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Tuesday, May 30, 2000

POR: Ruins Preview

There's a quick peek of Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor over on ign/pc.

I was a HUGE fan of the original Pools of Radiance AD&D game on the old Apple ][. Heck, that was the MAIN game I played on my Apple for about a year. After I got over my Might & Magic 3 addiction that is :-)

J.t.Qbe comments: I spent way too many hours on Pool of Radiance and Curse of the Azure Bonds. Even more on my Might and Magic III addiction. All three are great games. Now if I could just finish M&M VI. . .

MDK2 Demo

Because I had heard so much about it, I decided to try the MDK2 demo myself. I like the comic book style and the graphics are quite nice. I like the fact that there's humor injected just about everywhere (you end up playing part of the game as a six-legged dog, after all). But all in all it's still a console shooter. As long as you aren't expecting anything incredibly deep, it's quite a bit of fun. You can download the demo from FilePlanet (82.4M). Incidentally, MDK stands for "With two, you get eggroll".

Guided Tour of Nethack

Gamespy has published an entertaining Guided Tour of Nethack. Take a look at a game which is better than Diablo II (and took longer to develop), if you haven't already.

Hmmm, interesting news day: history, hockey and hack!

The Master comments: You missed one: handhelds, history, hockey, and hack. Now we've got to try to keep this up :-)

Epic Tech Overview

There's an Overview of upcoming technology from Epic over on Thresh's Firingsquad. Interesting read.

Rocket Richard, Dead at 78

Unless you are a big hockey fan, this news probably went unnoticed. If you are a big hockey fan, this is huge news. Maurice "Rocket" Richard passed away yesterday after a prolonged battle with stomach cancer. He was 78. The Rocket was the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season. He led the Montreal Canadians to eight Stanley Cup championships in his 18 year career. The battles between Richard's Habs and Gordie Howe's (my hero) Red Wings are legendary. They don't make them like The Rocket anymore.

History today

Stupid Website Tricks

Since I've got a Handspring Visor PDA now, The Master and I are working on an AvantGo-compatible version of The Haus. AvantGo allows web content to be viewed on PalmOS or WinCE PDAs, or on web-enabled cell phones. If you have a PDA, you really should check AvantGo out.

The Master got a version of the news script running that looks pretty nice on my Visor. I'm going to work on figuring out what needs to be changed to make the other content available. I'm such a geek . . .

Monday, May 29, 2000

Rendition Interview

There's an interview with Jay Eisenlohr, Director of Business Development for the Integrated Products Group at Micron, over on Chick's Hardware. Basically, it states that Rendition, now known as the IPG group of Micron, is out of the graphics chipset business. No surprise to anyone out there.

Both A.T. and I owned Rendition chipset boards in the past, and while they were very functional and cheap for their time, Rendition would have had a hard time catching up with 3dfx, or now Nvidia in performance and features.

A.T. Hun comments: The article also proves that just because you are a "chick" it doesn't mean that you have a better grasp of the English language than anybody else. This passage at the end is very peculiar:
Rendition may not be in the 3d graphics market, but they are still making technology that will blow you away.
Namely what? Ever since Micron bought them, they have succeeded in bringing absolutely nothing to market.

U.S. Memorial Day

Today is the day in the United States that we remember our servicemen and women who gave their lives in defense of their country. Without their heroism, we would not have all the freedoms we enjoy today. I am very thankful that my generation has never had to face a draft or the cataclysmic world wars that our grandparents did. It's high time that we recognize the sacrifices they made for us to have a better life.

The Master comments: I myself am very thankful we have this day for rememberance of those who died so that we could be free. To those who have fought, and those who have died, Thank You.

New wHeretic release

Over on the wHeretic page, there's a new release of the wHeretic Windows version of Heretic based on the released source code from Raven.

Heretic is still one of my favorite FPSes, it has so much more character over the other FPSes on the market before and after it.

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