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Saturday, December 23, 2000

New Ask Hook

VoodooExtreme put up a new edition of Ask (Brian) Hook. In this installment, he clarifies some comments he made about id and Epic in talking about 3dfx, and talks about the effects of mods and MMORPGs on gaming in general. As always, an interesting read.

New Mozilla Roadmap

Mozilla.Org posted an updated roadmap, detailing their release schedule through 2001 including tentative release dates for Mozilla .7 through 1.2.1. If everything goes well, Mozilla 1.0 will see the light of day in Q2 of 2001. Here's to it! Thanks Slashdot.

Creative on NVIDIA and 3dfx

Digit Life posted a brief interview with someone at Creative Labs for their thoughts on 3dfx's demise and NVIDIA buying their technology. Thanks Blue's News.

NFL Week #17 Picks

Here we go for the last week of the regular season in the National Football League! Giants, Broncos, Bills, Chiefs, Redskins, Lions, Ravens, Dolphins, Rams, Packers, Eagles, Steelers, Colts, Raiders, Titans.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks: Giants, Broncos, Bills, Redskins, Falcons, Lions, Packers, Dolphins, Saints, Eagles, Ravens, Steelers, Vikings, Raiders, Titans

IE 5.5 Security Update

The Windows Update site has service pack 1 available for download for Internet Explorer 5.5. It mainly is security bugfixes. Thanks Blue.

UT Bonus Pack Mirrors

The non-umod version of the new Unreal Tournament bonus pack (story) is available at FilePlanet, Unreal Center, and Unreal Universe. The umod version is also available at FilePlanet. Thanks PlanetUnreal for the mirror links.

Friday, December 22, 2000

New UT Bonus Pack

Epic has released a new bonus pack for Unreal Tournament which includes two new player characters with skins, 10 new maps that work on all of the UT gametypes except Assault, and two updated maps. You can get it either as a self-installing umod (this link should be correct now, but keeps timing out when I try) or a non-umod version. Both are 14M downloads. Thanks Blue.

Unreal is getting hammered pretty hard right now. I'm trying to find mirrors. UPDATE! It seems that they didn't bother to send it to mirror sites before they announced it. Mirrors might not be up for a while. The screenshots of the new models look pretty sweet, however.

Linux Q3A 1.27 Beta Patch

id's Robert Duffy and Todd Hollenshead updated their .plans with the news that a beta version of the Quake III Arena 1.27 patch is available for Linux. You can download both the point release and the dedicated server from There is also a general Quake III: Team Arena FAQ available there.

XFree86 4.0.2 Review

The Duke of URL has posted a review of the recently-released XFree86 4.0.2 X windowing system for Linux, *BSD, and others. It's clear that the 3dfx drivers still need some work, but the addition of proper DGA mouse support makes 4.0.2 an almost mandatory upgrade for gamers. Thanks Slashdot.

VE Q3:TA Review

VoodooExtreme posted a review of Quake III: Team Arena. They seemed to like it a lot, giving it an overall score of 91%. I've read a number of fairly negative reviews too, although those mainly focus on the price tag (or, more accurately, the fact that there is a price tag). Hopefully Santa will be kind enough to drop this bad-boy under my tree this weekend.

Pondering the Imponderable

Everyone must have taken off early for Christmas. The past several days have been very slow for news. At long last I believe I have narrowed down the problem with my wireless to the connection at the antenna. That should be simple enough to remedy.

A merry Christmas and happy New Year to all our loyal readers (both of you)!

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