) could be timely stocking stuffers. Push a button, and video snippets appear, with the fave pop star pulling slick...

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