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Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Daikatana Sales Figures

According to this post on Evil Avatar, PC Data is reporting that Daikatana has sold only 20,233 copies as of the end of July. By contrast, Shogo (a game which Monolith will never remake because it didn't sell well enough) sold about 100,000 copies worldwide. Eidos is taking a bath on this one.

Update! Our intrepid news reporter J noticed his local Staples is selling Daikatana on *clearance* for $14.90 (from $39.99), AND, it's still on the 'new release' rack! Wheeeeee :-)

BattleTech: 3025 interview

There's an excellent interview with Doug Vernon, product specialist at Kesmai working on Battletech: 3025, over on MGON.
The BattleTech design team has more than 20 years of combined experience in the BattleTech universe and we are quite the purists where source is concerned. We follow the FASA universe as closely as possible making deviations only where necessary to keep the game balanced. We think that the game has appeal for more than just BattleTech fans. The game is a different genre from the traditional action 'Mech games. MultiPlayer BattleTech: 3025 is an action, tactical, strategic, role playing game with enough of each of those components to make it appealing to a VERY broad audience.
Hope to see more on this one soon. Looks to be interesting.

Monolith 'mech game NOT Shogo 2

To the disappointmnent of Shogo fans (A.T. and Wraith, plus others who haven't given up hope), Jason Hall announced in his .plan, that there will be more information on their unannounced 'mech game soon, and that it is NOT Shogo 2.

A.T. Hun comments: It's not a big surprise that the new game is not Shogo 2. I've a feeling Hall and co. would just as soon forget that Shogo ever existed.


Okay, I had some DNS changes made for The Haus yesterday, and I think they may have borked up a few things. Hopefully things will stabilize over the next couple hours.

A.T. Hun comments: The DNS stuff seems to be working fine now. At least I can get to via my parents' ISP now.

Slow news week-which I should probably be thankful for since I need to keep on top of news AND history over the next week. Thankfully it's been a huge week in history, so that has been interesting :-)

Monday, August 21, 2000

Pondering the Imponderable

Hey kids! It's your old pal A.T. checking in from the beautiful state of Michigan! I'm waxing a bit nostalgic right now as I am using my parents computer which used to be my computer. Seems like old times.

It seems like I gave The Master the perfect first day of solo news since there was NONE yesterday. We all get lucky occasionally. Now if I can just get my parents' ISP's DNS server to recognize that exists just as well as exists, we'll be all set. Must be an NT box.

The Master comments: Heh-actually, it might be partially due to my having Crawl makes some DNS changes for us-our email was completely hosed up, so we're gonna take a shot at this and see how she flies. I hope like an Eagle, not like a weasel.

Deus Ex hardware tweak guide

PlanetHardware threw up a new hardware tweak guide for Deus Ex. For those who have some trouble with this game, it's worth a peek.

Quake Info Pool

Blue had a link up today about the Quake Info Pool, a site dedicated to the original Quake 1 game. They have an excellent bug list online, and binaries are also posted removing most of those bugs. Excellent site for those who are still Q1 junkies (like my wife, for instance :-)


Well, I'm your host at the sheeew for the next week, so bear with me if the news doesn't show up in a timely manner. Unfortunately, my job doesn't allow me much time in the morning anymore to get news updates online, but I'll do my best while the mighty A.T. gets some well-earned vacation time with the fam.

I've been playing a TON of Deus Ex this last 3 weeks or so (as A.T. and my wife would LOVE pointing out) and it's been a blast. You know a game is getting under your skin when you'll blow a half-hour repeatedly trying to save a hostage who keeps getting blown away on you. This one is highly recommended if you have the hardware to run it. Go, get it now :-)

Today's User Friendly was a riot. I've never seen such a perfect description of how chat rooms and IRC have gone downhill nowadays. Good one Iliad.

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