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Sunday, October 1, 2000


Welp, we're having a tech in from Time-Warner tomorrow, hopefully to get RoadRunner installed. I'll be putting both PCs online if it works out, so I'll probably be offline most of the afternoon. Here's to hoping for massive bandwidth :-)

Pondering the Imponderable

What a lovely weekend. The "biggest" news items are two companies acting like jerks and the results of the FRAG 4 competition. Whee! Someone wake me when it's Monday.

GameFan Network Belly Up

A website called Game Surge was sent this love letter from their network, GameFan, on Friday:
Dear GameFan Network Associate:

We regret to inform you that will no longer be offering the courtesy of hosting services to its GameFan Network Associates. We have found that this service can no longer be supported under our business model, and we will do whatever we can within reason to facilitate any transitional requirements.

The timing for this is as soon as possible, and is to occur no later than Monday, October 2, 2000. To be clear, any GameFan Network Associate site that has not been moved off Genuity s servers by 11:59 PM October 2nd will effectively be shut down, so it is critical that you take independent action to retrieve and independently procure hosting provider for your site(s).
If you read Something Awful, you know that Lowtax hasn't been paid by Gamefan for months and is taking legal action. To top it all off, the jerks gave their hosted sites a total of three days to get off the server or lose everything. I'd like to see the contracts those guys signed for hosting . . . This probably also explains why I haven't been able to get to Voodoo Extreme for the past couple of days. Thanks to Evil Avatar for the heads-up.

Rambus lawyers strike again!

Continuing to prove that Rambus can only make money by using it's patent portfolio, AMD, Transmeta Next for Rambus Royalties, indicating Rambus's next targets for money-making. <Rant>Does anyone else think Rambus has fallen a little low in their quest to make money? Granted, their premier technology blows, and Intel appears to be stepping away, but jeez. If you can't make money by competing, sell your butts out and get the heck out of the industry . . .</Rant>

Saturday, September 30, 2000

Michael Abrash Interview

The Daily Radar has posted an interview (yes, D.R. has something worth linking to) with Michael Abrash, formerly of id, currently working on Microsoft's XBox gaming console. The interview really digs into the "guts" of the XBox and can get a bit techy in places. All in all, it's very much worth a click. Thanks Slashdot.

Yahn Bernier Interview

Fortress Center has an posted interview with Valve's Yahn Bernier regarding their forthcoming title Team Fortress 2. Topics include the new engine, gameplay tweaks, and overall game balance. Thanks Shugashack.

Elite Force Tools

Raven has released the tools for their Quake III-powered shooter, Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. Included is a modified version of QERadiant and several other editors. Thanks Blue.

NFL Week 5 Picks

It just what you've been waiting for (if you're insane), it's this weeks NFL picks! Let's see if I can actually improve my 36-22 record. FWIW, Eeyore is 22-21 (she didn't make picks for the first week--in that same time span I haven't been a lot better: only 25-18). Panthers, Rams, Colts, Lions, Titans, Ravens, Jaguars, Dolphins, Broncos, 49ers, Packers, Bucs, Falcons, Chiefs.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks: Giants, Colts, Ravens, Lions, Chargers, Cowboys, Jaguars, Dolphins, Broncos, Packers, Cardinals, Redskins, Eagles, Chiefs.

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