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Sunday, May 28, 2000

Memory $ on the rise

Once again, Micron is planning to jack up their memory prices again. Whee. I bet all those companies that got out of the memory business are kicking themselves right now.

New Q3A Jailbreak

The Jailbreak page has been updated with a new beta 2 of the Quake 3 version of Jailbreak. JB is a teamplay mod where team members are taken to jail when killed, and when a whole team is captured in jail, they can be wiped out for a bonus.

A.T. Hun comments: Actually, this is the second part of the beta 2 to be released. The first part was released last week (story). Part 2 contains five maps, three of which are brand new.

Gamespy interviews Looking Glass

Gamespy has posted an interview with Tim "EvilSpirit" Stellmach, a former game designer from Looking Glass. The article has an explaination for the sudden closing of Looking Glass, makers of the popular Thief games.

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Saturday, May 27, 2000

Requiem Beta 3 Released!

The third beta of The Master's and my favorite mod (at least until Wraith gets done with Bloodbath), Requiem, has been released. You can download it from their website (duh). Included are some major code tweaks, including a revamped flamethrower (oh yeah . . .) and smarter bot play. Thanks Stomped.

OpFor CTF Interview

Planet Half-Life has posted an interview with Gearbox' Randy Pitchford regarding their Capture The Flag add-on for Half-Life: Opposing Force. Here's a snip:
PHL: We've heard that OpFor CTF will be including a few HUD enhancements, could you tell us a bit about some of them?

Randy: There is a lot of new data on the HUD that helps players easily see the state of the game. There's traditional CTF HUD elements like score, but we've included some new features like targeting info (which can also show you what power-ups your target is carrying). There is tons of information in the scoreboard now too, including a display of which players own what power-ups and who's carrying the flags. The new HUD feedback provides information to players in a way that isn't overbearing, but easily available. It tends to make the game more fun when you can easily know what's going on all over the map.
Thanks, LadyICE, for the email.

Voodoo5 Problem Found

Voodoo Extreme got word that 3dfx has found the source of the problems on some systems with their new Voodoo5 AGP video cards. Here's the word:
We have identified the problem. Yes, there IS a problem. We have isolated it and have a test in place to catch all the boards with the problem. As expected, this problem only affects a small percentage of the boards so we expect to be able to resolve this very quickly.
The Shugashack is reporting that retailers are being told to expect a two week delay.

The Story of Daikatana

There's an article online entitled "Knee-Deep in a Dream: The Story of Daikatana". This is the story of John Romero, and the making of Daikatana. Interesting read so far-but it IS huge.

The Master comments: Okay, it's 1:30am, and I finally finished this thing. Good read. Pack a lunch.

A.T. Hun comments: Man, that's an awesome article. It's time well spent. It should be required reading for anyone considering "going pro" in the gaming industry.

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