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Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Carmack on Video Cards

id's John Carmack updated his .plan with his thoughts, high points, and caveats for the latest video cards from NVIDIA, ATi, and 3dfx. Marriage must be doing wonders for him because for the first time that I can remember, he uses sarcasm in his .plan. He is talking about 3dfx' Voodoo4/5 when he says:
Rasterization feature wise, voodoo4 is just catching up to the original TNT. We finally have 32 bit color and stencil. Yeah.
Now all I need is a cheap GeForce . . .

SiN in the Bargain Bin

Women Gamers has a column called The Bargain Bin which reviews games that, rightly or wrongly, are now living in the cheap seats at your local software purveyor. This time they take a look at SiN. I've always heard that behind all the bugs there was a great game waiting to get out. I never could get the demo to run on my old system. This review has me thinking about trying it again. Thanks Stomped.

J.t.Qbe comments: . . .must. . .stay away. . .from CompUSA. . .

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Tuesday, May 16, 2000

LucasArts MPEGs

Daily Radar has posted MPEG movies of gameplay from the seven new games that LucasArts showed at E3. I'm downloading the Obi-Wan ones now, but it's going to take a while. Thanks Jedi

Romero Interview

Games Domain UK posted an interview with ION Storm's John Romero, the designer behind Daikatana. They discuss tidal wave of bad publicity that the Daikatana demo got and why the game wasn't being shown at E3. Thanks Blue.

Outlook Gets Secure

There's a new page up in the Microsoft Office Update area for an Outlook Security Update that will correct some of the major issues with attachment security in Outlook. Boy, I thought Microsoft didn't think this was a big deal. Took them a week to get over themselves. I guess antitrust must be changing their viewpoint.

Heh, sure it does :-)

Daikatana Rumor Du Jour

I haven't posted any sweet Daikatana gossip in oh, what, days now. This one's particularly juicy. The rumors are floating about that no gaming magazine or website are getting review copies of Daikatana. Not PC Gamer, not anybody. Here's Evil Avatar's take on the whole situation:
I have a buddy who works for a print magazine who shared with me the same rumor, that Eidos was holding back sending out Gold CD's to any of the online & print magazines in hopes that the full version of the game will be on store shelves before anyone has a chance to give it a poor review. Since this is now the 2nd time I've seen the same rumor, I thought it was worth sharing. You draw your own conclusions . . . isn't it a little odd that not even has a copy of the full version of Daikatana?
You can read the rest of this at Evil Avatar's site This wouldn't surprise me in the least, given how everyone (including yours truly) ripped the demo. It's pretty sad if it's true. I would hope that everyone who is thinking about buying this game would download the demo before they drop their cold, hard cash on it.

I know that J is laughing about this because I talked about buying Daikatana on general principle if I could get it for $29. That was before the demo came out. That's how convinced I was that it would be at least a good game. Caveat emptor.

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